Chichi Charters
Chichi Charters
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Chichi Charters offers Private Charters for every traveler’s needs. Come see why Cozumel Mexico is one of the top destinations in the world for Fishermen, Divers and Snorkelers.Our Charters and experienced crew will take you to the most fertile waters where our warm tropical waters and nearby costal reefs provide the perfect habitat for an unforgettable fishing experience. After an afternoon of fishing try our Combo Trips, where we take you to explore Cozumel’s underwater paradise while snorkeling along the second largest reef in the world.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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2022

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Julia T
Mesquite, Texas, United States87 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Chichi Charters and Alex and his crew made our fishing day one of the most memorable. They picked us up on our deck and made us feel right at home. "My home is your home" and that took the pressure off of being anxious my kid would mess something up. Alex made sure we were all involved in reeling in the catch and told us so many great fishing stories to keep us entertained. I caught my FIRST fish! My 9 year old loved sitting at the front-I loved he was so involved. They kept the drinks going so were hydrated and it made the day calming and relaxed. Alex was patient when my son got terrified of the fish-letting him hold the bait was everything! You can fish anywhere, so the crew made this day stand out and eating it was SO good!! We will be back!! Highly recommend for families! My only suggestion is we get to pick the music next time-music vibes are everything. I am sure he would have let us, but we never asked and we will in the future!
Written August 1, 2022
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Rodney B
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Fantastic experience with Alex and Luis. We arrived and were greeted promptly by Chi Chi, and then within 5 min. we were on the boat and headed out of the marina. The weather was perfect and the water was calm. Alex made sure we had everything we needed and took extra care of my wife and son. The fishing was good, and I can tell you that Alex never stopped working HARD to catch us fish the entire day. He was like a machine with getting all the lines out. I think there were 6 lines out total when we were trolling. The snacks and lunch that we had (with the 8 hour trip option) was delicious. I was pretty surprised that there was so much food to eat. We caught a Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Grouper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Trigger Fish, "Devil Fish", etc. It was my sons first experience (age 11) on a true deep sea fishing trip and he was crazy excited about it. Getting to swim with the manta rays while Alex and Luis cooked us up lunch (the Mahi Mahi we caught) was really really really neat. They were right on us, and you could touch them as they swam next to you. Overall Chi Chi Charters and specifically Alex and Luis gave us the first class experience. We will be back...no doubt!
Written July 7, 2022
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Bernadette G
Philadelphia43 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Such an amazing day! We did the sunset snorkel trip to celebrate our 40th birthdays and had such a blast! We came to Cozumel for a girls trip and this was definitely one of the highlights!
Amanda was great and helped us arrange the whole thing and when the weather didn’t look good for our selected day, she acted fast and rearranged everything for the day before to make sure we’d have a good experience.

The captain and crew were awesome. Christian was a fantastic bartender and Angel was so good as a snorkel guide. He made even the most nervous snorkelers of the bunch feel so comfortable.

And they spoiled us! Taking pictures and playing music for us. They even surprised us with a cake for our birthdays!

We went out to Passion Island and they prepared quesadillas, guacamole and other delicious snacks. The island was beautiful and we didn’t have to lift a finger. Such a special day and we couldn’t be more thankful for giving us great memories!
Written April 8, 2022
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SB6262
5 contributions
Mar 2022
This was our 3rd experience with ChiChi Charters. We always book with Amanda and we've recommended this experience to lots of friends who have also enjoyed their trips. In March 2022, we took our grandson on ChiChi's 6-hour excursion. Unfortunately, we didn't catch a lot that day, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The crew spent lots of time trying to find the perfect spot but the fish just weren't biting. [That's why they call it "fishing" and not "catching".] Alex spent special time snorkeling with our grandson. Alex even took our grandson's camera and dove to the bottom to take pictures for him. We swam with the stingrays while the crew fixed an amazing lunch with fish tacos and ceviche from our morning catch along with guacamole and chips. It was absolutely delicious! We all had a wonderful day and our grandson came back with the adventure of hand-lining a flying fish! We will definitely book with ChiChi Charters again (and continue to recommend them to friends)!
Written July 3, 2022
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Trevor S
Wisconsin Dells, WI3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Booked the 8 hour deep sea and snorkel trip. It was a very windy day and rough fishing to start. Alexander and Luis kept our spirits up and after about 4 hours we got our first barracuda. An hour later we hooked into something big and we all took turns in the chair reeling in a beautiful Mahi Mahi. Caught a few more small fish then on our way back snorkeled and Alex made fresh ceviche with the Mahi we just caught. Easily the best ceviche I’ve had. They filleted it and later we had Guidos a restaurant downtown cook it for us. Be prepared to wait patiently for a big fish, they can be elusive. Beer and booze included to help pass the time. Very friendly service, boat was clean and crew was working hard to get us on a fish. Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and long sleeves to protect from sun.
Written December 3, 2022
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DionCrider405
Edmond, OK13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had an 8-hour charter with Captain Lobo and Manuel. They picked us up off the dock at our resort. We spent the first couple of hours fishing trolling for fish. Manuel took care of everything (from baiting hooks to getting everything set). He kept about six lines always baited and out for fish. Right out of the gate, we got our first Mahi Mahi of the day. As soon as a line hits, the rod gets moved to a holder on the seat at the stern of the boat and the guest does the work of reeling it in. We caught three within the first hour. I appreciate how attentive Manuel was to the needs of the folks in our party. One of our daughters was having some serious sea sickness. He took me aside to offer a couple of suggestions, and we ended up taking her back so she could get off the boat (I appreciated them being flexible enough to go back). We caught a couple more over the next fee hours (six in all). Because the water was so rough, we had to skip doing any drop-fishing, but that was fine with us. As lunch approached, we moved toward the island to a sandbar that looked like a popular spot based on all the other boats. They supplied us with masks and snorkels for some fun in the water. We were surprised to find how many stingrays were in the area. They swam right up to us. After an amazing swim, we climbed back aboard for an amazing lunch that Manuel had made for us with the Mahi we had caught. It was one of the best meals we had that week. After about an hour of swimming and lunch, we headed back out for some more fishing before heading back to the dock. I’ve been on a few different fishing charters, but this was by far the best experience I’ve ever had. We will definitely book with them again the next time we’re in Cozumel!
Written July 11, 2021
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Thank you ! Hope to see you all again soon
Written November 24, 2021
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Kasey H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
If you want one of the BEST experiences of your life….book snorkeling with Chichi Charters immediately!! I’m not kidding you when I say this was one of the best experiences of my life! We originally were going to book with another company, but I found so many amazing reviews and recommendations for Chichi. We booked a private snorkeling excursion with them and man was it awesome! Our two guides were absolutely the best! We were all a little nervous, but I was so worried about my mom snorkeling because she can’t swim, is afraid of water and had a hard time breathing in her snorkel mask that we purchased. One of our guides recommended a different mask for my mom and she was able to breath! Also…our guide Angel put her in the life preserver and towed her around and stayed with her the ENTIRE time!! She felt completely safe and comfortable. If it wasn’t for them she would’ve missed out on this amazing experience. They took us to 3 different sites and we got to see beautiful sea life, including a sea turtle! 🐢 After our stops we anchored at a sandbar and they made us the most delicious lunch and cocktails and even brought a birthday cake for my daughter! While they were preparing lunch, we swam with the stingrays! It was absolutely amazing! Our guides were both named Angel and they were truly angels! 😇 We had actually booked our tour on a day that it rained and Amanda was extremely transparent about the weather and went above and beyond to help reschedule for a nicer day! I can’t thank Chichi Charters enough! If you’re wanting to snorkel in Cozumel, book with them! I promise it will be an experience of a lifetime! Thank you so much Angel, Angel and Amanda! You guys made our vacation one for the books! I will be booking again when we return to Cozumel! ☀️ 🏖 🐠 🌊 🤿
Written April 17, 2022
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tsyancey
Idaho Falls, ID17 contributions
Feb 2020
Our group of 6-8 friends have booked with Chichi 4-5 times over the past 6 years. If you only do one thing in Cozumel, I recommend this snorkel trip, we are never disappointed. It is great to have Angel as our guide on our own private charter. He makes sure to make everyone comfortable, even inexperienced swimmers. He is amazing in what he does underwater and in finding the best places to snorkel, away from the big group snorkel boats. To have our small group out for the day enjoying the beach, snorkeling and a fabulous lunch prepared was the highlight of our trip.
Written February 22, 2020
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Scott S
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We try and get to Cozumel ever other year or so and have been doing so for the past 20+ years. We always take one day and go fishing and another day to snorkel. We had used several different companies in the earlier years with some good and some just ok to poor trips. About 10-12 years ago we met Amanda from Chichi Charters and booked our fishing and snorkeling excursions with them. Now they are the only ones we book with when in Cozumel. They are extremely accommodating and have some of the best employees. The crew is always extremely friendly and helpful. They’re always in a good mood and seem happy and excited to be there with you. The boats are clean and comfortable. We go in January a lot and that is the slow time for fishing, but the crew works hard from start to finish to try and find the fish. We’ve had years where due to the time of year and/or weather we don’t catch anything and you can tell the crew actually feels bad about it. Never has it been due to lack of effort though. The crews on the snorkeling tours know where all the best spots are and are very safety conscious. They do a great job of keeping an eye on everyone so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. We always go back to them and won’t bother looking at any other company. You won’t be disappointed with their services.
Written January 28, 2020
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Woggy
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Alex and Louis were our Deep Sea Fishing Guides and we could not have been in better hands. Louis was our Captain and knew right where to go to catch the fish. His smile and cheering was so fun and contagious. Alex helped us with the fish and he set us up with the bait and poles. As soon as a fish hit he was on it and made sure we got the fish reeled in and on board. My husband caught 2 wahoo about 30 lbs each and I caught a barracuda.
Alex then took a small section of the last wahoo caught and made us fresh ceviche, guacamole and chips. He made me margaritas and made sure my husband had a cold beer. Thank you Alex and Louis!!
It was the best 4 hours EVER!! I HIGHLY recommend Chi Chi Charters Cozumel!!!!!
Written November 27, 2022
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