Sailfish fishing

Sailfish (Istiophorus) are one the most wanted fish in the sport fishing world. This magnificent fighter usually feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. Sailfish are mainly caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...) and also fly fishing!

Known for their characteristic high dorsal fins, they inhabit tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian ocean. Sailfish are found offshore and over deeper reefs. They generally stay near the surface of the water, where temperatures are warmer and migrate following warmer water currents.

Often described as the fastest fish in the sea, sailfish can weigh up to 90 kg (200 pounds) and grow up to 3 m (9.7 ft) in length.

Sailfish fishing

Top Sailfish Fishing destinations

Sailfish inhabit tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian ocean. Popular sailfishing spots include Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Senegal and Australia for example.

Sailfish are found offshore and over deeper reefs. They generally stay near the surface searching for warmer water.

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Best Sailfish Fishing Charters

Blackfin 33ft

6 33,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $980
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Lilly-M

4 36,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $480
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Emeraude II

5 32,81 ft

Antsiranana, Madagascar (MG)

From $961
Deposit non-refundable

Life is Good I

8 20,00 ft

Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $350
Deposit non-refundable

Sensei

10 42,32 ft

Vila Franca do Campo Marina, Azores (PT)

From $864
Deposit non-refundable

LIFE IS GOOD II

10 19,00 ft

Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $420
Deposit non-refundable

Sampei

2 17,00 ft

Boavista, Cape Verde (CV)

From $324
Deposit non-refundable

Betsy

10 36,00 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From $600
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Sobre Las Olas

9 39,00 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $600
FREE Cancellation 1 days notice