La Paz has been on the fishing map since the 1940s when it was literally an outpost of Mexico as it was difficult to reach by car as most roads in Baja were still dirt. The few Americans that made it down there did so by boat or private plane.
Today it’s easily reached by both motor vehicle or commercial airlines, but even so, La Paz still maintains that small fishing village feel that first drew the early tourists fifty years ago. La Paz Mexico has that special combination of old Mexico charm with modern accommodations.
We at Wild On The Fly have never found any other location with such a mix of consistently good fishing, genuine and friendly locals, beautiful weather, and great restaurants and hotels. Though La Paz and the lower half of Baja draws tourists for a variety of recreational pursuits, saltwater sport fishing is still remains one of the most popular activities, as the waters of the gulf are home to arguably the greatest variety of sport fish of any other destination in the world.
Of the many options that are available to the saltwater fly fisherman we at Wild on The Fly have found that the best fishing program is provided by Baja Pirates, who offer the most complete packages for the money, that include lodging at the Marina Hotel (which happens to be located near the downtown restaurants and shops), boats, transfers, boats (size to fit the size of your party), fishing gear if needed, and breakfast/lunch, fishing license etc.
By booking a package through Baja Pirates, you don’t have to worry about important details that you my encounter in a foreign country, which is particularly helpful for those who are new to travel outside of the US. The Baja Pirates know fishing and have learned over the years the needs of fly fishermen who travel to Baja each year.
At a Glance
Target Fish: Sailfish, Marlin, Snapper, Yellowtail, Yellowfin, Dolfin, Roosterfish, Wahoo, Amberjack, Jack Cravelle, Sharks & Rays, Triggerfish, Skipjack.
Location: La Paz, Baha Sur, Mexico
Seasons: All year (vary by fish species)
Hotel Capacity: 90 guestrooms
Nearest Airport: La Paz
Documents needed: Passport
Each morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transported to the marina where you will meet your captain and board your boat. Baja Pirates owns a fleet of Center Console boats specifically designed for fly fishing that have elevated casting decks, a special bait system, and special fly rod storage. Fishing gear will be provided if needed. A box lunch will be provided on the boat and upon return in the late afternoon, you will be on your own to dine in one of the many excellent restaurants in the city of La Paz.
Best Fly Fishing Seasons
Snapper: April through July
Yellowtail: February through April
Striped, Blue and Black Marlin: Late June
Dorado: June through November
Sailfish: Beginning in late June and continues through the warmer months
Roosterfish: September through November
Sea Bass/Grouper: Spring
Amberjack: February through May
Wahoo: Beginning in late June and continues through the warmer months
Sharks/Rays: November through February
Sierra Mackerel: November through February
Triggerfish: All year
Jack Crevalle: February through May
Skipjack: February through November
Located at the north end of downtown La Paz, the Marina Hotel features standard rooms for one or two people. Rooms include flat-screen TVs and have two double beds and maximum space for 4 people.
It is equipped with hair dryer, air conditioning, telephone, chair, and desk. The Hotel has an on-site restaurant, sports bar, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis court.
On Site Amenities and Activities Include
Self serve laundry
Satellite TV and VCR
The city of La Paz is served by many commercial airlines. Your package includes round trip travel between the airport and your hotel.
At Baja Pirates we strive to provide the perfect fit for each client. We offer a full range of options from daily rental of one of our captain operated boats to our Full Service Premium Fishing Package. Rentals and Fishing Packages can be for any duration, it only depends on your schedule.
Our Captain Operated Daily Boat Rentals includes:
Transportation to and from the fleet from the La Paz area
Conventional Fishing Gear
American Style Boat (Center Console, Cruiser, or Fly Fishing Boat)
NOT INCLUDED IN DAILY RENTALS:
Captain/Crew tips, Fishing Licenses, Box Lunch, and Bait
Our Center Console boats are ideal for two or three anglers.
Our Cruisers are for parties of three or four anglers.
Our Fly Fishing boats are Center Console boats specifically designed for fly fishing that have elevated casting decks, a special bait system, and special fly rod storage.
Our boats are all American Style Boats that includes brands like, Triumph, Trophy, Parkers, Defiance and Sportfisherman Cruiser.
Our Standard Package includes:
Transportation to and from the La Paz Airport.
Hotel accommodations with your choice of The Marina Hotel, La Perla, or Club Cantamar.
One of our boats the size to meet your party's needs, our Captain, All the Fishing Gear you will need ( Avet Reels, Ugly Stick Rods, top end terminal tackle and trolling lures and jigs)
Fishing License at no additional cost
Fish Processing including vacuum packing and freezing at no additional cost
Breakfast and Lunch on fishing days
Transportation to and from the fleet
Souvenir cap and shirt
Transportation to and from Cabo is available at additional cost.
Our Standard Package PLUS All Meals:
This adds all meals to your stay. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are provided in this option. Dinners are offered from your choice of menu items in over 12 different restaurants around La Paz.
Our Premium Package:
Our Premium Package adds upgraded accommodations including La Paz’s best Bed and Breakfast or upgraded rooms at the hotel of choice. It also adds additional restaurants for dinner choices. On top of that, it covers the cost of your live bait for fishing and we throw in a new cooler to bring your fish home in.
Custom Vacation Packages
There are many great things to do and see in La Paz, and we can put together a custom package tailored just for you!
Some of our custom options include:
Additional days fishing or hotel.
Scuba Diving or Snorkeling. Scuba certification is available as well.
Rates are as follows based on double occupancy.
4 nights/3 fishing days $1,150 per person
5 nights/4 fishing days: $1,850 per person
6 nights/5 fishing days : $2,150 per person
7 nights/6 fishing days: $2,450 per person
Baja Pirates Booking Policies
The following policies shall apply to any and all Baja Pirates of La Paz Vacation/Fishing cancellations.
Depending upon when a reservation is canceled, a cancellation charge may apply. In most cases if a party elects to reschedule a reservation at a later time, the following cancellation charges will be waved.
We reserve the right to require additional funds if the advertised price of the vacation package increases prior to being rescheduled.Cancellations for Vacation Packages
Days Prior to Reservation Cancellation Charge Per Guest
91 days or more prior to reservation
90-46 days prior to reservation
45-0 days prior to reservation
Cancellation Charge Per Guest
$100.00 Not Refunded
$200.00 Not Refunded
100% of Total Cost will be charged
If we have booked your airline reservation and you require a time or date change there will be a reservation change fee of $150.00 plus any increase in flight cost imposed by the air carrier.
We highly recommend Travel Insurance to protect yourself from penalties assessed for canceling due to medical reasons for yourself or members of your party.