By booking a trip with Fernando’s Tour you give Captain Fernando permission to make your day unforgettable. You will be amazed at the incredible species that you can catch and observe in the great Sea of ​​Cortez.

Organized by Captain Fernando who has been fishing for more than 15 years, you’ll go after big game species. The most commonly caught species are Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, and more. There are also fish you can catch when you stay closer to the shore, such as Grouper, Snapper, and Roosterfish.

You’ll start your journey from the magnificent port in La Paz, and board the captain’s 22’ boat “Barbara”. She’s powered by a 100 HP Yamaha engine, has a tank to keep the bait alive and fresh, and has ice benches. There’s enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time, so bring your friends or family. Kids are welcome as well, as long as they are over 7 years old.

Fernando’s Tour provides you with the fishing equipment, such as Penn and Shimano rods, reels, and hooks. Live Mackerel bait is caught during the trip if you want to use it, which is a great warm-up practice for the real trophies.

You’ll also have soft drinks and beer on the boat but you’ll need to cover your food and sun protection.

Fernando’s Tour will help you have a wonderful day on the water. But the most important ingredient for a perfect getaway is to bring the people you love the most with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Target Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other amazing offshore species for this full day adventure. The captain will give you everything you need to catch them. After the trip, some of your catch will be cleaned and filleted at the beach, so you can enjoy the taste of fresh fish meat, not long after you leave the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $310
    Catch Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Roosterfish on this morning adventure. If you love the taste of fish, the captain will clean and fillet it for you free of charge. Let him know if you're a beginner, so he can bring the first mate, who'll help you with everything you need to catch fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 23 - Sep 20
    $295
    You'll go close to Bahi de la Paz and target Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, and Mahi Mahi. The captain will let you know which fish you can keep and fillet it for you after the trip. Bring your snacks and sun protection.
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About the Captain

Fernando Trasviña
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Captain Fernando has been fishing since he was a kid and he never stopped. Being the son of a fisherman, it felt natural to continue with the family tradition. It didn't take long till his passion became a profession. This style of living lets him meet new people all the time and it's a great "excuse" to do what he loves the most - catch big game fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Embarcaciones Arca (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 100HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
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

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Customer Reviews

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Quality fish all day long!  So much fun!!
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Catch intended fish
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Jeff C.
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado De Mexico
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Half day trip with Cap'n Fernando

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2021
New dad, Cap’n Fernando helped me make a short but fantastic adventure for my son and myself. He was on time, his equipment...
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San Clemente, CA
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Full day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 12, 2021
AWSOME!  Great time with Capn’ Fernando!!  Would highly recommend Fernando to all, will be my choice on the next trip!...
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1st ever Marlin & Mahi

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 24, 2021
Fernando is a Fun captain that goes above & beyond the skills it takes to go for any species of fish. Very much Appreciated....
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FAQs about Fernando's Tour

Fernando's Tour offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $310 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fernando's Tour, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fernando's Tour include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, sodas, ice)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Only on a full day trip)

Fernando's Tour offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fernando's Tour offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fernando's Tour include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack