Your vacation in Puerto Vallarta isn’t complete until you’ve gone fishing with a local guide. Join Epi Gilligan Fishing for a day and see that these waters have lots to offer. Experience the excitement you can only get with big fish pulling your line and trying to break free. You don’t need to be an experienced angler to land a few of these. The captain and the crew will adjust the trip to meet your needs and to help you level up your game.

You’ll be fishing on a 27’ Super panga that accommodates up to 5 guests. This center console is powered by twin 120 HP Yamaha engines that can reach the speed of 25 knots and get you to your fishing spot in no time. Save more time for fishing and having fun. To make your battles easier, the boat is equipped with a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and navigational electronics that will locate the schools of fish. And to make the trip more comfortable, there’s a private toilet.

Target all kinds of reef and offshore species, such as Amberjack, Snapper, Roosterfish, Marlin, Tuna, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and many more. You get to keep most of the catch, so make the extra effort and treat yourself with a tasty feast after the trip.

The captain covers your fishing equipment and licenses. You’ll need to pack your food, drinks, and sun protection. Kids are welcome to join as well, as all trips are family-friendly.

Contact Epi Gilligan Fishing and start your adventure now!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 36 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Visit local reefs and offshore spots in search of the biggest predators out there. You'll have the chance to target Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many more. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Target Amberjack, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and many other species. Let the captain know if this is your first time fishing, so he can show you the basics and be by your side when the line gets tight. Just pack your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    This trip is perfect for families with kids and beginners. You won't go far offshore, to save more time to catch fish. Target Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and many more. The captain takes care of your fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Epifanio Garcia
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2020
Captain Epifanio has been fishing in Puerto Vallarta his whole life. Catching fish is a passion, a job, a calling. He would never trade it for anything else.

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Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Super panga (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 120HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Philip C.
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6hr trip with Epi

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 28, 2021
Super fishing outing with Epi and Chuey. We fished a couple of different methods in different locations and after a slow start...
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Great crew good fun

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 12, 2021
Great morning of Bay fishing. Thank you crew for the amazing fresh Ceviche! For sure recommend these guys if you want to catch...
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6 hour trip - amazing!!!!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 4, 2021
Epi and Lallo were incredible hosts.  I highly recommend!  Oh and the ceviche.  Yum!!!
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 1, 2021
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Zachary U.
Redmond, WA
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 4, 2021
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FAQs about Epi Gilligan Fishing

Epi Gilligan Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Epi Gilligan Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Epi Gilligan Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Epi Gilligan Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Epi Gilligan Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Epi Gilligan Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)