Twin Hooks—Galileo

Pelicanos Restaurant & Marina
Cancún QR, Mexico

Galileo is a 31ft Shamrocks boat, with a maximum capacity of 5 guests on board. The boat is equipped with all the fishing gear needed for your fishing adventure, complete with a conventional range of navigational and fishing technology, including GPS, radio and fish finder. The vessel also features a single fighting chair as well as a bathroom on board.

The Galileo’s team top priority is to provide their guests with an exciting day of fishing. That’s why all trips include soft drinks, bottled water, beers and fishing licenses at no additional charge.

Galileo’s Captain has been fishing the productive waterways of Mexico all of his life. Although he holds a degree in gastronomy, in the end, his passion for fishing was just too strong to ignore. Since the fleet is comprised of 3 boats, there is a chance that you will be fishing with either Captain Roberto Vargas or Captain Abel Zetina, both seasoned captains and with the same degree of experience and knowledge as the fleet’s owner, Captain Abraham.

Captain Abraham Otero’s restaurant and marina Pelicanos is just 15 minutes south of Cancun. The added advantage of booking a trip with Galileo is that the crew will cook your catch for free in Abraham’s restaurant. On Full Day trips, lunch is also included in the package.

You will be trolling for Marlin (both Blue and White), Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado and more. Bottom fishing for Groupers and Snappers can be organized as well.

The boat departs from marina and restaurant Pelicanos in Puerto Morelos. Marina Pelicanos is about a half-hour drive south from Cancun International Airport.

Galileo is a 31ft Shamrocks boat, with a maximum capacity of 5 guests on board. The boat is equipped with all the fishing gear needed for your fishing adventure, complete with a conventional range of navigational and fishing technology, including GPS

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 730 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 620 private charter
  • Half Day
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Shamrock Grand Slam () originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 330HP cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

31 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
trolling and bottom fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Tuna (Skipjack)
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
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
we can cook your catch for free!
included on full day trips
soft drinks, water and beer
First Mate
Fishing License Included
included on full day trips
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

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.

About the Captain

W. Abraham Zetina Otero
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since February 2014
I've been fishing all my life with my father and my family, and have been running charters for many years. I studied gastronomy and finished my college studies but my heart drew me back to the ocean. I just love fishing and thank God I have the opportunity to do this every day. This is more than just a job, it's my passion!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 61 reviews

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If you’re in Puerto Morelos and looking for a charter worth your money look no further. This was by far one of the best charters I’ve ever been on. Captain Abraham and his crew were friendly, hard workers who knew how to find the hungry fish! My mother and I went out for a half day (4 hours) and couldn’t have asked for more honestly. Worth every penny and then some. Plus after we got back he cooked us a wonderful meal that included some of our catch! Will definitely be contacting him again for another charter when I come back. Thanks for one of the highlights of my vacation Capt. Abraham!!

Fished January 10, 2018
W. Abraham Zetina Otero (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 12, 2018

Hey!! Tyler thanks of a honestly review, it looks that you have fun alot!!  Abraham say thanks again for trust in them, it was they pleasure go out with you guys, great figth and tigth lines..
Hope to see you again, have a great year!!

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We had a great time with Abraham and Javier. The weather was bad for our reservation, but no worries—Abraham set us up for the next day. It was our first time fishing in the ocean (used to the Great Lakes) and we had a blast! We caught king mackerel, red mutton snapper, cherry grouper, and Amberjack (16 in total and one we was 35lbs !). Awesome time. Gracias Abraham and Javier!

Fished January 8, 2018
W. Abraham Zetina Otero (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 12, 2018

Hello my friends it make us happy to know that you enyoing the time with our crews
And your fishing trip. Ones again thank you for chossing us.
We let you a few pictures from abraham

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Me and my family of 5 had a reservation with Captain Abraham on the Galileo.  When I got to the dock at 7:00 I introduced myself to Abraham’s brother, Able, who is in charge of reservations and collections.  I also introduced my entire family.  Able said it was going to be a few minutes, so I ran back to the room for 5 minutes to grab a couple of things.  When I came back, Able was waiting at the end of the dock, said I owed $480, which was about $100 less than what I thought I would owe from FishingBooker, but hey, it’s Mexico and prices change all over the place.  So, I paid the $480, took the slip of paper from Able, and got on the boat they told us to get on…with Roberto and not Abraham.  That should have been my first red flag (different captain), but hey, these guys are the experts and I figured their plans had changed.  Wrong.  They put us on the wrong boat with the wrong Captain that was prepared for only a 4-hour trip, and not the 8-hour trip that we had reserved (with lunch, etc.)  Captain Roberto, although friendly, did not offer up much in the way of instruction, where we were going, what we were fishing for, protocol, etc.  We are a very easy going family and I speak descent Spanish, so any minimal explanation would have been sufficient, but there was really nothing…but whatever, it’s fishing, and we’ll figure it out.

After 45 minutes of searching for baitfish (no luck),  we proceeded out on waters that were pretty rough, but not unfishable (and we certainly didn’t complain).  It became clear that we were short on bait and equipment, and then the water pump stopped working for the little bit of live bait that they did have.  The boat also showed some where with one seat missing and much of the plexi-glass broken.  The missing seat may explain why they only had a max of 3 lines in the water at a time (generally only 2 lines because the deck hand was too busy messing with the water pump). 

After catching a few relatively smaller fish (for bait) (and one descent sized mackerel), Roberta asked if we were supposed to be on the boat for 4 hours.  I advised that no, we had reserved for 8 hours.  It was clear that he was not prepared nor did he prefer to stay out there for 8 hours.  We were prepared to stay for 8, but given that he was not prepared, and because the waters were pretty rough, we agreed with him to take us back in and THEY (the powers that be) would work out a refund.  Keep in mind to this point I have paid about $637 (including $157 paid to fishingbooker), and we have literally actually fished for just under 2 hours. 

Here comes the major problem.  When I spoke to Able back at the dock, he told us it was our fault that we didn’t check our names on the little receipt he gave me, and that we did not deserve a refund at all.  And in fact he and the guests on the other boat were mad that we took their boat!!!! 

I reminded him that it’s his business and he needs to have his captains verify the names of the guests when they board.  I also reminded him that we were only on the water for about 3 hours, and only fished for two hours, and that we should simply be refunded accordingly….no harm, no foul.

After, much arguing, he agreed to refund $100.  I said that wasn’t enough and requested $200 to call it even (although the proper refund should have been closer to $300).

Able would not agree, so I waited an hour and a half for Abraham to dock so I could talk to him (I know…time I should have spent with my family).  After agreeing that we both messed up, Abraham still would not budge on the $100, and gave me the typical “I have to feed my family too” routine.

What became clear to me was that the owner’s of Los Pelicanos restaurant were pulling the strings, and there is no way I would be getting my money back after they had it in hand.  The $100 I did receive was from Able’s tip money for a prior trip (at least according to him).  My recommendation is to not pay them in full until your trip is done….but I know they don’t operate that way. 

We really enjoyed our stay in Puerto Morelos.  Most of the people are super nice and friendly (it helps and will save you money if you know some Spanish).  Take plenty of cash because credit is not accepted hardly anywhere, which makes it impossible to get your money back when issues like this arise.

I would definitely NOT recommend Abraham, Able, or Los Pelicanos restaurant (as I overheard them talking and could tell they were not going to budge because they already had my money).

If everything runs perfect, your trip may be fine.  But if you run into any problems, or are dissatisfied for any reason.  You will be S.O.L….like me. 

Sandy Stephens

Fished January 2, 2018
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