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“Fishing with Ivan”
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Fishing with Ivan
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We booked a great fishing/snorkeling trip with Ivan the middle of January. The booking with Vivian was great - she is very helpful and responsive. We were a group of 6 - 4 adults and 2 kids ages 9 & 12. For my 12 year old son this was the best part of our trip to Playa. We caught about 5 or 6 bonitos and the kids had a blast. Ivan was very patient explaining the fishing to the kids and making sure they had fun! Ivan and Tony made us ceviche while we snorkled and was the best I've ever had!
Just a note: We are all boaters and not prone to sea sickness however Vivian mentioned the need for dramamine several times which had me a little worried. Not a problem for us on this trip - Ivan is a great captain and even though it was a little rough coming back.
Thanks for a memorable fishing trip!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We went fishing with Ivan, Tony and Pepe for an 8 hour excursion on January 23, 2013. Vivian made our booking process so easy, she's wonderful! :) We had the best day, it was our favorite part of our trip to Mexico, by far! We brought 11 fish into the boat (2 king mackeral, 2 jacks & 7 bonitos) and lost 3. We also went snorkeling (we were newbies at snorkeling) Tony was so patient with us and made us very comfortable in the water. It was so cool!

I could go on and on about how great a day we had....the boat "papa kees" is very safe and clean. Ivan, Tony and Pepe are super great guys. After we got back to PDC, the guys cleaned our fish and we had a wonderful meal with Ivan and Pepe right on the beach!! Even Vivian came out for a quick visit.

I will definately book with them next time we are in Playa Del Carmen!

Thank Kristie1977
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I found Ivan on Trip advisor and booked 6 hours for 5 people. The whole family got sick and only 3 of us were able to go. I had been diving off of a panga a few days before and was very glad we were with Ivan in a larger (compared to other local boats) well maintained and very clean boat, especially since we had been ill the day before. We had a good time fishing, snorkeling and just chatting with Ivan and the whole crew. Caught some fish and they were cleaned for us. To top it all off, after we got home we got an unsolicited refund for the 5th person who couldn't make the trip. Great Outfit and I heartlily recommend

2  Thank doobie5
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Ivan and his crew are all wonderful, fun people. His boat is anchored right at the beach. Very convenient. Good size boat for up to four tourists (could easily handle 6-8 though). Went out for a 4 hour afternoon trip. Caught a nice sized barracuda when trolling. Then we stopped on the reef for 30-45 minutes snorkeling (they provided all the equipment). Then we went trolling for bottom fish and caught a few. I highly recommend Fishing with Ivan. He is a character - 11 years in PdC. He knows everything about the sea and the city. They make sure you have a good time.

1  Thank newtuxedo
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Very nice way to spend Christmas eve.
Fishing was slow, and next time we wont take Dramomine... put everyone out!
we did catch to med size fish and a barracuda. The one on my line got away... im sure it was a shark.
Snorkeled and saw fish, turtle and a large stingray.
Really enjoyed cooking it up and enjoing it at the cute beach resturant.

1  Thank laurieTexas
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