Captain Rick’s - 48’ Big Fish

Puerto Aventuras Marina
Playa Del Carmen QR, Mexico

Big Fish is a 48’ Viking Luxury Sportfishing Cruiser that can host up to 12 guests.

Troll for sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi and wahoo just five minutes from our marina in Puerto Avenuras Mexico. Fifteen minutes south of Playa del Carmen, twenty minutes north of Tulum.

You can also bottom fish for snapper and grouper.

All trips include soft drinks, water and a cooler full of ice as well as all the bait and fishing equipment you will need. On a full day trip you also get lunch.

If you want beer or munchies you can bring your own or purchase it at the store near our office.

Fishing licenses and fees are also included.

We are docked in Puerto Aventuras, but we are serving Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Moreles, Cozumel and Cancun.

Big Fish is a 48’ Viking Luxury Sportfishing Cruiser that can host up to 12 guests.

Troll for sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi and wahoo just five minutes from our marina in Puerto Avenuras Mexico. Fifteen minutes south of Playa del Carmen, twen

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1050 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 695 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 695 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs
48 ft
12 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Snapper (Cubera)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All billfish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Charter Operator

Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since January 2014
Captain Rick's has been featured in many saltwater fishing publications. Marlin Magazine did a story on billfish. ESPN featured wahoo fishing and Fox Sports was in for the barracuda bite. Captain Rick's has also been featured by American Coastal TV, Fish On, Spike TV and in Saltwater Sportsman. Internationally, we've been highlighted by Fisch & Fang, Zeehengelsport, and VIS Trips and Reizen In Canada, Captain Rick's was featured on Canadian Joe on Wild TV and on Entertainment Tonight with the Iron Chief.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 100%

Playa Del Carmen Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.93 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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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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We only caught one fish in 6 hours, fish aren’t guaranteed I understand. Obviously very hot in Mexico, the boat had no A/C, and the fan was broken so it was a miserable trip with no way to cool off. We weren’t allowed to bottom fish, only trolling. And only had enough bait for maybe 9 rods they didn’t even have bait for bottom fishing. Definitely will not give them my business. They’re locals with just as nice boats that will take you out cheaper

Fished August 9, 2017
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There were 3 to 4 foot swells.  It would have better if they suggested going another day hard to fish. Ride was uncomfortable. But the a c. I the cabin did not work and it was miserably hot when you spend that kind of money for a private charter I didn’t pay for a boat that didn’t work as designe My Wife and I are seniors and could not climb the ladder….spwe settled in the lowe4 cabin….as one of the men on the bottom deck opened the screen wuich was torn and hanging down, I asked if he could turn on the air conditioner THE EMPLOYEE of Yours told me “it doesnt work,,,,,please ask him why? t was very warm and uncomfortable…..and we were not treated rught by this action   VERY DISAPPOINTED

Fished August 4, 2017
Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

I am sorry you were disappointed with your trip.  I just pulled all the records and find the following.  You are correct that the waves were three to four feet.  That is very normal for here and perfectly good for fishing.
I do see in the records that fishing was slow that date.
I also checked the maintenance records for that boat and checked with the customers who fished in the afternoon.  The air condition on the boat worked for them so I don’t know what the problem was when you were here. 
Again, sorry you were disappointed.

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