VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff

VIP Private Tours fishing charters operate out of Playa Del Carmen providing first class service to beginners and experienced anglers. They are a well known fishing tour operator with a friendly crew and various boats to fit everyone’s wish and budget. The VIP crew also provide special learning fishing trips that will enable you to fish like a seasoned angler once you finish the trip.

The boat you’ll be learning and fishing on is a 29 foot Mimsa skiff, designed to get you to the fishing grounds with ease and speed. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. It contains the latest electronics in the form of a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as all the safety equipment needed.

VIP Private Tours fishing charters will teach you how to fish in the crystal clear waters off of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. You’ll be targeting prized species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue Marlin and many more!  All the equipment and bait you’ll need will be provided by the captain as well as an icebox to store your catch. While fishing, you’ll be able to listen to music and enjoy drinks and snacks.

Novice anglers will learn all the fishing basics and if you’d like, you will also be able to learn how to drive the boat and make ceviche out of your fresh catch.

If you already have a date in mind book a trip today and start planning your adventure with VIP Private Tours today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $490
    This trip is the ideal option for the most determined of anglers. If you want to give it your all and spend a full day fishing the offshore waters where Marlin, Sailfish, Amberjack and Mahi Mahi swim this is the trip for you. You'll also be able to practice fishing with a few different techniques that the crew can teach you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $390
    This trip is for anglers wanting to give themselves some extra time on the water and go after some big fish! You will have enough fishing time to change a couple of locations in search of the best bite for the day. You'll be able to target Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper and other local exotic fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $270
    Anglers looking for a perfect trip to get acquainted with Playa Del Carmen need to look no further. This trip will see you fishing the Mayan Riviera waters full of fish such as Barracudas, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Grouper, and even Shark. Giving you the opportunity to make some truly unforgettable memories!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Learn How To Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $275
    This is a trip created with novice anglers in mind. This trip will allow you to learn 4 different fishing techniques, various details about boats and fishing equipment, and even how to use your catch to prepare a delicious meal! Perfect for families looking for some quality time on the water.
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About the Captain

Mario MM
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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25 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since February 2014
Captain Mario MM runs VIP Private Tours Playa del Carmen and is living his dream of being on the water while providing a first-class service to his guests. He is an able seaman, having been a captain for over a decade now. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Maritime Sciences. Capt. Mario and his crew will welcome you aboard their boat and make sure you have the most amazing time ever in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and further out. VIP Private Tours Playa del Carmen is partnered with many local captains. Combined, they have several lifetimes worth of fishing experience between them! If Capt. Mario is not available himself, you'll get to cast your line alongside one of these local, experienced captains. One thing's for sure – no matter who you're fishing with, you'll be treated to an incredible adventure. Even better? VIP Private Tours has an impressive fleet of 10 skiffs, as well as multiple luxurious yachts, so you can customize your trip to your specific needs and desires.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Crab Crab

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Lobster Lobster
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mimsa (Skiff) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Karl S. J.
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Fantastic Trip,Great crew

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 7, 2018
Two of the hardest working crew i’ve seen in 50 yrs of fishing on the sea.  Tey worked there Asses off and produced excellent...
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 16, 2019
Wind 12 knots and waves were 1.6ft. 6 dorado and 1 barracuda landed. 3 dorado lost within 6 feet of the boat and 6 lost during...
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Cancún, Quintana Roo
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Learn to fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Learn How To Fish on March 29, 2017
We enjoyed the crew but the language barrier kept us from enjoying them more. There was no teaching. They didn’t offer to...
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Half day trip with Capt. Juan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 27, 2018
Fishing was slow.  Went to a reef for some amazing snorkeling.  Saw many fish, a turtle and several stingrays.
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FAQs about VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff

VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Learn How To Fish (4 hours)
  • $270 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $390 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $490 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (JBL Marine Music System)
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with VIP Private Tours - 29ft Skiff include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Crab
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo