VIP Private Tours - Snorkel & Fish

VIP Private Tours welcome you to the magical Playa Del Carmen area where you can live the experience of fishing and snorkeling in the Mayan Riviera. They have a professional licensed crew with more than 20 years of experience of their Captains and Mates, who will work tirelessly to make your trip a lasting memory.

Using natural and artificial baits, all fishing and snorkeling equipment, you will head into Mexican waters and your fishing adventure. You will have fishing licenses and taxes regulated by the crew. The boat is equipped with 4 fishing rods, a downrigger, and 2 outriggers. The boat is a 23 foot Mimsa skiff, originally built in 2000 and powered by a 150 HP Yamaha F150 engine.

Your trip can consist of bottom fishing and trolling while you sail to the reefs, where you can also snorkel. You can also try your hand at fly fishing with music, water, Corona beers, sodas, and ice, which are also included in the trip price.

These trips are made for pure enjoyment and are meant to relax you while at the same time giving you enough exercise while fighting fish. The crew highly recommend catch and release in order to preserve the local fisheries.

VIP Private Tours Playa Del Carmen operate 7 days a week if weather conditions are good. They use different techniques, always looking for the best catch depending on the season with trip options tailor made upon request.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 490
    up to 4 persons
    A full day of fishing can take you further offshore where Marlin, Sailfish, Amberjack and Mahi Mahi swim. You can practice fishing with a few different techniques that the crew can teach you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 390
    up to 4 persons
    You will have enough fishing time to change a couple of locations and target Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper and other local exotic fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 270
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will see you fishing the Mayan Riviera waters full of fish such as Barracudas, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Groupers and even Sharks.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 220
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip you can fish for Snapper, Barracuda and other local species. If it gets too hot, you can take a swim in the clear water and enjoy a beer on board along with some good music.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White)
Rainbow Runner
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red)

Swordfish
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mimsa (Skiff) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mario MM
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since February 2014
19
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Captain Mario runs Private Tours Playa del Carmen and is living his dream of being on the water while providing a first class service to his guests. He is an able seaman, having been a captain for 10 years now. He holds a Batchelor Degree in Maritime Sciences. Captain Mario and his crew will welcome you aboard their boat and make sure you have the most amazing time ever in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and further out. Private Tours Playa del Carmen is partnered with many local captains who add up to many lifetimes worth of fishing experience, which Captain Mario puts at your disposal. A fleet of 10 skiffs, as well as multiple luxurious yachts, are all available, so the customer can customize his trip to his or her specific needs and desires. Our offices are located on the beach and 14st in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Captain Mario works closely with many experienced local captains who will be excited to guide you on your trip, should he not be available himself.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.26
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 hour trip
6 hour trip
Fishing with Mario
+4
Angler Rating
8
3
2
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
78%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Jennifer M Strunka
Seattle, Washington
 4.67
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   January 23, 2018
My wife and I were on our 2 week honeymoon and this was by far our favorite part of the whole trip!! Worth every penny because...
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C Beasley
United States
 5.00
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Half day of sun and fun

VERIFIED   June 21, 2018
despite all the seaweed the guys never let up they were awesome caught 1 nice mahi and a big barracuda will fish with them...
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Barb Renouf
Toronto, Ontario
 3.33
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Confusing but ok

VERIFIED   March 20, 2018
Trip was ok.  Still not sure what happened. Arrived at the meetup and Mike wasn’t there.  A guy said it was too...
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Luis Escobar
Monterrey, Nuevo León
 4.00
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Fishing with Mario

VERIFIED   January 24, 2017
We booked a fishing trip with Mario, he had 2 of his guides take us out, the boat a little outdated but the trip was a blast...
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Dusty Reid
Aberdeen, Saskatchewan
 5.00
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Great day!

VERIFIED   February 16, 2016
Although it rained for part of the day, the trip was the best day we had.  They picked us up from our resort, went fishing...
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