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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.



About the Captain

Marco Calderon
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
136 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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!

About this listing

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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

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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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Michaelene W.
Bristol, CT
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6 hour trip on King Mackerel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 6, 2021
The capitan knew exactly where to go. He has 25 years experience. The first mate was top knotch. This is not an upscale boAt...
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Angel M.
North Las Vegas, NV
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Half Day March Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 1, 2021
Captain and Mate are very professional. They worked really hard to find us the good fish, and made sure we were all comfortable....
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David M.
Foxton, CO
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HOLY KING MACKEREL!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 30, 2020
The captain and crew were amazing! They used live bait and helped us catch a dozen fish.  King Mackerel, Mackerels, and Trigger...
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Sarah F.
Henderson, CO
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Supposed to be Full day trip with Captain Jaime

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
We rescheduled to the next day due to the weather (it was a red flag day). My husband, 9 year old, 6 year old and I went for...
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Kurt L.
Canton, GA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on 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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FAQs about King Mackerel

King Mackerel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $230 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $230 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $320 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with King Mackerel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-head)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available on all trips)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with King Mackerel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Beer, water, sodas)
  • First Mate (Good service - good tips!)
  • Fishing License

King Mackerel offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

King Mackerel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (With ballyhoo)
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with King Mackerel include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack