Burton lll Sport Fishing

Burton lll Sport Fishing offers a perfect way to experience the highlight of your vacation. Join Captain Mario, a 3rd generation fisherman, who’s been catching fish in the area since he was only 4 years old. For years, he has been showing these waters to other people, teaching them different ways to get to their trophy, and helping them to enjoy their day to the max. Now it’s time for you to experience the same.

It all starts on a 28’ Nava boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console is powered by twin 60 HP Mercury engines and reaches the speed of 26 knots. The boat features everything you’ll need for a successful day on the water, such as a fighting chair, a live bait tank, outriggers, and navigational electronics. For more comfort, there’s also a private toilet.

The trips range from short inshore tours to full day big game adventures. You can go after Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Roosterfish, and Mackerel, or take a challenge and target Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many more. If fishing is not the only thing you want to do, there’s also an option to combine it with snorkeling and island hopping.

It’s very easy to get ready for your trip - just pack some food and sun protection. Everything else is covered by the crew, including your fishing licenses, equipment, and bottled water. The crew will also clean your catch after the trip, so feel free to bring your cooler.

Burton III Sport Fishing has never-ending adventures, as they tend to spend every day on the water. One of those days can easily be reserved just for you. All you need to do is say when you’re coming.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $360
    This short trip is perfect for first-timers, who feel a full day trip may be too long. Explore inshore and nearshore spots and go after Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $430
    A 6-hour trip will have you in the bay with the chance to catch a mumber of different kinds of fish all while enjoying the secnic views or beautiful Peurto Vallarta! Target Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Roosterfish, Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $430
    This is a great trip to do it all! Drop the lines and try to catch some fish on the way to national park Los Arcos, jump in the water to see a number of different species of fish, coral, stingrays, sea turtles. After snorkeling, take a short trip to Los Animas beach to relax or swim. There are restaurants to enjoy lunch if you like or just a refreshing drink. This trip is perfect for a maximum of 6 people.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip is kind of "choose your own adventure"! Fishing, snorkeling, and some time at the beach. A great tour for families or couples to keep everyone happy. All equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This tour will take you out of the bay on the hunt for some big fish! You'll go after Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and different types of Marlin. Get ready for some serious trolling action!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Big Game Corbeteña
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    On this trip, you will have a chance to hunt some big fish including Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and Mahi.
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About the Captain

Mario Castillon Santana
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
26 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2021
Mario the Caption of Burton lll has been on the water in the Banderas bay of Puerto Vallarta and all throughout Mexico catching fish since he was 5 years old! Even though he has been out on the water catching fish for many years, His passion is daily sparked when he finds the fish jumping or when the reel lights up with action! A 3rd generation fisherman and a local to Vallarta, he is someone who is passionate about catching fish and showing clients his town. You are sure to have a great time aboard the Burton lll seeing the wildlife, the views of the town and catching fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Nava (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 60HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Not included in the trip

Air Conditioning
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Radio
Sonar

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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6 Hour Combo Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Phuong D.
Houston, TX
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8 hour combo trip w/ Capt. Mario and mate Alex

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Combo on July 5, 2022
All the reviews of Capt. Mario are true.  Extremely responsive to any communication via app.  Boat is pristine- clean and...
Phuong D. recommends Burton lll Sport Fishing
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Zach C.
Gilbert, AZ
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Cpt. Mario

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Combo on May 5, 2022
My wife and I had a fantastic time on our 6-hour guided trip with Mario and his great first-mate (sorry, forgot his name)....
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Rob F.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full 10h With captain Mario and Alex

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Big Game Corbeteña on February 24, 2022
What a fantastic day with Captain Mario and Alex,  2 of the most humble guys I have met, they pick my wife and I up at 6am...
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Meghan K.
Portland, OR
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 13, 2022
We had the best day on the water with Captain Mario and Alex! They were the best guides and great fisherman. Both Mario and...
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Matthew K.
Katy, TX
Excellent
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Great family day of fishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Combo on March 12, 2022
Having chartered dozens of fishing trips in several countries, I’ve seen an assortment of crews and boats. Me and my family...
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FAQs about Burton lll Sport Fishing

Burton lll Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $360 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $430 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $430 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Combo (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Big Game Corbeteña (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Burton lll Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Burton lll Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Burton lll Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Burton lll Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Burton lll Sport Fishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)