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Review of Chichi Charters

Chichi Charters
Ranked #14 of 297 Outdoor Activities in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was our third trip to Cozumel. We have previously used Chichi Charters for a short 2 hour snorkel tour. Since we were staying on the island with a large group of family members we decided to book both a deep sea fishing trip as well as a 4 hour snorkel tour. Amanda is great with communicating with us and getting us all set. The fishing trip was a half day trip on the south side of the island. While we did not catch much it was not for lack of trying. The crew made sure we had everything we needed and it was a great day on the water. Later in the week we booked a 4 hr snorkel trip that was the highlight of my week. Chichi and Angel took us near Punta Sur into some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen. The fan coral forest is something I will always remember, it was just magnificent. I appreciated that since we were a group of experienced snorkelers they did not try to babysit us or keep us all bunched together. We visited 3 different areas and there was abundant sea life at each. We saw turtles, giant rays, tons of fish and amazing coral formations. We anchored in a shallow area for drinks and amazing guacamole and fresh fruit prepared by Chichi. If you want to have a great day away from all the cruise ship passengers and cattle call tours then book with Amanda and Chichi.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The only reason I am also posting this here....We booked the trip through Cozumel Charters but I believe the actual crew was based out of Chichi Charters (?). Crew was excellent (George, Edwardo, Raul)! Fishing was a little slow but they didn't stop trying. When deep sea was slow we went for a little bottom fishing. We did manage in bringing in a nice size maui-maui, some trigger fish & a couple grouper. The "snack" was actually chips & fresh pico de gallo & guac made right on board by George. Boat was nice sized & very clean. I've been on a couple other charters before & this was the cleanest (including the bathroom!) We would definitely go out with them again, highly recommended & the price was reasonable.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I recently used Chichi charters for a fishing trip in Cozumel. Captain Pepe and his crew offered outstanding service! They were dedicated to putting you on the fish. They were obviously a hard working crew. Amanda was great to work with and the booking process was seamless. Once we arrived in Cozumel we took a taxi to the marina and immediately got on the boat for our four hour fishing charter.

Once under way we began to notice a strong exhaust smell. It seemed that there must be an exhaust leak somewhere. I went into the cabin from the back deck in an attempt to use the lavatory. When I opened the door a huge cloud of exhaust rolled out. We brought this to the attention of the crew but there was nothing they could do but open some windows. Even outside on in the open air of the back deck the exhaust became unbearable. Captain Pepe had us on some fish and we really wanted to stay but after an hour of this we had to go back in. Breathing the exhaust was making us all very sick.

Once back in port they lifted the deck cover that was over the engine and exhaust rolled out. The exhaust must of been coming up through the floors the entire time which explained why we could never escape the fumes. Amanda apologized and we went on our way.

Would I book with Chichi again? Yes, if I knew I was on a different boat or the proper repairs had been made with the exhaust leak boat. Unfortunately I paid $350 to breath exhaust fumes for three hours.

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ChichiCharters, Owner at Chichi Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for your review, and we apologize for the mechanical errors on our boat that arouse while you all were already out on your charter. As boat owners we work really hard to make sure that our boats are kept clean, and well maintained for all of our guests. I do assure you that the engineer was called that afternoon when the boat came in and we were made aware of this problem to make the necessary repairs needed. We are happy that you all caught some nice fish, and we do hope that you contact us in the near future and our apologies for this experience.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have used CHICHI Charters several times and they never disappoint. Amanda is excellent to work with on the reservations/details and the Captains/Guides are first class. If you are fishing, Ruly is your guy...he is tenacious and never gives up in search for his quarry. Angel is one of the absolute best guides there is on the island. He will make any level of swimmer/snorkel/diver at ease while showing you the most breathtaking places. We come to Cozumel a couple times a year and they are the only charter service that I work with. They will put together the package that you want and suit your level of experience. All I can say is that they are awesome and we think of them as our Cozumel family!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We took a short snorkel trip with Chichi Carters last year on a cruise and liked it so much that 6 of us booked a 4 hour snorkel excursion during our week-long stay in Cozumel last week. Amanda was very helpful and kept in communication with us prior to the trip about weather forecasts,etc. She was waiting for our taxi when we arrived at Caleta Marina(a short trip from San Miguel) .We were so happy to be going out with Capitan Chichi and our favorite guide- Angel, again. We loaded up and when we headed out of the marina we saw boats crowded with cruise ship passengers heading to the south with us. We immediately saw the advantage of using Chichi when he powered up those twin 60 HP motors and we passed ALL of the boats like they were sitting still. When we arrived off Punta Sur, we had the whole reef to ourselves. Angel jumped in and tested the currents before we geared up and got in. He showed us a forest of beautiful fan coral, and thousands of fish while we swam and drifted for over 45 minutes(the time flies by). Then we loaded up and went to what Angel called "Jurassic Park" where we saw massive coral formations including elkhorn coral like we had never seen before. There were snappers, sea turtles, a moray eel, tangs, seargeant majors, grunts, and Angel pointed out a huge female stingray on the bottom that was giving birth to baby stingrays. Angel also performed amazing underwater feats that you have to see it to believe. We all were experienced snorkelers so Angel let us explore while always keeping a close eye. We felt safe because Chichi made sure that no boats came close to us. We loaded up and then anchored in a shallow sandy spot where Chichi and Angel prepared a delicious lunch. The trip included ICE COLD beer, soda and water. Chichi dropped us on the beach at Carlos and Charlies where Amanda was waiting for us to hear all about our adventure. I can't say it enough, Chichi Charters provides the BEST SNORKELING excursions in Cozumel.

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