Fall deep sea fishing in the Riviera Maya

Posted By on September 25, 2015

Deep sea fishing is one of the most sought-out activities for visitors to Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Hopping aboard a beautiful boat and heading out to sea for the day is a great addition to any vacation. While deep sea fishing is a successful activity year round, there are some fish that are seasonal.

deep sea fishing cancun

This time of year, which is officially Fall, fish such as black fin tuna, wahoo, skip jack and yellow eye snapper are the most common. Most charter fishing boats generally head out toward Arrowsmith fishing site located just east of Cancun. It takes about an hour to get there, but when you arrive, the area is perfect for fishing with its offshore currents and local mangroves.

Commonly known as Arrowsmith bank for its sheer drop, you will soon be amongst water depths of less than 100 feet up to 1,600 feet.  Due to the topography, the area is literally perched on the edge of an underwater valley. It’s in these deep blue waters where you’ll land in a wonderful bio-preserve where hundreds of big game fish tend to lurk.

blackfin tuna

For a day of deep sea fishing, you’ll need a good pair of tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, sunglasses, baseball-type cap or visor, biodegradable sunscreen, snacks, Cool-cup holder and your favorite cd’s. Don’t forget your camera, albeit video or snap shot or both! If you’re prone to sea sickness you’ll want to bring your favorite anti-sea sickness medicine.

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