Mike’s Fishing Charters - Piquis

Mike’s Fishing Charters operates one of the largest and most diverse fleets in Puerto Vallarta, with a mix of trips to match. Book yourself in for anything from 4 to 16 hours, targeting species as diverse as Jacks and Marlin.

Spend the morning fishing the shallow inlets and inshore waters of the Banderas Bay, or blow straight past them and out of the bay itself to offshore spots like the infamous El Banco. Whatever you do, do it in style aboard an awesome boat with the latest and greatest in fishing tech and equipment.

You will be fishing aboard the “Piquis”, a 46’ custom built sportfishing juggernaut. This luxury vessel was completely overhauled in 2014 and now features a fully air-conditioned interior with an enclosed head and tons of space to relax in the cool after intense battles up on deck. She can carry up to 18 guests, but is best-suited to no more than 8-10 anglers

The Piquis comes armed for battle with outriggers, a fighting chair, a livewell full of fresh live bait to tempt in the biggest fish, and tournament-grade tackle from Penn International to bring them in once they take the bait.

Where you fish depends entirely on how much time you have. On four and six-hour charters you will stay in the bay, targeting Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, and Cubera Snapper. Book in for eight hours and you can start heading further out, hitting El Morro to target Roosterfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and occasionally Marlin.

After that, things really start heating up. Head out to El Faro, la Corbeteña, and finally El Banco, the ultimate destination for any angler wanting to pit themselves against the biggest and fiercest fish in the sea. This is the realm of huge Blue and Black Marlin, monster Hammerhead Sharks, massive Yellowfin Tuna, and more.

Whatever you are looking for, you are bound to find it with Mike’s Fishing Charters. So head down to Puerto Vallarta and get ready for a trip you will never forget.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip - El Banco
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    up to 18 persons
    Head out 50 miles to Banco, the most legendary of Puerto Vallarta's many fishing spots. target huge Marlin, Sailfish, Hammerhead Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more, as well as massive Snappers and other great bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - El Banco
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    up to 18 persons
    This is where the biggest and fiercest pelagic species call home. 50 miles out from Puerto Vallarta, you will be well outside the bay, and into the territory of monsters. Target Marlin Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Hammerhead Sharks, and Mahi Mahi, as well as monster Snapper and other giant bottom dwellers.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 18 persons
    Head out 27 miles to El Faro or 32 miles to La Corbeteña, depending on where the bite is best at the time. Target Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, and whatever else rises from the deep on the day.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 18 persons
    With 10 hours on the water, you have the time to head out to El Faro or La Corbeteña in search of Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 18 persons
    Head out to around 25 miles to El Morro, the first of the Banderas Bay's big game fishing spots. Target Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Sailfish, and occasionally Marlin.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 18 persons
    Fish the inlets and shallow reefs in the Banderas Bay for Jacks, Roosterfish, Triggerfish, Cubera Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 18 persons
    Spend the morning fishing inshore in the Banderas Bay for Roosterfish, Jacks, Cubera Snapper and more.

About the Charter Operator

Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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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

custom built boat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 320HP General Motors Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

46 ft
18 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


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

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
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.

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Bob H.
Brandon, Manitoba

6 hour trip

VERIFIED   February 21, 2017
We did it all - whale watching, snorkling, fishing and site-seeing Was a great day for the whole family
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