As Captain Gabriel Alcaraz likes to say, “Fishing is 50% luck and 50% passion.” His Super Panga Tres Estrellas has good luck. The only thing that’s missing is your passion!

The crew are all bilingual professionals who want to catch fish as much as you do. Capt. Gabriel has been mastering the waters of Puerto Vallarta for 2 decades. His professional repertoire includes the Banderas Bay and the productive fishing grounds offshore.

The local waters hold great numbers of fish all year long, although some species bite best during certain months. You will be able to get your hands on anything from Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and Grouper to Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Needlefish.

Your boat for the day will be a 27’ center console panga, built in 2011. She comes powered by twin 60 HP Yamaha engines and is outfitted with a fighting chair, snorkeling equipment, top-notch gear, and modern electronics along with tuna tubes and an icebox.

Land some of the world’s most sought-after pelagics with your fishing buddies or combine fishing and snorkeling if you plan a family outing. A day out with Super Panga Tres Estrellas is more than just fishing. The scenery is breathtaking, with birds and whales being regular visitors. The seabed is filled with sea urchins and starfish – which is especially exciting for those who want to take a dip in these prolific waters.

All trips come with the use of snorkeling equipment and fishing gear by Penn International and Shimano. You will also be provided with fluorocarbon leaders, bait, and lures, as well as licenses and a complimentary fish cleaning service. All you have to do is show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Two hours snorkeling.
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $120
    Snorkeling in Los Arcos national park, were the fishing is not aloud. We provide with snorkeling gear, masks, tubes, fins and live jackets. At anytime of the year you can expect endless numbers of schools of angel fish, puffer fish, cornet fish and parrot fish that feed in the shallow reefs of Los Arcos. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for octopus, lobster and small spotted eagle rays, which frequent the site year round.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $240
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Needlefish, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $240
    Flexible departure time is available. You will be able to avoid traffic and check the afternoon bite, targeting Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fish/Snorkel/Beach
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $360
    On this trip, you will be fishing and snorkeling. After that, we offer to take lunch at some of the beachside restaurants on the remote beach after snorkeling and fishing. Enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    This trip will take you checking the bite offshore, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Extended
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This trip is exactly what the doctor ordered for those who are up to a challenge. You will be targeting Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Trip - Night Snapper
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $630
    This trip will include 1-hour ride to the island and back to the port. You will be fishing for Snappers, Grouper, and Needlefish.
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About the Captain

Gabriel Alcaraz
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
24 Fishing Reports
306 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2013
Captain Gabriel Alcaraz spent all his life on the beach. He started as a first mate at the tender age of 11, working on commercial fishing boats and charter vessels. Born and raised in the area, Gabriel is a second-generation fisherman who has been guiding for the past 2 decades. Capt. Gabriel even designed his own boat!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Custom-built (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn International, fluorocarbon leaders
Live Bait
Prepared ahead of time
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
All ages are welcome; vests supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 306 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (263)
Full day trip
Full day trip with Carlos and Hector
Captain Gabriel and Angel were amazing Gabriel has 20 years experience and it show's he really knows what he is doing
+260
Angler Rating
235
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
62%
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Jason B.
Carson City, NV
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day extended

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Extended on November 13, 2022
This was a great trip. Captain Gabriel was very easy to get a ahold of we communicated often leading up to the trip. We were...
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Young C.
San Francisco, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6hr AM trip with Captain Gabriel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 23, 2022
I booked a trip last second with Captain Gabriel with Super Panga Three Stars (Tres Estrellas). I had a great time and the...
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Jeremy D.
Lincoln, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8hr fishing trip with Captain Carlos & Alfonso

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Offshore on November 8, 2022
Awesome day with an awesome crew. Captain Carlos and Alfonso put us on 2 beautiful Mahi Mahi. We even had a Sailfish on for...
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Philip W.
Irvine, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Had a fun trip with Gabriel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Fish/Snorkel/Beach on October 11, 2022
Gabriel is an experienced captain we fished on a tough day there weren’t too many fish out there but we still got a nice...
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Anne R.
Stamford, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on April 13, 2022
Overall a good day of fishing, we saw manta rays, sea lions, whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Captain Gabriel was very helpful...
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FAQs about Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Super Panga Tres Estrellas offers the following trips to customers:
  • $120 per group - Two hours snorkeling. (2 hours)
  • $240 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $240 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $360 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Fish/Snorkel/Beach (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Extended (10 hours)
  • $630 per group - 3/4 Trip - Night Snapper (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Super Panga Tres Estrellas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Super Panga Tres Estrellas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn International, fluorocarbon leaders)
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of time)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Super Panga Tres Estrellas offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Super Panga Tres Estrellas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Super Panga Tres Estrellas include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Needlefish
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo