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Sport-fishing Private Charter in the Riviera Maya

  • Troll for sailfish, blue and white marlin, dorado, and more
  • Learn fishing techniques from the crew
  • Follow catch-and-release rules for sailfish and marlin
Sport-fishing Private Charter in the Riviera Maya
From US$450.00
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4 hour morning chartersMost Popular
4 hour charter starting at 9:00 am on a 31' sports fishing boat
From US$450.00
4 hour morning trip 38' boat
4 hour morning charter starting at 9:00 am on a 38' sports fishing boat
From US$560.00
4 hour afternoon charters
4 hour afternoon charters starting at 1:30 pm on one of our 31' sports fishing boats
From US$450.00
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Set sail off the Riviera Maya coast on a half-day or full-day fishing trip. Troll sailfish, blue and white marlin, dorado, wahoo, and tuna or bottom fish for snapper and grouper. Learn fishing techniques from the crew; all equipment, licenses, and fees are included. Plus, soft drinks and water are provided and lunch is offered during the full-day option.
What to Expect
You will check in at the office in Puerto Aventuras for your fishing charter in the beautiful Caribbean. Depending on your option selected, the start time of the tour will vary.  After check in you have a few minutes to shop for munchies or beer for your trip and visit one of the shops around the marina. You can check out the dolphins, sea lions and manatees who live in the village.
Then, you'll go over a detailed briefing for 15 minutes before your departure time. You are off to meet your crew for a great day of fishing aboard a great charter boat. Enjoy the views as you sail away and learn all important fishing techniques from the friendly crew. Sailfish and Marlin are catch and release and any fish that you can eat is yours if you want it. You may ask at your resort or hotel if they will cook it for you or ask the crew and they will recommend one of the restaurants in Puerto Aventuras.
Have a fun day out as you troll for sailfish, blue marlin, white marling, dorado and more. Remember that 'catch and release' rules apply to all bill-fish. You have different boats and tour duration to choose from and wil have a memorable time with your knowledgeable, English-speaking captains.
Reviews (61)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2019
Fishing trip with Captain Ricks

We booked 2 days of fishing with Captain Ricks - they were highly recommended from the Air Transat rep at our resort. We were a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids. The first day we trolled and caught a couple smaller fish....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank S T
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you for your review. I am surprised that you said you had a fun and safe trip but only gave us three stars.

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Capt. Ricks has vanished

We pulled up to the gate and security gave us a form that said Capt. Ricks was under investigation and No longer there. We managed to scramble and find another boat to go out on that morning and were told by that crew as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank blackdogfaith1
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Captain Rick's has been in Puerto Aventuras for over 30 years and we did not vanish. We are still taking our customers fishing. However, when you cross a guy who seems to think he is a dictator, this is the kind of thing that happens....More

Reviewed 17 October 2018
All boats are impounded!

Check out their photos! All of their boats have been impounded by the Federales!! Meanwhile, TripAdvisor is still selling their trips!!

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Gunny121
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

This is a temporary situation brought on because the operator of the marina pulled some dirty tricks. However, after 30 years in this marina, Captain Rick's is not going anywhere and we are still able to take care of our customer's fishing needs.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

This was fishing trip #4 and all had great catches! This year 3 beautiful Mai Mai 30'-36" in length. last year there was a 60" & 30" Baracuda and a small tuna. and the 1st time a great sail fish! We hooked up on 2...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gallerygeorge
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderful staff and great experience!!

I had read all of the reviews before coming to Cancun, and we had booked ahead of time. Honestly, my entire family got sick because of the choppy water about a few minutes into the 4 hour trip. I have to say that the staff...More

Thank nadia352
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4 September 2018|
Response from Kaykib38 |
Hi. This is the calendar of the Riviera maya. -Excellent: May June -Very good: March, April & July -Good: February, August & September -Bad: January, October, November & December.
17 July 2018|
Response from Cschaub-wi2014 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how big of a boat you rent and how many people you will be taking. That is what we paid, we had 4 people and had the boat to ourselves.
Troy P
16 April 2018|
Response from Cschaub-wi2014 | Reviewed this property |
We were told we could request anybody we wanted, which we would definitely choose Danny again! If I remember correctly they had 18 boats. You will have to look at their fleet on their website. I would highly recommend this... More