If you’re looking for the ultimate Mexican Caribbean experience, you can’t go wrong with Alfonso Tours fishing out of Playa del Carmen. Captain Alfonso Arcos is a knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced local who specializes in nearshore and offshore guided trips. He’s a true expert on the Caribbean with 30 years of commercial and sportfishing experience.

He invites you to spend the day aboard “Calipso III,” a 27’ Imemsa saltwater fishing center console that can comfortably accommodate up to 6 anglers. This beauty comes with a Yamaha F100 BETX engine, top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, along with plenty of shade. It also features outriggers, downriggers, 2 fighting chairs, an ice-box, and snorkeling gear for all 6 passengers.

The captain will show you a variety of techniques and take you fishing in the hottest spots the area has to offer. You’ll get a chance to try your hand at bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling, based on the season and what you’re after. All 6 anglers can fish at the same time when bottom fishing, and rotating while trolling. The captain can take you up to 20 miles in pursuit of various A-listers.

Fishing in the area is excellent year-round, especially for Tuna, Wahoo, and Barracuda. During spring and summer, you’ll be trolling for big game species such as Blue and White Marlin, Mahi, and Sailfish. If you want to go after Amberjack, jigging for them is exceptionally efficient October–March. To get the most out of your Caribbean adventure, you can always combine epic fishing with some relaxing snorkeling.

Alfonso Tours will provide you with state-of-the-art Penn International and Shimano gear, lures, licenses, and drinks. Snacks are available on 8 and 6-hour trips. Live bait is caught during the trip, and complimentary fish cleaning is done after the trip. You just need to bring any food you’d like, sunscreen, and a desire to catch fish.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    Want to start your day in the best way possible and afterward still have time to explore the streets of Playa del Carmen? Then this package is ideal for you! Captain Alfonso will provide you with everything you need to reel in a great catch, be it Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, or others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $280
    This afternoon trip is exactly what the doctor ordered if you're not a fan of waking up early. The captain will do everything he can to put you on Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, and whatever else crosses your path.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $420
    Whatever the season, there is always a great game out there and 6 hours will give you the chance to try out a variety of fishing techniques and satisfy your passion for fishing. Head offshore and troll for Barracuda, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and other great game species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $560
    If you want to spend more time on these beautiful waters and reel in some great catch, then this is the perfect trip for you! You will head offshore and start targeting anything from Barracuda, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Alfonso Arcos
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
9 Fishing Reports
146 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Alfonso fell in love with the ocean at a young age. When he was a boy, his father taught him commercial fishing introducing him to a new and fascinating world. That is how Alfonso's passion for fishing began. At the age of 22, Alfonso started to offer his first sportfishing trips, and at the age of 27, his family finally owned their own fishing boat. Alfonso was the only one of his siblings who was passionate about fishing, so soon the family boat became his own. Captain Alfonso is involved with all his heart and passion in the fishing community of Playa del Carmen. So much that he is a co-founder of the first fishing cooperation of Playa del Carmen and has organized the yearly sportfishing tournament of the years 2013 to 2016. Alfonso is a qualified captain, proud to show you the beautiful Caribbean waters and share his passion for fishing with you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Imemsa (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 100HP Yamaha F 100 BETX engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
2
Snorkeling Equipment
Always available for all 6 guests
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
On 8 and 6-hour trips only
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks, and water
First Mate
Present on every trip, tips customary
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin

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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Samantha B.
Calamus, IA
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Perfect day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 17, 2022
Our group was in Puerto Morelos for the week and being from the Midwest knew we needed to try our hand at deep sea fishing...
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Adam T.
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Best Fishing Trip Ever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 14, 2022
Alphonso and Pancho are amazing, I did the full day trip and it as bucket list stuff! Started out trolling bonita...
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Peoria, AZ
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Thanks Alfonso!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 18, 2022
Best fishing ever!!  My wife surprised me with a fishing trip for my 50th birthday on Alfonso Tours.  Alfonso is very knowledgeable...
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Luis M. G.
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 25, 2022
I can summarize our afternoon with captain Alfonso as a truly great 1st experience in sport fishing. I brought my 10 years...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 16, 2022
We were a party of 4, 2 kids ages 6 and 7, my wife and I. First hour and a half was spent trawling but we didn’t get anything....
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FAQs about Alfonso Tours

Alfonso Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $280 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $420 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $560 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Alfonso Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair 2
  • Snorkeling Equipment Always available for all 6 guests
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Alfonso Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (On 8 and 6-hour trips only)
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks, and water)
  • First Mate (Present on every trip, tips customary)
  • Fishing License

Alfonso Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Alfonso Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Alfonso Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo