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


Grande Terre, Madagascar (MG)

26,25 ft 26,25 ft 3
From $586
Deposit non-refundable

Blue Marlin 3

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)

42,65 ft 42,65 ft 10
From $98
Deposit non-refundable


Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

34,45 ft 34,45 ft 8
From $871
Deposit non-refundable


Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

31,00 ft 31,00 ft 6
From $785
Deposit non-refundable


Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)

46,00 ft 46,00 ft 6
From $1634
Deposit non-refundable

Gamefisher II Quepos

Quepos, Costa Rica (C.R.)

31,00 ft 31,00 ft 4
From $950
Deposit non-refundable

38 D &A Custom Sportfisher

Herradura, Costa Rica (C.R.)

36,09 ft 36,09 ft 10
From $1400
Deposit non-refundable


Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

32,81 ft 32,81 ft 4
From $1089
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

MV Mambo 5

La Paz, Baja California Sur (MX)

27,00 ft 27,00 ft 6
From $999
Deposit non-refundable