Mike’s Fishing Charters - Nicole

out of 5 stars from 5 reviews See all 5 reviews
Av Paseo De La Marina Sur
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Mike’s Fishing Charters is one of the most established names in Puerto Vallarta. They offer trips to suit any taste, from family fun days fishing inshore for Jacks and Roosterfish, to 14-hour marathon sessions 50 miles out, battling a who’s who of big game pelagic species.

You will be spending the day aboard the “Nicole”, a 38’ Bertram sportfishing boat which was completely restored in 2014. The vessel has room for up to 10 guests, but is ideally suited to no more than six anglers. She has everything you will need for a great day out, with a spacious flybridge and an air-conditioned interior, complete with an enclosed head.

The Nicole is good for way more than just cruising the bay, though. She comes armed for serious offshore battles, with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and a livewell full of fresh live bait. GPS and fishfinder will get you on the biggest fish, and tournament-grade tackle from Penn International will give you the best chance possible of bringing them in.

How far you travel and what you target when you get there is entirely up to how much time you have. If all you want to do is explore the local waters and catch some great fish, a four or six-hour trip is perfect for you. This gives you plenty of time to land some great catches, with enough left over to swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of the Banderas Bay.

On the other end of the scale, you can book yourself in for the ultimate bluewater blowout out at El Banco - widely considered one of the best big game spots in the world. Here you can target massive Blue and Black Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Hammerhead Sharks, Yellowfin Tuna, and monster Snapper for a delicious meal at the end of the day.

No matter what to choose to do, do it in comfort and safety aboard a great boat with a skilled, bilingual crew. They will work tirelessly to keep you hooked up, and will be on hand to make sure your day is perfect, whatever that means to you.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour trip - El Banco
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    US$ 1672
    up to 10 persons
    This is what sportfishing is all about: head way out past the mouth of the bay, travelling 50 miles out to El Banco, home of legends. Target massive Blue and Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Hammerhead Sharks - you never know what you might find this far out. This is also a great spot to target monster-sized Snapper for a true feast at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1476
    up to 10 persons
    Two more hours on the water could be the difference between catching fish and catch great fish! Head to either El Faro or La Corbeteña to target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1280
    up to 10 persons
    With 10 hours on the water, you can hit either La Corbeteña or El Faro, depending on which has been getting better results recently. Target Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more in these awesome offshore spots.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1082
    up to 10 persons
    Head out to El Morro, 23 miles out from the Puerto Vallarta, to target Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Sailfish, and possibly even 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 10 persons
    Fish the Banderas Bay's inlets and reefs for Jacks, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Skipjack Tuna.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 684
    up to 10 persons
    Spend the morning fishing inshore for Roosterfish, Jacks, and Spanish Mackerel on this four-hour charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 215HP General Motors Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

38 ft
10 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
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%

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Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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I booked this trip for a bachelor party and it was super fun! The ceviche was delicious! Thanks!

Fished May 10, 2018
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Terrible fishing. Worst ever in PV having gone about 40 times before
No fault of crew and captain. They were great!  Very friendly and tried extremely hard. Juan made great ceviche with the two skipjacks we caught. Perfect weather but no fish

Fished October 20, 2017
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The captain and crew were great.  Very attentive and helpful.  Only wish we had done the 8 hour trip.  The fresh fish salad / meal they prepared for us was also delicious.  All in all a great experience.

Fished April 18, 2017
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