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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $390
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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.
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About the Captain

Carlos Taylor
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Lancha (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
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 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

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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Katey B.
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8 Hour Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 23, 2021
Captain Carlos and First Mate Giovanni gave us an experience of a lifetime! Within the first few moments of casting we were...
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So much fun! Fishing was great! Snorkeling was a blast

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2021
Carlos and Giovani did an amazing job. My wife and I stayed in the Cancun area took a taxi to playa de Carmen - I am...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 10, 2021
We decided to do a fishing trip the night before. Captain responded quickly we booked and planned to be there at 7::00 am the...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 27, 2021
We had an amazing day fishing with Captain Carlos!  He made arrangements to accommodate 8 of us for a full day. He even obtained...
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Awesome time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 6, 2021
Carlos and his partner did a fantastic job for us. On our half day trip we caught 4 Mahi Mahi and nearly had a Blue Marlin...
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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)
  • $390 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 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:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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