Try, Capt. Ricks if you want to catch some sails. There in Puerto Aventuars ,about 10km away. He will have you catching fish about half a mile from the beach. Yes gear is pricie down there and they are will to do some trading if you brings some tackel you wand to part with. I all ways tak them a new cd player (bom box ) and some of the lates cd . Homemade ones and they love them.Cat O' Lies said:Anyone have suggestions on charter for Playa Del Carmen, Mexico area?
The springtime and early summer is their sail season down there. From what I heard, you can have double digit hook-ups with sails on a good day. My fiance and I went out last Sept. when we were down there. Went with an outfit that the Funjet vacation people set up. Tourist trap type deal but we did catch a few fish. In a 4 hour charter we landed probably 6 or 7 decent sized bonita, a 20# dorado, 2 20# cudas and lost 3 or 4 knockdowns (either cudas or kings). We were fishing out of their "good" season so I couldn't complain for the price. I think we paid $60 or $70 per person. We were on a 35' or so beat up old Bertram. Only one engine was working and the controls and steering wheel were about corroded to nothing. But, you only had to get out of the cut in the reef and you were in 100+ feet of blue water trolling. We stayed at the Iberostar Quetzal and the fishing docks were 10-15km north of there back through a rough jungle road. The name escapes me at the moment.Cat O' Lies said:Anyone have suggestions on charter for Playa Del Carmen, Mexico area?