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Affordable – Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

From humble beginning in 1998, introducing our unique approach to the previously un-organized sportfishing industry in Cabo San Lucas we are proud knowing so many locals and their families have benefitted from our work ethics and business philosophies for Cabo Fishing Charters.   “Setting New Standards in Customer Service” was an original tag line.   Our efforts have been rewarded with return VIP Guess and thousands of referrals – We proudly share and display letters and photos received that tell the greatest of stories!  “Pictures Tell The Real Reel Story!”  ©

Cabo Magic VIP Clients

Cabo Magic VIP Clients

We are the recipient of numerous prestigious Certificate of Excellence Awards from Trip Advisor.Cabo Magic®  Sportfishing’s success is a combination of several factors:  We have the very best crews – Captains, First Mates, Deckhands and yes, Onboard Chefs – – – All have tremendous pride in their work and it shows!  Many began with us and moved on to other boats and owners.  We are equally proud of them and their successes. Vessel Owners/Partners understand the necessity of repairs and maintenance according to strict standardsOur attention to the myriad of details of the business of Cabo Charter Fishing is time tested! We were established in 1999 with our flagship “CABO MAGIC” a 35′ Bertram Sportfisher.  Not long after, we added another boat and another, as the business grew exponentially.  We were approached by American, Canadian, and Mexican boat owners asking us to represent them.  Many of the local ‘old-timers’ have known Tommy when he began fishing the waters of Cabo San Lucas in the early 1970’s.

Going back even further, in 1994, we established Importadores de Los Cabos, importing a variety of merchandise for hotels and fishing fleets including Penn ® Tackle and RCA Televisions.  Then we converted an old brick “Llantera” (tire shop) behind the first Pemex in town and opened Musica Y Mas, where we sold toys like Barbie ®, in demand Levis ®, car stereos, boom boxes, Irons, blenders, food processors, and introduced music on CD to the locals.  When we outgrew that location,  we moved up the hill, near Cruz Roja where we were the only place to buy such products other than Electronics Ruth and Aramburo downtown for 7 years.

We started publishing our Team Cabo Magic  “Cabo Fish Report & Fishing News” in 1999 as a means for people to see how awesome paradise bounty is!  Suddenly, everyone began referring to their company as Team.  Flattered by the imitation, we’ve remained a premier Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charter Company.  “Fishing, its what we do!” ©

As many know, its not easy to accumulate, and post, fish reports daily.  That’s another reason why we are thrilled to post VIP Guest Photos and VIP Guest Letters.  On our Original Site, you ‘ll find photos and letters that go back to day one  – a great way to see what the conditions and bounty production might be like any given time period.  Keep in mind that things can be different year to year .. there’s no way to predict exactly what dance Neptune & Mother Nature are going to do!   Many of you may remember our original website sparked the idea for many. We were the first Cabo Fishing Company to produce a website, first to offer a USA Tollfree line, first with a Vonage line, and first with a published fish report. .  Yes, we are pioneers and leaders for sure.

Our original website was painstakingly and lovingly custom created by Tommy, Alan and Lori on an asp platform in 1997, long before Google launched in September 1998.   The site initially offered current area conditions and general information on Cabo San Lucas.  It was an ideal way to proudly display photos  and letters we received.  One day Lori learned that “Pescador” means “Fisherman” and thus VIP Guest was created – VIP has always meant Very Important Pescador!

We’ve been showcased many times, on Sportfishing shows including many that have aired on ESPN – OUTDOOR CHANNEL – OUTDOOR LIFE – VERSUS NETWORK.

We’ve been making magic + dreams come true since the day we were established.

For some it surely can be beginner’s luck, and we’ve been told, its also personal bucket list dream fulfillment.

Cabo Magic VIP Client Collage

Cabo Magic VIP Client Collage


We’ve welcomed guests from all walks of life
We equally honor requests for for publicity and privacy.

NBA Lakers, Kings, Clippers, Spurs, Rockets, Knicks, Heat
NASCAR  Kasey Kahne, Tony Raines
BASEBALL  Yankees, Phillies, Dodgers
NHL Kings,Sharks, Maple Leafs
NFL Cowboys, Raiders, Viking, Eagles, Broncos
Singers, Songwriters, Musicians – John Mayer, Sarah McLachlan
Celebrities & Entertainers – Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney
Publishers, Authors, Playwrights, Literary Agents, Talent Agents
Judges, Attorneys, CPAs, Analysts,
Radiologists, Cardiologists, Dentists. Nurses, Physician Assistants, ER Physicians
Pilots, Flight Attendants, Teachers, Professors, School Superintendents
Iron Workers –  Oil Rig Workers
Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers, Sales Representatives
Teachers, Professors, Students, Principals, Superintendents,
Fathers & Sons, Mothers & Daughters, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
We’ve helped plan & coordinate: Corporate Events, Family Reunions, Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Surprise Parties, Graduations, Engagements, Weddings, Memorial Services

CABO MAGIC Sportfishing is located in the beautiful paradise of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur , Mexico approximately 1000 miles south of San Diego, California .  It is called “Lands End” and is Where the Majestic Pacific Ocean Meets the Bountiful Sea of Cortez. It is world famous as the Striped Marlin Capital of the World & is a Top-Pick Destination for World Class Sport Fishing.

We invite you to Fish With Us Aboard Tournament and Award Winning CABO MAGIC Sportfishing charter boats, including Pangas, Cruisers,  Sport Fishers, and Yachts that are Licensed + Insured ~ With Modern, Top Of The Line Tackle, Gear, Electronics & USCG Safety Standards, and look forward to the opportunity to say “Welcome Aboard” whether you are a beginner, a professional and everyone in between!

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters, Crews & Boats of Cabo Magic® Sportfishing

Get hooked up year-round with our competent, skilled, and hard working crews, who are on the water more than 350 days every year. Some of our crew member are 3rd and 4th generation Captains.  All crew members participate in local tournaments, many boast impressive, and multiple tournament wins. Our crews want to help you earn your bragging rights, and are eager to show you how they do what they do.

We have a variety of Pangas, Cruisers, Sportfishers and Yachts available for Fishing in Cabo San Lucas.

A panga is ideal for inshore fishing. The shallow hull allows the vessel to get practically on top of the rocks, which is where many of our inshore species live.  Pez Gallo – Roosterfish – ride the surf break, so again, the panga has the ability to get right there.  Pangas are equipped with lighter duty tackle and our captains will travel up to 10 miles from the marina for you.  You can fish/hunt for Striped Marlin + Yellowfin Tuna + Dorado + Wahoo as well.

Cruisers are both single and twin engines, sized 26′ to 34′.  Each cruiser has a maximum number of guests permitted aboard ranging from 3 to 6.- depending on size.   Single engine boats generally remain within 10 miles of marina departure.  Twin engines provide power and speed.  We offer a variety to choose from.

Sportfishers & Yachts are twin engine, sized 35′ and larger, and can accommodate larger groups.  The amenities provide additional comfort for guests.  All have a salon and many are air-conditioned.

When fishing with Cabo Magic ® Sporfishing you will get what you pay for, and, pay for what you get – and we pride ourselves on arranging charters according to your descriptions and wishes.

All boats, tackle and gear are maintained according to strict standards – Your safety is our #1 priority, followed immediately with entertaining you, and getting you on the fish.  You can choose from “Bring Your Own” and “All Inclusive” sport fishing charters, or some combination thereof, as we are ever mindful of your budget and personal preferences. We will gladly work with you to arrange the adventure you dream of – charters ‘out of the ordinary’ can be created to satisfy every taste and all budgets –- We Are First Class & Affordable.

Our History Offering “Cabo Fishing Charters”

Wester Outdoors – November 21, 2003

Tommy Garcia, the affable owner of CABO MAGIC Sportfishing, started fishing Cabo San Lucas in the 1970’s when there was not much there besides great fishing.

With fishing partner and longtime friend Len Aaron, after a great day on the water, the two would sit at EL CORRAL Restaurant drinking Pacificos, swapping fish tales, all the while entertained by the caged wild animals on display.

In those days the view to the harbor was unobstructed from the main drag of Boulevard Marina across from what is now Plaza Las Glorias. In those days the restaurant was one of the areas best.

On average Tommy and Len fished 40 days here a year.

In 1993 Tommy brought Lori to Cabo, the place he thought of as his home away from home. She was welcomed and embraced by the locals and came to share Tommy’s passion for what the waters had to offer. She was hooked! He proposed on the 31′ Bertram they chartered and July 4th is their wedding anniversary.

They continued the fishing tradition chartering with local fleets often accompanied by Len.

Each trip, they were asked for items at that time nearly impossible to purchase in Los Cabos.

This led to the establishment of a closely held export management firm based in the states, and a privately owned-operated import company in Mexico. Not seeking great financial profit, personal satisfaction was derived knowing these arrangements provided an affordable alternative source for local boat owners to purchase items needed to repair and modernize their boats, tackle, gear and equipment.

This provided those locals the ability to sustain their livelihood and thus an admirable means to provide for their families.

Early into a day at sea in 1998 the chartered boat they were aboard broke down. The mate had no knowledge of repairing a boat. The seas were rough so the captain could not leave his post. They limped back on one engine. Upon arrival they were met by the fleet owners representative. Tommy asked for a discounted day of fishing or a refund. The rep looked him straight in the eyes and said “I will give you nothing.”

Tommy decided then and there to bring his own boat down from California. They launched “CABO MAGIC” November 1999.

They were licensed and established themselves locally to legally send CABO MAGIC out as a charter boat to help offset the costs associated with maintaining a boat in one of the worlds most prestigious and expensive marinas.

They did not anticipate their 35′ Bertram Sportfisher would become the flagship of a fleet.

Tommy was approached by several of the local boat owners who had upgraded their boats, tackle and gear asking if CABO MAGIC could arrange charters for them too. These owners found themselves unable to compete with the larger fleets whose operating & advertising funds came from many sources, including hotel and restaurant ownership, as well as real estate sales and property management.

Today Cabo Magic Sportfishing represents over 20 boats. With three exceptions, all are owned by Mexican Nationals, earning their living in Cabo San Lucas. Many are second and third generation San Lucans.

Boats offered for charter are all sportfishers and currently range in size from 26′ to 46′.

Everything is maintained to the standards Tommy has for his own boat, ” CABO MAGIC”. He periodically meets with owners and captains to ensure things are up to snuff. The leadership he brings is beneficial to everyone. Everyone wins!

All ways and always adhering to their motto of “First Class and Affordable” they are quietly setting new standards by doing it right.

Fishing, tournament charters, corporate events, private sunset cruises, snorkel trips, ATV tours, horseback riding, accommodations, airport transportation and more can be arranged.

A United States based operation, call them tollfree 888-475-5337 They have revolutionized customer service by forwarding their tollfree telephone number wherever they are in the world.

Visit them online at Their user friendly website is the only interactive one of its kind. Their unique approach to superior customer service in doing business continues to set new standards for you to appreciate.

Outdoor Life – November 2003

Cabo’s Magic Marlin


From your boat you watch the billfish rush in, its black dorsal fin and high scything tail cutting the surface sheen. Seizing the lure at speed, it turns. Your outrigger suddenly jerks aft, only to buggy whip back as the fishing line snaps free and its long curve of slack straightens into the sea. All hell breaks loose on the deck. The mate scrambles to set the hook and secure the other lines while the captain, yelling orders in Spanish, backs the throttle to position his stern for the fight to come. The paying customer is about to discover how “getting your money’s worth” is defined in the waters of Los Cabos, Mexico.

Operating just below the Tropic of Cancer off the south end of Baja California, where the Pacific swell becomes the blue-jade Sea of Cortez, the sportfishing fleet of Cabo San Lucas targets black sea bass, bonitos, dorados, roosterfish, wahoo, sailfish, and, at the top end, black, striped and blue marlin. With marlin, the striped version is a year round possibility; the big blues from June to mid-November. The good news is that the quarry is plentiful and you don’t have to bring any deep-sea experience to the boat. Forty thousand are caught and, for the most part, released here annually. The bad news is that everything in Cabo is on a buyer beware basis, so check the reputation of your boat and its crew before shoving off. Otherwise, just book in advance (online is preferable), especially when the blues are running.

Arriving at our dock at 6 a.m., my wife, Nancy, and I were welcomed aboard the Cabo Magic, a 35-foot Bertram Sportfisher operated by Tommy and Lori Garcia’s sportfishing company of the same name. Like the other high-tech fishing boats that call the Cabo San Lucas marina home, it was built with taming marlin in mind.

The boat’s flying bridge allows you to spot the fish. Its dual 30’ outriggers, from which the trailing lures dart and dive in the wake astern, draw them in. And its fighting chair gives your back, arms and thighs and oarsman’s leverage against the big fish. Charters through Cabo Magic Sportfishing start at $340.

Coming out of the harbor, Captain steered deliberately back and forth, scanning the dawn-brightened sea ahead. The lures, bullet-headed and colorfully skirted, were already popping in the wake, but this was sight fishing, I realized. Hunting actually.

“What’s that splashing over there?” Nancy asked him.

“Porpoises,” he said. And later, to a bigger, single, crashing splash, “Manta ray.” Then, three times, “Shark!’ Hammerheads, these were, and big ones, too, though their grayish fins seemed small enough in the breeze-freshened swell 50 yards off the bridge.

But the focus of this search appeared as a high broad dorsal fin and sickle-length half-section of the tail. Under them lay, in the lee of the chop, a long resting shadow.

Throttling to an idle we stood off as the mate cast a live mackerel just in front of the resting fish. The mackerel, hooked through the nose, darted and slashed like any game fish against the tug of the line, but the marlin did not react. “Fish no hungry,” the captain said after several minutes, and we started away.

Just then the outrigger popped. I turned to see the mate set the hook in three sweeping pulls. Was this unseen fish the same one, or even a marlin?

“Senor,” the mate said, gesturing me with his eyes to the fighting chair as I scurried off the flying bridge. The butt of the rod, now secured in the gimble socket on the fighting chair, was bigger around to my grip than the handle of a baseball bat. Overall, the sturdy fishing rod was as along as a broom. It had a pulley wheel where the eye would be on a regular stick. The fish put its weight into it and the rod strained forward, the line guide of the huge brassy Penn reel leaping back and forth. The line which had been slanting into the water as far from the boat as a pitcher’s mound is from home plate, was soon as far out as second base. Suddenly, the striped marlin came out of the water, deep in center field. It snaked back and forth in the Mexican sun, all 7 feet of it showing, bill to tail. “Marlino” Captain Hector yelled.”Arriba!”

It crashed down and came out again fluidly blue and gray, arching long and trailing water in the light. Then down and away, and the slave work of pumping and recovering began.

This nice striper would tip the scales at about 120 pounds. It was considered average for the species and, boated before it was released, seemed a dream fish in the size, proportions, coloration and power.

But this is a dream of multiple elements. There is the town itself, a tangle of discos, hotels and raucous merchants; the immaculate marina at day’s first light; the humid tropic air; the patois of the crew; the manifest fertility of the sea; and those torso-straining surge of a big fish on heavy tackle. All this lies easily at hand for those who would venture to bustling, beckoning Los Cabos.

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Cabo Magic Crews

What can we expect from your crews? First and foremost, our crews are concerned with the safety of our VIP guests. Next they want to entertain you and 'get you on the fish'. To succeed, a combination of effort, skill, timing and luck work together. It is very important to keep your wits about you while aboard any vessel. Sea conditions can go from 'smooth' to 'choppy' or even a rogue swell can appear seemingly out of nowhere. It is helpful to watch what the crew is doing. They'll be working to find the fish. They are watching signs of action such as birds, surface bubbles, bait fish, jumping fish, fins & tails. Their eyes are trained & skilled in watching for the slightest sign of fish action. They will troll lures to catch the attention of fish. Sometimes the fish you are hunting will hit a trolled lure and sometimes the crew will pitch live bait to entice them. Our captains & mates can speak and understand English in various levels. Several take great pride in their ability to do so. ALL crews do their best to understand what you say to them. Some are more comfortable speaking their native language amongst themselves. Just as you might appreciate their effort to speak English to you, they do appreciate any effort made to speak Spanish. All of our crews speak fantastic Fish English! Our crews do what is necessary to maintain the boat & keep equipment functioning and operating properly.
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Cabo Fishing on Sportfishers and Yachts

Cabo fishing on Sportfishers and Yachts If you are looking to combine enjoying a day of luxury on the water, with fighting a trophy Marlin, or a Pacific Sailfish, or perhaps you dream of boating a Yellowfin Tuna or Dorado or maybe a Wahoo, let's arrange for you and your group to fish in Cabo San Lucas aboard one of our Sportfishers or Yachts. Arrangements can can be simple or elaborate. Want something extra special and unique for your special day? Want to plan or throw a Surprise Party? Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? Want to celebrate engagement? Want to propose? Want to celebrate your freedom? Want to show your biggest clients that you really appreciate their business? Want a chef onboard? You got it! Want a videographer on board? done! How about a Mariachi band? Or perhaps a jazz trio? Let Lori know and everything you want will be handled. Attention to detail is what we are known for. 18 years in business - Same Ownership + Same Leadership since day one.
Cabo Magic Sportfishing Charters

Cabo Fishing Charters

Cabo Fishing Charters. The charters we arrange are boat specific. We do not double book boats - this was one of the first standard principles of business established - by us - in 1999. All crews are properly documented, licensed, and insured for charter. All carry US Coast Guard level safety equipment. Boats are inspected annually by the Port Captains Office. Owners provide proof of insurance to the Port Captains Office to maintain their charter license/permit. ("matricula") Owners of vessels are responsible for all operating costs associated with the charters we arrange. To confidently place VIP Guests aboard - as we have done since 1999 - vessel owners and crews are in alignment with our business practices and philosophies. "We treat everyone with dignity and respect" All of us look forward to welcoming you aboard.