PV Hook Up - Magnifico

Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

PV Hook Up operates a fleet of boats out of Puerto Vallarta, each offering a variety of trip options, both inshore and offshore. Trips range from four to 12 hours, targeting species as diverse as Roosterfish, African Pompano, Tuna, and Marlin. Add in a tournament-winning crew and world-class equipment, and you get a fishing experience like no other.

You can learn all you need to know about the Magnifico by her name. This 31’ Bertram is one of the most well-known vessels in Puerto Vallarta, with a reputation as “the place to be” for serious sport fishers. She was completely restored in 2009, and now has everything you will need for a world class angling experience.

The Magnifico has a full battery of electronics to get you on the best spots, and twin 250HP Cummins engines to get you there at speed. Once in place, her outriggers and downriggers will let you target the widest range of species possible, while her fighting chair and Tuna tubes give you the upper hand in even the fiercest of bluewater battles.

She isn’t all business, however. The Magnifico also boasts a spacious deck with a convertible top, so you can enjoy as much (or as little) of the 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.

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 can spend the day fighting hardy game species like Jacks and Roosterfish, as well as tasty table favorites like Mackerel, Bonita, 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 PV Hook Up team will find it! The crew have won numerous Billfish and Tuna tournaments in the Puerto Vallarta area, and know exactly how and where to drop the lines to have you on that fish of a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - 36-50 Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 5 persons
    This is the ultimate fishing experience for any ambitious sportfisherman. 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 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 5 persons
    Head out to the famous Corbetena in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - 18-22 Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    Head offshore in search of 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 5 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 5 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 5 persons
    An afternoon fishing 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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

31 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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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Customer Reviews

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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 day the captain switched to Rapalas and we landed 4 Jacks as well.  It was well worth the money for the extra time.  Captain and First Mate were first class

Fished March 13, 2018
PV Hook Up (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 22, 2018

Thanks so much for the great review!  We are very happy you had a successful day and caught 3 Striped Marlin and Jack Crevalle.  Thanks again for fishing with the Puerto Vallarta Sportfishing Hook Up aboard the Magnifico fishing boat.

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