Fishing Vacations in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Amberjack fish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi fish, Sailfish, Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Snapper and Wahoo fish are just some of the most amazing fish you can land while deep sea fishing in Riviera Nayarit, especially while charter fishing with professional guides in the waters of Banderas Bay.


Two Mexico fishing records have been established here in Riviera Nayarit, one for the 184-pound razor tooth Wahoo, and one for a huge Marlin weighing in at 709 pounds (322.2 kilos).


Novice and seasoned sport fishermen alike all marvel at the abundance and diversity of fish species to be found here and the fishing in Nayarit Mexico is year round!

Best Time for Fishing in Riviera Nayarit Mexico


Many of these fish like Pargo (Red Snapper) and the Crevalle Jack can be caught year round but here are the peak times for catching specific deep sea Pacific Ocean fish in Nayarit:


January – March:

Fish for Mahi Mahi, Crevalle Jack, Sailfish and Wahoo


April – June:

Fish for Amberjack, Grouper, Crevalle Jack, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, and Sailfish


July – September:

Fish for Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Stripped Marlin, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Tuna & Wahoo


October – December:

Fish for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Stripped Marlin


Enjoy a sport fishing or tournament fishing trip in Riviera Nayarit and book your fishing vacation in Mexico around the type of fish you want to catch.



Best Fishing Spots


The Banks


El Banco is one of the premier fishing sites in Banderas Bay area. Located approximately 43 miles northwest of La cruz. El banco is an area where the structure of the sea floor meets the surface and it lies in the migratory path of the Yellowfin tuna. The trip to El Banco is about two hours but many anglers say it is well worth the trip as here you Will find a variety of world class trophy level fish. Not just tuna, El banco is also home to Blue and Black marlin in the 400-pound range and some claim the range is up to 1000 pounds.


Perhaps one of these big ones Will be yours for the taking. These are not the only large variety of fish in El Banco area – you Will also find Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Jack Crevalie, Snapper and more. If you are looking for a challenge, a trophy, bragging rights a chance to bring in the catch of a lifetime then El Banco is a spot not to miss.


La Corbeteña (La Piedra)


La Corbeteña is a world famous as fantastic fishing destination. La Corbeteña is an undersea mountaintop surrounded by acres of smaller tuna and other “bait fish” for the bigger game fish that will challenge any angler. They say biggest and the best trophy fish can be found in La Corbeteña. The Black Marlin in this area can hit up to 1000 pounds.


The Blue Marlin compliment the black Marlin in a similar pound range. But la Corbeteña doesn’t stop there, you’ll also find Yellowfin Tuna of similar weights. Imagine yourself out there battling with a 400 pounder, the reel spools, the rod bends and in some cases might even splinter. Welcome to Corbeteña where you’ll find almost any variety of fish you desire in sizes that are sure to challenge even the most seasoned angler.


El Morro


Located just off the north end of Banderas Bay, this group of rock pinnacles makes for great fishing. The barnacle-covered rocks attract tuna up to 50 lbs., sailfish, mahi-mahi, and more. Even though this area is not the trophy destination it is close enough to be targeted efficiently by pangas and smaller boats and it provides good action on seasonal migrators as well resident fish.


The Proximity is similar to the Marietas Islands, so it is common for boats to visit either one, or both areas, on any given day, depending on where the fish are biting.


- all equipment is included.

- the price of the trip is the boat:  (Costs are the same for 1 person only)

-  it is recommended to go on a fishing trip with +/- four persons. You will have enough space on the boat to fish.

- The fishing trip is with live bait and lures catch for 4 to 6 hours it all depends how fishing is. The catch is cleaned at the end of the day.




- You must bring your fishing rod

- Including live bait !.


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The THUNNUS is equipped to take on any type of fishing you prefer, we have the latest equipment and we have the experience and knowledge to guarantee you a memorable experience.

Offshore boat fishing, sometimes called deep sea or open water fishing, is fishing in deep water (more than 30 metres) and at some distance from land. It is dangerous compared to shallow water or lake fishing. More knowledge is needed about weather patterns, navigation and safety precautions, and this is not an activity for beginners.

Offshore Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Inshore boat fishing is fishing from a boat in easy sight of land and in water less than about 30 metres deep. Baits are similar to those used for beach and rock fishing except they are often larger since larger fish are targeted. The species will include all the beach species.


Spearfishing combines the thrill of the hunt with swimming in the ocean and eating healthy, tasty fish. A speargun is an underwater fishing implement designed to fire a spear at fish. The most popular spearguns are powered by natural latex rubber bands.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or "lure" requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting.

Kayak Fishing

Kayak fishing is fishing from a kayak. The kayak has long been a means of transportation and a stealth means of approaching easily spooked fish. Kayak fishing has gained popularity in recent times due to its broad appeal as an environmentally friendly and healthy method of transportation.

Surf Fishing

Surf fishing is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. A general term, surf fishing may or may not include casting a lure or bait, and refers to all types of shore fishing - from sandy and rocky beaches, rock jetties, or even fishing piers.       (+52 1) 322 189 1000©all rights reserved.2015

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