Mike's Fishing Charters – Isabella

Mike’s Fishing Charters welcomes you aboard for the ultimate adventure, heading offshore on a multi-day big game blowout targeting Marlin, Hammerheads, and Yellowfin. Alternatively, also invited for a fun morning inshore fishing for tasty Cubera Snapper, hard-fighting Roosterfish, and plenty more besides. Whatever you fancy doing, the “Isabella” is ready and waiting to get you on the fish!

The “Isabella” is a 44’ Viking cruiser which was completely overhauled in 2014 and now makes for the perfect home from home out on the water. The vessel can carry up to 15 passengers, although groups of six to eight anglers make for the best fishing experience, especially offshore.

The boat is equipped with the latest electronics and a wide range of fancy fishing equipment. Outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, fighting chair - she has it all! You’ll have a livewell full of fresh bait, and a selection of lures to mimic whatever the fish fancy eating on the day, as well as a huge range of tackle to target the wide variety of species available.

On longer trips, the Isabella really comes into her own. She has plenty of room in her air-conditioned interior, with comfortable staterooms, an enclosed bathroom complete with shower, a full galley, and tons of space to relax in the cool after hard-fought battles up on deck.

This really is setting up to be the trip of a lifetime, no matter which one you choose. An awesome boat, a world-class, bilingual crew, and some of the finest sportfishing grounds in the world. So climb aboard and get ready to make some memories!



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  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,520
    price breakdown
    $2,520
    With 14 hours aboard you can blow straight past the nearer spots and way out into the blue. You'll be far out in the area known as "El Banco," where the seas get really deep. And that only means one thing. Seriously huge fish! Troll to catch the bite of these monsters, and get ready to use all your strength to reel in Marlin, huge Tuna, super-sized Sailfish, and more stunning, delicious, and tough-fighting fish.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,160
    price breakdown
    $2,160
    Things get more serious the further out you get, so spend 12 hours targeting enormous fish. Get out into the Pacific and head to La Corbeteña or El Faro. These hot spots are home to a range of Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. You'll troll the waters to catch the bite of these magnificent creatures, so get ready to spring into action at the sound of the screeching reels.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    The further out you go, the bigger the fish are. A 10-hour trip will give you plenty of time to head out to La Corbeteña – a prime offshore fishing spot – as you look to catch the bite of incredible Billfish and other big game species. You won't fail to be amazed if you manage to hook a stunning Sailfish or Marlin, while Tuna and Mahi Mahi will provide you with a delicious treat when you head back to shore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,440
    price breakdown
    $1,440
    Head out to El Morro or stay nearshore, depending on the season and where the fish are. If you go offshore, you'll have the chance of reeling in some exciting and stunning pelagics, like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. However, the nearby reefs are also home to a range of sought-after fish. You can fins Snapper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Jacks, and Roosterfish in the Bay of Banderas, so feel free to let your captain know your preference.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    6 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to explore the Bay of Banderas and its wonderful fishing opportunities. The numerous reefs here are productive fishing grounds thanks to being a natural habitat for a range of beautiful and exotic species. Expect to go after Jacks, Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, and more, on this thrilling adventure, all aboard a luxury boat built for going offshore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Get your holiday's dose of fishing with a morning on the water, or novices can come and see what all the fuss is about. The Bay of Banderas and its shallow water is just overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Spend 4 hours on the water in search for exotic Roosterfish, tasty Cubera Snapper, along with a range of stunning Jacks.
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About the Charter Operator

Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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51 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2015
We are passionate about the sea, fishing, traveling, and diving. We love nature, dealing with her beings, and enjoying her beauties. Fishing is the most relaxing and exhilarating activity one can do. Mahi Mahi (the "Dolphin fish") is our favorite fish, so come aboard and get your fill of this delicious beauty!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 285HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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4.80
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Curtis M.
Hurst, TX
 4.00
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10 hr day with Capt Jose and First Mate Mario

VERIFIED   November 12, 2018
I’ll start with there was a miscommunication with departure time which I’ll take responsibility for so we were late getting...
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Ronald L.
Peoria, AZ
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8 hours

VERIFIED   February 12, 2019
Caught 3 large jack caravelle.  35 40 lbs each. Great fight. Great crew.  Know what they are doing
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Jodie S.
White Lake, ON
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Excellent Charter

VERIFIED   January 22, 2019
This was an amazing trip. We definitely recommend this charter and will be back for more great fishing!
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Peoria, AZ
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 7, 2019
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David P.
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4 hr trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   December 12, 2017
Great experience with captain Mike and crew man mariano.. friendly and extremely professional Thanks for some great...
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