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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    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)
    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.
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About the Captain

Alfonso Arcos
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
4 Fishing Reports
5 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.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

Playa Del Carmen Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Mysterious animal fights and breaks fish
Mysterious animal fights and breaks fish
October 3, 2021
It all started when we went on a fishing trip for 6 hours with clients that have a Youtube Channel. Almost 25 min into the trip, a big one got caught, at first I thought that maybe it was something at the bottom that got stuck on the line but after fighting it for quite a bit approximately 20 min the rod breaks! With what is left of it we continue fighting it. Our suspicions where a huge amberjack, a grouper, a red snapper, or maybe even a shark. We continued fighting and it almost finished a 300 meter reel! While we where still wondering what it could be that was so strong, It went to open sea so we followed, approximately 8 km from the coastline. It required a lot of strength because there was no flexibility left on the broken rod. After 2 hours and approximately 30 meters away from us the line broke! We never got to see what fought with us for so long. We checked the line and our best guess is that it was a shark. It must have been a 200 kg shark. And that was our adventure. After that we went on and caught huachinangos and a big red snapper. It was an exciting day, and I still wonder what kind of animal it was that was so strong.

Customer Reviews

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Morning half day trip with Alfonso Tours

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
Nothing like deep sea fishing 🎣 and then cooked on the spot. If you plan on visiting Playa de Carmen I highly recommend...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 2, 2021
Alfonso and his crew were so kind, quick to communicate, and super flexible when we had to reschedule at the last minute bc...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 27, 2021
Excellent experience with Alfonso and his mate (Poncho). They were constantly changing bait and working to find fish. In total...
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Barracuda Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 11, 2021
What a great day on the water with Alfonso and Poncho two awesome guys! 4 Barracudas later and the day was done and I will...
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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