Pesca Con Dongato

Join Pesca Con Dongato and get ready to discover some of the most productive fishing grounds off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Your captain for the day, Nicolas Cornejo, has been fishing Puerto Vallarta since he was 17 years old. He’ll whisk you away to some of the most secluded spots in the Bay of Banderas and even further offshore to catch big game fish.

You’ll spend the day fishing from a 27’ custom-built center console, powered by twin 115 HP Mercury engines. This boat comes with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, downriggers, outriggers, a fighting chair, Tuna tubes, a livewell, and snorkeling equipment.

There’s also a private head on board, making her especially convenient for long offshore trips. She accommodates up to 5 guests and children of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun.

Capt. Nicolas offers both inshore and offshore trips. Inshore trips will see you fishing within the Bay of Banderas, targeting a range of species such as Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Mullet and Cubera Snapper, Rainbow Runner, and Pacific Barracuda.

Outside of the bay, you’ll start to encounter even bigger fish – Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack are just some of your top targets. Capt. Nicolas also provides seasonal runs, going after Pacific Red Snapper. These trips last from November to December and are an extremely popular option, so be sure to book your spot on time!

No matter which trip you choose, you’ll have a lot of techniques to choose from, including bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, spinning, popping, handlining, and kite fishing. You’ll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, and your fishing license is included in the price as well.

All you have you to bring with you is sun protection, snacks and drinks, and a camera to make each moment last. Invite your family, start planning your adventure, and let Pesca Con Dongato put you on big game fish off the coast of Puerto Vallarta!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    price breakdown
    On this trip, you'll head offshore to the island of La Corbeteña. You'll use live bait to target big game fish such as Black and Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Cubera Snapper, Rainbow Runner, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Barracuda. You'll be provided with all necessary fishing gear, as well as your fishing license. All you have to bring is sun protection and snacks and drinks, and the crew will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Red Snapper Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Feb 27
    price breakdown
    During the high season, cold waters (December–February) bring an abundance of Pacific Red Snapper into the Bay of Banderas. Rods, reels, and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included in the price. Just be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and snacks and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Fish inside the Bay of Banderas and get ready to target a variety of species. Between November and December, offshore species such as Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and Snapper move into the bay, providing lots of exciting action for anglers. From December to March, you'll be able to catch Sierra Mackerel, Bonito, along with the usual Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish. Fishing equipment and licenses are included in the trip, just bring sun protection, snacks and drinks, and a positive attitude!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Get ready to fish the Bay of Banderas and catch lots of amazing fish! Your target species include Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Mullet Snapper, Rockfish, and Pacific Barracuda. Rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Just remember to pack some sun protection, snacks, drinks, and any other personal items you may need and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Nicolas Cornejo
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
8 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2019
Captain Nicolas Cornejo has been fishing the Bay of Flags (Bahia de Banderas) since he was a young teenager. He started his professional fishing career by working on several charter boats in Puerto Vallarta, learning from the best local captains in the area. Today, he owns his own boat, called “Dongato,” from which he operates his family-run business. If non-stop action is what you’re looking for then Capt. Nicolas is your go-to guy.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Rockfish Rockfish
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mullet) Snapper (Mullet)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Center console) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 115HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

27 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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Pay remaining balance to captain
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10 hour trip on Don Gato
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John J.
Kansas City, MO

10 hour trip on Don Gato

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on February 16, 2020
It was very easy to book this trip with Captain Nicholas. He responded quickly with information I would need and how to contact...
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