La Bandida Sport Fishing

For your next vacation to Mexico, you’re going to want to book a fishing trip with La Bandida Sport Fishing. Captain Monte will make sure you have an unforgettable day out fishing with him and his first mate. Capt. Monte is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys taking part in tournaments. He’ll have you reeling in fish in no time!

Step on board his 23’ center console. This classic boat can take up to 4 anglers on board with enough room for 2 anglers to fish at once. It’s decked out with safety and navigational gear so you can fish with peace of mind.

You’ll mostly be trolling around 20 miles from shore for a variety of species, including Red Snapper, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. The captain will take you out a maximum of 50 miles from shore.

Want to make your day even better? Talk to the captain in advance to arrange the use of snorkeling masks or the fly fishing rod.

Children of any age are welcome on the 4 and 6-hour trips. For the longer trips, children should be a minimum of 10 years old. Life vests are available for them all. On the 8 and 10 hours, the captain will also provide you with beer, snacks, and extra ingredients to make ceviche with your catch.

You’ll need to bring your own food and drinks on the 4 and 6-hour trips. This can go into the captain’s cooler on board. The fishing license for the group is included on all trips. You’ll need to pack sunscreen and sunglasses to be comfortable on board.

On board on all trips will be a first mate to help you fish. Don’t forget to tip him at the end of the trip 20-25% of the total trip price.

Book a trip with La Bandida Sport Fishing today for an offshore adventure the whole family will love!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    The captain can offer this trip in the afternoon depending on the weather and with prior notice. Included in the price are the rods, reels, and live bait when needed. The captain will provide the fishing license for the whole group – you'll need to bring food, drinks, and sun protection along. One fly fishing rod can be provided – talk to the captain before the trip to arrange this. Top species include Spanish Mackerel and Red Snapper. Kids of all ages are welcome on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    Children of all age can come along on this 6-hour trip. You'll be targeting top fish such as Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, and more. Two anglers can fish at the same time. The captain will provide the rods and reels and bait that's needed. Your fishing license is also included. You'll need to bring your own food and drink along. Don't forget to tip the first mate after the trip 20-25% of the total trip price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    On this 8-hour trip, children will need to be over 10 years old to come along. Fishing usually begins from 20 miles from shore, but can be anywhere up to 50 miles out. The captain will provide you with rods, reels, and live bait if needed. Your fishing license is also included. Beer, ceviche, and snacks are included. Remember to tip the first mate 20-25% of the trip price after the trip. One fly fishing rods can be provided with prior arrangement.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    This is a 10-hour trip going out 20 to 50 miles from shore. Children on this trip must be over 10 years of age. All fishing rods, reels, and bait will be provided. You'll be targeting big game fish, like Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. The captain will provide rods, reels, beer, snacks, and ingredients to make ceviche with your catch. You can bring more food and drinks which will go into the captain's cooler on board. Don't forget to tip the first mate 20-25% of the total trip price.
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About the Captain

Monte Hernandez
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2019
Captain Monte is a local who speaks both Spanish and English. He has been fishing his entire life and began professionally fishing over 2 decades ago. He enjoys to participate in the "Playa de Los Muertos tournament " and in the last 6 tournaments places in the top 10. One of his favorite parts of this job is seeing the smiles on the faces of his clients after they catch a fish, especially when it's their first one ever.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Super Panga (Center console) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 60HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jessica F.
Webberville, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 22, 2022
Amazing experience! Senor Monte was very responsive to our calls and welcoming when we arrived. Captain Carlos and the first...
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Andrew O.
Broadview Heights, OH
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Sometimes fish don't want to bite

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 12, 2019
Crew was pleasant, worked hard changing luers and baits to attract the fish… But just one of those days where the fish were...
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VERIFIED   January 2, 2021
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FAQs about La Bandida Sport Fishing

La Bandida Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Extended Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with La Bandida Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (With prior notice only, mask & vest provided)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Cooler for your food to go in to)

Trips booked with La Bandida Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, Avet )
  • Live Bait (Used for some targets, prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Catch cleaning and packaging)
  • Drinks (Water & ice provided)
  • First Mate (Industry standard to tip 20-25% of total trip price)
  • Fishing License

La Bandida Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 50 miles, usually 20 miles though)
  • Flats Fishing

La Bandida Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing (With prior notice, 1 rod provided)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with La Bandida Sport Fishing include:
  • Yellowtail Amberjack