Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours

Want to experience the stunning scenery of Puerto Vallarta alongside some seriously top-notch angling action? Come aboard Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours! With Captain Alfredo Ocaranza at the helm, this charter prides itself on providing a truly luxurious and relaxing experience for guests of all ages and angling abilities. Their motto is simple: “You can bet on quality, professionalism, experience, and plenty of fish aboard Lucina III!”

Capt. Alfredo started out his fishing career at the age of 12, when he would help out his dad on board his charter. Now, he uses his years of knowledge to offer a variety of top-notch tours, suitable for families, large and small groups of friends, couples…the list goes on! Each trip is adapted to your wants and needs: this crew works hard to make sure your time on the water with them is exactly how you want it to be.

You’ll be traveling on board a 38’ sportfishing vessel made in Mexico. She can accommodate up to 15 guests, but this may change depending on the trip you choose. She’s decked out with a spacious bow area, where you can sunbathe while enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, as well as a comfortable lounge area. She was built to fish, so you’ll find top-quality equipment on board: 10 fishing lines, GPS, fishfinder, life jackets, downriggers, and a fighting chair.

When it comes to the trips on offer, it really is all about what you want to do. Combine your angling with some snorkeling, head offshore to battle Mahi Mahi and Marlin, cruise Marietas Islands for Grouper, Snapper, and other reef-dwellers, or even take in a sunset cruise and whale-watching. You’ll be provided with top-notch rods and reels, snorkeling gear, and snacks and drinks on each trip. Your captain will even prepare a ceviche from your very own catch!

Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours provide all guests with a fishing license. All you need to do is grab your camera, and get ready for an incredible angling adventure in paradise!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,260
    up to 15 persons
    This trip is for seriously hardcore anglers only! Want to test your skills and techniques against some huge big game species? You'll head out to waters past the mouth of Banderas Bay, which are home to a huge host of saltwater superstars, including Blue and Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and plenty more. Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, as well as local-style snacks, drinks, and a ceviche made from your catch. Just bring your best game face! For 8 guests maximum.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,020
    up to 15 persons
    You'll speed past the mouth of Banderas Bay and out to some seriously awesome offshore hotspots, including El Morro and La Corbeteña. These waters are home to Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna and a variety of Marlin, so get ready for battle! You'll be decked out with top-notch rods and reels, local-style snacks, drinks, and even ceviche made from your catch. Want to snorkel and swim as well as battling huge big game fish? Just let your captain know – he'll bring the gear. This trip takes 8 guests max.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Marietas (12 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $900
    up to 15 persons
    On this tour to the Marieta Islands National Park, you'll get to discover the huge diversity of species that inhabit this island! You'll also have the chance to fish, swim, and snorkel along the amazing rock formations spread around the island. You'll be able to target anything from Red Snapper, a variety of Grouper, Jack Crevelle, and other impressive reef-dwellers. Your trip includes beer, sodas, water, ice, snacks, and top-quality fishing and snorkeling gear. This trip is suitable for 12 guests max.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $780
    up to 15 persons
    Get ready to come face-to-gills with some seriously hard-fighting big game fish! Capt. Alfredo will take you out to the hottest offshore spots than Banderas Bay has to offer, where you'll have the chance to hook Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Blue and Striped Marlin, Roosterfish, and plenty more. Your trip includes top-of-the-line rods and reels, snacks, drinks, and a valid fishing license. Want to snorkel, too? Let your captain know – he'll bring the gear along. This trip is suitable for up to 8 guests.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Yelapa (8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $780
    up to 15 persons
    Head to the remote beach town of Yelapa, located between dense jungle scenery and the azure waters of Banderas Bay. This tropical paradise is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and catch some world-famous saltwater species! Reel in anything from Mahi Mahi, to Roosterfish, to Bonito, to Wahoo, to a variety of Grouper, and plenty more. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, drinks and snacks, and snorkeling gear for those who want to explore these waters from a new perspective!
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip –Whale Watching (14 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 8 Dec - 1 Apr
    $780
    up to 15 persons
    Want to get up close and personal with some truly incredible marine creatures? Join Capt. Alfredo in December, January, February, and March, when you'll get to experience some first-class whale watching. You can also combine this adventure with some top angling action, as well as snorkeling. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, drinks, snacks, ceviche made from your catch, and snorkeling gear – everything you need for an exciting day out. Just bring your camera! For 14 passengers maximum.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fishing (8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $640
    up to 15 persons
    Join your captain and crew and get ready to travel to the hottest fishing spots in the Banderas Bay! You'll have the chance to reel in a huge host of species, including Bonito, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Roosterfish, and maybe even Mahi Mahi and more. If you'd like to snorkel or swim, too, then just let your captain know. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, snorkeling equipment, snacks, drinks, and even a ceviche made from the fish you catch. This trip is suitable for 8 guests maximum.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sunset (15 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $620
    up to 15 persons
    If you want to take in a stunning sunset view of Puerto Vallarta and have more time on the water to hook your catch, join Capt. Alfredo for this trip! You'll cruise the coastline waters near the Malecón, where you'll have the chance to reel in Jacks, Red Snapper, and more with top-notch fishing equipment. Your trip includes snacks, drinks, beer, and ceviche made from the fish you hook. If you'd like to indulge in a little snorkeling, too, your captain will provide the gear! This trip is for 15 guests max.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Las Animas (14 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $620
    up to 15 persons
    Head to the beautiful beach of Las Animas to relax on soft white sands, and swim in crystal-clear waters, as well as fishing for top inshore species such as Roosterfish and Jacks! You can also combine your Las Animas visit with a little snorkeling in Los Arcos – just let your captain know. He'll provide top-quality snorkeling and fishing equipment, as well as beer, soda, water, ice, local snacks, and even ceviche made from the fish you catch. Your departure time is flexible. The trip is for 14 guests max.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip –Whale Watching (14 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 8 Dec - 1 Apr
    $620
    up to 15 persons
    If you want to combine some top angling action with the chance to meet some truly incredible marine life, then join your captain in December, January, February, and March for this whale watching tour! As well as spotting these awesome creatures, you'll have the chance to hook Red Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, and more. Your captain will provide top-notch rods and reels, drinks, snacks, and even snorkeling gear for guests who want to explore these waters for a whole different angle. For 14 guests max.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sunset (15 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $500
    up to 15 persons
    Get the best postcard-style view of Puerto Vallarta from the sea! As the sun sets, you'll sail along the coast near the Malecón, and take in some stunning scenery as you hook some incredible species. You'll be targeting Red Snapper, Bonito, and Jacks. Your trip includes 1 box of beer or sodas, water, ice, snorkeling equipment, top-notch fishing gear, snacks, and a ceviche made from your very own catch. Feel free to bring your own favorite snacks and drinks along, too! This trip takes 15 guests max.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (15 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $490
    up to 15 persons
    This morning trip for 15 guests maximum will see you fishing inshore in the Banderas Bay for Roosterfish, Jacks, Cubera Snapper, and whatever else is biting. You can also combine your fishing adventure with a little snorkeling, or just sit back, relax and take in the sights. Your captain will provide you with one box of beer or sodas, 24 bottles of water, ice, top-notch fishing and snorkeling equipment, ceviche made from your catch, and local snacks. The departure time is flexible.
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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Made in Mexico (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins Marine engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash

About the Captain

Alfredo Ocaranza
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Member since November 2018
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Capt. Alfredo is a local angler who grew up fishing the beautiful waters of Puerto Vallarta. He has over 30 years of angling experience under his belt, and started off his fishing career by helping his father out on the boat he owned. His favorite part of the job? Firstly, the fishing! Whether he catches a fish or not, he loves the excitement and adventure that being out on the water offers. As well as having a true passion for fishing, he also participates in tournaments every year.
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Response rate: 100%

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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8 hour trip with Captain Alfredo.
8 hour trip with Captain Alfredo.
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Wayne E.
Moapa Valley, NV
 5.00
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8 hour trip with Captain Alfredo.

VERIFIED   February 21, 2019
We had a reservation on a different boat that had to cancel on us 2 days before our trip for mechanical reasons. The other...
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Chris C.
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 5.00
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   February 6, 2019
Yes book this boat, Alfredo is amazing and knows what he is doing. We booked the morning 4hr half day trip and we caught 9...
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Cristela G.
Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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Wedding Fishing Excursion

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
We loved the whole experience! We recommend it.
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Jennie O.
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If and when I go back to Purto Villarta I want them again

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
So Helpful and hands on we had the best experience.  Thank you !!!
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