Playa Del Carmen Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Playa Del Carmen

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 US $303, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $459 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 – US $308
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $443
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $604

Fishing in Playa Del Carmen

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
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Playa Del Carmen Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Playa Del Carmen

Weather was sunny. The waves were rolling. And the catching was not so great in the afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was sunny. The waves were rolling. And the catching was not so great in the afternoon.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
The only thing about these boats is that they're smaller than the big fishing charters. If it's windy (but not so windy that the trip needs to be cancelled), the boat can rock a bit if you stop/slow down to do bottom fishing. That might affect people who are prone to motion sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only thing about these boats is that they're smaller than the big fishing charters. If it's windy (but not so windy that the trip needs to be cancelled), the boat can rock a bit if you stop/slow down to do bottom fishing. That might affect people who are prone to motion sickness.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
The hardest part of the trip was finding boat. The location on this app is incorrect. He is located on coco beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The hardest part of the trip was finding boat. The location on this app is incorrect. He is located on coco beach
Gardi Crew
Gardi Crew
Overall good two sailfish in one day. Not much after that but that is fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall good two sailfish in one day. Not much after that but that is fishing.
MarySue Sportfishing
MarySue Sportfishing
Don’t go in thinking you’re gonna catch fish right away. Sometimes it can take a while. For us it was 2hrs until we caught the white Marlin. But it was worth the wait. I’ll take the quality over the quantity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go in thinking you’re gonna catch fish right away. Sometimes it can take a while. For us it was 2hrs until we caught the white Marlin. But it was worth the wait. I’ll take the quality over the quantity.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
The crew does a lot for you so it's very easy fishing. They almost catch the fish and let you pull it up. That was very different than what I am used to but it was cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The crew does a lot for you so it's very easy fishing. They almost catch the fish and let you pull it up. That was very different than what I am used to but it was cool.
Alondra III
Alondra III
If you ever fished b4 ya know dress for the experience... if your comfortable you'll have a great trip
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you ever fished b4 ya know dress for the experience... if your comfortable you'll have a great trip
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Call captain Gerardo Ramirez at Balihoo he is great to deal with and so are his men. Fantastic people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call captain Gerardo Ramirez at Balihoo he is great to deal with and so are his men. Fantastic people.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
Go for the drop fishing. We couldn’t keep the Trigger Fish off the hooks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for the drop fishing. We couldn’t keep the Trigger Fish off the hooks!
La Reina Sport Fishing Riviera Maya
La Reina Sport Fishing Riviera Maya
Fishing is never guaranteed, and we caught fish that tasted delicious, so we can’t be mad.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing is never guaranteed, and we caught fish that tasted delicious, so we can’t be mad.
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
If you can plan a time for fishing. It’s May as I hear. around here for more high quality species.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you can plan a time for fishing. It’s May as I hear. around here for more high quality species.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Be prepared for great time waters are usually calm and beautiful. Been three times and was great and caught fish every time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for great time waters are usually calm and beautiful. Been three times and was great and caught fish every time
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Yes, I recommend. Apparently January is not mahi mahi season so I would love to come again in the right season for that fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, I recommend. Apparently January is not mahi mahi season so I would love to come again in the right season for that fish
Alondra III
Alondra III
I would suggest to go in June through August as the Captain suggested but we were glad we fished while we were here regardless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would suggest to go in June through August as the Captain suggested but we were glad we fished while we were here regardless.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Book directly to the boat skipper. My trip was a family Xmas present as I mentioned that was booked up at home. Once at the hotel resort you’ll get lads selling all manor of days out. I enquired about fishing, the costs were 2-3 times the price booking directly to the likes of Alfonso! And that’s a cost that I couldn’t afford. If Alfonso hadn’t of been booked up for the rest of my trip I’d have hired him again!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book directly to the boat skipper. My trip was a family Xmas present as I mentioned that was booked up at home. Once at the hotel resort you’ll get lads selling all manor of days out. I enquired about fishing, the costs were 2-3 times the price booking directly to the likes of Alfonso! And that’s a cost that I couldn’t afford. If Alfonso hadn’t of been booked up for the rest of my trip I’d have hired him again!!
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
We wanted to catch Mahi Mahi but wasn’t in season. Still satisfied with what we caught
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We wanted to catch Mahi Mahi but wasn’t in season. Still satisfied with what we caught
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
Make sure you look at the broker site and pick a good captain. Read the reviews. The fishing is excellent in December.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure you look at the broker site and pick a good captain. Read the reviews. The fishing is excellent in December.
Juancho 1
Juancho 1 San Miguel De Cozumel, Quintana Roo
None of The big fish are around in Dec. but there’s still plenty of amberjack, snapper and grouper to have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
None of The big fish are around in Dec. but there’s still plenty of amberjack, snapper and grouper to have fun.
Alondra III
Alondra III
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.
Gardi Crew
Gardi Crew
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
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Playa Del Carmen?

Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(166 reviews)
My gf and I booked this and captain was very informative. Kept us updated and very nice. We tried for sailfish but none were biting, tried for barracuda and caught 1 Spanish macreal. DELICIOUS!!! cavieche was the best I’ve ever had. Also caught some red snapper. The crew was awesome tried very hard even tho the fish weren’t cooperative. I would book this trip again.
Justin  D.
Justin D.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
These guys are awesome. We went out even in choppy water and landed a massive once in a lifetime white marlin. Highly recommend.
Andrew  R.
Andrew R.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Great day! Winds were tough from North limiting deep sea fishing so we found calmer waters in a protected area, jigged for Red Snapper and Grouper. Used a Bronco fish caught for bait on a bigger rig off the boat and got a nice Barracuda. Finished the trip with some great snorkeling, saw a Stingray and plenty of fish and returned to boat for some delicious Ceviche with the Barracuda caught an hour prior. Great day!
David  K.
David K.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Everything was great, i cut my time short because I was sea sick, not their fault.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M.
Juancho 1
Juancho 1
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
We went out in late March with our 8 & 11 y/o sons. Started with trolling for a couple hours before fishing the bottom over a shipwreck. We only caught a couple small fish, one of which was used for a bait fish that landed a huge red snapper at the end of the day! Estimated to be 3 1/2-4 ft and 50-60 lbs. Had a barracuda on at one point that snapped off. Highly recommend Edmundo and his crew member Gustavo. Great team, very responsive to communication. We booked 24 hours prior to trip.
Neil  D.
Neil D.
The Rusty Hook
The Rusty Hook
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(183 reviews)
Captain and Crew were excellent. Tough conditions mand it difficult at times but they worked hard at making it an enjoyable day for our family
Barry  A.
Barry A.
The Rusty Hook
The Rusty Hook
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(183 reviews)
This was the best charter fishing trip my wife and I have ever been on. The capital and mates were very knowledgeable, professional, and supportive. They took the time to show us how the rigs were set up, the bait and reel setup, etc. I caught a 100 plus pound white marlin and my wife caught a 25 pound wahoo, plus 2 trigger fish. Couldn't have had more fun.
Terry  S.
Terry S.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(166 reviews)
Unfortunately we didn't have any luck the day of out fishing trip, we didn't catch anything, not even a bite from a fish 😕 the captain and crew were very welcoming and they tried but no luck. They made us some snacks that were delicious. Too bad we didn't have any luck and didn't catch anything.
Fernando Alberto Bolanos Moreno
Fernando Alberto Bolanos Moreno
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Caught an amazing sail fish. Best catch of my life. Also caught 3 small tuna which we ate for supper.
Theresa  C.
Theresa C.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
This was our we second time fishing out in the ocean and it was everything we were looking for.
Lisa  K.
Lisa K.
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had a great time snorkeling and fishing. With one hour left of our trip we reeled in a HUGE sailfish. It was absolutely amazing experience. After 30 mins of reeling in he snapped the line right at the boat!
Sarah  S.
Sarah S.
Juancho 1
Juancho 1
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
The captain and his assistant were great! Very helpful with me and my son....it was his first time. Would recommend for seasoned anglers and newbies as well. Thanks for a great time!
Hunter  C.
Hunter C.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(166 reviews)
Fishing wasn’t great for all species, but the Captain and crew kept us on Bonita’s the whole morning. Wife and both daughters caught several fish and that was the goal of the trip. Had a great time.
Levi  K.
Levi K.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
The crew was amazing! We caught 12 bonito, 1 barracuda, and several red snapper. One of my kids was seasick pretty bad and they were great adjusting to our needs. They took us to a beach to hike to a cenote, explore for seashells, and guide us snorkeling!! We had a blast!! ❤️❤️❤️
Amanda  K.
Amanda K.
Tritón Pesca Deportiva
Tritón Pesca Deportiva
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great day on the water. The men worked hard to find us fish on not the best conditions. The men tried various techniques and methods from trolling to drift and jigging. The service was exactly how you want it..top notch..and we'll be going again on our next trip. Tight lines!
Marty  C.
Marty C.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Fishing was a little slow that day. He ensured that everyone in the family fished. Carching red snapper on the bottom to tolling for sale fish. They tried none stop to put us on fish durring a slower time of year! The largest pluss for this is that he let us fish for ourselves, unlike some other charters where they do all the work and just let you reel in the fish. A+ in my book!
Matt & Katie Pfeiffer
Matt & Katie Pfeiffer
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(166 reviews)
Fishing was great for the hour we were out. It was my wife and my two little boys 5 and 7. We chose to stay close to shore to make sure no one would get sick. We were catching fish right away and had 14 trigger fish, 1 doctor fish, and one bronco fish in the boat in the first hour. My wife and boys all got sick so we headed in after an hour and a half. Still totally worth it.
Tucker  B.
Tucker B.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(166 reviews)
The crew was great and explained what our best options were for catching fish during this time of year. Among several other boats, we were one of few to catch any fish. The crew did a great job of putting us in the perfect spots. We ended up catching 12 trigger fish and had several others which we didn’t land. Absolutely would recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for the best chance of catching fish!
Zachery  E.
Zachery E.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(166 reviews)
The mate and captain were very knowledgeable and friendly. They found good fishing spots and helped out with valuable pointers.
Greg  B.
Greg B.
Juancho 1
Juancho 1
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Captain Edmundo and Pancho were excellent! Yesterday we caught a marlin which is very early prior to the season. Highly recommend this team!
David  S.
David S.

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