Bandida Charters - Chris Craft 36´

Marina Fonatur Cozumel
San Miguel De Cozumel QR, Mexico

It’s never too late to book a trip with Bandida Charters and fish the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea the way they are meant to be fished. With their dynamic crew, you will be able to enjoy the productive waters and great angling opportunities they have to offer.

Check the bite in one of the most renowned sportfishing destinations in the Caribbean. Every month of the year has something to offer, from bottom and fly fishing to trolling and deep sea fishing.

The list of your potential catches includes Yellowtail, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, and Strawberry Groupers that you will find while fishing the reefs. When heading offshore, you can expect to target Sailfish, White Marlin, and Mahi Mahi amongst the others. And finally, a trolling trip will see you battling Barracuda, Tuna, and Sailfish to name a few.

Your boat for the day will be a 36’ Chris Craft. This seaworthy vessel comes powered by twin Cummins engines with 370 HP each. It is fully outfitted with modern GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, and radars. It features a restroom with a shower, kitchen and sleeping areas, an air-conditioned cabin, and a fighting chair aboard to test your angling skills. The only thing that’s missing is you!

The trips with Bandida Charters aboard their 36’ boat are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your fly fishing gear if needed and something to eat on a shorter trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fishing&Snorkeling
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    Combine a little bit of snorkeling with any type of fishing you would like to try. Bottom fish, troll – the choice is yours. A chicken sandwich will be provided along with beer, water, and soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fishing&Snorkeling
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This six-hour trip will see you snorkeling and fishing, all in one day. Try your hand at bottom fishing, trolling, or deep sea fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day - Deep Sea/Bottom Fish (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is ideal for those who want to troll about 5 to 7 knots for Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Marlin, Sailfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day - Deep Sea/Bottom Fish (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy an afternoon out trolling about 5 to 7 knots for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and many more.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Snorkeling - NO FISH
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is ideal for those who don't feel like fishing but still want to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. Take a dip in these beautiful waters!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Red)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Chris Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins 6BTA 5.9 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Luis F. Erosa Novelo
San Miguel De Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since January 2014
Captain Luis F. Erosa Novelo is a third-generation fisherman. He says, "My family and I have devoted ourselves to the sport fishing business for over thirty-five years. The best years of my life I 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: 1 hour
Response rate: 89%

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 :-)

Fished September 3, 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.

Fished April 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

Fished March 16, 2016
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