Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C

Hop on board the Split Decision II and get ready to discover the world-famous fishing grounds of San Jose del Cabo! Your guide for the day, Captain Marco Rios, is a tournament fisherman and local expert in targeting offshore pelagics. While aboard, you’ll be able to fish, snorkel, and tour the amazing southern coastline of Baja California Sur in a luxurious fishing vessel, built to impress!

The Split Decision II is a 38’ Wellcraft express cruiser, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and fishing tackle for you to enjoy a successful day on the water. This offshore fishing machine comes with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, tuna tubes, and a flybridge for you to enjoy the beautiful view as you cruise along the coast.

Take a break from the heat and relax in the captain’s air-conditioned cabin. The inside is spacious and comfortable with a deluxe lounge, a private head, galley, shower, bed, and more. The boat comes with a multimedia system as well, so you can listen to your favorite tunes while you fish. There’s room on board for up to 6 guests per trip and everyone can fish at the same time.

You’ll explore the Chileno Bay, Gordo Banks, and offshore fishing grounds to troll, drift, bottom fish, or jig for various species. Your bucket list consists of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Tuna, and many more.

The captain also offers snorkeling trips and provides all the necessary equipment. Top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano tackle is included in the price of the trip, as well as your fishing licenses. Capt. Marco will also offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can go home and whip up some delicious fish tacos for the family!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and book your trip with Capt. Marco today. Your time aboard the Split Decision II is guaranteed to be an unforgettable one, so start planning out your vacation today and get ready to create lasting memories in Baja California Sur!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All Inclusive 8 Hour Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,199
    Full Day (8 hour) All Inclusive Fishing Charter. Includes Beer, Lunch, Snacks, Water, Sodas, Live Bait & up to 4 Fishing Licenses (additional licenses + $19 per). Troll for big game Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna & other pelagic species at the famous Gordo Banks fishing grounds. You'll be fishing from our spacious 38' air-conditioned fishing vessel with all necessary tackle & fish cleaning included in the price. We have an extremely professional & English-speaking crew. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
  • Private trip
    All Inclusive 5 Hour Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $999
    This is a VIP hassle-free fishing charter. This 5 hour all-inclusive trip includes 4 fishing licenses, water, beer, bait, snacks, sodas. All you need is your sun protection and you'll be ready for a good time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Autumn Special
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 31
    $699
    5 hour autumn special! Includes 5 hours of pristine fishing, bottled water, fishing tackle, fishing gear, fish cleaning service. Troll for big game such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and other pelagic species at the famous Gordo Banks fishing grounds. You'll be fishing from the spacious luxury 38' air-conditioned fishing vessel with all necessary tackle and fish cleaning included in the price. We have an extremely professional and English-speaking crew. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
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About the Captain

Marco Rios
San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
7 Fishing Reports
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Marco Rios worked in the yacht repair industry before moving to San Jose del Cabo and deciding to enter the sportfishing business. He was trained by a local crew and began competing in tournaments where he’s experienced success in targeting Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Marlin, Sailfish, and many other offshore species. He was a tournament angler for 10 years until he decided to start running charters and share his passion with others. He loves his job because he gets to meet new people every day, entertain them, and see their smiles when they catch their very first monster! Get ready to experience the intensity of deep sea fishing with Split Decision and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime in Baja California Sur!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Giant) Giant Seabass
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Express cruiser) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 375HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Ice Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

San Jose Del Cabo Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Wahoo season is open
Wahoo season is open
September 22, 2021
Our guest of honor first wahoo opened our season, water conditions finaly came for big game, dorado and black and blie marlin came home, just on time for the up coming world class tournaments, ser you soon

Customer Reviews

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Half Day Trip with Capt. Marco- Misleading
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
73%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
25%
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Kevin C.
Menifee, CA
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Half day trip on the Split Decision ll

VERIFIED   5 Hour Autumn Special on July 14, 2021
This review is based on overall charter experience with the Capt., crew and boat.  Fantastic experience with Capt. Marco...
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Gerome J.
Bayonne, NJ
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5 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Summer Special on April 21, 2021
I enjoyed my trip with Captain Marco and First Mate Jorge. Split Decision ll is very nice and well maintained. While we did...
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Frederick S.
San Diego, CA
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Capt Marco is grrat

VERIFIED   5 Hour Summer Special on May 31, 2021
We went out with Capt. Marco and his mate for a five hour marlin fishing trip. Please look at the fishing website he uses to...
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James K.
San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
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5hr “summer special”

VERIFIED   5 Hour Autumn Special on June 18, 2021
6 people in our group.  Captain Marco and his first mate were great.  The sea offered up only two fish, but they never quit...
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Marcia H.
Wellton, AZ
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Great Day on the water.

VERIFIED   All Inclusive 8 Hour Fishing Trip on March 30, 2021
We all had such a great day and i would definitely go with them again.. they are very hard working and work there ass off to...
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FAQs about Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C

Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C offers the following trips to customers:
  • $699 per group - 5 Hour Autumn Special (5 hours)
  • $999 per group - All Inclusive 5 Hour Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,199 per group - All Inclusive 8 Hour Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International & Shimano )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Split Decision II – Luxurious 38' + A/C include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Giant)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo