Aquadventures - 42' Big Time

Aquadventures welcomes you to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico, and invites you to spend a great day catching huge fish. Whether you’re seasoned sportfishers or complete beginners, you will have a trip tailored to your skills so you can enjoy the perfect day on the water – whatever that means to you.

Spend your day aboard a 42’ Hatteras cruiser rigged and ready for awesome angling. The vessel can fish up to eight anglers, but can fit a total of 20 guests onboard. Bring your whole family or all your friends along! Non-anglers can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and a range of other activities during the day.

For the anglers among you, you can choose between a range of habitats for your day. Fish the reefs for Snapper and Grouper, hit nearshore waters for King Mackerel and Barracuda, or go all out and head offshore. Cozumel is famous for its deep sea fishing, with Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more!

The “Big Time” is more than some stripped-back sportfisher, though. The vessel boasts a comfortable interior with a head, multimedia system, and plenty of space to relax out of the sun. Up on deck, you have masses of open space to sunbathe with a beer or a delicious snack of fresh fruit and guacamole. On full day trips, you will also be given sandwiches and salads.

Aquadventures trips include all tackle, lures, and licenses. You will be helped towards each catch by a skilled crew, and at the end of your trip, all you fish will be cleaned and filleted for you. Bring along sunscreen, shades, and your biggest cooler. Head home with great memories, aching arms, and a ton of tasty fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This full-day trip is perfect for anglers looking to blow off a lot of steam after a busy work week. You can go bottom fishing, nearshore fishing, or out to the deep waters, it all depends on your skill and preference. You can target a lot of species such as Wahoo, Barracuda, Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Triggerfish, Rockfish, Mahi Mahi, White and Blue Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, and others you may run into. Up to eight guests can fish on these trips, but additional non-anglers are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    You can choose where to go on this trip, depending on your preference and skill. You can either go bottom fishing, nearshore fishing or offshore fishing. The choice of species to target is also very varied. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Triggerfish, Groupers, Snappers, Rockfish, Jacks, Mackerel, and any others you run into. Up to 8 anglers can fish on these trips. Extra guests are deemed non-anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Spend the day fishing reefs, nearshore, or offshore, depending on your preference. You can expect to target a wide variety of species such as Groupers, Snappers, Rockfish, Jacks, Barracuda, Spanish and King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and others. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Up to 8 guests can fish on these trips, but extra non-anglers are welcome.
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About the Captain

Pedro Zapata
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
4 Fishing Reports
84 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2014
Captain Pedro Zapata has spent his entire life out at the sea, fishing. He got into the charter business as soon as he finished college, almost two decades ago, in 2000. He's a third-generation man of the sea and is currently over 350 fishing trips every year. Captain Pedro is an expert fisherman and will happily assist and instruct you in flyfishing and spinning techniques.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 210HP Perkins engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cozumel to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Big Time half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 26, 2019
Damn good fishing trip. Crew worked their tails off to ?????? all 6 of us. Took a while to get on some fish, but ended up with...
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Fishing with Pedro

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 16, 2020
Captain Mike and mate tried hard to get us on fish just a slow day. Boat was clean no belt or fishing chair.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 15, 2018
Caught 5 fish including a 35# mahi mahi went snorkel had a good lunch and lots of cold cervesa
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Half Day Trip (AM) on November 10, 2015
We had a good time. The Mahe Mahe were bitting. Two doubles, and one single. Had three misses. Can’t complain with only fore...
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FAQs about Aquadventures - 42' Big Time

Aquadventures - 42' Big Time offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $79 per person after 8 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $79 per person after 8 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $79 per person after 8 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Aquadventures - 42' Big Time, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Aquadventures - 42' Big Time include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruit, guacamole)
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full day trips. Salads, sandwiches)

Aquadventures - 42' Big Time offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Aquadventures - 42' Big Time offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Aquadventures - 42' Big Time include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo