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 60 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $420
    price breakdown
    $420
    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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $280
    price breakdown
    $280
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $280
    price breakdown
    $280
    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.
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About the Captain

Gerardo Ramirez
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Angler's Choice
30 Fishing Reports
29 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Super Panga (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Crew Keeps 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
PayPal

Playa Del Carmen Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Ambejacks season
Ambejacks season
February 21, 2021
It was a hard day but in the end the goal was achieved a good fish and a good lunch

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
76%
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James P.
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
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6 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on December 10, 2020
Balihoo Boat far exceeded our every expectation, the crew was incredibly friendly and professional. I felt like I should have...
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Half Day near shore fishing - awesome day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (7.30 AM) on December 8, 2020
Awesome experience.  Friendly and professional staff.  Took care of us the moment we left port until even after we landed. ...
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Joseph C.
Mexico
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6 hour with Captain Gerardo

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on December 29, 2020
Really the best things about this trip were Gerardo’s flexibility, and his attention to making sure we achieve our goals....
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Mexico
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Great Day and Captain!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on January 24, 2021
What an amazing day! They were so easy to communicate with both before the day and during, very accommodating and tons of fun....
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Full Day Trip :) 😃

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 9, 2020
Excellent Captain and First Mate! So very hospitable and they were very knowledgeable about finding us the hot spots for fish....
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