Have a fishing adventure out of Playa Del Carmen with Gardi Crew, and explore some of the most prolific Mexican waters! Captain Salas and his first mate are knowledgeable and friendly anglers with many years of experience. They always work hard to put their guests on fish, and their love of fishing is simply contagious!

Capt. Salas will take you out aboard his 25’ custom center console boat, perfect for spending the day in these blue waters. Accommodating up to 6 anglers, the boat is equipped with a fish finder and an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day. There is also a fighting chair for those who are up for a challenge.

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, bait, lures, and license. The crew will send your catch home cleaned and filleted so that you can taste it for dinner afterwards, or just fill the freezer. You will also be offered beer, soft drinks, and water, so feel free to bring your favorite food with you.

Gardi Crew offers nearshore and offshore fishing charters, where you’ll be able to test your skills in bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, and other fishing techniques. There’s a variety of species to target, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Amberjack, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Grouper, Tuna, Wahoo, and Triggerfish.

Mexico fishing charter with Captain Salas is an exciting adventure. The captain knows where the fish are hiding. What is more, he will take you to the hottest spots where the big fish are biting best. The trips are from four to eight hours on the water, depending on your personal preference.

Make Gardi Crew your next Playa Del Carmen fishing charter and you will have something to brag about for months to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    This package is ideal for the early birds. If you want to start your day right, go fishing! The captain will provide you with all you need to make a great catch possible, including gear, tackle, and bait. You will be targeting Barracuda, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $280
    The afternoon departure time is ideal for those who want to start their morning by checking out the local beaches and taking a morning dip in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. When you are ready to take a ride to the hottest fishing ground, Captain Salas will take you fishing for a variety of species. You will be targeting Amberjack, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $380
    This trip is the right choice for those who just want a few more hours on the water. You will get an opportunity to fish multiple locations for Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many other species. The captain will provide you with all the equipment, just get ready to have an unforgettable time!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $380
    This is the trip for you if you want to spend a few more hours on the water. You will get an opportunity to fish multiple locations for Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many other species. There will be equipment ready for you on board, just come enjoy your day on these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    This full-day trip is exactly what the doctor ordered. Captain Salas will take you to the fishing grounds and his first mate will hook your bait. Enjoy your workout with your fishing rod, targeting Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and many other species. The captain will provide you with the fishing gear, so come and explore these productive waters!
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FAQs about Gardi Crew

Gardi Crew offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $280 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $380 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $380 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gardi Crew, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Gardi Crew include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks & water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gardi Crew offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Gardi Crew offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gardi Crew include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

About the Captain

Salatiel Ku Caamal
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
11 Fishing Reports
489 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
Captain Salatiel Ku Caamal or Captain Salas fell in love with fishing when he was a young boy. He had his first fishing trip at the age of 7 and has been hooked ever since. His passion and curiosity have never stopped growing. Captain Salas has over 16 years of experience in different types of fishing. He is more than familiar with trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting and other techniques. Whenever Salas invites his guests to step aboard his boat, he works hard to make sure everyone feels like home. He is a proud father and a family-oriented person.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 479 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (585)
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3\/4 day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Leonard C.
Huixquilucan De Degollado, México
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on May 12, 2023
I came to Mexico for holiday and a spot of fishing, I’ve been on a few fishing excursions and this one is up there...
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Luke B.
Round Rock, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Full day charter with Captain Salatiel

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 21, 2022
We had a great experience with Captain Salatiel and his first mate Brandon! The morning started off with catching bait, then...
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Brian F.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 25, 2023
My husband and I have done many charters this was hands down the best trip we have been on, thanks to the captain with his...
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Julian D.
Mexico City, Mexico City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best crew, best weather and a nice baracuda!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 7, 2022
A great fishing trip with the Gardi crew and Captain Sala. It was a beautiful trip with a great crew. We caught...
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Traci W.
Concord, CA
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2022
My son and I had the absolute best time fishing with Captain Salatiel and the Gardi Crew.  It was our first time ocean fishing...
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