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


3 26,25 ft

Grande Terre, Madagascar (MG)

From $ 547
Deposit non-refundable

California 28 FT SJC

4 28,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 830
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 36,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $ 500
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


7 36,09 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $ 700
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 37,00 ft

Mindelo, Cape Verde (CV)

From $ 1373
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


3 19,69 ft

Calheta, Madeira (PT)

From $ 406
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Olphi Nui

4 29,53 ft

Tahiti, Tahiti (POFR)

From $ 870
Deposit non-refundable


8 41,00 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $ 600
FREE Cancellation 1 days notice

Sailfisher II

8 32,81 ft

Costa Adeje, Tenerife (ES)

From $ 71
Deposit non-refundable