Balihoo Boat

Head offshore aboard Balihoo Boat and experience some of the best fishing the Caribbean has to offer. There’s a whole other world underwater, so leave the hustle and bustle of the resort behind and come see for yourself. With Captain Ramirez, you’ll be in the hands of a true professional. Having run charters since 2004, he says he knows just what’s needed for a successful fishing trip, and he can’t wait to take you out.

Head offshore aboard a 27’ Super Panga saltwater fishing boat. There’s plenty of space for a party of 6 to come aboard and fish, and there’s enough cover for you to shade away from the blistering sun. Powered by twin 60 HP Yamaha engines, she’s a serious fishing vessel. You’ll have the edge over every other boat as you make use of the onboard livewell, tuna tubes, outriggers, and fighting chair to maximize your fishing potential.

There’s great fish on offer year-round. In the summer, head up to 6 miles offshore and the fish are just monstrous. You’ll troll the water tops for huge Billfish like Marlin and Sailfish, and catch a few delicious Mahi Mahis on the way. In the winter, the reefs are where it’s at. Bottom fish by jigging to entice the bite of stunning Snappers and Yellowtails, Wahoo, and many more. If you’d like it a bit more hands-on, just let the captain know and you can try spearfishing.

Snorkeling equipment is already on board, so you’ll have the opportunity of cooling off in the water while studying the clear, exotic underworld up close. With drinks provided, all you need to do is bring your own snacks, probably some sunscreen, and settle in for a memorable day exploring the Caribbean. The Balihoo Boat is calling you aboard to experience these waters as they deserve to be seen.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    up to 4 persons
    Get the most out of your trip to Playa Del Carmen and experience the waters as they should be seen. You'll be able to do a bit of everything with 8 hours on the water. Head 5 miles offshore and troll for Billfish, bottom fish the reefs for stunning and delicious fish, or even get up close and personal to the fish by snorkeling. This has the potential to be the trip of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    up to 4 persons
    Whatever the season, the fishing is incredible, and 6 hours will give you plenty of time to test it all. Head offshore and troll for magnificent Marlin and Sailfish, and even catch some delicious Mahi Mahi. You could jig along the reefs to encourage the bite of a stunning Snapper, impressive Yellowtail, or rapid Wahoo. You're in for a real treat aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    up to 4 persons
    Head out early to catch the morning bite on this trip. You only need 30 mins to get out to the productive offshore waters, but you can also stay nearshore if you want. Troll offshore for prized Billfish during the summer, or jig along the nearshore reefs for delicious Yellowtails and Snappers, and a range of exciting game fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $280
    up to 4 persons
    In the summer, you'll need just 30 minutes to get offshore and start trolling for exciting Billfish. In the winter, you'll stay nearshore around a mile out, jigging for exciting and delicious nearshore species. Go after anything from Mahi Mahi to Marlin, Snapper to Sailfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, and many more on this exciting trip.
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About the Captain

Gerardo Ramirez
Playa Del Carmen, Méjico
Angler's Choice
34 Fishing Reports
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Diciembre 2018
Growing up near the sea in Mexico meant that Captain Ramirez grew up with a rod in his hands. It was only logical, then, that he turn his passion, and the passion of a community, into a profession. He's been a qualified captain since 2004 and just loves running charters. For Capt. Ramirez, seeing people smile as they reel in a fish is the biggest perk of the job, along with being able to spend time on the water.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Super Panga (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip
Half-day with Captain Mike
Exceptionnel!!! Je recommande!
+26
Angler Rating
14
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Jesse Z.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 12, 2020
Half day trip but the Captain and crew had me on the fish in under 15 minutes from departures. We constantly had bites...
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Maurice G.
Cancún, Quintana Roo
 5.00
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Exceptionnel!!! Je recommande!

VERIFIED   Febrero 29, 2020
Une matinée magnifique en compagnie de l’equipage du balihoo boat!!! Le capitaine fait tout son possible pour trouver les...
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Donald H.
Mérida, YUC
 5.00
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Great capitain

VERIFIED   Febrero 25, 2020
We had a great experience we got several bites and caught a nice baracuda The capitaine work hard all the way Thanks
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Julian B.
Naucalpan De Juárez, Méx.
 5.00
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Extraordinary experience

VERIFIED   Enero 26, 2020
He have a great morning, everything was great. Captain and crew make a great effort to find and jig the fish.
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John M.
King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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Whole day trip

VERIFIED   Noviembre 25, 2019
We had a great day with the guys at Balihoo! They are very friendly, helpful and hardworking. They are continuously trying...
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