Fishing is another of the fabulous activities and attractions that that the Riviera Maya offers. Riviera Maya fishing charters offer an experience of a lifetime if you are an avid, or beginner fisher. The Riviera Maya offers excellent year-round fishing. Whether it's deep-sea fishing, bottom fishing, or fishing and snorkelling combination trips. The aquamarine waters of the Riviera Maya and plentiful fish make for a spectacular experience. Along the coastline, there are many world-class sites for deep-sea, sport, bottom, or shore fishing. The Riviera Maya is a fishing mecca, in particular for deep-sea fishing.
Some of the plentiful species found are Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda and Mahi Mahi. This line up is what makes the Riviera Maya a highly sought-after and respected sport fishing destination. Yet, to make it the experience of a lifetime you need skilled guides, reliable boats and quality equipment.
The Riviera Maya fishing charters have a pre-eminent reputation around the world for deep-sea fishing. While there are plenty of fish and fish species it is the world’s #1 hotspot for Sailfish. The distinctive topography of the ocean floor makes it a one-off location for deep-sea fishing. Large portions of the coastline sit above a deep underwater valley where the sea bed plunges. In this deep darkness Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Grouper, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackeral, and Mahi Mahi thrive.
While fishing alone is a once in a lifetime experience, the weather makes it even more spectacular. A Riviera Maya Fishing Charter is an excellent experience even for those who aren’t avid fishers. Calm waters, warm temperatures and year-round sunshine make for a fabulous experience for all.
While the fish are in abundance, a fishing charter experience of a lifetime needs a good supporting cast. Fortunately, experienced guides, safe, well-outfitted vessels with well-maintained equipment are available. The combination of plentiful fish, great weather, a skilled guide and great equipment make for a superb experience.
The fish you can expect to catch during your Riviera Maya fishing charter depends upon the type of fishing you are doing. And the time of year. If you are bottom fishing you can expect to catch grouper, snapper, and amberjack. But, if you are fishing inshore then you are likely to catch bonefish, jack crevalle, tarpon, permit and snook. Or, if you go deep-sea fishing then there are sailfish, blue and white marlin, wahoo, dorado, barracuda, tuna, or shark.
While there are many fish species present throughout the year, some fish species are migratory and follow the water temperatures. Generally, March through August is "high season" for deep-sea fishing. That is when you'll see marlin, sailfish, and mahi-mahi enter our waters. But even in winter, there are plenty of year-round species to catch. For example, wahoo, barracuda, tuna, bonita and amberjack. While a fishing charter in the Riviera Maya almost guarantees a catch, the best months for snagging specific fish noted in the insert below.
Ocean Breeze Akumal has teamed up with a top-notch fishing charter operator, to offer outstanding fishing charter experiences for our guests. With over 20 years of experience, Martin Cobos offers fishing charters out of Puerto Aventuras on his sportfishing boat, Kayfish. Martin’s boat is a 26-foot center console Sailfish accommodating up to 5 people. Besides having 2 new 200 HP Yamana engines, it also has the luxury of having a small head (toilet) below the center console. The fishing gear is all top-notch including 50 lb Shimano rods, and spinning and jigging rods.
Pick-up at the start of the fishing charter is from the front entrance of your Ocean Breeze Akumal apartment building. And of course, they return you at the end of the day. Once at the dock (a 10-minute drive away) you can be fishing inside 10 minutes between depths of 150 – 1,000 feet. Trolling along using outriggers and downriggers with 5 lines out at a time.
Once you’re done deep sea trolling and caught your Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, or Barracuda then its time for some bottom fishing. Bottom fishing is a great way to catch some of the best-eating fish. Drifting offshore and dropping deep lines straight down you’ll be looking to catch yourself Grouper, Red Snapper, Jack, Grunts, Triggerfish or a Reef Fish.
Martin’s crew will filet and clean your fish for you so you can take it back and cook it up using your favourite recipe. Or he can make you up a ceviche so you can eat it right there and then!
As well as transportation from Ocean Breeze Akumal, the charter service also includes