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Do you daydream of rushing across the deck to the sound of a reel screaming? Captain Erick Chavarin will take you on a trip that looks just like that, only it’s real!

Join him for a fishing adventure in the bountiful waters of Bahia de Banderas, one of the world’s premier sportfishing destinations. The Bay has its reputation for good reason too, you’ll be on top of a variety of pelagic species after a short boat ride.

Your fishing adventure starts on board a 34’ Hatteras. She was launched in 1984 and got fully rejuvenated in 2010 – a combination of old-school quality and modern amenities. The boat has everything you need to dominate the blue waters of Mexico: two fighting chairs, a flybridge, outriggers and downriggers, and more than enough space for you and 5 others to fish all day long.

Capt. Erick will take you after a wide range of species, depending on your preference and skill level. You can target Bonito, Snappers, and Groupers, as well as the iconic Roosterfish, all inside the Bay of Banderas. If you’re chasing your next personal best you can hit the blue waters of Mexico for the large pelagic predators there. Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and other species can all be targeted on longer trips.

All trips have bottled water, beer, chips, and ceviche included in the price. The captain will supply you with high-quality tackle made by Penn, Shimano, and Rapala but you’re free to bring your lucky rod with you.

Spice up your next visit to Puerto Vallarta with rod-bending action. Book a trip with Capt. Erick today and start making memories that’ll last you a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for the best chance at landing a trophy pelagic predator, this trip is right up your alley! You'll go after Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and whatever else takes the bait on this 10-hour trip. The fishing takes place 30+ miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This 8-hour trip will head offshore in search of the pelagic predators that roam there. Expect to target Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else you run into. Snacks and drinks are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Head out into the Bay of Banderas and target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Roosterfish, various Snappers and Groupers, Bonito, and many other species. You'll head out up to 20 miles away from the dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    On this 4-hour trip, you'll head out into the Bay of Banderas, 20 miles away from the port. You will target Groupers, Snappers, Mackerel, Roosterfish, and a variety of other species.

About the Captain

Erick Chavarin
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
"I am the third generation of a family of fishermen. How big is the sea that I love and the emotion of fishing the smallest fish to the largest. I know different places. Going fishing for me is a way of life more than a job. That satisfaction I like to share, and I invite you to enjoy the excitement of the world of fishing!" Captain Erick Chavarin has been fishing the local area for almost 10 years now – learning where the best bite is and the tricks of the local fish. He's an avid angler and has competed in, and won, many tournaments in Puerto Vallarta.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

34 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Kite Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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:

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