Sailfish Run Safari

Swim with the fastest fish in the ocean – a spectacular adventure!

Tour Inclusions: 

Private transfer, boat trip, snorkel equipment, lunch including soft drinks and guide

Please bring: 

Sunglasses, towel, hat, biodegradable sun cream, swim suit, wetsuit if available, impermeable jacket, cash for souvenirs/ gratitudes and medicine for sea sickness if needed.


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Pure action awaits during Pro Dive Mexico´s world-class Sailfish Run Safari! Grab your mask, snorkel and fins to meet the world´s fastest fish for its powerful sardine hunt! Pro Dive Mexico´s guided tour starts early in the morning to take you to the deep blue waters beyond Contoy Island in the Golf of Mexico, where Sailfish can be encountered as soon as the water temperature drops during the months of December till March, offering an increased quantity of food in the approximately 23 degree cold nourished water.

Frigate Birds, frequently arrowing down in the water to catch their prey, are our indicators. As soon as we spot a group of Sailfish, we will jump together with a guide to witness this spectacular event. A school of sardines will be strategically pushed and rounded up to bait balls, then slowly approached from any direction, penetrated by the sailfish´s bills smashing each of them one by one to grab the bite, and with their dorsal fins – the sail – up to close their prey in. This event can go on for hours, noticeably reducing the school of sardines until none is left.

There is a great chance to additionally encounter Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and Dolphins.

Tour dates:  From December – March on Tuesdays and Fridays (min 6 people)

The hunt is on! Don´t miss it and get in touch with us!

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Sailfish Encounters with Pro Dive Mexico

Interview with instructor Patricio