El Budster

(61) In high demand!
Dock 3 Next To Señor Frogs
Cabo San Lucas BS, Mexico

Situated on the idyllic waters of Cabo San Lucas, El Budster has been providing sport anglers with fantastic fishing expeditions for more than twenty years. This beautiful boat became a world record holder in 2001 for the largest caught Dorado.

The El Budster is a newly refurbished 29 ft Californian boat, powered by a 315HP inboard Cummins engine, and fitted with GPS, Furuno Fishfinder and VHF marine radio. Its spacious deck is well equipped with two fighting chairs, two outriggers, live bait well and quality tackle, maximising your chance of landing some hard-fighting game fish. For your comfort, there is an enclosed cabin and fully functioning bathroom on board. To add to the fun, the boat has a powerful Alpine marine stereo system, while the icebox will make sure you can kick back with an icy cold drink after your hard day’s work.

Choose between a half or full day trip, where the crew will assist you in catching world-class game fish, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado and much more. The trips include use of quality Shimano Tiagra and Penn two speed reels, rods and tackle.

Captain Andy and first mate Ismael are here to provide all their customers with an unforgettable day of fishing.

Situated on the idyllic waters of Cabo San Lucas, El Budster has been providing sport anglers with fantastic fishing expeditions for more than twenty years. This beautiful boat became a world record holder in 2001 for the largest caught Dorado.


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 485 private charter
There are 10 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Boat Specs

Californian (Cruiser) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
5 miles
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Jack Crevalle
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Roosterfish
 
Sailfish

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo

 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Charter Operator

Salvador's Sportfishing Charters
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Member since April 2015
With over 35 years of experience, Captain Salvador is still as enthusiastic as ever about fishing because, as he says, it is simply fantastic. He looks forward to heading out on the water every day, and along with his experienced and friendly crew, can't wait to introduce you to the fantastic fishing in this beautiful location.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.54 out of 5 stars from 61 reviews

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4 stars
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I will start by saying that our trip experience didn’t start out too well. I booked through Fishing Booker and my confirmation indicated I could pay the remainder of the balance by cash or PayPal on the day of our trip. When we arrived and met Mexican Mike, he told us no, that we had to pay in cash. I hadn’t planned for that, so we had to find an ATM machine. Wow…we paid about $60 in ATM fees to withdraw cash. So make sure you take cash.

The next thing was buying our live bait. Make sure you have the exact change for that. We didn’t, so instead of getting change, we got extra fish (which we didn’t need).

Endy and Ismael were extremely friendly and very hardworking. Ismael seemed to work non-stop changing lures, rods, bait, you name it. We caught 2 Dorado that were too small to keep, but we kept trying for the remainder of the day. It didn’t seem to be a very good fishing day, but that’s the nature of fishing so you can’t be upset about that. It definitely wasn’t their fault.

We came back in around 2:45 and on the way back to the marina, a giant seal came up to the back of the boat and we were able to feed the remainder of the bait fish to it, so our extra fish were not wasted.

Since we are not normally into fishing, we probably wouldn’t do it again. If we were, I would definitely use El Budster. (Was just a once in a life time experience thing for us.)

Fished December 18, 2017
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 26, 2017

Thanks for your review Elizabeth, we are lloking forward back to seeing you in Cabo!

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Fished December 16, 2017
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 26, 2017

THANKS!

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One fish in 8 hours. Captain made no changes to get fish on.

Fished November 27, 2017
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 4, 2017

I offering an apologize for just catch you one fish in 8 hrs. Please the next time that you booked a chárter boat let the crew does his job, and do not pretend to be the Captain of your own chárter expedition. You will be more suscefull that way. Best regards!

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