Calypso II

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Los Peines
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Calypso Charters is a family-owned company, based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Captain and the crew are passionate and knowledgeable anglers, who know where the fish are hiding and how to find it. A day out with them will see you sailing to a remote beach, having a delicious lunch on the beach, and, of course, targeting the fish of your dreams!

You will be sailing aboard a 28-foot “Calypso II” boat, built by the Captain. It comes powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines and is equipped with navigational electronics, a multimedia system, an ice-box, and fluorocarbon leaders from 30lbs to 300lbs for the big game fish, as well as a fighting chair, Tuna tubes, outriggers, downriggers, centerriggers, and a live bait tank. What is more, there is a toilet on board.

You will be able to choose among a great variety of trips with Calypso II. Each trip can be customized to suit any angler’s needs. A four-hour trip will see you fishing the Bay, whilst the Get On & Get Off Fishing Trip is a perfect combination of fishing, snorkeling, and whale watching when in the season. If you choose a six-hour package, you will get a chance to take a morning dip in the waters of Los Acros, go fishing, and have lunch in Las Animas. A day out on Marietas Island will be a memorable experience for a group of friends or a family, while a 12-hour fishing trip is ideal for a couple of passionate anglers. Among your targeted species will be Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Snook, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Roosterfish, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Amberjack.

Your trip will include rods, reels, tackle, lures, drinks, fishing licenses, and live bait. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you by the crew.

Calypso Charters is a family-owned company, based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Captain and the crew are passionate and knowledgeable anglers, who know where the fish are hiding and how to find it. A day out with them will see you sailing to a remo

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom Built by Captain (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

28 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since January 2015
I have been on the boat and on the water for almost all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 9 years. My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with that smile when they get that nice fish on board.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 94%

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Customer Reviews

4.65 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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We had the best day!  Ariel is a top-notch guide.  We felt welcomed right away, the boat and equipment were well maintained, and Ariel speaks perfect English.  I played my own music on his stereo the whole time.  Within an hour we landed 3 Jack Cravalle.  When we were tired of fishing that spot we went across the bay and landed a few smaller mahi mahi.  We caught quite a few fish.  When our six hours was up we were packing up to leave, Ariel’s friend called him on the radio and told him he saw a pair of sailfish on the surface of the water…which is rare this time of year in the bay.  Even though our time was up Ariel motored over there as fast as we could.  We found the fish and cast live bait in front of them and ....  Sailfish ON!  Catching that fish was the highlight of my entire week and a top 5 fish I’ve ever caught for sure!  Ariel was a great tour guide and really knew how to fish the area effectively.  Couldn’t have asked for a better trip!

Fished June 27, 2017
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The five stars are for David from Tres Amigos.
Ariel from Calypso accidentally over booked us with another party for the same date. I was not upset because Ariel took the time to make sure we got on another boat. Thank you Ariel.
Captain David and crew were cool, friendly, and very knowledgeable. The boat was very clean and well equipped. We even stopped for live bait fish.
I lost a Jack Crevelle that snapped our line 10 feet from the boat.  I still can’t sleep from thinking about it. My brother did manage to land a Jack Cravelle.He fought it for one hour and twenty five minutes. I’m used to fishing for Salmon,steelheads and sturgeons here at home in Washington State. I must say these Jack Cravelles are stubburn and will keep fighting until the end. Now I understand why they are a trophy fish.
Captain David was so cool, he kept us out in the water for another hour and a half hoping we can land another fish in the boat before docking. We didn’t land another fish but we had a great time. I highly recommend David from Tres Amigos.

Fished June 9, 2017
Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 15, 2017

Thanks my friend glad you had a great trip with David.  Next I will. Defently take you out my self personally.  To get some big ones

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Exxelent from start to finish!
Communication before the trip was flawless.
Directions to the boat were dead on.
We were fishing in the bay with light tackle.
Ariel and Louis knew and were friendly with everyone we came across.
Ariel had a plan to locate and target fish.
We started off trolling and looking.
Within the first half hour we had small Bonita that were live lined.
Ariel and louis zeroed in on Red Snapper and Bonita.
We were using small artificial bait - cast and retrieve with gentle jigging.
Hook ups were often and super fun.landed a bunch of fish - Red Snapper - Bonita and a Jack Caravelle that took an hour to land on light tackle.
It is the trip you dream about - perfect!
The Calypso II has a wide variety of services and destinations. The integrity, value and comfort were all top notch.
If you want a safe fun way for the entire family to experience the genuine treasures of Mexico
Book with this outfit.
None of us will forget this trip.

Fished May 16, 2017
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