Offshore Fishing on Our 25 ft. Panga!
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Join us on our 25ft. Custom Center Console Panga! This boat can get you to the hunting grounds quickly and has the capability of moving from spot to spot to find the fish! You will sacrifice a little bit of comfort but if you can handle it, this boat catches some serious fish and provides a very unique and special experience!
Disclaimer: I, Captain Travis acts as a booking agent and broker for the charter boats listed on this website. I go on some of the trips but it's not always possible. All boats on my page are here because they've earned their spot by upholding the Don Chingon Standard, I only list boats that are tournament winning, fishing legends! Don't book with some random charter boat.. Book here and find out what sets us apart from the rest!
*Photos are old, new photos with all new upgrades and features coming soon!
Make: Argos Panga (Center Console)
Engine: 115 hp Suzuki
Max Capacity: 4 Anglers
"Captain Travis or Cesar"
Features: | Livewell | Outriggers | Downrigger | 2 Tuna Tubes| Simrad Nav/Sonar | VHF Radio and more!
This boat is boat is the most rigged out Panga in its class in Cancun! It is ready for hardcore offshore fishing with outriggers, downriggers, huge live-well and even 2 Tuna Tubes! However, this boat is not for the faint of heart, Its small, hard and wet! Can be uncomfortable but if you are serious about fishing and you don't care as much about creature comforts, then this is the boat for you!
Quick Reference Guide
How Much Does it Cost?
4 Hours - $350
We take care of all the details so that all you have to do is make the reservation and show up.
Transportation (How to arrive)
What To Bring (check list)
Some things to consider and keep in mind...
What happens if there is bad weather?
Bad weather happens more often than we would like. We are in a tropical climate and the weather can be pretty wild sometimes.
1. You can cancel your trip any-time 7 days before your trip, you will receive a refund of your deposit minus a 10% international wire transfer fee.
When is the best time of year to come?
Our favorite time of year for fishing is May to July.. During this time we have the best chance to have good sea conditions as well as it is the time of year when we have the greatest chance of catching a wide variety of trophy fish like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and Tuna!
Can we cook or eat the fish?
If you want to have your fish cooked for you at a restaurant, just ask the Captain to give you some fillets to take with you. There is a very "local" restaurant at the Marina that will cook your fish for you. The restaurant is called "Pachos".
Can we ship the fish?
You can pack your fish and bring it with you to the airport however, we do not recommend this because most hotels will not freeze your fish for you. Check with your hotel ahead of time to see if this is possible... Keep in mind that if you call, sometimes the front desk will tell you yes and then when you bring your fish to the hotel, turns out, they won't freeze it for you... (it's happend before)
What kind of fish will we catch?
This is a difficult question to answer.. Fishing is called "Fishing" and not "Catching" for a reason. Some days the fish bite, sometimes they dont.
Targeted Fish Species and Seasons
April - Aug.
Black Fin Tuna
Feb. - Sep.
April - Aug.
* Please keep in mind on every trip, first we have to find and catch bait which could take anywhere between 5 min to 1 hour... Then we have to head offshore about 45 min - 1 hour ride... (2 hours round trip). If you are serious about fishing and want to increase your chances... Just remember, the more time, the better!
2 Hour Trip - $175 USD
4 Hour Trip - $350 USD
6 Hour Trip - $475 USD
8 Hour Trip - $600 USD
10 Hour Trip - $800 USD
* Remember, its always good to be flexible with your dates that you want to head out on the water because sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate and if you are flexible, we can always go a couple days earlier or later. This will increase the chance of having a nice and successful day on the boat. If the weather is looking rough, we will contact you a few days ahead of time to see about re-scheduling.
THE #1 QUESTION we get... What is the plan and what are we going to catch?
The honest truth is that sometimes we don't know what the plan is until we start heading out and can see what the sea conditions (wind, current, waves etc.) will allow us to do. We also base our plan on the fishing reports from the previous 2-3 days before the trip. We are always 100% prepared for any and every type of species and style of fishing in order to increase our chance of putting you on the most and best quality fish possible.
With a recent change in hotel policy's, we are no longer able to provide transportation. You will find here a map with detailed instructions on how to arrive to the marina. There are always available taxis standing by at all Hotels.
Playa/Costa Mujeres: 15 min.
Cancun Hotel Zone: 25 min.
Puerto Morelos: 30 min.
Riviera Maya: 45 min.
Playa Del Carmen: 1 hour
The Marina is located in Puerto Juarez at a Marina/Restaurant called "Pachos. Click here for google maps location.
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FISHING SEASONS AND WEATHER
Fishing and weather go hand in hand and knowing the seasonal changes helps us to not only prepare but to target the fish that are most likely to be biting.
*High winds means rough seas and rough seas means that we made need to re-schedule or cancel your fishing trip. What we always say is, "No news is good news". If you don't hear from us, your fishing trip is on schedule and good to go. If there is bad weather, we will contact you ahead of time to try and re-schedule your trip. If we have to cancel due to bad weather, you will be refunded your deposit. It's best to stay flexible with your dates in-case we need to re-schedule.
November - April is prime time sailfish season. We usually head about 20 miles north of Isla Mujeres and target these amazing, high action, high flying sailfish.
May -October is a good time to come if you want to increase your odds of getting out on the water and to enjoy flat seas and low winds but the downside are rain storms that can pop up out of no-where and hurricane season is late summer / early Fall.
But don't think this is the only time to come for good fishing. Here in Cancun we enjoy year round fishing, its just that in the summer months we have more opportunities to get offshore with good weather. Winter time is a bit windy and rough but thats when the Sailfish are here. However, there are some beautiful days of fishing to be had even in the windy season.
Weather patterns can change and play havoc with even the best-laid plans. The best time to be on the water is during a drop in the barometric pressure; while that impending storm front might cause an angler without rain gear some discomfort, it can also make the fish bite like crazy. Be ready. Also its always good to be flexible with your dates that you want to head out on the water because sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate and if you are flexible, we can always go a couple days earlier or later. This will increase the chance of having a nice and successful day on the boat.
Do not worry about getting a fishing license. Here in Cancun the boats have the permits and Licenses that have our passengers covered.
We highly recommend getting your day off to a good start and eating a light some breakfast at your hotel before you get picked up. There are also some taco stands or convenience stores (OXXO) on the way to the marina that you can stop in and grab a coffee and/or other convenience store type of things.
With the number of fish you’ll be catching, you’re going to work up an appetite so pack accordingly or at time of check out, you can add *Brown Bag Lunch, *Beers Etc.... for small additional fee. Sodas and waters are included. The Brown Bag lunch is a regular ham sandwich and chips. If you have any allergies or special requests, please add it to the note section at time of checkout.
* First and foremost, if you are going on a small boat, please don't everyone each bring a full backpack, there just isn't enough room.
Motion Sickness Remedy - Just in case, because it happens to the best of us. Especially on those long, offshore runs off the coast. We personally recommend Dramamine (the pill), Sea-Band (the wristband) or MQ (the patch placed behind the ear).
Sunblock - If you must use the spray sunscreen, PLEASE be aware of wind direction and your surroundings, the Captain and Crew do not appreciate when they get a mouth full of sunscreen also it can make the boat very oily. Lotion is preferred on our boats but please bring some to make sure you don't go home looking like a lobster.
Hat - A necessity! A good hat will protect your eyes and face from excess sunlight as well as prevent sunburn on your neck.
Sunglasses - Polarized if possible. A good set of sunglasses will protect your eyes and polarized ones will cut the glare coming off the water. You’ll be able to fish much easier, much quicker and you’ll look cool doing it.
Pullover, sweatshirt or rain jacket - Mornings and evenings can get chilly on the water November - February. Plan accordingly.
Rain jacket or rain gear - Weather patterns can change and play havoc with even the best-laid plans. The best time to be on the water is during a drop in the barometric pressure; while that impending storm front might cause an angler without rain gear some discomfort, it can also make the fish bite like crazy.
Sandals or Boat Shoes - We’re fishing, so we’re going to get a little wet. Wear something designed to dry quickly and provide a solid grip on a wet boat deck. If you’re wearing shoes, they need to be of the non-skid rubber soled variety.
Bandana or Fishing Rag - Prepare to get fish slime on your hands when holding your catch for that picture. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring a bandana, towel or rag to clean up with afterwards. A small bottle of hand sanitizer wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
Personal Dry Bag - Not required but recommended. These lightweight dry sacks have fully taped seams and a roll-top closure that provides reliable waterproof protection for your wallet, phone, keys and anything else you don’t want to get wet.
Fishing Gear - We provide the boat, the rods/reels, the bait and the expertise. Everything else is up to you.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
* Keep in mind that fishing does require patience and sometimes the fish don’t cooperate and the bite changes day to day and is completely out of our control. We can only do our best and hope that the fish are biting!
This is your trip. You hired us and that’s something we never forget. Whether this is your first time booking a chartered trip or something you’ve done for 25 years, your satisfaction is our priority. Communication is key, so please feel free to let us know how he can make your trip a better one.
Going offshore? Prepare to relax for a while. It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours to reach the prime fishing grounds (depending on the season/time of day). Fish move based on many factors and we move with them. And our boats are blue tooth ready for you to hook your phone up to which adds just the right mood heading to and from the hot spots. Just let the DJ know your preference!
We’ll handle the cleanup later. After arriving back at the dock, please check to make sure you have all your belongings. Please do not feel obligated to help clean up the boat. That’s our job and we’re happy to do it.
We’ll also clean your fish. We will prepare your fish to be cooked at your hotel or restaurant of choice free of charge. It is important to check with your hotel before departure if they will cook the fish for you. Some will and some wont. You can always ask the Captain his recommendation as to which restaurant to take your fish to have it cooked.
We don't recommend going through the hassle of shipping your fish back home. Fish is best enjoyed fresh out the ocean and not frozen weeks later. Also, the hotels will sometimes not freeze your fish or assist you in this process...
However, if you insist on taking the fish home here are the things I recommend.
Supplies Needed... Blue Freezable Ice Packs, Gallon Freezer Lock Ziplock Bags, Saran Wrap, Duct Tape, Small Insulated bag. Instructions: Wrap fillets in Suran Wrap, put fillets in ziplock bags, remove air, duct tape the bags completely, put in bottom of insulated bag and put the blue ice packs on top of filets and put in checked baggage. This process will prevent leaks and keep your fish frozen for several hours.