Dream Big Sport Fishing

It’s time to make your dreams come true and book a fishing trip with Dream Big Sport Fishing today. Owned and operated by Captain Art, he will be with you every step of the way on this fishing adventure. Whatever your experience level, there is a trip here with your name on it. Capt. Art has been running fishing trips for over 2 decades and loves the feeling you get of leaving all your problems at the shore. He hopes to offer this same feeling of freedom to all his customers.

The day will be spent on his beautiful 36’ boat “Dream Big”. This boat has a large unobstructed deck so you can reel in your fish with ease. When not fishing, relax inside the spacious saloon. There is plenty of seating, a restroom, and even a bed. This boat offers a comfortable and dry ride out to the various fishing grounds.

For beginners and children, try the shorter trips and targeting Yellowtail Amberjack. It will take 30 minutes to get to the fishing grounds. Anglers with more experience will enjoy the Tuna trip, targeting Yellowfin and Bluefin. This requires a 6-hour ride to the fishing grounds. Other species you can target on these trips are Mahi Mahi, Halibut, Red Snapper, Barracuda, and Bonito.

Children are welcome on this trip but must be old enough to stand and walk comfortably without assistance. Life vests are provided for them, along with any adults who need one.

You’ll need to bring along your own food and drink on this trip. Remember to bring along sun protection – a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses are all essential.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels. All 8 anglers can fish at once, except on the Tuna trip where the trip is for 6 anglers maximum.

The captain will fillet the fish that you can keep for you once back at shore.

Book a trip with Dream Big Sport Fishing today for the ultimate in varied and Mexican fishing – there is something for everyone here.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Offshore (6 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    This trip is for a maximum of 6 anglers. You'll leave at 4 a.m. in the morning to target Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Dorado. All rods and reels will be provided, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Bring along a small cooler for your food and drink, as well as sunscreen, hat, and layered clothes.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    This trip is for 8 people. Go after local Yellowtail on this trip. It will take around 30 minutes to get to the fishing grounds. The fishing gear and licenses are included in this trip. You'll need to bring along your own food and drinks in a small cooler, as well as sunscreen and a sun hat. Children can come on this trip but must be able to walk.
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About the Captain

Art Cortes
El Sauzal, Baja California, Mexico
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Art has been running charter for 20 years and has had his own boat for the past 10 years. He loves the ocean and fishing as he can disconnect from everything else. Fishing is highly therapeutic and Capt. Art feels lucky to get out and fish every day, something that a lot of other people can't. Capt. Art loves to share this experience with his customers and looks forward to welcoming you on board.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Fibreglass (Cruiser) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 270HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 13 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Arturo A.
Baltimore, MD
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 2, 2021
Muy bueno
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Frank S.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Not a trip for Yellowtail

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 10, 2021
I specifically selected this trip to catch Yellowtail in the Yellowtail Capital of the World.  The crew never heard of Yellowtail. ...
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Michael T.
Charlotte, NC
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Best Birthday Trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour – Offshore (6 MAX) on October 6, 2019
Instead of jumping on a cattle boat out of San Diego, I decided to charter one out of Mexico.  While looking at website after...
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Minerva C.
Diamond Bar, California
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Half day a.m. trip

5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 3, 2019
We had a great experience on our trip. The boat was clean and well equipped. The captain was very helpful and knowledgeable....
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Anaheim, California
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Half day p.m. trip

5 Hour Trip (PM) on April 25, 2019
The captain was awesome, we caught some good size tuna. The boat was clean and well equipped. There was plenty of room for...
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FAQs about Dream Big Sport Fishing

Dream Big Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 12 Hour – Offshore (6 MAX) (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Dream Big Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (For the catch)

Trips booked with Dream Big Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are customary, industry standard 15-20%)

Dream Big Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Dream Big Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dream Big Sport Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack