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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!



About the Captain

Nicolas Cornejo
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
9 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) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

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

Snapper (Mullet) Mullet Snapper
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 date(s) 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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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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FAQs about Pesca Con Dongato

Pesca Con Dongato offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay Fishing (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Red Snapper Season (7 hours)
  • $700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Pesca Con Dongato, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head (flushable) )
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pesca Con Dongato include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, & Daiwa )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water )
  • First Mate (Tips are greatly appreciated! )
  • Fishing License

Pesca Con Dongato offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Pesca Con Dongato offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pesca Con Dongato include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mullet)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack