Get ready to discover a whole new world off the coast of Playa del Carmen with Sport Fishing Arantza! Captain Benjamin Araujo and his crew put work into every trip as if it was their last. That means you and your family get to enjoy a top-notch sportfishing experience with a dedicated team of anglers that will do everything to put you on monster fish.

Your journey will take place on a 26’ Panga center console, fully outfitted with all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. She comes with a fishfinder, outriggers, state-of-the-art Penn tackle, and snorkeling equipment if you want to take a dip and go for a swim.

You’ll have a bimini cover so you can stay cool while you fish and an icebox to store your food and beverages. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests, and kids of all ages are welcome aboard.

Capt. Benjamin will take you trolling for some of the biggest fish you’ve ever seen. You’ll have a chance to target White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to bottom fish for species such as Amberjack, Triggerfish, Ray, and delicious Grouper, just to name a few.

Whether you’re looking for a fun day of fishing and snorkeling or an action-packed adventure, trolling for big pelagics, you’ll be taken care of based on your preferences. The crew will also offer to clean and fillet your catch so that you have something to show for all the hard work you put in during the trip.

Your fishing license is already taken care of as well, so just arrive 30 minutes early, pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and feel free to bring snacks and drinks. The captain will supply water, soda, fruit for the children, and ingredients for a ceviche if you request in advance.

Come experience the true taste of Mexico and join Sport Fishing Arantza on an exclusive adventure off the coast of Playa del Carmen. They got everything you need, the only thing missing is you!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    Get ready to explore some of the top fishing grounds off the coast of Playa del Carmen. You'll be targeting King Mackerel, Barracuda, Wahoo, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and more! Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included. Just be sure to arrive 30 minutes before departure, bring sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses and feel free to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    Discover the untouched waters off the coast of Playa del Carmen and get ready to catch Dorado, Wahoo, Amberjack, Kingfish, Barracuda, and many more. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing tackle and your fishing license is included as well. Arrive at the marina 30 minutes prior to departure, pack some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Head out into the deep blue waters off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and get ready to catch some awesome fish! You'll have the chance to either bottom fish or troll for a wide range of species. Your bucket list for the day includes Amberjack, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin. All necessary tackle and licenses are included. Just arrive 30 minutes early, bring any essentials you need, and feel free to pack nibbles and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Get ready to encounter some of the hottest fishing grounds off the eastern coast of Mexico! You'll spend the whole day targeting Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Amberjack, and more! The captain will supply the tackle as well as your fishing licenses. Just be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time, bring protection against the sun, and feel free to pack some food and drinks for the ride.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Araujo
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
ID & License verified
61 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
Captain Benjamin Araujo has been fishing off the Yucatan as a licensed captain since 2005. Before moving to Playa del Carmen, he used to fish Cabo San Lucas and Baja California, where he accumulated much of his knowledge of offshore sportfishing. He’s been fishing Playa del Carmen for over 25 years now and knows all the best spots to hook massive Billfish, Dorado, Amberjack, and more. When Capt. Benjamin isn’t competing in local tournaments, you’ll most likely find him on the water with customers or fishing with friends. He invites you to explore some of the nicest fishing grounds off the coast of southern Mexico and chase trophy pelagics with Sport Fishing Arantza!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 75HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn Senator
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fruit for kids & ceviche ingredients (upon request)
Drinks
Water & soda
First Mate
Tips are always greatly appreciated!
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
Except for Billfish!
Catch and Release Allowed
All Billfish are strictly catch & release!

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
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (217)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Jarrett B.
Ventura, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day with Captain Benjamin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 21, 2022
My family and I went out on a 3/4 day fishing and snorkeling trip. We hooked up and landed 3 fish in the morning. We had 4...
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Artur S.
Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7/16/2022 8 hours trip 8 часовой тур

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 16, 2022
We took an eight-hour trip with Captain Benjamin and his guys. We got great pleasure and unforgettable impressions. The guys...
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Craig K.
Cancún, Quintana Roo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day with a Sailfish in first 45min

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 10, 2022
Absolutely brilliant trip on the Arantza with Captain Carlos and Aurelio! They were amazing in every way and really went out...
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Erin D.
Culiacán, Sinaloa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing and Snorkeling - 6 hour trip:)

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 14, 2022
We had a busy first few hours of fishing. We were bottom fishing for smaller species and caught a white snapper and 3 triggerfish...
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Sean C.
El Cajon, CA
Excellent
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Fantastic

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 24, 2022
We had a fantastic trip! Our expectations were realistic, because it’s fishing and you never know what’s going to happen....
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FAQs about Sport Fishing Arantza

Sport Fishing Arantza offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sport Fishing Arantza, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sport Fishing Arantza include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn Senator )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruit for kids & ceviche ingredients (upon request))
  • Drinks (Water & soda )
  • First Mate (Tips are always greatly appreciated! )
  • Fishing License

Sport Fishing Arantza offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Sport Fishing Arantza offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Sport Fishing Arantza include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Ray
  • Sailfish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo