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April 27th, 2005, 11:51 AM
My husband is interested in taking a shore excursion through Carnival for Deep sea Fishing in Conzumel. Has anyone ever taken this excursion? He wants to know if the boat goes out very far from shore and if it is worth the cost. Please help!
April 27th, 2005, 11:57 AM
You may want to look into booking a tour on your own; or, at least, contact a local fishing company and see what they charge and where they go. We don't fish when in Cozumel but I have heard good things about Wahoo Tours.
April 27th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the suggestion , however, my husband is afraid to book this excursion on his own because of the possibility the the boat would break down and he would miss getting back to the cruise ship. We have booked shore tours on our own before and not had any problems.
April 27th, 2005, 03:01 PM
If you're on Carnival (and most others) you likely end up with Sand Dollar Sports and they are very good. I'm friends with the owner and some of their captains. They are good fishermen.
April 27th, 2005, 03:52 PM
We are going on Carnival's Sensation out of New Orleans, leaving on May 26th. I hope that the fishing excursion will be good. I will try to look up about Sand Dollar and see if I can find any infornation, Thank You!
May 3rd, 2005, 09:37 PM
I was in Cozumel last week and booked our own fishing trip through Wildcat Divers. It was excellent as well as half the price the cruise ships charge. On Carnival they wanted $150 per person for a 4 hour tour. I was able to line up a 6 hour tour that included both fishing and snorkeling for 4 people for a total of $350. We were able to call the shots and the crew was awesome!!! We caught 4 black tip reef sharks and 3 Wahoos. It was about a 40 minutes cruise south of the cruise ships just off land. I would say we were less than a mile away from shore. After about 3.5 hours of fishing, they then took us to the Columbia reef within the national park and snorkeled above gorgous reefs. We were going to fish back towards the ships but we decided we wanted to go into town and do a little shopping. Our crew was kind enough to drop us off right by the ships. We had plenty of time to go to the downtown area and get back to the ship before we departed at 4pm. I would highly recommend wildcat divers. If you dont want crowds and personal service this is a must do trip. We did have to take a taxi to the marina where the boat was but it was within a mile away from Puerto maya Pier. If you interested contact Victor Casanova via email at email@example.com. By the way, I found Wildcat Divers through a tour book purchased at my local AAA club. Feel free to ask any additional questions you may have.