What is your cancellation policy?

We allow for cancellations up to 10 days after your booking as long as it is not less than 5 days before your trip. We will refund 100% of any money received if you cancel during that period. There are no refunds for trips cancelled 5 days or less before your trip.

Failure to show for your fishing trip on the day scheduled will result in a minimum charge of 100% of your total charter cost.

What about weather issues?

The Port Captain of Cabo San Lucas is responsible for shutting down fishing or any water activities if the conditions are deemed dangerous. If we are forced to cancel your trip, we will try and re-schedule if possible but if that isn’t possible we will refund 100% of any money received.

Motion Sickness:  There are no refunds due to motion sickness. We do have bonine on the boat for anyone who may need it.

What happens when I book?

Once you have agreed to charter a boat with Grandioso Sportsfishing, you will receive a full confirmation by email. A deposit is the only thing required to book your boat, please bring the balance in cash to the dock as we will not be able to take credit card payments at the dock. If you wish to pay your full amount with a credit card you must pay through our website before the day of your reservation. 7% sales tax will be added to credit card payments.

On the day of your fishing trip

We will meet you 15 minutes before your reservation time outside gate A, in the marina, which is just past Luxury Avenue at the Puerto Pariso Mall. Bring a light jacket as it is sometimes a little chilly at certain times of the year early in the morning. If you haven’t purchased an “all inclusive” boat, you will need to get your fishing license prior to meeting us at the gate. You can purchase it at the kiosk in the mall next to the doors near the parking lot or at the Anchor Store by the boat ramp.

What’s included with my “non inclusive” boat booking?

Included with your booking is captain, crew, fishing gear, fishing tackle, fuel and fileting fish.

Where do we buy our fishing licenses?

You can purchase it at the kiosk in the mall next to the doors near the parking lot or at the Anchor Store by the boat ramp. We suggest you get your fishing license before your reservation day.

What is included with the lunch and drinks option?

The lunch includes a sandwich and chips. We also includes 4 drinks per person.

(2 beers, 2 water).

What type of fish will I catch?

This will depend mainly on the time of year of your trip and time on the water. Cabo is recognized as one of the most productive sport fishing waters in the world, big tuna, marlin and other species are reeled in daily.

Can I take fish home?

Yes….Coolers can be purchased in Cabo near our dock location,  plan on paying between $40 and $60 US Dollars for a standard 40 or 50 quart cooler. We have a full time fillet station at the docks and fillet fees can range from free to $2.50 US Dollars per pound for vacuum sealing.

Airlines are used to dealing with fish leaving Cabo, but you may want to check with them during check in for any restrictions. All airlines require that you pack your fish in dry ice, as regular ice is typically not allowed. Please discuss your transport plans with the fleet staff for any additional help. There are 3rd part shipping options available in Cabo as well.

Where can I go to have my fresh catch prepared for a meal in Cabo?

There is nothing better than enjoying your catch overlooking the ocean you pulled it from. It is truly an experience you will never forget, There are many restaurants that will prepare your fish and meal for almost nothing (they like selling beer). Rates will vary depending on the restaurant from $8.00 to $15.00 per person to prepare your meal, ask your fleet manager for recommendations.

Can I have my catch mounted in Cabo?

Yes, there are world class taxidermists located right in Cabo that can assist you. If you are planning to have a fish mounted, please let your fleet manager know, Lands End Charters has a discounted rate on taxidermy in Cabo.

Do I tip?

The staff and crew work very hard to earn your tips, tips are expected and very much appreciated. Typically tips range from 10% to 15% of your charter cost.

Can I pay with a credit or debit card?

We accept credit and debit cards for the deposit and when you pay for your trip in advance. We only accept cash at the docks on the morning of your trip.

Do you offer multi-day discounts?

Absolutely amigos, if you are interested in fishing more than one day, let us know and we can offer a deal on your 2nd day of fishing.

Should I wait until I am in Cabo to book a fishing trip with you?

No we suggest booking in advance. By booking in advance, you are guaranteed a day of fishing with no hassles, no runarounds and peace of mind.

 

May enjoy drinks like Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew or fancy imported beers, these are not always available at the marina, so please let us know at booking that only Diet Root Beer works for you and we will do our best.

Is alcohol allowed on the boats?

Alcohol of any kind is allowed on your charter. The local convenience stores stock a wide range of beer, spirits and more.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

The Port Captain of Cabo San Lucas is responsible for making sure that you are not placed in dangerous situations while on the water.  They determine If it is safe to fish offshore or not. If they feel that it is unsafe to head out they will shut down the port and no fishing charters are able to leave. Unfortunately, we very rarely get any advance warning. You may show up only to be told we won’t be able to fish. If this happens, we will do our best to re-schedule your trip for another day during your stay, or if no other options are available, we will refund 100% of any money paid for your fishing trip.  We average about 5 days a year when we are unable to fish.

Can we help set up or get involved with the bait prep or rigging process?

Yes, if you are an experienced angler, let your mate know that you would like to help. 

What happens if the fish aren’t biting?

Our crews are extremely experienced, they have most likely been fishing the same waters, in the same general areas with the same equipment and tackle for days. The crews often have electronics that tell them that fish are in the area. Sometimes they spot fish, sometimes they see the birds or dolphin. Sometime fish just don’t bite!

When fish bite, you will hear the line scream from the drag on the reel. This will immediately get the crew in motion. The mate will grab the pole and set the hook on the fish with a solid tug, they will then hand you the pole. You may choose to stand and fight or have a seat in the fighting chair. The mate will help you out if you are inexperienced.

Can I set my own hook?

Yes, but let the crew know that you would like to set your own hooks. The crews set hooks to give you the best chance to land the fish, improper setting of the hook is the #1 reason for losing fish. Even with an experienced mate, fish are lost during or before a fight.

You caught a fish, now what?

You can have your fish mounted. You can release or donate a fish and have a replica made or you can bring the fish to the docks and have a real skin mount made. We have world class taxidermy shops in Cabo that have representatives at the docks to help. The crew will also help before you get back, if you let them know that you are interested in mounting. Please note: mounting is not cheap and mounting big fish can cost thousands of dollars once you add in shipping, ask us before killing an animal please.

You can choose to have your fresh fish prepared at the marina. There are many great restaurants that will take your fresh catch and prepare a feast for you. This typically costs anywhere from $8.00 to $20.00 per person depending on the place. We recommend John’s place as they charge $8.00 per person and that includes rice and vegetables and they will prepare it 5 different ways, blackened, garlic, sashimi, grilled, breaded etc.. it is a great way to enjoy your catch.

You can donate your fish. “Fishing with a purpose”  There are over 30,000 people living in the barrios of Los Cabos only five minutes away, that are in need of food for their families. Every 100 lbs of fish will feed 80-100 children. We will clean and deliver the fish to the various families and charities that we support. You are welcome to come with us to deliver it yourself, if time allows in your schedule.

We provide fish for:

~Palabra de vida – Men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in San Jose

~Feeding Los Cabos kids – Have 11 feeding centers in the barrios that feed over 10,000 meals a month

~Casa Hogar – Boys orphanage with over 40 boys in Cabo San Lucas

~Single mothers and their children in the barrios that we support on a monthly basis

~Local churches

 

Sponsored by Hope For Los Cabos www.Hopeforloscabos.com

Who do I tip and how much?

The tip is given directly to the captain and he will split it with the deck hand. This is a customary procedure. The typical tip is 15% of your charter cost, if you have a great time and want to tip more that would be greatly appreciated by the crew.

There are NO guarantees in fishing!

That’s why it’s called “fishing” and not “catching”…

Good news: Cabo San Lucas is known for world class fishing!

What do I need for transporting fish back home?

Your airline is used to having fish on as cargo, check with your airline for any specific restrictions, but most will allow transport for properly packaged fish. Fish needs to be in zip locked bags and inside a cooler. Be sure to keep your fishing licenses after the trip, Customs agents may ask for them at the airport.

Who do I tip and how much?

The tip is given directly to the captain and he will split it with the deck hand. This is a customary procedure. The typical tip is 15% of your charter cost, if you have a great time and want to tip more that would be greatly appreciated by the crew.

There are NO guarantees in fishing!

That’s why it’s called “fishing” and not “catching”…

Good news: Cabo San Lucas is known for world class fishing!