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What Makes Guatemala Sail Fishing The Best
Deep Sea Fishing Spot In The World?
More Sail Fish
World's Largest Sail Fish Population
Even many experienced deep sea fishing enthusiasts will be surprised to learn that neither Costa Rica nor Panama lead the pack in sail fishing. Serious anglers are now turning their sights to Guatemala for exotic big game fishing vacation trips. The small fleet of Guatemala charter boats fishing on the Pacific coast now hold the honor of being the preferred destination for serious bill fishermen. Iztapa, Buena Vista, and Port of San Jose Guatemala anglers catch and release more sail fish per day per angler than any other charter boat in the world. Guatemala truly is the "sailfish capitol of the world".
Abundant Bait Fish
Ocean Topography and Tides Bring In Bait Fish
Abundant schools of bait fish hold up in the currents over the deep waters of the Guatemala Pacific which begin as little as 6 miles from our docks at Marina Pez Vela in the Port of San Jose resulting in a near-perfect ecosystem for sail fish, marlin, dorado (mahi mahi) and yellow fin tuna.
Little Fishing Pressure
Small Fishing Fleet
The relatively small fishing fleet makes for practically virgin fishing grounds when compared to the over-fished Costa Rican waters.
Bill Fish Conservation
Catch and Release
Guatemala has strict conservation practices in place for the protection of bill fish and all big game deep sea fishing charter operations here practice "catch and release".
Experienced Captains and Crews
IGFA World Records
The experienced charter captains and bilingual crews fishing for sailfish (pez vela) out of Iztapa Guatemala offer the best sport fishing in the world hands down. Most have fished these waters for decades and are among some of the best sport fishermen in the world, many holding multiple IGFA world records. Whether you prefer to fish with conventional tackle or catch marlin and sailfish on the fly, our captains are prepared to deliver. Novice anglers are given valuable instruction and become professional level anglers in a short time due to the incredible numbers of shots expected on a daily basis and the quality of the training given by our captains and crews.
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