Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing)

Discover epic sportfishing in the Bay of Banderas and beyond! “Yamaica III” is docked in Puerto Vallarta, a paradise for pelagics and big inshore fish too. You’re in safe hands with a professional and fish obsessed crew that will cater to novice and seasoned anglers alike!

Your vessel for the day is a 36’ Luhrs express cruiser, ideal for 6 anglers. Depending on your targets, 2-4 can fish at the same time. She’s equipped with a private toilet, ample indoor and outdoor seating, and a flybridge for your ultimate enjoyment. Your fishing needs are taken care of too, thanks to the fighting chair, live well, downriggers, and tuna tubes.

If it’s offshore sportfishing you’re after, your targets certainly won’t disappoint. Mahi Mahi, Blue and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, and a variety of Tuna will all keep your lines tight. That said, staying closer to shore can be just as exciting. With Kingfish, Grouper, and massive Roosterfish all on offer you can squeeze a ton action into a few hours.

All of your rods, reels, and tackle are provided, as is snorkeling equipment for all 6 guests if requested. The crew is happy to clean and fillet any catch you choose to keep and they can even prepare it into a delicious, fresh ceviche for you to enjoy for lunch! They’ll also provide bottled water and ice but you’re free to bring any other drinks and snacks you’d like.

The crew works hard to make sure you hook beasts and if you’re happy with the service, tips are greatly appreciated. Bring your camera and get ready to make some everlasting memories in Puerto Vallarta with Yamaica III!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Explore the inshore waters in the Bay of Banderas on this 4-hour morning adventure! You'll fish for the likes of Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and massive Roosterfish with gear provided by the crew. They can also bring along snorkeling equipment for everyone if requested in advance. Just pack drinks and snacks you want to have throughout the day and you're set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $770
    Want to spend the morning lounging on the beach and a few hours before dinner on the water? Then this 4-hour afternoon fishing adventure is the one for you! Explore the productive inshore waters in the Bay of Banderas for Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and massive Roosterfish. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $810
    Spend a productive morning on the water on this 6-hour fishing adventure! You'll explore the Bay of Banderas in search of Mahi Mahi, Skipjack, Bonita, and massive Roosterfish. All of your gear is provided, as is bottled water. Snorkeling equipment for all 6 guests is provided if requested in advance. Bring along any other drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,060
    If it's the epic sportfishing on offer in Peurto Vallarta you're after, this is the trip to book! A full 8-hours on the water gives you ample time to troll and deep sea fish in waters deep enough for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish. All of your gear is provided, and snorkeling equipment for all 6 guests is available upon request. Feel free to bring any food and drinks you'd like or get the crew to prepare a fresh ceviche from your catch!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Bonito
    Bonito
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FAQs about Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing)

Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $770 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $810 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,060 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment For all 6 guests, pls request in advance
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Crew can prepare fresh ceviche from your catch)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, ice )
  • First Mate (Tips apperciated)
  • Fishing License

Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing) offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Yamaica lll (Vallarta Sportfishing) include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Vallarta Sportfishing
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
79 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Yamaica III (Sportfishing Vallarta) has been in the business for 30 years. Captain Enrique inherited the family business from his father and plans to continue on the legacy for many years to come. Running trips are Captain Jose Lopez and his bilingual crew. They love taking guests out to explore not only the epic fishing on offer, but the beautiful nature that surrounds Puerto Vallarta too!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Luhrs (Cruiser) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2006. Powered by 2 220HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
For all 6 guests, pls request in advance

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Crew can prepare fresh ceviche from your catch
Drinks
Bottled water, ice
First Mate
Tips apperciated
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets provided for 4 and up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (4)
Giant fish does not allude.
Crevelle Jack and Oscar
My son and his first Skipjack
+1
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Adam N.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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4 hour trip with Capt Phillip and main man Oscar

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 10, 2023
Super friendly boys Phillip and Oscar, super awesome 4 hours out in the bay. My son’s first time on the ocean so we just...
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Matt G.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Enrique and Felipe

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 12, 2023
Top notch. Hooked a ton of Skipjack and Mahi. Great crew!
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Kenneth M.
Ontario, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 14, 2023
There were 5 people in the boat, we all caught more than 3 fish each, both the captain and deckhand were very knowledgeable,...
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Kyle D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on October 26, 2023
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Charlie W.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Enrique

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 14, 2023
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