Cozumel boasts good deep-sea fishing year-round. It’s one of few places anglers can go for the grand slam of billfishing: hooking into a blue marlin, a white marlin, a sailfish, and a swordfish all in a single day. It’s also got plentiful tuna, barracuda, dorado, wahoo, grouper, and shark.
Albatros Charters (tel. 987/872-7904, toll-free U.S. tel. 888/333-4643, www.cozumel-fishing.net) charges US$420–450 for four hours, US$500–575 for six hours, and US$575–650 for eight hours. It has a fleet of five boats, with experienced captains and crew. Boats carry a maximum of six anglers. Trips include hotel pickup and drop-off, beer and soda, snacks, bait, and gear.
Other recommended outfits include Aquarius Travel (tel. 987/869-1096, toll-free U.S. tel. 800/371-2924, www.aquariusflatsfishing.com) and Wahoo Tours (tel. 987/869-8560, toll-free U.S./Canada tel. 866/645-8977, www.wahootours.com).
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition