Playa del Carmen Fishing

Playa del Carmen Fishing trips, charters, and boats for a great fishing adventure in the Riviera Maya.  Enjoy a beer deep-sea fishing with your friends and roll in those big Dorada fish or even a marlin fish.  If you like fishing then this paradise has so much to offer you and so much to look forward to.   

Playa del Carmen started as a fishing town with only a few fishing boats around.   But fast grew to be one of the major tourist destinations in Mexico.  still keeping its fishing culture on an even greater scale.  Creating fishing tournaments, competitions and more fishing boats in the are than ever.  Therefore more options to enjoy a deep-sea fishing trip for your friends.  In comparison to the Cancun fishing boats and culture, Playa del Carmen is very similar.  With the same season of fish in the area and just been an hour away, the fishing culture does not change too much.

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Some of the fish types in Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum.

Blue Marlin – the biggest of the marlin family, hard to catch but an amazing one when they bite.   In the area from March to July like all the other Marlins which is when you can catch one of this beast in the ocean.

White Marlin –  Also in the area from March to July and the second biggest of its kind.  

Sailfish – in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Cancun area from February to August.  With its fins like a sail and a fast creature to catch up to.

Tuna – is in the area usually all year long with its highest pick in 

 King Mackerel –  also around all year long and a delicious meal to have. 

Mahi Mahi or also known as Dorada – This gold with green fish makes an amazing ceviche and here al year long as well. 

 Permit – In Playa del Carmen from March to October.

Jack Crevalle – waiting for you and very common all year long.

Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum Fishing 

Cancun, Cozumel, and Tulum have very similar fishing than to Playa del Carmen.  Just kilometers away from each other, they also have the same type of seasons for the fish.  You have different fishing boat options for Cancun, Cozumel, and Tulum as well, even though they included different things and have different prices.   You still get a great day out in the ocean fishing with beers and professional fishing crew.  


Fishing charters starting times

Fishing Charters for all your fishing needs.  Want frozen or live bait?  With different starting times depending on what you hired.  All-day charters usually start at 9 am – 5 pm or half days from 7 am – 1:30 pm but we can work with you on the starting time depending on the hours hired.  

The best time to be fishing in Playa del Carmen

The best time to be fishing in is probably in the early morning at 6:30 am that is when your chances increase.  A lot of fishing tours start at  9 am but we can work something out to have you out in the water earlier to enjoy the high peak of fishing.  So, let’s get your boat rental in Playa del Carmen and prepare for a great fishing day.


Fishing Techniques

Deep-Sea Fishing Playa del Carmen

Trolling into the open ocean for some good fishing in the Riviera Maya.   Geet.  All of our fishing charters have at least one fighting chair to get your catch tired and onboard of the boat.  The bigger the fish the harder the fight to get them on board.  But definitely deep sea fishing is the most fun out of all the others in the Riviera Maya

Fly fishing

Not a very common type of fishing in Playa del Carmen but it can be done. To do fly fishing you will have to go to Boca Palia flats.  Where there is a high quantity of bonefish and permit.

Sport Fishing

Another very common fishing type in the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen is Sport Fishing.  You can do this on a luxury yacht since we have a couple of boat options that can troll on the way to snorkeling and see if you catch anything along the way.  Also, you can just go full-on fishing on a fishing boat and enjoy a day of sport fishing.


Playa del Carmen Fishing Season

Playa del Carmen is a year-round fishing place with its peaks for certain types of fishes between March to July.   When fishing tournaments take place and the highest fishing volume.   For fishing, boat options contact us with your request and we will send you the best offers for your group to enjoy a great fishing trip.  Also, there are more boat rental options in Playa del Carmen to cover everyone’s needs when coming here. 

Fishing Tournament

In Playa del Carmen you have a yearly tournament to compete for prices like new trucks and cars.  Whoever catches the biggest and heaviest fish wins and gets the prize.  Also at the end of the tournament, the fish get fixed, to be enjoyed and eaten by everyone who joins the event.   Usually taking place at the end of august and joined by 40-50 boats each year to compete in this tournament.  Just an amazing event to watch all the boats come back with different size and types of fish.