Don Chingon Charters

Don Chingon Cancun Charters is owned and operated by two Native Texans, Captain Jonathon Schoeneman and 1st Mate Travis Simmons.  Together, they have 50 years of fishing experience from all over the world. From a young age of just 4 yrs old when they met, they knew that fishing was in their blood and they were destined to be right here right now living their lifelong dream of putting people on fish of a lifetime, here in Cancun Mexico!  They are based out of Cancun’s main fishing port, Puerto Juarez at the “Marina Hacienda Del Mar”.

Don Chingon Cancun Charters operates a 25ft Panga with a 60 HP Suzuki engine designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. They guarantee that they are the best bang for your buck! They fish hard and smart and we don’t like to stop until we get you on those trophy fish! The boat is rigged with outriggers, down riggers and an assortment of 30 wides, 50 wides and jigging rods. 

This is the only Panga that the company knows of that is equipped with a state of the art Lindgren-Pitman S-1200. The LP is a rugged high capacity electric fishing reel that brings state-of-the-art technical advances to fishing. Increased efficiency from new technology allows high performance and high volume fishing, allowing them to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft).

Join Don Chingon Cancun Charters and see for yourself just how good fishing from a smaller boat can be!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 hr Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Head even further out to increase our chances of catching some nice fish. Do a combination of trolling, bottom fishing, jigging or free lining depending on season and whats biting. While trolling you will use some rigged up Ballyhoo to target some nice big game species as well like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda and more! Upon request only, the team can bring the LP commercial grade electric reel so that you can get reel deep for those huge Groupers at 700-1000ft of water!
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    Head further out to increase our chances of catching some nice fish. Do a combination of trolling, bottom fishing, jigging or free lining depending on season and whats biting. While trolling you will use some rigged up Ballyhoo to target nice big game species as well like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda and more! Upon request only, the team can bring the LP commercial grade electric reel so that you can get reel deep for those huge Groupers at 700-1000ft of water!
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $470
    price breakdown
    $470
    With the 6 hr. trip, you will do a combination of trolling, bottom fishing, jigging or free lining depending on season and whats biting. While trolling you will use some rigged up Ballyhoo to target some nice big game species as well like Sail fish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda and more! Upon request only, you can bring the LP commercial grade electric reel so that you can get reel deep for those huge Groupers at 700-1000ft of water!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $345
    price breakdown
    $345
    On the 4 hour trip you will troll and/or bottom fish close to Isla Mujeres for a variety of different species! This is an excellent trip for some relaxing family fun! You can customize this trip to include fishing, snorkeling, island time or whatever you like! Lunch is not included for this trip.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Cuda Run
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $165
    price breakdown
    $165
    This is a quick light tackle, inshore trip to troll for Barracuda and Needle Fish. We will leave the marina and make a 15 minute run to a small sunken boat where the barracuda like to hangout. Lots of action, light tackle, good fight, quick and easy. Great for small children. Lunch is not included for this trip.
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About the Captain

Travis Simmons
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2016
My co Captain / Mate and I met 27 years ago and have been addicted to fishing since we can remember. We are living our lifelong passion and working in Cancun as Fishings Guides. We bring 50 years of combined experience of many types of fishing all over the world. We are addicted to fishing and dedicated to putting you on some fish of a lifetime! We love what we do and want to get you on some big fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tilefish Tilefish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 60HP suzuk engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Amazing day with my son!
Amazing day with my son!
Half day Trip with Captain Travis
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Tom M.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Amazing day with my son!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hr Trip on November 27, 2020
Travis and his mate Caesar took care of all the details to make this fishing excursion perfect from transportation to making...
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Saginaw, TX
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Half day Trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip on September 13, 2020
Captain Travis was awesome, day started out slow but he quickly realized it and moved us on to some fish. Captain cut his finger...
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Columbus, OH
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Amazing trip with Alberto and Alex

VERIFIED   8 Hr Trip on March 11, 2020
I asked for a sailfish and I got one!!!!  I know that it doesn’t always happen, but Alberto put us in the right...
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VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip on December 28, 2019
We left the dock at 8 am.  By 9 am we hand landed several very large barracuda while trolling over a wreck in 40 feet...
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Tim H.
Timnath, CO
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Half day with Capt. Travis

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip on December 16, 2019
Great AM 4 hour trip! Had two mahi mahi on lines, one made it into a boat, the other pulling the hook feet away, and a third...
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