El Budster

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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $520
    price breakdown
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    price breakdown
    $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 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $420
    price breakdown
    $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
76 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
250 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
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

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
November 18, 2020
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Roger Droukas party caught ten DORADO, They only keept 4 and the rest were caught and released. All the fish were caught by Los Arches, about 16 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 82-84 degrees.
EL BUDSTER
EL BUDSTER
November 7, 2020
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Ricardo Grisi party from Mexico city. caught and released a 120 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. It was caught on the live Pacific Mackerel. The fighting time was 40 minutes. They also caught and released twelve DORADO. They only keept one for the dinner. All the fish were caught by Los Cabos Arches, about 16 to 17 miles from Cabo. The water temp. was 84-85 degrees.
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
EL BUDSTER FISHING REPORT
November 2, 2020
Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Brian Tossell party from Oak Hills, CA caught and released a 120 LB. STRIPED MARLIN. It was caught on the live Caballito. The fighting time was 45 minutes. They also caught six DORADO. All the fish were caught on the 11-50 Reef. The water temp. was 84-86 degrees.

Customer Reviews

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4.66
out of 5 stars from 90 reviews
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Two of our four Dorado .
Our mate Victor !
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Mike H.
Elizabethtown, PA
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El Budster full day

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Dorothy A.
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Full day fishing Cabo

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 28, 2020
Had fish on in 20 minutes and had a great day. Hooked 11 landed 10. Pitched bait at Marlin and fished hard all day always changing...
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Shellye N.
San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
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VERIFIED   Half Day Charter (AM) on September 15, 2020
These guys were great! It was our first time fishing and these guys were very helpful and educational. They made sure we had...
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Scott J.
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Full day on El Budster

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 24, 2020
Wow! What a great day!  We landed 2 striped marlins today, and had 3 other hits trolling. The crew explained how, what,...
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Robin B.
Irving, TX
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Fun fishing on El Budster

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 4, 2020
The captain and Victor the mate keep a very clean boat. The were responsive to all our needs. The captain did his best to bring...
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