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Fishing with Ivan

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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About Fishing with Ivan
Captain Ivan is your #1 choice in Playa del Carmen for customized fishing charters. Away from the crowds, owner Captain Ivan offers outstanding service and excellent fishing. State of the art equipment and a brand new boat with toilet offer al the comfort you need.
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MelD wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had a an amazing time on this fishing adventure. My husband and I had no fishing experience but Martin and Miguel answered all of our questions and showed us how to fish. We caught a few fish and did some snorkeling with stingrays. The boat is nice and clean. They provided all the equipment needed to fish including snorkeling gear, sodas and water. Martin did a great job in getting us to catch the fish. Miguel went out in the water with us to do the snorkeling, so we always felt safe and comfortable in the water. After our fishing/snorkeling experience, Miguel cleaned and cut our fish. While Martin recommended two restaurants that can cook the fish for us whichever way we wanted. We went to Indigo beach restaurant as the other one was closed. Martin arranged everything with the restaurant and recommended we try it ceviche style, the waiter also recommended fish and chips and grilled, so we tried all three. So far it’s been the best ceviche i’ve ever had. The whole entire experience was amazing. Starting from getting initial information about our trip from Vivian (The lady that makes your reservations) to eating our delicious fish. Thank you Vivian, Miguel and Martin, you truly made this experience easy and fun. I will definitely come back to do this experience all over again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Scott S wrote a review Jul 2020
Dallas, Texas18 contributions
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I’m writing from the restaurant a few steps away from the boat, where they have prepared today’s catch in three marvelous ways for $10. I met my captain and mate, Miguel and Martin, on the beach at 7:30am just as described. The booking process had been smooth and informative. Less than ten minutes into my solo journey, after a brief instruction session (I’m a complete novice angler), we had fish on the line. In the first two hours I reeled in 14 mahi mahi. Martin and Miguel worked together seemlessly to hook the fish and made me feel like a seasoned expert. I was a bit tired after this so we headed to a secluded beach where I cracked open the beers I brought and waded in the ocean while the guys cleaned some fish and baited some more hooks. On the ride back we hooked one more, which was the biggest and best fighter. Bonus for the Bluetooth system that let me blast my tunes the whole time. Ice cold sodas and bottles of water were in the cooler. Couldn’t ask for a more fun day out fishing. I’d happily book with them again in hopes of landing a marlin one day.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tara S wrote a review Jul 2020
Wilmington, Ohio5 contributions
It has been a 2 years since we fished with Ivan and we have used other companies since and I can tell you these guys are HANDS DOWN the best. We had a party of 4 caught 5 big barracuda and went snorkeling. We then had the restaurant cook the fish and had the crew join us and it was great. They have great communication and worked with us at last minute. We are going to be in town again with a large group and I have already told them we will be taking at least 1 trip if not 2 out with Fishing with Ivan!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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bbalderaz wrote a review Mar 2020
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time today. We fought a Blue Marlin that we fought for 3 hours! We also caught smaller fish and then enjoyed them for lunch. Great time!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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David H wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester Hills, Michigan7 contributions
Morning trip with 4-8 ft seas, 4 hour trip, the captain and crew were excellent, caught one barracuda, and had one on, but it got off. would do it again, but maybe on a calmer day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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