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Review of Fishing with Ivan

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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We booked a four-hour fishing and snorkeling excursion with Fishing with Ivan based on the reviews here at Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed.

Our crew consisted of Eddie and Tony, who were great. It took awhile to catch something but when we finally did, they were pretty good catches - two 15+ pound barracudas.

The snorkeling reef they took us to was excellent, very nice and secluded with good fish. We saw several sting rays.

After the boat ride was over, Eddie hooked us up with the Indigo Beach Club, who filleted and cooked our barracuda for us three ways (ceviche, fritters, and grilled). It was so delicious!

The entire process was easy - from the initial inquiry and reservation, to confirmation and payment. Communication between us and Vivian was easy and helpful.

We were so thrilled with our decision to book with Ivan, we highly recommended it.

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

We had the pleasure of going out on the water with Chino and Pepe. These two guys were great and worked very well together. We caught a few barracuda's and one big mahi-mahi. When we got back to shore they fileted the fish and we had it cooked at the restaurant on the beach. It was great the restaurant did the a ceviche , fried , and el plancha. It was a great day in Mexico. Thanks guys we will be back soon.

Thank ngk0
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

First deep sea fishing trip & it was awesome. Our tour guides - Eddie & Tony were very nice & a lot of fun. We did the 4 hour deep sea fishing & snorkelling which was awesome! We were lucky enough to catch 2 barracudas and a mackerel, which we later enjoyed in a delicious 4 course meal. Would definitely recommend this outing to anyone visiting Playa del Carmen thats interested in some fishing & fun!

Thank nicolejastrzebski
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I with our 8 year old daughter booked a 4 hour trip with Ivans. Booked our holiday through Thomsons who recommend another company but the reviews weren't as good as Ivans. Glad we read trip advisor 1st as we weren't disappointed. Ivan's crew were great with our daughter and tried hard to ensure we all managed to catch something. We weren't so lucky on the rods so they patiently took us to different areas where we used a line, much more successfully.
Even down to booking, we wanted to ensure the weather would be calm and they were accommodating offering us certain mornings and easy booking. Great email communication.
Fab company, highly recommended.

2  Thank Atay75
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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!!

Thank Jessica M
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