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Reviewed September 6, 2016

My family of four (2 adults, 2 children - ages 7 & 11) went fishing in late August. We were on the Mary Sue with Chino and Pepe. It was the highlight of the vacation! The boys had a great time and talk daily about all the fish that they caught. Chino and Pepe were very knowledgeable about the fish in the area and our kids learned a lot in the 4 hours were on the boat! We will definitely book another fishing trip when we return to Playa next year. Thank you for a fun morning and the memories we made as a family!!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in Playa Del Carmen last week and reserved a fishing tour online with Ivan a few months in advanced. This worked out better than expected! Crew was great,very nice and knowledgeable about the area. I would Definitely recommend booking your tour with Ivan.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This was awesome crew. Three hours into the trip we still had not caught anything so they decided to bottom fish and the captain caught a couple of small fish I got a little nausea so we headed back and Pepe kept baiting the lines and trying to catch something for us them it happened the crew went into high gear and caught appx a 40 lb Wahoo Fish. The crew was so excited they said it was rare to catch this type of fish and that some will come to just fish for that type of fish and never catch one. We were excited too! Our thanks to the crew who never stopped trying to catch us a fish and then to pull out a beauty and rarity like this was even better! We then went and they cooked our fish for us it was the best fish I've ever eaten! The crew was all around awesome The captain and Pepe were excellent guides!!! I had a great 50th Birthday at sea!!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with the family. The crew was great and made sure you were happy! They didn't mind going over the 4 hours we booked and never asked for extra cash. We chartered the boat for an excellent price for 3 adults and 3 kids!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

What a trip for 6 women from Chicago! I know the workers were a little leery when they first saw 6 girls get on the boat, little did they know what was in store with all of us. Pepe and Chino were the best captain and mate we ever could have asked for. Not even 10 minutes out of the dock and we caught our first fish!! A pretty decent sized Mahi Mahi. Pepe & Chino were great to talk to and made us feel like we have known them for years! The laughs and conversations just kept rolling in. If you're looking to snorkel during this trip you can do that too! They docked us in a shallow area where we got to swim and snorkel with hundreds of little fish under us! We also got to swim with STING RAYS!! What an experience to witness those beautiful animals in their natural habitat. We ended the tour by catching a barracuda. We couldn't have asked for a better 4 hours spent with better people. I highly recommend anyone that is going to Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya area to stop by and ask for Pepe and Chino. You won't regret it.

Date of experience: August 2016
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