Saltwater Inspired Life

Saltwater Inspired Life invites you for a day of fishing fun and games on the prolific waters of Los Cabos! Get a taste of this superb fishery under the guidance of Captain Kalindo Ruiz, who spent the last 20 years exploring the best fishing spots in the area.

Capt. Kalindo works alongside an experienced crew, all of whom are natives to this area and have 30+ years of fishing experience on these waters. If you’re looking to add the “fishing with the locals” flair to your family vacation, you’ve come to the right place.

You’ll be traveling aboard “Sofiamoana,” a 27’ Ocean Runner with a center console set-up, and twin Honda 225 HP outboard engines. She was fully restored in 2019 to include comfortable bolsters for the fishing comfort of up to 6 people. She has a large bathroom aboard, 2 live wells, and plenty of sitting space on the bow. She’s also equipped with one fighting chair, and outriggers to maximize your fishing potential.

Capt. Kalindo will take you up to 30 miles offshore for the chance to come up against various world-famous saltwater species including hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and a variety of Marlin. On half-day trips, you’ll enjoy reeling in Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Roosterfish, and many more depending on the time of year.

If one day on the water doesn’t seem enough, you can book a 5-day package that includes lodging in a room with a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez. 

Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, bait to tempt your catch, drinks, and food for a small additional charge. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license, a long-sleeve shirt, and a camera.

Let Saltwater Inspired Life show you just how fun and productive fishing can be!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this 8-hour expedition, you'll go further from the shore which means only one thing – trophy-sized fish are in the cards! It will take about an hour to get to the best fishing grounds and then you can target all the offshore bigshots – Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. Feel free to bring some food, if you'd like, and there will be some snacks and drinks on board too. You'll need a long-sleeve shirt, a hat, and a camera to capture the best fishing moments.
  • Private trip
    5 Day Trip with Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is a package deal that includes 5 days of fishing and free lodging. This option is ideal for a single person or a couple coming to Los Cabos to fish. You'll be staying in a private room with a bathroom and a spectacular view of the Sea of Cortez. Five full days of fishing are included in the package, and on them, you can target anything from Cubera Snapper to Billfish and Tuna. Food is available for a small additional charge, so all you have to bring is long-sleeve shirt, a hat, and good mood!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend 4 hours exploring some of the local fishing spots and come back to land with some great fishing stories. You'll be targeting a variety of species, including Bonito, Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Black Seabass, and many more. Gear, food, and drinks are included in the price. You will meet the captain at 6:30 AM at the dock where the cleaning stations are located in Marina Puerto Los Cabos.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    You don't have to get up early to enjoy all the fishing potential of Los Cabos. Join Capt. Kalindo on this 4-hour expedition and target anything from Bonito and Giant Seabass to Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish. You'll have drinks and snacks on the boat, as well as sunscreen, so you just need to show up and start fishing.
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About the Captain

Kalindo Ruiz
San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
5 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
I grew up on the beach in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. I came to Los Cabos when I was 17 and have been here for the last 20 years. Surfing and fishing drew me to Los Cabos. I learned how to fish over the last two decades just fishing in pangas with my friends in La Playita here in San Jose. They are all second, third, and even fourth-generation fishermen. The natives here in Southern Baja are called "Choyeros" (Cactus People). Needless to say, I learned from the best – my Choyero friends! I have been a fishing guide in Palmilla since 2010. This year marked a special year for me and my family. My wife and I got married in March, bought our boat in April, and had our daughter in June! We named our boat Sofiamoana after our first daughter! Now I can say I am truly living my dream with my beach-loving family, running fishing trips on the Sea of Cortez!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Seabass (Giant) Seabass (Giant)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean Runner (Walkaround) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Got dinner!
Awesome day with Captain Kalindo
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+4
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Johannes M.
Aalen, Baden-Württemberg Region
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Fishing with Kalindo

November 29, 2019
This is the real deal! Captain Kalindo and hist 1st mate are a perfect team. They try every possible strategy to put a fish...
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San Diego, CA
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Awesome day with Captain Kalindo

November 29, 2019
My family and I had an amazing time with Captain Kalindo and his first mate Papayo! They really know what they’re doing and...
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Grass Valley, CA
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