Enjoy fishing the gorgeous and bountiful waters of Jalisco, Mexico and create many wonderful memories with Gilligan III. Starting out of Puerto Vallarta, you and Captain Epifanio Garcia will travel inshore and offshore to chase various prized fish that inhabit the area. The captain has got all that it takes to provide you with a fun and enjoyable experience on the water, so don’t hesitate and join him aboard for a fishing trip of a lifetime!

The boat you’ll use is a 25’ Nava Mazatlán center console that can fit up to 6 guests. Its twin 60 HP Yamaha engines as well as quality navigation technology will quickly and safely take you to the fish. It’s equipped with 2 fighting chairs, a livewell, outriggers, and snorkeling gear. Also, you can use a portable toilet, an ice-box, and you’ll have the help of a first mate during the trip.

The species you can go after include Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, various Marlin and Tuna, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Pacific Barracuda, Amberjack, and King Mackerel. Using both light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, jig, as well as pop in order to attract your prey. Kids are welcome to come aboard and you’re free to keep the fish you catch.

All the fishing gear, bait, bottled water, fishing licenses, as well as catch cleaning are included in the trip. There’s nothing you should bring except for your favorite food and drinks.

Join Gilligan III on the welcoming waters of Mexico and have a memorable fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    You and Captain Epifanio will be fishing inside the bay for 4 hours. You'll be targeting Mahi Mahi, Skipjack Tuna, Barracuda, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, and many more. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and includes everything you'll need except for food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $320
    Send the captain a message when you confirm to see the departure pier.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Middle-day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $350
    Fishing, snorkeling, and bay cruising.
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FAQs about Gilligan III

Gilligan III offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $320 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Middle-day (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Gilligan III, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair 2
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gilligan III include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottles of water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gilligan III offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Gilligan III offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gilligan III include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

Epifanio Garcia
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
ID & license verified
163 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2020
Captain Epifanio has been fishing in Puerto Vallarta his whole life. Catching fish is a passion, a job, a calling. He would never trade it for anything else.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Nava Mazatlán (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
2
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottles of water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.1 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Fishing with Epifanio
Fishing with Epifanio
March fishing trip
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Angler rating
3
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1
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
57%
Caught fish
71%
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Jeff M.
San Vicente, Nayarit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Epi and Gus

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 28, 2023
Epi and Gus were very helpful, we caught plenty of skip Jack, mahi, and a 39in jack crevalle. We had a fantastic time, and...
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John N.
Eddyville, NY
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Epifanio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 17, 2023
The crew was great and we even caught a couple of nice fish. Very glad we booked this charter and would highly recommend it.
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Brad R.
Yakima, WA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 18, 2023
I paid for 6hrs and was told I would catch marlin… as soon as we got on the boat he basically let us know that wasn’t gonna...
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Heath W.
Milford, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 8, 2023
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Bob W.
Chubbuck, ID
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 19, 2022
Fishing was good in the morning. Had a full moon the night before so that hurt a bit. Saw whales and a turtle as well. Captain...
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