Aquadventures - Why Knot?

Marina Fonatur
Cozumel QR, Mexico

The gorgeous waters off the coast of Cozumel are well-known to be teeming with exciting fish to catch. Whether they’re bottom-feeding Groupers or incredibly fast Sailfish Aquadventures knows where to find them and the best way to catch them. For the serious sea wolves, Captain Pedro Zapata offers tournament trips, the perfect opportunity to put your angling skills to the test!

Climb aboard their impressive 29’ Topaz Angler – she was built in 1988 but was fully restored in 2013, with all the amenities you can expect to find on a modern, comfortable vessel. She has a kitchen, full-head toilet, spacious interiors, and a multi-media system on board. Don’t be fooled by the luxuries, she’s all about serious sportfishing with outriggers, a fighting chair, a flybridge as well as an advanced navigation and fishfinding system can be found on board.

The fishing in the Cozumel area is very rewarding, as you can target a wide range of species, ranging from the nearshore bottom feeders to the big pelagic monsters that roam the open waters. Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Jacks, Wahoo, Barracuda, Tunas, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and other species can all be targeted – depending on your preference and skill.

Rest easy as Captain Pedro is extremely experienced, having fished his entire life. He’ll guide and instruct you as necessary, as well as provide you with all the required equipment. Snacks and drinks are also provided. The crew will clean and fillet your charge, so don’t forget to bring an ice-box to take that prized catch home. Gratuity for the crew is always very appreciated.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas Cozumel
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 11 May - 13 May
    US$ 1563
    up to 10 persons
    If you're serious about fishing, hop on this tournament trip and compete! This offshore tournament will target large, prestigious game like Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Tuna. You can keep one Marlin if it's above the minimum size, all other Billfish must be released. The charter will provide you with snacks, drinks, light lunches, and all required equipment. Fishing lasts from 8 AM to 5 PM.
  • Private trip
    Torneo Bernardo Alonso Cozumel
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 3 Jun - 3 Jun
    US$ 1250
    up to 10 persons
    A serious tournament for serious anglers. This one-day tournament will target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. You can keep one Marlin you catch, provided it's above the minimum size, all others must be released. The charter will provide you with snacks, drinks, fishing equipment, and a light lunch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    If you just can't get enough fishing done, hop on this 8-hour trip and scratch that itch! You can go bottom fishing, nearshore or offshore fishing, depending on your wishes and skill level. You can target a wide range of species like Rockfish, Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Jacks, Wahoo, Mackerel, Barracuda, and others. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    If you're itching for some more fishing, this trip is perfect for you. You can choose to go bottom fishing, deep sea fishing or nearshore fishing, based on what you prefer and your skill. A variety of species can be targeted such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Rockfish, and many others. The captain will supply all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 465
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip can take you fishing the inshore, nearshore or offshore waters of Mexico, depending on your preference and skill. You can go for a mixed bag or target a variety of species like Snappers, Groupers, Rockfish, Triggerfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Amberjacks, Jack Crevalles, and any others you run across. All required equipment is supplied by the charter operators.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 465
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip can take you bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, or trolling, depending on your preference and skill. You can target a variety of species such as Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, Barracuda, Jacks, and any others you run into. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Horse-eye)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Topaz (Angler) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 320HP Volvo Penta engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cozumel to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Pedro Zapata
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since March 2014
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Captain Pedro Zapata has spent his entire life out at the sea, fishing. He got into the charter business as soon as he finished college, almost two decades ago, in 2000. He's a third-generation man of the sea and is currently over 350 fishing trips every year. Captain Pedro is an expert fisherman and will happily assist and instruct you in flyfishing and spinning techniques.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cozumel Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Wow…..all around everything you could asked for in a crew…....AWESOME WITH KIDS…...the guys were awesome…....great food…..great service….the best fishing trip we have had in cozemel….....thanks

Fished July 24, 2018
Pedro Zapata (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 25, 2018

Thank you very much Steven!!

Hope to see you back soon in Cozumel.

Best regards

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Had an amazing trip!!!! Weather was beautiful!!!! Music was lively and the energy was on spot!!! We caught 5 awesome Mahi Mahi!! Our Captain even fixed up some fresh Ceviche and Guacamole!!! So delicious!!! Plenty of snack and drinks and even fresh cut fruit!!! Well worth the money!! Memories made!! Will definitely be back!!

Fished July 6, 2018
Pedro Zapata (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2018

Thank you very much Malissa,

Hope to see you back soon

Regards

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We had a great time fishing!  We are a family of 5 and even our youngest (6 yrs.) enjoyed being out on the boat. The captain made us some incredible ceviche for lunch.  We caught a total of 5 fish which was plenty for us to make a dinner.  Both the captain and first mate were great with the kids and tried their absolute best to make sure we were having a good time.  If you’re looking to fish for a bit while in the Cozumel area I would definitely check into this!

Fished July 4, 2018
Pedro Zapata (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2018

Thank you very much Robert.

Hope to see you back soon

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