Calypso

Los Peines
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

The Calypso Super Panga is a 30ft center console with Twin 150 Mercury 4 stroke outboard engines. This gives us plenty of power and fuel capacity to target offshore pelagic fish such as Mahi Mahi, Rooster, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and Marlin. We support catch and release for all billfish.

Our boats are equipped with Avett, Shimano and Penn reels, 4 tuna tubes, 14 rod holders, TACO Outriggers, downrigger, GPS, Fishfinder, 2 fighting chairs, fish box to keep the fish fresh, ice cooler for drinks, comfortable, sunbathing area, iPod connector for music and marine VHF radio. Not to worry about sunny days, as we have lots of shade on board.

We are a local fishing business providing tours that include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, inshore fishing, spear fishing, whale watching, snorkeling, Marietta islands tours. Our number one specialty tour is a day in Yelapa. This trip includes a little bit of everything - fishing, whale watching (seasonal) and snorkeling. On this excursion we allow up to 8 people. It is the perfect family day. All of our trips are private tours so you can personally chose what you would like to do. We love new adventures and showing you this beautiful bay!

Our experienced bilingual crew will make this an unforgettable experience.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Banco tunna land
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    For the really deep sea fishing people that like extreem this is only two people show. And its50 to 70 miles of shore to the tunna grounds
  • Private trip
    Corbetena style
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    30 to 40 miles of shore + miles to go where the fish are this is for rudder anglers the like to feel the ocean breeze. Deep sea fishing 100 percent up to 3 to 4 people Max for this trip
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Its an all-day fishing trip for up to 5 people. Normally for this trip we go out of the bay for more chances of bigger fish, all depending on the time of year. September to December we go for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Big Red Snapper etc. December to March we go more for Roosters, Red Snaper, Mahi Mahi, Pompano, Amberjack, Bonita, Sierras, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalles. A bit smaller game fish, but lots of fun.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Marieta Islands Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    Marieta Islands are 20 miles out of Puerto Vallarta so its an adventure to get out there. On the way you spot mantas, whales, turtles, dolphins. When we get to the islands we can get off and visit the hidden beach, or as we used to know it- the Love Cave. Then we can get back on the boat and go around viewing the island. On the 2nd island we can get off and do some snorkeling; I bring everything to prepare a ceviche on board. We need fish so we can also do a bit of fishing behind the islands
  • Private trip
    Go Local way yelapa Combo Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    Normally depart at 8. We go fishing in the bay for 1 or 2 hours, depends how the bite's going. Then we go whale watching- normally from late November to March we spot a lot of whales in Banderas bay, where the whales come to mate. After whale watching and fishing we go snorkeling at Los Arcos or Majahuitas, depending where its clearer. After that we head to Yelapa for some great lunch. If we have are own fish we can have them cook it for us, depending on the time we hike to the waterfalls of Yelapa also
  • Private trip
    MARIETAS Hidden beach express
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 440
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 20
    each additional person
    Marietas National park Island trip. Go and come back fast express, private it's a 5 to6 people trip. For 5 hrs. To the hidden beach of marietas ,, the only day we do not do this trip is Monday's. The national park is close Monday's ,, their is an additional cost for each person for Park bracelets it is 90 pesos each bracelet so you can enter the island ... government rules. One of the most protected national parks and bird sanctuarys of Mexicos pacific coast by far the best trip of calypso
  • Private trip
    Full Day Las Animas Lunch Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 415
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip we normally start by fishing all the way (trolling) to the snorkeling spot Los Arcos so we can catch our own food. When we get to Los Arcos we have all the snorkeling provided, after snorkeling we head to the beautiful beach of Las Animas. If we spot some whales we stop and say high to them.Then we head to Las Animas for some great seafood: they have all kinds of meals but you really want to try the seafood fish, lobster or oysters, breaded or on the shell.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 360
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore fishing - get in and out. Would you like to go out on a boat, see some of the natural beauty the bay has to offer you? This is the perfect trip, not too long, but long enough to get a feel of what this beautiful bay has to offer. The trip consists of five hours. We do a little snorkeling, whale watching and fishing (if so desired) or we can just fish for 5 hours. Sometimes I get so emotional I lose track of time and give you an extra hour. We can start from 7 am, 8am and 9 am..
  • Private trip
    4 hrs fishing in the bay
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 260
    up to 4 persons
    Fast fishing. For jacks caravels,skipjack tunna,bonitos, I can take up to5 people this is our best fishing trip if you want to do more in you're day in Vallarta

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Locally built boat (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since January 2015
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I have been on a boat and on the water all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 12 years . My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with a big fat smile when they get that nice fish on board, and showing every body the beauty of banderas bay (my back yard) this for me makes me the happiest person alive !!!
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 81%

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.51 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Captain Ariel made great suggestions and help to explain every part of the trip the same day I booked it to confirm everything we wanted to do. Capt. Luis and our guide Eli made the trip perfect. Eli knew everyone involved with the island and we were the first to get into the hidden beach due to his freindship with the park rangers. Luis ran the boat perfectly even in the tricky spots that are narrow and shallow so we saw every piece of the island. After snorkeling and visiting multiple beaches we headed for the fish. We were greeted with fresh pineapple as we dried off.  Luis and Eli worked the boat and the lines together and put us on some Bonitas right away. They both watched the Water and the air for signs of fish and put us on them in 4 different locations.  As we traveled across the area we spotted many whales and dolphins. Luis always moving us towards whales or fish all afternoon. We picked all pulled in all the lines and headed in from a beautiful day. As we moved back toward Puerto Vallarta Luis spotted a large flock of birds and then dolphins and asked if we wanted to fish more as he was sure this sooot was full of more. Eli and Luis set all the reels again and we were into 2 jacks. We brought in 2 more and headed home.  Great guys amazing day !!!!

Fished January 11, 2018
Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 14, 2018

Please up load pics my friend we are also on trip advisor. So please help us with a. Beautiful and great comment like this one thanks so much for using calypso and. We are so pleased you had a great time.  That what calypso is all about smiles. Thanks again tight lines. Hope to see you next year.

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Crew was excellent.  We some Dolphins, and two whales.  The fishing was slow, but We did manage to get four smaller fish into the boat.

Fished March 27, 2017
Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 28, 2017

Thanks guy for the review next time.  If you whant to get I to some good fishing have to do more than 4 hrs ok.  Especially this time of year march.  In the bay it’s. Pretty slow.  Thanks tight lines.  Hope to see you again!!!

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Great day on the water!  Boat was perfect for fishing - clean, seaworthy and well powered. Ariel was very knowledgable and accommodating. My 2 teenage kids and I have fished SoCal and Baja quite a bit but first time in PV. We met with Ariel and his deckhand Luis the day before and went over what kind of species we wanted to target and how far we were prepared to go. He told us that the Jack Crevalle bite was good inside the bay but suggested we head out early to the Marietas to see if we could find some exotics, knowing that we could always come back and load up on the Jacks later in the day. Good decision! Left the harbor at 6.30 and got to the Marietas at Sunrise. Magnificent! Like fishing in an aquarium. Filled the boat with Pompano, Snapper, Amberjack & Bonito while manta rays and whales surfaced all around us. Headed back inside the bay around 11 to target the Jack Crevalle. Found lots of boils under the birds and boated (& released!) 8 in total, all in the 30# class. Fantastic topwater action on light tackle with poppers and surface irons. My 2 kids were ecstatic!
Called it good around 2.30 - Put some tunes on the stereo, ate fresh Ceviche and drank cold Pacifico’s on the ride back - Epic day!
Muchas gracias to Ariel and his crew. We’ll be back for sure!

Fished February 18, 2017
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