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Address: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A deep-sea diving site full of billfish.

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Fantastic place to fish

My wife and I went fishing for a full day during a recent visit to Cabo. We went on “Top Gun”, a 33-foot cruiser. We were on the cruiser from 8:00am until 4:00pm. It was really... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I went fishing for a full day during a recent visit to Cabo. We went on “Top Gun”, a 33-foot cruiser. We were on the cruiser from 8:00am until 4:00pm. It was really great sightseeing, fishing, and just relaxing on the water. We caught five nice sized fish, including a 23-pound Amber Jack and a 21-pound Rooster... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelers34
Plano, Texas
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was a surprise to me to see marlin jumping out of the water. We went out in boats two of our vacation days and both days saw many marlin jumping out of the water. It was very exciting!

1 Thank Holly W
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Manuel ---at Sport Fishing booth is a great person to deal with..his boss Adam very helpful as well.......this is the first year we are not seeing many Marlin being caught.......not even catch and release...

1 Thank millerdiane44
North Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Fished two days in a row first rented a panga and guide. more local fishing in close to shore. Only managed to hook one small Marlin never got it near the boat. Seconday rented a larger sport fisher and went further and farther North on the pacific side. Caght 15 lb Dorado and later in the day hooked into a... More 

2 Thank Nigel W
Wichita, Kansas
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63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great spot to try fishing for Marlin or Sailfish. Check the seasonal charts to pick the best times for the species. Strippers start moving down in January following the warm water plumes from their mating grounds at Mag Bay and most of the Jan-April fishing is done on the Pacific side (rougher water) at Golden Gate or Jamie Banks. By... More 

2 Thank hawkdaddy23
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I live in Florida and flew to Cabo San Lucas to catch my first marlin. I wasn't dissappointed because I caught two stripe marlins! We released them but caught aDorado (Mahi Mahi) that was cooked for us by a local restaurant. Best fishing trip ever!

1 Thank jeffsW415CW
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I chartered a private boat, not a Panga but a "six pack" boat for my family of 4. It cost me 500.00 us dollars, and included Mexican License, tackle and bait. The crew was amazing they tied our lines, cast our poles and told us to sit back and wait for the fish. They were right. We caught 2 marlins,... More 

4 Thank dave m
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Over the years my family and I have gone fishing many times in Cabo. To me, Marlin Alley is the area on the Pacific side near the old Lighthouse. It's in that exact area where we have caught numerous marlin. Each time we have caught a marlin we released them as marlin is not the greatest fish to eat. So... More 

1 Thank Howard T
Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Taxi cab purposely dropped us off at the wrong dock, had to pay extra to get to the boat, once on the boat, the fishing was great and the guides were fantastic

1 Thank fedrau2015
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Both my friend and my son caught their first marlin ever while in Cabo. I caught my first of several about 10 years ago. Little wonder they refer to it as the marlin capital of the world.

Thank Dave G

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