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Increase your odds of catching fish and book a trip with The Rusty Hook. Captain Jorge’s knowledge about fishing and the reef in Playa del Carmen are second to none…


The Captain of The Rusty Hook is professional yet keeps everything fun and up beat. Lets face it, at the end of the day we just want you to have fun, catch fish, and smile…


We know that everyone is different! We can personalize trips for professional fishermen, amateurs, and families. We have you covered regardless of your experience…


Playa del Carmen Fishing Charters start at $270 USD which includes our fully equipped fishing boat for four people, fishing licenses, and beverages…


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The Process

We are family business based in Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya. We offer individual trips for both keen sports fisherman or people just wanting to give fishing a try.

Owner Jorge is passionate about fishing. He comes from a commercial fishing family and has worked in Playa del Carmen in the diving and fishing industry for many years. However after spending five years living and fishing (as a hobby) in England, he has decided to return to his native Mexico. The Rusty Hook offers a truly bilingual service in Spanish and English.

We aim to provide a very friendly and flexible fishing experience.

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Our Team

Captain – Jorge aka Tolete

Captain Jorge is a professional fisherman located in Playa del Carmen.

Chief Officer – Kate

Kate helps with reservations and bookings as well as administrative tasks.

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Basic Fishing Charter Pricing

4 hour fishing trip $280 USD – Morning or Afternoon

6 hour fishing trip $410 USD

8 hour fishing trip $540 USD – Full Day

You can add snorkeling in your fishing trip at no extra cost.

Pricing above is for 1 – 4 people. +$25 USD for each extra person.


How it works

Contact us to make a reservation, confirm the number of people and the type of fishing charter you want to reserve.

We accept deposits through PayPal and full payment on the day of the fishing tour.

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waterbaby2010, Nevada, USA - Oct. 10th, 2015

“Captain Jorge, Carlos, and Neil were great! They were friendly yet professional, and were determined to find us some fish. My boyfriend and I each caught several fish close to shore. We trolled for a little while with no luck. The captain then took us to a small bay for some snorkeling. We saw plenty of fish, a stingray, starfish, and an awesome turtle. I have never been so close to such a beautiful sea turtle before! When we got back from snorkeling, the captain had a delicious guacamole and ceviche lunch prepared using the fish we had caught earlier. Off for more fishing where we caught a couple of nice triggerfish. Wonderful day, weather, and company. Well worth the price. Thank you!”

dgianino1, St. Louis, USA - Oct. 8th, 2015

“Fished as a party of four, with one newbie. The experience was awesome and the crew went above and beyond to make our trip successful. We even were able to take a break and snorkle!”

Joe Z, Aurora, USA - Oct. 6th, 2015

“Had an incredible fishing/snorkeling experience thanks to Captain Jorge and Carlos! These two did everything to make this outing a day to remember! Caught a nice Cuda, few smaller fish, and about 40 skip jack! Wow! So much FUN! Jorge made us some fresh ceviche and guacamole while we were snorkeling and YUM! Best yet! Highly recommend using Rusty Hook while you are in Playa Del Carmen!”

Bryan K, Natick, USA - Aug. 27th, 2015

“My son and I booked easily with Kate, who was always getting back to me quickly via email. The day of our trip, she actually met us on the beach. She explained the actual Rusty Hook was out of the water for regular maintenance after three years of hard fishing, but they had another boat ready to go. It had twin 115 Yamaha for strokes, and was captained by Carlos, with Giovanni as his mate. I fish often off of Cape Cod, and have fished many charters before. Both of them were amazing!!! They worked hard to get us on fish, and keep the nuisance sea weed off the baits. We ended the day with 7 mahi mahi, and a barracuda…which was twice as many fish as others out int he same area. They both really tried to make the fishing fun,a nd worked very hard when fish were close to get multiple hook-ups. This is a first class service for the area, and I would like to try them again if I could when other species are running.”

Veronica D - Aug. 26th, 2015

“Carlos y Carlos thank you for the awesome fishing experience. We went fishing in couples today and of course the most excited ones we’re the guys but we all ended up having fun. We caught a Mahi Mahi, beracuta and a couple more. Snorkeling was awesome and the ceviche that Carlos did while we snorkeled was delicious. Also, their price is pretty reasonable”

Tom P, Jefferson, USA - Aug. 25, 2015

“We had an awesome trip with Rusty Hook on August 17th. My father-in-law, brother-in-law and 12 year old son did an 8 hour trip. The entire staff and experience was incredible. I have booked many fishing guides over the years and would list Rusty Hook in the top echelon. Kate was extremely helpful with the booking and logistics. Most importantly, the fishing was great!!!!! We caught 5 mahi mahi and a barracuda while trolling. Carlos was excellent at putting us on fish all day. Jaime aka Flacco hustled to keep our bait fresh and free of seaweed while trolling. Both guys went the extra mile and never stopped all day. They truly aim to please. For example, we took the opportunity to do some snorkeling with some sea turtles while Carlos and Flacco made fresh ceviche for lunch – both were incredible. I highly recommend Rusty Hook. Will definitely book another trip the next time that my family is in Mexico.”