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Contender Sports Fishing III

Home to some seriously large fish, Mexico’s Pacific waters is the place to be for big game fishing. Explore these productive waters with Contender Sports Fishing. Based out of the luxury resort of Puerto Vallarta, they’re in a prime location to get out onto the open seas in no time. There’s hardly anyone better suited to get you reeling in the biggest fish.

This 29’ Nava center console is a purpose-built fishing vessel. You’ll have an unrestricted 360-degree view of the crystal clear waters, and plenty of space to steady yourself while battling huge fish. There’s covered and uncovered space to sit, as well as a fully-functioning toilet – which will be very useful on longer trips! Make use of the onboard cooler to stock your snacks and drinks, and use the USB or Bluetooth system to have your favorite music blasting.

Head nearshore to bottom fish the reefs or go up to 60 miles offshore in search of big game fish. Anything is possible! On shorter trips, expect to target exotic Roosterfish and tough-fighting Jack Crevalle, among many more. When offshore, you’ll troll the deep seas trying to entice the bite of serious Billfish. Go after the majestic Marlin, stunning Sailfish, as well as delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, and you can be sure of a memorable day out.

Expect an incredible workout as you try to reel in any of these beasts. Take advantage of the snorkeling equipment to hop in the water, cool off, and see the beautiful underwater world firsthand. At the end of the day, the crew will clean and prepare your catch or take you to take to a local restaurant, where the fun can continue long into the night. An unforgettable time awaits aboard Contender Sports Fishing, so come on down and make the most of it!

Please make sure that you only pay the captain at the dock.



About the Charter Operator

Contender Sports Fishing
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Captain Ildefonso's passion for fishing is only matched by his passion for people. He sees fishing as a way to interact with different people, to enjoy together, and to make new friends. Having run charters since the mid-1980s, he knows exactly what makes a successful fishing trip, and says he'll never tire of seeing people smile as they reel in a big fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Nava (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 50HP Yamaha engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Natural
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
2
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Radio with USB and Bluetooth
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Cooler
Toilet
Fighting Chair
2
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Penn Gold
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water and ice
First Mate
20% tips are customary
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Must be at least 5 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Crew
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5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
8 hour trip with Captain Poncho
8 hour trip with Captain Poncho
8 hour trip with Captain Poncho
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Jennifer W.
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8 hour trip with Captain Poncho

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 10, 2021
Captain Poncho and Jose were incredible people! Both were outstanding fisherman who were professional, organized, knowledgeable,...
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FAQs about Contender Sports Fishing III

Contender Sports Fishing III offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $650 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $750 per group - 14 Hour Trip (14 hours)

When you book a trip with Contender Sports Fishing III, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair (2)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Radio with USB and Bluetooth)
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box (Cooler)

Trips booked with Contender Sports Fishing III include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn Gold)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • First Mate (20% tips are customary)
  • Fishing License

Contender Sports Fishing III offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Natural )
  • Wreck Fishing

Contender Sports Fishing III offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Contender Sports Fishing III include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)