Mike’s Fishing Charters–Isabella II

Mike’s Fishing Charters operates a fleet of awesome vessels out of Puerto Vallarta, fishing inshore and offshore for anything from Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper to Sailfish and Blue Marlin. With trips ranging from four-hour bay days to multi-day offshore extravaganzas, you are bound to find that perfect charter, whatever that means to you.

You will be spending your trip aboard the Isabella II, one of the largest and most luxurious vessels in the fleet. This 42’ Hatteras cruiser was completely overhauled in 2014, and can now carry up to 15 guests in comfort, although it is best-suited to no more than 8 anglers, especially on longer trips.

The vessel is equipped GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, downriggers, and a fighting chair, making her ready for whatever the ocean can throw at you. She also comes with a livewell full to bursting with fresh live bait, and a wide range of tournament-grade tackle to match the huge selection of species you can target.

The Isabella II features everything you would expect of a world-class cruiser. She is a perfect home from home for six to eight anglers to live aboard in luxury. Her air-conditioned interior boasts comfortable cabins, a full, enclosed bathroom complete with a shower, and tons of space to relax in between huge hookups up on deck.

Whether you want to spend a few hours catching tasty Cubera Snapper and hard-fighting Roosterfish or head offshore for three days of billfishing madness, Mike’s Fishing Charters has the perfect vessel and the perfect crew to take you out. All their staff are bilingual and extremely well-trained and will do everything they can to make your trip truly unforgettable.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,520
    price breakdown
    $2,520
    Head out to the very bests spots around, from El Faro and La Corbeteña to the infamous El Banco, all in search of monster Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,160
    price breakdown
    $2,160
    This is where things start getting really serious. Fish out beyond the edges of the bay, targeting huge Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, as well as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Fish offshore for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin on this 10-hour deep sea charter.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,440
    price breakdown
    $1,440
    Spend the day fishing either inshore or offshore, depending on what is in season and where the fishing is better. Target anything from Roosterfish to Sailfish, with a whole world of great-tasting and hard-fighting fish in between.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    Fish inshore in the Banderas Bay for Jacks, Roosterfish, and Cubera Snapper. The extra time allows you to hit a greater variety of spots to maximize your catch or to spend even longer trying to beat your personal best.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Spend the morning fishing inshore in the Banderas Bay for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jacks, and other top table and game species.
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About the Charter Operator

Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
51 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
We are passionate about the sea, fishing, traveling, and diving. We love nature, dealing with her beings, and enjoying her beauties. Fishing is the most relaxing and exhilarating activity one can do. Mahi Mahi (the "Dolphin fish") is our favorite fish, so come aboard and get your fill of this delicious beauty!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

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

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 285HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 13 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.17
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Larry E.
United States
 4.67
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8 hr

VERIFIED   February 11, 2020
Great time on the water Mario the deckhand worked all day to make the experience a good one
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 25, 2018
Captain Ramone and Mate Salvador were the awesome crew of Isabella II.  They pick us up in La Cruz and it was great from...
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Irrigon, OR
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VERIFIED   December 12, 2018
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VERIFIED   November 14, 2019
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Butch K. H.
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 5.00
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6 hour frish trip

VERIFIED   February 10, 2017
Great day great guys very professional
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