Super Panga Tres Estrellas

As Captain Gabriel Alcaraz likes to say, “Fishing is 50% luck and 50% passion.” His Super Panga Tres Estrellas has good luck. The only thing that’s missing is your passion!

The crew are all bilingual professionals who want to catch fish as much as you do. Capt. Gabriel has been mastering the waters of Puerto Vallarta for 2 decades. His professional repertoire includes the Banderas Bay and the productive fishing grounds offshore.

The local waters hold great numbers of fish all year long, although some species bite best during certain months. You will be able to get your hands on anything from Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and Grouper to Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Needlefish.

Your boat for the day will be a 27’ center console panga, built in 2011. She comes powered by twin 60 HP Yamaha engines and is outfitted with a fighting chair, snorkeling equipment, top-notch gear, and modern electronics along with tuna tubes and an icebox.

Land some of the world’s most sought-after pelagics with your fishing buddies or combine fishing and snorkeling if you plan a family outing. A day out with Super Panga Tres Estrellas is more than just fishing. The scenery is breathtaking, with birds and whales being regular visitors. The seabed is filled with sea urchins and starfish – which is especially exciting for those who want to take a dip in these prolific waters.

All trips come with the use of snorkeling equipment and fishing gear by Penn International and Shimano. You will also be provided with fluorocarbon leaders, bait, and lures, as well as licenses and a complimentary fish cleaning service. All you have to do is show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Trip - Night Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $630
    price breakdown
    $630
    This trip will include 1-hour ride to the island and back to the port. You will be fishing for Snappers, Grouper, and Needlefish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Extended
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is exactly what the doctor ordered for those who are up to a challenge. You will be targeting Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    This trip will take you checking the bite offshore, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fish/Snorkel/Beach
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $360
    price breakdown
    $360
    On this trip, you will be fishing and snorkeling. After that, we offer to take lunch at some of the beachside restaurants on the remote beach after snorkeling and fishing. Enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $240
    price breakdown
    $240
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Needlefish, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $240
    price breakdown
    $240
    Flexible departure time is available. You will be able to avoid traffic and check the afternoon bite, targeting Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    Two hours snorkeling.
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $120
    price breakdown
    $120
    Snorkeling in Los Arcos national park, were the fishing is not aloud. We provide with snorkeling gear, masks, tubes, fins and live jackets. At anytime of the year you can expect endless numbers of schools of angel fish, puffer fish, cornet fish and parrot fish that feed in the shallow reefs of Los Arcos. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for octopus, lobster and small spotted eagle rays, which frequent the site year round.
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About the Captain

Gabriel Alcaraz
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
18 Fishing Reports
158 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2013
Captain Gabriel Alcaraz spent all his life on the beach. He started as a first mate at the tender age of 11, working on commercial fishing boats and charter vessels. Born and raised in the area, Gabriel is a second-generation fisherman who has been guiding for the past 2 decades. Capt. Gabriel even designed his own boat!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Needlefish Needlefish
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
61%
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Ed S.
Boulder, CO
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Full-Day Fishing Tour With Tres Estrellas

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Extended on December 22, 2020
We very much enjoyed our day with Captain Gabriel.  We started extra early at 6:00am so we could watch the sunrise over the...
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Chicago, IL
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Extended on September 26, 2020
An incredible day. Gabriel was the perfect captain, and someone I would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to go on a fishing...
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Connor O.
San Clemente, California
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Half Day Trip w/ Captain Gabriel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 13, 2020
Normally not one to write reviews but Cap Gabriel and deck hand Alex made our half day trip amazing. I told him we wanted to...
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Brent M.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2020
Had a great day on the water with my kids. First trip to PV and would definitely recommend booking with Super Panga Tres Estrellas....
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Half A Day Trip With Captain Hector

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 10, 2020
Captain Hector and his first mate Dario were amazing !! We had such a great time. Wonderful atmosphere. Great boat good music...
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