Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya Mexico Sportfishing charters for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna.

Playa del Carmen Mexico Fishing Charters

"The absolute best sportsfishing in the Riviera Maya!"

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Serving Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Moreles, Cozumel and Cancun.

Troll for Sailfish, blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo and dorado right outside the Puerto Aventuras marina! Year round deep sea sport fishing charters with English-speaking captains. 'Catch and Release' rules apply to all billfish.

Sixteen boats to choose, everything from a 23' Sea Craft to a 48' Viking. Activities include Trolling, Drift Fishing, Snorkeling and Swimming. Capt Rick's sport fishing boats are handicap accessible, please inquire.

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Mexico Fishing Charters

Captain Rick's has been featured in many saltwater fishing publications. Marlin Magazine did a story on billfish. ESPN featured wahoo fishing and Fox Sports was in for the barracuda bite.

Captain Rick's has also been featured by American Coastal TV, Fish On, Spike TV and in Saltwater Sportsman. Internationally, we've been highlighted by Fisch & Fang, Zeehengelsport, and VIS Trips and Reizen

In Canada Captain Rick's was featured on Canadian Joe on Wild TV and on Entertainment Tonight with the Iron Chief.

Trolling: 2This is one of most exciting fishing experiences you can have. Depending on the season you can catch sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin, wahoo, dorado (mahi-mahi), tuna, kingfish and barracuda. Sure to be fun.

Bottom fishing: Catch grouper and all kinds of snapper - yellowtail, mutton gray and cubera.

Pleasure Cruising: You can see the hotels from the ocean side, stop in beautiful coves for swimming or snorkeling, or visit a small ruin that you can only get to from the water. The Yucatan happens to have the second longest coral reef in the world. You must let us know this at the time you make your reservation if you want to snorkel. (Available on private charters only)

Combination: 3Interested in doing a little of everything? Plan your own trip based on the fishing season and how much time you want to spend on the water. Please let us know if you want to do this at the time of your reservation. You can usually do two of the activities on a four hour trip and all three on a six or eight hour charter. (Available on private chaters only)

Shared Fishing: If you don't have enough people for your own private boat or are looking for an economical alternative, a shared trip might be what you are looking for. We take a maximum of six anglers per boat.


Large Groups & Wedding Parties: Groom's Parties, Wedding Parties, Bachelor Parties and large groups...because we have many boats in all sizes we are the perfect choice for your celebrations and get togethers.

Fly Fishing: Fly fishing and spin casting in the flats is done one of two places. We can make arrangements just half an hour south of Tulum in Boca Paila or send you to beautiful Ascension Bay.

Tounnaments: Captain Rick's plays host to several tournaments a year and fishes in several more. If you want to plan your own tournament or participate in one, just call us to make arrangements. We can help you set up the rules and scoring. Great for large groups who want a little competition.

All Sailfish and Marlin are catch and release. Anything that can be eaten belongs to the person who caught it. You can take the fish to one of the local restaurants for lunch or dinner or ask in advance at your hotel if they will cook it for you. What you don't want stays on the boat and is eaten by local families. Nothing goes to waste. 

Our Fleet of Fishing Boats

Available from a 48' Viking (max 12 people) to a 23' Seacraft (max 2 people). All captains are English speaking and have at least 10 years experience fishing these grounds. 

All Troll Fishing uses 20 to 30 lb. standup Shimano or Penn gear; many boats also have fighting chairs.

Capt Rick's sport fishing fleet is handicap accessible, please inquire.


Name, Size, Type

Max # People

1/2 Day

(9am - 1pm OR 1:30pm - 5:30pm)

3/4 Day

(7am - 1pm)

Full Day

(9am - 5pm)

Perla, Puffin,
Reel Screamer & Reel Stripper

31' Bertrams

6 $450 $580 $690

Reel Loco

31' Tiara

6 $450 $580 $690

Wild Bill

31' Priority

6 $450 $580 $690

My Obsession

35' Luhrs

6 $450 $580 $690


35' Marlin

6 $450 $580 $690

Sea Phantom

37' Trojan

9 $560 $735 $850

Top Gun

38' Hatteras

9 $560 $735 $850

Marlin Magic

38' Bertram

9 $560 $735 $850


38' Trojan Express

9 $560 $735 $850


42' Hatteras

10 $595 $755 $900


46' 6" Bertram

12 $625 $785 $950

Big Fish

48' Viking Luxury Sportfishing Cruiser

12 $685 $825 $1050


23' Sea Craft

2 $375 $475 $575

All Prices in US dollars and subject to change without notice
Shared trips: $110/person per half day; $190 per full day - max. 6 anglers per 31' boat
Companions (non-fisherman) are charged $35 for half day, $70 for full day.

20 years in Business. English-speaking Captains. Fodors Recommended

Experience Playa del Carmen fishing charters Riviera Maya Mexico with Captain Ricks Sportfishing Charters.