Vallarta Fishing Machine - Seawolf

Vallarta Fishing Machine offers trips around Banderas Bay and beyond, targeting the incredible gamefish and delicious food fish which call the area home. Puerto Vallarta needs no introduction as a sportfishing destination. Anglers travel from around the world for the chance to wet a line in these legendary waters. Are you one of them?

If you are, you won’t find a better team than Vallarta Fishing Machine. Locally-owned and operated, they know all the top spots and have spent their lives fishing them. Whether you want to visit the local reefs or head straight out to spots like El Banco, they have the skills, the experience, and the boat to give you that trip of your dreams.

The “Seawolf” is a 29’ Atkins boat, built in 1996 and completely overhauled in 2017. The vessel blends the open space of a super panga with the comfort and stability of a sportfisher.

The Seawolf has a huge deck with a convertible top, as well as a small flybridge to take the view in on your way out to sea. She also features a head and even has a bed to rest after hard-fought battles.

And you’re in for plenty of hard fights. Depending on your trip, you could be battling anything from Roosterfish to Sailfish and from Red Snapper to Blue Marlin. Head as far offshore as your trip time allows to troll, kite fish, jig, and bottom fish around PV’s most infamous fishing spots.

All trips come with tackle, lures, live bait (when available), and fishing licenses for everyone onboard. You’re welcome to keep as much of the catch as you like, and the crew will clean and fillet it all for you, ready to cook up back home. And with the amount of fish you’ll be catching, you’d better invite a few friends over to help you eat it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $770
    price breakdown
    $770
    This is the ultimate trip for big game anglers looking for the fight of their lives. Head to the infamous El Banco to battle Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin and Albacore Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Storm straight past the crowds in the nearer spots and out to Puerto Vallarta's most legendary fishing spot: El Banco. This is home to the biggest Blue Marlin, Black, and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Albacore Tuna, and more, as well as huge Hammerhead Sharks and monster bottom fish lurking below.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    With 10 hours onboard, you can blow past the mouth of Banderas Bay and out to awesome bluewater spots like El Morro and La Corbeteña. These waters are home to Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and even Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $580
    price breakdown
    $580
    This is where things start getting serious. Head out to El Morro or the Islas Marietas to battle Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and small Tunas. If you fancy a taste of PV's incredible big game scene without spending hours in transit, this is the trip for you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Up for even more inshore fun? This six-hour trip lets you hit all the area's top spots to fight monster Roosterfish, Jacks, Barracuda, Snapper, Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $340
    price breakdown
    $340
    Spend the morning fishing for Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and more along the stunning shoreline of the Banderas Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $340
    price breakdown
    $340
    Hit the water for an afternoon of sun, fun, and great fishing. Battle Roosterfish and Jacks in the shallows, or head to local reefs for Barracuda, Mackerel, and various tasty food fish.
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About the Captain

Ignacio Diaz
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
1 Fishing Reports
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2018
Capt. Ignacio Diaz is a native of Puerto Vallarta and has been working on charters here for 20 years. He likes to be a host and show tourists around his beautiful hometown. During your trip with Capt. Ignacio, you can explore popular spots in the bay like Yelapa and Los Arcos, fish for a huge range of species with incredible views, and learn all about this stunning part of the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Atkins (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.43
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Cabo not Vallarta
10 hour trip with the cre of Seawolf
10 hour trip with the cre of Seawolf
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11
4
2
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
82%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Brad C.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Fishing with Ignacio

VERIFIED   March 9, 2020
Had a great experience. Wish we would of caught more fish but thats how fishing goes. Really nice equipment and the crew couldn’t...
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Brian H.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 9, 2019
We caught two durados and lost a third they tried really hard for us !!!!! much appreciated plus really nice people and easy...
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Brian H.
Houston, TX
 4.33
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8 hr fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
We went on two 8 hr trips with captain Nano and hector were absolutely great they were friendly entertaining and great fisherman...
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Eric R.
Brentwood, California
 5.00
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10 hour trip with the cre of Seawolf

VERIFIED   February 8, 2019
Captain Diaz owns the boat but leases it to Captain Nono and his deck hand. These guys will work super hard for you! ...
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David H.
Nevada City, CA
 4.33
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VERIFIED   November 21, 2019
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