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CABO CHARTERS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)

Where do we go in the morning to board our boat?
You go to E-Dock, which is right on the corner of the marina next to the Rolex store and Lorenzillo's restaurant. If you see the big lobster hanging on the wall at Lorenzillo's, you're there! For a map showing where we are, click here.

Does everyone on board need a fishing license?
Everybody in your group needs to buy a fishing license, regardless of whether they're fishing or not. That's the law in Mexico and you don't want to be caught without one. The sole exception to the rule is that children 14 years of age or younger need not purchase a license, they can fish to their heart's content without one or just simply ride along and enjoy a day on the ocean. Pochos Charters can assist you in acquiring fishing licenses. License fees are currently $19 here in Cabo. You can save a few bucks by purchasing them online by clicking on the link below. Just be sure to print out your license and bring it with you!
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR LICENSE BY BUYING IT ONLINE

What's included on our fishing trip?
We include drinks and bait. Lunch and fishing licenses are not included but can be arranged. We provide 25 drinks on full day charters, 15 on half day charters.

What about lunch? How much is a box lunch?
Box lunches run about $11-13 dollars per person which includes a sandwich of your choice, fruit, chips, and a cookie.

How long is our fishing trip?
You are usually on the boat for eight hours. You can choose to come in earlier, if you got on lots of fish early or you're just done being on water for the day and just want to head back in.

When's the best time of the year to fish in Cabo San Lucas?

Fortunately, we are a year round fishery! Striped Marlin are usually best in November thru April. Blues, Blacks and Sailfish are hot during the months of July thru November. Tuna and Dorado come and go weekly. The good news is that when one species is down, others are not. It's very rare to go out and get 'skunked' but it does happen once in a blue moon... after all, that's why it's called fishing, not catching.

How do I make a reservation?
Complete our online Charter Reservation Request Form and hit the 'SUBMIT' button. Be sure to include all the information we ask for including: preferred date(s), preferred boat(s), full or half day charter, number of people in your group and your contact information. You'll also be directed to pay a $250 deposit to secure your preferred date(s) and boat(s). Deposits are refundable less a 10% surcharge as long as you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of your charter(s). Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to a reserved charter are not refundable as we'll still need to pay the crew and expenses. Should weather conditions or port closures cause the need to cancel your charter, you will receive a full refund of your deposit with no surcharge deducted from that refund. Your deposit will also be refunded should we not be able to accommodate your charter request on the days you've requested... if we're booked up already, you get your money back.

Once we receive your charter request, we'll confirm availibility and get in touch with you to finalize all the details. We'll then send you a payment request from PayPal for the balance of your trip which you can pay with a PayPal account or your credit card if you don't have a PayPal account. If you prefer, you can pay the balance in our charter office in Cabo San Lucas. It's that easy!

How can I save money on my charter?
Pay for your charter in full before you get to Mexico. We'll send you a receipt for your payment as soon as we receive it and you'll avoid a 10-15% surcharge that's applied if you pay in our office in Cabo San Lucas with a credit card. We also offer multi-day charter discounts. You can find out more about those discounts on our CHARTER RATES or RESERVATIONS pages. Why not save a little cash and use it to enjoy some of the other exciting things to do in Cabo?
CABO FISHING ARTICLES & TIPS

Here's a few articles put together by our web staff that are sure to help you make the most of your time on the water here in Cabo San Lucas. From specific fishing tips to how to avoid getting ripped off, they're well worth taking the time the read. For Cabo Fishing Tutorial Videos, click here.

IS BLACK THE NEW BLUE?

No, this isn't some fashion article about the new hot color for the season. It's about a strange turn in the tide when it comes to Marlin fishing here in southern Baja. For as long as we can remember, Blue Marlin have always been the 'big girls' around here. Seems like everytime a really big Marlin was caught, it was a Blue. Lately, that's changed.

MORE ABOUT CABO MARLIN FISHING

CABO TOURNAMENT FISHING SUCCESS
So, you've always thought about entering a fishing tournament here in Los Cabos but think it's just too expensive to do. Not so. If done right, you can fish a number of events for about $1,200 an angler, including charter costs. Pochos has a proven track record winning over $1.25 Million in cash between 2005-2008. Are you going to be the next big winner?
MORE ABOUT TOURNAMENT FISHING IN CABO


CATCHING MORE DORADO
Ah... the Dorado, the golden one, the mean green fighting machine. They run, they jump, they light up like nothing else. Part Vegas showgirl with a day-glo paint job... part rodeo bull who won't be broke... the Dorado is built for a battle and flavored for the table.
MORE ABOUT CATCHING DORADO IN CABO


CHARTERING SAFELY
Spend a little time on the docks and you'll hear all sorts of tales of fishing trips that never happened... but were paid for. That's the work of the 'coyote'. "Hey Meester.... you wan't to go feeshing?" That's how it starts. How it ends is often not good.
MORE ON HOW TO CHARTER A BOAT IN CABO






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