Marlin fishing

Marlin fishing brings together all the ways to target this amazing predator. Marlin are mostly caught trolling artificials or dead bait behind the boat at a speed ranging from 6 tot 10 knots. This fish is a fighting machine so make sure you have adequate fishing tackle on board.

Marlin fishing

Equipment required for Marlin fishing

The common way to go marlin fishing is of course with a suitable fishing boat. You can either use natural bait, lures or live bait to target marlin species.

You will also require a strong fishing rod and reel combination as well as suitable strength line and leader.

Species to target when Marlin fishing

There are a few different fish species in the marlin family. Common species that sports anglers target are the prized blue marlin from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, white marlin, striped marlin, speerfish and black marlin. Other species often hooked while marlin fishing is dorado, albacore and bigeye tuna.

Best Places to try Marlin fishing

The best areas to target marlin are where there is a large change in underwater conditions that create an upswelling current in the water.

Areas such as the north of Australia, New Zealand, Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Hawaii, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Caribean, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica or Guatemala produce good marlin fishing conditions.

Best Marlin fishing Fishing Charters

Blue Rampage

3 32,81 ft

Albufeira, Algarve (PT)

From $ 1347
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Doña Meche

4 30,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 880
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Azimut 55

14 52,49 ft

La Romana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $ 3780
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Crested Wave

10 42,00 ft

Puerto de Los Cristianos, Tenerife (ES)

From $ 75
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

48ft Viking

6 48,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 1975
Deposit non-refundable

Arabian Craft

5 31,00 ft

Kizimkazi Port, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $ 800
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice

La Reina

9 31,30 ft

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $ 350
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice

No Limits Two

10 42,00 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $ 689
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 48,00 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $ 3000
Deposit non-refundable