Fishing in the Mayan Riviera

Posted By on August 10, 2017

While many vacationers visit the Mayan Riviera for the Sun and Beaches a select few visit to experience the Deep See Fishing in the local waters. The Deep See Fishing is highly productive along the coast of the Riviera Maya. The powerful currents in the channel between the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Island of Cozumel create the perfect habitat for all types of game fish. Year around fishing for Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, Bonito, and Tuna is always good and productive. The high season for billfish is during the spring and summer months. In the recent years we have fished with fishing with Ivan who welcomes all anglers to come and try their hand at fighting Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin. During this time of the year the is also  a steady migration of Mahi Mahi (Dorado) which is a amazing fish to eat. Many local restaurants will prepare your Catch right after landing the Fish.

Check out the fishing calendar to view the optimal months for all of the fish we target in the Riviera Maya. The Website for fishing with Ivan you can find the most popular fishing charters and snorkeling tours. Fishing Tours normally leave early in the morning for the best chance to hook one of this Billfish. Afternoon tours are also available. It is important that you bring suntan lotions and plenty of water when doing one of this tours. For many fish a catch and release policy is in place. So it is important you understand your target fish and the policy for this fish type. Most fishing Charters will provide all the tackle, bait, licenses and Ice on their Boats. It is important that you ensure you are dealing with a person you can trust when booking and if all possible try directly with the Boat Owners.  Cost of fishing depends on the number of people, location and of course size of the boat. Fishing with Ivan for example charges $ 330 for a 4 hour trip and $ 470 for a 6 hour trip, leaving directly from Playa Del Carmen and this is the price per boat.