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
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 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
    Half Day Charter (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 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!
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About the Charter Operator

Salvador's Sportfishing Charters
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Angler's Choice
120 Fishing Reports
284 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
May 6, 2021
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Joe Schramm party from San Diego, CA caught and released two STRIPED MARLIN. 110 LB. and 120 LB. They were caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. The fighting times were 35 and 35 minutes. The fish were caught on the 95 Reef. The water temp. was 71-73 degrees
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
May 5, 2021
FIshing on the EL BUDSTER. The Sharon Walker party from Afton, Wyoming caught and released two STRIPED MARLIN. 120 LB. and 140 LB. They were caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. The fighting times were 35 and 55 minutes. The fish were caught on the 95 Reef. The water temp. was 72-73 degrees.
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
May 4, 2021
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Montie Beaty from Kempner, TX caught and released a 120 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. It was caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. The fighting time was 45 minutes. They also caught a 20 LB. DORADO. All the fish were caught on the 95 Reef. The water temp. was 71-73 degrees.

Customer Reviews

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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Half day trip with Captain Francisco and 1st Mate Omar

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Charter (AM) on April 15, 2021
My wife and I went to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate our 10th anniversary and had an amazing day on the water with the El Budster...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 2, 2020
Crew discussed fishing options and my wishes at beginning of day.  Adjusted fishing approaches throughout day.  I was impressed...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Charter (AM) on April 11, 2021
Was little slow at first ; but then with about an hour left we reeled in two marlin at the same time . Great experience with...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 23, 2020
Great day fishing with Francisco and Victor . Caught 6 Dorado released 2 . They were the best crew to fish with . They truly...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 28, 2021
The fish were not biting at all, but this crew went over and above to make sure that ai had an amazing time.
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FAQs about El Budster

El Budster offers the following trips to customers:
  • $420 per group - Half Day Charter (PM) (5 hours)
  • $420 per group - Half Day Charter (AM) (5 hours)
  • $520 per group - Full Day Trip (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