Calypso II

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - El Banco - Max 2
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    11 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for 2 guests maximum and is ideal for any extreme deep sea fishing lovers. No monkey businesses here! But it all depands on the time of year some month espacially feb and March weather can get pretty wild and we canot go out here So it all depands. On weather ok
  • Private trip
    Corbetena style 8 to 10 hrs fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Corbetena is a rock out on the ocean that can be the best fishing spot in Puerto Vallarta August threw December its amazing fishing out here this is normally a 8 to 10 hrs trip or 12 sometime but it’s abit more money for 12 hrs ok. Max 3 people on this trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - MAX 4
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 680
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip is for up to 4 serious anglers that want to go out for the big game. This 8-hour trip we will be going outside of the bay. We will be looking for the bigger bite and our chances are much better the farther out. We will be looking for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin,(depends on the time of year for this fish) Roosterfish, Red Snapper,amberjack almost all year ok. The type of fish depends on the month we go out. For the serious fisherman, we can do 10 and 12 hour days, which is very exciting!
  • Private trip
    Marietas Island Hidden Beach
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 650
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 20
    each additional person
    You will go as far as 18 miles to Marietas islands' secret beach for snorkeling. After that, you will head to Yelapa to see the waterfall and have lunch on the beach. You will be able to fish during the trip añ depanding on time. This is a trip we have to drive a few miles don't take time depending on weather
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Do It The Local Way
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 560
    up to 6 persons
    We will start out around 8 or 9 am. First we will do about an hour or 2 of fishing twords are destination always then we will do some whale watching (seasonal), then a little snorkeling, then off to Yelapa for lunch. If we catch fish they will prepare it for us. Then we hike up to the waterfall where we walk through the town of Yelapa, a town where I spent most of my youth. I give you a small tour of the history and life in Yelapa. Then we come back to the beach to relax and enjoy the rest of the day
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Las Animas
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 420
    up to 6 persons
    You'll start this trip by trolling all the way to the snorkeling spot called Los Arcos. You will enjoy the fauna of that area: you may even see the blue-footed Boobies. If you see whales on the way, you will stop and say hello to them. Then you will head to Las Animas for the best seafood in Vallarta, where the locals go for fresh seafood. THIS IS A NICE SMALL TASTE OF FISHING AND RELAXING TRIP IN THE BAY PERFECT FOR FAMILYS AND WIFES THAT DONT LIKE TO FISH SO MUCH !!!
  • Private trip
    Only fishing 6 hrs in the bay
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 360
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 20
    each additional person
    This can be really cool because for 6 hrs we have time to go to the middle of the bay. sometimea better quality of fishing ok remember this is one of the biggest bays in the world so you want to consider going out of the bay. If you are looking to get some nice fishlike marlyn or sail fish ok !!!! The 6 hrs will not do it if you are looking for bill fish ok
  • Private trip
    Get On & Get Off Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 28 Feb - 15 Nov
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 20
    each additional person
    This trip is great for people who don't want to spend a long time on the water, or just want a quick ride. You can do 5 hours of fishing in the Bay or divide it and do fishing, whales watching (only when in the season), and snorkeling. You may also have a chance to enjoy some live music!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - The Bay - Max 5
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 28 Feb - 15 Nov
    US$ 250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 20
    each additional person
    This trip is for 5 guests maximum. If you want to have a quick ride to see what is biting, this trip is just the right choice. The Captain and his crew will do their best to put you on fish and show you the beautiful Bay.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)

Snook
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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

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

About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since January 2015
72
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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 every body the beauty of banderas bay (my back yard) this for me makes me the happiest person alive !!!
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

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4.79
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Cosmina Nistor
Seattle, WA
 5.00
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Great way to start the morning!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
Had a wonderful intro to fishing for our boys. They both are very curious about what it takes to catch some fish and this was...
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Daryl Ranton
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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6 hours of fun

VERIFIED   January 22, 2018
My wife and I (2 Americanos) spent 6 hours in the bay with Luis and Samuel. We enjoyed the sights, including dolphins, numerous...
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Steven Panchuk
Salamanca, Guanajuato
 5.00
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12 hour trip to el Banco

VERIFIED   November 21, 2017
Truly one of the best fishing charters I’ve been on in my life! I am from BC and do a lot of salmon and halibut fishing....
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Raechel Hoss
Denver, Colorado
 5.00
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The best!

VERIFIED   January 7, 2018
My boyfriend and I had the best experience, I cant reccomend Ariel and Pepe enough! Super accommodating from start to finish....
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Priscilla Yuen
Daly City, CA
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6 Hours Fishing Trip with my mother

VERIFIED   May 22, 2018
Ariel is really a nice guy and helped us to catch a 50 lbs yellow tail, although we lost it at the last minute after 40 mins...
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