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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $770
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $720
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $580
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $340
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $340
    up to 5 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite 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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

About the Captain

Ignacio Diaz
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since March 2018
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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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.36
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Experience
Cabo not Vallarta
10 hour trip with the cre of Seawolf
10 hour trip with the cre of Seawolf
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9
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
54%
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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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Andre B.
Zapopan, JAL
 5.00
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Awesome day on the water

VERIFIED   December 16, 2018
Ignacio Diaz and his crew were amazing, they went above and beyond with the whole trip from beginning to end. We seen dozens...
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Rudolph O.
Puerto Vallarta, JAL
 5.00
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Half day afternoon fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 19, 2019
Did not catch any fish but the crew did everything they could to make it happen. Did see breaching whales which was incredible....
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Rickey M.
Sandia Park, NM
 4.33
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14 hour trip with Capt Diaz

VERIFIED   January 28, 2019
Communication on backup plan was misunderstood.  spent 12 hours to try and catch a marlin, sailfish, or tuna.  Wanted...
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Richard Y.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 5.00
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Half day trip w Ignacio

VERIFIED   January 26, 2019
Good times and tight lines. Got a couple big fish and gab a memorable trip
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