PV Hook Up - Macarela

Los Peines Pier
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Macarela is a 38’ custom Sportfisher operated by PV Hook Up Sportfishing Charters. Powered by brand new twin 315HP Cummins engines, this boat can accommodate up to 8 people. On board, you will find ample room for up to eight people to relax, along with a private bathroom as well as a bedroom below.

For fishing, the boat is equipped with 12 Shimano rods and reels that are rigged with fluorocarbon line. There are tuna tubes, outriggers and downriggers on board, as well as a live bait tank. A new fighting chair can also be found among the vessel’s fishing amenities. As for navigation, the Macarela is equipped with a standard range of marine electronics, including GPS, Fishfinder, radar as well as radio. 

The PV Hook Up team offer both bay and offshore fishing trips, depending on how much time you have on your hands. 4 and 6 hour trips give you plenty of time for some solid action inside the bay, whereas starting with an 8 hour trip, you can have enough time to venture far offshore in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, and many other coveted big game species frequenting these waters.

Trips to all 3 of Puerto Vallarta’s famous fishing spots can be arranged - El Morro, Corbetena and El Banco are all accessible aboard the Macarela. All of these destinations have been associated with some of the best deep sea fishing around, year after year.

Unlike many other charters, when you fish with PV Hook up you can use both lures and live bait at no extra cost, and fishing licenses are supplied at no additional charge. There will also be a cooler filled with ice at your disposal.

If you would like to order food, PV Hook Up can offer lunch boxes at $14 USD per person. These must be pre-ordered at least 72 hrs prior to the charter. Lunches include soda, bottled water, a pastry, sandwich, chips, and granola bar. Extra drinks are available on request, and must also be booked at least 72 hours before the trip departs.

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About this listing

Boat Specs
38 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)


Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
speakers and ipod connection
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, PayPal.

About the Captain

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since January 2014
PV Hook Up is a leading operator of sportfishing charters in Puerto Vallarta. Founded back in 1996 by a group of amigos, its mission is to give everyone who visits Puerto Vallarta a bilingual fishing hook up and the same wonderful experience these friends had when they first arrived in this paradise. With the best gear money can buy and a collection of the best captains in Puerto Vallarta, this is the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the local area and is one that is bound to give you lasting memories.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.37 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Boat clean and in good repair. Crew friendly and knowledgeable. Boat handling very good for 38’. 5 mackerel in30 minutes. Nothing after. Sail lounging at surface. Tried casting but no interest in bait. Couple of quick strikes on poles but fish did not match on. Couple of skip jack schools but no bites. I think we were hungrier than the fish.

Michael Sullinger  • Fished February 7, 2017
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We boarded early and set out immediately to fish. They say it is best early. We pulled in 10 Mackerels, and all four of us caught and reeled
The most exciting thing to happen were the large school of porpoise and the closeness Captain Cesar was to them as they played.
Then, whales came up right by the boat, and put on a great show for us.
The whole Trip was a very good event.

Shayne Carlson Fili  • Fished January 8, 2017
PV Hook Up (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review and for fishing with the PV Hook Up.

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The trip was okay, friendly staff but having to bring your own food was a pain. All of our family got sick but that’s not anyone’s fault.

Erika Atwood  • Fished December 29, 2016
PV Hook Up (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 15, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review our fishing charter. Yes food and drinks are not included in charter price but can be provided if requested 72 hrs before your charter. A cooler with ice is always on the boat and included in charter price.
thanks again for fishing with the PV Hook Up.

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