Mike’s Fishing Charters - Gisele

Av Paseo De La Marina Sur
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Mike’s Fishing Charters operates one of the largest and most established charter fleets in Puerto Vallarta. They offer trips ranging anywhere from four-hour inshore mornings targeting Jacks and Roosterfish to 14-hour offshore extravaganzas going after monster Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and more.

No matter what you fish for, do it in style and with confidence aboard the Gisele. This custom-built boat can carry groups of up to 12 guests, although she is best-suited to no more than 6-8 anglers. Completely restored in 2014, the vessel now boasts an air-conditioned interior with an enclosed head and plenty of space to rest your aching arms in the cool.

The Gisele is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to get on the best spots around, outriggers and downriggers to maximize your target species and techniques, and a fighting chair to let you hold your own against even the fiercest Blue Marlin offshore.

On your trip, you will be presented with the best tackle from Penn International. You will have the choice of live bait fresh from the tank and a selection of lifelike lures to trick even the fussiest of fish. You will have the option to troll, drift, and bottom fish to target all the top species in the area.

Where you fish is up to how long you are out for. Four and six-hour trips will stay in the inshore bays and calmer waters for Jacks, Roosterfish, and Mackerel. 8, 10, and 12-hour trips will let you get offshore in search of Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin.

Book in for a 14-hour trip and you will blow straight past the bay and head straight for El Banco. This is the dream destination for any angler wishing to test their skills and their wits against the biggest fish out there. Target massive Blue and Black Marlin, and monster Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more.

No matter what you do, Mike’s Fishing Charters is the place to be, with a great boat, an awesome crew, and some of the best fishing grounds in the world!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    US$ 1672
    up to 12 persons
    This is what fishing is all about. Blow past the nearer sites and head straight out to El Banco, the best and farthest sportfishing spot, 50 miles out from Puerto Vallarta. Target monster Blue and Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Hammerhead Sharks, and more!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1476
    up to 12 persons
    HEad out to El Faro or La Corbeteña, whichever is producing the best fishing at the time. Target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin among these awesome sportfishing spots.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1280
    up to 12 persons
    Fish offshore at El Faro or la Corbeteña for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1082
    up to 12 persons
    Head out to El Morro, the first and nearest big game fishing spot in the Banderas Bay. Target Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Sailfish, and occasionally Marlin.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 884
    up to 12 persons
    Fish the inshore waters and local reefs for Jacks, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 684
    up to 12 persons
    Fish the inshore water of the Banderas Bay for Jacks, Roosterfish, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

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 boat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

42 ft
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


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

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%

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished April 27, 2018
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Crew was fantastic. Shipping fish home was not explained very well and could’ve been improved. We ended up donating the fish locally. We need more information on how to ship fish to United States.

Fished December 5, 2015
Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 16, 2015

I’m sorry Dean, it was a misunderstanding and I did not provide the guide we give to our clients about the fish shipping:

The best option is to let us clean, filet, put in bags and freeze your fish, then, the day you are leaving Puerto Vallarta back to your country, you just have to buy a duct-tape roll, a plastic ice-cooler with the right size for the volume of your catch, come by the office to pick your fish, and take it to the airport, where they will inspect the content of the cooler, and then you will seal it with the duct tape and ship it along with you luggage. This is faster, cheapest and safest than shipping it via a packaging company.

We are glad you enjoyed the fishing, and hope to see you back soon.

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