Kay Kib -–The Reel Thing 38'

If you want to battle some world-famous big game fish and take in some stunning scenery at the same time, then come aboard Kay Kib’s “The Reel Thing!” Located in Puerto Aventuras, this locally-owned charter provides guests with authentic angling adventures showcasing that best fishing opportunities that these waters have to offer. Come aboard and get ready to experience “The Reel Thing” when it comes to Mexican-style fishing!

This charter is owned by Miguel Ancona, a Puerto Aventuras native who prides himself in working alongside friendly, experienced Captain Boto and an experienced crew to provide a variety of top trips. Capt. Boto is a local fishing fanatic who’s been exploring these waters for a whopping 20+ years. With him at the helm of Kay Kib you’ll be exploring the hottest spots around and hooking some incredible species, no matter your age or skill level!

“The Reel Thing” is a 38’ Bertram saltwater fishing vessel that can accommodate up to 12 guests, with plenty of room on board for ample angling action! She’s a true fishing machine that’s decked out with top-notch navigational gear, life jackets for all ages, a full toilet, and an ice box to keep your catch fresh. If you’re looking to battle some seriously big game fish, you’ll find outriggers and a fighting chair to help you reel ‘em in!

Speaking of big game, your captain will take you out to the local reefs and beyond for the chance to hook into world-famous fish such as Mahi Mahi, mighty Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and plenty more. You’ll also have the chance to reel in reef-dwellers such as Mutton Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and Barracuda. You’ll be trying out a range of techniques, including trolling, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing.

Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Want to snorkel? Just let your captain know, and you’ll explore these waters from a whole new angle. Come aboard The Reel Thing and get ready for an incredible, authentic angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,070
    price breakdown
    $1,070
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $860
    price breakdown
    $860
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    The departure times can be from 7am–11am, 8am–12pm, or 9am–1pm.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    The departure times can be from 7am–11am, 8am–12pm, or 9am–1pm.
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About the Captain

Miguel Ancona
Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Miguel Acona is the owner of The Reel Thing, and is joined at the helm by the friendly and knowledgeable Capt. Boto. Capt. Boto is a local fisherman through and through – he's native to this area and has fished here for over 20 years, so it's fair to say he knows these waters like the back of his own hand! He's joined by a local crew who have fished the marina for over 12 years, so when you come aboard The Reel Thing, you know you'll be in safe hands when it comes to having the angling adventure of a lifetime. This charter also has some serious bragging rights under their belts – in June 2018, they won 2nd place at the National Tournament at Playa de Carmen, and reached 13th place out of 160 boats in Cozumel's tournament. They also caught the biggest local Wahoo!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram 38 special (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 375HP Cat 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Ali W.
Canton, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain beto

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2020
Half day trip with Beto. The boat and crew were exceptional. Some of the best sport fishing I have done. Would highly recommend...
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Randy W.
Tulum, ROO
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 19, 2020
Rocky and Cecil are very energetic and enjoy their jobs.  We had a great trip.  They were as excited as us every...
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Fabien R.
Dallas, Texas
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 27, 2019
Nice boat, equipment and crew.  Great time but i wished we caught more fish.  But was enough for an excellent Ceviche...
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Colin K.
Mexico
 5.00
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Fishing with Miguel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 1, 2019
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Alberto V.
Monterrey, Nuevo León
 5.00
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 17, 2019
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