Welcome to Cortez Yacht Charters!

Cortez Yacht Charters is one of the oldest and most reputable independent sportfishing companies, offering Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Cancun-Puerto Morelos, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, sportfishing charters. Its owner, Larry Edwards, has over 45 years of sportfishing experience, 35 years of Cabo San Lucas experience and 13 years as a Cabo fishing skipper.

Our company provides a myriad of sportfishing opportunities that will depend on the area, including 8-10-hour single-days and 4-6 & 8-hour charters. We offer a wide selection of sportfishers, from a 26' Bertram to a a 43' Hatteras sportfisher. Daily charter rates vary from $400-$1,100.00/ day. All of our charters are minimally provided with crew, fuel, fishing tackle, dispatch fees, ice and 16% taxes.

Cabo San Lucas


Cortez Yacht Charters offer Cabo San Lucas fishing trips and has provided multiple 1st place winners for the Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament that pays out millions of dollars each year. The sportfishers we offer with the Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet have received release awards from The Billfish Foundation as the first west coast fleet to release 25+ billfish per boat.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo


Come enjoy an Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing trip and indulge in a sportfishing adventure in pristine blue waters. A professional captain will be at the helm and a friendly mate will cater to your every fishing need, as you make preparations to challenge your trophy big game fishing hunt. Zihuatanejo is famous for offshore billfish and inshore roosterfish.



We operate our Mazatlan fishing trips from the world-famous Marina El Cid & El Cid Mega Resort, home of the Billfish Classic. Unquestionably, this is Mazatlan's largest and finest super beach resort. Come live the magic of Mazatlan, at the world famous El Cid Mega Resort and home of the premier Aries Sportfishing Fleet offering boats from 26 super pangas to-36' sportfishing cruisers.

Cancun/Puerto Morelos


Cancun/ Puerto Morelos fishing trips, our newest area, is an extension of the vast experience of the Marina El Cid in Mazatlan, and offers an excellent variety of sportfishing opportunities in the Carribbean. Fast sportfishers, from 31' to 42' , provide anglers with fun fishing at its finest and starting at just minutes from the entrance to the Marina. Blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado, tuna, are but a few of the wide spectrum of tropical fish in this area.