El Budster

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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 the Charter Operator

Salvador's Sportfishing Charters
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
198 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo
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.

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.64
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Ed W.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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Great day on the Pacific with El Budster

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
The Capitan and first mate Victor were both excellent! Experience of a lifetime. Be warned that getting out in the deep water...
Ed W. recommends El Budster
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Mercedes A.
Chula Vista, CA
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
The crew is very knowledgeable and we never felt unsafe. It was gift for my husband and it was worth every penny.
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Jim E.
Houston, TX
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Marlin Trip - Aug 3, 2019

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
We had an excellent trip. Skipper and crew friendly and experienced. We landed 2 stripped marlin and saw at least 7 others...
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Scott M.
Washington, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Captain Jose put on the Marlin

VERIFIED   March 17, 2019
Our mate Ismael spotted Stripped Marlin tailing and Captain Jose put the boat right in position to throw live bait and we were...
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Scott T.
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Excellent trip

VERIFIED   October 10, 2019
Great crew. Really made an effort to make sure we caught a lot of fish. I recommend them highly.
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