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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 **hidden content**ft).

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



About the Captain

Travis Simmons
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
6 Fishing Reports
60 Customer reviews
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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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
Drop down deep with the LP Electric Reel
Trolling
Troll with outriggers and rigged up Ballyhoo
Jigging
Jigging for Amber Jack at 200ft depth
Popping
Drift Fishing
We will do some drifts on some nice deep structure
Spearfishing
Ask us about Spearfishing!
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Furuno 1870F Combo Nav/Fishfinder 7" color display
Fishfinder
Furuno 1870F with 1Kw Transducer
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Hook up your phone to the wireless speakers!
Outriggers
Two 15ft telescopic outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
LP Electric Reel
Live Bait
Piggy Perch and Hard Tails
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch
Only for 6hr and above trips

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, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (60)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Rainer M.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour charter

VERIFIED   6 Hr Trip on July 16, 2021
My wife an eye had a great “first time experience” deep sea fishing with Don Chingon Charters. We were greeted promptly...
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Jeremy S.
Bixby, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8hr trip with Travis and Cesar

VERIFIED   8 Hr Trip on May 16, 2021
I’m not sure yet whether Travis and Cesar are fishing guides or magicians! We went with the understanding we were outside...
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Patrick B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best fishing experience ever

VERIFIED   2 Hour Cuda Run on January 19, 2021
Anyone in cancun who is going fishing and doesn’t book with these guys are missing the chance to go out with pro fishermen...
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Shane S.
Roy, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   6 Hr Trip on July 14, 2021
First time on charter boat, captain Travis and crew were great started with fishing for bait they explained how to work technique,...
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John M.
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Captain Travis and Caesar

VERIFIED   6 Hr Trip on June 12, 2021
We had an amazing time finishing with Captain Travis and Caesar! They were extremely nice, experienced, helpful, offered us...
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FAQs about Don Chingon Charters

Don Chingon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $165 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Cuda Run (2 hours)
  • $345 per group - 4 Hr Trip (4 hours)
  • $470 per group - 6 Hr Trip (6 hours)
  • $590 per group - 8 Hr Trip (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 10 hr Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Don Chingon Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Furuno 1870F Combo Nav/Fishfinder 7" color display
  • Fishfinder Furuno 1870F with 1Kw Transducer
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Hook up your phone to the wireless speakers!
  • Outriggers Two 15ft telescopic outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box Two big Igloos to load up fish!

Trips booked with Don Chingon Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (LP Electric Reel )
  • Live Bait (Piggy Perch and Hard Tails )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Only for 6hr and above trips)

Don Chingon Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Don Chingon Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Drop down deep with the LP Electric Reel )
  • Trolling (Troll with outriggers and rigged up Ballyhoo)
  • Jigging (Jigging for Amber Jack at 200ft depth )
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing (We will do some drifts on some nice deep structure )
  • Spearfishing (Ask us about Spearfishing! )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Don Chingon Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Wahoo