A whole new world awaits offshore from Playa Del Carmen. Hop aboard La Chulada and leave the noisy beach behind. You’ll be at one with nature as you sail offshore in search of some huge fish. Get your fish on and catch a delicious treat or a prized trophy, before cooling off with a dip in the sea. These waters changed Captain Carlos Taylor’s life. He came to do some scuba diving, and stayed as a sportfishing fanatic. He strives to show you the best of both worlds.

Bring your loved ones aboard the 25’ Lancha center console. Powered by a 60 HP Yamaha engine, you’ll smoothly drift away. She’s a spacious vessel, built for up to 8 guests. She comes fitted with all the necessary safety and navigational gear, as well as outriggers and a livewell to enhance your fishing experience. With an ice box containing plenty of drinks, including beer, you’re on your way to a memorable day already.

You’ll be trolling the water within 5 minutes of leaving the beach. With a mixture of live bait and artificial lures, you’ll target stunning Sailfish and Marlin, as well as delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, among others. These fish are huge and are sure to put up a fight, so get ready for a struggle when you hear those reels screech. You’ll need to cool off after the battle, so get the snorkeling gear on and witness nature’s beauty first-hand.

You won’t believe your eyes when you’re underwater. Dazzling fish of all colors, radiant sunshine glistening through the water, and the sheer size of some of the creatures. All day long you can take advantage of the onboard drinks, but the best time will be at sunset as you head back to shore. A cold beer in hand after a productive day out. What could be better? La Chulada is the charter company to show you this little spot of paradise.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $290
    Start your day in style and head offshore with the wind in your hair. Explore the magnificent marine life off the coast of Playa del Carmen, as you fish the deep waters and snorkel the reefs to get to know the dazzling fish. Stunning Sailfish, majestic Marlin, and delicious Mahi Mahi and Tuna, are just some of the prized catches you'll go after. You're in for a treat with plenty of drinks provided for you to have a fun-filled morning on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $290
    Explore the Caribbean in real style as you head offshore to see the incredible, exotic fish that inhabit these rich waters. Try your hand at fishing to catch a delicious treat to take back to shore with you, and even snorkel along the reefs and experience a whole new world. Kingfish, Snappers, Barracudas, and big game fish like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Billfish are just some of the exceptional species you'll target. While you'll get to snorkel with a range of smaller, colorful fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This 6-hour charter will deliver everything you could want from a trip to the Caribbean, and more! Fish for exceptionally strong and beautiful fish, and take advantage of the chance to swim with them all. Hit the reefs to snorkel, while you'll be trolling the deep waters to try to catch the bite of anything from a small Bonito to a giant Marlin, including Tunas, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a beer in hand as you see the sea like never before.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $540
    This 8-hour charter will deliver everything you could want from a trip to the Caribbean, and more! Fish for exceptionally strong and beautiful fish, and take advantage of the chance to swim with them all. Hit the reefs to snorkel, while you'll be trolling the deep waters to try to catch the bite of anything from a small Bonito to a giant Marlin, including Tunas, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a beer in hand as you see the sea like never before.
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About the Captain

Carlos Taylor
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
96 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Born into a family of commercial fishermen, Captain Carlos has over 20 years of fishing experience under his belt. He moved to Mexico for the incredible scuba diving opportunities. While still offering incredible scuba diving as part of his trips, swimming among the fish saw him fall in love with sportfishing. Fishing has become his passion, and he just loves the fresh air as well as the chance to catch fresh meat. He promises a personalized experience, as there's nothing better than having customers leave with a smile on their face and return the next time, as keen as the first time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Lancha (Center console) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 75HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Abit, Shimano, Penn International
Lures
Snacks
Ceviche
Drinks
6 waters, 6 sodas, 6 beers
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
Must be at least 5 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (160)
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10\/10
10\/10
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Angler Rating
77
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Julian H.
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Carlos

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 25, 2022
We had a great experience with Carlos and his mate! After successful fishing hours he showed us a small bay with reef. Snorkeling...
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Ashley K.
Windham, ME
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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1/2 Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 2, 2022
The captain and Johnny the first mate were great! We tried some trolling and then some ground fishing. We caught a barracuda...
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Antonin J.
Jessup, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 19, 2022
Amazing fishing trip. One hour trolling for Merlins without luck, but the deep fishing made us so happy. We had a lot of fun...
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Jesse J.
Ashwaubenon, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour trip, and another 3 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 23, 2022
Carlos and crew were great.  They took us out fishing and snorkeling, and made fresh ceviche with some of the fish we caught. ...
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Philip R.
Bristol, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Trip With Taylor

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 23, 2021
My girlfriend and I had a great time . We started the day catching some snappers as light bait for Grouper/Amberjack. At the...
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FAQs about La Chulada Tours

La Chulada Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $290 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $290 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $540 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with La Chulada Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets Including children's sizes

Trips booked with La Chulada Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abit, Shimano, Penn International)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Ceviche)
  • Drinks (6 waters, 6 sodas, 6 beers )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

La Chulada Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

La Chulada Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with La Chulada Tours include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)