Gardi Crew – 26'

Explore the fishing abundance of Playa del Carmen with knowledgeable Gardi Crew! These guys have years of experience in the local waters and they’re experts in putting their customers on the best bite around.

Captain Joel and his first mate will welcome you aboard their 26’ Imemsa center console “Dory.” The boat is well-suited for different types of fishing and rigged with an 85 HP Yamaha engine. There’s room on board to fit up to 4 anglers, as well as all the necessary fishing equipment.

You’ll have a fighting chair to help you fight the giants of the deep, excellent navigational electronics, and outriggers to cover more water. Live bait, lures, and quality rods and reels are also provided, so you don’t have to lug your own. If you’d like, you can also combine fishing and snorkeling on your trip, the captain will have snorkeling gear for everyone.

When it comes to the fish you’ll be targeting, suffice it to say that there’s a species galore in these prolific waters. Depending on your fishing appetite and how much time you want to spend on the water, you can chase anything from King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi to Amberjack and Black Grouper.

On full day trips, Billfish and Tuna are the stars of the show, especially White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish. They are the most prized catches, both because they’re relentless fighters and they can grow to be giant. Hooking one of those is a feat of strength and skill, which is why seasoned anglers often choose the full day trips.

When you come back to land, the crew will clean and fillet whatever you decide to keep, so that you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work the very same day. Capt. Joel will take care of everything you need for your fishing expedition – licenses, boat, gear, drinks, expert advice – and all you have to think about is what snacks to bring.

Ready for your next fishing bonanza? Hop aboard and let Gardi Crew lead the way!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    If you've come to Mexico to hook your next trophy, this 8-hour expedition is exactly what you need! Capt. Joel will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area, where you can target all the prized sport fish. Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, and giant Mahi Mahi are all there for the taking, you just have to take your pick. Before you come aboard, stock up on snacks and food, and leave everything else in the crew's capable hands.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Start your morning with a rod in your hand and the day can only get better from there. You'll have 6 hours to chase various species and try out different techniques under the guidance of your experienced crew. Anything from King Mackerel and Wahoo to Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Triggerfish is in the cards. Capt. Joel will take care of licenses, gear, boat, and drinks, so buy some food for the trip and fish on!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    up to 4 persons
    More hours on the water means more chances to catch your next trophy, and this 6-hour trip gives you just that. Your crew will put you on the bite of all the local favorites like Barracuda, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and of course, beautiful Mahi Mahi. Come aboard with a supply of snacks, and let the crew take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    If you don't mind getting up early to get to the best morning bite in time, book this excursion. Meet up with Capt. Joel and have your lines in the water for Wahoo, bull Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel as the sun comes up. When you've had your share of fish fights, relax and go snorkeling in these pristine waters. The only thing you need are snacks, everything else is provided on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    up to 4 persons
    If you'd like to spend your afternoon fishing and snorkeling in the beautiful waters of Playa del Carmen, this excursion is a good choice for you. You'll fish for a variety of local species including Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and many more. When you want a break, grab snorkeling gear and jump into the water to swim with the local marine life. Everything is provided for you, so you just need to show up and enjoy.

About the Captain

Salatiel Ku Caamal
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Méjico
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
311 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2014
Captain Salatiel Ku Caamal or Captain Salas fell in love with fishing when he was a young boy. He had his first fishing trip at the age of 7 and has been hooked ever since. His passion and curiosity have never stopped growing. Captain Salas has over 16 years of experience in different types of fishing. He is more than familiar with trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting and other techniques. Whenever Salas invites his guests to step aboard his boat, he works hard to make sure everyone feels like home. He is a proud father and a family-oriented person.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Imemsa Fiberglass (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 85HP Yamaha engine.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

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