PV Hook Up – Magnifico

Visit Puerto Vallarta and head out on some of the most productive fishing grounds around with PV Hook Up. The charter was founded by a group of friends whose mission is to provide everyone who visits with the same wonderful experience they had when they first arrived in this paradise.

Explore these waters on the Magnifico, their 31’ Bertram saltwater fishing boat. It’s one of the most well-known vessels in Puerto Vallarta, with a reputation as “the place to be” for serious sport fishers. It was completely restored in 2009, and now has everything you’ll need for a world-class angling experience.

The Magnifico boasts a spacious deck with a convertible top, so you can enjoy as much (or as little) sun as you like. Step below deck, and you will find a comfortable interior, with a full head, cabin, and plenty of space to relax after hard-fought hook-ups on deck. Up to 5 anglers can comfortably come on board.

Depending on the trip you choose, you could be inside the Banderas Bay, or up to 50 miles offshore in famous spots from El Morro to El Banco. In the bay, you’ll fight species like Jacks, Roosterfish, Mackerel, Bonito, Grouper, and Snapper. But offshore is where the real action is! Wahoo, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin – you name it, and the crew will find it!

After a productive day in these fish-rich waters, the crew will clean and fillet your catch, so you’ll be able to prepare a delicious meal as soon as you get back. All the equipment will be provided for you, so just bring some food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, and get ready for some fun!

Join PV Hook Up and come have an unforgettable fishing experience in the waters of Puerto Vallarta!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – 36–50 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    This is the ultimate fishing experience for any ambitious sport fisherman. Head 50 miles offshore to El Banco for giant Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more on this 12-hour pelagic extravaganza.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – 22–36 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Head out to the famous Corbetena and spend 10 hours in search of some of the biggest Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 18–22 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Head offshore for a day of fishing for great table and game species, fishing around El Morro and other top areas for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sailfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Get in an extra couple of hours of fishing, for an even better catch at the end of the day. Target Jack Crevalle, Bonitas, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and smaller Tuna, depending on when you are fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    A 4-hour fishing charter fishing in the Banderas Bay. Target species include Jack Crevalle, Bonitas, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and smaller Tuna depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    An afternoon fishing trip in the Banderas Bay for Jack Crevalle, Bonitas, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and smaller Tuna, depending on the time of year. Please note, live bait may not be available on afternoon trips.

About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2014
PV Hook Up is a leading operator of sportfishing charters in Puerto Vallarta. Founded back in 1996 by a group of amigos, its mission is to give everyone who visits Puerto Vallarta a bilingual fishing hook up and the same wonderful experience these friends had when they first arrived in this paradise. With the best gear money can buy and a collection of the best captains in Puerto Vallarta, this is the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the local area and is one that is bound to give you lasting memories.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

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

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2009. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
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
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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10 hour trip. On Magnifico

VERIFIED   March 13, 2018
We were able to land 3 striped marlin, one for each of us on our trip. We had 3 misses as well.  At the end on the the...
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