Once you have completed an online reservation or called to place a reservation, we will verify that we have a boat available for the day of your fishing charter. Once availability is confirmed, we will begin the booking process. A deposit is required to reserve your boat and crew. Once the deposit is paid via PayPal your booking is added to our calendar. We will send you an e-mail with a detailed itinerary of your fishing charter and further instructions to follow up to the morning you go fishing. You will pay your balance in Cabo when you meet your Skipper and crew the morning of your fishing charter. We do not accept credit cards in Cabo, you must pay your balance in cash in US dollars or Mexican Pesos.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions regarding your trip. We work really hard to make sure that you have a great experience and invite you to book with us in the years to come.
You are welcome to bring your own if you would like.
Catch and Release: If you are fishing for marlin, it is recommended that you use a catch and release method of fishing to help the local conservation efforts. Cabo San Lucas is one of the world’s top fishing spots and we like to keep it that way by letting the big fish go. If it is your first time fishing or you catch the marlin of a lifetime, it is acceptable and legal to keep one bill-fish. If you only want it for a wall trophy, the technology we have today is capable of creating exact replica wall mounts that will last much longer and let your fish live.
Clean and Fillet Your Fish: (Additional Fee)
The fish that you end up bringing back to shore will need to be cleaned, filleted, and thrown on ice immediately. Your charter does not include the cost of cleaning in the total price, you will have to pay it to your crew if you want to keep any of the catch. Dorado, Wahoo, Yellowfin, and other smaller game fish will cost around $2 per fish and if you bring back a large bill-fish it will cost anywhere from $12-$30 depending on the size.
(Make sure you have a price negotiated with your Skipper prior to any of your catch leaving the boat once back at the dock)
Take to a Restaurant: One of the most popular things to do with your fish is to take some of it to either your resort’s on-site restaurant or a local restaurant that will cook it up for you just how you like it. You will be charged a small fee, but being able to eat your fresh catch of the day while enjoying a Cabo San Lucas sunset is one of the most rewarding experiences, and best tasting too! Your charter will have some good recommendations for restaurants that will cook it for you, some of which are located right there on the marina like Captain Tony’s and Solomon’s Landing.
Smoking and Freezing: (Additional Fee)
Your charter does not include the freezing of your catch in the price, ask your crew once you get back to the marina where to have the fish processed. Prices range from $2-$30 per fish to fillet and freeze your fish but if you want them to vacuum pack it there will be an additional $1.50 per pound fee. Smoking adds great flavor to your fish and is around $5 per pound which should include vacuum packing for you to take home.
Taking Fish Home: Unless you drove your own vehicle down, you are probably going to have to cart the fish back on the airplane. Luckily, the San Jose Del Cabo airport is very familiar with people bringing back fish so it shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t worry about bringing an ice chest down with you to Cabo, you can easily purchase one at the local grocery store or Wal-Mart. Buy the cooler, throw in your frozen fish packed tightly, then wrap the chest up really well with duct tape to make sure you don’t lose your fish when they are being thrown around under the plane. As long as your fish are thoroughly frozen, it is not necessary to add ice (unless you are traveling a very long distance). Most airlines have a 44-pound restriction on what you can bring back but you can bring more as long as you are willing to pay the $1 per pound excess baggage fee. Do not forget that this ice chest will count as one of your checked bags, so do not bring two checked bags down to Cabo with you because then you will have to figure out what to do with the rest of your luggage. To play it safe, always check with your specific airline policies ahead of time so there are no surprises once you get to the airport.
- Box lunches: $12.00 US p/person contains a baguette sandwich of your choice (turkey or ham) fruit, chips, cookies.
- Beverages: $1.50 US each, contains water, canned sodas, or beer.
- You can bring your own food and drinks at no cost there is a cooler.