CORONADOS?

boxerman

F/V The Gina Marie
Feb 16, 2006
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46
42
San Marcos
Name
Sean
Boat
F/V The Gina Marie SEA FOX Commander 226
This is my first season with my own boat and I want to fish the Coronados. I have a few questions for the guys who fish down there often.

1. What Exact Mexican Permits will I need to be 100% legal to fish the Islands, I am aware I need a current Valid Passport.

2. Can I purchase the required permits in the U.S., and where?

3. How much grief does the Mexican Navy give private boaters? I understand this is a subjective question but I never have anything illegal on my boat and I have 100% of the required safety equipment and documentation needed to fish in U.S. waters and I also speak fluent Spanish.

Thanks in advance for your advice and help!
 

SRS

Well-Known "Member"
Mar 25, 2015
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37
Name
Scott
Boat
CC
This is my first season with my own boat and I want to fish the Coronados. I have a few questions for the guys who fish down there often.

1. What Exact Mexican Permits will I need to be 100% legal to fish the Islands, I am aware I need a current Valid Passport.

2. Can I purchase the required permits in the U.S., and where?

3. How much grief does the Mexican Navy give private boaters? I understand this is a subjective question but I never have anything illegal on my boat and I have 100% of the required safety equipment and documentation needed to fish in U.S. waters and I also speak fluent Spanish.

Thanks in advance for your advice and help!
Plenty of info on previous threads if you do a quick search but the short answer is have your passport, mex fishing license, passenger manifest, and pay your $23 Visa per entry. You generate the manifest yourself and purchase the Visa online. Print your Visa payment receipt. If you have these docs in order if/when the Mex Navy arrives they are very friendly.
 
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Ratshirt

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Mar 25, 2007
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Oregon
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Ratshirt
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none
Also make sure to get insurance for the boat that is VALID in Mexico.
 

cprman

Band geek
Mar 28, 2003
97
1
Santee
www.allheartcpr.com
Name
Gary
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28 ft bertram twin
I just went through all of this mess and went to the real source. Pay a visit to island drive DonaJenkins maritime documentation services, they are located in point loma on rosecrans by shelter island. Here is the real skinny.. First,you pay to get your vessel documented for Mexico . if you do it online yourself, its a pain in the ass. I finally just let them do it correctly and paid the fee, over 100 bucks. The document is good for ten years. Next, mexican fishing license for sure, not having that alone can get Your shit towed to ensenada. The previous guy was also right about your insurance, makesure it covers mexico. Current registration, passport or passcard. I do believe thats it. Also, no weapons.. that includes flareguns, some authorities deem this as a weapon.if youre not sure about something, call Dona JENKINS office and ask them. Good luck, c ya at the sand bass spawn!
 
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boxerman

F/V The Gina Marie
Feb 16, 2006
89
46
42
San Marcos
Name
Sean
Boat
F/V The Gina Marie SEA FOX Commander 226
Thank you everyone, I will probably just go the Island Drive and get it dialed in by a pro! See you on the water!!
 
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calicokid97

YT on the iron
Feb 25, 2008
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24
San Diego
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Kenny Sansone
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1978 24' Sea Ray cuddy
You need insurance that covers it in Mexico?
Some kind of joke if the navy messes up your boat or that for real?