Captain Rick’s - 48’ Big Fish

Puerto Aventuras Marina
Puerto Aventuras QR, Mexico

If you’re itching for the adventure of a lifetime set in the most beautiful scenery, head to Puerto Aventuras and find Captain Rick’s ‘Big Fish.’ Captain Rick’s Sportfishing Center specializes in big game fishing and providing their customers with the best sportfishing action that the Riviera Maya can offer.

Jump aboard their impressive 48’ Big Fish, a luxury Viking cruiser able to accommodate up to 12 anglers fishing in full comfort and style. The vessel is packed to the gills with the professional navigational and fishfinding gear that will help you land your trophy without wasting time on searching for it. It also has everything you can think of when it comes to safety gear, including 20 life jackets!

Big Fish comes with a restroom, shower, kitchen, beds, and is fully air-conditioned. Outriggers and downriggers will extend your reach while fishing. A fighting chair will also be there at your disposal. Snorkeling equipment is available upon prior request.

Fishing in the area is superb year round and you’ll have an experienced, English speaking captain guiding your way. You’ll have the opportunity to go trolling for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi just a couple of minutes away from Puerto Aventuras marina. If you prefer bottom fishing, the captain will show you the best ways to land those award-winning Snapper and Grouper.

Captain Rick’s will cover top-notch fishing gear and licenses and the first mate will even clean your hard earned catch (tips are appreciated). Please note that all Billfish has to be released back into the water. Soft drinks and water are free for the taking. No age limits – bring your little ones on an adventure they’ll never forget.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 12 persons
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing with an experienced captain guiding your way! Go trolling for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi or bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper. Or why not both?
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 12 persons
    If 8 hours is just too much for you, this trip lasts a bit shorter but provides you with the equal opportunity to land the catch of your dreams. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi, Snapper and Grouper are waiting for you to reel them in!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 695
    up to 12 persons
    Start your day with trolling for Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, and Mahi or bottom fishing in pursuit of Grouper and Snapper. Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 695
    up to 12 persons
    Sleep in and go fishing fresh and full of energy - this is exactly what this afternoon trip is all about. Go trolling for Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, and Mahi or bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Snapper (Cubera)

Boat Specs

Viking (Cruiser) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 600HP Yamaha DETO engines.

48 ft
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
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 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
Puerto Aventuras, 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.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 100%

Puerto Aventuras Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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We caught 1 nice Marlin and 2 Mahi Mahi in 6 hours.  We wanted beer but the marina doesn’t sell until 9;00 am.  Get beer before you go and bring Toilet paper for the bathroom

Fished May 20, 2018
Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 21, 2018

Congratulations on the marlin and the mahi.

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We the best 4 hours one could ask for. We caught our first Sail in the 1st 15 minutes, followed by 5 Dorado, with one being 4 feet at the fork, and our last Sail in the last 10 minutes. At the end we took 3 kilos of Dorado to the restaurant across the way and they cooked it 3 different ways for lunch. It was a supurlative experience & the crew worked very hard and was fantastic.

Fished May 5, 2018
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Overall great experience.  This was a family trip with a group of 8 including several first-timers…and there was plenty of room onboard.  Boat was in good shape and in a very nice marina. The captain & crew were great, and worked hard to put us on fish including working the weed lines well.  Everyone caught a fish, which was all I could ask for…and we took home the catch for dinner.  Glenna took great care of us up front handling questions & transportation and at check-in.  We’ll be back.

Fished November 4, 2017
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