Calypso Charters – Calypso II

Spice up your vacation, and join Calypso Charters to explore the prolific fishing grounds out of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico! Captain Ariel Rosen grew up on these waters, so he’ll show you all the best places where you can reel in those bucket-list specimens.

You will be sailing aboard Calypso II, a 28’ center console boat built by the Captain. It’s powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines and is equipped with navigational electronics, so it’ll put you on the fish in no time. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers, and there’s a toilet on board for your convenience.

The crew will provide you with all the fishing equipment, and you’ll fish using live bait. There’s a fighting chair on board so you can reel in some of those monsters. The crew will be happy to clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so you can take it home for a taste, or to fill the freezer.

You will be able to choose among a great variety of trips, depending on where you want to go, and how much time you have. Each trip can be customized to suit any angler’s needs. There’s a lot of beautiful places you can explore here, so feel free to take a look and find the trip that speaks to you most.

A day out with Capt. Ariel will see you sailing to a remote beach, having a delicious lunch on the beach, and, of course, targeting the fish of your dreams! Among your targeted species will be Wahoo, Tuna, Snook, Snapper, Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Amberjack.

Come and have an unforgettable fishing adventure under the hot Mexican sun with Calypso Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – El Banco
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This trip is for 2 guests maximum and is ideal for any extreme deep sea fishing lovers. No monkey businesses here! But it all depends on the time of year. In some months, especially February and March, the weather can get pretty wild.
  • Private trip
    8–10 Hour Trip – Corbetena Style
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Corbetena is a rock out on the ocean that can be the best fishing spot in Puerto Vallarta. From August to December it's amazing fishing out here. This is normally an 8 to 10-hour trip or 12 sometimes but it’s a bit more expensive for 12 hours. There's a maximum of 3 people on this trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour trip – Marietas Hidden Beach
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    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 depending on time. This is a trip where you have to drive a few miles, so it all depends on the weather.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $620
    This trip is for up to 4 serious anglers that want to go out for the big game. On this trip, you will be going outside of the bay. You'll be looking for the bigger bite and your chances are much better the farther out. You'll be looking for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin (depends on the time of year for this fish), Roosterfish, Snapper, and Amberjack. The type of fish depends on the month you go out.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Do It The Local Way
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    You will start out around 8 or 9 am. First, you will do about an hour or 2 of fishing towards the destination, then you will do some whale watching (seasonal), then a little snorkeling, then off to Yelapa for lunch. If you catch fish they will prepare it for you. Then you'll hike up to the waterfall where you'll walk through the town of Yelapa. The captain will give you a small tour of the history and life in Yelapa. Then you'll 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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $420
    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 a relaxing trip in the bay perfect for families!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – The Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $360
    This can be really cool because for 6 hours you have time to go to the middle of the bay. Sometimes there's a better quality of fishing. Remember this is one of the biggest bays in the world so you want to consider going out of the bay.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $300
    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, whale 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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $250
    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.

About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
136 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
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)

Snook Snook
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

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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5 hr trip- the Captain was out sick but we had a couple crew members that were great
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Full day fishing & exploring with Ariel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – The Bay on July 21, 2020
My wife and I had such a blast with Ariel. The boat was extremely clean and comfortable for us. There had drinks and even a...
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off on May 3, 2021
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6 hour trip with Ariel and Eric

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – The Bay on December 30, 2020
Best charter I’ve ever had. Friendly, knowledgeable, and they put us on the fish. Eric also made some great ceviche for us.
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5 hr trip- the Captain was out sick but we had a couple crew members that were great

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off on February 15, 2021
It was a slow day so we only caught a couple small mackerel but we saw a ton of whales along the way so it was very enjoyable. ...
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FAQs about Calypso Charters – Calypso II

Calypso Charters – Calypso II offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – The Bay (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off (5 hours)
  • $360 per group, additional $20 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – The Bay (6 hours)
  • $420 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Las Animas (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Do It The Local Way (8 hours)
  • $620 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $20 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour trip – Marietas Hidden Beach (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - 8–10 Hour Trip – Corbetena Style (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – El Banco (11 hours)

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

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

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

Calypso Charters – Calypso II offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Calypso Charters – Calypso II include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo