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.
Annual Tournament Fishing in Nayarit
In 2014, Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit is hosting the 7th annual International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament, which is helping to establish the Riviera Nayarit, and Bahia de Banderas area in particular, as one of the world’s best areas to enjoy tournament fishing trips. The popularity of Mexico fishing vacations in Riviera Nayarit is largely due to the exceptional climate and warm sea conditions found in this Pacific coast region, which are always very favourable.
Charter Fishing in Nayarit
Mexico sport fishing charters can be found all along the 200 mile stretch of Nayarit’s Pacific Coast including Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita, Sayulita and San Blas with some fishing charter services offering overnight charters, including all meals and sleeping accommodations. See our Riviera Nayarit map for locations. Fishing boats, from beach rental pangas to large fishing charters, can be rented by the hour, half-day and full day.
Best Nayarit Fishing Spots
Check out Mexico fishing vacation packages and experience the thrill of deep sea fishing in Riviera Nayarit.
Marlin Fishing In Nuevo Vallarta – Only 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta provides some of the best marlin fishing vacations in Mexico, if not the world. Fishing charters are available along the 10-mile stretch of Nuevo Vallarta Mexico beach front, where 1200-pound Marlin and 800-pound Tuna are just waiting to be caught.
Punta Mita Tuna Fishing – Tuna is the most common catch for this area but there’s also Amberjack, Roosterfish and small Pargo to be caught here. The peninsula is home to a quaint marina and a typical Punta Mita Mexico fishing vacation can end in a local restaurant cooking up your catch in a delicious dish on the white sandy beaches.
Bucerias Deep Sea Fishing – Bucerias is a charming yet simple Mexican town featuring old-fashioned cobblestone streets. While fishing in Bucerias Mexico, a short trip out to Roca Cobetena is a must. This small island is only 16 miles away and is home to barnacle-covered rocks that invite all types of Mexico’s fish and sea life.
Sayulita Charter Fishing – In Sayulita, Panga fishing is very popular. These small open-bow fishing boats propelled by outboard motors give sport fishermen the chance to fish for many of Mexico’s fish species while viewing remote villages, jungles and beaches of the Vallarta coast.
Come enjoy a Mexico fishing vacation in Riviera Nayarit and be prepared for the catch of your life!
To view Mexico fishing photos visit our media gallery page or watch a video about our Nayarit Water Activities.