Marla’s Sportfishing - Marla II

With Marla’s Sportfishing, you will get the opportunity to explore the beautiful waters of Bahia de Banderas and beyond. This legendary company is operated by the sons of Captain Jose Luis “Chicano” Osuna, one of the local fishing pioneers.

The Osuna brothers have worked hard to gain an excellent reputation. Their fishing machines are outfitted with the best gadgets and equipment available. In collaboration with top brands, the captains supply the finest tackle for everyone on board.

Captain Alonso will show you what the local fishing is all about aboard his ‘Marla II.’ Her twin 330 HP Cummins engines will power you to the hottest grounds both offshore and inshore. The Marla II features everything you may need while you’re spending your day on the water, from a private restroom to a bed and a kitchen.

Marla’s Sportfishing will take you to check the bite close to shore, targeting Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Sailfish. If you are game for something bigger, Capt. Alonso will take you fishing offshore for Marlin and Tuna.

You will be provided with everything you need for a productive fishing trip. All tackle, gear, bait, and lures will be available on board. A selection of snacks and drinks will also be available on the overnight trips. All you have to do is pack your food and show up!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
     price breakdown
    This 1.5 all-inclusive trip will take you fishing, relaxing, and enjoying life around El Banco. All meals, snacks, and drinks are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
     price breakdown
    This is a 2.5-day trip that will take you fishing El Banco for Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, and other species. All drinks, snacks, and meals will be provided.
  • Private trip
    3.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
     price breakdown
    On this three and a half-day trip, you will be able to get the waters of El Banco all to yourselves. All meals, drinks, and snacks will be provided.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
     price breakdown
    Head to the local banks and canyon, chasing Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Black Marlin, and Blue Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
     price breakdown
    If you are looking to catch a mix of inshore species, this is your trip. Go for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
     price breakdown
    On this short trip, you will be staying in the bay, fishing for Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Sierra, Skipjack, and other species.
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About the Charter Operator

Marla's Sportfishing
La Cruz De Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
3 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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

Rampage (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:
Bank Transfer

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

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