Don Chingon Charters in Cancún, Quintana Roo

Managed by Travis Simmons

Deep Sea Flats Inshore Nearshore

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Captain Travis and his Mate met 27 years ago and have been addicted to fishing since they can remember. Together, they are living their lifelong passion and working in Cancun as fishing guides.

With over 50 years of combined experience of many types of fishing all over the world, the team at Captain Travis' charter is addicted to fishing and dedicated to putting you on the fish of a lifetime!

Don Chingon Charters Trips

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Head out with Captain Travis for an exciting day of big game fishing in Mexico! This isn't your typical fishing trip; here you'll be going extra deep into the Yucatan to target some serious big game fish. Captain Travis is a US born guide whose passion for fishing brought him to Cancun, and he fishes hard and with skill to make sure his customers get some bites! On this 4 to 10-hour trip, Captain Travis will cruise you into the nearshore or deep offshore waters where you'll be targeting serious big game fish including Cobia, Cubera Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Snowy Grouper, Swordfish, Tilefish, and Wahoo. You can go after these fish with various methods such as heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging and deep dropping. Just let Captain Travis know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some of his expert tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Travis's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 60 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. She's equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, and an Ice Box. She also boasts a Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 electric fishing reel with state-of-the-art technology that allows anglers to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft)! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license and any food or drinks you might need. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Come aboard with Captain Travis and he won't quit until you've reeled in a fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga

100% (10)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $91 / person
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Head out with Captain Travis for an exciting day of Barracuda fishing! Cancún is a prime spot to capture all of the fish heading into and out of the Gulf of Mexico, and Barracuda is no exception. Captain Travis is a US born guide whose passion for fishing brought him to Cancun, and he fishes hard and with skill to make sure his customers get some bites! On this quick 2-hour 'Cuda run, Captain Travis will cruise you through the nearshore waters where you'll be targeting distinctive Barracuda by either throwing light tackle lines or doing some trolling. Barracuda are easily spooked but will go after just about anything shiny, so Captain Travis will be sure to set you up with the best method to make sure you land one of these elusive fish! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Travis's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 60 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. She's equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, and an Ice Box. She also boasts a Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 electric fishing reel with state-of-the-art technology that allows anglers to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft)! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license and any food or drinks you might need. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Come aboard with Captain Travis and he won't quit until you've reeled in a fish! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

2-Hour 'Cuda Run - 25' Panga

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $50 / person
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The Nichupte lagoon in Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for inshore fishing for Snook, Bonefish, and Tarpon! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters of the Nichupte lagoon like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 18' Hells Bay Skiff, a state-of-the-art fishing boat that is ideal for navigating the lagoon's shallow waters. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the Marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. You'll then head out to the lagoon, which is located just minutes away from Cancun's hotel zone. The Nichupte lagoon is an expansive waterway that stretches for over 7,000 acres and is home to an abundance of Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, and more! As you make your way through the lagoon's intricate network of channels, Captain Travis will be keeping an eye out for signs of fish activity, such as feeding birds or breaking water. When he spots a likely spot, he'll guide the boat into position, and you'll have the opportunity to cast your line and try your luck. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is the Snook, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and delicious fillets. The Nichupte lagoon is home to some of the biggest Snook in the world, with fish weighing over 30 pounds not uncommon. The best time to catch Snook in the lagoon is during the summer months, when the water warms up! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Nichupte Lagoon - 18’ Hell’s Bay

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $132 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for inshore fishing, whether you're going after Mangrove Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, or other species, there's always a ton of action! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 25' Argos center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for inshore and close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Barracuda, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and toothy look. 'Cuda are common all over the Gulf Coast of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an ambush predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Mackerel, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Inshore Trip - 25' Argos

100% (10)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $88 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 30' Imemsa center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Mahi Mahi, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and brilliant colors. Mahi, or "dolphin" are common all over the Gulf of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an pelagic predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Nearshore Run - 30' Imemsa

100% (8)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Mosco, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 31' Bertram sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Mosco at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Mahi Mahi, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and brilliant colors. Mahi, or "dolphin" are common all over the Gulf of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an pelagic predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 31’ Bertram

100% (8)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Felipe, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 32' Rampage sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Felipe at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Felipe know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 32’ Rampage

100% (8)
32 ft 1 - 8 People From $106 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Felipe, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 38' Chriscraft sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Felipe at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Felipe know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 38’ Chriscraft

100% (9)
38 ft 1 - 10 People From $85 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis or one of his team, who will be an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 40' Bertram sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with your captain at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! These fish have something for everyone, whether you're looking for great fish-fighting, trophy catches, or great eating. Whatever species you want to target, let your captain know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 40’ Bertram

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 10 People From $97 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis or one of his team, who will be an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 42' Luhrs sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with your captain at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! These fish have something for everyone, whether you're looking for great fish-fighting, trophy catches, or great eating. Whatever species you want to target, let your captain know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 42’ Luhrs

100% (8)
42 ft 1 - 10 People From $100 / person
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Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis or one of his team, who will be an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 46' Ocean Yacht sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with your captain at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! These fish have something for everyone, whether you're looking for great fish-fighting, trophy catches, or great eating. Whatever species you want to target, let your captain know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 46’ Ocean Yacht

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 12 People From $96 / person

Recent Reviews of Don Chingon Charters

Michael

Verified Review Fishing

Awesome inshore/nearshore trip. Great action and a wide arrange of species. Captain and crew did an amazing job at getting me on fish and walking me through techniques. Highly recommend this trip.

Jacob J.

Fishing

Had a great time fishing with Travis and Cesar on their boat. Definitely would go again if I'm back in the Cancun area. They work hard to get you on the fish.

Brody L.

Fishing

Top notch. Travis took us and a few friends out. Was unreal. We caught Tina, jack and others. His helper was great as well. Will be going back asap. Highly recommended.

Dianis V.

Fishing

I had a great experience fishing with Travis! He is an amazing host with a wealth of knowledge of marine life and a focus on safety!!! I couldn't recommend him more.

Josh S.

Fishing

Awesome fishing trip! The whole process was smooth, price was great, and the experience will be a lifelong memory. Great job guys!

Douglas

Verified Review Fishing

My Son and I booked a trip with Cesar and 1st Mate Gus. Fantastic fishing in tough conditions. Very knowledgable, skilled and friendly Guides. We will be back!

Jesse

Verified Review Fishing

Overall, a good trip. Confusion on the start time of our trip. On the website we selected a 6AM start time. The night before I confirmed the 6AM time and was told that the start time would be 7AM. We arrived at around 6:45AM and text Travis that we were at the arranged location. He text back stating that he got mixed up and thought we were booked for 8AM (even though less than 12 hours ago he had changed the booked 6AM time to 7AM). We were finally off at about 7:40ish with Caesar, our Captain, and his deckhand. The first part of our trip was spent fishing for larger fish. We got in to 4 fish which may have been too large for our tackle as all four came off (broken line) but the fight was fun, anyway. We then moved in more shallow water and had a good time catching Queen Trigger, Grouper, Jack and Snapper. The last fish of the day was an enormous fish that we didn’t make any progress on and we eventually had to break off On the way back we ran out of gas. Thankfully there was a panga nearby that sold our Captain gasoline so that we could make it back. Overall, we had a good time.

Matthew

Verified Review Fishing

We had a great experience with Captain Miguel and crew on the Christine 1. Prompt departure with all the gear ready to go. We caught bait fish to start and then tried our luck for larger species. At one point there were 4 of our group members reeling in a catch! Water, soda and beer were included. There was a bathroom available and a nice covered area to stay out of the sun. Captain Travis was also prompt in communications prior to the trip to confirm details and provide instructions for our outing. I would highly recommend and hope to return for another trip in the future for a trophy catch!

Michael

Verified Review Fishing

The trip was amazing. They don’t lie when they say you don’t come in unless you catch a fish. I took my 8 year old. We trolled deep see for 5 hrs had 2 separate 100 to 150lb sailfish attacking the bait. Unfortunately no hook set but no worries. Travis and the guys took us closer inshore for an hour on the way back and my son reeled in 2 big triggerfish 2 yellow snapper a barracuda and an amberjack. So finishing stony with 6 fish and seeing the two sailfish chasing the bait was awesome. Not to mention your catching live bait pretty much the whole time.

Shane S.

Fishing

First time on charter boat, captain Travis and crew were great started with fishing for bait they explained how to work technique, we caught a few and headed out with in 5 minutes of starting to troll I caught a 20 pound Tuna talk about a fight for this land locked Utah boy it was a thrill end with an even bigger Tuna, my family was getting sick so we decided call it a little early and captain and crew were most respectful of this. I would go again with Captain Travis in a heartbeat. He and his crew are very knowledgeable and will get you fish

John M.

Fishing

We had an amazing time finishing with Captain Travis and Caesar! They were extremely nice, experienced, helpful, offered us drinks all throughout trip, and overall amazing guys. They had a great fishing technique and knew all the spots to catch some fish. We caught one big tuna and 2 Mahi Mahi on a day where nobody was catching anything! I would definitely recommend Captain Travis for fishing in Cancun, and we will definitely be returning to them in the future!

Jeremy S.

Fishing

I’m not sure yet whether Travis and Cesar are fishing guides or magicians! We went with the understanding we were outside of sailfish season and had no hopes of catching one. That was my son’s dream however. I really wanted a mahi mahi. After catching our bait fish, what was the first thing that happened? We hooked into a sail fish! I also needless to say, we got everything we wanted, still completely amazed they were able to male everything come together as such. Can definitely say our first trip with them won’t be our last! If you are looking for a guide or even contemplating going fishing while it Cancún, give them a try and I can assure you there won’t be any disappointments. Thanks again for the incredible trip!

Ramses R.

Fishing

This was our last day in Cancun and we booked an early trip where my brother and father came along with me. They had never gone fishing so I was hoping to give them a great first experience, and boy did Travis help wonderfully. From the moment we first left the crew explained the get go and what the plan was for the half day. In less than 15 min of fishing, we were getting hit left and right! We only fished for about 2 of the 4 hours, where the rest we decided to cook up our catch into the best ceviche I have ever had! For all types of fishers, Travis did amazing to guarantee we had an amazing time!

Species

African Pompano, Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Bonefish, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Cubera Snapper, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Needlefish, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Snook, Snowy Grouper, Swordfish, Tarpon, Tilefish, Triggerfish, Wahoo

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Deep Dropping, Fly Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Flats, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Carretera Puerto Juarez - Punta Sam Km 1.5, Juárez, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, Cancún, QR, Mexico | Bodies of water fished: Nichupté

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