Arpon Spearfishing

Dive into the water and explore the beautiful reefs below. Find your fish and take aim. Return to the surface with a delicious dinner and a huge smile. This is what you get when you spend the day with Arpon Spearfishing.

Captain Javier Silva has been spearfishing for 30 years and prides himself on running fun, safe spearfishing trips in the warm waters around Playa Del Carmen. You’ll be visiting one of the world’s largest reef systems to go face-to-face with delicious fish under the watchful eye of a professional instructor.

You vessel for the day is a 26’ Imemsa boat with room aboard for up to 8 spearfishers. She is equipped with a full array of safety equipment and a range of quality spearfishing gear. Capt. Javi can also bring conventional tackle for an additional fee if you want to make your trip even more productive.

The day starts with an introduction to the equipment and the techniques. Once you’ve got the hang of working a speargun, you will be taken out to target anything from Hogfish and Snapper to Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Complete beginners to seasoned spearos are welcome aboard, and Capt. Javi will tailor each trip to your experience and ability.

All Arpon Spearfishing trips come with everything you will need for the fishing itself, although you are welcome to bring your own gear along, too. At the end of the day, Capt. Javi can even teach you how to clean and fillet your catch if you’re interested. He sees every trip as a learning experience and every client as a fisherman or woman in the making.

And if you want to enjoy your fish right away, you can even visit Capt. Javi’s restaurant, La Caleta, where your catch will be cooked up fresh from the ocean. This is the perfect end to a half day trip or a great break in the middle of a full day. These guys have thought of everything so you don’t have to. So climb aboard, jump in, and get ready for a very special charter.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,260
    This 8-hour trip allows up to 7 spearos to jump in the water and go on the hunt for tasty reef fish. With the whole day in the water, you're bound to find something special on this exciting charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $680
    Eight hours on the water give you the best chance possible of catching some huge, tasty reef fish. Jump in the water with up to 3 friends or family members and spend the whole day spearfishing!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $630
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for up to 7 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $630
    Up to 7 people can take up a speargun and jump into the water on this 4-hour spearfishing trip, targeting a range of local reef fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $340
    Spend the morning chasing a variety of fish through the warm waters around Playa Del Carmen on this 4-hour trip for up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $340
    Enjoy an afternoon of spearfishing fun, going after a variety of reef fish on this 4-hour trip for up to 4 people.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $540
    This 8-hour trip allows up to 7 spearos to jump in the water and go on the hunt for tasty reef fish. With the whole day in the water, you're bound to find something special on this exciting charter.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $270
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for up to 7 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $270
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for up to 7 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.

About the Captain

Javier Silva
Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2 Fishing Reports
Response time 12 hours
Member since January 2014
Captain Javier Silva has been spearfishing for the last 30 years and has spent almost as long teaching people to dive. Capt. Javier is very big on safety. He knows that guns are not toys, even if they're used to have fun. He's never had an accident or an injury on one of his trips and he works hard on each charter to keep it that way while making sure everyone onboard has fun.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Imemsa (Dive boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 100HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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FAQs about Arpon Spearfishing

Arpon Spearfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $135 per person - Half Day Trip - Shared (PM) (4 hours)
  • $135 per person - Half Day Trip - Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • $270 per person - Full Day Trip - Shared (8 hours)
  • $340 per group, additional $145 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (AM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $340 per group, additional $145 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (PM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $630 per group, additional $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • $630 per group, additional $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • $680 per group, additional $290 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Private (MAX 4) (8 hours)
  • $1,260 per group, additional $240 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Arpon Spearfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Arpon Spearfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soft drinks & water)
  • Fishing License

Arpon Spearfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Arpon Spearfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Arpon Spearfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo