Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV

Marla’s Sportfishing is a third-generation company based in La Cruz. It is owned by the Osuna brothers, who got their passion and knowledge from their father, the legendary Captain Jose Luis “Chicano” Osuna.

The Osuna brothers operate a fleet of fantastic sportfishing vessels that are fully outfitted with the finest equipment, accessories, and gadgets available. They collaborate with various brands to make sure every angler that fishes with them can make a great catch possible.

Join Captain Scott aboard the ‘Marla IV,’ a 36’ Blackfin saltwater fishing boat. This fantastic vessel will help you find your match both inshore and offshore. She comes powered by twin 450 Cummins engines and can get to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. The Marla IV has enough room for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort and style.

The Marla IV has a flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface. You will be able to battle Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and other species inshore and take in all the beauty of the surrounding areas. While battling bigger fish offshore, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride inside the boat.

Battle big Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, Amberjack, and Cubera Snapper. Test your angling skills, set new records, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The overnight trips are all-inclusive. All you have to do is bring your lunch with you; all snacks (fruit, granola bars, eggs, sandwiches, ceviche, tuna sticks on the grill, and many more), as well as drinks, will be available on board.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,050
    This is an all-inclusive trip that will take you fishing El Banco for Marlin and Tuna. You just fish, relax, and enjoy life!
  • Private trip
    2.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,234
    This trip will last for 2 days and a half days. You will be fishing the waters of El Banco for Marlin, Tuna, and other species that live offshore. Meals, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    3.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,175
    This is a full offshore extravaganza that will see you battling big Tuna and Marlin around El Banco. All meals, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,500
    Fish the outer banks for Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Black Marlin, and Blue Marlin with everything provided but lunch.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    If you are up to a challenge, this is your trip. You will be fishing further off the coast, targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, and Blue Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    On this eight-hour inshore trip, you will be concentrating on fishing for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and whatever else is biting.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    On this trip, you will be targeting Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Sierra, Skipjack, and some bottom fish species.
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About the Charter Operator

Marla's Sportfishing
La Cruz De Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
3 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since May 2015
Marla's Sportfishing was founded back in 1983. It is a family-owned company that is run by 3 brothers. Captain Danny operates Marla, Capt. Alonso is at the helm of Marla II, and Marla IV is captained by Scott. Their father passed down his passion for fishing. Now, many years later, Captains Alonso, Scott, and Dany are still as enthusiastic as they were back then. They share a wealth of local knowledge and experience and care about their customers. They always tell fish stories with everyone on board and work hard to put smiles on their guests' faces.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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No fish but nice day

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip - Offshore on December 30, 2020
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Laura M.
Tepic, Nayarit
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Half Day Trip With Captain Scott

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Inshore on March 5, 2018
This was our 2nd trip with Captain Scott.  We didn’t have as much success bringing in the big one as last year but we still...
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8 hours of pure pleasure

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Inshore on June 11, 2017
Highly recommended for all. We had 6 and it was seemless
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Querétaro City, Querétaro
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Half Day with CPT Scott

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Inshore on January 9, 2017
Great memory making day!  Thank you Marla Sport Fishing
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FAQs about Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV

Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Inshore (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip - Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,175 per day per group - 3.5 Day Trip (4 days)
  • $2,234 per day per group - 2.5 Day Trip (3 days)
  • $4,050 per day per group - 1.5 Day Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla IV include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)