What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo for the first time?

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Roy Olivarez
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Went fishing with Alondra III on July 19, 2024
The captain was very responsive and easy to work with from time of booking to cleaning the fish! I would recommend the charter as they know the waters and seasonal fishing in July. We caught fish on the 1st cast and hit until the bite was done, all the other boats followed our lead this day!

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Mario Cesar
Maceió, Alagoas
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Went fishing with Fish This! Sport Fishing Charters México on May 1, 2024
Consider the weather conditions and the time you will spend fishing,next time i will take the six hours tour to spend more hours fishing and snorkeling. I had the opportunity to hone my fishing techniques, but I also had the pleasure of spending a beautiful day with my family. While they enjoyed snorkeling in the beauty of the sea, I relished in the thrill of the catch. It was a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Marko Bajic
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Went fishing with The Rusty Hook on May 30, 2024
When you’re in the water by the beach, cannot say I ever saw a single fish or any form of life that was not the seaweed. But there’s reefs super close by, and there were lots of fish and rays there. We had several bites while out in the charter. The waters are rich. The waves can be a bit

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Alexander Sullivan
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Went fishing with Balihoo Boat on March 30, 2024
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.

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Jason Deline
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on March 13, 2024
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.

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Jeremy Green
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on January 30, 2024
As a former guide I always recommend to anyone booking any kind of guided fishing or hunting trip not to expect everything you see in all the photos. Go with an open mind. Go enjoy the experience. Talk lots. Have a beer!

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Mitchel Chandler
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on January 8, 2024
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!!

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Karol Latoska
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Went fishing with Javichos Tours – 35' Wellcraft on December 30, 2023
With the conditions at our trip (windy, rain in the night and a bit chilly) - the fishing trip is a nonsense - not only according to us but also from the info received from other boats. Can imagine that if the conditions were better this could have worked out.

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Rach Dade
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Went fishing with Gardi Crew on November 30, 2023
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.

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Rinky Leuverink
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing Arantza on November 16, 2023
Before we start, I am from Holland, so I am use to other fishing that What we do in Mexico. It was fr@#king fabulous. The boat was smaller than a boat on a canal but you get an experience that is not for sale anywhere alse on the hole planet. Yes it's small, yes it's poor man's life, yes it's basic. But if you want to experience the true life of an Mexican Fisherman than you get to do this. Ut does has an port to get on the boat It self. But if you get the chance and you are a real sea-loving man take this trip. It wil not disappoint you. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Cheers to captain Benjamin and Carlos.

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Jordan Fanfan
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on November 12, 2023
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

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Austin Happel
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Went fishing with The Rusty Hook on October 18, 2023
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.

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Daniel Rojas
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Went fishing with Balihoo Boat on September 29, 2023
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

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Erin Graham
Tinton Falls, NJ
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Went fishing with Alondra III on September 13, 2023
From what we heard, mahi season is almost over. We were lucky enough to have an amazing captain and get on more mahi than we could handle. For what could have been a bust on mahi, our captain and mate killed it!!! So my opinion is skewed, but I'd rate it a five if they told me our trip was daily.

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Melissa Manning
Spring, TX
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing Arantza on December 24, 2021
Go out early in the morning, when the water is calm and still. We didn't--our trip was after lunch, and the wind was up and the seas were rough. We had to troll, and did not get one bit or fish on the line, which is very disappointing. Our trip probably should have been cancelled by the captain, but so it goes. If you are a party of more than three people, make sure you opt for a larger boat, or you will feel cramped. Make sure you rent a boat with some shade/a cover, and wear your sunshirt. Also, please make sure your captain has a credit card reader, or you may be expected to pay in all cash--which could be US Dollars, instead of MEX pesos.

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Laurie Allen
Juarez, ROO
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Went fishing with Balihoo Boat on July 10, 2023
Maybe a bigger boat if it’s first time fishing and ask if you will be managing your own Rod. . That’s the only think lacking for me- I wanted a fishing rod of my own. The Captain was responsible for all of them. We just waited for a bite.

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Bob Doyle
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on May 4, 2023
Capt Alfonso and his crew were excellent, but we ended up trolling back and forth a half mile offshore, caught nothing and had no options. They did not provide any bottom fishing tackle or lighter rods to allow us to fish the bottom after the trolling didn’t work. Needless to say we were disappointed, and will move sure to request a bottom fishing trip next time.

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Stephan Martinez
Coal Creek, CO
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Went fishing with Gardi Crew on June 30, 2019
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.

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Gregory Record
Mexico
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Went fishing with Gardi Crew on June 10, 2019
Find a charter with a large enough boat to deal with rough seas. Do not go on a small vessel. The water can be rough and it makes for a bad experience if you don't have a vessel that can handle the waves.

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Blaze Adamski
Mexico City, CMX
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Went fishing with AAA Charters & Adventures - Stamas on March 5, 2019
I would suggest waiting til May or early June when the fishing is a little better. It was tough fishing but the crew will take care of you and try to give you the best experience. I wouldn't take real young kinds as even on the calmest days you are going out on the ocean it gets rocking out there. If you are a fisherman who loves being on the water you are going to love it no matter when you go.

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Heather Hundoble
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on July 17, 2024
Absolutely without a doubt allow Captain Alfonso to be your guide. He and his crew are very personable and professional.

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Julian Macdonald
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on July 18, 2024
Bring a lot of water because it is extremely hot. I would also recommend taking some time on the trip to swim.

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Greig Davis
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Went fishing with Alondra III on July 12, 2024
For me, it's just the experience of being there and fishing. I may not always catch something but I'm not at work for sure.

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Don Webb
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Went fishing with Alondra III on June 13, 2024
It’s rough this time but the top water bite is great. Take the morning if possible as our guide said the mornings were almost always better this time of year.

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Yegor Zharikov
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing Arantza on June 3, 2024
Be prepared for fishing via trolling only. There is no casing for any large fish in Playa Del Carmen in June.

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Meghan Williams
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on June 1, 2024
Bring dramamine if you're prone to motion sickness, it was very windy and the waves could be intense

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Shawn Lewis
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Went fishing with sport fishing in the caribbean sea on May 31, 2024
I recommend booking through here instead of through the resort same trips cheaper price which means more for tips when you have a good time.

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Sam Mouzayanni
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Went fishing with Gardi Crew on May 23, 2024
Read the reviews and pay attention to the fishing gears and the boat, I have fished here every year many boats are purely equipped! Month May is hot but is a high season.

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Matt Battle
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Went fishing with sport fishing in the caribbean sea on May 23, 2024
We didn’t catch any fish, but that happens sometimes. Go as early in the morning as possible, that’s when I’ve had success in the past.

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David Lucero
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Went fishing with Alfonso Tours on July 17, 2024
Trust your captain. Bring sunscreen. Otherwise the captains will take care of you.