Bandida Charters - Viking 40’

Km. 6.5 Carretera Costera Sur.…
Cozumel QR, Mexico

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About this listing

Boat Specs
40 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Cozumel fishing is an unforgettable experience.
Cozumel is one the most famous places in the Caribbean for Sport fishing. The best season is during the months of March through July for Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi), Barracuda etc.

However, every month of the year has something to offer.
You can only do one activity in half day trip, and two activities in 6 and 8 hours trips.

Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Luis F. Erosa Novelo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since January 2014
My family and I have devoted ourselves to the Sport Fishing business for over 35 years. The best years of my life have been fishing around this island and the shores of the Yucatan peninsula (mainland) with my family. I look forward to sharing lots of fun stories with you.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.27 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Our first impression was poor, no coffee, no water, no snacks (the entire trip)
The crew knew how to fish however they were not friendly at all and corrected our 4 person party all day in a rude way. They thought we did not speak Spanish but we did and kept that our secret. They talked about us all day with rude comments we kept to ourselves. We hooked up on a 10’-4” Blue Marlin so that made things much better! BUT they constantly corrected us when we were dead tired taking turns reeling in for 4 hours. They charged us for an additional hour and we were fine with that but when we came to dock , they would not help us with the fish and seemed to want the trophy fish for themselves.
We all had a good day dispite the crew only because of our enormous catch.
I do not recommend this crew if you want to have a good time or have any service, drinks or snacks. We were lucky hooking up with a trophy fish in September, so who knows… You may get lucky too :-)

Kent Burner • Fished Sep 03, 2016
Luis F. Erosa Novelo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 5, 2016

We are very sorry that you feel the need to give us a bad review after the monumental feat of catching a 350-pound Marlin that resulted from a four-hour battle with an unprecedented 20-pound weight line.
Let me comment on the issues as they are addressed in your complaint to Fishing Booker. We are a fishing charter, we stock the boat with a refrigerator full of beverages and chips. (Upon the arrival of your party, two of the ladies were served water. This was before the mate’s hand were dirtied by fish bait and before everyone got busy catching the fish. The beverages and chips are there for our customers to help themselves. We do not serve coffee, however, any beverages or snack can be requested at the time that you book your trip. 
We spent four hours catching the record Marlin. During this time the Captain was driving, the ship mate or guide was assisting with the fishing, as is their job. There is no one assigned to serving beverages and snacks, the two employees were working on making the catch possible.
We are sorry if you were offended by the repeated instructions on handling the equipment properly. You were handling the equipment in a manner that could easily have damaged or lost it. Our instruction in English were being ignored. Perhaps had you not kept the fact that you spoke Spanish a secret, we might have had better luck communicating in Spanish.
We apologize if we offended you, however, it was very frustrating being ignored. It was fortunate that the equipment and line were both brand new and held up under the misuse and extreme weight. It is sad that you did not speak to us of your concerns at the time, instead chose this venue to voice your displeasure.

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The captain and crew were friendly and helpful. The boat is immaculate and pretty up-to-date. The weather was great but the bite was slow. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching! We would go back fishing with him again if we’re in the area.

Jeff Terrell  • Fished Apr 15, 2016
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This was my nieces first offshore fishing trip, i had told Capt. Louis this he went out of his way to make it a great first trip for them. the 1st mate (Eddie) was first rate very hard working and nice to the girls.
plenty of food and drinks on board. after we docked i asked capt. if he would filet our catch and recommend a local restaurant. He did that and more he walked us to the Taxi and told the driver where to take us. the Restaurant was perfect. GREAT TRIP

Charles Ridgway • Fished Mar 16, 2016
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