Playa Del Carmen

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Playa Del Carmen Fishing Charters

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Playa Del Carmen: 141 fishing charters available

Balihoo Boat

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trips from $280

La Chulada Tours

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trips from $290

Gardi Crew

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trips from $280

Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura

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trips from $640

Sport Fishing Arantza

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trips from $250

The Rusty Hook

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trips from $300

La Reina Sport Fishing Riviera Maya

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Fishing Al Gusto

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Alfonso Tours

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Sport Fishing “Lucky Lots”

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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. 
 
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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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Book an early trip, it is fishing, so enjoy your day, and resoect your crew, doing all the can to put you on fish and deliver a great day.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book an early trip, it is fishing, so enjoy your day, and resoect your crew, doing all the can to put you on fish and deliver a great day.
Tim  C.
Tim C. Fairview, OR
Be patient…fishing isn’t best in the fall, but still plenty of fish to be caught if you’re patient.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be patient…fishing isn’t best in the fall, but still plenty of fish to be caught if you’re patient.
William  K.
William K. McGregor, TX
Sit back and enjoy. Also don't be discouraged if you don't catch anything, there will be better days. After all, it's called fishing not catching.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sit back and enjoy. Also don't be discouraged if you don't catch anything, there will be better days. After all, it's called fishing not catching.
Yuma  L.
Yuma L. Hilo, HI
Fish for whatever is biting and go with a captain, like Captain Jorge, who has been fishing there foot a long time and will put you on the fish.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish for whatever is biting and go with a captain, like Captain Jorge, who has been fishing there foot a long time and will put you on the fish.
Damick  K.
Damick K. Grand Junction, CO
We were able to catch fish at depth from 350-700. It was mostly red snapper and queen snapper. We were able to catch 12 fish within about 3 hours.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We were able to catch fish at depth from 350-700. It was mostly red snapper and queen snapper. We were able to catch 12 fish within about 3 hours.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Georgetown, Texas
If you want to catch the big fish come in May, Jun and July. There is always fish to catch all year long!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you want to catch the big fish come in May, Jun and July. There is always fish to catch all year long!
Toni And Ronnie Mintz
Toni And Ronnie Mintz Mexico City, CMX
I would definanlty tru out the gardi crew, do not go through the resorts. Book your own trip on fishing Booker. Weve done the resort booking in the past and never even got a bite and it seemed like the crews never tried.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would definanlty tru out the gardi crew, do not go through the resorts. Book your own trip on fishing Booker. Weve done the resort booking in the past and never even got a bite and it seemed like the crews never tried.
Stephan  M.
Stephan M. Coal Creek, CO
Seaweed was an issue but other than that a great day on the beautiful waters of Playa Del Carmen.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaweed was an issue but other than that a great day on the beautiful waters of Playa Del Carmen.
Christine  W.
Christine W. Mexico City, CMX
We preferred a larger boat but made do. Capt was very professional and accommodating to our needs.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We preferred a larger boat but made do. Capt was very professional and accommodating to our needs.
Brad  F.
Brad F. Chicago, IL
Patience, the weather and the sea conditions were indifferent this time of the year but there are some fantastic fish to catch, other holidays makers who we chatted to caught some huge fish.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Patience, the weather and the sea conditions were indifferent this time of the year but there are some fantastic fish to catch, other holidays makers who we chatted to caught some huge fish.
Darren  K.
Darren K. Beaufort, Wales
Go after what your captain recommends they live here and know what to Target at any given time of year.take all the precautions you can to prevent sea sickness it can be rough out there.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go after what your captain recommends they live here and know what to Target at any given time of year.take all the precautions you can to prevent sea sickness it can be rough out there.
Brian  K.
Brian K. Tulum, ROO
Bring a friend, It can be a work out when a fish is on. My guide dealt in cash only, so be prepared for that, going to downtown
3.7 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Bring a friend, It can be a work out when a fish is on. My guide dealt in cash only, so be prepared for that, going to downtown
Paul  T.
Paul T. Coweta, Oklahoma
Seas were a little rougher than I expected but not much anyone can do about that!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seas were a little rougher than I expected but not much anyone can do about that!
Meg  G.
Meg G. Mexico
The best time to fish for marlin, mahi-mahi, and sailfish is April-June. When I went in December, the target fish is Amberjack
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The best time to fish for marlin, mahi-mahi, and sailfish is April-June. When I went in December, the target fish is Amberjack
Gerrit  D.  H.
Gerrit D. H. Mexico
Boon with a reputable fisherman like sal for the best experience. He will never let you down!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Boon with a reputable fisherman like sal for the best experience. He will never let you down!
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FishingBooker Member Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Loved the fact you can get into 400+ feet of water while less than a mile off shore. Great experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Loved the fact you can get into 400+ feet of water while less than a mile off shore. Great experience.
Morgan  E.
Morgan E. Newport Beach, California
these guys were fabulous,fun and funny would give it a try if you are there.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
these guys were fabulous,fun and funny would give it a try if you are there.
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FishingBooker Member Council, Idaho
You never know what is going to hit the end of the line! Every zing of the line is exciting, especially for the first time fishing experience!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You never know what is going to hit the end of the line! Every zing of the line is exciting, especially for the first time fishing experience!
Lynndah  L.
Lynndah L. United States
Wear long sleeves, be prepared to use your muscles, those fish put up a fight.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wear long sleeves, be prepared to use your muscles, those fish put up a fight.
Lacey  C.
Lacey C. Dallas, Texas
Choose Captain Salas and his mate for the most courteous staff and best experience ever
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Choose Captain Salas and his mate for the most courteous staff and best experience ever
Fred  S.
Fred S. Garza Garcia, Nuevo León

Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Had so much fun & guys were great!!! They were able to pick us up right from the beach in Playa Del Carmen near The Fives. Highly recommend!
Jason & Jess Bratcher
Jason & Jess Bratcher Mount Washington, KY
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Friendly and helping crew, i had the luck to catch a really nice and big ”mexican wahoo”.
Niklas  W.
Niklas W. Minisink Hills, PA
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
The crew was amazing, the experience will never be forgotten..these guys put you on the fish and go above and beyond to make your trip special! Highly recommended.. we ended up catching 5 bonito and blackfin tuna.. when we come back to Cancun, we will use these guys again. Our favorite part was the ceviche they made for us at the end of the trip of our fresh catch. Five stars!!
Jenifer  M.
Jenifer M. Santee, CA
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Andy is a knowledgeable and first class captain. His team worked hard to keep the trolling baits fresh and moving. We caught two, and lost another. The season was not the best for fishing, but I will come back in the spring next time. We still had a great time and experience, I would recommend him to anyone.
James  F.
James F. Phoenix, AZ
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Since we fished off season, we knew the odds going in were not great. Still, we brought in a couple and one cut the line. Captain Andy and his crew tried and were great!!! Would recommend and will look to them next time we are in the area!
Tammi.  D.  S.
Tammi. D. S. Mexico
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We had a great day on the water even though a bit out of season. We caught a sailfish and 4 Dorado. Captain and crew were amazing had 2 kids on the trip both landed a dorado. Would recommend the this great boat Lobster Tales for anyone looking to get hooked up on some great fish.
Henry  G.
Henry G. Colorado Springs, CO
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Ha sido una pena que no hemos pescado ningún pez, pero hay que decir que la tripulación lo intentó todo, dando vueltas por todos sitios y con buenos cebos, pero la pesca es así, y yo que he ido mucho a pescar en mi vida sé que un día vas y no pescas nada y al día siguiente vuelves al mismo sitio y haces la gran pesca. Al final la última palabra la tienen los peces. Pero gracias por hacernos pasar unas buenas horas en estas aguas tan maravillosas.
Oscar  H.  G.
Oscar H. G. Glastonbury, CT
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Alex got me to fish on what looked like a slow day. Other boats weren’t around and he kept cleaning seaweed of the line. Caught a fair sized sailfish. Then they took me to reef for some snorkeling while the captain made the most amazing ceviche. Great day on the water.
Marcus  H.
Marcus H. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
The trip was excellent. The crew was awesome. Great boat. Just a great trip overall. We caught a white marlin, swordfish, two mahi, and a barracuda. Captain Andy told great stories and was very good with my son. He was also very quick to respond to my questions leading up to the trip. A very professional guiding service. The video from the day made it extra special.
Derrick  L.
Derrick L. Conway, Arkansas
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
The crew was great Benjamin and Alex were so nice to us we had a great time on the boat
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Mexico City, Mexico City
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We had a truly great experience with Captain Andy. The whole week was slated for bad weather, and he was willing to shuffle days around to make sure we got a chance to fish. The crew was great, the boat was great (in rough weather) and Andy put us on billfish even in non-ideal conditions. Andy and the guys really were the highlight of our vacation and I can't wait to fish with them next time I'm in Mexico!
Stephen  S.
Stephen S. Baltimore, MD
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Great boat, crew, and Captain Andy is the best. Outstanding communication from initial setup through even helping us get a cab back to the resort. Caught a ton of fish, took some with us, gave the rest to the crew (too much for us, don’t want to waste the harvest. Overall just a great experience. Will use their service again, highly recommend!
Edwin  S.
Edwin S. Dallas, TX
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Had a perfect experience. The whole crew was great. They worked so hard for us the entire time so we could catch as much as possible. Will use Andy again.
Alexandra  B.
Alexandra B. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Captain Andy and crew were perfect for my bachelor party fishing trip. Very knowledgeable of the area and the boat was clean and ready to fish. Would book again!
Nate  D.
Nate D. Kalama, WA
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Although we weren’t able to catch much (the fish just weren’t biting) we had a great day on the water. Captain Andy was an awesome host. The boat was a great size for our group of 7 plus the 3 crew including Andy. If I’m back in Playa Del Carmen I would go out with Captain Andy again.
James  F.
James F. Nashville, TN
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Well maintained boat, friendly captain and deck hands. Beautiful day (although choppy waters); and most importantly the fish were biting! We caught a mahi mahi, wahoo (which got away).....and wait for it....a SAILFISH!! We caught the sailfish in late December 2020, which is several months out of season for the prized fish. If I didn’t have video to prove it no one would believe me. Dont hesitate to book. You won’t be disappointed.
Zena  D.
Zena D. Chicago, IL
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Captain Andy and his crew were nothing short of amazing! He was extremely communicative from my initial inquiry, all the way through the end of the trip. They worked tirelessly to ensure that not only we caught fish, but that we enjoyed ourselves at all times during the trip. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for an amazing trip!
Ben  H.
Ben H. INVER GROVE, MN
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Amazing trip! Took an afternoon trip and caught 8 Maui Maui, hooked a sailfish but it got loose and had a white marlin chasing our bait. Andy and the crew did an amazing job! Will definitely call them the next time we head down.
John  Z.
John Z. Palo Alto, CA
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We had a great trip with Captain Andy on the Flying Fish. His crew Tony & Speedy worked hard and were great. All six of us caught a fish. Andy took us to Latitude 17 to have the tuna we caught cooked for us and it was wonderful. We will definitely fish with him again on our future trips to Playa Del Carmen. Thanks again Andy, Tony & Speedy
Ed  K.
Ed K. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Amazing crew and boat. Everything was as it should have been. It wasn't fishing season but we still caught some. Great trip!
Tysen  E.
Tysen E. Houston, Texas

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Playa Del Carmen

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Playa Del Carmen costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $303, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $473. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Playa Del Carmen is 27 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Balihoo Boat, La Chulada Tours, and Gardi Crew are some of the most popular fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Full list of top fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen.

Balihoo Boat and La Chulada Tours received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Playa Del Carmen.

The best way to experience fishing in Playa Del Carmen is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

The most popular fish species you can target are Barracuda (Great), Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Marlin (Blue). Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and jigging. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen.

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