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Address: Beach on 14th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number:
011-52-1984-137-6397
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Captain Ivan is your #1 choice in Playa del Carmen for customized fishing...

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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Highlight of our vacation

Had a wonderful day with Chino and Pepe. No fish but still a amazing experience! From Vivian on, this business is top notch. A MUST if you are in Playa. We left at 2:30 ish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JEAN C
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful day with Chino and Pepe. No fish but still a amazing experience! From Vivian on, this business is top notch. A MUST if you are in Playa. We left at 2:30 ish, fished, snorkeled and saw a beautiful sunset on the way back. Vivian meet us on the beach to see how are day was. Looking forward... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend the afternoon on the boat with Chino and Pepe and had a blast! We fished for a few hours, but unfortunately the fish weren't biting. Luckily we had Pepe to entertain us while we enjoyed the boat ride waiting for the zip of the fishing line. We ended our day with snorkeling on the near by reef, which... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fishing with Ivan is an excellent attraction for families with children ages nine and up. We booked a four hour trip, and it wa shorty every single penny. The crew were very nice and understanding, teaching us how to fish even though my son knew already. We caught some pretty good fish, 2 medium six to seven pound barracuda. As... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to Chino and Pepe for the tour, caught some great barracuda and swam with a turtle and some stingrays, watched Chino feed a moray eel....from a distance. A tour my family will not forget. Thanks to Vivian for her advice and delaying the booking for better weather.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our team today were Eddie, Choco (Martin) and Daniel and they were outstanding all day! We started off with a short briefing on what to expect and offered life vests. Then we got cracking. We trolled down the coast without any joy but Eddie kept us company and talked to us throughout whilst changing the bait occasionally to try and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a four hour tour. Prior to arriving, my wife spoke with owners wife Vivian who provided all the necessary information about our trip. Vivian also sent out a prior email with plenty of useful information about the trip, what to expect and how to prepare. We were met at the dock by the boat crew Captain MARTIN and deck... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend Fishing with Ivan! We booked 4 hours for a family of 4. Our boat was Papa Kees which was very clean and comfortable. Unfortunately my husband started feeling seasick an hour in. Instead of fishing, our guides took us to a beautiful deserted beach for snorkeling which ended up being the highlight of our trip. We swam... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The fish weren't biting much, but we didn't care! BOOK THEM!!! They made sure we were comfortable with the rough seas and offered a full refund of our deposit prior to stepping on the boat due to the waves. They were good to go but wanted to ensure that we understood what a bumpy ride we'd have on the way... More 

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Quesnel, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome, my girls and I had such a great time!!!! We caught three huge fish and swam and fed two sting rays. They were amazing would highly recommend Ivan and his two helpers!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Pepé & Chino for making it such a great experience. We want to come back on Wednesday & try our luck again!! Vivian, would that be possible?!

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