Playa Del Carmen Fishing Charters

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Playa Del Carmen Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo are: Full list of top fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen

The average price for a private 4 hour Playa Del Carmen fishing trip is $299, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $454 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Playa Del Carmen are:

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Many fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Playa Del Carmen are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $296
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $417
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $550

Before it turned into the world-famous vacation spot we know and love, Playa del Carmen was a humble fishing village. Located opposite Cozumel, the migratory routes of offshore species are effectively “channeled” right past this little town. Over the years, this has caused the seafloor to form a steep valley. What does this mean? Hop aboard one of the Playa del Carmen fishing charters on offer, and you’ll reach deep waters just 5 miles from shore!
 
It’s fair to say that incredible deep sea fishing action is this town’s bread and butter. Playa del Carmen is positioned right near the Great Mayan Reef, which brings plenty of marine life with it. You’ll generally start your trip about five minutes after leaving the dock, by dropping your lines around the reef. These waters are home to Wahoo, Tuna varieties, Amberjack, and Kingfish. 
 
If it’s big game angling action you’re after, you’ll be thrilled to discover that many charters in Playa del Carmen implement a “Billfish hookup” rule. Basically, local captains insist on their guests battling at least one Marlin or Sailfish out of this port! Although the prime Billfish season runs between March–September, hookups are common year-round. And that’s not all you can catch, either – the mighty Mahi Mahi inhabits these waters too.
 
As deep waters can be reached on a short journey, you’ll find deep sea fishing trips starting at four  hours, and lasting anywhere to eight hours. Shorter trips are suitable for newbies, families, and fishermen on a tighter schedule, whereas longer trips are the perfect option for anglers looking to get that Billfish hookup!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re casting off alongside a local charter captain, your license will generally be covered for you. Some species in this area are subject to certain regulations, and your captain will be able to fill you in on this. 
 
Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Although this is the coolest month of the year, temperatures are in the mid-70s, making this peak tourist season! Book well in advance to secure your hotel, as well as your charter. The reefs are especially productive. 

February

February in Playa del Carmen is very dry and not too hot. Make the most of the beautiful weather by jigging for Amberjack or trolling for pelagics. Wahoo and Tuna are biting hard during this month!

March

March is when the fishing starts to heat up more than ever in the Riviera Maya. This is the beginning of peak season for Sailfish, and you can usually get a discount on a hotel, too! 

April

The low season for tourism is the high season for fishing. Take part in the Riviera Maya Catch and Release Fishing Challenge during this month. Want to keep some tasty fish? Mahi Mahi fishing is especially excellent!

May

Rumour has it that the first week in May is "Grand Slam Week" in the Riviera Maya. With White Marlin joining Blue Marlin and Sailfish in these waters, catching three different billfish is a real possibility.

June

While June can be hot and humid in Playa del Carmen, the fishing makes up for the weather. All the big pelagics are out and about, so come cast your line and see what's biting!

July

White Marlin fishing starts to slow down, but Blue Marlin and Sailfish are still biting like crazy. Catch and release is the most popular and responsible way of keeping this fishery jam-packed for generations.

August

This may be peak hurricane season, but August is still one of the best times of year to catch a Blue Marlin or Sailfish in Playa del Carmen. Mahi Mahi and Wahoo complete the picture.

September

September sees some of the highest rainfall of the year in Playa del Carmen. But the beaches are relatively quiet, making shore fishing a possibility. Offshore fishing is as good as ever.

October

With the bulk of the Billfishing having come to an end, sport fishing in Playa del Carmen slows down slightly in October. It's just in time for the high tourist season to pick up, with cruise ships arriving and hotel rates rising.

November

The end of the rainy season, November in Playa del Carmen is busy. Offshore, Amberjack fishing picks up, and although Blue Marlin and Sailfish are not caught in the numbers they were in the summer, they can still be found.

December

December is peak tourist season in the Riviera Maya. You'll be hard pressed to find a hotel deal at this time of year! Winter fishing continues in the same style as November, with a good range of pelagics and Amberjack.

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Expect to enjoy bottom fishing for trigger fish. Be prepared to catch barracuda while trolling and amberjack fish a number of different ways. You are more than welcome to bring and use your own equipment. It is a beach entry into the boat so be prepared to get your feet wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to enjoy bottom fishing for trigger fish. Be prepared to catch barracuda while trolling and amberjack fish a number of different ways. You are more than welcome to bring and use your own equipment. It is a beach entry into the boat so be prepared to get your feet wet.
Rach  D.
Rach D.
The water may be rough out at sea. Dramamine is a safe better to ensure a good time. I didn't barf but there were times I wanted to. The boats are easy to get to and everyone is very friendly. The sun will also get you if you're not careful
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water may be rough out at sea. Dramamine is a safe better to ensure a good time. I didn't barf but there were times I wanted to. The boats are easy to get to and everyone is very friendly. The sun will also get you if you're not careful
Jordan  F.
Jordan F.
Bring motion sickness pills. I got sick halfway through the trip. It didn’t matter though, because our trip was so successful, and we caught 33 fish. I had a wonderful time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring motion sickness pills. I got sick halfway through the trip. It didn’t matter though, because our trip was so successful, and we caught 33 fish. I had a wonderful time.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B.
You have to understand what type of species are offered during the appropriate times of year. We knew what the potential was before we booked. We did see a boat while at sea that landed a sailfish, but understood its extemely unlikely during this time of year. We enjoyed our time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to understand what type of species are offered during the appropriate times of year. We knew what the potential was before we booked. We did see a boat while at sea that landed a sailfish, but understood its extemely unlikely during this time of year. We enjoyed our time.
Austin  H.
Austin H.
Deficient experience was great two people plenty on the boat three people OK four people might get a little crowded but I think two people on this size boat is perfect drinks snacks water everything was provided. The only thing we had to do was Raul in the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Deficient experience was great two people plenty on the boat three people OK four people might get a little crowded but I think two people on this size boat is perfect drinks snacks water everything was provided. The only thing we had to do was Raul in the fish
Daniel  R.
Daniel R.
Have fun. Bring sunscreen. Hat. Towel to sit on. And remember it's fishing. Not constant action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun. Bring sunscreen. Hat. Towel to sit on. And remember it's fishing. Not constant action.
Timothy  V.
Timothy V.
From what we heard, mahi season is almost over. We were lucky enough to have an amazing captain and get on more mahi than we could handle. For what could have been a bust on mahi, our captain and mate killed it!!! So my opinion is skewed, but I'd rate it a five if they told me our trip was daily.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From what we heard, mahi season is almost over. We were lucky enough to have an amazing captain and get on more mahi than we could handle. For what could have been a bust on mahi, our captain and mate killed it!!! So my opinion is skewed, but I'd rate it a five if they told me our trip was daily.
Erin  G.
Erin G. Tinton Falls, NJ
For us it was good, however the captain told us that April - July is the best time for fishing in Playa del Carmen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For us it was good, however the captain told us that April - July is the best time for fishing in Playa del Carmen.
David  Z.
David Z. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
August is hot, the big fish are far out, but there are plenty of smaller fish that are fun to catch near the shelf and in the shallower waters. Bring a hat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is hot, the big fish are far out, but there are plenty of smaller fish that are fun to catch near the shelf and in the shallower waters. Bring a hat!
Allison  J.
Allison J. Williams, OR
Definitely go in the morning so there is a better chance to catch fish along with power temps
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go in the morning so there is a better chance to catch fish along with power temps
Alexa  C.
Alexa C. Bolingbrook, IL
It's called fishing not catching! Patience is key! Check out Alfonso tours! They are amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's called fishing not catching! Patience is key! Check out Alfonso tours! They are amazing!
Nina  S.
Nina S. Damascus, MD
Be flexible. It's fishing and not catching. If you are flexible and give a try for different species, you should eventually hook into something. Be patient. It's nature.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. It's fishing and not catching. If you are flexible and give a try for different species, you should eventually hook into something. Be patient. It's nature.
June  W.
June W. Howell, MI
Let captian know which fish you want to target so they can have the correct bait and poles rigged the right way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let captian know which fish you want to target so they can have the correct bait and poles rigged the right way.
Justin  N.
Justin N. Sugar Land, TX
Maybe a bigger boat if it’s first time fishing and ask if you will be managing your own Rod. . That’s the only think lacking for me- I wanted a fishing rod of my own. The Captain was responsible for all of them. We just waited for a bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe a bigger boat if it’s first time fishing and ask if you will be managing your own Rod. . That’s the only think lacking for me- I wanted a fishing rod of my own. The Captain was responsible for all of them. We just waited for a bite.
Laurie  A.
Laurie A. Juarez, ROO
The trip to deep water was short hooked up on Mahi quickly and caught a big Barracuda trolling back to the beach.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The trip to deep water was short hooked up on Mahi quickly and caught a big Barracuda trolling back to the beach.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Estill, SC
Great fishing although the seaweed can be a pain. The people and community are great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing although the seaweed can be a pain. The people and community are great.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Be prepared to have to be patient to hook into fish. Definitely bring anti seasickness medicine if you feel you need it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to have to be patient to hook into fish. Definitely bring anti seasickness medicine if you feel you need it.
Michael  G.
Michael G. San Miguel De Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Can get choppy, just be prepared. Take some nausea medicine if your not used to the currents
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can get choppy, just be prepared. Take some nausea medicine if your not used to the currents
Nikolo  M.
Nikolo M. Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
Have patience, and with a little luck you can catch some nice fish. You won't catch them all but enough to get the blood pumping and have a nice memory.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have patience, and with a little luck you can catch some nice fish. You won't catch them all but enough to get the blood pumping and have a nice memory.
Leonardo  V.
Leonardo V. Jasper, GA
Alfonso and his crew are very knowledgeable did all the hard work, so very easy fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Alfonso and his crew are very knowledgeable did all the hard work, so very easy fishing.
Connor  J.
Connor J. Juarez, Quintana Roo

Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
We had an excellent time on the water with Alfonso and Jesus. He has excellent knowledge of the waters around Playa del Carmen. We hit on Bonita, barracuda and a surprise yellowfin, which made for an excellent lunch and dinner. We will be booking with Alfonso again next time we are here!
Alex  L.
Alex L.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Has a great day and I would say that even if I did not catch any fish, but captain Alfonso and his mate where fantastic and we ended up with 9 amberjacks and a couple of snapper. Really enjoyed butit was a workout. Excellent job.
Adrian  M.
Adrian M.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Thanks for taking me fishing amigos! I had a great time! I'll see you on the next trip!
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Had a great morning with Alfonso and crew on the boat. My 4 year old got to catch and eat his first saltwater fish and had a fun time for his easy fishing excursion. Caught 10 fish in 4 hours including some good barracuda and amberjack. Crew worked hard and clearly knew the water well. Would go fishing with them again.
Andrew  K.
Andrew K.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
My husband and I took a 6 hr trip with Pancho & Captain Daniel. We can’t recommend them enough. Husband caught his PB - a 5’ long Wahoo! We opted to go snorkeling the last half hour where Pancho guided us through the beautiful reef.
Kristen  H.
Kristen H.
The Rusty Hook
The Rusty Hook
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Was worried about a bunch of things, cab , finding boat. Switch n bait.BUT IT ALL WAS WONDERFUL... No problems at all.. smooth connections and caught several different fish. Crew were experience and VERY HELPFUL to our group. Highly recommend this vender... hire them, you will not be sorry.
Gary  H.
Gary H.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
My son and I had a tour scheduled with Alfonso. We had a fantastic day. Alfonso and his mate worked very hard to take good care of us and find us the big fish. They were busy the whole time. I would highly recommend booking with him. You will not be disappointed.
Lynn  W.
Lynn W.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
The boys were hungover after too many tequilas but Alfonso and Poncho rallied the troops and we destroyed the Amberjacks on the speed jigs. 31lb and a 16lb that we turned into fish tacos. Highly recommend.
Tyler  M.
Tyler M.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Wonderful captain and mate. Worked very hard to get us some fish for dinner. We shared the catch at the restaurant nearby.
Terry  G.
Terry G.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(91 reviews)
First time deep sea fishing great for beginners in afternoon. Go mornings for big fish.
Robert  A.
Robert A.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Alfonso and Poncho were fantastic to go out and fish with. They took us to some great spots to catch all different kinds of fish. The boat was super nice and comfortable. I think by the end of the day we had caught around 10 fish. Highly recommend booking with Alfonso!
Jacoby  K.
Jacoby K.
Juancho 1
Juancho 1
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
The only thing more on than the fish was Edmund and Geovany! These two guides were amazing 😍
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Captain Isaias was great and he knew where the fish were. 10 minutes after leaving the dock, we were already hooked on for some bonito. We fished a few different methods and overall it was a great experience.
Jessy  H.
Jessy H.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(91 reviews)
These guys were awesome friendly spoke English well good equipment. Tried many spots caught a bunch of fish.
Jon  C.
Jon C.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
We had a great time with the guys. Despite going out late in the afternoon we were still able to catch a ton of fish. We also had a great shor.e lunch from our catch. Highly reccomend
Jordan  W.
Jordan W.
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Had a great time with my wife on our honey money, THE FRESHEST CEVICHE! Could several different fish, good times!
Adam  D.
Adam D.
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
It was a small but good boat nice and kind crew didnt catch to much but great experience
Rinky  L.
Rinky L.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Such a great vibe and we were able to catch a variety of fish through out the day. Water was a bit crazy that day but Alfonso has such passion for what he does that everything went smoothly! Great clean boat, felt safe the entire ride. Will definitely be doing this again.
Jordan  F.
Jordan F.
The Rusty Hook
The Rusty Hook
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Captain Jorge and boat mate Neo were friendly, informative and they worked hard to catch fish. If jigging wasn’t working they’d change it up to put us on fish. We caught numerous trigger fish, red snapper, mutton snapper and one nice sailfish. Highly recommend the Rusty Hook for a good day on the water.
Phil  R.
Phil R.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
I booked Alfonso after reading his reviews. Also i liked the fact that Alfonso is also an angler as well as a captain. I definitely made the right choice. I asked Alfonso if he could put me on an amberjack, a fish i have never caught. We caught 4 to 22lb, absolutely brilliant. Alfonso and his crewman made sure anything went to plan,, great day, great guys, great experience,, and i will definitely be back fishing with them next time im in mexico,, highly recommended 🎣
Paul  H.
Paul H.

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