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.

Your 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:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared AM (5-9 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $250
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for 5 to 9 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared PM (5-9 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $250
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for 5 to 9 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared AM (3-4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $290
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for 3 to 4 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared PM (3-4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $290
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for 3 to 4 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared AM (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $330
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for up to 2 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared PM (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $330
    Bring your whole family or all your friends along on this 4-hour trip for up to 2 people. Target a range of reef fish in the clean, warm waters around Playa Del Carmen.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared (5-9 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    This 8-hour trip allows from 5 to 9 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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (1 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $530
    This is a solo trip where your guide and the crew teach you free diving and hunting techniques for 4 hours. Best way to learn quickly.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared (3-4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $580
    This 8-hour trip allows 3 to 4 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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $660
    This 8-hour trip allows up to 2 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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private AM (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $360
    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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private PM (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $360
    Enjoy an afternoon of spearfishing fun, going after a variety of reef fish on this 4-hour trip for up to 4 people.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $670
    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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $670
    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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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!
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
  • Private trip
    Full day solo private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,600
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spearfishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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.
    Fishing techniques
    Spearfishing
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Hold your breath

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private AM (4 MAX) on June 13, 2024
The weather was less than ideal the week we came to playa del Carmen for vacation. Javier contacted us to reschedule to a time...
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Sean L.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared (2 MAX) on October 4, 2023
Did the full day trip, went spearfishing first, then trolling then bottom fishing. Great crew, great place. The restaurant...
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Gabriel G.
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
Excellent
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Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared AM (2 MAX) on July 23, 2023
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Douglas B.
Kansas City, Missouri
Excellent
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private AM (4 MAX) on February 11, 2023
If you want the best experience of your life…then look no further.  It looks easier than it actually is, but Javier and...
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Dave W.
Kelowna, BC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared AM (2 MAX) on February 21, 2023
I had an amazing time on this trip! The staff are amazing, caring, and extremely knowledgeable about their spearfishing. ...
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FAQs about Arpon Spearfishing

Arpon Spearfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $125 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared AM (5-9 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $125 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared PM (5-9 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $145 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared AM (3-4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $145 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared PM (3-4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $165 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared AM (2 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $165 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared PM (2 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $250 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (5-9 MAX) (8 hours)
  • US $265 per person - Half Day Trip – Private (1 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $290 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (3-4 MAX) (8 hours)
  • US $330 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (2 MAX) (8 hours)
  • US $360 per group, additional US $145 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Private AM (4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $360 per group, additional US $145 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Private PM (4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • US $670 per group, additional US $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $670 per group, additional US $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $680 per group, additional US $290 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Private (MAX 4) (8 hours)
  • US $800 per person - Full day solo private (8 hours)
  • US $1,260 per group, additional US $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
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

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

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

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

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

Meet the Captain

Javier Silva
Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
8 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

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

Length
26 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Aged 13 and up
You Keep Catch
hi you can enjoy your fresh catch at our restaura

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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