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.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $330
    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 12:00 PM
    US $330
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $490
    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.
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FAQs about The Rusty Hook

The Rusty Hook offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $330 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $330 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $490 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with The Rusty Hook, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Request in advance
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Rusty Hook include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn International)
  • Live Bait (During winter, otherwise frozen Ballyhoo)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (After the trip, if requested)
  • Snacks (in 6 hour trips only)
  • Drinks (beer and bottled water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

The Rusty Hook offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

The Rusty Hook offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging (During November and December only)

Top targeted fish species with The Rusty Hook include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Jorge Caldelas
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
179 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

panga (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2022. 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
During November and December only

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Request in advance
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Penn International
Live Bait
During winter, otherwise frozen Ballyhoo
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
After the trip, if requested
Snacks
in 6 hour trips only
Drinks
beer and bottled water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age but 4+ recommended, all PFDs provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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