Riviera Maya

183 Fishing Charters

Riviera Maya Fishing Charters

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Riviera Maya: 183 fishing charters available

Alfonso Tours

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

Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(124 reviews)
Cozumel
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Balihoo Boat

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

La Chulada Tours

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

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(255 reviews)
Cancún
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trips from $300

Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(43 reviews)
Cozumel
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trips from $550

Black Moon Fishing Trips

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(18 reviews)
Puerto Morelos
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trips from $280

Manny Tours

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(90 reviews)
Akumal
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trips from $190

Fishing Al Gusto

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

SportfishingCancun - Mamacita

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(299 reviews)
Cancún
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trips from $136

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Riviera Maya

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Riviera Maya are: Full list of top fishing charters in Riviera Maya

The average price for a private 4 hour Riviera Maya fishing trip is $404, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $685 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Riviera Maya that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Riviera Maya are:

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Many fishing charters in Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Riviera Maya are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $1,719
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $190
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $283
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $335
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $136
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $433
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $695
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $2,238

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a land of ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and fish-filled waters. Travel the length of this coastline and you’ll discover anything from bustling tourist hotspots to remote islands. Something that doesn’t change, however, is the excellent fishing action on offer. Just hop aboard one of the many Riviera Maya fishing charters to begin your adventure!
 
If it’s inshore fishing you’re after, make your way to Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca, where you’ll find Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Then there’s Ascension Bay, which is brimming with these species as well as Jack Crevalle and Barracuda. With trips lasting anywhere from 4–8 hours, a shorter adventure is the perfect introduction for newbies and families. Seasoned fishing enthusiasts should opt for a full day to test their skills!
 
Riviera Maya is home to the majestic Mesoamerican Reef, where you’ll encounter Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, and Barracuda. Mix up a short trip with some snorkeling, or fill the cooler on a full day. Then there’s the incredible deep sea action on offer – Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna inhabit waters only a few miles from shore. Although it’s possible to battle these beasts on a half day trip, a full day adventure allows for more action. 
 
For inshore fishing, head to Cancun to explore Islas Mujeres and Blanca. Tulum is your “go-to” place for Ascension Bay. The island of Cozumel will see you dropping lines around the reef just a mile from shore, and Playa del Carmen could see you hooking a Marlin in less than four hours. These locations are dotted with plenty of charter captains, too!
 

 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need a valid Mexico fishing license to explore Riviera Maya’s many fisheries. Cast off alongside a local captain, and this will generally be covered for you.
 
Riviera Maya
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with some rod-bending action against huge bottom fish at the Playa del Carmen Deep Jigging Tournament. Who said reef fish are just good for eating?!

February

The Isla Mujeres Island Time Fishing Tournament offers excellent bluewater action targeting Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and King Mackerel in February.

March

People have gathered at Chichen Itza temple for centuries to watch the spring equinox. If you don't fancy the journey, Cancun's Food and Wine Festival has great local specialities for you to enjoy.

April

The Riviera Maya Film Festival offers screenings of the world's best productions, with cinemas set up in Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos. The first Marlin will be showing up there, too.

May

The Ascension Bay Permit Tournament offers inshore action for a good cause while Cozumel's Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas (Rodeo of Mexican Boats) provides serious big game battles.

June

The billfishing season is at its best in June, with Blue and White Marlin and monster Sailfish offshore. Inshore, you've got all your favorite fly fishing species - Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Bonefish!

July

July is peak tourist season... for fish! Us humans tend to go in the winter, though, so you can score some serious deals and serious catches if you head there this time of year.

August

If you can take the heat, the shallows are swarming with top game fish in August. FIsh your way to an Inshore Super Grand Slam then go for a swim to cool off and celebrate!

September

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated in style each September. Every town is alive with singing and dancing, as people remember the efforts of great Mexican revolutionaries. Viva Mexico!

October

Want to witness one of the ocean's most incredible events? Tulum's turtle festival is a must-visit activity for nature lovers. See baby turtles make their way into the ocean, and even help them on their way!

November

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival draws major names from across the world to Playa Del Carmen. November also marks Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), a unique and unmissable event.

December

Across the Yucatan Peninsula, people get ready for Christmas with processions, prayer, and solemn reflection. Meanwhile, you can be out fishing for huge Snook, Tuna, and King Mackerel!

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Bring some gravol or some other sea sickness medication and lots of Sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some gravol or some other sea sickness medication and lots of Sunscreen.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Fun time. We didn’t go far off the coast. But saw a sail fish jump, missed a fish and caught a fish on a two hour trip. We were trolling on top of the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun time. We didn’t go far off the coast. But saw a sail fish jump, missed a fish and caught a fish on a two hour trip. We were trolling on top of the water.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Emmaus, PA
Book a trip on the Macarela. You won't regret it! Excellent crew who knows how to fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip on the Macarela. You won't regret it! Excellent crew who knows how to fish!
Luigi  P.
Luigi P. Minooka, IL
Smaller boat and small crew. However wonderful trip for 2-4 adults due to boat size. We caught a giant barracuda with really no problem so the gear, tackle etc was effective. Crew was very very nice and understand English great. Give them a shot!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Smaller boat and small crew. However wonderful trip for 2-4 adults due to boat size. We caught a giant barracuda with really no problem so the gear, tackle etc was effective. Crew was very very nice and understand English great. Give them a shot!!!!
Marcy  Q.
Marcy Q. CHATT HILLS, GA
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching and you'll enjoy the trip a lot more.....but we caught 10 Mahi Mahi today ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching and you'll enjoy the trip a lot more.....but we caught 10 Mahi Mahi today ?
Marvin  D.
Marvin D. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Fishing not catching...try to go 6 to 8 hour..more time and more target fish...
Very good
4.0 / 5
Fishing not catching...try to go 6 to 8 hour..more time and more target fish...
Le  D.
Le D. Los Angeles, CA
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
Come in May as the entire crew said fishing was better earlier in the year if targeting the larger species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come in May as the entire crew said fishing was better earlier in the year if targeting the larger species.
Derek  B.
Derek B. Springdale, AR
I would definitely recommend Dramamine or some type of motion sickness medicine. People getting seasick really can ruin a trip fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend Dramamine or some type of motion sickness medicine. People getting seasick really can ruin a trip fishing.
Laurence  N.
Laurence N. Grand Junction, CO
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
If you're not a seasoned fisherman, be prepared with Dramamine. The earlier in the day, the better they bite!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not a seasoned fisherman, be prepared with Dramamine. The earlier in the day, the better they bite!
ANN  G.
ANN G. West Chester, PA
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Manzanola, CO
Hire a boat because no matter how many fish you catch it's an enjoyable and fun adventure being on the water in Mexico. I also think it's nice to go with a small group so there's plenty of action for everyone and the personal attention is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a boat because no matter how many fish you catch it's an enjoyable and fun adventure being on the water in Mexico. I also think it's nice to go with a small group so there's plenty of action for everyone and the personal attention is worth it.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
We prefer bottom fishing for fish you can have a restaurant cook for you. We're not really into sport fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We prefer bottom fishing for fish you can have a restaurant cook for you. We're not really into sport fishing.
Gayle  D.
Gayle D. Playa Del Carmen, ROO
February is not high season for fishing, but there are plenty of fish to be caught if you have an experienced crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February is not high season for fishing, but there are plenty of fish to be caught if you have an experienced crew.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Montreal, Quebec
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
I definitely recommend fishing with these guys because you fish, and they are very friendly and attentive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend fishing with these guys because you fish, and they are very friendly and attentive.
Carlos Miguel Kantun Martin
Carlos Miguel Kantun Martin Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
If you are heading out with someone who is prone to sea sickness, make sure they take some Gravol or something similar to reduce sea sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are heading out with someone who is prone to sea sickness, make sure they take some Gravol or something similar to reduce sea sickness.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Nanton, AB
Wouldn’t suggest if you are known to get motion sickness. I was fine but it’s a hour ride back so it’s not the best if you don’t feel well
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Wouldn’t suggest if you are known to get motion sickness. I was fine but it’s a hour ride back so it’s not the best if you don’t feel well
Jeronimo  R.
Jeronimo R. Idaho Falls, ID

Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had a great morning with Mario and Frank who were both very kind and professional. Mario is very knowledgeable and was able to answer many questions for us. We will be booking again when we come back!
Lindsey  Y.
Lindsey Y. Philadelphia, PA
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Did not stop his pursuit to put us on quality fish from spot to spot. Funny, patient, and extremely helpful. Couldn't ask for more
Justin  V.
Justin V. Fishers, IN
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
If you want a very friendly and hard working guide, this is the trip for you! I only wish we paid for a longer trip. For Canadian anglers like me and my wife this was perfect! We will be coming back and try to catch some big trophy fish!
Brennan  S.
Brennan S. Winkler, MB
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(270 reviews)
The crew was very experienced and friendly and made certain that everyone had a great experience. We caught a bunch of huge fish! We definitely have some bragging rights due to the great crew!
Catherine  D.
Catherine D. Houston, TX
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Captain Mario and Frank were absolutely awesome... they were very knowledgeable and I learned alot about the Island of Cozumel... they worked very hard to catch us 8 or 9 fish... we had a couple of local ladies cook them up for us in our condo... the fish were scrumptious... could not have been a better fishing trip... my hats off to these two great fishermen... Gracias Captain Mario and Frank... I will be seeing them again!
Robert  C.
Robert C. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(255 reviews)
Jose worked really hard to get us on the fish but it was a slow day. We caught a slack tide so the bites were hard to come by. No fault of the captain though, would love to fish with Jose again!
Eric  D.
Eric D. Dallas, Texas
Xaviera
Xaviera
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We will book again when we come back to Cancun. No hesitation or second thoughts about rebooking with Jorge and Lorenzo. 14 Barracuda in 6 hours. 46” and 45” plus several others. Both boys were wore out before we came back in.
Cole  G.  P.
Cole G. P. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Fishing in Cancun
Fishing in Cancun
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
It was awesome trip with mine and friend’s family get away. Expert captain and crew made us a great fishing trip day! Must check these guys, highly recommend to everyone!! We will definately come back again!
Ray  C.
Ray C. Irving, TX
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
This was a great new experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and got me on fish. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a great fly fishing experience!
Tim  P.
Tim P. Littleton, CO
My Caribbean Deals
My Caribbean Deals
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
From the staff to the boat nothing buy greatness. The waters were very choppy over cast day and Overall poor conditions yet we still caught all the barracuda we could possibly eat. We chose to leave an hour early I'm sure if we stayed we would have caught way more... capt. Diego and first mate jonathan were amazing... May book inshore fishing next time I'm in cancun... I puked once and got back on 3 more fish... classy professional and overall a great day on the water...
Tania  M.
Tania M. Brandon, FL
Javichos Tours – 31' Cabo
Javichos Tours – 31' Cabo
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
Very good
4.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We enjoyed a nice half day Trip. It was not the best time of year for Billfish, but we hooked a Wahoo. The crew was good and friendly. I booked the trip and no one contacted Me as to where the boat is moored. We went to Puenta Adventuras and found them. The only issue I had was that the Captain kept all the Wahoo and wouldn't share. Then expected a tip for the crew. We did tip them even though we didn't get any fish. You should share the fish with the anglers!
Daniel  E.
Daniel E. Stevensville, MD
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had a great day! Mario and Frankie are awesome! They put us on fish and treated us like family. We will go out with Abrimar again! Thanks guys!
David  W.
David W. Watford City, ND
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
wanted to catch a bucket list tarpon, hooked 3 , landed none but that is tarpon fishing. No fault of the guide, he worked hard to get me on fish and we did. Will definitely book again some day when I go back
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. San Jose, CA
Maas Fishing Tours
Maas Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
Really positive trip- boat a little small so 4 or more guys would have been a problem (I was solo) - marina a bit hard to find so be sure to get in touch with captain in advance. Would definitely do this exact crew and boat next time I am in cozumel
Jim  Q.
Jim Q. Princeton, NJ
Black Moon Fishing Trips
Black Moon Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Puerto Morelos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Great day spent on black moon , big barracuda trolling, then bottom fishing was lots of snapper , triggerfish ,Jacks . Also we lost an absolute monster of a fish after a long and great fight . Definitely recommend Cheers guys
Paul  M.
Paul M. Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(270 reviews)
What an amazing trip! Crew was great, we caught some large fish! After we were done the marina restaurant cooked up our food for us!
Iona  B.
Iona B. Wasilla, AK
Black Moon Fishing Trips
Black Moon Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Puerto Morelos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a great time on the trip. Was cut just a little early by my son getting a little sea sick , but overall was a great trip.
Bob  W.
Bob W. Puebla City, Puebla
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
capt Jose has a vast knowledge of the area and the boat is top notch. Rods and reels are awesome and cared for. Jose locates fish, just alot of fun to share the day with a man who loves his job, fish on!!
Bill  R.
Bill R. Romansville, PA
Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Awesome crew worked hard for us and had very good food on the boat for us
John  O.
John O. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(270 reviews)
Great trip w Capt Hector and his crew. Halloween day trip out and on the fish all morning. Will do again w him next go around. Thanks guys for fun run and appreciate all the hard work.
Scott  B.
Scott B. Tulsa, OK