was started by the Holmes family in March 2004. Operated by Jim Holmes since 2008, the business started out with a 26ft Tiara Open Express and a 30ft Bertram Sportsfisher, fishing around the East Cape and in the waters around Cabo San Lucas. This area proved excellent for targeting BIG Marlins, Tuna and Dorado and jigging for Yellowtail, Grouper and Snapper and Los Amigos (meaning “The Friends”) Sportfishing soon found its niche in Los Cabos .
As one of the few independent, American owned and operated charter businesses in Cabo San Lucas, the idea of a “gringo owned and operated” charter operation was a bit out of the norm for the area and there were challenges. By 2010, the bookings were going well, but the “local” politics and culture in San Lucas was proving a problem, with a lot of charters being lost due to the “coyotes” and the many “broker” operations that do not own boats and often played the “bait & switch” game with tourists, promising one thing but delivering another. This led to the decision to become independent and offer a first class experience and service to our customers directly – proven success on the water, professional crews that care about your fishing and cruising experience, and boats that get you on the fish, fast.
As an angler, turned owner and understanding what a visiting tourist was looking for and wanting in their fishing excursions, Jim set out to be the first class operation the Los Amigos Sportfishing has become.
The ensuing 2 years brought about many learning experiences and was beyond what anyone could have hoped for. The diverse range of fishing options, variety of vessels that Los Amigos Sportfishing had to offer and the personal attention Jim and Team Los Amigos gave to their clients spread quickly, and it became apparent that this was no longer a small operation.
In 2013, Captain Steve Slawkin came aboard as a shareholder and partner in the business and helped develop and establish a new look and feel for Team Los Amigos. With our main base for all operations located at Cabos San Lucas Marina, and satellite locations in the East Cape, Los Amigos Sportfishing is becoming the premier excursion charter service in Baja California Sur.
This year, Los Amigos Sportfishing celebrates 10 years of successful charter operations.
Los Amigos Sportfishing now employs a total of between 12-15 people annually, and all of its employees pride themselves on delivering professional service, attention to detail, spectacular fishing and cruising adventures and the highest quality of boats and equipment.
There is no other charter company in Cabo San Lucas and East Cape area that can offer you the experience, range of boats and packages to meet any and every need. Book now for hook-ups of a lifetime!
If you would like any more information about Los Amigos Sportfishing, or any of our crew, boats or equipment, please call or contact us any time.
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