Are you looking for a great activity for your upcoming trip to Cabo? Consider booking a Cabo sportfishing charter for your party. There are a variety of great benefits to a day out on with El Budster, and you will likely remember the experience for years to come.
Get Out on the Water
One of the main reasons that you chose to visit Cabo on your vacation was probably for the beautiful, pristine beaches that the area has to offer. If you want to get up close and personal with the ocean, sportfishing in Cabo is the way to go. You and your friends can take a charter boat out onto the water, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful weather from the high seas.
Fun for the Whole Family
A fishing charter is something that your entire family can do together – and enjoy! Children and teens will love the adventure that comes with hooking and reeling in a monster sportfish, and older adults will love the chance to do something exciting. Your fishing charter is a great way to get your family together and all doing the same activity on your vacation.
Catch Your Dinner
What’s better after the thrill of fighting a monster sportfish than being able to enjoy your catch for dinner? There is even someone to fillet your fish for you after you return back to the dock. We recommend Griselda’s Smokehouse in the Cabo Marina, and they will clean, fillet, and freeze your fish. Enjoy it while still in Cabo, or have it vacuum packed and shipped back to the U.S. so that you can share it with your friends when you return home.
Check Out Beautiful Sea Life
Sure, your resort is beautiful and your lounge chair next to the pool is comfortable, but are you really experiencing Cabo? There is an entire ocean out there waiting for you to explore, and it is filled with beautiful sea life that you might not get to experience anywhere else. In addition to the amazing fish that you’ll get to see reeled in, a Cabo sportfishing tour will also give you the chance to spot some other sea life, including dolphins, stingrays, gray whales, and humpback whales. The whale shark – the largest fish in the ocean – even calls these waters home.
Laying out in the sun all day is bound to get boring after a while. Put some excitement into your upcoming trip to Cabo by booking a sportfishing excursion.
You have your tickets and your charter booked. Your hopes are high for an adventure of a lifetime and of course an 800 lb. marlin. You want to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here are some tips so you can let loose and land one of the largest fish in the sea.
What You Don’t Need to Bring
Charter fishing vessels will have all the tackle and gear you need. The fish in these waters are known as being the strongest. They are hard running fish that don’t land easy. Your mate and captain have to be knowledgeable and experienced to lead others out into these waters. They will have the best gear for the job. They often have custom rods, an excellent electronic fish finder, the best GPS and good old fashion fisherman’s intuition.
You shouldn’t need a translator. English speaking crews are commonplace with so many travelers who go sportfishing in Cabo. It is also a good idea to keep your passport at the hotel.
Bait is sometimes included in Cabo deep sea fishing packages, but if not, there is no need to worry there either. It is usually purchased with cash to bait vendors on the way out to the boat. Your captain or mate can help you determine the type and amount of live bait needed and off you go.
What to Bring
Some charters provide alcoholic beverages as part of the deal, but others do not. Hard liquor is generally not allowed so if you and your group want a few beers, check with your charter for any limits. Some other smaller items you probably don’t want to forget are:
- Fishing hat
- Sea sickness tablets, such as Dramamine
- Cash for bait, small dock fees, tip for the crew, packed lunches and catch prep
Mexico requires everyone over 12 years old to have a fishing license for on and offshore fishing. If you plan on fishing ahead of time, you will already have your license. Bring it with you. If you do not, it is easy to purchase right before you depart. The Mexico Department of Fisheries is always on the docks ready to issue them.
Something to keep in mind; a valid fishing license will also be required at the border or customs if you plan on taking back any of your catch.
Sportfishing in Cabo is an experience of a lifetime, whether you land the giant or just land a good time. Charters are designed for you to not worry about anything.
A walk down the streets of Cabo will elicit many opportunities for sportfishing in Cabo. You will find many vendors that promise you the trip of a lifetime for what seems like very little money for such a great excursion. You will also find these deals online, luring you in just like a fish. The problem is that many of these charters are not quality trips, leaving you disappointed, not to mention a little lighter in the wallet. In order to avoid disappointment on your trip, look for these qualities in your next charter.
Look for Experience
The first step is to find charters that have been out for many fishing sessions. You should be able to not only read testimonials from previous clients, but also see photos of the experiences. Unhappy customers are the first people to let others know about their experience so you can pretty much guarantee that if there are unhappy clients from a particular charter, you will find their reviews online. As another guarantee against falling for a fishing charter scam, find out the experience of the captain and crew of the charter. How many times have they been out? What do they usually catch? Where do they usually go? These are just a few questions to ask to ensure your success.
Look for Knowledge
A charter that specializes in Cabo San Lucas sportfishing should have knowledge about the type of fish that are caught in certain areas and when. They should also provide you with their knowledge on the weather and how it will affect your fishing that particular day. If you are unsure about the knowledge of a crew, look up important questions to ask about the area you plan to fish in and see if their answers match what you found. If you discover that they cannot answer the questions or their answers are completely off from what your research found, steer clear of that charter.
Ask about Equipment
Sportfishing in Cabo requires extensive equipment, most of which you will likely not have on hand if you traveled far for your trip. When you are looking for a reputable charter, make sure to ask about the equipment that they provide, its quality, and dependability. There is nothing more disappointing than getting out on the water only to find out that you have broken equipment or do not have the right gear to fish successfully.
Sportfishing can be a lot of fun when you have the right charter. Stick with the companies that have been in business for a while; that employ captains with extensive experience; and have the equipment you need to successfully fish. Once you book the right charter, all that is left it so have some fun!