PV Hook Up Macarala 38 ft NV

Nuevo Vallarta fishing Charter.
The Macarela is a 38’ custom Sportfisher operated by PV Hook Up Sportfishing Charters. Powered by brand new twin 315HP Cummins engines, this boat can accommodate up to 8 people. On board, you will find ample room for up to eight people to relax, along with a private bathroom as well as a bedroom below.

For fishing, the boat is equipped with 12 Shimano rods and reels that are rigged with fluorocarbon line. There are tuna tubes, outriggers and downriggers on board, as well as a live bait tank. A new fighting chair can also be found among the vessel’s fishing amenities. As for navigation, the Macarela is equipped with a standard range of marine electronics, including GPS, Fishfinder, radar as well as radio.

The PV Hook Up team offer both bay and offshore fishing trips, depending on how much time you have on your hands. 4 and 6 hour trips give you plenty of time for some solid action inside the bay, whereas starting with an 8 hour trip, you can have enough time to venture far offshore in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, and many other coveted big game species frequenting these waters.

Trips to all 3 of Puerto Vallarta’s famous fishing spots can be arranged - El Morro, Corbetena and El Banco are all accessible aboard the Macarela. All of these destinations have been associated with some of the best deep sea fishing around, year after year.

Unlike many other charters, when you fish with PV Hook up you can use both lures and live bait at no extra cost, and fishing licenses are supplied at no additional charge. There will also be a cooler filled with ice at your disposal.

If you would like to order food, PV Hook Up can offer lunch boxes at $14 USD per person. These must be pre-ordered at least 72 hrs prior to the charter. Lunches include soda, bottled water, a pastry, sandwich, chips, and granola bar. Extra drinks are available on request, and must also be booked at least 72 hours before the trip departs.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hours offshore 36 - 50 miles
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing 36-50 miles offshore at Corbetena or El Banco for big Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    10 hrs offshore 22-36 miles
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing at El Moro, about 18-22 miles offshore, for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 hours 18-22 Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing at El Moro, about 18-22 miles offshore, for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 hours inside the bay
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing inside the bay for smaller game fish like Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Roosterfish, and more, depending on the season. You will also be able to make use of the boat's snorkeling gear if you want to get into the water and explore this tropical paradise.
  • Private trip
    4 hours inside the bay
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    4 hours inside the bay Get out on the water for an afternoon of fun, fishing the Banderas Bay for Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and more, as well as snorkeling for extra fun! Please note that live bait may not be available on afternoon trips
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About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Angler's Choice
11 Reports
18 Customer Reviews
Member since January 2014
PV Hook Up is a leading operator of sportfishing charters in Puerto Vallarta. Founded back in 1996 by a group of amigos, its mission is to give everyone who visits Puerto Vallarta a bilingual fishing hook up and the same wonderful experience these friends had when they first arrived in this paradise. With the best gear money can buy and a collection of the best captains in Puerto Vallarta, this is the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the local area and is one that is bound to give you lasting memories.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga) Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

38 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. 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


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