Are you ready for a great fishing adventure in Mexico? Then you need to book a trip with Bonilla’s Charters today! Captain Ivan Bonilla himself will show you the ropes on his trips. He has been fishing his whole life and is excited to show you the best spots and top catches on offer.

Hop on board his 21’ Boston Whaler, which can comfortably fit 8 anglers. With a 250 HP Yamaha engine, you’ll be at the fishing grounds before you know it. On board there is top navigational and safety equipment, so you can fish with peace of mind.

Each trip will target different species. Further offshore, around 35 miles, you’ll be targeting Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna. Closer to shore, expect Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. The half-day trips will target Snapper and Snook up to 10 miles from shore. You’ll be trolling on most trips.

On the offshore trips, there will be a first mate who will work hard on your behalf to make sure you have a great time. Show your appreciation back by tipping! Children over 6 are welcome on board and will have life vests provided.

Also included in the price of your trip are all the rods and reels needed for the day. These are top quality from Shimano and Penn and won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch.

On the day, you should bring along food and drink. This can go into the captain’s cooler. You’ll need non-aerosol sunscreen and white-soled shoes, too.

A trip with Bonilla’s Charters will be a memorable one. You’ll have a great time and are sure to be the envy of all your friends. Book a trip now and start your awesome fishing trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,009
    On this trip, you'll head out 20 miles from shore and target Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. This longer trip gives you plenty of time to reel in your trophy catch. All rods and reels are included in the trip, as well as water. You can bring more drinks and will need to bring food – this can all go into the captain's cooler.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $807
    This is a great trip for targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This is good for those that have some fishing experience as you'll be heading out up to 20 miles. There will be a safety talk before the trip. The food and drink you bring can be put into the captain's cooler. The rods and reels for the day are all included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $606
    Have an awesome 6-hour trip targeting Snapper, Wahoo, and more. This trip is great for families and those new to fishing. Departure time is flexible and the captain will do everything he can to accommodate your fishing dreams. There is a safety briefing before each trip. The food and drink you bring can go into the captain's cooler. All rods and reels are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $404
    This is a great trip for families. You'll stay close to the shore and be trolling for Snapper and Snook. Soda and water are provided, please bring your own food. Top rods and reels are also included. A fishing license is not required here.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $404
    This afternoon trip will see you trolling nearshore for Snapper and Snook, as well as others. This is a great trip for the whole family – kids will really enjoy this. All the rods and reels are included in the price, as well as water and soda for the trip. You won't need to get a fishing license.

About the Captain

Ivan N. Bonilla
Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since December 2018
My name is Ivan, I'm 44 years old, currently residing in Veracruz, Mexico with my wife and 2 daughters. I've previously lived in Florida for over 20 years and am both fluent in English and Spanish. My father was an avid fisherman and a hunter, so, naturally I spent a lot of time on the water and in the wildlife with him. Life in Southwest Florida is all about the beach and the water, so this is where I bought my first boat. I would go out fishing in my leisure time. Now that I live in Veracruz, known as one of the oldest port cities of the Americas, boating is just a must. There are a lot of beautiful areas to go out boating and fishing here, and the fauna is as rich as the Mexican culture.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Dual console) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 28, 2019
Had a wonderful time. As for my first time booking a fishing charter in the ocean, I could not have had a better experience!...
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FAQs about Bonilla's Charters

Bonilla's Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • MXN 8,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • MXN 8,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • MXN 12,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • MXN 16,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • MXN 20,000 per group - Extended Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bonilla's Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia System (Radio with bluetooth)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Coolers)

Trips booked with Bonilla's Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (On the offshore trip, tipping always welcomed)

Bonilla's Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Bonilla's Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Bonilla's Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo