Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla

Marla’s Sportfishing is a third-generation charter company in La Cruz. It is run and operated by the Osuna brothers who are the sons of a well-known angler – Captain Jose Luis “Chicano” Osuna. A pioneer in the sport fishing life of Bahia de Banderas, Capt. Jose Luis passed down his knowledge and passion to his sons.

The Osuna brothers make sure every single charter they run is an exciting adventure that you will remember for months to come. In collaboration with top brands, they have outfitted their fleet with the finest electronics, professional accessories, and tackle available.

You will be able to check it all out yourself – all you have to do is find a trip that matches your angling ambitions and join Capt. Danny aboard the ‘Marla.’ She is a 32’ Blackfin vessel with twin 370 HP Cummins engines and plenty of room for up to 4 anglers. She features all the comfort of home, including a private restroom, a kitchen, and a bed.

Hop on board and head to the bay for a healthy dose of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, and Roosterfish. Let Capt. Danny take you to the offshore waters, where you will be able to sample Black and Blue Marlin, Tuna, and who knows what else.

You will be provided with top-quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. All you have to do is pack your lunch, bring your desire to catch fish, and show up!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you and your party will fish the outer banks for Yellowfin Tuna, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Spend your day in the bay and get your hands on Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and some inshore species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    You will fish in the bay and target Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Sierra, Skipjack, and some bottom fish species.

About the Charter Operator

Marla's Sportfishing
La Cruz De Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
3 reports
3 Customer Reviews
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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

32 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 10% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Bank Transfer

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

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