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: 89 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(123 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
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trips from $280
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
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trips from $290
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(10 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(22 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $280
Playa Del Carmen
trips from $250

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
4.2 / 5
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Playa Del Carmen

The port you sail from has a sea weed problem but look and smell past that. It’s well worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The port you sail from has a sea weed problem but look and smell past that. It’s well worth it.
Alan  P.
Alan P. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Trust the fishing guide he is the one with the fishing knowledge in this waters , we had the best capitan and first mate on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the fishing guide he is the one with the fishing knowledge in this waters , we had the best capitan and first mate on the boat
Erik  T.  P.
Erik T. P. Newcastle, OK
Eat a hardy Breakfast, these fish are big and fast. Snorkel with the turtles for lunch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Eat a hardy Breakfast, these fish are big and fast. Snorkel with the turtles for lunch.
Bryon  S.
Bryon S. Mexico
Go from May onwards if you want Marlin, still some good fish out there though
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go from May onwards if you want Marlin, still some good fish out there though
Darren  H.
Darren H. Tulum, Quintana Roo
The seas were calm and beautiful but we did not Fairchild any bigger fish like Mahi mahi. The kids has a great time and caught 9 trigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The seas were calm and beautiful but we did not Fairchild any bigger fish like Mahi mahi. The kids has a great time and caught 9 trigger fish!
Jody  B.
Jody B. South Lake Tahoe, California
Great weather for fishing. But not high season. With the right crew you can still get a good catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather for fishing. But not high season. With the right crew you can still get a good catch!
Zak  F.
Zak F. Calgary, AB
you will get wet boarding the boat as boats are not on docks. bring snacks and drinks of your choice and enjoy the experience. I
Excellent
5.0 / 5
you will get wet boarding the boat as boats are not on docks. bring snacks and drinks of your choice and enjoy the experience. I
Marco  A.
Marco A. Chicago, Illinois
We were told that if you're looking to catch the bigger fish, May through August is the ideal time to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were told that if you're looking to catch the bigger fish, May through August is the ideal time to go.
Rhonda  W.
Rhonda W. Boulder, CO
For more fish always go with bottom fishing for more fishing action for kids
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For more fish always go with bottom fishing for more fishing action for kids
Larry  G.
Larry G. Meridian, ID
The waters may be tougher than you’re used to so come prepared with anti-nausea if you think you may be sea sick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The waters may be tougher than you’re used to so come prepared with anti-nausea if you think you may be sea sick
Allen  M.
Allen M. Charleston, SC
I would recommend fishing here in the summer if possible, but we were still able to catch fish with our great guides in March.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend fishing here in the summer if possible, but we were still able to catch fish with our great guides in March.
Kristin  P.
Kristin P. Story, WY
Be patient, no matter how good the fisherman is, sometimes the big ones don't bite!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be patient, no matter how good the fisherman is, sometimes the big ones don't bite!
Carter  M.
Carter M. Langdon, AB
The earlier in the day the better. Fishing is better and you miss the mid day heat. The sun off the water is very hot!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The earlier in the day the better. Fishing is better and you miss the mid day heat. The sun off the water is very hot!!
Mike  G.
Mike G. Saskatoon, SK
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
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
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
Sit back and enjoy. Also don't be discouraged if you don't catch anything, there will be better days. After all, it's called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and enjoy. Also don't be discouraged if you don't catch anything, there will be better days. After all, it's called fishing not catching.
Yuma  L.
Yuma L. Hilo, HI
Fish for whatever is biting and go with a captain, like Captain Jorge, who has been fishing there foot a long time and will put you on the fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish for whatever is biting and go with a captain, like Captain Jorge, who has been fishing there foot a long time and will put you on the fish.
Damick  K.
Damick K. Grand Junction, CO
We were able to catch fish at depth from 350-700. It was mostly red snapper and queen snapper. We were able to catch 12 fish within about 3 hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were able to catch fish at depth from 350-700. It was mostly red snapper and queen snapper. We were able to catch 12 fish within about 3 hours.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Georgetown, Texas

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