Playa Del Carmen

138 Fishing Charters

Playa Del Carmen Fishing Charters

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Playa Del Carmen: 138 fishing charters available

Alfonso Tours

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(101 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280

La Chulada Tours

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290

Balihoo Boat

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(208 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280

Sport Fishing Arantza

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(54 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $250

Gardi Crew

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(452 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280

Fishing Al Gusto

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(90 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $250

MarySue Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290

The Rusty Hook

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(114 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $300

Fishboneplaya

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $350

Gardi Crew – 26'

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(9 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Playa Del Carmen

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Playa Del Carmen fishing trip is $292, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $437 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

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 25048 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.

Playa Del Carmen Fishing Calendar

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Hard for me to say. Fishing was slow when went but crewed working the whole time trying to get fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hard for me to say. Fishing was slow when went but crewed working the whole time trying to get fish.
Clark  H.
Clark H. Gallatin, TN
Our crew said that May is the ideal month to fish although you can catch interesting fish year round. We were on the tail end of the best fishing season when we went in late June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our crew said that May is the ideal month to fish although you can catch interesting fish year round. We were on the tail end of the best fishing season when we went in late June.
Travis  K.
Travis K. Austin, TX
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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
We preferred a larger boat but made do. Capt was very professional and accommodating to our needs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We preferred a larger boat but made do. Capt was very professional and accommodating to our needs.
Brad  F.
Brad F. Chicago, IL
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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
Very good
3.7 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boon with a reputable fisherman like sal for the best experience. He will never let you down!
FishingBooker Member
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
these guys were fabulous,fun and funny would give it a try if you are there.
FishingBooker Member
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(54 reviews)
Ich möchte hier nicht all zuviel schreiben alles war perfekt, diese Aussage sollte reichen :) nur zu empfehlen.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Cancún, ROO
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Both of our fishing guides did a great job making us feel comfortable and welcome. We had a great time and caught a ton of fish.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Anaheim, CA
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We had a fantastic trip! Our expectations were realistic, because it’s fishing and you never know what’s going to happen. Juan Carlos and Aurilio did a great job! We tried to troll for about an hour and there were no bites, so we switched to fishing off of the bottom and it was all hook ups from there! I think we totaled around 16 fish, including four different species. Would definitely book this same boat and crew again!
Sean  C.
Sean C. El Cajon, CA
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We had a great 4 hour trip with Alex who was amazing and we caught two big barracuda, just as our dream was! The ceviche was prepared while we snorkeled and Alex showed us some great stuff and fishes by the coral reef. We spotted a turtle and when we were in the water also a stingray among many beautiful fish and shells. The ceviche was unbelievable delicious.
Michael  A.
Michael A. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(54 reviews)
We went out on a 3/4 day fishing and snorkeling trip. We hooked up and landed 2 wahoo. In the noon we decided that we wanted to go snorkeling. The crew brought us to a reef that had lots of fish and sea turtle. While we were snorkeling the crew made delicious fresh ceviche with the fish we caught.They also made some fillets for takeout. We had a lot of fun and we will definitely do this trip again.
Shintaro  N.
Shintaro N. Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Javichos Tours – 35' Wellcraft
Javichos Tours – 35' Wellcraft
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had a great time on the water with the crew. It was a gorgeous day with very little waves. I caught my first Amber Jack during bottom fishing. We didn't get anything trolling but that is fishing. I enjoyed them making fresh Ceviche right on the boat, nothing like eating fresh fish. The crew was knowledgeable, courteous, friendly, and cool to hang out with. This is a well maintained boat, very clean. I would jump back on this tour again. Good times!
Uthai  P.
Uthai P. Tucker, GA
Javichos Tours – 35' Wellcraft
Javichos Tours – 35' Wellcraft
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Javier's crew was great! We had a successful day on the water with a great catch. The guys were extremely helpful and attentive to my younger girls and making sure they were comfortable and having a good time. Pedro, Gonzalo, and Chito made it happen! The boat was impressive and we had fish fillets and ceviche when we got back. An excellent day on the water. Highly recommended. Javichos Tours
JASON  W.
JASON W. Clodine, TX
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Excellent trip. Alex and Carlos treated us like family. We will definitely be returning next year.
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Cresaptown, MD
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Great fishing trip! We caught King Mackeral and Barracuda. A bunch of drink options were provided and we had an amazing time! We look forward to booking with Alex in the future!
Devin  M.
Devin M. Austin, TX
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(54 reviews)
We unfortunately didn't catch anything but it definitely WASNT because our guides weren't trying. They worked hard trying to get us on fish but we have fished enough to know that sometimes that happens. They were very friendly and professional. They also took us snorkeling on a great reef and showed us stingrays, starfish etc. We did not leave disappointed.
Brittney  D.
Brittney D. Lumberton, TX
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Very fun day, No fish unfortunately but snorkeling at the reef was very nice! Morning was definitely the better time to go. Heard they got 4 fish on the trip before ours. Overall very fun!
Pete  L.
Pete L. Tulum, Quintana Roo
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Fantastic 6-hour fishing trip, catching 2 lovely sized mahi mahi and a barracuda. Perfect weather conditions and a very helpful crew, dishing out great info and helping w technique. While they showed us a great snorkelling location, they prepared some lovely fresh ceviche while we swam, which was unbelievable. Would recommend to anyone, the best sport fishing in Playa Del Carmen!
Tommy  S.
Tommy S. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We want to thank Aurilio and Alex for a great morning today. We missed a couple and finally landed a Barracuda. They were very helpful and knowledgable of the local area. We had a great time and totally recommend these guys to anyone.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Wendell, NC
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
This charter was so much fun! My husband and I went and both landed a monster fish! (Barracuda and Sailfish) Alex and Aurelio know their stuff, and they make you incredible ceviche out of the fish you catch! 5/5 stars is well deserved for this crew! We’ll be booking with them next time!!
Mikayla  S.
Mikayla S. Guthrie, OK
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Ben and his crew were great. We enjoyed the afternoon and land a few nice fish. Perfect for a quick outing. And not to far offshore. More time fishing!
Gerard  H.
Gerard H. Castle Rock, CO
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Spent the day on the Mexican Caribbean fishing for dorado! Had a ton of luck out there. Had a sailfish hooked but unfortunately the line snapped. Amazing time out on the water. Bringing a ton of fish home! Will definitely be back!!
Chase  S.
Chase S. Arvada, CO
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great time. Fishing was slow but we got a barracuda, mahi mahi and some trigger fish. The ceviche made from our first catch was amazing!
Adam  T.
Adam T. Coahoma, TX
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(54 reviews)
Somewhat windy and overcast. No bites, not even a nibble! Not the Capitan's fault, simply not a good day for fishing. Remember, we went fishing in hope of catching fish, sometimes this is happening even in a most beautiful ocean.
Lothar  B.
Lothar B. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Juan Carlos and Aurelio were very professional with my boys and I. We only caught trigger fish, but it was perfect for the ceviche. Best ceviche ever! The snorkeling spot was great too. We went on a day that had very little action (really the week after speaking with other tourists). But, the crew did a great job with us. I would recommend this trip.
Kathy  H.
Kathy H. Killeen, TX
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Very good
4.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
It's a little hard to find ( north east side of the hotel down a ally to the beach. ) caught 1 barracuda 1 clown fish, 2 trigger fish. Did not keep any
Dan  L.
Dan L. Evans, CO

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