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Frequently

Asked Questions

Here are responses to commonly asked questions (FAQs) regarding Exotic Fish Cabo:

I find your prices high !

The cost of living in Los Cabos is significantly higher compared to other regions in Mexico. Additionally, the price of gasoline is higher than in the United States, with a price of $5.1 USD per gallon. Furthermore, we have additional monthly expenses such as expensive dock rent, engine maintenance, boat wash, captain's salary, and equipment costs (fishing rods, reels, lines, hooks, lures, etc.). Taking all these factors into account, our profit margins are not significant, making our prices reasonable! 

Therefore, we kindly ask you to refrain from haggling in order to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding!

Do you provide boat shares?

The fishing trips are indeed private and exclusively for you.

Do you provide half day trip ?

We exclusively provide options for 3/4 and full-day fishing trips. Occasionally, we spend a total of two hours on travel alone, one hour to reach the fishing spots and another hour to return. Given this travel time, opting for a half-day (4-hour) excursion might not provide the ideal opportunity for a truly immersive fishing experience.

What does a typical day on the water look like?

The departure time is set for 6:30 AM. A Full Day Fishing trip typically lasts approximately 8 hours, while a 3/4 Day Fishing trip takes around 6 hours, including travel time from the dock to the fishing spots and back. The crew will ensure that everything is ready onboard, and your Captain will guide you to the most promising fishing locations to help you catch the species you desire.

What is provided on the trip?

Exotic Fish Cabo offers cookies, bottled water, and Coke, as well as fishing gear, and a bilingual Captain to accompany and assist you. The crew will handle the preparation of the fishing equipment on your behalf.

Where is your boat located?

Our boat is docked at pier B in Puerto Los Cabos marina, San Jose del Cabo.

Do I need a fishing license ?

Absolutely, every individual aged 12 and above, whether they're actively fishing or simply observing, must have a valid fishing license. You can purchase the fishing license online at https://bit.ly/3mnN5vx, or alternatively, you can obtain it directly at the marina for a slightly higher fee.

What should I bring for my fishing trip?

Exotic Fish Cabo offers all the necessary onboard amenities, but you are welcome to bring personal items such as sunscreen, a camera or binoculars, and any other essentials you may require. Remember to bring a positive attitude too! 😊

How should I dress for the trip?

We suggest wearing comfortable attire such as loose-fitting clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and sneakers or sandals while on board. In cooler Fall and Winter mornings in San Jose del Cabo, it may be advisable to bring a windbreaker or light jacket.

Can children participate in the fishing trip?

Certainly! We wholeheartedly encourage children to join our fishing trips and enjoy teaching them. However, it's essential to prioritize their protection from the sun's harmful rays.

Are there catch limits?

The practice of catch and release has no restrictions, but the Captain will have a discussion with you regarding the specific species you wish to target and the limits on the number of fish you can retain. In San Jose del Cabo, each angler is permitted to keep up to 5 fish per day, with a maximum allowance of 1 Marlin and no more than 2 Dorado and/or Sailfish. Roosterfish, on the other hand, are strictly catch and release.

Can we take fish back home with us?

You are allowed to bring fish back home with you, but they must be completely frozen for transportation by plane. Freezing and filleting services are offered at the Marina for an extra fee. It's important to note that Styrofoam coolers are not permitted for travel. However, you can purchase hard plastic coolers from recommended places like La Comer or Walmart in town.

Where can we buy live bait, and is it possible to purchase additional bait?

The crew procures fishing bait from the designated suppliers on the day of your fishing trip. However, if you wish to purchase additional bait, please inform your Captain in advance.

What species of fish inhabit San Jose del Cabo?

The waters of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are renowned as the "Marlin Capital of the World," offering opportunities to catch Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin. Other species that can be found in these waters include Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and various shoreline fish.

How does fishing in Cabo vary by time of year?

Fishing in Cabo is excellent throughout the year, but the ideal month for targeting specific species may vary. During the summer months, fishing for most species is optimal when the weather is warmer.

What is the appropriate amount to tip the crew?

Typically, it's customary to tip between 10% to 20% of the total boat cost. However, if you feel that the crew provided exceptional service, you are welcome to leave a larger tip. Please give the tip directly to the crew, who will divide it amongst themselves.

What distinguishes our Super Panga from a regular fishing boat?

The Super Panga boat features an open deck and a center console design. It's equipped with an outboard motor and can comfortably accommodate up to four passengers. The boat offers comfortable seating, a Bimini top for shade, and even includes an enclosed bathroom for female passengers.

Is it possible to rent your boat for any of the fishing tournaments in Cabo?

Yes, we provide boat rentals specifically for fishing tournaments in Cabo. However, it's important to note that each tournament has its own entry fees, and our rental prices will include an additional "Tournament Fee" to account for extra hours and fuel usage. Typically, this fee is approximately 30% higher than the standard trip cost, but it may vary depending on the tournament. In the event that you win a prize during the tournament, please be aware that 20% of it will be allocated to the crew, as it's mandatory for all Cabo tournaments. To obtain more information about our rental services for fishing tournaments in Cabo, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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