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
    4 Hour Trip – The Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $320
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $340
    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
    6 Hour Trip – The Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Las Animas
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $480
    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
    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
    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
    $750
    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
    8–10 Hour Trip – Corbetena Style
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    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
    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.
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About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
184 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2015
Captain Ariel has been on a boat and on the water all his life but has only been in the charter business for 12 years. His passion comes from seeing a passenger on his boat with a big fat smile when they got that nice fish on board and showing everybody the beauty of Banderas Bay – Captain Ariel's backyard. This makes him the happiest person alive!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 120 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
102
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Cassie A.
Salt Lake City, UT
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Amazing 8 hour combo trip!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Do It The Local Way on March 14, 2022
Such an Amazing Day. Tony and Eric were wonderful guides! We were all able to catch something, but the boys weren’t just...
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DJ K.
Castle Rock, CO
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Half Day with Tony and Eric

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off on February 21, 2022
The temperature change meant that the red tide had moved in so fishing was fair at best but we still had a great time. Caught...
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Eric G.
Littleton, CO
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8 hour trip with Capitan Carlos and Erick

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 14, 2022
Carlos and Erick did a great job for us. Tried further out for Sailfish in the am then finished with a flurry of activity off...
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Preston A.
Monterrey, Nuevo León
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6 hour fishing in Bay

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – The Bay on June 7, 2022
It was my son’s first time fishing on a boat and we caught a ton of fish (most released), so needless to say he’s hooked...
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Good day on the water

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – The Bay on May 26, 2022
Had a great time out on the water. We got on the boat and out fiahing quickly. Boat is very nice good equipment we got to jig...
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FAQs about Calypso Charters – Calypso II

Calypso Charters – Calypso II offers the following trips to customers:
  • $320 per group - 4 Hour Trip – The Bay (4 hours)
  • $340 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off (5 hours)
  • $420 per group - 6 Hour Trip – The Bay (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Las Animas (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Do It The Local Way (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $20 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour trip – Marietas Hidden Beach (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 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
  • Life Jackets

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