Embarcacion Fishing is run by Jesus (don’t get too excited, it’s pronounced “Hesus”) and his brother who are great guys and even better fishermen. You can find them cruising down the main drag of Puerto Escondido, a coastal town known for its relaxed vibe and world class surf break.
The two brothers offer a no-frills fishing experience, you’re not going to see one of those fancy swivel chairs or even cup holders, but what you will see is an ocean teaming with life and two professional fishermen hauling ass to find you the best fish possible.
Compared to other fishing destinations Puerto Escondido is extremely cheap. The going rate is 250 to 300 pesos an hour (for the whole boat), and the launches can normally accommodate six people on a fishing trip, but the less people the more likely you are to get a go reeling one of those monsters in.
We were able to catch a huge sailfish and a 20kg Mahi Mahi which took 30 minutes to reel it, I have never seen anything quite like it. At the end of the day make sure to take your haul to the fishmongers on the beach. These guys know their way around a fish and will make sure you have the perfect fillets and that nothing goes to waste.
Even if you don’t get any fish you are bound to see heaps of turtles, dolphins, and flying fish so fun is guaranteed. You’ll want to leave at dawn and return by noon. That’s when the fish are biting and you’ll avoid the hottest part of the day. Take a hat and some food, but remember that bananas are bad luck for fishing trips, so maybe bring an orange in case of scurvy.
Phone No. 0449541036630
What Can I Catch?
- Yellow Fin Tuna – these bad boys can be found here all year. They can range in sizes but but 8-10kg is the norm.
- Sailfish – Sailfish are found in warmer blue waters and typically range from 35 to 50 kilos. They are most plentiful from June to September. The blue marlin and black marlin which can weigh up to several hundred kilos are much more elusive; only two or so are caught here each month. Like the sailfish, summer is the best time for landing these trophies.
- Mahi Mahi (dorado) – These things put up one hell of a fight and look so beautiful when you get them out of the water. I was told these electric-blue and emerald-hued fish grow to about 55 kilos.