Marietas Sportfishing

In less than an hour’s ride from Puerto Vallarta, your adventure awaits. Operating out of Punta de Mita, Mexico, Marietas Sportfishing specializes in professionally guided fishing tours. Their trips are available year-round, so feel free to book your trip anytime. Captain Jose has been fishing his whole life. He learned from his father since he was a kid, so there’s no fishing spot in the area that he doesn’t know of.

An important part of Capt. Jose’s service is assisting guests who’ve never fished before. He’s there to show you the first steps and help you catch your first fish. The best part of the job for him is when a novice gets hooked on fishing, or when an experienced person catches a new fish species for the first time. It’s all about learning something new, getting better at something you know, and having fun while doing it!

You’ll meet the captain at the marina and aboard his 27’ Nava skiff. This vessel accommodates up to 5 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. The boat has a live bait tank, an ice box, and features all necessary navigational and safety equipment. There’s also lots of room in the shade, so you don’t have to worry about getting sunburned.

Depending on the season, you could be reeling in Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Pompano, Snapper, and more. If big game fishing is your goal for the day, book a full day trip, as you’ll need more time to reach the depths that these ferocious species call home.

The captain will cover your fishing equipment and drinks for the day. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch but note that not all of the species can be kept. You only need to bring your food for the day and you’re ready to go.

Check out why anglers from all around the world are coming to this area, just for fishing! Marietas Sportfishing will make sure you leave their boat with a smile on your face and a few fresh fish fillets in the bag.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing and Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $260
    Snorkel at the private beaches at Mita and fish in its surroundings. Snorkeling equipment is included, as well as some basic information about it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This 4-hour trip will take you up to 10 miles offshore, where you will target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Pompano, Snapper, and more. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and drinks, so you only need to bring your food and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    An afternoon trip is a great option for first-timers or families with children. You don't need previous fishing experience, so don't let anything stop you from going! The captain will be by your side and show you the basics and he'll also cover your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    Pesca de 3/4 de dia
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Esta es una opción para pescadores que buscan atrapar especies diferentes en un solo día. Desde una pez gallo en bajas profundidades hasta un mahi mahi en mar abierto usando diferetes técnicas de pesca como trolling, jiggin y ofendiendo el mar
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    The captain will take you after big fish like Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin! You'll go up to 15 miles offshore. Get ready to encounter some of the hard-fighting fish species that won't give in that easily. Your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Over night
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,200
    For real fishermen A 24-hour fishing tour Fishing for pelagic sites and islands full of fish This is an adventure in the Open Sea catching different species of fish and always looking for a good trophy Every fisherman's dream is Catch a fish from. More than 200 pounds
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About the Captain

Jose Abraham Gonzales Pelayo
Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
58 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Captain Jose has been sport fishing for 10 years, licensed for 7 years. Jose decided to become a captain because he grew into it – his father was also a captain and he learned in the family business since very young. The favorite part of his job is watching first-timers catch a big fish and experienced anglers catch something new for them. Guest satisfaction is important to him and happy customers are his goal.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Pompano Pompano

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Nava (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 60HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (96)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
3\/4th Day with Jose & Carlos
Half day fish trip with Jose Abraham and Marietas Sportfishing
Half day fish trip with Jose Abraham and Marietas Sportfishing
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Angler Rating
46
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Josh J.
Toronto, ON
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4th Day with Jose & Carlos

VERIFIED   NEW  Pesca de 3/4 de dia on May 14, 2022
We had an amazing experience with Capt Jose & Carlos! If you are on the fence about booking with them, just take the plunge...
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Patty C.
Bellevue, WA
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Catch of the day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 13, 2022
A great family day!  Jose Abraham and Carlos were expert anglers!  We casted and trolled - caught a red snapper, grouper...
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Dutch S.
Evanston, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fish trip with Jose Abraham and Marietas Sportfishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 3, 2022
This trip was fantastic!! Capt Jose and Carlos had the fish zeroed in and we were catching snapper, jacks, and Spanish macks...
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William E.
Littleton, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour fishing and snorkeling

VERIFIED   Fishing and Snorkeling on March 22, 2022
Abraham and his assistant were great. We had a member of our party get sea sick and they adjusted the location to a less wavy...
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Andres O.
San Jose, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip (AM) - BEST TRIP EVER!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2021
Marietas Sportfishing is the place to book! I would go with these guys over and over again. We caught so many fish and they...
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FAQs about Marietas Sportfishing

Marietas Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $260 per group - Fishing and Snorkeling (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Pesca de 3/4 de dia (7 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per day per group - Over night (1 day)

When you book a trip with Marietas Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Marietas Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Avet, Penn,shimano, okuma, daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Marietas Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Marietas Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Marietas Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Pompano
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo