Tailhunter International Sportfishing

Tailhunter International Sportfishing

Tailhunter International Sportfishing
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Founded in 1996 by Baja Sur Fishing Expert Jonathan Roldan who still personally oversees all operations with his wife/fishing buddy Jilly. Tailhunter International Sportfishing is a full service outfitter offer excursions year round on the Sea of Cortez where the diversity of species is epic. Specializing in the calm and pristine waters of La Paz's two Island treasures of Isla Espiritu Santu and Isla Cerralvo, Tailhunter offers world famous full service and customized fishing, spearfishing and diving packages which include lodging at the finest local beach resorts and transportation to/from either La Paz or Los Cabos international airports. Tailhunter has adventures in and on the water for all ages with our headquarters on the Bay of La Paz under the big Palapa!
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Baylan H
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Jonathan and Jilly were marvelous hosts. The captains my friend and I had were on point and put us right on the fish. Pargo, cabrilla, triggerfish, and dorado - 20 lbs per person to bring home.

Not only did we catch a lot of fish, but eating our fresh catch at the restaurant afterwards was a cool experience.

Finally, the staff along with Jonathan and Jilly made us feel welcome the entire trip. In a day when a personal touch to a business transaction is rare, it was every day we saw them.

We are already planning on coming back for a second trip!! Thank you Tailhunter for making our first deep sea fishing experience more than we expected.
Written August 11, 2021
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DMKunze
Arvada, Colorado15 contributions
Aug 2020
I have been fishing with Jonathan at Tailhunters for at least the past 10 years and could not recommend a better group to fish with. This year I came down with by long time fishing buddy, but my wife has also come down and fished with me. She really enjoys it also. Their operation knows the meaning of customer service at the highest level, you feel like family. Tha'ts why I keep coming back to them. Now about the fishing. I caught a 60 pound Roasterfish on light spinning gear. Caught many Dorado on my light spinning, even lighter bass rod and my fly rod. Caught a few other species as well. We both brought bak coolers full of fish. Their Tailhunters bar still serves the best mango Margaritas in town.
Written September 16, 2020
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Lynn B S
Sparks, NV61 contributions
Jul 2020
The favorite part of our visit was the fishing. Mexico has just opened up its fishery after being closed 4 months. The fish have been eating and are now large! There are very few fisherman out fishing so there is little to no competition! The guides for Tailhunter International were phenomenal. They not ony put us on the fish we wanted but we got some of the largest fish we have ever caught - true trophies! This was the best fishing of my life and I've fished a lot! Mexico is vigorously enforcing beach closures and social distancing at restaurants. We felt very safe and welcomed are local restaurants who cooked our fresh caught fish for us nightly. (Tailhunter's restaurant was still under construction July 28 to August 1, so we ate locally and had great food!) If you don't go fishing in Mexico with Tailhunter International in August this year, you are missing a once in a lifetime opportunity!!! I thought American Airlines enforced face masks and social distancing well to keep everyone safe in transit.
Written August 3, 2020
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obevie
San Diego, CA45 contributions
Sep 2021
I have fished the Baja since 1963 with most of the legendary guides and writers from LA Bay down to the East Cape. The experience we had with Tailhunter allowed us to relive our past times in the relative comfort of more modern day accommodations combined with upgraded Pangas providing all the fishing and safety gear we never had in the past. For the excellent value and personal hands-on treatment I believe this is one of the few venues left that can allow you to experience the old times and ways that are now seldom available. Following our daily fishing trips we retired to the Sea Level Restaurant where our catch was prepared in many traditional and savory ways. The best part of this was that all you had to do was just " show up ".
Written September 24, 2021
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mike w
Folsom, CA3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
How fortunate am I to have been able to spend the first week of September 2020 in La Paz fishing with 3 of my good friends and Tailhunter Sport fishing!

I began planning our trip in the later part of 2019 and from the beginning Jonathan Roldan made the process smooth, informative and easy. My questions were answered quickly and thoroughly, and in the midst of the ever changing COVID issues, Jonathan constantly provided up to date info.

Our accommodations were fantastic and the boats were great. The Captains we fished with worked hard and got us on the dorado everyday. We ate many meals at the Tailhunter restaurant throughout the week and had the pleasure of sharing food, drinks and laughs with the staff. What a fantastic group of people!

I can’t say enough good things about our time in La Paz and if you’re interested in spending a quality week in beautiful La Paz with quality people, book a fishing trip with Tailhunter Sportfishing.

Mike Welch

Written September 12, 2020
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guy m
2 contributions
May 2022
Every year I book a fishing trip somewhere with friends or family. I have fished in several states in the USA as well as Canada and Mexico. This year I booked a trip with Jonathon when he and his wife were in Salt Lake City at the annual Sportsman show. Although I have always had a great time, this year with Jonathon was by far the most organized trip of all. He takes care of everything from air port transportation, securing the room, to transportation from the hotel to the fishing boat. Each day of fishing starts with a greeting from Jonathon and a breakfast to go, at the end of the day he is waiting to greet you again with a cold beer.

The Tail hunter seaside restaurant owned by Jonathon and his wife Jill is a nice place to eat and relax. Everything we ordered was top notch with friendly servers and conversation with Jonathon and Jill.

I would recommend Tail Hunter to anyone looking for a great fishing trip. Give them a call and leave the hassle to them. All you have to do is pack your bags and reel in the fish. A+++++
Written May 26, 2022
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Ko211-traveler
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
I highly recommend Tailhunters for fishing in La Paz . We had great communication from Jonathan before the trip and everything went smoothly when we got there. We had a fantastic fishing trip with lots of action and variety for my son’s first time saltwater fishing. Everything was taken care of from pickup, food, drinks, expert fishing guide, fish cleaning and even fresh fish dinner of your catch at the restaurant if you like. Can’t wait to go back !
Written May 1, 2022
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John S
2 contributions
Sep 2020
Wow! Another amazing trip with Tailhunter's! We have been going down to fish with them in La Paz for 5 years now, sometimes twice a year. Whether it's a fishing trip with the boys or a diving trip with my wife and family, we are always well taken care of. We always take our catch to the restaurant for tacos and ceviche after a fun day of fishing. The captains are great always work hard to put you on the fish. This trip we fished two days and caught lots of Dorado and some big Cabrilla. It was great to see Jonathan and Jill back open with the FUBAR Cantina, still the coldest cervezas and the best mango margaritas on the Malecon! La Paz is open for business! It felt very safe with everyone wearing their masks, hand sanitizer and temperature checks upon entering restaurants. The people of La Paz were as vibrant and friendly as always. I can't wait to go back in 2021! We already have our dates reserved! Thanks Tailhunter!
Written October 2, 2020
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Mike&Jen
11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed several beautiful days out on the water. Being the middle of January, it was a little windy with mild temps, however, having travelled from Seattle where it was in the upper 30s and snow/rain mixed, it was heaven.

The fishing with Capt. Jorge was fantastic! It should be noted that not all the fishing vessels were successful as it is off season for most species. Our captain was diligent and experienced, helping us hook 3 Dorado, and my wife even caught a couple of bait fish.

We then opted to have the captain fillet our fish, and it was later prepared at the TailHunter restaurant.

We again went swimming with sea lions and a whaleshark. The water was a little chilly, being January, but the experience was unforgettable. We highly recommend TailHunter for your next adventure in La Paz. Thank you Jonathan and Jilly!
Written February 6, 2020
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LeadFoot2014
Batesville, AR691 contributions
Jul 2021
We have fished with Tailhunter for a few years now, but we had to skip last year due to the Covid. The service is just as good, the fishing maybe even better and the entire experience was amazing, as always. They take care of everything, from picking you up at your hotel, transportation to the boats, gear and always a great captain. We have fished for some years with Captain Armando and we love fishing with him. You cannot go wrong with Tailhunters, as Jonathan and Jilly make you feel incredibly welcome and they take care of everthing, down to the finest detail. We will be back until we can no longer go! We highly recommend fishing with |Tailhunter!
Written August 13, 2021
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