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Mad Marlin SPORTFISHING The Ultimate Sport Fishing Adventure GUATEMALA

What Makes Guatemala sailfishing The Best

Deep Sea Fishing Spot In The World?

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World's Largest sailfish Population

Even many experienced deep sea fishing enthusiasts will be surprised to learn that neither Costa Rica nor Panama lead the pack in sailfishing.  Serious conventional and fly fishing salt water 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 billfishermen.  Iztapa, Buena Vista, and Port of San Jose Guatemala anglers catch and release more sailfish per day per angler than any other charter boats in the worldGuatemala 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 sailfish, 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. Long liner fishermen in many areas have significantly killed many marlin and sailfish.  Guatemala has for many years practiced conservation approaches to limit the killing of billfish.


billfish Conservation
Catch and Release

Guatemala has strict conservation practices in place for the protection of billfish and all big game deep sea fishing charter operations here practice "catch and release".


Experienced Captains and Crews
IGFA World Records

The experienced Guatemala 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 and many hold  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.  Ask about our fishing school!



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Aldea Buena Vista

Puerto Iztapa
Escuintla, Guatemala