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: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $460
    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: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $460
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    This fishing trip includes : 2 Fishing Licences, 10 live baits, 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    This fishing trip includes : 2 Fishing Licences, 10 Live Baits, 6 waters
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $570
    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 6:30 AM
    $575
    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
    $575
    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 6:30 AM
    $610
    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
    $610
    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 6:30 AM
    $730
    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 6:30 AM
    $780
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $830
    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
480 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
570 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

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
5 miles

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 29, 2023
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Conner Long´s party from VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, caught and released ONE 130 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. The fish was caught 12 to 14 miles from Cabo. The water temperature was 71-73 degrees.
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EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
January 28, 2023
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Russell Morsching´s party from RUSH FORD, MINNESOTA, caught and released TWO STRIPED MARLIN 120 LB. and 130 LB. They also caught ONE 18 LB. DORADO. The fish were caught 16 to 18 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 71-72 degrees.
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EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
January 27, 2023
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Emily Martin´s party, caught ONE 25-30 LB. DORADOS. The fish were caught 14 to 16 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 71-72 degrees.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 223 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Brandon P.
Round Rock, TX
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Fishing with Professionals!

VERIFIED   NEW  ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX on January 23, 2023
I’ve been fishing in Cabo for about 20 years.  Francisco and Omar were rockstars!  Great professionals that went the extra...
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Nick W.
Barrington, NH
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Half Day Trip -AM

VERIFIED   NEW  ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX on January 14, 2023
The experience was a 10/10. I would highly recommend taking a trip w/ the El Buster Crew. They were all so friendly, knowledgeable,...
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Greg C.
Punta Gorda, FL
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Outstanding, wonderful full day trip!!!

VERIFIED   ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX on November 25, 2022
This was our second day trip this week with Captain Francisco and Omar, and it may have been even better than the first! ...
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Tim L.
San Diego, CA
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 28, 2022
Outstanding captain and first mate!! They work hard to get you on fish. The boat is well equipped with a perfect layout for...
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Jimmy A.
Queen Creek, AZ
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Full Day with Francisco and Omar on El Budster, highly recommended.

VERIFIED   ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX on October 10, 2022
I found El Budster online about a month before going to Cabo and was hopeful this boat would help myself and my niece put fish...
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FAQs about El Budster

El Budster offers the following trips to customers:
  • $460 per group - Half Day Charter (AM) (5 hours)
  • $460 per group - Half Day Charter (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (5 hours)
  • $570 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $575 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (5 hours)
  • $575 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (5 hours)
  • $610 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX (5 hours)
  • $610 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX (5 hours)
  • $730 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (8 hours)
  • $780 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (8 hours)
  • $830 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
  • Live Bait
  • 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