F.A Q. About Cancun Fishing - Fishing Charter and Sportfishing Charters in Cancun Mexico








Who are we at kianah's Sportfishing?

Kianah’s Sportfishing is 100 % run by the owner / operator. No mediators. No travel agencies.  No B.S.

Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience at a personal level whether you are an amateur or a seasoned professional.

*Our Vessels are not listed in any other website or represented in any shape or form by other sales brokers or travel agencies. It will lose the unique experience and a personal level service as must of them just want to make a quick sale.

The price is per boat or per person?
The price is per boat and the time chartered, You can bring 1 or 6 people the price is the same.

What is included in the price?
The price includes everything. 16% Taxes, Fishing License, Drinks, Bottled water, soft drinks, beer, bait, high end tackle, and the crew at your service. *8 and 12 hr charters include food and souvenirs

What is the cost for the fishing license?

We are including fishing license and the port charges that other operators charge as last minute fees after they give you a “cheaper rate” or the “FREE” transport.

Do I need to leave a deposit to reserve?
No. Some information is required by phone or email and you will pay in Cancun the day that we provide the service.

Do you provide transportation?
We can arrange a pick up with a private transportation company. The minimum charge is  $50.00 US round trip along the hotel strip. (Value in larger groups)

WE DO NOT PROVIDE THE TRANSPORTATION or claim to provide it for free and tag you with bogus last minute charges.  We simply arrange the service for you if required.

A Taxi is approximately only $10 to $15 dollars each way along the hotel strip.

Can you accommodate large groups?
That is not a problem.  We can handle large party’s.

Do you have English speaking captains?
Our captains and crew speak at least "Fishing English". The Language will not be a problem.

Do the boats have a bathroom on board?
Our fishing boats have a fully functional bathroom and 1 of the boats is equipped with a fresh water shower as well.

Do I need to bring anything?
As far as fishing tackle is concerned you do not need to bring anything. We provide all tackle needed.  If you feel more comfortable with your own gear, bring it along. We are more than happy to help you set it up! (JIGGERS) Each boat is outfitted with more than 16 rods and reels for any condition and requests.

Will I get seasick?
Seasickness depends on the individual and the conditions of the sea the day you go fishing. We recommend that if you do not know if you get seasick that you take a commercial motion sickness medication. You can buy it at any pharmacy or health food store in your hometown. You may also want to use the patches that go behind the ear.

What can we expect to catch?
What you will catch depends on the season you come fishing. Please have a look at our calendar.

Do you do trolling or bottom fishing?
When you charter the boat you decide. We normally recommend a combination of the two. So if trolling is slow we pull up on the reef and let you go for groupers and snappers. However the decision is yours.

We want to catch billfish. What do you recommend?
We specialize during the winter months to target sailfish unless other wise specified (or the length of the charter permitting). The sailfish run is the most amazing run on the planet but it comes with a downside, which is the wind and temperature of the water.

Depending on how the wind is blowing we can run as little as 15 miles to a distance of 50 miles away depending on the direction of the wind.  The northerly wind pushes the gigantic bait balls closer to the north side of Isla Mujeres and as it was this past year with constant south easterly winds we had days that we ran 45 miles and heard of some boats running as far as 65 miles of required traveling time.

At this time of the year the best days are after a hard blowing north or during the north winds.






(Above links & images from National Geographic)

Our area gets a little rough as the winter only represents it self with hard northerly winds and it clashes with the northbound currents (but it’s the most amazing fishing you will ever have).


How much travel time to the fishing grounds is there?
Since hurricane Wilma in 2005, there is a perimeter in place of 5 to 10 miles of surrounding coast lines called parques nacionales and thereare too many diving sites. After that there is a long sand bar, therefore, we do not recommend less than 6 hrs it will take 40 to 50 minutes each way and the travelling back and forth to fishing grounds is part of your fishing charter.

What kind of bait do you use?
We use (Natural) mullet, ballyhoo, Bonitos and plenty of artificial lures on board, Vertical Jigs.

Kianah’s Sportfishing Is the only charter in Cancun fully geared and also endorsed by some tackle manufactures for vertical jigging.

We will vary the baits and the gear depending on the fishing conditions or by the customers request.

What are the best fish to take to eat?
The best fish for your dinner will be Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, King Mackarel, Snapper, and Grouper. Any of these will make for an unforgettable dinner.




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