Fishing in Isla Mujeres


Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Isla Mujeres beckons with its year-round fishing opportunities and a bounty of fish species waiting to be discovered in its...

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Isla Mujeres beckons with its year-round fishing opportunities and a bounty of fish species waiting to be discovered in its azure waters. Both inshore and offshore fishing offer a wide variety of exciting fish species: sailfish, marlin, tuna, wahoo, dorado, tarpon, permit, barracuda and many more. Prepare for an angling adventure like never before as you cast your line into the rich fishing grounds of this tropical island located off Cancun.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Isla Mujeres


4 36,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $480
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


6 41,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $1000
Deposit non-refundable

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4 34,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $350
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


6 29,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $350
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

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8 37,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $600
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


8 32,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $580
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice

Spearfishing Today

6 0,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $750
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


2 19,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $380
Deposit non-refundable


8 34,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $725
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

9 boats for charter near by Isla Mujeres

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Isla Mujers offers anglers an offshore fishing experience like no other, boasting a variety of exciting fish species that will challenge even the most seasoned fishermen.

Offshore, the waters around Isla Mujeres are teeming with a diverse array of game fish, making it a haven for anglers seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure. From Sailfish and Marlin to Tuna, Wahoo, Swordfish, Dorado, Bonito, and Kingfish – the possibilities are as vast as the open sea.

Inshore fishing in Isla Mujeres one can explore expansive flats, wind through mangrove-lined shorelines, channels and bays. Here, you can target the Tarpon (Sabalo) known for their powerful leaps, Snook (Robalo) lurking in the shallows, Permit (Palometa) testing your skills, and Bonefish (Macabi) offering a challenge to even the most seasoned anglers.

Top sport fishing species in Isla Mujeres


Sport fishing in Isla Mujeres is great all year round. However not all species are around all the time. Grouper, barracuda, bonito and snapper can be found during the entire fish season in Isla Mujeres.

Fishing Calendar Isla Mujeres

Sailfish fishing in Isla Mujeres is best from December to July, being February to June peak season. Dorado, white and blue marlin can be caught mostly from March to July.

Inshore, there's always good snook fishing but the months from November to February are the best. Tarpon fishing in Isla Mujeres is great from March until October. This is also the best season for permit and bonefish fishing.


There are a ton of activities in Isla Mujeres that provide a diverse and memorable experience, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty, cultural richness, and recreational opportunities of this island. Here are just a few things you don't want to miss:

Explore Playa Norte: Begin your Isla Mujeres adventure by visiting Playa Norte, a stunning beach renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powdery white sands. Relax under the swaying palm trees, swim in the gentle waves, and enjoy the breathtaking sunset views. Playa Norte is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Snorkel at the Underwater Museum (MUSA): Immerse yourself in a unique underwater experience by snorkeling at the Underwater Museum (MUSA). This submerged art gallery features over 500 sculptures by various artists and serves as an artificial reef. Snorkeling here provides not only a glimpse into contemporary art but also an opportunity to witness the marine life that has made these sculptures their home.

Golf Cart Island Tour: Explore the entire island at your own pace by renting a golf cart. Drive along the scenic coastal roads, visit Punta Sur, the southernmost point of the island, and take in panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Stop at local shops, cafes, and landmarks, discovering the charm of Isla Mujeres with the freedom to create your own itinerary.

Visit Garrafon Natural Reef Park: For an adventure-filled day, head to Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Snorkel in the vibrant coral reefs, try zip-lining over the clear waters, and relax in the seaside hammocks. The park offers a range of activities, making it a great spot for both relaxation and thrilling experiences amidst the island's natural beauty.

Dine at Playa Tiburón: Experience the local cuisine at Playa Tiburón, the island's main dining and entertainment area. Sample fresh seafood dishes, enjoy traditional Mexican fare, and savor tropical cocktails while taking in the lively atmosphere. Playa Tiburón comes alive in the evenings with music, dance, and a vibrant nightlife that captures the essence of Isla Mujeres.


Mexico has strict sport fishing regulations. Whether you need a license depend if you fish from the shore or on a boat.

Do you need a fishing license to fish in Isla Mujeres?

If you are fishing from the shore, you will not need a fishing license. However, Mexico has strict fishing regulations for fishing from boats. Essentially, every person aboard a boat that has fishing equipment on board is required to have a license. Also children need a license.

You can purchase a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly fishing license via CONAPESCA.

You can find more information on their website, Conapesca.

If you plan on using a fishing charter, most charter boats include fishing licenses in the cost of the charter, but to be sure it is best to ask when booking your trip.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 5 people
Popular fishing techniques: Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $700 per day
High season price: $1600 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Bait & lures, WC on board

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Isla Mujeres

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Isla Mujeres are:
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Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Isla Mujeres can accommodate up to 6 passangers, although most charters are for 5 people.

Typically in a charter in Isla Mujeres, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Bait & lures, WC on board. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

Renting a fishingboat in Isla Mujeres costs on average $148 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $350 for 3 hours and 4 people to $1600 for 8 hours and 6 people.

In Isla Mujeres, you can fish:
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to Isla Mujeres. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In Isla Mujeres you can do a variety of fishing methods including Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Marlin fishing, Fly fishing, Spin Fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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