Visit the idyllic waters of Cabo San Lucas, and join El Budster for a fantastic fishing expedition! Captain Salvador has been providing sport anglers with fantastic fishing expeditions for more than twenty years. His boat became a world record holder in 2001 for the largest caught Mahi Mahi.

The El Budster is a refurbished 29’ Californian boat, powered by a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine. For your comfort, there is an enclosed cabin and a 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 a hard day’s work.

Capt. Salvador will provide you with high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing equipment, as well as live bait. The boat is well equipped with two fighting chairs and two outriggers, maximizing your chance of landing some hard-fighting game fish.

Choose the trip that best suits your needs, and the crew will assist you in catching world-class game fish. These waters are brimming with life, so expect to come across species like Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and Mahi Mahi.

Captain Andy and first mate Ismael are here to provide all their customers with an unforgettable day of fishing. Feel free to take your kids on an unforgettable fishing adventure, and spend some quality family time on these beautiful waters. Make sure to pack some food and drinks to stay refreshed, as well as some sunscreen.

Explore the productive fishing grounds of Cabo San Lucas, and join El Budster for a fishing trip of a lifetime



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    Go on this half day trip for a fun day of deep sea fishing. The crew will teach you the best techniques for using live bait or lures when targeting local species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and Wahoo. The equipment will be provided, just bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed. Live bait and fishing licenses are at an additional cost. Come enjoy the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $420
    Go on this half day trip for a fun day of deep sea fishing. The crew will teach you the best techniques for using live bait or lures when targeting local species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and Wahoo. The equipment will be provided, just bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed. Live bait and fishing licenses are at an additional cost. Come enjoy the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas!
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    This fishing trip includes : 2 Fishing Licences, 10 live baits, 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This fishing trip includes : 2 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 6 waters
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $520
    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 bait or lures when targeting local species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and Wahoo. The equipment will be provided, just bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed. Live bait and fishing licenses are at an additional cost. Come enjoy the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas!
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This fishing trip includes : 3 Fishing Licences, 10 live baits, 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $525
    This fishing trip includes : 3 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    This fishing charter includes 4 fishing licences, 10 live baits, 10 waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $580
    This fishing tripe includes : 4 fishing licences, 10 Live Baits, 6 waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $680
    This fishing trip includes : Boat, Tax, 2 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 2 Box Lunches, 6 Beer, 6 Sodas and 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $730
    This fishing trip includes : Boat, Tax, 3 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 3 Box Lunches, 12 Beer, 6 Sodas and 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $780
    This fishing trip includes : Boat, Tax, 4 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 4 Box Lunches, 18 Beer, 6 Sodas and 6 Waters
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About the Charter Operator

Salvador's Sportfishing Charters
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Angler's Choice
254 Fishing Reports
386 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
With over 25 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Californian (Cruiser) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2019. 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

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Recent Fishing Reports

EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
January 20, 2022
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Andrew Mesic party from Danville, California, caught and released a 130 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. It was caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. They also caught 2 MAHI MAHI around 16-18 LB. The fighting time was 40 minutes. All the fish were caught 13 to 15 miles from Cabo. The water temperature was 69-71 degrees.
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
January 18, 2022
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Mike Hill party from Manning IA caught 5 DORADO 18 LB. to 25 LB. They were caught 14 to 16 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 69- 72 degrees
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
January 16, 2022
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. Celebrating his birthday, Thomas Sadowski from China Grove, North Carolina, caught and released 3 STRIPED MARLIN 140 LB. 110 LB. and 100 LB. They were caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. The fighting times were around 25-45 minutes. He also caught a 20 LB. DORADO. All the fish were caught 13-15 miles from Cabo. The water temperature was 69-71 degrees.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Half day trip on the El Budster

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Charter (AM) on December 27, 2021
Absolutely amazing day on the water. I had my wife and children with me, the Captain and crew went above and beyond to put...
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VERIFIED   NEW  ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX on December 26, 2021
The whole experience was perfect!! We caught a blue marlin that was about 150lbs. My wife and I did the half day trip and...
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Best fishing experience with EL BUDSTER

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 6, 2021
I booked 3 days of fishing with EL BUDSTER and Francisco & Omar got us on the fish every day, True Professionals! Our catch...
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We caught a Marlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Charter (AM) on November 28, 2021
Amazing boat, equipment, bathroom and most importantly - a fantastic crew! They asked what we wanted to fish for, caught a...
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Half Day on El Budster with Fransisco and Omar

VERIFIED   ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX on August 2, 2021
While we had a slow morning of fishing, Fransisco and Omar were dedicated in having us bring a fish onboard. They were regularly...
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FAQs about El Budster

El Budster offers the following trips to customers:
  • $420 per group - Half Day Charter (AM) (5 hours)
  • $420 per group - Half Day Charter (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (5 hours)
  • $520 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (5 hours)
  • $525 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (5 hours)
  • $560 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX (5 hours)
  • $580 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX (5 hours)
  • $680 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (8 hours)
  • $730 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (8 hours)
  • $780 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX (8 hours)

When you book a trip with El Budster, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with El Budster include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate

El Budster offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (5 miles)

El Budster offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with El Budster include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack