Get on board Calypso and enjoy your day out on the beautiful Mexican waters out of Puerto Vallarta! Captain Ariel Rosen has been fishing in the area since he was a kid, so he knows these waters like the back of his hand. He’ll make sure you have an amazing time.

The Calypso, his 30’ center console boat, is powered by twin 150 Mercury 4 stroke outboard engines. This gives it plenty of power to take you offshore in search of some monsters. Not to worry about sunny days, as there’s lots of shade on board. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers.

Capt. Ariel will have Avett, Shimano, and Penn fishing equipment ready for you. You’ll find tuna tubes, outriggers, downriggers, and 2 fighting chairs on board, so you’ll maximize your chances of reeling in those huge specimens! Take your catch back home to the table – the captain will be happy to clean and fillet the fish for you.

There’s a lot of trips you can choose from, depending on how much time you want to spend on the water, as well as which grounds you want to visit. The area is brimming with marine life, so there are opportunities for whale watching and snorkeling.

When it comes to fishing, there’s always something to target. You’ll try to reel in species like Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackerel. The crew supports catch and release when it comes to all Billfish.

The number one specialty tour on Calypso is a day in Yelapa. This trip includes a little bit of everything – fishing, whale watching, and snorkeling. Up to 8 people are welcome, so it’s the perfect family day. The crew loves new adventures and showing you this beautiful bay!

Join the experienced bilingual crew of Calypso, and have an unforgettable experience on these prolific Mexican waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Banco Tuna Land
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    This is a 12-hour trip for the experienced deep sea fishing anglers that like extreme fishing. The trip is only for 2 people. You'll go 50 to 70 miles offshore to the Tuna grounds, and try to reel in some monster specimens. All the equipment will be provided on board, just get ready for an experience of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Corbetena Style
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    On this trip, you'll head out up to 40 miles offshore. This is the best trip for professional anglers who like to feel the ocean breeze. Up to 4 people are welcome on this trip. This is 100 percent deep sea fishing for Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Marietas Islands
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Marietas Islands are 20 miles out of Puerto Vallarta so it's an adventure to get out there. On the way, you'll spot mantas, whales, turtles, dolphins. When you get to the islands you can get off and visit the hidden beach, or as the locals know it – the Love Cave. Then you can get back on the boat and go around viewing the island. On the 2nd island, you can get off and do some snorkeling. There's everything to prepare a ceviche on board, so you'll fish for your own food.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is an all-day fishing trip for up to 5 people. Normally for this trip, you'll go out of the bay for more chances of bigger fish, all depending on the time of year. September to December you'll go for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, etc. December to March you'll go more for Roosterfish, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Pompano, Amberjack, Bonito, Sierra, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalles – a bit smaller game fish, but lots of fun.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (Combo) – Yelapa
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $560
    On this trip, you'll go fishing in the bay for 1 or 2 hours, depending on how the bite's going. Then you'll go whale watching in Banderas Bay, where the whales come to mate. After whale watching and fishing, you'll go snorkeling at Los Arcos or Majahuitas, depending on where it's clearer. After that, you'll head to Yelapa for some great lunch. If you have your own fish, you can have them cooked. Depending on the time, you can also hike to the waterfalls of Yelapa, and enjoy some beautiful nature.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Marietas Hidden Beach
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    This is a Marietas National park Island trip. It's a 5-6 people express 5-hour trip to the hidden beach of Marietas. There is an additional cost of 90 pesos per person for park bracelets so you can enter the island. This is one of the most protected national parks and bird sanctuaries of Mexico's Pacific coast and it's by far the best trip on Calypso.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $380
    Inshore fishing – get in and out. Would you like to go out on a boat, see some of the natural beauty the bay has to offer you? This is the perfect trip, not too long, but long enough to get a feel of what this beautiful bay has to offer. The trip consists of 5 hours. You'll do a little snorkeling, whale watching, and fishing, or you can just fish for 5 hours. Sometimes the captain gets so emotional, loses track of time, and gives you an extra hour. The departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Las Animas
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $380
    On this trip, you'll start by fishing all the way (trolling) to the snorkeling spot Los Arcos so you can catch your own food. When you get to Los Arcos you'll do some snorkeling, and then head to the beautiful beach of Las Animas. If you spot some whales you'll stop and say hi to them. Then you'll head to Las Animas for some great seafood: they have all kinds of meals but you really want to try the fish, lobster or oysters, breaded or on the shell. Get ready for an amazing adventure!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $320
    This is a 5-hour easy and fast trip, perfect for families and kids. If you don't want to spend a lot of time on the boat, this is the trip for you. You'll target species like Tuna, Bonito, Jack Crevalle, and Snapper. Up to 5 people are welcome on this trip. All the fishing gear will be provided for you on board, just bring some sun protection, and you're all set for a great time!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $260
    This is a 4-hour trip for anglers who can't spare a lot of time. You'll try to reel in Jack Crevalle, Tuna, Bonito, and Snapper. Up to 5 people are welcome on this trip. This is the best fishing trip if you want to do more in your day in Vallarta. All the equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and get ready for a productive trip!
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About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
136 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since January 2015
I have been on a boat and on the water all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 12 years. My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with a big fat smile when they get that nice fish on board, and showing everybody the beauty of Banderas Bay – my backyard. This makes me the happiest person alive! My favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small/light tackle. The determination that you need to bring in a 100lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting. I believe you need to be holding a rod when you’re fishing, not just looking at it. I love trolling but there's nothing like casting or popping for big Roosterfish or Snapper!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Locally built boat (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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94%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
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12 hour trip captain Ariel

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Banco Tuna Land on December 2, 2020
My wife and I booked a 12 hr trip with captain Ariel in hopes of going way out and catching some bill fish or tuna.  Unfortunately...
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6 Hours on Calypso 2 w/ Sammy & Carlos

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bay on February 16, 2020
Ariel had a day off (no problem) and we went out with Sammy and Carlos.  I have fished in PV a number of times before and...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bay on February 26, 2020
There was not a lot of action until a school of tune came into the bay.  But the captain just kept throwing a lure into the...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore on March 10, 2020
Enjoyed our 5 hour fishing tour on Calypso with husband and two sons.  Captain and Sammy were excellent hosts.  The boat...
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8 hour trip to Marietas Island and fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Marietas Islands on January 11, 2018
Captain Ariel made great suggestions and help to explain every part of the trip the same day I booked it to confirm everything...
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FAQs about Calypso

Calypso offers the following trips to customers:
  • $260 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (4 hours)
  • $320 per group, additional $20 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bay (5 hours)
  • $380 per group, additional $10 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
  • $380 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Las Animas (7 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $20 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Marietas Hidden Beach (5 hours)
  • $560 per group - 8 Hour Trip (Combo) – Yelapa (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Marietas Islands (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Corbetena Style (10 hours)
  • $900 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Banco Tuna Land (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Calypso, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Bluetooth)
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Calypso include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Only waters)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Calypso offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Calypso offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Calypso include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)