Captbrothersboat calls you to explore one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Home to Billfish as well as many stunning bottom fish just a stone’s throw from the glistening beaches, these waters have it all. Captain Ramon Fonseca invites you aboard to take part in unbeatable fishing, as well as the chance to see what goes on under the crystal clear waters by snorkeling. A native to the area, he knows everything there is about Banderas Bay.

Sail away aboard a beautiful 28’ Mapa center console. Her open design is ideal. Catch the ocean breeze to shield from the heat. There’s plenty of shade too, so you don’t need to worry about sunburn. If you want to catch a tan, there’s enough uncovered space to soak in the rays. With a fully functioning toilet on board, and an ice box to keep all your drinks and snacks cool, settle in for the day without a care in the world.

You’ll set off early in the morning to avoid the crowds and to get to the unspoiled fishing spots. The unsuspecting fish won’t have any idea! Head offshore and troll for magnificent Marlin and Sailfish, as well as delicious Mahi Mahi, or hit the reefs to bottom fish for stunning and tasty Grouper, Snapper, and many more. You can even try your hand at spearfishing – just let Capt. Ramon know what tickles your fancy.

When you return to shore, Capt. Ramon will clean and prepare your catch for you to take to a local restaurant to enjoy. Well, if you can handle it! You’ll be treated to a great lunch and several drinks, including beer, throughout the day. Everything is on board for a memorable occasion! Don’t forget to take advantage of the snorkeling gear aboard to make the most of your trip. Come and let Captbrothersboat show you the best of the Mexican Pacific.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    This mammoth trip will allow you to get to know, understand, and appreciate the beauty of the Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Head offshore and troll for huge Billfish, as well as delicious Mahi Mahi. Bottom fish the nearshore reefs, or get up close and snorkel to see how Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, and many more species co-exist. You'll be catered to all day long with snacks, lunch, and drinks including beer on board.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Explore the Pacific as it should be and head out for a full day on the water. You'll set off at dawn to get the morning bite and avoid the crowds. You'll have an edge over the rest as you troll offshore for magnificent Marlin and Sailfish, or even a delicious Mahi Mahi. You'll have time to head back to the reefs and try bottom fishing for anything from Barracuda to Red Snapper, or see how they live by snorkeling.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Beat the rush and get out early to start fishing and start having fun. You'll head out at dawn to catch the morning bite on the Banderas Bay, and you can even go further offshore on this 6-hour trip. Bottom fish the reefs or troll offshore to target anything from exquisite Billfish to succulent table fish. You'll even have the chance to cool off by snorkeling and seeing how the fish really live.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Head out at the crack of dawn to make the most of the morning bite and avoid the blistering heat. You'll head out into Banderas Bay, looking back at the breathtaking mountains behind you towering above. You'll hit the shallower waters and reefs as you target some exciting and delicious fish, from Barracuda to Red Snapper, Amberjack to Goliath Grouper, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Mapa (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Ramon Ernesto Fonseca Gutierrez
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Member since May 2018
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Captain Ramon learned to fish as soon he was old enough to hold a rod, with his father's passion being instilled into him at a young age. He says his whole family has always been full of keen anglers, and so it was only a natural step for him to follow in their footsteps. A captain for over 20 years, he's been running charters since 2014 and loves every minute of it. Every day is different, and he enjoys meeting new people on a daily basis.
Response time: 20 hours
Response rate: 67%

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