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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

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

Benjamin Araujo
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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!

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Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Ray Ray
Sailfish Sailfish
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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
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
Visa
Mastercard

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

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Customer Reviews

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3\/4 day trip with Alwx
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100%
Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Oscar H. G.
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Tratando de pescar un buen pez

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 26, 2021
Ha sido una pena que no hemos pescado ningún pez, pero hay que decir que la tripulación lo intentó todo, dando vueltas por...
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Jessica S.
Mexico City, Mexico City
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Great time fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
The crew was great Benjamin and Alex were so nice to us we had a great time on the boat
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Marcus H.
Cancún, Quintana Roo
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3/4 day trip with Alwx

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 26, 2021
Alex got me to fish on what looked like a slow day. Other boats weren’t around and he kept cleaning seaweed of the line....
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Joey Q.
Post, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Benjamin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
Captain was very accommodating for my needs.He picked us up at our beach.
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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