The Rusty Hook

Quintana Roo is one of those places everyone’s always jealous of: sandy beaches, tropical trees, and excellent bluewater fishing right on your doorstep. Your captain looks forward to showing you just why this reputation is well-earned!

You’ll embark on your angling adventure on board a 23’ Mako. She’s a center console, perfectly suited to the nearshore and offshore waters just off the coast of Playa Del Carmen. The onboard outriggers and downriggers will give you an edge when trolling since you can wet more lines at the same time. Once you get a strike, make sure to strap in the fighting chair, the fish you’ll target with the crew will test your skill and muscles.

Kids can have a lot of fun bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper just a few miles away from the coast. If you’re looking to reel in a pelagic predator you’re in luck – you’ll be going after them a bit further out. Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin can all be targeted, when in season. If you’re looking for a workout you can also hook up Amberjack, one of the toughest fighters pound-for-pound.

The Rusty Hook is a small family-owened company and they’re happy to provide you with a friendly and professional service, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned angler.

Improve your Mexican vacation or chase your next personal best in these waters. Book a trip with The Rusty Hook and take the first step towards your new favorite fishing destination.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this 6-hour trip you can combine fishing with snorkeling in the gorgeous waters of Playa Del Carmen. The charter will provide snacks as well as water, beer, and sodas. You can go after Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Head out in the morning before the suns gets too hot and wet some lines off the coast of Playa Del Carmen. You can target Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and a variety of other species on this 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Sleep in, eat a hearty breakfast and head out into the waters off the coast of Mexico for a 4-hour fishing trip. You can go after Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin, and Sailfish, as well as anything else you run into.

About the Captain

Jorge Caldelas
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2018
We started running The Rusty Hook in 2012 after returning back to Mexico from England. We are passionate about fishing and providing an honest and fun experience for both novice and experienced fishermen.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Walkaround (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.74
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Snorkeling with stingrays and turtle
January fishing trip
Fishing with Jovani
+9
Angler Rating
14
4
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
65%
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2243088185 2.
Fox Lake, IL
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6 hour day trip

VERIFIED   February 12, 2020
Jorge, and Carlos were great and tended to our every need.  We were asked how we wanted to spend our day.  And they...
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Jeppe V.
Oaxaca City, OAX
 5.00
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   December 21, 2019
Amazing trip!, We managed to catch some good sized Jacks, with the help og the very professionel and experienced crew. After...
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Adria J. O.
Cancún, ROO
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Jorge and Carlos.

VERIFIED   August 11, 2019
We had a very good time with Jorge and Carlos, they are very friendly and helpful guys. We had no luck with big game, but we...
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Jason L.
Seattle, WA
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 25, 2020
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Stephen Y.
Culiacán, Sinaloa
 4.33
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3/4 day with Jorge

VERIFIED   December 10, 2019
Great experience! Captain and team were professional, caught us 6 monster Amber Jacks! Also a quick stop for refreshments and...
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