El Jefe Boat Charters

El Jefe Boat Charters is a company dedicated to providing the best possible fishing experience out of Puerto Peñasco. Captain Jefe Cruz will do his best to make sure the trip is tailored to your individual needs and wants. Whether you’re an experienced angler or someone who’s just starting out, you’re welcome to come aboard and have fun!

Your boat for the day is the ‘El Jefe’ - a 24’ Bayliner Trophy walkaround that’s powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines. Outfitted with all the necessary safety equipment and a full range of navigation electronics, she’s got all you need for a safe and productive visit to the Gulf of California.

There’s plenty to do in the Gulf angling-wise. Your main targets for the trip will usually be Triggerfish, Black Seabass, and the California Corbina. If you’re lucky, you might run into some Red Snapper as well. Shorter trips usually involve light tackle fishing only, but Capt. Jefe also has heavier tackle to use on longer excursions.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the price of a given trip. Not only that, but the crew will clean the catch after the trip for your convenience. Complimentary water, soda, and beer will be waiting for you on board, so feel free to bring some snacks if you like. Otherwise, don’t forget your polarized sunglasses and get ready to make some fishing memories together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    This is a local trip, from 3 to 5 miles, bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $380
    If you're looking for a shorter trip out in the Gulf of California, at up to 10 miles out, you've come to the right place. You'll be fishing the nearshore waters for the likes of Corbina, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing if you're looking to experience everything the local fishery has to offer. You'll be fishing at some 18-20 miles out. At slack tide, you will fish for Grouper with live bait. During the current, you will target California Corbina, Triggerfish, and Black Seabass.
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About the Captain

Jefe Cruz
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
190 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
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I'm Jefe Cruz, I started as captain with tourists in 1993 Cabo San Lucas and I have been fishing Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) since 2008. I became a fisherman when I was a kid with my dad and my uncles. I've always been the happiest when on the water, and now I get to show other people why that's the case. You can count on me to always go the extra mile and help you make the most of your fishing trip and your visit to the beautiful Rocky Point Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Corbina California Corbina
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Seabass (Giant) Giant Seabass

Boat specs

Bayliner Trophy (Walkaround) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha V4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Up to 10 miles.
Offshore Fishing
Up to 22 miles
Reef Fishing
All fishing trips are at the reefs.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
On nearshore fishing
Heavy Tackle
On offshore fishing.(grouper)
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Only at slack Tide's.
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks
Water, soda, beer.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 190 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Alex C.
Nogales, Sonora
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3/4 day Trip with jefe cruz

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 12, 2022
I am extremely satisfied with our trip. The captain knew the water very well and how to get us on the fish. He went above and...
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Michael M.
Las Cruces, NM
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 8, 2022
This was an outstanding fishing experience. Jefe Cruz was very knowledgeable in every aspect of how and where to fish. He was...
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Joey L.
Glendale, AZ
Excellent
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Excellent experience with El Jefe!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 24, 2022
Pepe is a great guy. Everything from start to finish was smooth. He is very friendly, there was never a dull moment in conversation...
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Terry K.
Peoria, AZ
Excellent
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Full day with El Jefe

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 22, 2022
Have fished with Jefe multiple times.  Always an amazing trip.  He puts fish in the boat, period!!  Always dun and informational. ...
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Chase M.
Chandler, AZ
Excellent
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A day on the lines with Jefe!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 14, 2022
Jefe is knowledgeable, engaging, and goes over the top to ensure your group will be satisfied. A day full of the non-delightful...
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FAQs about El Jefe Boat Charters

El Jefe Boat Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $380 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with El Jefe Boat Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with El Jefe Boat Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Drinks (Water, soda, beer.)
  • Fishing License

El Jefe Boat Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 22 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (All fishing trips are at the reefs.)

El Jefe Boat Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (On nearshore fishing)
  • Heavy Tackle (On offshore fishing.(grouper))
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing (Only at slack Tide's.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with El Jefe Boat Charters include:
  • Calico Bass
  • California Corbina
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Seabass (Giant)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)