VIP Private Tours – Snorkel & Fish

14 reviews
In demand!

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

You’ll head out on their 27’ Mimsa skiff boat, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers, and it’s equipped with 4 fishing rods, a downrigger, and 2 outriggers. All the equipment will be provided for you, as well as the fishing licenses.

There’s a variety of trips you can choose from, depending on how much time you have to spare. You can do some bottom fishing and trolling on your way to the reefs, and you can also do some fly fishing. These are fish-rich waters, so expect to come across species like Amberjack, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish.

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 recommends catch and release to preserve the local fisheries. You’ll enjoy your day with music, water, Corona beers, sodas, and ice, which are also included in the trip price.

Don’t hesitate to bring your kids, and make this a great family adventure! You can make some new memories while enjoying some amazing natural views. There’s snorkeling equipment on board, so you can get up close and personal with the underwater world. Just bring some food and sunscreen so you can fully enjoy your day.

All you really need to do is book a trip with VIP Private Tours, and you’re set to have an unforgettable time in Playa Del Carmen!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $490
    price breakdown
    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. They will provide all the fishing equipment for you, just make sure to bring some food for your refreshment, as well as some sun protection, and you're ready to have some serious fun!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $390
    price breakdown
    You will have enough fishing time to change a couple of locations and target Amberjack, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish. The crew will have all the equipment ready for you, just make sure to bring some food and sun protection, and you're all set for an amazing fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $270
    price breakdown
    This trip will see you fishing the Mayan Riviera waters full of fish such as Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Grouper, and even Sharks. All the equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and you're ready for a great time on the water!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $220
    price breakdown
    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. The equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sun protection, and come enjoy your day on these beautiful waters!

About the Captain

Mario MM
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2014
Captain Mario MM runs VIP 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 over a decade now. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Maritime Sciences. Capt. 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. VIP Private Tours Playa del Carmen is partnered with many local captains. Combined, they have several lifetimes worth of fishing experience between them! If Capt. Mario is not available himself, you'll get to cast your line alongside one of these local, experienced captains. One thing's for sure – no matter who you're fishing with, you'll be treated to an incredible adventure. Even better? VIP Private Tours has an impressive fleet of 10 skiffs, as well as multiple luxurious yachts, so you can customize your trip to your specific needs and desires.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Swordfish Swordfish
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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
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.

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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
0
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. S.
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 B.
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 R.
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 E.
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 R.
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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