I just got back from Cancun this past weekend. Can't help you on the Charter inquiry, but the surf action was wild. Since the reef, just off the beach, was pretty much destroyed by Wilma, the surf fishing has become productive. I saw Snook, SeaBass, Baracuda and Jacks taken on "Hand Lines" used by the locals. You don't need to cast very far. Lots of bird action each day. They were using a wide assortment of spoons connected to an 18" wire leader with a small (1/2oz?) egg sinker just above the wire leader. Didn't see anyone using real bait on a fish finder rig, but they said fresh shrimp worked as well. I looked all over downtown for some tackle, but couldn't find a thing. Even Walmart didn't have anything:eek2:. So if you want to try it, best to bring your own.