Vanessa Sport Fishing

Book a personalized fishing trip with Vanessa Sport Fishing and explore the deep blue wild of Puerto Vallarta! Captain Francisco Chavarin will take you on an unforgettable journey while enjoying the beautiful view of Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Hop on board the captain’s classic Luhr’s sport fishing boat and see why this beauty is an all-time favorite. This 34’ boat is great for both offshore and inshore trips and spacious enough to take up to 6 guests fishing. It is powered by twin 31 HP Cummins engines and fully stocked with a fishfinder, GPS, wireless trolling motor, flybridge, outriggers, kitchenette, and private head.

Capt. Francisco offers a variety of different fishing trips and can accommodate any customer based on their level of fishing experience. Get ready to hit the deep sea and troll for Mahi Mahi, jig for Sailfish, or bottom fish over some gorgeous reefs for Cubera (Snapper). He also provides snorkeling equipment so you can explore some of these reefs from beneath the surface as well.

Top-quality Shimano, Penn, and Avet rods and reels are available for all customers, as well as live bait and lures. Capt. Francisco will also take care of your fishing license for you so you don’t have to worry about purchasing one before the trip.

To top it all off, you’ll get a taste of true Mexican hospitality while trying the captain’s delicious, homemade ceviche, which he prepares for every trip. His ice box is always filled with water bottles, but feel free to bring some extra snacks and drinks of your choice.

This trip is perfect for the whole family and kids of all ages are welcome. So whether you’re looking for a deep sea adventure trolling for Mahi, snorkeling through coral reefs, or just a relaxing light tackle trip, Vanessa Sport Fishing is the way to go!

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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Marlin & Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Capt. Francisco will take you to some of the best spots for catching Marlin, Sailfish, and gigantic Tuna. You'll be going up to 50 miles offshore which takes approximately 2 hours each way. El Banco (The Banks) is the most famous fishing site in Puerto Vallarta, especially if you're out looking for some big trophy fish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Marlin & Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a full-day, 10-hour trip with Capt. Francisco on his 34' Luhr's sport fishing boat. If you're looking for some incredible trophy fish such as Marlin or gigantic Tuna-Corbeteña, then this is just the trip for you! You will be going up to 36 miles offshore, which is approximately an hour and a half each way, so bring some snacks and drinks of your choice and let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy beautiful Puerto Vallarta like never before! Capt. Francisco will take you to wherever the fish are biting that day. You can choose from various techniques including bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, or trolling for a plethora of species like Amberjack, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Snorkeling equipment is always available so you can dive in and explore some of the beautiful reefs along the coast!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Let Capt. Francisco take you on the ride of your life while chasing Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, or Tuna. You can also bottom fish over some beautiful reefs, jig for Sailfish, or dive in the water for a quick swim and snorkel!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy Puerto Vallarta like a true local and go trolling, jigging, or bottom fishing for some incredible species including Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Tuna, and many more. Snorkeling equipment is always available so you can dive in and explore some of the beautiful reefs along the coast!
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About the Captain

Francisco Chavarin
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Captain Francisco Chavarin is a 3rd generation fisherman and has been a captain now for over 20 years. His passion, love, and appreciation for the deep blue was passed down to him from his father and grandfather, who taught him everything he knows about fishing. His favorite part of the job is the challenge and rush that each catch brings. Captain Francisco’s main aim is to provide a great experience and lasting memories to all of his customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Lurhs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 31HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

34 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 7 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
Disabled Accessible


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