What better way to spice up your next vacation in Guatemala than with exciting fishing action? Captain Jody Elswick will put you on top of the hottest bite in these tropical waters.

The “Monkey Business” is a 26’ Pro Cat with twin 150 HP Yamaha motors. She has all the newest fishing rods and reels. She cruises at a maximum speed of 30 knots, has a 50-gallon live well as well as a 45-gallon freshwater washdown tank. This really comes in handy on those really hot days. She can handle 4 anglers plus the captain and first mate with ease.

The Monkey Business was updated in 2017 with all new electronics and two radios. She also has two tuna tubes and carries 246 gallons of fuel making range a non-issue.

The Monkey Business includes a captain and just one mate, however adventure-minded groups can decide to not have a mate. Usually, you’ll have 100 ballyhoos and 2 Mackerel prepared in advance before the trip.

Capt. Jody also offers lodging and fishing on another boat as well. Click on his profile picture and explore his alternative offer.

You’ll go after premier pelagic predators on board the Monkey Business. The main targets are Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin, but you can also hook up Mahi Mahi and whatever else takes the bait.

Book a trip with Capt. Jody today and take the first step towards your new favorite fishing destination!



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    What better way to explore the waters of Guatemala than by spending as much time as possible on them? This 8-hour trip will take you into the offshore waters of the area where you will target Sailfish and Marlin. You can also hook up Mahi Mahi and Tuna, as well as anything else that crosses your path.
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About the Captain

Jody Elswick
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2016
Captain Jody Elswick grew up surfing and fishing Virginia Beach and North Carolina before he fell in love with Central America. He married his Guatemalan sweetheart Susie here at the lodge in 2006. Now, together they provide US quality with Guatemalan hospitality. He loves going after the biggest prizes and always keeps Marlin bait ready.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Pro Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Puerto Quetzal to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Colleen W.
Guatemala City, Departamento De Guatemala
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on January 22, 2020
3 sails, a bunch of mahi and a striped Marlin… A great day with an amazing captain and Omar the mate.  We had rough...
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Ellen H.
Denver, Colorado
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Full Day on Monkey Business

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on November 16, 2019
We had a great time on Monkey Business!  It was the kind of fishing people dream about.  We caught 2 Marlin, 6 Sailfish,...
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FAQs about Monkey Business

Monkey Business offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,350 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Monkey Business, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Monkey Business include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Monkey Business offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Monkey Business offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Monkey Business include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)