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Ecotours Calafia

The warm waters of the Sea of Cortez make for some of the world’s best saltwater fishing opportunities. Ecotours Calafia will take you across the Bay of La Paz in search for some monster fish that call these waters home.

Who better to show you these waters than a local fishing enthusiast? Hailing from a long line of captains, Captain Francisco Peñaloza is still a regular competitor at Billfish tournaments. He knows exactly what it takes to reel in the biggest fish out there and promises to do everything he can to get you to the hottest fishing spots.

Step aboard the 22’ Arca center console and head to sea. Two guests are welcome to make this vessel their home for the day, taking advantage of the captain’s hospitality and modern fishing equipment. Your captain will provide plenty of water and sodas for you to stay refreshed, and he can even arrange lunch for an extra charge.

Fitted with outriggers and a fighting chair, she’s also a serious fishing vessel. You’ll start the day going after live bait, before heading to the real fishing grounds. Troll the open oceans or try your hand at bottom fishing, kite fishing, or even popping. Let the captain know if you’d like to go fly fishing or spearfishing, and he can arrange that, too!

Whatever your preferred technique, you’d better be ready for an intense battle all day long. These waters are overflowing with tough-fighting, monster fish, and they won’t come up without a fight. On offshore trips, you’ll go up against strong and stunning Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi, while nearshore you’ll be facing Snappers, Groupers, Yellowtails, and many more.

Get ready for a productive day out, filling the boat to take a delicious treat back to shore. At the end of the day, the captain will clean and fillet your catch so you can enjoy the taste of success right away. All you need to do is grab your fishing license and come aboard Ecotours Calafia for a thrilling day!



About the Captain

Francisco Peñaloza
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
A third-generation captain, Capt. Francisco has been on the water his whole life. He knows the La Paz area like the back of his hands and promises to take you to the most productive spots in the bay and beyond. Running 3 boats, he makes sure that every trip is personalized, and is happy teaching kids to fish and running professional, tournament-style excursions. With plenty of Billfish tournament titles to his name, along with a long history of fishing all over the Caribbean, he's just the guy to show you what big game fishing is all about.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snook Snook

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Arca (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Ecotours Calafia

Ecotours Calafia offers the following trips to customers:
  • $290 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Ladies & Gentlemen Trip (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $70 per person after 1 guest - Cruiser Pickup Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $70 per person after 1 guest - Gentlemen's Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $70 per person after 1 guest - Kids' Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (7 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ecotours Calafia, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Sun P)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ecotours Calafia include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and sodas. Food and beer for a charge.)

Ecotours Calafia offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Ecotours Calafia offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Ecotours Calafia include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack