Sailfish Offers Unforgettable Experiences
Fishers are excited about one of the most anticipated periods in Cancun — sailfish season!
Known for its long snout and dorsal fin that looks like the sail on a ship, the sailfish becomes an attraction starting in January.
“It’s every fisher’s dream,” said Carlos “Charly” Machado, substitute captain at AquaWorld.
“When people come here to Cancun, they don’t want to lose this opportunity to fish one of the most interesting species because of its size, its beauty and the fight it gives,” he added.
Machado emphasized that AquaWorld is committed to promoting sustainable fishing.
Each sailfish is caught and released, with the option of tagging it to have more knowledge about it.
DETAILS ABOUT CANCUN’S SAILFISH
A sailfish typically weighs 50 kg (110 lbs) and can live for 10 years.
This species prefers warmer waters and migrates toward them according to the season’s change.
Hence, you can see sailfish in the Caribbean — Costa Rica, Cuba, Aruba, and of course the Riviera Maya and Cancun areas.
Here, AquaWorld offers two services — fishing and swimming with these beautiful marine creatures.
There are years when the sailfish reproduce earlier, so the season could potentially start in December.
The fish expeditions start out around Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, where these animals congregate.
So, what do you think of when you see a sailfish? Let us know in the comments.
And, as always, we are ready to answer your questions about the fish and about how you can come experience it for yourself.