Aquadventures – Why Knot?

The gorgeous waters off the coast of Cozumel are well-known to be teeming with exciting fish to catch. Explore them firsthand and have an adventure with Aquadventures – Why Knot? Captain Pedro Zapata has been fishing his entire life, and putting people on the fish is something he does best.

Hop aboard his impressive 29’ Topaz Angler boat. It was fully restored in 2013, with all the amenities you can expect to find on a modern, comfortable vessel. There’s a kitchen, full-head toilet, and a multi-media system on board. The boat can accommodate up to 10 people, so bring all your friends and family.

Don’t let the luxuries fool you – the boat is all about serious sportfishing with outriggers, a fighting chair, a flybridge, as well as an advanced navigational system. Capt. Pedro will provide you with rods and reels, but don’t forget to bring an icebox, since he’ll clean your catch for you to take home.

Fishing in the area is very rewarding, as you can target a wide range of species, from the nearshore bottom feeders to the big pelagic monsters that roam the open waters. Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Jack, Wahoo, Barracuda, Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish can all be targeted depending on your preference and skill.

Children are welcome on board, so bring them for some quality family time. There will be snacks and drinks on board. Gratuity for the crew is always appreciated. All you need to bring is some sun protection so you can enjoy your time, and you’re all set!

Get out on the prolific waters around Cozumel, and have a fishing trip of a lifetime with Aquadventures – Why Knot?!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas Cozumel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 11 - May 13
    $1,563
    price breakdown
    $1,563
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 3 - Jun 3
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $465
    price breakdown
    $465
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $465
    price breakdown
    $465
    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 the Captain

Pedro Zapata
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
4 Fishing Reports
65 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Cory O.
Broomfield, CO
 4.33
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Fishing tournament trip and amazing crew

VERIFIED   May 12, 2018
Pedro wasn’t our captain, but I believe he is the boat owner and is very nice and great at communication. I had booked...
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Robert S.
Cancún, Quintana Roo
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
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...
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Cliff B.
Zeeland, Michigan
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Fish/Snorkel Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   March 21, 2017
Booked an 8 hr Fish/Snorkel Trip w/ AquaAdventures.  The owner (Pedro) was very accommodating.  Exchanged several...
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Ashton T.
Parker, CO
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Victor

VERIFIED   October 21, 2018
we have never been on a fishing trip before but thanks Victor we want to go over and over again! He made our experience the...
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Malissa B.
Houston, Texas
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Half Day Mahi Mahi!!!

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Had an amazing trip!!!! Weather was beautiful!!!! Music was lively and the energy was on spot!!! We caught 5 awesome Mahi Mahi!!...
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