Sport Fishing Playa Del Carmen

If you want the chance to battle some seriously huge big game fish in a stunning location, then make your way to Mexico and come aboard Sport Fishing Playa Del Carmen. Captain Fernando Gual can’t wait to take you out and introduce you to these beautiful waters! Playa del Carmen’s fishing grounds include a deep drop that reaches up to 600 feet, so get ready to reel in anything from Mahi Mahi to the mighty Blue Marlin within minutes.

Capt. Fernando specializes in offering angling adventures that are comfortable, fun, and full of fast-paced fishing action. Whether you’re a brand new angler or a seasoned fisherman, you’ll have the chance to try out a variety of techniques to reel in your dream catch alongside a friendly and experienced crew. Want to add some local flair to your family vacation? Capt. Fernando loves helping kids hook their first fish!

You’ll be traveling on your captain’s 26’ Imemsa center console, named “La Ilegal.” She can accommodate up to 7 anglers, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time. On board, you’ll find top-of-the-line navigational gear, life vests for all ages, and even a fighting chair that’s perfect for guests who want to come face-to-gills with a huge Marlin or two!

If you join your captain for one of his longer trips, he’ll make sure you’re treated to snacks, a picnic, and a variety of drinks. Fishing is hungry work, after all! Want to mix up your angling with a spot of snorkeling? Capt. Fernando will provide the gear for you. In general, you’ll be trying out techniques such as trolling and jigging to land your catch – but if you want to try something new, Capt. Fernando can rent you spearfishing gear for a small additional cost.

Speaking of fishing gear, your captain will make sure you’re decked out with top-quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a valid fishing license. You’ll have the chance to catch your own live bait, too. Come aboard Sport Fishing Playa Del Carmen for a fishing adventure in paradise!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $30
    each additional person
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising the beautiful waters of Playa del Carmen for the catch of your dreams? Your captain will take you out to seriously deep waters to battle Mahi Mahi, a variety of Marlin, Sailfish, and more. The best news? It'll only take you a few minutes to get on fish, as there's a big drop in water depth close to the shore. Plenty of time to reel 'em in! Your captain will provide top-notch Penn and Shimano rods and reels, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $30
    each additional person
    Join your captain for 6 hours out on the waters of Playa del Carmen. You'll be able to start reeling them in after only 5 minutes of traveling, so get ready for plenty of fishing time! You'll have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and the mighty Blue and White Marlin. Your captain will make sure you're equipped with top-notch Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a valid fishing license. Want to try your hand at spearfishing? Just let him know!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    + $30
    each additional person
    Join your captain for this 4-hour trip that'll see you reeling in some seriously hard-fighting big game species! You'll only have to travel around 5 minutes out to get to waters that reach up 600 feet, which means that you'll have plenty of time for fishing. Get ready to battle Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. Want to target the mighty Blue or White Marlin? Join your captain in April or May, when the waters are positively brimming with them. Anglers of all ages are welcome, and rods and reels are included.

About the Captain

Fernando Gual
Playa Del Carmen, Méjico
1 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Octubre 2018
Captain Fernando Gual has been a captain for 12 years now, and started fishing as a job when he was just 16 years old. He worked with his dad and fell in love with angling, so decided to purchase his own boat. This has now turned into a fleet of 3 boats! He loves introducing guests to the plentiful waters of Playa del Carmen, and helping them reel in their dream catch. As well as this, he also offers guests the chance to snorkel these beautiful waters, and take in the stunning scenery on a picnic tour.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Imemsa (Center console) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.07
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Satisfied with the boat
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Charlie R.
Chicago, IL
 4.67
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Fernando was great!

VERIFIED   Diciembre 2, 2019
Unfortunately not everyone got to pull in a big fish, but we ended up pulling in a couple fish and the guys tried their hardest...
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Dave J.
Playa Del Carmen, ROO
 4.00
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Fishing with Fernando

VERIFIED   Diciembre 6, 2019
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Jim A.
Cancún, Quintana Roo
 4.33
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Half day with Captain Fernando

VERIFIED   Enero 10, 2019
First mate ran away before we got on the boat Captain Fernando set up the rods and we caught some bait but no luck on jigging...
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David H.
Cancún, ROO
 3.00
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Fishing with Fernando

VERIFIED   Enero 23, 2020
Terrible time of year to go fishing waste of money
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Ryan B.
Hampton, NE
 4.33
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Fishing with Fernando

VERIFIED   Noviembre 26, 2018
Enjoyable day on the water. Our Captain found fish for us and the interaction was great. We were able to take a nice red snapper...
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