Chartering Cabo San Lucas Fishing Boats

A trip to Cabo San Lucas can be overwhelming. This resort area on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula has a lot to offer. Beaches and ocean waters, bars and nightclubs, golf course and plenty of sun. These are some of the things that people are looking for when they travel to Cabo, but there is something else that attracts plenty of visitors. Cabo San Lucas sport fishing is very popular and is one of the best things to enjoy while you are there.

Cabo is known as the Marlin capital of the world. Marlins are considered a great sport fish to try to catch. Most people have an image of having this big fish on a hook as it jumps out of the water during an epic battle between fish and fisherman.

The great thing about Cabo San Lucas is that finding a charter boat to allow you to go out hunting marlin is easy to do. There are plenty of private boats that can be found and there are many great sports fishing packages to choose from. Before you pick a boat, you should realize what will usually be included in the package that you choose.

  • The boat – The Cabo San Lucas boats that are used for charter will vary. There are Cabo San Lucas fishing boats that can accommodate 3 passengers and there are charter boats that can handle 8 or more passengers. In general, the bigger the boat, the more that it will cost.
  • Time – The amount of time that a boat can be chartered depends on how much a person is willing to pay. The most common charters are the half day or full day charters. It is up to the individual to decide how long they want to be out in the boat. If they get into one fight with a big marlin, it can take up most of the charter and leave a person exhausted afterwards.
  • The equipment – The charter boats will supply the equipment that you need to go sport fishing. The rods and reels the hooks and the bait will be taken care of by the charter boat captain. The captain will also provide an ice chest with ice and hopefully a restroom for those that need it.
  • The crew – The crew will be there to help the passengers. They can help bait the hook and set the rods for the passengers. If you do not speak Spanish, look for a boat that has an English speaking crew.

While the charter cannot supply the fish to catch, they will work hard to make sure that you have a chance to haul in the big one. They have just as much fun chasing the fish as the passengers do.