El Budster

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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 485
    up to 4 persons
    Go on this full day trip for a fun day of deep sea fishing. The crew will teach you the best techniques for using live baits or lures when targeting local species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado and more. Live bait and fishing licenses are at an additional cost.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

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.

29 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

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

4.58 out of 5 stars from 67 reviews

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Highly recommend the boat and crew! Wonderful day on the water full of tuna and a striped marlin!

Fished July 26, 2018
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 7, 2018

Thank you James!

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I took a good friend of mine on an all day trip for Marlin.  My friend Tasha had never been on the ocean and the largest fish she ever caught was a 3 pound cat fish.  We met Mexican Mike at 6:00 AM and he helped us with our fishing licenses and answered a bunch of questions.  At 6:15 we met the Captain and first mate.  By 6:30 we were on our way to get bait and fishing.  The first mate Indy was full of knowledge and patience with my friend.  At about 9:30 we hooked a Marlin and Tasha got the pole.  Indy was was so helpful and patient with her.  He also had a good time talking smack which had Tasha laughing.  It was perfect.  She landed a 100 pd marlin and after pictures it was released.  We brought several more to the boat that day but on more takers.  Oh well that’s fishing.

My thanks to Salvador, Mexican Mike, American Mike, and the crew for making wonderful memories for Tasha and I.  We will be back next year.

Before I end this, the boat was super clean, and well taken care of.  The fishing tackle is Shimano, and also well taken care of.  Great boat, Great crew, and a Great experience.  Thank you

Fished June 8, 2018
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 25, 2018


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Fished May 14, 2018
Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 25, 2018

Thank you Steven!

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