Carrillo Team

Whisk yourself away to the open ocean. Carillo Team will make your trip to paradise come true. Sail out from Puerto Vallarta’s hustle and bustle, and be at one with nature. You’ll get to snorkel and discover a whole new world, while the fishing on offer is simply incredible.

Each trip has a local flavor. Captain Chema Carillo, Captain Kiko, and their first mates are locals and have an excellent command of English. While showing you nature’s wonders, they’ll answer any question you have, and you’ll learn some new fishing techniques from experienced hands.

One of the biggest boats in Puerto Vallarta, the 28’ NAVA center console will see you relax in style. Restored in 2016, she’s fitted with all modern amenities, including a working toilet. With unrestricted views, you’ll sample the surroundings with plenty of covered and uncovered seating space to choose from.

Take advantage of the snorkeling gear aboard to hop in and explore the magical underworld cities that exist on the reefs. Full of dazzling fish, you’ll be amazed at how small, big, and diverse fish co-exist in the same stunning space.

When fishing, you’ll have the option of hitting the reefs or heading offshore. Nearshore, you’ll go after a range of colourful and exciting fish, such as Snappers, Jack Crevalles, as well as striking Sailfish and delicious Mahi Mahi.

Further offshore, the fish get bigger and bigger. Monumental Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna will be your prime target, along with huge Sailfish and Mahi. Expect to work up a sweat while reeling in these monsters. You can try trolling, bottom fishing, popping, and even kite fishing – the captain is an expert!

Stay refreshed and bring whatever you feel you’d like to consume while on board and keep it in the captain’s cooler. Otherwise, it’s just a swimsuit, towel, and some sunscreen, and you’re all set. All else is taken care of. If you’re in Puerto Vallerta, make the most of your holiday and explore the Pacific. Let Carillo Team take you away.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This mammoth of all trips will see you explore the Pacific waters as they should be seen. You'll discover a whole new world as you hit the nearshore reefs to swim and snorkel with the stunning, tropical fish. You'll head far offshore, leaving all your cares behind as you focus on some serious fishing. Enormous Sailfish and Marlin's sizes are matched by their beauty, so you'll be left gobsmacked after struggling to reel one in. Also target delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi for a delicious treat back ashore.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This extended full-day trip will see you head offshore in search of some serious big game fish. Billfish such as Marlin and Salifish will leave you gobsmacked by their beauty and size, while Tuna and Mahi Mahi won't disappoint either. These strong fish will put up an incredible fight to get aboard and Tuna and Mahi will make for a delicious treat back ashore. Drift across the crystal clear bay, hop in to the water, and get up close to the mesmerizing nature around you as you don the snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    A full day on the water will allow you to sample a whole range of different fishing that Mexico's Pacific waters have to offer. Cross the stunning Bay of Banderas and its magnificent reefs and head to the deeper, more productive seas offshore. Delicious Tuna and majestic Marlin await. These creatures are highly sought after across the world, so use all your strength to reel in a monster, and take the Tuna back to shore for a delicious treat. Make sure not to miss out on the stunning snorkeling too.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the best part of your day exploring the wonders of the Pacific Ocean. Head out to the Banderas Bay and sample the crystal clear waters. You'll get to snorkel the reefs in search of your target fish, while spotting your prey from the boat and learning all the necessary skills to catch sublime Sailfish and tantalisingly tasty Mahi Mahi to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the water for half the day and explore the rich nearshore waters of Mexico's Pacific coast. You'll drift along the crystal clear bay with the wind cooling you off as you use your strength to hook Jack Crevalles and Snappers. These dazzling creatures will have you in awe, so make sure to take advantage of the snorkeling gear aboard and jump into the water. Start times are flexible so get in touch with the captain.

About the Captain

Chema Carrillo
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Response time 10 hours
Member since January 2019
A local to Puerto Vallarta, Captain Chema has spent his whole life on the water. Having fished the Bay of Banderas and Pacific Ocean since childhood, he decided, in 2012, to become a captain and make a profession out of his passion. The Carillo Team has grown to a fleet of 2 in the time since then, and Captain Kiko may take some trips. Both have an excellent command of English, along with the first mates.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

NAVA (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 115HP mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

28 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

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