Why Marlin Expeditions

Because we are powered by the biggest and most respected brands and events in big-game fishing

Learn about the engine that powers Marlin Expeditions (formerly known as Marlin University), and discover how decades of experience in fishing magazines, TV and tournaments informs our immersive fishing trips.

Our mission. To deliver the ultimate immersive fishing experience. Period.

Our experience. We are big-game fishing. Our parent brand, Marlin, was founded more than 40 years ago and remains the world’s longest-running offshore big-game magazine. Marlin is part of a media portfolio that includes Salt Water SportsmanSport Fishing and SFTV. Marlin is also the official media title for four of the world’s top big-game fishing tournaments: Offshore World Championship, Bermuda Triple Crown, Scrub Island Invitational and Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. Simply put: offshore fishing is in our DNA. Boasting decades of experience, the team behind these brands is the engine behind Marlin Expeditions.

Our destinations. Travel to the best fishing destinations at peak times of year to experience big-game fishing like the world’s top captains, charters and tournament anglers do. Add in world-class accommodations and food, and it’s a fully curated, all-inclusive package from the leaders in big-game fishing.

Our experts. Made up of captains, tournament anglers and industry pros, Marlin Expeditions’ expert-level sport-fishing instructors deliver comprehensive techniques to hook, fight and release your own billfish with hands-on, personalized, side-by-side coaching in real-world bluewater conditions.

Our fleets. Each location is supported by outstanding sport-fishing boats captained and crewed by experts with the local knowledge to successfully find, hook and land billfish and other target species.

Our gift to you. Every participant in Marlin Expeditions receives a customized keepsake video that documents your trip and a 1-year subscription to Marlin.

With decades of experience, the team behind these brands is the engine behind Marlin Expeditions. Our objective with every expedition is to create the ultimate fishing experience, for both novice and experienced fishermen.

For more than 40 years, Marlin has empowered big-game offshore fishing enthusiasts through an engaging mix of adventure, nostalgia and camaraderie. The thrill of the sport comes alive on our pages with captivating content on dynamic personalities, first-class sport-fishing vessels, the latest equipment and techniques, as well as the finest billfishing destinations the world has to offer.

Salt Water Sportsman

Salt Water Sportsman has been the voice of the coastal angler since its founding in 1939. We bring authority, authenticity and expertise to bear on the most useful and interesting topics in saltwater fishing, including boating, tackle, gear, travel and technology. Our team of editors and contributors teach, entertain, advise and advocate in print and across a network that includes web, video, social media, email and events. Our goal is to inform and empower saltwater anglers, wherever they are in their journey.

Sport FIshing

Through Sport Fishing’s well-researched content and expert advice, its audience continually discovers fresh new techniques and destinations, and gains insight about buying and using tackle and boats. On behalf of the audience, Sport Fishing’s award-winning editors are outspoken in defense of sound fisheries conservation, sensible management and safeguarding angler access to fishing.


It’s fishing like you’ve never seen it. Traveling from the Florida Keys to Alaska, and Cabo San Lucas to Panama, SFTV presents cinematic portraits of the world’s top fisheries and its captains, locals and families whose lives connect to them. And of course, there’s plenty of fish, with more than 25 featured species including tarpon, blue marlin, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, mahi, bonefish, wahoo, salmon, sailfish, swordfish, and striped marlin. Balancing award-winning cinematography and in-depth storytelling, SFTV captures the action and drama of the saltwater-fishing experience like no one before, or since.


A bluewater angler’s dream, Bermuda offers an exotic location that is close to the US, with top-notch accommodations and world-class marlin fishing. The pursuit of record size blue and white marlin draw some of the finest sport-fishing vessels in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean to Bermuda each summer to compete in the Bermuda Triple Crown series.


Every October, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament kicks off the Cabo tournament season with a fun, participant-focused event in one of the most action-packed fishing destinations in the world. Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is the competitive angler’s dream. The Pacific Ocean and legendary Sea of Cortez provide plenty of billfish action and world-record-size gamefish. Big money and big fish go hand in hand at this tournament, which is complimented by an all-star lineup of accommodations and activities.


Now in its 21st year, the Costa Offshore World Championship presented by Continental is one of the world’s most prestigious offshore fishing tournaments. The participants represent an international group of tournament teams that have won qualifying events around the globe, and compete in a demanding IGFA Angling Rules format requiring great skill to convert the bites into catches.


Get ready for incredible fishing and intense competition at the Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Series. This unprecedented fishing event consists of two back-to-back tournaments at one of the most renowned blue marlin destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Comprised of two three-day fishing events, an impressive lineup of gameboats compete for the coveted series title. Teams enjoy luxury accommodations at the exclusive Scrub Island Resort & Marina in the British Virgin Islands and access to the famous North Drop during the September moon.