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Anglers from far and wide visit Riviera Maya for a Puerto Aventuras fishing adventure, and it’s easy to see why! With a name that literally translates to “Port of Adventures,” the sheer variety of angling excursions on offer in this location is spectacular. Whether you want to head offshore for an epic battle, fly fish the flats, or plumb the depths of the reefs, you’ll find a trip that’s perfect for you. 
 
You don’t have to travel far to reach the playgrounds of some big game fish. Hit the 12 miles of water located between Puerto Aventuras’s coastline and Cozumel island for Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna species, and Wahoo. Looking to land that coveted “Billfish Grand Slam” of Marlin, Swordfish, and Sailfish? Opt for an 8-hour adventure. Newbies and families can try out deep sea fishing on a 4-hour trip.
 
If it’s tasty table fare you’re after, head southwest of nearby Cozumel Island to explore Palancar Reef. You’ll discover prized species such as Red and Black Grouper, Cubera Snapper, and Amberjack, as well as King Mackerel and Barracuda, and you can mix up your angling with a spot of snorkeling too. Most trips run between 4–8 hours, with 6 hours being the “sweet spot.” 
 
Finally, if you’re looking to challenge yourself using light tackle or on the fly, there’s excellent flats fishing, too. Bonefish, Snook, Permit, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon can all be hooked here. Trips start from 4 hours, and you can choose to spend anywhere up to a full day on the water.
 

Rules & Regulations

As is the case throughout Riviera Maya, the majority of charter captains will make sure your fishing license is covered for you. Some species in this area are subject to regulations, and casting a line alongside a local captain will ensure you’re fishing within the law.
 

January

January is an excellent time to go trolling for Kingfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda. If you plan on staying closer to shore, now is the time to go fly fishing for Bonefish on the flats.

February

Tell your captain to get the outriggers ready, as February produces solid numbers of Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Swordfish. You can also head out to Cozumel Island and jig for Amberjack or bottom fish for Grouper.

March

Sailfish fishing really starta to pick up in April but you can still target them towards late March. Grab your fly gear and check out some flats fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Jack Crevalle, and Snook in the shallows.

April

April is a great month to aim for a "Billfish Grand Slam" and hook Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish all in one day. Mahi fishing starts to pick up, tool, so pick an offshore charter that will take you trolling.

May

May is great for targeting Billfish, as well as other pelagic species such as Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. If you’re feeling competitive, take a short boat ride to Cozumel and check out the Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas. 

June

June’s got plenty in store for everyone. Hit the flats for a fun day of fly fishing or head off the coast and deep drop for Tuna and Marlin. The possibilities are endless!

July

Inshore fishing is solid throughout the whole year, but July might be one of the strongest months. Pull out your light tackle and attempt an Inshore Grand Sam of Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit.

August

The number of Billfish starts to taper off in August but offshore fishing is still solid. You can target King Mackerel, Barracuda, and Wahoo, as well as various Tuna species, such as Albacore.

September

September is Puerto Aventuras’ rainiest month, so keep this in mind when planning your trip. This means there are fewer tourists on the beaches than usual, so surf fishing is especially favorable this time of year. 

October

Billfishing practically comes to an end, but no need to worry! October is all about the reef fishing. Hit the Palancar Reef and get ready to bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and other exciting game fish.

November

Puerto Aventuras and surrounding villages host their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. This is an awesome opportunity for tourists to experience something other than fishing!

December

December is one of the driest months in Puerto Aventuras and therefore, one of the most crowded times of year. Be sure to plan your trip ahead of time to secure a spot at one of the local hotels in the area. 

Puerto Aventuras Fishing Calendar

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Bottom fishing was great, troll bite was slow, but there was just a hurricane.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bottom fishing was great, troll bite was slow, but there was just a hurricane.
Kurt  K.
Kurt K. New York, NY
The fish were not biting as well as I would have liked, but the captain and crew did their very best to put us in situations to get a catch and we caught 3 on our 4 hour trip.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fish were not biting as well as I would have liked, but the captain and crew did their very best to put us in situations to get a catch and we caught 3 on our 4 hour trip.
Sarah  A.
Sarah A. Houston, Texas
Choose the Mr wrinkles boat and crew..well worth the cost on a 6 hr trip..the fish can bite at any time of day..we had bill fish on from the start of trip until the end
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Choose the Mr wrinkles boat and crew..well worth the cost on a 6 hr trip..the fish can bite at any time of day..we had bill fish on from the start of trip until the end
Shawn  J.
Shawn J. Valparaiso, IN
Fishing at any time is always a 50/50 proposition. You can't go out and expect to land a specific species just because the charts say they are 'in season.'
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing at any time is always a 50/50 proposition. You can't go out and expect to land a specific species just because the charts say they are 'in season.'
Brian  S.
Brian S. Calgary, AB
Find a captain who's been on those waters for decades and you'll find any fish that are there. Would have loved to have gotten into the sailfish species but the fish aren't going to change their migration for my schedule.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find a captain who's been on those waters for decades and you'll find any fish that are there. Would have loved to have gotten into the sailfish species but the fish aren't going to change their migration for my schedule.
David  N.
David N. Nelson, BC
Contact Roger for a complete and thorough explanation of what to expect and tell him what you are hoping to catch.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Contact Roger for a complete and thorough explanation of what to expect and tell him what you are hoping to catch.
Randy  M.
Randy M. Worland, WY
Ask to catch fish, it's not prime season but the fishing can be awesome. Try Wasabi we were very happy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ask to catch fish, it's not prime season but the fishing can be awesome. Try Wasabi we were very happy.
Bill  C.
Bill C. Drayton Valley, Alberta
Get ready to have great fun!!! This is awesome deep sea fishing!! Thanks to Deitmar and Debby for the excellent trip!!! You guys rock!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get ready to have great fun!!! This is awesome deep sea fishing!! Thanks to Deitmar and Debby for the excellent trip!!! You guys rock!!!
Allan  P.
Allan P. Castle Rock, CO
Get beer the night before as shopping for beer in the AM in the marina is very limited :-)
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get beer the night before as shopping for beer in the AM in the marina is very limited :-)
Phil  M.
Phil M. Aurora, Colorado
Bring enough USD to pay for your charter and tips if that is what they expect.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring enough USD to pay for your charter and tips if that is what they expect.
Dennis  M.  E.
Dennis M. E. Colorado Springs, CO
Fishing 30 minutes out of the marina. We trolled and dropped down to catch fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing 30 minutes out of the marina. We trolled and dropped down to catch fish
Ike  E.
Ike E. Fenton, MO
February is preseason but with right captain and weather you can have a great day. Just add ceviche !!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
February is preseason but with right captain and weather you can have a great day. Just add ceviche !!
Greg  A.
Greg A. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
There are a lot of choices in and around the area. Roger Peraza's of Cheel Beh afforded us the best deal we could find. You don't have to have a huge boat to catch a lot of fish.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
There are a lot of choices in and around the area. Roger Peraza's of Cheel Beh afforded us the best deal we could find. You don't have to have a huge boat to catch a lot of fish.
Robert  D.
Robert D. United States
When we went it was windy, so make sure to take Dramamine before you go if it is windy. I took some and was fine. My son took some also and still got sick.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
When we went it was windy, so make sure to take Dramamine before you go if it is windy. I took some and was fine. My son took some also and still got sick.
Chris  P.
Chris P. Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
We had a great time, The Captain and crew worked hard with everything. We got 9 fish Barracuda and King fish. Would have been better if one of our crew wasn’t sea sick but give them high marks. We would go with them again!
Ronald  H.
Ronald H. Oregon City, OR
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
Debby and her captain/crew were great! Provided snacks/drinks for our trip and wasted no time getting bait in the water. We caught 2 Wahoo and a Barracuda and had a fantastic time. Book this charter, you will not be disappointed! When we got back to the dock, one of the passer-bys said we were one of the only boats he saw bring back fish in the last 2 months.
Craig  L.
Craig L. Chicago, IL
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Wonderful experience with this team. While nothing is ever guaranteed fishing out in the deep, these guys put us on the fish! Caught more than expecting during the off season. Very nice variety of fish as well. We caught Cuda’s, Mahi’s, Amber Jack, Bonito’s, and even a 30 plus lb. wahoo. Thanks for the amazing time guys. We will see you again soon!
Michelle  P.
Michelle P. Murfreesboro, TN
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Captain Freddy Ku and his mates were professional and accommodating. Had an amazing day with them and would gladly do it again in a heartbeat. Made a mountain of fresh ceviche that we will all be chasing to beat as the beat in the world. 9 guys on bachelor party, we give them 10/10. They even did us a 3/4 day trip leaving at 11 am for us. To kind, and we hope to return some day. Thanks again!!
Nick  O.
Nick O. Salem, SD
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
The captain and crew worked very hard to optimize our chances for catching fish. The owner of the boat was very understanding when a few members of our group got seasick and worked with us on the cost. very large board with a large cabin.
Kurt  W.
Kurt W. Farmington, UT
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
It has been my first experience of trolling, great crew and the boat. Three barracudas and one big mahi-mahi was good prize for the day. Disappointing thing was that they said it was possible to pay by card, but after the trip they accepted only cash. I had to withdraw cash at atm. So my full costs increased by 10%. Sad. Overall, thanks for the experience. Will come in April-May for marlin
Vitaly  K.
Vitaly K. Mexico
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
We had an awsome time with Debbie and her great crew, they worked thier tails off, top notch and 1st class boat and equipment. Highly reccomend spending a day with them. Guaranteed, you'll go back !!! Can't wait till we go again.......
William  G.
William G. Laughlin Air Force Base, TX
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
We had an awesome experience, great boat, and crew. We had a lot of fun, and they even made some great ceviche on the boat with our fresh fish caught!! These guys are great, definitely booking them again next year god willing!!
Juan  J.  R.
Juan J. R. Tulum, Quintana Roo
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
My friend and I took our kids on the boat for their first fishing trip. No bites, unfortunately, but the staff was awesome. One of the kids left bag on boat and they went above and beyond by delivering it to our resort! We highly recommend them!
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Palmyra, NJ
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
Loved the experience. Debbie and crew were the ultimate professionals and worked the entire time to make sure we caught as many fish as possible. At least 6 lines were in the water at all times and the crew was changing out bate regularly. The boat was in great shape with plenty of room for our 6 person excursion. Debby even picked up a case of beer of our choice upon request. Would book her crew again in a heart beat. Loved supporting a private business.
Misty  T.
Misty T. Aurora, CO
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
2 mahi, 5 snapper, 5 yellowtail & 1 5’ sailfish that broke the line right at the boat!! We were served fresh ceviche from the mahi that we caught right on the boat. These guys work incredibly hard to put you on good fish and make sure you have an enjoyable experience. We will definitely be fishing with them again in the future.
ALYSSA  K.
ALYSSA K. Mexico
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Poverty Sucks Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 36 reviews
WOW! It was a slow fishing day but Mundo, Francisco, and Alex did a great job at getting us into some fish! Debbie also had amazing communication, made it all very easy going and was not stressful.
Maggie  Y.
Maggie Y. Kent, WA
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Awesome experience - boat is nice and crew was wonderful, working hard all day to help all of us catch mahi mahi. Then they recommended a local restaurant within walking distance to prepare the best ever ceviche and fish tacos.
Timothy  U.
Timothy U. Colleyville, TX
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
My wife and I had a terrible trip down here. The only highpoint of this trip was our fishing adventure. The captain and crew were epic. We caught a boatload of fish but the highlight was we nailed 3 sailfish before we called it a day. It was awesome and I can't say enough about the fantastic crew.
Michael  G.
Michael G. Tucson, AZ
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Amazing trip with Captain Freddy and his crew! They are extremely professional and friendly. These guys know what they are doing. Had several avid fishermen on our trip and they said this was the best run charter they have been on!!! If you like to fish this boat is for you! We also got to take a dip in the water at the very end which was a nice treat.
Carlyle  G.
Carlyle G. Taylors, SC
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
A little choppy at sea but a Mahi Mahi right away meant we wouldn’t go hungry today & then a couple of sailfish at the end of the morning the day couldn’t have been any better. Captain Freddy & his crew was on point all day in tough water and always friendly. A truly professional experience.
David  C.
David C. Lowell, MA
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Very happy with this outfit and had a super day on the water. Landed two large Sailfish, two Barracuda and six Mahi Mahi with two of them being very large. Captain and crew were fantastic fisherman and very friendly. Planning on fishing with them again in the future. Haven't had a chance to mess with our pictures yet, but when I do I'll send/attach them. Thank you Knotty Hooker Charters! Chad
Chad  W.
Chad W. Sun City, AZ
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Had a great day fishing with Captain Eguardo and crew. The Reel Hooker is an awesome boat and the crew worked their butts off putting us in some fish. After bringing in a sailfish and a white marlin, we were hoping to score a grand slam, but we never could get that Blue Marlin... All in all, a wonderful day on the water. I would highly recommend Captain Freddy’s Knotty Hooker outfit for anyone looking for great fishing!!!
Scott  L.
Scott L. Sachse, TX
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
We booked the 3/4 trip but us landlocked Idahoans were a little seasick, and we made the call to end a little early. The crew was very accommodating and worked their tails off. We caught wahoo and red snapper, and they made a ceviche for us right there on the boat that was amazing. Great experience.
Scott  S.
Scott S. Rexburg, ID
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Thanks guys for the awsome trip. The crew worked hard and got us on the fish. I have been on several chapters but these guys have been the best. Thank you for the exciting day and the great memories. We will be back for more trips with you!
Jayson  K.
Jayson K. Riverton, UT

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Puerto Aventuras

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Puerto Aventuras costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $609, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $929. 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 Puerto Aventuras is 36 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker, AAA Charters & Adventures - Stamas, and Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Aventuras.

Knotty Hooker Charters – Reel Hooker and Fish Playa – 37’ Aventura received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Aventuras.

The best way to experience fishing in Puerto Aventuras 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 Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include trolling, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

December is one of the driest months in Puerto Aventuras and therefore, one of the most crowded times of year. Be sure to plan your trip ahead of time to secure a spot at one of the local hotels in the area.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Puerto Aventuras.

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