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Recently Booked Heavy Tackle Fishing Charters Near Cancún, Mexico
Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga
Cancun Offshore - 38’ Chriscraft
Cancun Offshore - 46’ Ocean Yacht
Cancun Offshore - 40’ Bertram
Top Types of Heavy Tackle Fishing Trips in Cancún
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Heavy Tackle Fishing Charters Near Cancún, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 30' Imemsa center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Mahi Mahi, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and brilliant colors. Mahi, or "dolphin" are common all over the Gulf of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an pelagic predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More
Cancun Nearshore Run - 30' Imemsa
A deep sea fishing charter with Captain Arturo in Isla Mujeres, Mexico is an unforgettable experience for any angler or fishing enthusiast. Captain Arturo is a knowledgeable and experienced guide who knows the best spots for fishing in the area! Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed aboard his 35' Bertram sportfisher, a luxury vessel that's equipped with all the necessary gear and technology to ensure a successful trip. As you set out to sea, you'll be amazed by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean and the stunning scenery around Isla Mujeres. Captain Arturo will guide the boat to the prime fishing spots, where you'll troll bait and lures to attract fish such as Barracuda, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and more. These pelagic species are extremely fast and are a blast to fight! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Arturo will make sure you have a great time and come back with a great catch. As the trip comes to an end, Captain Hector will clean and fillet your catch so that you can take it home and enjoy a delicious seafood meal. You'll also have the opportunity to take some memorable photos with your catch and the beautiful Isla Mujeres scenery before heading back to shore. Overall, a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Hector in Isla Mujeres is a thrilling adventure that combines the excitement of fishing with the beauty of the Caribbean. You're sure to have an unforgettable experience and return home with great memories and fresh fish to enjoy. The trip DON'T INCLUDE THE $10 USD PER PASSENGER FOR DOCK FEES. Read More
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Everything to Know About Booking a Cancún heavy tackle fishing charter
What are the best heavy tackle fishing charters in Cancún?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 heavy tackle fishing trips in Cancún, and the most popular trips in the area are Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga guided by Travis, 25' Panga - Nearshore or Offshore guided by Alberto, and Cancun Offshore - 38’ Chriscraft guided by Travis.
Our guides in Cancún are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9577 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly heavy tackle fishing guides in Cancún? Check out our beginner and family friendly heavy tackle fishing guides in Cancún.
What types of heavy tackle fishing charters are common in Cancún?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for heavy tackle fishing in Cancún as well as nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for heavy tackle fishing in Cancún are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. sailfish, 3. kingfish, and 4. wahoo.
How much do Cancún heavy tackle fishing charters cost?
for heavy tackle fishing in Cancún prices can range anywhere from an affordable $330 to $1,650, but the average price for a half day trip for heavy tackle fishing in Cancún is $731. The average price for a full day trip for heavy tackle fishing in Cancún is $981.
What month is best for on a heavy tackle fishing charter in Cancún?
The most popular season to go on a heavy tackle fishing charter in Cancún is spring, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Do I need a Cancún fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cancún?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cancún, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cancún. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cancún.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Easily one of the best days ever! Always wanted to catch a mahi mahi and captain Alberto made it happen. Great day on the water. Him and his deckhand Elesio were on top of everything all day and made it amazing. Definitely went above and beyond.Great service great people great times!
Jayden L. with Alberto G. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
We 3 guys really enjoyed our fishing with Captain Alberto. He was very helpful and knowledgable. Picked us up on time, was very pleasant. Would definitely recommend this trip!
Theresa A. with Alberto G. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
My Son and I booked a trip with Cesar and 1st Mate Gus. Fantastic fishing in tough conditions. Very knowledgable, skilled and friendly Guides. We will be back!
Douglas C. with Travis S. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
I’ve always wanted to catch a tarpon on the fly. It’s been on my bucket list for years, so when we planned our trip to Cancun, I look for an opportunity after booking the trip I was obviously excited to get the chance to fill one of the things on my bucket list, however, when I didn’t plan on, was getting very sick, just a few hours before Orlando, my guide was picking me up. As bad as I felt, I went and waited in the lobby for him to arrive. He had to go through a lot of trouble to get through security, but when I met him, he was all smiles. As we rode through the city to his boat I didn’t say a word, because I felt so ill, and after loading the boat and headed out under the water, it was only a matter of moments before he put me on fish, in my weakened state, I could barely throw the fly. However, he kept pointing out fish after fish, and after a few times resting, I finally filled that bucket list. Orlando was so patient with me and very generous. Not only was he an excellent guide he was a very, very good guy. I hope one day I can go back and fish with him again when I feel better Orlando worked very hard to get me on fish , and if I felt better, I’m sure I would’ve caught several more. We did catch more than that one but because I was so sick I laid in the bottom of the boat mostly. It wouldn’t have mattered if we didn’t catch fish I think I would’ve enjoyed spending the time on the water with Orlando. he genuinely wants you to catch fish. In my second state, he couldn’t tell how excited I was but I could sure tell how excited he was. Thanks again Orlando!! Tight lines!!!
Matthew O. with Orlando M. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
We had a great experience with Captain Miguel and crew on the Christine 1. Prompt departure with all the gear ready to go. We caught bait fish to start and then tried our luck for larger species. At one point there were 4 of our group members reeling in a catch! Water, soda and beer were included. There was a bathroom available and a nice covered area to stay out of the sun. Captain Travis was also prompt in communications prior to the trip to confirm details and provide instructions for our outing. I would highly recommend and hope to return for another trip in the future for a trophy catch!
Matthew E. with Travis S. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
The trip was amazing. They don’t lie when they say you don’t come in unless you catch a fish. I took my 8 year old. We trolled deep see for 5 hrs had 2 separate 100 to 150lb sailfish attacking the bait. Unfortunately no hook set but no worries. Travis and the guys took us closer inshore for an hour on the way back and my son reeled in 2 big triggerfish 2 yellow snapper a barracuda and an amberjack. So finishing stony with 6 fish and seeing the two sailfish chasing the bait was awesome. Not to mention your catching live bait pretty much the whole time.
Michael T. with Travis S. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
I highly recommend Orlando. The communication before the trip was great and he went the extra miles (literally) to pick me and drop me off at my hotel so I didn't have to mess around with early morning taxi or Uber. Fishing was tough but we got some baby tarpon on fly and when conditions weren't suitable for fly rod we switches to spinning rod and caught more. Also got to see some remote backwater and the resident crocodiles. Made you think twice before putting hand in water to retrieve a snagged fly!
Simon S. with Orlando M. of Cancún, Quintana Roo
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