Captain Rick’s – Marlin Magic

Captain Rick’s Sportfishing Center invites you to test your angling skills and explore some of the finest fishing grounds of Puerto Aventuras. You can also check the bite in and around Cozumel, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum, and Puerto Morelos. The opportunities are limitless! 

Spend your day on the ‘Marlin Magic.’ She is a 38’ Bertram with enough room for up to 9 anglers. This beauty comes powered by twin 300 HP Caterpillar engines and is outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the water. 

The Marlin Magic has a restroom on board and features a flybridge for you to spot these topwater feeders. Once on board, you will find a comfortable fighting chair to help you land the big one, along with top-notch rods, reels, tackle, and lures for you to use. 

Bottom fish for Snapper and Grouper or try your hand at trolling, targeting Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Wahoo just five minutes from the marina. 

All drinks, water, and a cooler full of ice will be provided for your trip. On a full-day charter, you will also get a nice lunch – don’t hesitate to ask the crew about the details. If you want beer or munchies, you can feel free to bring your own or purchase them at an extra cost near the office. 

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    up to 9 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Snapper, Sailfish, and other exciting fish species. Lunch will be provided on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 9 persons
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water and try your hand at trolling and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    up to 9 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you trolling or bottom fishing with all the gear provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    up to 9 persons
    This morning trip will take you trolling the waters for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species or bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 300HP Caterpillar engines.

38 ft
9 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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:

About the Charter Operator

Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since January 2014
Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center is famous for its saltwater achievements and has been featured in many well-known publications, such as Marlin Magazine and Saltwater Sportsman. They have also been featured in an ESPN piece about Wahoo fishing, a Fox Sports piece about Barracuda fishing, and many others. Apart from sportfishing, they specialize in providing their customers with an ultimate charter experience.

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