Riviera Maya Fishing Charters

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Riviera Maya Fishing Charters

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Riviera Maya: 151 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
(293 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(135 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Cancún
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Puerto Morelos
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trips from $580
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Puerto Aventuras
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(24 reviews)
Cancún
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(128 reviews)
Benito Juárez
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Cancún
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trips from $840
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4.8 / 5
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Cozumel
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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 $401, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $668 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:

The top 3 fishing techniques 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Riviera Maya are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $1,719
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $478
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $385
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $610
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $815
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $2,238
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,215
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,400

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
4.3 / 5
Based on 27952 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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Highly recommend! Would definitely do it again! Cool breezy morning, then hot beautiful sun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend! Would definitely do it again! Cool breezy morning, then hot beautiful sun!
Melissa  V.
Melissa V.
Go to captain Melvin on The Big Hook if you want a truly memorable fishing experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to captain Melvin on The Big Hook if you want a truly memorable fishing experience
Steven  F.
Steven F.
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.
Rach  D.
Rach D.
I recommend the Nuj Kay. The captain and first mate were very friendly and worked hard to put us on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend the Nuj Kay. The captain and first mate were very friendly and worked hard to put us on fish.
Darren  G.
Darren G.
Normal fishing experience. Bring a snack. Plenty of drinks on board. Water. Soda and beers. Variety of fish will be caught. Excellent experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Normal fishing experience. Bring a snack. Plenty of drinks on board. Water. Soda and beers. Variety of fish will be caught. Excellent experience!
Dawna  M.
Dawna M.
this is a great trip for those who enjoy being more active in their fishing with casting and using plastic / live bait to target selective fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a great trip for those who enjoy being more active in their fishing with casting and using plastic / live bait to target selective fish.
Edward  K.
Edward K.
Weather could be tricky, so check the night before that your trip and captains equipment is still good. Check for additional fees with your captain before you come. This particular trip was what I expected, but some others charge more fees that were not listed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather could be tricky, so check the night before that your trip and captains equipment is still good. Check for additional fees with your captain before you come. This particular trip was what I expected, but some others charge more fees that were not listed
Roxanne  M.
Roxanne M.
Have extra money for fees and tips not listed in your booking. Go early,morning is best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have extra money for fees and tips not listed in your booking. Go early,morning is best.
Roxanne  M.
Roxanne M.
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
Jordan  F.
Jordan F.
Come without expectations. It's fishing after all. The team will do their best. We caught so many fish our arms are sore from reeling them in. Bring snacks if you want them. Helpful on an 8 hour trip. And yes I would only go on an 8 hour trip. The value and experience is too great to pass up.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come without expectations. It's fishing after all. The team will do their best. We caught so many fish our arms are sore from reeling them in. Bring snacks if you want them. Helpful on an 8 hour trip. And yes I would only go on an 8 hour trip. The value and experience is too great to pass up.
Christopher  T.
Christopher T.
Bring the motion sickness medicine if you even remotely get sea sick. Been deep sea fishing a lot and never gotten sick but the waves are big and will definitely take you for a ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring the motion sickness medicine if you even remotely get sea sick. Been deep sea fishing a lot and never gotten sick but the waves are big and will definitely take you for a ride.
Mark  M.
Mark M.
You will have a great time with Mario. His boat is amazing and knows his stuff. Book it you will not regret it...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will have a great time with Mario. His boat is amazing and knows his stuff. Book it you will not regret it...
John  T.
John T.
Bring motion sickness pills. I got sick halfway through the trip. It didn’t matter though, because our trip was so successful, and we caught 33 fish. I had a wonderful time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring motion sickness pills. I got sick halfway through the trip. It didn’t matter though, because our trip was so successful, and we caught 33 fish. I had a wonderful time.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B.
Beware of going deep sea fishing if you are prone to sea sickness. These waves will make people who never get sick, sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beware of going deep sea fishing if you are prone to sea sickness. These waves will make people who never get sick, sick.
Anthony  C.
Anthony C.
You have to understand what type of species are offered during the appropriate times of year. We knew what the potential was before we booked. We did see a boat while at sea that landed a sailfish, but understood its extemely unlikely during this time of year. We enjoyed our time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to understand what type of species are offered during the appropriate times of year. We knew what the potential was before we booked. We did see a boat while at sea that landed a sailfish, but understood its extemely unlikely during this time of year. We enjoyed our time.
Austin  H.
Austin H.
I did a 4 hour trip. I highly suggest doing longer. Fishing was slow but what we did manage to hook up was worth the wait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did a 4 hour trip. I highly suggest doing longer. Fishing was slow but what we did manage to hook up was worth the wait
Myles  H.
Myles H.
This charter was at the start of the Wahoo (Ono) season and as most know timing is crucial. Make sure to have sunscreen, fishing shirt and snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This charter was at the start of the Wahoo (Ono) season and as most know timing is crucial. Make sure to have sunscreen, fishing shirt and snacks.
Stephen  P.
Stephen P.
Deficient experience was great two people plenty on the boat three people OK four people might get a little crowded but I think two people on this size boat is perfect drinks snacks water everything was provided. The only thing we had to do was Raul in the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Deficient experience was great two people plenty on the boat three people OK four people might get a little crowded but I think two people on this size boat is perfect drinks snacks water everything was provided. The only thing we had to do was Raul in the fish
Daniel  R.
Daniel R.
Have fun. Bring sunscreen. Hat. Towel to sit on. And remember it's fishing. Not constant action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun. Bring sunscreen. Hat. Towel to sit on. And remember it's fishing. Not constant action.
Timothy  V.
Timothy V.
The only recommendation a beginner like me could make is to book with Mario and Abrimar Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only recommendation a beginner like me could make is to book with Mario and Abrimar Fishing.
Mollie  M.
Mollie M. Houston, TX

Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
My wife and I went out this morning and had a great experience! We caught lots of bonito and had a great time trying for other types of fish. Captain Alfonso and Paco were great and we will definitely be back for another trip!
Blake  C.
Blake C.
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Great day on the water had us on fish within five minutes of setting lines out. Captain and crew are on top of their game. They even made fresh ceviche with one of the fish that we caught, that was so good. If you’re looking to go fishing this is the boat you want to be on.
Dwayne  D.
Dwayne D.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
The wind and seas were probably to rough be we went out. Caught cuda and tuna , crew did all they could to get us on fish. We were warned that it could be rough but opted to go. So can't complain . We will be back soon.
Timothy  R.  D.
Timothy R. D.
Pescado Adventures – Bertram 38'
Pescado Adventures – Bertram 38'
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Great first experience fishing in the ocean. Waters were a bit choppy but after looking at many reviews it was expected. We didn’t catch as big of fish as we were hoping but still caught some skipjack fish and had a great time. The crew let us hangout along the shore while they prepared some amazing snacks with the fish we caught! Overall the price was great and so was the experience! Buena Gente!
Deidre  R.
Deidre R.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Isaias e il suo vice sono ottimi pescatori, abbiamo provato varie tecniche di pesca e tipologie di pesci, abbiamo pescato a trollin e a jighin, abbiamo fatto pesca da fondo e ci siamo divertiti! Super raccomandato!
VITTORIO  G.
VITTORIO G.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(205 reviews)
Captain and crew were pleasant and helpful. Boat was well maintained and equipped. We spent 2/3 of the trip trolling and caught no fish. Spent 2 hours bottom fishing and caught several smaller fish.
Robert  M.
Robert M.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Had a superb day with Alfonso, cannot recommend him enough. Within the first few hours we had a 2m sailfish at the side of the boat.. a dream catch for me.. Then had lost of smaller bonito, red snapper, black grouper a few small Amberjacks and then just before lunch we hooked a monster Amberjack, nearly1m long and an amazing fish to fight!! Will be making a return trip to Mexico just to fish with Alfonso again, I enjoyed it that much!!!
Trevor  B.
Trevor B.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
We had a great time! They were very educated and experienced! Hands down a great experience!
Angie  S.
Angie S.
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Was a great trip! Some of us ended up getting sea sick, so we cut our trip short. But we still ended up catching a couple fish and also a baby shark! There were no taxis around and he was generous enough to bring us back to our resort! Would highly recommend!!! Mario and his crew member frank were the best!
Natalie  F.
Natalie F.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Professional team and perfect fishing trip! It was my first time fishing in vacation and I will reserve again for sure.
Jean-philippe  M.
Jean-philippe M.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(379 reviews)
Caught multiple species with a very knowledgeable guide. Couldn’t ask for a better outing. I would highly recommend Martin’s outfit.
Alexander  T.
Alexander T.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(379 reviews)
If you know how to fish…. You’ll catch fish with these guys. Great trip, Perfect communication. We will definitely book with Martin again.
Trenton  P.
Trenton P.
Solete Caribbean Trolling fishing
Solete Caribbean Trolling fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Morelos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Fantastic experience. We caught a couple of fish, but the most important thing is that we had a great time. They even let me drive the boat for a while...
Emilio  F.
Emilio F. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(379 reviews)
Even we did not catch fish we had two actions and really great time, we caught the feeling with my son - fishing in mangroves - and we saw real tarpons very close to the boat. I can recommend for fishing funs. Tibor from Hungary
Tibor  M.
Tibor M.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
We had an excellent time on the water with Alfonso and Jesus. He has excellent knowledge of the waters around Playa del Carmen. We hit on Bonita, barracuda and a surprise yellowfin, which made for an excellent lunch and dinner. We will be booking with Alfonso again next time we are here!
Alex  L.
Alex L.
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Amazing day with a professional crew. I’ve been here 8 years in a row and this team is the best bar none Barracuda x2 Tuna x1 Bonito x1 Wahoo x1 Mahi Mahi x1 Amazing day!!! Thank you Leo Chino and Alex
Michael  H.
Michael H.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Mauro and Alex were the BEST!!!! We had so much fun. They took very good care of us. I would definitely recommend this crew. Thank you..
Lisa  H.
Lisa H.
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Fishing charter in Benito Juárez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
It was a really good trip and caught several fish and a really nice king fish. Would highly recommend going on again or for anyone else.
Tyler  E.
Tyler E.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Has a great day and I would say that even if I did not catch any fish, but captain Alfonso and his mate where fantastic and we ended up with 9 amberjacks and a couple of snapper. Really enjoyed butit was a workout. Excellent job.
Adrian  M.
Adrian M.
El Patrón – Water adventure
El Patrón – Water adventure
Fishing charter in Puerto Morelos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had everything we needed and had a blast fishing. Caught a wahoo, barracuda, and kingfish, as well as several yellowtail snapper, rockfish. Crew did an excellent job communicating and provided us with beer and water. They even turned out barracuda into the best ceviche I've ever had! 10/10 would recommend booking these guys. We will be back!
Richard  R.
Richard R.