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
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 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
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 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 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 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 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $525
    This fishing trip includes : 2 Fishing Licences, 10 live baits, 6 Waters
  • Private trip
    ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 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 3 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
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 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 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 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
    Half Day Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 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 3 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
157 Fishing Reports
304 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) 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

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
June 22, 2021
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Mike Heinle party caught and released two STRIPED MARLIN. 80 LB. 140 LB. They were caught on the live Bigeye Caballito. The fighting times were 25 and 90 minutes. The fish were caught 18 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 76-77 degrees.
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
June 21, 2021
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Ashton Pierce party caught and released a 110 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. It was caught on the live Bigeye Caballito. The fighting time was 35 minutes. The fish was caught on the 11-50 Reef. The water temp. was 75-76 degrees.
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
June 18, 2021
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Brandon Savisky party from Houston, TX caught and released two STRIPED MARLIN. 90 LB. 140 LB. They were caught on the live Bigeye Caballito. The fighting times were 30 and 55 minutes. The fish were caught on the 11-50 Reef. The water temp. was 74-75 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
81%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Tjaart M.
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Got my marlin!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2021
There was a strong wind and choppy sea, but El Budster is a very comfortable and stable boat. The crew was awesome and...
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Half day trip with Captain Francisco and 1st Mate Omar

VERIFIED   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   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 13, 2021
enjoyed the day on the water with the captain and deck hand.  we caught a yellowtail and made some new friends!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Charter (AM) on February 14, 2021
Captain Francisco and Omar were fantastic and really worked hard to get us fish. They were changing up tactics an trying new...
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Great day - great crew - fast boat

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 31, 2020
Highly recommend crew and boat!  We caught 5 tuna while others we’re not as nearly as lucky or skilled.  They saw dolphins...
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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)
  • $520 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $525 per group - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 2 PAX (5 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 PAX (5 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIP 3 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