Two major fishing tournaments scheduled in May and October

RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico – Quickly becoming one of the best fishing destinations in the Americas, the Sport Fishing Club of Tepic, Riviera Nayarit, is organizing two exhilarating events this year. The 52nd International Sports Fishing Tournament will be held in San Blas (May 30th – June 3rd) and the inaugural International Sports Fishing Tournament (October 10th – 14th) will take place in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

Competitors to both will have the chance to test their skills in trying to catch marlin and tuna, as well as top game fish such as sailfish, mahi mahi, grouper, red snapper and wahoo. The tuna season extends from May to October and the marlin season extends from July through February including blue marlin, black marlin and striped marlin.

Children, ages 5-11, that demonstrate an aptitude for the sport can also take part in several tournaments taking place throughout the year in various locations.

Sport fishing in Riviera Nayarit is easily accessible year round, serviced by reputable, top quality fishing charters Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita, Sayulita, San Francisco, San Blas and Lo de Marcos. Boats range from beach rental pangas (Mexican version of a skiff) to large fishing cruisers that can be rented by the hour, half day to all day. Some charter services also offer overnight charters which include all meals and sleeping accommodations. Fishing parties of up to six to eight people lasting eight hours usually cost approximately US$500.

An extensive list of sport fishing charters from Banderas Bay are listed on: . Fishing charters in other areas of Riviera Nayarit, include:

  • Isla Del Rey Sport Fishing, San Blas


  • Rancho Mi Chaparrita, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle


  • Reel Hot Charters, Punta de Mita


  • Tunatime Sportfishing, Punta de Mita


To complement a memorable fishing excursion, the destination also offers beautiful, sunny weather all year-round, a wide array of luxurious resorts and top attractions ranging from acclaimed golf courses to adventure activities. Riviera Nayarit is also a haven for fishing records – two world record catches of blue marlin and wahoo were captured in Nayarit! Who knows, you might be next!

For more information on Riviera Nayarit’s fishing and other activities, please visit

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