Fishing the Riviera Maya: All You Need to Know
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So you’ve chosen to tick the Mexican Caribbean off your angling bucket list. Good for you! With countless species and techniques to explore, fishing the Riviera Maya will put you smack in the middle of one of the most prolific angling destinations on the planet. Couple that with dream-like natural beauty and year-round pleasant weather, and you’ll see why this place is hailed as a bonafide angler’s paradise.

A view of a temple on a beach on the Caribbean coast of Riviera Maya

Each year, thousands of hopeful anglers flock to the Riviera Maya to catch the fish of their life. Beginners, experts, fly fishers, and big game hunters – all of them come in search of the big one. Many leave the Yucatán with dreams fulfilled and tales to tell. What is it that makes this strip of land so special? Let’s dive right into it!

What can I catch?

Perched on the lush Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, the Riviera Maya is a 150-mile stretch of coastline looking out into the mesmerizing, blue Caribbean. Spreading from Cancún in the north to Punta Allen in the south, the Riviera holds a variety of fish species roaming around.

Bonefish

One of the most iconic inshore fish species in the world, the “Ghost of the Flats” is a thing of legends. Anyone who’s ever fished the Riviera Maya knows that local anglers love nothing more than the thrill of chasing some feisty Bonefish. They love really shallow waters, and you’ll find them in abundance in Mexico’s flats.

A man holding a Bonefish in the shallow water on the beach

If you’re looking for the most prolific Bonefishing spots, look no further than the island of Cozumel. Fly fishing in the island’s northern flats is one of the best experiences in all of the Caribbean. Its three spacious lagoons are home to a yearly supply of Bonefish. Head over there from March–May, or in fall for the most productive trip.

Snapper and Grouper

We can’t make a list of the Riviera Maya’s top fish species without including some bottom dwellers. These are the fish that will give you a real run for your money, but that will also have your mouth watering. At the top of the list, we have to mention the iconic Cubera Snapper, known as “Red Snapper” in this part of the world. These hard fighters live in the reefs off the coast of Riviera Maya, where you’ll find them gorging on anything from shrimp to lobster.

An angler holding a Cubera Snapper on a boat in Mexico

As for Grouper, there’s a variety of species that inhabit these beautiful reefs. Dusky, Red, and Black Grouper all love to roam around underwater structures, so you’ll be doing some serious bottom fishing here. You might also run into the giant Goliath Grouper, which is sure to be the experience of a lifetime. However, make sure to release this gentle beast if it ends up on the end of your line!

Amberjack

While we’re on the subject of tasty bottom dwellers, let’s mention another iconic creature – Amberjack. The Great Mayan Reef off the coast of Playa del Carmen holds an abundance of fish, and you’ll find Amberjack here in great numbers. They love roaming around these waters, and the best time to target them is September–March.

Three anglers holding a big Amberjack on a boat in the waters of Cozumel

These are powerful creatures that are sure to put up a great fight and, as such, they’ve become a favorite of many anglers. The best way to entice their bite is to try out some jigging with a bait fish of your choice. They are aggressive eaters, so be prepared for them to bite hard!

Mahi Mahi

Probably the most photogenic creature underwater, Mahi Mahi is a sight for sore eyes. These stunning colorful fish call the waters of Riviera Maya their home, and you’ll have no issues spotting them all along the coast. They absolutely love basking in the waters of the reefs, meaning you can get to their playgrounds in no time.

An angler holding a Mahi Mahi on a boat in Cancún

The best time to head out on a Mahi Mahi quest is anywhere from March through July. This is when the waters are beautiful and calm, and the only thing breaking the serenity is the fight you’ll get once you hook into this fighter! Along with the battle, you’ll get some delicious dinner at the end of the day, as well as some of the most beautiful photos.

Billfish

Wrapping up our list, these fish are truly something special. They’re a family of some of the most coveted species out there. White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish all call these tropical waters their home. If you manage to reel in three different Billfish species in a day, you’ll have a “Billfish Grand Slam” under your belt. Not too bad, eh?

Anglers pulling a Sailfish out of the water

So if this is something that sounds interesting, you’ll be happy to know that you can get all of these species not too far from shore. These incredible hard-fighting beasts are available all year-round, but the best time to target Billfish in these waters is in summer. Head out for some trolling action, and watch their stunning acrobatic leaps as you reel ’em in.

How to Fish the Riviera Maya

This stretch of Caribbean coastline is very diverse, so it’s no wonder that there are lots of ways to explore the area. Over the years, some of these places have become renowned for various types of fishing. You can enjoy many different types of fishing here, so let’s dive into it.

Charter Fishing

There’s nothing that can compare to cruising the turquoise waters of the Caribbean aboard a charter boat. It’s such a beautiful place that you’ll never want your trip to end. Not to mention how productive it is! Heading out with a professional captain is invaluable, especially when it’s your first time exploring this abundant fishery.

Anglers posing with their day's catch on a boat in Cancún

Visiting the deep waters off the coast requires you to hop on a boat, whether it’s the Mesoamerican Reefs or the open sea. You’ll get to enjoy your day in stunning nature, basking in the sun, with the wind in your hair. Paints a nice picture, doesn’t it? Add to that the thrill of fighting some of the most prized fish species that live in these waters and filling the bags, and you’ve got yourself an adventure to remember.

Shore Fishing

If you see yourself as more of a stationary angler, you’ll have a great time in the Riviera Maya too. The beaches are as stunning as they get, but they can be packed with tourists, making a fishing adventure a bit harder to come by. Be aware that you can’t cast a line within 250 meters of swimmers. However, there are some places you can visit for some surf fishing, as well as some incredible fly fishing spots!

Caribbean Sea jetty near Cancún in Mexico

Up in Cancún, there’s a host of lagoons and inlets you can explore. You can visit Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca, famous for their fly fishing opportunities. Also, the coastal flats and lagoons around Tulum will allow you to experience inshore action that’s pretty much unrivaled in the Caribbean – and that’s saying a lot. The waters of Ascension Bay are home to an ungodly number of fish you can catch on the fly.

Depending on the season, you can catch anything from Bonefish and Permit to Snook and Tarpon. Land all of these on the same day, and you’ll achieve the coveted Inshore Grand Slam!

Spearfishing

Are you a real thrill seeker? If you’re looking for a big adrenaline rush, you should consider one of the most primal ways of fishing. We’re talking about spearfishing, of course. It’s becoming increasingly popular on the Riviera Maya, especially around Playa del Carmen, where anglers explore the Great Mayan Reef this way.

A spearfisher swims in blue waters, looking for fish

It’s not for the faint of heart though, so make sure you find a reputable guide to take you out. You will be free diving, after all, so you want to make sure you’re safe at all times. Rise to the challenge, however, and you’ll be “underwater hunting” for Wahoo, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, and other reef inhabitants.

Where to Go Fishing on the Riviera Maya

Starting your coastal journey from the northeastern tip of the peninsula, you’ll see a number of bustling resort towns. In contrast, the southern Riviera Maya is a quieter part of the coast. With ancient ruins jutting out silently from the jungle, this part of the coast seems a world away from the luxury resort towns of the north. Let’s see what some of the best fishing spots on the Riviera Maya are.

An infographic showing the map of Riviera Maya with top fishing spots, including Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum
  • Cancún: This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of the Caribbean. It gives entrance to a key migratory route for the world’s most exciting pelagic fish. If you thought the town was packed with action, wait until you get on the water. Billfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Snapper Grouper – they’re all in the cards!
  • Playa del Carmen: The channel formed between the coast of Playa and the island of Cozumel creates a giant game fish superhighway. This means that just a few hundred feet from the coast, the ocean floor suddenly and substantially plummets. For you, that spells offshore fishing as close to the coast as possible.
  • Cozumel: Just across from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel stands as Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. Nestled amidst the largest reef system in the Americas, this island is teeming with all manner of marine life. The area is rich in coral formations, making it an ideal feeding ground for a large number of fish species.
  • Tulum: Further down the coastline, the landscape shifts into an untamed, but more tranquil one. Tulum might be quieter than its northern neighbors, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by its waters. There’s an astounding variety of fish to see in these parts. You’ll have no crowds to contend with, so you’ll pretty much have all this bounty to yourself.

Fishing Regulations on the Riviera Maya

If you want to fish with a local captain, you should know that most fishing charters on the Riviera Maya cover the licensing for you, and simply include it in the overall price. However, you should still check with your captain to make sure that they’ve taken care of the licensing. Otherwise, you can easily get a permit online.

An infographic with the Quintana Roo flag with the text "Riviera Maya fishing regulations"

Fishing from land, on the other hand, doesn’t require a permit. But each angler can only have one line in the water at a time. If you’re bottom fishing, you can use up to four hooks on a single vertical line at a time. Your daily bag limit is 10 fish per person, but there’s a catch. You can bag no more than five specimens of a single species, and only one sample of Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish per day, which counts as half of your daily limit.

Similarly, you can keep two Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Tarpon, Shad, or Roosterfish in a single day, amounting to half of the said 10-fish requirement. Basically, this means that one Marlin and two Dorados, or one Sailfish and one Swordfish would count as your actual catch limit on any given day. Of course, you can practice catch and release even after you reach your bag limit. Keep in mind that many captains do practice a strict “catch and release” policy for all Billfish.

Riviera Maya: A Fishing Hotspot for Every Angler

Most good fishing destinations “specialize” in one kind of angling. The great places excel in as many as two, sometimes even three. But when you find a place that offers pretty much every form of angling known to man, you know that you’re talking about one special place. Riviera Maya is one of those places.

A view of a beautiful beach in Cancún with crystal clear blue waters

Have you ever visited the Riviera Maya? Did you get a taste of the angling scene? Let us know about it in the comments below, or ask questions you might have. We love hearing from you!

Comments (229)
  • eileen

    Oct 13, 2021

    Hello! I want to go fishing!! However, I can no longer handle the monsters that can be caught offshore and I am wondering if there are any piers/docks to fish from. I am handicapped so I struggle to walk any distance. I want to book my vacation so that I can once again enjoy the thrill of the catch and will stay anywhere from Cancun to Puerto Adventures. I love all of the areas, so it really makes no difference, I would just like to spend a couple of days of something that I used to be able to enjoy.

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      Lisa

      Oct 19, 2021

      Hi Eileen,

      Thank you for reaching out! There are so many fishing opportunities you can enjoy without having to go too far offshore and even catch a few monsters (maybe not Sailfish, but still something interesting!)

      There are various pierces you can fish from throughout Riviera Maya. Puerto Aventura, for example, has lots of shore fishing available there.

      Do you have any specific location in mind for your vacation? Would you be able to fish from a wheelchair-friendly charter boat?

      Let us know if we can help you pick a charter!

      Lisa

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  • TRACY HOEG

    Oct 13, 2021

    Thank you so much for the very informative article. A group of us are going to Puerto Morelos for a week in early November and then a week in Punta Sam(just north of Cancun). I was wondering if anyone has done any shore fishing in either of those 2 places recently? I was planning on bringing a 9″ shore rod with a 4000series reel along with a 6’6″ medium action rod with a 2500series reel. Tackle would include a variety of bucktails/swim jigs w/ white and chartreuse trailers, spoons, top water poppers/plugs and some live bait rigs. Any advice or tips(ie. any other recommended tackle) for this type of fishing would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, in advance, for your time!

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      Lisa

      Oct 18, 2021

      Hi Tracy,

      Thank you for reading and reaching out. That sounds like a nice setup! What are you planning to catch?

      Lisa

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  • Patricio

    Sep 8, 2021

    Hello,

    We are planning a trip in November to Tulum. We are definitely doing both inshore and deep sea. I am also bring my travel rod for to do some wade fishing off the beach. Do you have any lures that you recommend to use of the beach for a spin rod ?

    Thank you in advance.

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      Vuk

      Sep 8, 2021

      Hi Patricio,

      Thanks for your comment. When it comes to fishing from the beach, we’ve heard good things from anglers using Crippled Herring jigs, as well as Kastmasters. That should be enough to get you started in Tulum.

      Let us know how your trip goes!

      Tight lines,
      Vuk

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  • Dustin

    Jul 28, 2021

    Sean,

    Thanks for the article. I’m heading to Riviera Maya (Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa), and want to try some shore fishing. A little unique problem in that I don’t want to check luggage, and rod won’t fit. I don’t want to really get a telescoping rod. You know if you’re able to find a place close to rent a rod? Thanks for any assistance. Like to go for barracuda, jacks, bonefish. But whatever really.

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      Sean

      Jul 29, 2021

      Hi Dustin,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      I’m not sure about rentals to be honest, but I would recommend that you check if some of the better tackle shops are offering the service.

      For example, you can check out Blue Bite in Cancun or Nautimar in Puerto Morelos. Even if you’re not able to rent poles from them directly, I’m sure that they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

      I hope you’ll have a great time – tight lines!

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  • Darren

    Jun 29, 2021

    Can you fish from the Iberostar resorts beaches in both cancun and rivera maya in morning/dusk when swimmers are gone?

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      Sean

      Jul 1, 2021

      Hi Darren,

      The local regulations state that you need to be at least 250 meters from any swimmers when fishing. That’s why I’d say that fishing at morning or dusk shouldn’t be a problem. Still, I’d make sure to check with the hotel, just to stay on the safe side.

      Hope you’ll have a great time!

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  • Kevin

    Jun 24, 2021

    Looking for a 4-6 hour fishing trip for my son 20 y.o.) and I. Would like to get some Mahi and anything else that would be a blast to catch and great to eat. Would really like to get our catch cleaned, packaged and flash frozen to travel back to the US. Is there any options in the Playa area to do this?

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      Vule

      Jun 24, 2021

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, there are definitely a lot of charters in the Playa area that can take you on this kind of trip. I would recommend checking out our offer here. You can apply any filters you’re interested in and find the one that works for you. Hope you have fun!

      Tight Lines,

      Vule

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  • Josh

    May 27, 2021

    Hi thanks for the great info! We will be in the Riviera Maya area and staying at the UNINCO resort July 9-13. Is the resort near Tulum? Any recommendations for flats flyfishing ?

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      Sean

      May 28, 2021

      Hi Josh,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Your resort is around 30 miles to the north of Tulum, so not too far away.

      You can take a look at some of the fishing guides that offer flats fishing here.

      Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Have a great day!

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  • Jill

    Apr 29, 2021

    We’re traveling to the Barcelo Resort in XpuHa in November 2021 for a wedding. Any suggestions in that area for a fishing charter?

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      Sean

      May 4, 2021

      Hi Jill,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      There’s a number of fishing charter operators in the area, most of which are located in the nearby town of Puerto Aventuras. Is there any particular type of fishing experience or species you’d like to go for? This would help us narrow down our search and give you a good recommendation.

      You can take a look at what each of the local captains has to offer here. Of course, I can also have our Customer Service team reach out and help you choose the best option, just give the word.

      Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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  • Thomas Fragel

    Apr 28, 2021

    I will be staying at Valentin imperial on the riviera maya in august. Can I shore fish from there or nearby? If my hotel rents kayaks will I need a license to fish from it? Thanks in advance! Also can I rent fishing gear down there or should I bring my own?

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      Sean

      Apr 28, 2021

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for reading.

      While fishing in the hotel zones is not allowed in Riviera Maya, there are multiple coastline locations where you’ll be able to wet the line. There’s actually a rocky outcrop just to the south of your hotel where people like to fish from. Please note that the local regulations state that you must be at least 250 meters from any swimmers when fishing. That’s why it’s probably best if you go out early in the morning.

      As far as licenses go, you won’t need one for shore fishing, but the same doesn’t go for fishing from a kayak. Fishing charters typically include licenses in the trip price, so if you’re interested in catching bigger fish, take a look at what the local captains are offering.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Tight lines!

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      Thomas Fragel

      May 17, 2021

      By just south of my hotel do you mean miles or in close proximity. I left on Google maps and I don’t see any Rocky point

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      Sean

      May 18, 2021

      Hi Thomas,

      Nice to hear from you again.

      I’m sorry for not explaining that clearly enough. The point I was referring to is located around a mile to the south. There’s a protruding bank where you can cast a line when the tide allows it. Alternatively, you can visit the secluded beach around half way to Punta Maroma. That area doesn’t get a lot of swimmers early in the morning, so you should be able to find some good fishing opportunities there.

      Sorry once again for the confusion. Tight lines!

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  • Cole

    Mar 15, 2021

    We are booking a trip to barcelo mia palace and i would like to do some shore fishing but don’t even know where to start from pole size to bait & tackle to places to fish maybe you could provide some starter info/things needed to get started i do have alot of fishing experience just no salt water

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      Sean

      Mar 16, 2021

      Hi Cole,

      Thanks for reading.

      There’s a lot to cover there, but if you’re planning on fishing from the shore, the first thing you’ll need to cover is a longer rod. Rods longer than 10 feet are recommended, because they’ll allow you to cast further. In terms of reels, you don’t need to go too heavy, but make sure that your reel is saltwater resistant. You can go with sizes anywhere from 2000 to 3000, depending on the size of fish you want to catch.

      As far as lures go, it really depends on the fish you’re after. You can go with something versatile like a medium sized plug or spoon. Topwater shore fishing can be very productive with poppers, but it will need a bit of skill if you’re fishing with a longer rod. My recommendation is to check one of the bait and tackle shops in Playa to ask what’s been working lately.

      Oh, and remember to keep a distance of at least 250 meters from any swimmers – those are the local shore fishing rules.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Tight lines!

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  • Crystal

    Mar 2, 2021

    Hi there!
    Thank you for the interesting article. My son and I are planning a trip to Mexico. He is 15 and all he wants to do is fish. We will definitely do a charter fishing trip when we go but are there any resorts in the Riviera Maya area you can recommend that he could fish from a dock or the shore? He will want to be fishing every day. Thank you so much in advance!

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      Sean

      Mar 2, 2021

      Hi Crystal,

      Thanks for reading.

      There are a number of hotels in the Riviera Maya area that your son can fish around. They don’t necessarily offer fishing docks of their own, but rather have tucked away beach areas people can fish from. One such area is around Kantenah Beach and El Dorado hotel, just south of Puerto Aventuras. One important thing to keep in mind that the local regulations say that you need to be at least 250 meters (275 yards) from any swimmers when fishing.

      Let me know if you need any charter recommendations and I’ll have our customer service team reach out.

      I hope you’ll have a great time!

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  • Brandon

    Feb 28, 2021

    Hello!

    My family staying near Akumal the 2nd week of March 2021. My 8 year old son is obsessed with fishing, but we’ve never fished in the Riviera Maya area. He and I are looking to get a guide to take us on a half-day or day-long trip. We’re flexible as to which day we go. We’re NOT bringing any gear with us. He’s been fishing for several years, so he can cast, reel, and bait a hook. What would you recommend for us? I think my preference would be to fish closer to shore (as opposed to deep sea fishing).

    thank you!
    Brandon

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      Sean

      Mar 1, 2021

      Hi Brandon,

      Thanks for reading.

      There’s a number of fishing guides in the Akumal area that actually specialize in nearshore fishing. You’d be able to choose between a half day and a full day trip with most of them, and most importantly, your fishing gear will be covered.

      I’ve asked our Customer Service team to get in touch with you so that you can take a look at some of our charter recommendations.

      I hope you’ll have a great time – tight lines!

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  • Zoe Hutchinson

    Feb 24, 2021

    Hi guys! My husband and I are celebrating our long awaited HONEYMOON next week at El Dorado Seaside in Riviera Maya. I really would love to get him a fishing trip while we are there. I’ve tried contacting the resort but no response. Would it be best to purchase a trip at our resort or do you recommend purchasing one from maybe a local fishing crew to take us out for the day?
    Also, what is the cost to do this for a one day trip?
    Thank you so much!
    Zoe

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      Sean

      Feb 25, 2021

      Hi Zoe,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Congrats, a fishing trip sounds like a great honeymoon gift!

      As far as finding the right trip, I’d recommend checking out our website to see what exactly the local fishing guides are offering.

      This way, you’ll be able to compare guides, their boats, rates, trips and more. If you need any additional assistance, let me know and I’ll ask our customer service team to help you out with a few recommendations.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Have a great day!

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  • Stephen Galloway

    Feb 23, 2021

    My family is visiting Xcarat the 2nd week of March 2021. Would it be better to fly fish out of Tulum or cross over to Cozumel? Do you have guide recommendations?

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      Sean

      Feb 24, 2021

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for reading.

      You’ve picked a great time for a fly fishing trip. Bonefish, Permit and Snook are all in season, so you’ll have no shortage of fish to go for.

      As for the location, I’d recommend fishing out of Cozumel because its lagoons are a little more secluded compared to the ones on the mainland. I’ve forwarded your inquiry to our customer service team, so that they can help you find the right charter.

      I hope you’ll have a great time.

      Tight lines!

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  • Tyler

    Nov 5, 2020

    Hi, I’ll be staying at El Dorado Royale next weekend, November 12-16. Is there opportunities for shore fishing within walking distance? Literally just want an opportunity to catch whatever fish is most available. Also any tackle suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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      Sean

      Nov 6, 2020

      Hi Tyler,

      Thanks for reading.

      Shore fishing should be great in the entire area around your hotel. There’s a secluded cove just to the south of El Dorado Royale that you can check out, just keep in mind that the rules say that you need to be at least 250 meters from any swimmers when fishing. Shore fishing around this time will give you an opportunity to catch some Cubera Snapper as well as Barracuda.

      If you’re fishing a rocky area, my recommendation is to go with a 3-way rig with a bank sinker. For baits, shrimp or cut squid should serve you well. There are a few supermarkets in Puerto Morelos where you can stock up. While you’re in town, you can check out one of the local docks and cast a few lines from there.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a good one!

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      Tyler

      Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Sean, thanks for the feedback! Thought I should let you (and future EDR guests) know I had a blast catching some fish during my trip. I was able to use a kayak from the resort and caught a number of crevalle jack as well as some action from permit and barracuda as well.

      I simply used small soft plastic artificial baits on jigs.

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      Sean

      Nov 18, 2020

      Hey Tyler,

      Thanks for getting back to us, that’s awesome!

      It’s good to know that even simple soft plastics can get the job done.

      By the way, kayak fishing in that area sounds like a lot of fun. I bet the views were amazing, too.

      Thanks again for sharing, and have a great day!

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  • Craig Wood

    Mar 9, 2020

    I’ve been Riviera Maya before and charted a boat, never been on the sea before and it didn’t really agree with me, or my Mrs. So I don’t want to do that again.

    Is there anywhere that offers shore fishing near the El Dorado?

    I’ll be on an all inclusive holiday there in June so won’t have any gear myself.

    Any help would be appreciated!

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      Sean

      Mar 10, 2020

      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for reading.

      According to local fishing regulations, you need to keep a distance of at least 250 meters from any swimmers when shore fishing. Since most of the area around your resort is dotted with other hotels, I’m afraid that you’ll need to walk to a more secluded area to find a good shore fishing spot. The good news is that you don’t need a fishing license to fish from the beach in Riviera Maya.

      I’d recommend checking out the beach a couple of miles north of your resort. If you don’t mind the distance, the southern tip of Playacar beach is another spot where anglers like to fish from the shore. The wooden fishing pier just off 14 street in Playa used to be a popular fishing spot, but sadly, it’s no longer accessible due to beach erosion. There are a few larger, concrete piers in town, but I’d recommend asking what the rules are regarding fishing from these at your resort.

      The best shore fishing usually happens at sunrise and sundown. The fish on the bite, and there should be no swimmers around at this time.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Tight lines!

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  • Jeff Buszmann

    Feb 19, 2020

    I am hoping to fly fish out of Tulum in the 20th or 21st and would like to share a guide. I fly fish and would hope to target permit, bones, tarpon. If anyone has interest, email me at [email protected]

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      Sean

      Feb 21, 2020

      Hi Jeff,

      Sorry for the late reply. I hope you’re still up for a fishing trip!

      Our Customer Service will be in touch with you today to help you arrange the details.

      Tight lines!

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  • Mark Hill

    Feb 1, 2020

    I am going to Mexico for ten days starting on the 7th of this February , I am staying in the tui blue El Darado seaside suite , can anyone tell me if I will be able to fly fish from the shore anywhere close by ? I am keen to fly fish from one of the boats somewhere but unsure which direction to head off in
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    Mark

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      Sean

      Feb 3, 2020

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for reading.

      Generally speaking, the entire coastline between Puerto Aventuras and Akumal is great for shore fishing. The only thing you’ve got to watch out for is not to cast your line in the vicinity of swimmers or on private property. For this reason, I’d recommend you visit the beaches south of the hotel zone.

      The good thing is that shore fishing in Riviera Maya doesn’t require you to have a fishing license.

      As far as fly fishing guides are concerned, there are plenty of options in and around Akumal. Should you decide to hire a fishing guide, your license will be covered by the captain.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Tight lines!

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  • Scot Taylor

    Dec 3, 2019

    we recently visited Tulum and while snorkelling 30 feet off the shores at Hotel Esparanza we saw a larger siver fish. It was on the bottom, appeared to be 6 feet in length, it was silver with a fairly rounded mouth. This fish had a fair girth as well. We have been searching for what type of fish this was, I say baracuda but my wife doesnt think the mouth was pointed enough.
    it saw us above and slowly swam past while watching us. What fish was this?
    Scot

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      Albert

      Dec 4, 2019

      Hi Scot,

      What a mystery! Did you notice if it was solid silver, or did it have stripes?

      It sure sounds like a Barracuda to me. The behavior seems right, too.

      The only other thing it could have been is a Tarpon, although they don’t usually get that big in Tulum.

      What does everyone else think?

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  • Jill

    Dec 3, 2019

    Hi. I am a travel agent. I have client who will be staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and they want to shore fish by the resort. Is this even possible? I read about the 250 meter rule, but is there a place nearby to fish? Thanks.

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      Albert

      Dec 3, 2019

      Hi Jill,

      There are plenty of places to wade fish in the lagoons around Tulum. The surf fishing is also consistently good, as long as you can get away from the crowds.

      However, in my opinion, Tulum is one of the best flats fisheries on the planet. Is has an incredible Permit bite and some great Bonefishing, too. If your clients are keen anglers, they should take the opportunity to explore these waters properly with a guide.

      Our Customer Service team can happily help your clients arrange a trip.

      I hope that helps!

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  • Jennifer

    Oct 10, 2019

    Hi,
    We are just looking for a regular resort not a fishing lodge. It doesn’t even have to be on the Cancun side of Mexico. My husband just asked me to book somewhere with good fishing within walking distance of the resort.
    Thanks all!

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      Albert

      Oct 11, 2019

      Hi Jennifer,

      I’m afraid I don’t know specific resorts in Mexico too well.

      I would say that you can escape a lot of the crowds by heading south of Cancun, closer to Puerto Aventuras or Playa Del Carmen. That should give your husband more space to fish.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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  • Jennifer Schell

    Oct 9, 2019

    Hi,
    We are looking to go to the Rivera Maya/Cancun area in January or Feb can you suggest an all inclusive resort that has great shore fishing? My husband and son are obsessed with fishing! They usually charter a boat for one or two days and shore fish daily.

    Thanks so much!

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      Albert

      Oct 10, 2019

      Hi Jennifer,

      Are you looking for a fishing lodge, or a normal vacation resort with a private beach where you can fish?

      Finding good shore fishing isn’t usually a problem. The issue is finding a place where you can fish.

      Resort staff aren’t usually that fond of people fishing on their beaches, so the best spots are often away from the resort strips.

      You should also bear in mind that it’s illegal to fish within 250 meters (820 feet) of beach-goers or swimmers. Chances are, most beaches will have too many people to fish right by the resort itself.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help. Does anyone else have a recommendation of a good resort for shore fishing?

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  • Rick

    Aug 29, 2019

    Hi, I’ve been trying to find information on fishing in the Cancun, Playa, etc. area and am so glad I finally found your site – Love it!
    I am moving to Akumal from Nashville Tennessee and would like to start fishing in the area. I’m interested, at least for now, in shore fishing in or near Akumal but since I am new to the area and don’t know anyone yet who fishes I was wondering if you knew of any places I could go to get started? Also, any recommendations for places in Akumal, Tulum, or Playa that sell fishing rods and other supplies would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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      Albert

      Aug 30, 2019

      Hi Rick,

      Congratulations on the move down to paradise!

      When it comes to shore fishing spots, it’s more a case of finding somewhere away from the crowds or resorts. The fishing’s great all along Riviera Maya, but by law you can’t fish within 250 meters (820 feet) of any beach-goers or swimmers. On top of that, a lot of hotels can get a little unfriendly to anglers who aren’t staying with them.

      That being said, Akumal is away from the big tourist hubs farther north, so you should be able to find a quiet beach. My advice would be to do a little recon on Google Maps and look for the less built up spots, then head out and give them a shot.

      In terms of buying tackle and rods, your best bet is probably Artes de Pesca up in Playa. If you’re looking for something more specialist, you could also try contacting some of the local fishing lodges.

      Sorry I can’t be more helpful on the fishing spots. Let us know how you get on!

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      Rick

      Aug 30, 2019

      Thanks Albert – Greatly appreciated

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  • Julien

    Jul 19, 2019

    Great info ! I’ve been spearfishing in Playa for a few months now, and I’ve come across a lot of fish. I’m hooked !
    My concern though, is i have difficulty separating the ones I can catch from the ones I can’t !
    Do you have any info on brochures or documents available for a better knowledge of Playa Del Carmen’s fishes ?

    Thanks

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      Sean

      Jul 23, 2019

      Hi Julien,

      Thanks for reading.

      As you probably know, the best catches in the Playa Del Carmen area include Permit, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Lionfish and Pompano. You can check all of these fish on our fish pages.

      You can also check out this local diving guide for more species information.

      Lastly, to find out more about local fishing regulations and bag limits, please take a look at the CONAPESCA website.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Have a great day!

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  • Amber

    Jun 15, 2019

    My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Mexico and he wants to surf cast from shore . We would be flying into Cancun so we are looking to stay there or within 45 min to hour from there . Any suggestions on places to stay that he can easily fish from shore ?

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      Sean

      Jun 17, 2019

      Hi Amber,

      Thanks for reading.

      There are a number of great shore fishing spots around Cancun. Out of these, I would recommend Puerto Morelos as the best one.

      The fishing is great, especially for Barracuda and Jacks. The scenery is breathtaking, and it’s just a 40 minute drive away from Cancun. You won’t need a fishing license for fishing from shore, but you’ll need one if you decide to hire a charter.

      I hope that helps.

      Tight lines!

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  • Steve Cullen

    Jun 1, 2019

    Hi im going back to the occidental Xcaret hotel in Sept ..I will be taking a couple of offshore charters while I am there . But do you know of any shore hotspots near to the hotel as its a bit remote , also what type of bait to use and availability of bait …Im not big into lures but I will take a few too ..thanks .

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      Sean

      Jun 3, 2019

      Hey Steve,

      Thanks for reading.

      There are a few small beaches around 10 minutes to the north of your hotel that you might want to try out.

      These shouldn’t have any swimmers, so you should be able to cast freely. There’s always a chance of hooking some Jacks, Snook, Permits, or Triggerfish.

      For baiting, I’d advise using shrimp. Perhaps you can even get some from your hotel. Jigs and poppers should work fine, too.

      Make sure to use heavy leaders to keep the Barracuda from biting through your line.

      I hope you’ll find that helpful.

      Have a good one!

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      Neil Tarbet

      Jun 3, 2019

      I’ve fished from the rocks at the entrance to the man made beach when staying here and caught jacks on poppers in the evening. Great sport

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      Sean

      Jun 5, 2019

      Thanks for sharing, Neil!

      Have a good one!

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  • Nico R Forcatto

    Apr 11, 2019

    I am heading down to Cancun for 7 days of sunshine during the last week of June. Hopefully Fishingbooker has some great fishing advice. I am looking for 2 things.

    1. I am looking for a long 1 day charter for just one person. None of my family likes to fish, so a big deep sea trip is out of the option because of cost. I know the season around that time is great for bonefish. Any recommendations?

    2. For the days I will be not on a charter, are their any places that rent gear for just surf fishing? I’d love to get onto some game fish or shark from shore assuming that I am allowed to do so in the area I am staying.

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      Sean

      Apr 12, 2019

      Hello Nico,

      Thanks for reading!

      Absolutely, June is an excellent time to catch Bonefish. You’ll be able to catch a lot of them around Isla Mujeres and in the Nichupté Lagoon. If you’re up for a challenge, you can even go for Tarpon, which is also great at this time of year. Since you’ll be booking just for yourself, I think something like Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours would suit you best.

      For surf fishing, I wouldn’t recommend trying Nichupté Lagoon, simply because there aren’t a lot of access points. The best way to go is to explore some of the local restaurants on the water. You won’t need a fishing license, just makes sure to keep away from any swimmers.

      I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Tight lines!

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  • Kevin

    Apr 4, 2019

    Headed down to Cancun in June and am planning a fishing charter. Is there a company close to the hotel zone that would package and freeze some fish to transport back to the US? My hotel is not able to assist me with this. Thanks for any ideas.

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      Sean

      Apr 8, 2019

      Hello Kevin,

      Thanks for reading.

      I’m afraid that there are no such companies on the east coast that we’re aware of.

      In this case, I would suggest taking a look at our “How to Prepare Fish for Your Flight Home” article. The guide has a few insights you’ll find useful.

      I hope this helps.

      Tight lines!

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  • Melissa

    Apr 1, 2019

    Hello, my husband and I are vacationing to Riviera Maya in Sept for are anniversary. We are staying at grand riveria princess resort, we have been on several deep sea fishing trips in gulf shores and galvenston but this will be the first time our children are not with us!
    I know my husband usually goes with a charter that the kids will enjoy and where they are pretty much guaranteed to catch something, so he usually is reeling in bait fish instead of what would be his dream catch. I’m wanting to surprise him and let him have a real fishing trip just for him this time! It will be just the two of us, any suggestions for who to go with? Also I’m working with a nurses salary not a doctor’s so I don’t what to spend a huge amount. Thanks you so much in advance for any advice. Melissa

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      Sean

      Apr 8, 2019

      Hello Melissa,

      Thanks for reading.

      What a great anniversary present!

      There are a number of fantastic fishing guides very close to your resort.

      If it’s going to be just the two of you, I would say a 25-foot boat would be more than enough. It will get you offshore, but it won’t come with the price tag of a bigger vessel.

      Please take a look at Gardi Crew and Fishing Al Gusto. These two of our best Captains in the area.

      Billfish will sadly be out of season by the time you arrive, but you’ll be able to get some great Amberjack, Cobia or Barracuda action.

      I hope this helps. For more recommendations, you can contact our Customer Service Team.

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  • Russ

    Jan 21, 2019

    We are heading down to the Allegro in Cozumel and had been looking forward to some relaxing shore fishing but I am reading allot about this being in a no fish area. Is this true? it hard to find an absolute answer to this question.

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      Sean

      Jan 22, 2019

      Hello Russ,

      Thank you for reading the blog.

      Actually, fishing in Cozumel has been great recently.

      You can check out the reports our Captains have been posting in January – click to view.

      We’re here should you need anything else.

      Tight lines!

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  • Mag Bay Lodge

    Jul 5, 2018

    Thank you very much for this informative post. The fishing calendar for the Riviera Maya is really great. You’re doing a great job. Keep it up.

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  • Josh M

    Apr 25, 2018

    Hey!
    I’ll be staying in Riviera Maya in June of this year. I’m currently looking into booking a charter for 4 adults at Captain Ricks. I have two quick questions for you. Is there a boat size that you recommend? They have a 31′ to 48′ Also, do you recommend this company? Thanks!

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      George

      Apr 30, 2018

      Hi Josh,

      Thanks for your question!

      We do recommend Captain Rick’s, they’re a great company with great fishermen. When it comes to the boat size, that depends on your needs. I recommend you to call our Customer Service team at +1-888-395-2564. They will be able to find the perfect match for you and your company.

      Thank you,
      George

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  • Philipp

    May 13, 2017

    Hi!
    I’m travelling to Playa Del Carmen at the end of june and will bring my spinning rod with me. Can you give me some advice for the fishing from shore for GT, snapper etc? Thx a lot!

    Cheers
    Philipp

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      Cat

      May 15, 2017

      Hey Philipp,

      Shore fishing can be a little hit and miss because of the crowds (common sense and the law says that you can only fish a fair distance away from them.) But you can get some good results if you head up to the north part of the beach and bring some top water plugs – this should attract the attention of the local Jacks. You’ll find the best fishing by far is early morning and later in the evening 🙂

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      James M

      Jul 7, 2017

      How was fishing Phillip, any luck? I am going to playacar soon and looking to do the same.

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  • Tom Kraut

    Jan 24, 2017

    I’m coming to Cozumel with my wife and 4 kids ages 11-15 in March. The three boys are fishing crazy right now and they are wondering if they can fish from shore and if there is a place to rent fishing equipment? We are staying at the Occidental which is on the southwest shore. I’m planning on taking them bottom fishing on a charter one of the days but would like to know if they can shore/pier fish somewhere near our resort. What are their options if any?

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      Cat

      Jan 25, 2017

      Hi Tom,

      Sounds like a great trip! When thinking of places to shore fish, you will need to bear in mind that a large part of the Western and Southern parts of Cozumel are a Marine Park. This extends south from the International Pier, around Punta Sur, and up a small part of the eastern coastline to Punta Chiqueros. Here, disturbing the reefs in any way is prohibited – this includes fishing. So it looks like shore fishing near your resort will not be possible, unfortunately, although you will be able to do so if you travel to the north of the island.

      The good news is, fishing charters can travel beyond the protected area. If you would like any help finding a good guide for your bottom fishing trip, please get in touch!

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  • Cris

    Jan 11, 2017

    Thanks for all your tips! Will be heading down to Grand Oasis in Cancun Jan 21 to 28. Seems to be a lot of options for charters. It’s only for 2 people. Can you make any recommendations regarding charters I can book for 6 hours?

    Thanks, Cris.

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      Cat

      Jan 13, 2017

      Hi Cris,

      Yes, there are a lot to choose from! You are free to browse through FishingBooker to find something to suit you, but to get you started, here is one of our most popular charters – Galileo, which does a 6 hour trip at $620.

      I’d recommend you book soon as dates sell out quickly. Hope you have a great trip – let us know how it went afterwards! 🙂

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  • Philo

    Dec 29, 2016

    Thanks for this site! I’m headed to Akumal (south of Playa) in a few weeks, staying at a beach house. I’m bringing a spinning rod and wondered about either fishing from the shore or from a kayak away from beachgoers. I’ve done a fair amount of fishing, but most of my ocean fishing has been with guides. I’d love any links or advice you might have about techniques, fish species, and other advice. If you know of a guide in the area who might show me the ropes, I’d be happy to hire him. Thanks for this great site.

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      Cat

      Jan 3, 2017

      Hi Philo, I’m glad you like the site! 🙂

      You can find some amazing fishing just a few minutes’ drive from Akumal at Puerto Aventuras. We have a lot of recommended captains in that area so who you go for really depends on your budget and what you want to catch. Take a look and I’m sure you will find something suitable.

      You can take a look at our species pages for some more information on fish you might catch, such as Dorado/Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, and a lot more!

      Please feel free to contact our customer service team if you would like any further advice.

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  • John

    Nov 25, 2016

    My wife and I will be at El Dorado Seaside Suites is there any fly fishing (bonefish, permit) within walking distance of the resort?

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  • sara

    Nov 15, 2016

    We will be staying at the secrets Silversands, riviera maya and want to know where the closest and best place to fish would be. Also prices would be great.

    Thanks

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      Cat

      Nov 17, 2016

      Hi Sara,

      There are a lot of options nearby in Cancun – you can take a look at them all here. A good place to start is the Galileo, which is one of the most popular charters in the area and has trips starting from $500.

      Let FishingBooker’s customer service team know if you have any further questions and they would be more than happy to help!

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  • tarpon springs

    Oct 13, 2016

    Really nice style and wonderful written content, practically
    nothing else we want :D.

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      Cat

      Oct 21, 2016

      Thanks very much! 🙂

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  • kelly cannon

    Jun 15, 2016

    Heading to Riveria Maya in mid July. Looking to catch Sailfish. Are there charters out of Riveria Maya or do we have to go down to Playa del Carmen or Cancun?

    Thanks!

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      Cat

      Jun 17, 2016

      Hi Kelly,

      We work with a lot of charter operators in the Riviera Maya area – take a look at our map here and you should be able to find one to suit you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team if you need any help making your decision!

      Have a great trip!

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  • Alex

    May 31, 2016

    Heading to Grand Oasis Tulum at the end of June and had planned on doing some surf fishing in the early mornings before the crowds start to build. Noticed a nice little cut just south of the resort almost a mile and a half down that looks promising as long as its not private. Not really trying to target any specific species just really looking to wet a line while on vacation and catch some new fish! Any info or tips whatsoever would be greatly appreciated! Thanks gain and I really enjoy how informative and resourceful your site is!

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      Cat

      Jun 1, 2016

      Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your kind words! We’re not sure exactly what you’ll find at the cut, although it definitely sounds like a fun place to explore. Fishing with shrimp is bound to get results, but as far as lures go we’d suggest bringing along some rubber tailed jigs with a few different lead heads and some top water lures to be ready for every eventuality! We always recommend speaking to local fishermen to find out what the bite is like and what techniques the locals have been using lately.
      Hope you have a great vacation!

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  • Pat

    May 25, 2016

    Planning on June trip to Cancun – Isla Blanca island – staying at the Mia Reef Isla Mujeres.
    Is there a fly fishing guide that can take me onto the flats for bonefish on the island?
    I am afraid of the ocean waters and the seasickness….
    thanks

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      Cat

      May 27, 2016

      Hi Pat,

      I’m afraid most of the charters in Cancun on FishingBooker offer deep sea fishing at the moment, but we’re currently working on partnering with some captains who fish the flats – they are incredible for fly fishing not only for Bonefish but also for Tarpon and Permit! Captains do exist if you take a look on google and hopefully by the time you take your next trip we’ll be able to personally recommend you some from our website.

      I hope you have a great trip.

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  • Joe

    May 15, 2016

    I am going to the grand sirenis hotel in the riviera maya end of July for 2 weeks can you recomend who to book a full day fishing trip and how much it will cost me as I will be by myself for the trip

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      Cat

      May 19, 2016

      Hi Joe,

      What sort of trip are you planning? Captain Rick has a range of boats, including this nice Bertram that might suit you – full day trips are $690. If you’re looking at something a little cheaper given it will just be yourself fishing, you could try Juancho, a smaller boat located a short drive away at Playa del Carmen that runs full day trips at under $500.

      We have many more options in that area so feel free to browse our site or speak to our customer service team. I hope you have a great trip! 🙂

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  • Andy Rutherford

    May 7, 2016

    I am staying at the El Dorado Maroma hotel and want to do some shore fishing,what tackle will i need,and what baits/lures will i need,and what can i catch?

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      Cat

      May 11, 2016

      Hi Andy. Live shrimp and squid are good choices for the area, while good choices for artificials are topwaters and spoons with titanium/ steel leaders (there’s plenty of Barracuda around!) You could also catch some small Jacks.

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  • Coralie

    May 3, 2016

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  • Kelli

    Apr 22, 2016

    I am taking my family to Playa Del Secreto (in between Puerto Morelos and Playa Del Carmen) in early May. My father would like to shore fish in front of the condo we rented. The area where we are staying looks pretty remote. I read some articles that say no fishing license is needed for shore fishing. He would like to bring a cast net to catch his own bait. Is that allowed? We’ll probably charter a boat for bottom fishing one day. Any recommendations?

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  • Nicolas

    Apr 15, 2016

    Hi there, I’m going to be heading to the Grand Bahia Principe Coba in mid June with two friends and we would love to do some deep sea or bottom fishing. What do you recommend?

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      Cat

      Apr 18, 2016

      Hi Nicholas, Captain Rick has some great deep sea and bottom fishing options and he’s one of our must trusted captains in the area. I hope you enjoy your trip!

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  • Nicolas

    Apr 7, 2016

    Hi, a couple friends and I are staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Coba in Riviera Maya in June we all love fishing and would love to do some fishing from shore. We are wondering if this is allowed off of the beach, and what we would need in terms of licenses? We also know that the hotel rents out paddle boats, how good are our chances of getting some fishing gear out on a paddle boat to get away from the busy beach? Also which fish would we most likely be targeting?

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      Xavier

      Apr 7, 2016

      Hi Nicolas,

      Thanks for commenting! Shore fishing is allowed off the beach and the law states that it must be done at least 250m away from swimmers. Best to find a secluded one if possible. Licenses aren’t necessary. As for the paddle boat fishing, you will need to check with your hotel if something like that is allowed. Species you can get from the shore will most likely be small snappers, possible ‘cudas and JC’s. Keep in mind that beach fishing is not done too much down there.
      You can also consider trying some spearfishing in the nearby beautiful and historical town of Tulum, or some big game fishing for very affordable prices in the nearby Puerto Aventuras.

      Let our customer support team know if you have any questions!

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      Chris

      Apr 28, 2016

      Hey Nicolas – I will be at Coba on June 9th-15th with my wife and young son and plan on bringing my fly rod. If you’re there during the same dates and would like to shore fish let me know. I think it’s a pretty safe place but I’d prefer to go out with other peeps.

      Chris

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  • Lesley

    Mar 24, 2016

    Hi, I’m very interested in fishing roosterfish from the shore. Where is the good place to stay and when is the season?

    Me & husband also planning to catch bone fish and tarpon. Any recommendation for place to stay and charter? Is it the same season as the roosterfish?

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      Xavier

      Mar 24, 2016

      Hi Lesley, no Roosterfish on the Atlantic side of Mexico unfortunately. Bonefish, Tarpon and Jacks should be alright throughout the summer, though this region isn’t very good for surf fishing and few people do it. Big game fishing is what’s popular here and large boats make the rough seas easier to handle. If you’re fixed on fishing from the beach however, you should consider Playa del Carmen/Cozumel rather than Cancun. Otherwise, for flats fishing, we’d advise chartering a panga such as Juancho or Aquadventures 21′ Tauro. Let our customer service team know if you need help!

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  • David

    Mar 15, 2016

    I am taking my family to tulum in the end of march. We are drying to decide on weather to fly fish the flats or take a charter ofshore. Which one would be more productive and with whom would you sugest chartering with. Thanks

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      Xavier

      Mar 16, 2016

      Hi David, thank you for the comment! Tulum is a very interesting choice for a family vacation.

      Weather is actually not looking that hot by the end of March – plenty of showers and some storms are predicted. If you’re bound to get wet, we’d recommend going all the way and trying out some spearfishing with Spearfishing Today. This is a great family activity. If not, then definitely go for offshore rather than flats. We have plenty of boats to choose from in Playa del Carmen/Puerto Aventuras.

      Either way, let our customer service team know what you’re looking for and they’ll take care of you!

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  • Jason boos

    Jan 10, 2016

    Staying At dreams tullman febuary 10th – 17th want to go private deep sea fishing the 12th what do you recomend

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      Catherine Tyack

      Jan 13, 2016

      Hi Jason,
      I’d recommend taking a look at Flying Fish . This is located about half an hour north of where you’ll be staying – it’s a popular charter that catches lots of game fish.
      I hope you have a great trip!
      Cat

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  • Scott

    Jan 10, 2016

    I would like to take my son who is turning 16 sport fishing he loves to fish and we live in Florida. We want to come down from March 12-19. What kind of fish are good to catch at that time. Also a good captain that has a great reputation.

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      Catherine Tyack

      Jan 13, 2016

      Hi Scott,
      Thanks for your comment. Mid March is a great time to fish for Barracuda and Sailfish in the Riviera Maya. Blue and White Marlins are just coming into season then, so you might be lucky with Billfish! Otherwise there should be good fishing for Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Albacore Tuna and Wahoo.
      Which area are you planning to stay in?
      Grand Slam is one of our most popular charter boats in Cozumel, while if you’re staying in Cancun take a look at Don Quino. Juancho is popular with customers and is based in Playa del Carmen.
      I hope you and your son have a great trip!
      Cat

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  • Beth

    Jan 5, 2016

    Hi! I am surprising my husband with a trip to Mexico for our one year anniversary in early April. I am torn between Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, and Cozumel. He’s already been to Cabo on a fishing trip so I wanted to try the other side of Mexico. He does a lot of bass fishing but will fish anything.. Which area do you think would be the best fishing experience and where he would be able to catch more fish…?

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      Xavier

      Jan 6, 2016

      Hi Beth, thank you for your comment. Sounds like a great surprise! To be honest, fishing is pretty much the same in those waters, with excellent charter guide services all around, so your question comes down to where you’d like to stay. When you get that set up, reach out to our customer service team and we’ll help you find the perfect charter.
      A quick tip – Cancun will be the most expensive, Cozumel is in the middle and Playa del Carmen the most affordable. Click the links to see the guides I’m referring to.

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      Jan 5, 2016

      Hi Evan, thanks for your comment! Good luck in your work and reach out to us if we can help out with some tips.

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    Jan 3, 2016

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      Xavier

      Jan 4, 2016

      Thanks for your comment, Colin! Reach out to our customer service team if you need any help picking out the perfect charter!

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    Jan 3, 2016

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      Jan 4, 2016

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    Dec 27, 2015

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      Dec 29, 2015

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  • Tom and Rose

    Dec 25, 2015

    Hi,
    We are planning a trip to Playacar in the middle of January, and hoping to do some shore fishing while over there. We are planning to take a couple of 10ft spinning rods, fix spool reels loaded with braid, assorted lures, shallow diving poppers, and float and light terminal tackle.
    We would be grateful if anybody who has had experience with this tackle could share any tips, or has any advice for us?

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  • Mike Ware

    Dec 15, 2015

    Im in the process of booking a trip now for May 2016. Its a anniv trip for my wife, and she loves to fish,, we will be staying at El Dorado Royale.. What is the best charter to book once we arrive? and from what im reading we are coming at a prime time for some good fishing?

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      Catherine Tyack

      Dec 18, 2015

      Hi Mike,
      This charter runs from very close to your hotel. If you’re happy to travel a bit further for a really luxurious service this charter in Cancun looks like it could provide a great anniversary experience. Another great choice would be this charter running from Playa del Carmen.
      In May you should be in with a good chance of getting close to some billfish like Marlins and Sailfish – as you said, this is a great time to come!

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  • Bryan

    Dec 11, 2015

    I am taking my family to Maya in march 2016 and I would like to take my two young adult sons sail fishing. Just wondering should I book a charter prior to my trip or wait until we arrive in the area. If I pre-book any suggestions or contact numbers that anyone can provide would be appreciated. Thx

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  • Carissa

    Dec 10, 2015

    Hi. Im staying in Aukumal for the next week. I see a lot of sea urchins on the rocks. Are they legal/safe to take of the rocks and eat? I cannot find the answer anywhere online. Thanks!

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  • Joel

    Nov 30, 2015

    Hello , Im coming down with a friend Feb 13-20th of 2016 and staying at Azule Sensatori in Riviera Maya. I am a full time fishing guide in Charleston SC and try to take a couple of charters everywhere I go. I really want to catch roosterfish on light tackle. I like to fly fish as well but really prefer gear fishing. If I go a second day I would like to do some Tarpon fishing. We have Tarpon, but the numbers are not like they are down there. Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Joel

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      Catherine Tyack

      Dec 18, 2015

      Hi Joel,
      If you’re still looking for charters in the area, Comocean is located very close to your hotel and is very popular. While they tend to offer deep sea fishing (as this is what a lot of their customers are after) they also fish with light tackle and know their stuff closer to the shore as well.

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  • Brian

    Nov 18, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for this website/blog!

    My wife and I will be arriving in Cozumel just after Christmas this year, and are interested in booking a 1/2 day bottom fishing trip. The cruise line offers this for only $80, and I would appreciate your input/advice.
    Sadly, there isn’t any deep-sea fishing trips available, as we are only on shore for the day, and leave Cozumel at 6pm. The details are:
    Leave for fishing about 8:30am, fishing for 2 1/2 hours, returning to port around 12pm.
    This should give us about 4-5 more hours on shore in Cozumel.
    Do you think it will be a waste of time?
    What kind of fish do you think we will be catching (if any)?

    Thanks again!

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      Xavier

      Nov 24, 2015

      Hi Brian, thank you for the comment! The minimum length for deep sea charters is 4h, and our offer includes only private charters, which cost drastically more than the rate your cruise operator offers.
      Check these out and let us know if you’d consider a private deep sea charter though!

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  • Bill

    Nov 10, 2015

    my wife and I will be visiting Cozumel for the last 3 weeks of February 2016. I have seen numerous fishing reports that seem to be a little contradictory. some say sailfish and mahi mahi fishing will not be good at that time, others say it will be good to excellent. what are your thoughts on that?

    we are considering a 6 or 8 hour charter when we are there, and will most likely do a combination of trolling and bottom fishing.

    these trips don’t come cheap, and so I am wondering what is considered a reasonable trip for the deck hands? also does the captain get a tip as well, or just the deck hand(s)?

    thanks
    Bill

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  • David

    Nov 10, 2015

    Hi. We are staying at Grand Sirenis Riviera from Jan 4-11, 2016 and want to charter a boat. Who do you recommend and what will be the best fish to catch during that time? Tried to do this in Cuba last year but we waited to long to book so we are determined here lol. Thank you so much.

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      Xavier

      Nov 24, 2015

      Hi David, thank you for your comment! Puerto Aventuras is an excellent choice for your vacation! I would recommend the 38′ Flyin Fish or one of the boats from the excellent Capt Rick’s fleet! As far as game goes, Jan is a really good month to target amberjack and barracuda, with some bonito, kingfish, wahoo and albacore around. Contact our customer service team for more info or just book from the links provided!

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  • Bill

    Nov 4, 2015

    my wife and I will be visiting Cozumel for the last 3 weeks of February 2016. I have seen numerous fishing reports that seem to be a little contradictory. some say sailfish and mahi mahi fishing will not be good at that time, others say it will be good to excellent. what are your thoughts on that?

    we are considering a 6 or 8 hour charter when we are there, and will most likely do a combination of trolling and bottom fishing.

    these trips don’t come cheap, and so I am wondering what is considered a reasonable trip for the deck hands? also does the captain get a tip as well, or just the deck hand(s)?

    thanks
    Bill

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      Xavier

      Nov 24, 2015

      Hi Bill! Thank you for your comment! Mahi is not that good in February, sailfish should be better. Barracuda, amberjack and wahoo should be good at that time as well. Also, this really is a year to year/day to day matter dependent on many factors, hence the mixed reports.
      If you’d like to charter with us, I’d recommend the Grand Slam. Let us know, we’ll be happy to help book a trip to remember! As for the tip, the customary amount is 10-20% if you’re happy with the charter. This is for the deckhands, they earn their living this way 🙂

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      Bill

      Dec 2, 2015

      thanks for the info. if anyone is reading this blog and will be in Cozumel during the last 3 weeks of February 2016, and is interested in sharing a charter with another couple, we would be interested in trying to organize a shared charter with you. we are a 55+ couple and would like to find another couple (hopefully around the same age, but not essential) to share a charter with. you can contact me directly at [email protected]

      Bill

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  • BDW

    Nov 2, 2015

    I will be visiting Puerto Morelos the first week of April 2016. We have booked an ocean front house and I want to fish off the beach. Would this be worth bring a pole down for my 10 and 14 year old boys? Also, what gear would you use? and would a license be required?
    I wouldn’t mind getting a fishing charter from Puerto Morelos too. Any advise for a fishing charter?
    Thanks for the advise.

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      Ksavier Francuski

      Nov 24, 2015

      Hi, Puerto Morelos is an excellent destination for deep sea charters! Off the beach fishing won’t be that productive – if you want your boys to pull a big one out of the water, try going with captain Abraham and his 34′ Comocean. Reach out to our customer support so we could help you plan a trip of your lifetime!

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  • Abs

    Jul 14, 2015

    Hello,

    Looking to book a surprise holiday for my partner next year. He only really likes shore and lagoon fishing.

    Please could you suggest ta good destination?

    I am running out of steam and feel I hav not got very far.

    Thanks in advane

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      Dino

      Jul 27, 2015

      Hi Abs,

      Don’t give up! As far as I know, the Nichupte lagoon (right in front of Cancun’s Hotel Zone) is a great place for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook, depending on when you’re planning on visiting. As for Cozumel, it is famous for the 3 northern lagoons (Montecristo, Paso Balem and Rio de la Plata), which are typically abundant with Bonefish and Permit, and these lagoons seem to have a more resident population of game fish. Hope that helps!

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      Bill

      Nov 10, 2015

      Hello. my wife and I will be in Cozumel the last 3 weeks of February 2016. we are interested in booking a 6 or 8 hour charter. what are the chances of catching Mahi Mahi? Sailfish? Tuna?
      what would you recommend in terms of the type of fishing at that time of year? Some deep sea, some bottom fishing?
      I’m also curious as to what is considered a reasonable tip for the crew.
      thanks

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  • Mick Addison

    May 30, 2015

    Hi there,

    I’m staying at the El Dorado Maroma, in Playa Maroma, near the marina from June 16th. Can I fish the shore line there away from the hotel? Is there any guided flats fishing nearby and can I get a four hour deep sea charter in this area?

    Thanks
    Mick

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      Dino

      Jun 2, 2015

      Hi Mick,

      You should certainly be able to fish from the shore – there are some areas around resorts that are usually off grounds for surf fishermen, but just a bit further away is fair game. Just must make sure you’re at least 250m away from any swimmers.

      The area around Tulum has some amazing fishing. Unfortunately, as far as charter recommendation goes, the closest deep sea options I know of are in Puerto Aventuras, about 20 minutes from your hotel. If that’s not too far for you, feel free to get in touch with our customer service team at [email protected], so they can suggest a few charters based on your preferences.

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  • Anders

    Mar 11, 2015

    Hi,
    I’m staying in Cancun from March 13. until the 27.
    I plan on hiring a car and go to the Isla Blanca, trying to wade the flats from the shore sides flyfishing for different species (C&R).
    I understand that the season is not quite right for bones and permit, but I will give it a go. Snook is probably in season, so hoping for some luck there.
    Does this sound like a possible plan?
    Any advice? Any dangers?
    From what I’ve read on this site, I do not need a licence for this type of fishing, right?

    Best regards,
    Anders

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      Dino

      Mar 19, 2015

      Hi Anders,

      As far as your timing, it’s certainly not peak season, but you should still have a decent chance at bones, tarpon and permit (and yes, snook should be there as well). You don’t need a license for shore fishing, just make sure you’re not fishing inside of a protected area or a national park. I’m not too familiar with shore fishing in Isla Blanca myself, but they are pretty confident in the quality of their sand and grass flats. Try picking the brains of the local fishermen while in Cancun, Isla Blanca is just about 30 minutes north, so they should definitely have some inside knowledge. And tight lines!

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  • steve s

    Mar 1, 2015

    staying in Riviera Maya in May at the grand riviera, what’s the closes/best boat for a charter? Maybe doing two days one offshore and one inshore

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      Dino

      Mar 3, 2015

      Hey Steve,

      How many of you are planning to go fishing?

      If there is up to 3 of you, you may want to consider Juancho , a panga boat with an experienced captain for inshore fishing.

      As far as offshore trips go, since you’re staying in the northern part of Playa, I would probably recommend a charter out of Puerto Morelos instead. Galileo not only has a devoted crew, but the guys also own their own restaurant where they’ll cook your catch for free following the trip.

      Hope this helps!

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  • Francesco

    Mar 1, 2015

    Hi, I would like to fish during my next thollidays in July in Carmen. I’m alone is it possible to share a boat with others persons ?

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      Dino

      Mar 3, 2015

      Hi Francesco,

      We mainly communicate with Captains that run private charters exclusively, since shared trips are more difficult to organize and tend to undermine the quality of a fishing experience, since you need to compromise with other anglers as to the type of fishing you’re looking for. That said, a few budget-friendly options in Playa that we often recommend for single anglers or small groups are either Juancho or PDC Fishing and Snorkelling, both affordable panga boats, primarily focusing on inshore fishing.

      Hope that helps!

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  • Ben

    Mar 1, 2015

    Hello, I’m from Belgium. I’m going to stay in the Ocean Maya Royal in the second half of June 2015. Is there something to catch from the beach there. I’ll bring a 14 feet surfcasting rod. Can you fish directly at the resort or are there great places in the direct neighbourhood. I ‘ll bring also a 9 ft rod. I’ve read the hotel offers fishtrips as well, anybody experience with them?. Anyone staying in the same period and that is thinking of doing a fishing trip, to shaer costs. Thx Ben

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      Dino

      Mar 3, 2015

      Hi Ben,

      You won’t be able to fish at your resort, since the law mandates you need to be at least 250 meters away from any beach used for swimming in order to fish from the shore. The rods you’re bringing along should be more than sufficient for some quality shore fishing action.

      If you don’t mind taking a walk, there is a wooden fishing pier at the foot of 14 calle in Playa del Carmen. The place is not only good for fishing, but mingling with the local anglers as well. Other good places to try are the more unaccessible parts of the beaches north and south of the city.

      Hotels take a commission on every trip they organize, so you will get charged extra. I’m afraid I’m not familiar with charters organizing shared fishing trips, but if you’re on a budget, consider asking Juancho or PDC Fishing and Snorkelling for a free quote. They’re both affordable options for a single angler, and are pretty flexible in customizing the trip to your own fishing preferences.

      Hope you have a great time on your vacation!

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  • Matt

    Mar 1, 2015

    Hey bud, we are staying at the Cozumeleno hotel first week of April. We are looking to do some diy bonefishing on and off the island (we have a car). On the island, can we access the northern lagoons by foot? Thanks!

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      Dino

      Mar 3, 2015

      Hey Matt,

      90% of the lagoon area actually fished can be waded (flats boots essential). Also, the coastline itself – all the way from Punta Norte to Macabi point – has some great shallow reefs and sandy flats that Permit and Bonefish frequent. You can reach those by foot as well, but you might still want to ask locals for a bit of help in guiding you to the hotspots 🙂

      Happy bonefishing!

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  • Nick

    Mar 1, 2015

    Hi,

    My future wife and I will be staying at the excellence riviera cancun this upcoming july. We are looking to maybe do some flats fishing with light tackle gear. Trolling is not really our thing. Just curious if you can recommend a nearby charter that offers this type of fishing. From what I have researched we will most likely have to make a trip over to cozumel to get in on good flats fishing. Thanks in advance for your help

    -Nick

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      Dino

      Mar 16, 2015

      Hi Nick,

      Congrats on getting married! Cozumel is definitely one of Mexico’s most prolific fly fisheries, but Cancun holds its own pretty well. It’s not unheard of for anglers to claim their first Fly Grand Slam in the Cancun flats, with Bones, Permit, Tarpon and even an occasional Snook roaming the area. That said, I’m afraid I am scarce with contacts of charters specializing in fly fishing in Cancun, as it’s still mostly a trolling and bottom fishing-dominated town, as you can see from Cancun’s charter selection here. You can still inquire if any of these guys would be willing to squeeze in a fly fishing trip into their schedules, just keep in mind they are big game fishermen first.

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      Nick

      Mar 19, 2015

      Thanks for the info. We would actually be looking to do light spinning gear rather than fly fishing. Is it possible to do this sort of flats fishing in cozumel? Thanks again for the help.

      -Nick

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  • Alicia

    Feb 16, 2015

    Hi, I’m sorry if this is repetitive or has already been addressed, but I’m not a fishing person (and perhaps need the information filtered down for me).

    My husband and I are going on our honeymoon at Playa del Carmen at the end of May/beginning of June. He’s goes deep sea fishing off the coast of San Diego a few times a year, and I thought it would be nice if I bought him a 1/2 or 1 day charter for him to enjoy on his own one of the days we’re there.

    1. Is it best to book in advance or look around for charters/random people with boats?
    2. What kinds of fish could he expect to catch at that time of year?

    Thank you in advance.

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      Dino

      Mar 16, 2015

      Hi Alicia,

      Not a problem at all. Not sure if hubby intentionally timed your honeymoon with Playa’s peak fishing season or it was just a lucky coincidence, but he should have a great time on the water either way 🙂 May and June are traditionally some of the best months to catch a pelagic in Playa; in particular both Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorados, Barracuda and a few more species will be in the area, so I wouldn’t recommend waiting to get there before booking a charter. If your husband will be going out by himself, any charter up to about 30ft should do him just fine – check out Juancho or Capt’ Ricks 31′ Bertram as a few affordable options in the area. Whether you should get him a 1/2 or a full day trip comes down to what species he’d like to target- if he’ll be happy with a Dorado or Wahoo, a half day should be enough. However, if he’s more of a Billfish kind of guy (meaning Marlin, Sailfish etc), anything less than a Full Day is likely not going to cut it. Hope this helps!

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      Alicia

      Mar 17, 2015

      Thank you sooo much for your reply! I actually picked the date and then thought of it after the fact. He’s invited me to weekend fishing trips with him, but I didn’t think I’d be able to cut it. However, I think I could manage a 1/2 day trip or let him do a full day by himself if he wants more time =)

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  • David

    Jan 13, 2015

    I will be staying at the Excellence Riviera Cancun (1/2 way b/w cancun and playa del carmen). Trying to find a very good charter for targeting billfish exclusively. Not sure how far we will be from Capt. Ricks and have also considered going to cancun and taking he ferry over to Isla. What would you recommend based on location and best fishing? Also, open to options I did not mention.

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      Dino

      Jan 27, 2015

      David,

      You’re going to be about 10 minutes away (by car) from Galileo, a 31′ Shamrocks operated by Captain Abraham in Puerto Morelos. Abraham specializes in big game fishing for a variety of species, but is always open to customizing your trip whichever way you’d like, including targeting billfish only. As far as the best location for billfishing, May is the peak season for Marlin and Sailfish in both Cancun and Playa, so you should be good to go either way!

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  • Scott

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nice information here. I have a question. Staying at the El Dorado Royale the first week in March. Bringing the in-laws with us, and I’m planning on taking my father-in-law for a 6 hour trip. I have been on charters in the past where a service was provided to vacuum pack and freeze some of the catch for return to the states. Is this available in the area? I’m planning on chartering a boat for just the two of us. Any recommendations? Thanks for any help[ that you can provide.

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      Dino

      Jan 19, 2015

      Scott,

      From what we know, there are two ways you could go about sending the fish back to the states. You could ship it back, which may be a preferred option of the two, as it saves you from the potential hassles which tend to arise when transporting the fish yourself.

      If you’re set on taking the fish home with you, here’s how a few people described the process:

      You declare the fish with the US Customs, leaving the skin on so they can identify the fish if they decide to inspect it. The airlines are likely to require that the fish be put in a secure hard-sided cooler, but will probably take issue with filling the cooler with dry ice to keep the fish frozen. Also, it tends to count as an extra piece of luggage.

      As for charter recommendation, I’d suggest inquiring with Captain Abraham and his 31′ Galileo in Puerto Morellos (about a 15-minute drive from the El Dorado Royale). Apart from being a Captain, Abraham is also a great cook with his own restaurant, where he prepares your daily catch after the trip for free! In the end, that’s probably your best option anyway 🙂

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      Scott

      Jan 20, 2015

      Thanks for the info. I have brought back fish from the Cabo area in the past. The charter was able to help provide vacuum packing/freezing services. After this was done, we were able to pack the fish in a cooler on wheels with ice for the trip home. This worked perfectly. I was looking more for a business that could provide vacuum packing and freezing.

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  • Cindy

    Jan 9, 2015

    Hey guys! Great site! Big group heading back to riviera maya, near puerto Morelos in late June early July. Really want to go out fishing. We may have up to 10-12, mix of adults and kids, who would want to do a 4-6 hr trip. Any recommendations?

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      Dino

      Jan 27, 2015

      Hi Cindy,

      Two charters you might want to look into are Finatik and Big Fish. Both boats can take up to 12 people on board, although Big Fish is a bit more spacious, which might be worth taking into account when looking for the right charter, since having several hooks in the water while on a crowded boat with lots of kids, or reeling in an energetic snapper and bringing it on board is not the safest combo. Also, keep in mind that, due to federal regulations, you’re only allowed to have up to 6 lines in the water at the same time per boat, so if you’re planning a 4-hour trip not all may get to fish, or at least not for very long. A 6-hour trip should take care of that issue. Also, I’d recommend bottom fishing over trolling, as it tends to be more fun for the kids, and the chance of catching fish (albeit smaller) is greater. From what I know, both boats can incorporate snorkeling into their packages, but again, it all depends on how much time you have on your hands.

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  • Breann

    Jan 4, 2015

    We are going to be heading to Rivera Maya in March and we were looking to fish for Sailfish or Marlin. If we were to catch one of these fish are we able to keep the fish? We wanted to know if we would be able to have it stuffed and shipped back to the US? If so what are the charters that do this? Thanks so much for the help.

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      Dino

      Jan 19, 2015

      Hi Breann,

      As far as we know, according to the regulations, every charter should be able to keep 1 marlin or 1 sailfish per group/trip. Regardless of what the law says, however, many charters enforce a strict catch-and-release policy on all Billfish as part of their conservation efforts (though some find it ironic, fishing Captains are often more interested in keeping our oceans bountiful and alive than most people). To that end, most of the captains we work with do promote releasing all billfish they catch, so I don’t really have one to refer you to. Your best bet would likely be asking for charter recommendations at your resort. Shipping the fish back to the US following your trip shouldn’t be a problem in itself.

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  • Claude Duquette

    Dec 21, 2014

    A nice place for fishing in riviera maya is arpon spearfishing it cost 70 $ per person if you are 4 people you can arpon merou http://www.spearfishingplaya.com
    And other good fishing bait here in puerto aventuras you can ask the fisherman for bait or take shrimp from the grocery

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  • Claude Duquette

    Dec 20, 2014

    Thank you very much it is help me when i go fishing in puerto aventuras this winter
    Claude
    (Excuse my poor english)

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  • Neil Tarbet

    Dec 15, 2014

    Hi there will be staying at Grand Sirenis mid Jan 2015 planning on throwing some lures around late afternoon to early evening from the shore having booked the hotel for its rocky shoreline any suggestions on types of lure and probable target species? Thanks in advance. May persuade the other half into a half day charter for two all suggestions also welcome.

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  • Claude Duquette

    Dec 15, 2014

    Can someone tell me what are the edible fish for human can i have this info on the net some where
    Thank you
    Claude

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      Dino

      Dec 19, 2014

      Hi Claude,

      I’m assuming you’re asking about game fish in particular? One of the most sought-after game fish in Riviera Maya is also a terrific table fare – Dorado! Also known as Dolphin Fish or Mahi Mahi, it can be caught almost year round, although its peak season (in Playa del Carmen particularly) is during the spring and summer months. Many say it tastes better than almost any other seafood, and unlike most fish they’ve ever tried. There’s a variety of other game fish that make for a great meal, so it would help if you could be a bit more specific with your question.

      On the other side of the spectrum, Billfish is considered too valuable a game fish to kill and eat, both in Mexico and around the world. To that end, many Captain practice a strict catch and release policy on all Billfish.

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  • Steve

    Dec 10, 2014

    That sounds great. I think all those species of fish would make for an incredible time for the guys, hopefully the bite will be on! I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Steve

    Dec 10, 2014

    Thanks for replying. We will be staying at Oceans Coral and Turquesa. With the bigger size group we have we were thinking we would split up and use 2 boats. As far as what species of fish we go after all we care about is having the best chances of catching numbers instead of one big fish.

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      Dino

      Dec 10, 2014

      Hey again Steve. Just got off the phone with the Captain of Galileo – Amberjack, Snappers and Groupers are the likeliest catch when bottom fishing in mid-January. By all accounts, that’s going to be your best bet at catch quantity and making sure that the entire group has a good time. I’ll shoot you a couple of options for a larger group like yours in an email shortly.

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  • Steve

    Dec 9, 2014

    Hello, I am interested in information regardi