Playa Del Carmen Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Playa Del Carmen Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen: 83 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $290
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(133 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $220
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(154 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $290
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(24 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $300
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(2 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $330
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Playa Del Carmen
Trips from US $300

Deep Sea Fishing in Playa Del Carmen

Tucked behind Cozumel Island on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen may seem a bad place to look for big fish. The open Atlantic waters are a long way away, and there’s a huge reef in between. Don’t let that fool you, though. The deep sea fishing Playa Del Carmen has access to is incredible, and it’s just a couple of miles away! 
 
Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna all spend much of the year here. Many local charter captains claim you can catch Billfish every day of the year. We’ll need to do some serious field work before we’re sure about that, but Playa Del Carmen’s big game scene is certainly no tall tale.

What to Expect from a Deep Sea Fishing Trip

If you want to catch a Blue Marlin on a four-hour trip, you stand about as much chance here as anywhere else on the planet. Deep trenches in the ocean floor mean the Billfish bite starts as soon as you leave the harbor. The ocean currents that carved these canyons draw tons of great bait past town, giving big game pelagics a million reasons to spend the summer here.
 
Of course, just because the fish are close, doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to catch! Blue and White Marlin are some of the hardest fighters in the ocean, and Sailfish are famous for their acrobatic displays. If you time your trip right, you could land all three of these fish in a single day, earning you a place in IGFA record books for bagging a Billfish Grand Slam.

Fishing Seasons

Playa Del Carmen’s Billfish bite is best in May and June. This is your best chance to catch all three in one day, but you can find big Billfish in large numbers as early as March and as late as August. It all depends on how warm the waters are. Mahi Mahi also peak in May and June, but Wahoo and Tuna are around all year long. One thing’s for sure: whenever you go, you won’t be short of fish to fight.

Fishing Techniques

Trolling is the most common technique in Playa Del Carmen’s bluewater scene. Both lures and live bait get great results here, but bait is rarely caught before the trip. Most local charter guides are experts in trolling lures, and may throw dressed baits into the mix as well. If you’re set on live bait, it doesn’t take long to catch and you won’t have to travel far once you’ve caught it.
Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Playa Del Carmen

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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Alondra III
Alondra III
Bring a lot of water because it is extremely hot. I would also recommend taking some time on the trip to swim.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a lot of water because it is extremely hot. I would also recommend taking some time on the trip to swim.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Trust your captain. Bring sunscreen. Otherwise the captains will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your captain. Bring sunscreen. Otherwise the captains will take care of you.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Alondra III
Alondra III
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Bring dramamine if you're prone to motion sickness, it was very windy and the waves could be intense
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring dramamine if you're prone to motion sickness, it was very windy and the waves could be intense
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
sport fishing in the caribbean sea
sport fishing in the caribbean sea
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
The Rusty Hook
The Rusty Hook
Be prepared for big seas. Not a trip for young children, teenagers and up.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be prepared for big seas. Not a trip for young children, teenagers and up.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Gardi Crew
Gardi Crew
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
sport fishing in the caribbean sea
sport fishing in the caribbean sea
Ask the captain what is in season, and go with their expertise! They truly want you to have a good time and catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the captain what is in season, and go with their expertise! They truly want you to have a good time and catch fish!
Alondra III
Alondra III
I would highly recommend fishing off of Playa del Carmen just make sure you do it with Isaias and Dani on the Alondra III.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend fishing off of Playa del Carmen just make sure you do it with Isaias and Dani on the Alondra III.
Alondra III
Alondra III
weather conditions may make you have to re-book to find navigable seas. Be prepared to have some flexibility in scheduling.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
weather conditions may make you have to re-book to find navigable seas. Be prepared to have some flexibility in scheduling.
Gardi Crew
Gardi Crew
We were on the last nice day to fish! Possibly go a week sooner or a month and it’ll be way better!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were on the last nice day to fish! Possibly go a week sooner or a month and it’ll be way better!
Alondra III
Alondra III
May can be windy, I’d recommend booking with a bigger boat. The Alondra III was a hell of a boat that we felt very safe and comfortable on all day long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May can be windy, I’d recommend booking with a bigger boat. The Alondra III was a hell of a boat that we felt very safe and comfortable on all day long.
Alondra III
Alondra III
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Fish This! Sport Fishing Charters México
Fish This! Sport Fishing Charters México Maceió, Alagoas
I totally recommend this tour for anyone. I wrote a review previously and wanted to attached photos.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I totally recommend this tour for anyone. I wrote a review previously and wanted to attached photos.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
The GPS puts you at the back entrance of the hotel, meet the captain on the beach by the bar.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The GPS puts you at the back entrance of the hotel, meet the captain on the beach by the bar.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat
Weather was sunny. The waves were rolling. And the catching was not so great in the afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was sunny. The waves were rolling. And the catching was not so great in the afternoon.
Balihoo Boat
Balihoo Boat

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