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!

Captain Gabriel runs the trips with his son and uncle. 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $320
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Needlefish, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more. Everything will be provided but food and drinks. The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $320
    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? The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $480
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Needlefish, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more. Everything will be provided but food and drinks. The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fish/Snorkel/Beach
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $480
    On this trip, you will be fishing and snorkeling. After that, we'll stop for lunch at some of the beachside restaurants on the remote beach after snorkeling and fishing. Enjoy! The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Night Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $630
    This trip will include a 1-hour ride to the island and back to the port. You will be fishing for Snappers, Grouper, and Needlefish. The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $640
    This trip will take you checking the bite offshore, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species. The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    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. The payments are due in pesos per the local exchange rate on the day of the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
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FAQs about Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Super Panga Tres Estrellas offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $320 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $320 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $480 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $480 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Fish/Snorkel/Beach (6 hours)
  • US $630 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Night Snapper (6 hours)
  • US $640 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 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 (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
26 Fishing Reports
435 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! He runs trips with his son and uncle sometimes.

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 (Panga) 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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 435 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (381)
4 hour trip
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Great Times
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Angler rating
334
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Caught fish
68%
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Sarah L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Incredible

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on April 4, 2024
It was a gorgeous day for fishing! In addition to pulling in some Jacks, we took a break so we could snorkel, and there were...
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Jeffrey O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

If you are a fisherman, Gabriel is the guide you want.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 14, 2024
Gabriel worked hard to put us on the fish. We went out with a plan based on what WE wanted to catch and how WE wanted to fish....
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Melissa O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip for the family

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 26, 2023
Hector and Issac are young, but they knew exactly what they were doing. We caught 5 skipjack. Everyone got to reel one in....
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James W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Beautiful morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 15, 2023
They were there waiting for us when we arrived a little early. It was early in the morning and the Uber dropped us on in a...
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Matt S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Another Great Day with Tres Estrellas

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 25, 2024
Another great day on the water with Gabriel and his crew.  Caught two super-sized jack crevalle in the morning and then fished...
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