Head offshore aboard Balihoo Boat and experience some of the best fishing the Caribbean has to offer. There’s a whole other world underwater, so leave the hustle and bustle of the resort behind and come see for yourself. With Captain Ramirez, you’ll be in the hands of a true professional. Having run charters since 2004, he says he knows just what’s needed for a successful fishing trip, and he can’t wait to take you out.

Head offshore aboard a 27’ Super Panga saltwater fishing boat. There’s plenty of space for a party of 6 to come aboard and fish, and there’s enough cover for you to shade away from the blistering sun. Powered by twin 50 HP Yamaha engines, she’s a serious fishing vessel. You’ll have the edge over every other boat as you make use of the onboard livewell, tuna tubes, outriggers, and fighting chair to maximize your fishing potential.

There’s great fish on offer year-round. In the summer, head up to 6 miles offshore and the fish are just monstrous. You’ll troll the water tops for huge Billfish like Marlin and Sailfish, and catch a few delicious Mahi Mahis on the way. In the winter, the reefs are where it’s at. Bottom fish by jigging to entice the bite of stunning Snappers and Yellowtails, Wahoo, and many more. If you’d like it a bit more hands-on, just let the captain know and you can try spearfishing.

Snorkeling equipment is already on board, so you’ll have the opportunity of cooling off in the water while studying the clear, exotic underworld up close. With drinks provided, all you need to do is bring your own snacks, probably some sunscreen, and settle in for a memorable day exploring the Caribbean. The Balihoo Boat is calling you aboard to experience these waters as they deserve to be seen.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $300
    Head out early in the morning and be back by lunch with fish in tow! This short trip will allow you to put some fish in the cooler while not being as demanding as the longer options.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $300
    Not an early riser? No problem! Depart a bit later in the day, fish in the afternoon, and come back in time for dinner with fresh fish stowed away in the cooler.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $430
    A 6 hour trip will give you enough time to do different types of fishing (weather permitting), or mix your fishing trip with a bit of snorkeling. Either way, it's a perfect option for those eager to spend a bit more than a half day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $580
    Get the most out of your trip to Playa Del Carmen and experience the waters as they should be seen. You'll be able to do a bit of everything with 8 hours on the water. Head 5 miles offshore and troll for Billfish, bottom fish the reefs for stunning and delicious fish, or even get up close and personal to the fish by snorkeling. This has the potential to be the trip of a lifetime.
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FAQs about Balihoo Boat

Balihoo Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $430 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $580 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Balihoo Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Balihoo Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Okuma)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (it includes only without it is 6 or 8 hours and we)
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Balihoo Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Balihoo Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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

Meet the Captain

Gerardo Ramirez
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
61 Fishing Reports
375 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Growing up near the sea in Mexico meant that Captain Ramirez grew up with a rod in his hands. It was only logical, then, that he turn his passion, and the passion of a community, into a profession. He's been a qualified captain since 2004 and just loves running charters. For Capt. Ramirez, seeing people smile as they reel in a fish is the biggest perk of the job, along with being able to spend time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Super Panga (Panga) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 50HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Okuma
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
it includes only without it is 6 or 8 hours and we
Drinks
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 375 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (615)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
80%
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Joseph B.
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Trip with Ballyhoo Boat!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 13, 2024
We had an incredible day with Captain Balta and Adrian! I had never caught a billfish before, so we went out trolling and ended...
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Brenda R.
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best day ever!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on April 5, 2024
We booked this trip for my son’s 12th bday, the crew was exceptional, fun and took such good care of us. Doing everything...
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Lauren P.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Captain

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 30, 2024
Booked the Balihoo Boat with Captain Gerardo Ramirez out of Playa del Carmen for me and my partner. Overall had an amazing...
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Alexander S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Caught a blue marlin!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on March 30, 2024
We had an absolutely awesome time w/ Captain Balta. It was me and my younger son on a 6-hour trip. Balta was very friendly...
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Daniel S.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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What a great fishing experience!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on February 19, 2024
This is an absolute must for anyone interested in doing a fishing trip in Playa del Carmen.  The captain met our group on...
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