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FISHING TRIPS IN MAZATLAN

Mazatlan fishing is some of the best you'll find anywhere in the world.  Just across the Sea of Cortez from the famed marlin-rich waters of Cabo San Lucas and the Baja, people come from all over the world to fish these waters, known for year-round sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna, as well as some of the biggest marlin ever caught - anywhere!  Our sportfishing options include deep sea big-game fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more.  If you want to do bottom fishing instead, that's not a problem - couple that with our Bass Fishing options, and we've got the right trip for everyone!  What's more, we've got the best rates!

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Sportfishing Expeditions
Daily, On Your Schedule - 7-8 Hours
Private Charters From $525.00
   
Lake El Salto Bass Fishing
Daily Trips to Legendary El Salto
Full-Day, Half-Day, even Overnight!
Deep Sea Fishing Excursions
Daily on Your Schedule - 5-6 Hours
Private Charters from $395.00.
   
Fishing & Resort Combo
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Our Advice: For larger big game fish you'll want to do the Deep Sea Fishing, but our light & spinning tackle inshore fishing is very popular as well.  We also offer Bass Fishing too!

MAZATLAN FISHING FAQ's

Q: IS TRANSPORTATION TO THE MARINA INCLUDED?
A:  Yes, if you book our 34' Luhrs or 43' Custom, we'll pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship pier.  For the remainder of the boats, we offer pickup for customers staying in the Golden Zone hotels only.  Cruise passengers or downtown guests will meet at the marina.

Q: DO I NEED A FISHING LICENSE IN MAZATLAN?
A: Yes.  Fishing licenses can be bought at the marina on the day of your trip for approximately $15.00/day. 

Q: I'M AFRAID I'LL GET SEASICK - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: We always recommend taking a seasickness prevention such as Bonine or 24 hour less-drowsy Dramamine one hour before departure on any boat or fishing trip.  We prefer these to regular Dramamine because they don't make you sleepy and you only need one pill a day, instead of every four hours.  If you do that, and don't drink too much the night before (Hangovers are not helpful), you shouldn't have any problem at all.

Q: AFTER FISHING, CAN I TAKE THE FISH BACK WITH ME TO THE STATES?
A: Yes, as long as it's well-frozen and in a leak-proof container.  The amount you can bring back will be subject to the airline restrictions - check with your airline for complete baggage information to see how much it will cost you to bring it back with you.  If you are on a cruise ship, contact the ship directly to see if they allow fish on board (most don't but it can't hurt to ask). 

For more information about the customs rules regarding seafood imports into the U.S., click here and here.  Make sure also to check the FDA Import Alerts List to be sure your fish isn't on there - if it is, you won't be allowed to bring it in.  We pack it in ice for you like you'd get at a supermarket, but we don't provide packing and shipping services.   Ask your hotel about using their freezer space.  More Information.

If you're bringing frozen fish back with you, you'll want to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at (301) 436-1576 if you have any additional questions.  If you're bringing a stuffed and mounted fish back with you, check with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife at (703) 358-2104 and your airline to make sure you are fully informed of all regulations regarding, cost, duties, and limits.  You can also call the Mexico Department of Fisheries with any questions - they are located in San Diego, California at (619) 233-6956.