Mike’s Fishing Charters - Karina II

Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Mike’s Fishing Charters - Karina II is a charter operated by Captain Luis who loves nothing more than to take his guests out on the water and see their smiles as they catch the most exotic fish and make their dreams come true. He is an able seaman, a fun person to be around and a great teacher. He will tell you anything you need to know about the techniques needed to catch the big game fish like Sailfish and Marlins. His crew are welcoming and hard working, and make sure everyone is catered for.

You will fish aboard the convertible 42 foot Custom Built offshore sport fishing boat, which was originally built in 1989 and restored in 2014. This beautiful boat is powered by two 315 HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots, and a capacity for 12 guests. The boat features a toilet and a lovely cushioned seating area in case you need a rest after your fight with the fish, as well as a flybridge and an anchoring system. It is equipped with a GPS and a VHF radio for communication with the Coast Guard, as well as safety equipment like fire extinguishers and life jackets. 

Mike’s Fishing Charters - Karina II will take you fishing in the Puerto Vallarta area; if you chose to go on an inshore trip you will fish Bahía de Banderas for Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Wahoo and Cubera Snapper. On the offshore trips you will go Past Marietas Islands, La Corbeteña, and El Banco for species such as Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and the beautiful Mahi Mahi. Captain Luis and his crew will provide you with all the necessary equipment such as rods, reels, tackle, live bait and lures, as well as a fishing licence and upon return to the shore, they will clean and fillet your catch. You are welcome to keep your catch (depending on species regulations) and anything you do not wish to keep, you can share with the crew. You will have bottled water provided on the trip, but please bring your own snacks and lunch.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1672
    up to 12 persons
    The 14 hour trip will allow you to catch more species than you can imagine, and spend a wonderful time onboard the beautiful Karina II. Targeted species will be Marlins, Wahoo, Sailfish and Tunas. Please please make sure you bring protective clothes, food, sunscreen and a camera to capture your adventure.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1476
    up to 12 persons
    This is a unique trip and a great chance to spend the day on the water sailing and catching species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tunas, Marlins, Roosterfish, Amberjack and Wahoo. Crew will provide water, but please make sure you bring protective clothes, food, sunscreen and a camera to capture your adventure.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1280
    up to 12 persons
    An excellent offshore fishing outside the Bahía de Banderas (if fishing is better there than inside). You will target all the pelagic species like Sailfish, Marlins, Tunas and Mahi Mahi. The crew will give you guidance if any is needed.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1082
    up to 12 persons
    This is a great offshore fishing trip that will see you fishing outside the bay for species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Black and Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi. Fishing is done at more than 90 feet of depth and some distance from the shore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 884
    up to 12 persons
    This will an inshore and nearshore mixed fishing trip that will allow you more time on the water to catch more species. You will target Jac Crevalle, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito and Spanish Mackerel. Fishing is mostly done inside the bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 684
    up to 12 persons
    This will be an inshore fishing trip for species such as Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish. Fishing will be done inside Bahía de Banderas to ensure maximum fishing time, and that little time is spent on the ride.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

42 ft
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since April 2015
We are passionate about the sea, fishing, traveling, diving... We love Nature. dealing with her beings, and enjoying her beauties. Fishing is the most relaxing an exhilarating activity one can do. Mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), is our favorite fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

1.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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We spent over 800 USD, On this fucking boat trip that we’ve been looking forward to for months. Looking to do some trolling for some pelagics or some jacks. The captain took us to a beach and trolled back and forth for Spanish mackerel for 3 hours. Literally like 200 yrds, off a beach. We caught a bunch of tiny ones on tiny bait rigs (bigger bait bigger fish, try it). Only then did we do an hour of actual trolling with skirts. So the break down was: 45 minute transit to some shallow piece of shit spot, 3 hours catching baby mackeral and more bait, and 1 hour trolling towards deeper water. Only to get there and break down the poles and return to port for 1 hour transit. The skirts and gear we were using were terrible and looked like they were bought in Walmart. Seriously not worth our money. You come to a big time fishing spot in the world spend almost a grand to catch good fish and this is what you get from this company. Someone drew a Weiner (cock) in their guest book and said “thanks for a boat ride” and you know what? that’s what it ultimately was, a fucking boat ride. I’ve fished on other charters in Puerto Vallarta and this one was by far the worse.  I literally just got off the boat without saying anything and left as soon as we pulled to the pier. They’re lucky I didn’t have to take a dump, because I would of left a steamer in their MSD (marine sanitation device) this gimmick might work on gringos who dont know better. But not on seasoned fisherman. And to the first mate! We may not know Spanish fluently but we knew the whole time you were saying cuss words to us and talking shit. I wish I could get my money back for this shit experience. P.S The best part of the trip was the phallus shaped boat with two fishing poles coming out of it. That dude should do fucking murals.

Fished April 8, 2018
Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 9, 2018

We are very sorry about this bad experience.

Before the embarking we told your group that 6 hours gives only time for inshore fishing, and when you asked for big fish we recommend you to go further adding 2 additional hours, because big fish is outside right now, but you stuck to 6 hours, knowing that only small species would show up.

In that time, your group caught 26 bonitas and 6 spanish mackerel, not a bad day for fishing if you choose and inshore trip, to be honest. Bigger bait does not make a difference when there is no bigger fish around.

About the first mate bad attitude, we will take proper measures, this will never happen again. We are very sorry.

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The boat and equipment were great. The crew could care less if we had a good time or not. I fully understand that catching fish is not something that is going to happen all the time. But the attitude of the crew can make a huge difference.  The only thing this crew cared about was there cell phones. We had to let them know at least 5 times when there was a fish on. I definitely will NOT book this company again

Fished December 19, 2017
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