King Mackerel

28 reviews
In demand!

When it comes down to excellent service, productive fishing grounds, and a fun-loving crew with a wealth of local knowledge, King Mackerel and Captain Marco Calderon are the best choice.

Head out off the coast of Mexico to explore the waters anywhere from 6 to 14 miles offshore. The list of your potential catches will depend on the season and what’s biting. Head out during the summer months to land Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Marlin. Go later in the fall to target Amberjack, King Mackerel, and Snapper. Or just simply target Barracuda all year round!

Whether it’s trolling for pelagic predators or fighting Yellowtail Amberjack, there is a trip for you. You will be fishing aboard the ‘King Mackerel.’ She is a 33’ Imemsa panga with a 115 HP Yamaha engine and plenty of room for up to 6 anglers.

The King Mackerel is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day out on the water. There are navigational and fishfinding electronics on board to save your time while searching for the big one. There is a fighting chair to help you reel in your catch, as well as snorkeling equipment for those who want to take a dip in these beautiful waters.

Hop on board and get ready for a fun-filled adventure. Top-notch gear by Shimano and Penn will be available for use, as well as bait, lures, chips, beer, water, and sodas. And finally, complimentary fish cleaning will be done at the end of the trip.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing up to 14 miles offshore for Marlin, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and other species depending on the season. All drinks and snacks will also be provided, along with everything you need for fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $320
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is ideal for those who need a couple more hours on the water but still can't go for a full day. You will be fishing for Marlin, Kingfish, and many other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $230
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a morning out on the water, fishing out of Puerto Morelos for whatever is in season. Snapper and Barracuda can be among your catches during these trips!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $230
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will join the team for an amazing 4-hour experience. You will be fishing just 20 minutes from the Cancun airport, exploring the waters of Puerto Morelos. The captain will take you 6-7 miles from shore for Snapper, Kingfish, and more.
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About the Captain

Marco Calderon
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
102 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Marco Calderon is a 3rd generation fisherman. He's a true fisherman, having guided customers on amazing fishing adventures for two decades, and is still going strong. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, so don't worry about not understanding his sage advice. Fishing is his true passion and he loves spreading that joy to all guests that come with him!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Imemsa (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Morning fishing
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Angler Rating
21
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Renita P.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Julio and 1st mate Edwin

VERIFIED   February 21, 2020
Our original booking was with the King Mackerel, but we ended up on the Black Moon.  The entire trip was an adventure...
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Kurt L.
Canton, GA
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   NEW  July 8, 2020
Had a great time. They were very professional, personable and will bend over backwards to make sure you’re having a good...
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Kim N.
Dallas, TX
 5.00
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Morning fishing

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
We had an amazing time! Julio, jr & the other Capt were so kind, knowledgeable, and FUN!! My 9 year old loved it too &...
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David L.
Houston, Texas
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Full day trip on the Black Moon

VERIFIED   October 10, 2019
Had a great, off season, trip on the Black Moon which was substituted for the King Makerel. The crew was experienced and found...
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Marlyn S.
Philadelphia, PA
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Puerto Moreles Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   December 2, 2019
We took the 6 hour fishing trip and it was a beautiful day. We did not catch any fish until 4 1/2 hours into the trip. I really...
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