Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
- Big-game fishing: Join the savvy anglers who've hooked prized specimens in the waters off Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Soaring sailfish are the most abundant game, but there are plenty of black marlin, blue marlin, yellow-knife tuna, and more.
- Experienced captains: Thanks to the first-hand knowledge of your captain/guide, you'll throw your line where the fish are biting. Our skippers come from long lines of local fishermen.
- Equipment included: Rod, reel, line, bait, even the fishing license are all part of the package on this adventure; all you have to do is sit back until you reach the right spot, about 15 miles off shore.
About This Ixtapa Tour
Some of the best big-game fishing in the world is found along the coast of the Mexican Pacific. From Baja to Ixtapa, the waters are teeming with sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, and other species of fighting fish. Which is why the area hosts many international fishing tournaments, including the prestigious International Tournament for Sailfish and Marlin.
Famous writers and amateur fishermen Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway made trips to the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area looking to hook a prize fish; in 1925, Grey landed a 139-pound sailfish - a world record at the time.
But you can't catch them if you can't find them, and that's where experience and know-how come in. Local captains come from generation upon generation of fishermen; they know the hotspots and honey holes. The boats are up to the minute on equipment and gear, but it's the handed-down knowledge that makes the difference.
With sailfish averaging 75 to 100 pounds, marlin (blue and black) ranging from 250-500 pounds, wahoo reaching 65 pounds and yellow-knife tuna as much as 300 pounds, you're in for a fight of wills and stamina. And if you're not planning on eating what you catch, throw it back in and let him test another angler, another day.
That's how to be a good sport.
Life in the fast lane
When it comes to marine creatures that swim fast, most people think of sharks, barracudas, and dolphins. While all those are speedy, the marlin is faster, capable of reaching 50 miles per hour. But the marlin is still not the fastest fish in the world. That title belongs to the sailfish, which can move under the water as fast as we cruise on the Interstate - an astonishing 70 miles per hour.
Please make your way to Zihuatanejo public pier to board the Picante Catamaran.
You will receive about 5 hours of fishing time. Bait and a fishing license is included, along with fishing gear and equipment. Soft drinks are available onboard, along with 4 Mexican beers per person.
This is a moderate tour and you must be able to get on and off the boat. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Boat Tour, Sports Event, Wilderness/Wildlife
Beverages - Soft drinks
Beverages - Alcoholic- 4 Beers Per Person
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Minimum age to consume alcohol in Mexico is 18 years.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back, neck or respiratory problems and are not pregnant.
Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.
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