“Cancun – Sailfish Capital Of The World”
Without a doubt I can assure you that Cancun and Isla Mujeres are the World Capital of Sailfishing.
The biodiversity of the area where Cancun and Isla Mujeres are located, allows for live bait schools to join, such as tuna, and offer a spectacle where the sea becomes a reflex of the sun rays. This spectacle can only be lived in this area.
We maintain sailfishing purely as a sport fishing activity, using rods and lines that don’t weigh more than 30 lbs, and where you can start fishing as near as 8 miles on open seas.
Cancun sailfishing is characterized by an spectacle. As soon as you are arriving to the Sailfishing point, you can observe large amount of birds flying around looking for the fish school they are going to feed from. The nearer you get you can notice bubbles emerging from the sea, which are caused by the sailfish
As soon as you are arriving to the Sailfishing point, you can observe large amount of birds flying around looking for the fish school they are going to feed from…bill trying to reach its bait through the surface. As we place ourselves in the fishing area with the baits in the water, we can notice that the fish start to leave, and farther we can see large schools of ballyhoos jumping side to side. Then we place ourselves in that area, where they are also feeding, we start casting. It is known as the Sailfish, the fastest fish in the whole ocean, where its speed can reach 68 mph.
Because we maintain fishing very sport like by not using reels or lines of more than 30 lbs, this makes available to any person not matter what age, that wants to enjoy it.
The Sailfish on this area of the Caribbean Sea weigh around 25 lbs up to 65 lbs. After an unforgettable battle with this fish, it is taken on board to take photos as a wonderful to take home of this wonderful fish. At the time of release, the hook is removed and is carefully taken to the sea. Already inside the sea, the hand is
The Sailfish on this area of the Caribbean Sea weigh around 25 lbs up to 65 lbs… placed on its bill as in the sail, at the same time the boat moves forward slowly, this helps the fish oxygenate itself and to regain energy to complete its release.
If you want to take this memory home as a trophy you can do it through the “Release Mounts”, without the need to kill the fish. An identical recreated mount can be created from photos and measurements.
As a sign of respect and as tradition dictates, we hoist our “Release Flag” at the Outriggers depending on the amount of Sailfish that we have released and to share it with other boats.
The Sailfish season arrives at the Mexican Caribbean Sea at the end of December, and at the beginning of April, where the sardine and ballyhoos populate the waters of Cancun and Isla Mujeres where capture records of 80 to up to 100 Sailfish per boat have happened in its history. On these dates, boats from all over the world arrive to re-live year with year this adventures in the mexican caribbean.When the arriving up to 100 boats, to the humble, cozy, and beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, co-existence with the captains and sailors occurs, sharing dinner and experiences during the day and repeating it during these three months.
It could take the title to Isla Morada as the world capital of sport fishing during this three months. Taking care of this species is a great part of our job, forming part of conservation campaigns
During our history we have received important visits, such as Rob Kramers, the president of the IGFA…leadered by The Billfish Foundation and following IGFA rules. During our history we have received important visits, such as Rob Kramers, the president of the IGFA, who came to live the sailfish great experience. Visit us and take part of this great adventure which no other place in the world can offer you like Cancun and Isla Mujeres.