Why Marlin Expeditions

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

Explore the powerhouse behind Marlin Expeditions (formerly Marlin University) and uncover how our learning adventures benefit from decades of expertise in fishing magazines, TV and tournaments.

Our mission. To deliver the ultimate 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 big-game fishing magazine. Marlin is also the official media title for four of the world’s top billfish tournaments: Offshore World Championship, Bermuda Triple Crown, Scrub Island Billfish Series 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 that runs Marlin Expeditions.

Our destinations. Travel to the best fishing destinations at the peak times of the year to experience big-game fishing like the world’s top captains and tournament anglers do. Add in world-class accommodations and food, and it’s a fully curated, all-inclusive package you don’t want to miss.

Our experts. Made up of tournament-winning captains, mates, 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 billfish and other target species.

Our gift to you. Every participant in Marlin Expeditions receives a 1-year subscription to Marlin, a lifetime of memories, and a new group of fishing buddies.


The team responsible for these brands brings decades of experience and serves as the driving force behind Marlin Expeditions. Our goal for each trip is to craft the ultimate fishing experience, catering to both novice and seasoned 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.


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 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.