Cabo San Lucas has a grand reputation for its luxury resorts and breathtaking sea vistas. Topping its list for most popular things to do—fishing reigns supreme! Sport fishing the waters around Cabo San Lucas is both enchanting and exhilarating. Sport fishermen clamor to Cabo for its immense sport fish, fabulous charters, and beautiful scenery. Moreover, this beautiful Baja California town is filled with a myriad of other popular attractions and activities to make it your most memorable vacation trip ever!
Fishing down in Cabo San Lucas means you get to have a foot in both pools—the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Cabo’s idyllic location at the tip of the Baja Peninsula makes for extraordinarily fine fishing. Dubbed the “Marlin Capital of the World,” Cabo San Lucas is truly famed for its blue and black marlin populations, but fishermen can also expect to hook fish like Jack Crevalle, sailfish, wahoo, snapper, roosterfish, grouper, dorado, cabrilla, yellowfin tuna, and yellowtail tuna. You might even hook a mako shark—fishermen in these waters frequently do! Cabo San Lucas is renowned as one of the world’s greatest fishing destinations and few fishermen leave its waters disappointed.
Chartering a Vessel
Cabo San Lucas has some glamorous fleets with utterly luxurious boats to charter, but there are also boats to accommodate any type of party or group. Experienced captains can lead you to the most fertile fishing areas whether you want to experience the Pacific waves or the calmer waters of the Sea of Cortez. The chartering companies of Cabo are highly skilled and professional; fishing tournaments are popular events and you’ll have no trouble finding a crew to take you where you want to go. Most trips include fishing licenses and a mate to clean and fillet your catches, but it is important to check in advance.
Tips for Planning Your Cabo San Lucas Fishing Trip
While there are many boats available for charter in Cabo, you’ll want to reserve your choice well in advance if possible. If you want to take your catch back home with you after your Cabo San Lucas vacation, there are various places that specialize in cleaning, filleting, and vacuum-packing your fish if your charter doesn’t already do this for you. If you want to cook up your catch when you get back to shore, there are also grills that are delighted to cook your fish or there are markets where you can shop for ingredients to fix up your own seafood feast.
Greater Cabo San Lucas
For many, Cabo is all about the water—from fishing to whale watching to scuba and snorkeling, Cabo San Lucas is a watery playground. However, this amazing town has many other attractions that lure travelers from all over the world. Incredible restaurants, spas, resorts, clubs, and cafes—Cabo has everything you could want in a vacation destination, including the romantic sunsets! There are also many types of accommodations from world class, all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels and private villas. There are also plenty of budget-friendly bed and breakfasts and travel lodges that are ideally located near the sea. After you’ve caught all the fish you can handle, you might grab a sunny game of golf, hike the nearby mountains, or simply relax on one of the glorious stretches of beach.