Los Peines Pier
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

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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

Macarela is a 38’ custom Sportfisher powered by brand new twin 315HP Cummins engines, which can accommodate up to 8 people. On board, you’ll find two couches on board, a seating area for 8 people, along with a private bathroom as well as a bedroom below.

For fishing, the boat is equipped with 12 new Shimano rods and reels, with a fresh supply of 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. 

You’ll be guided by an experienced Captain and crew, dedicated to keeping every rod on the boat fully employed. Contrary to many charters, Macarela’s packages include both lures and live bait, as well as fishing licenses, at no additional charge. Shimano and Penn gear is provided on board for tackling the deep sea pelagics of Puerto Vallarta.

The Macarela team offer both inshore and offshore fishing trips, depending on how much time you have on your hands. 4 and 6 hour trips are 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 the 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, (the last of which being the most prolific, but also most distant - about 50 miles offshore), all of which have been associated with some of the best deep sea fishing around, year after year.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
speakers and ipod connection
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Bennie Daricek • Fished Jul 13, 2016
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My son and i have fished deep sea probably 10 times. We are passionate,fun loving, yet fat from expert enthusiasts. Our goal this trip included dads 20 year long bucket list fish , The Roosterfish and my son was looking for Tuna. We booked 2 days with Macarela in Pierto Vallarta and they were awesome : El Capitan, Chava & Jesus. Super nice and professional. Day one we slayed 3roosters,8 spanish mackeral( which became dinner and ceviche) , snapper, “green"fish,needle fish as long as 5 ft,, bonita and huge Jack Cravalle, about 39 fish on day one, Day 2 would start at 2am just 8 hrs later on a 5 hr ride to an incredible spot for tuna and marlin, saw one marlin early but he wasnt intetested, slow morning was take up with cold beer, cuban cigars,ceviche fron yeaturday and lots of laughs and fish stories. Approx 11:45 we started seeing huge bird activity chasing “bait balls” formed by schools of tune-porpoises wewe everywhere it was very cool to see nature in this way. We hooked up on 3 major tunas . Tuna 1 was dads turn- 2 hrs later i handed thevrod to my son in total exhaustion( this was caught in light tackle w/25lb line, after fresh arms and legs the 100lber was at the boat when an 8 fiot bullshark bit our tuna and promptly remived 30%, the crew swiftly got another lune in and Luke was ON with the 8ft bull- 20 min later he was boatside and took the gaf woth him as a perting present. Tuna # 2 was all Luke 70ld in about 20 min- God Bless the young! Our last hookup was our largest of the day 150 lber again on light tackle and another epic battle ensued for 2+ hours of repeated switch offs and swift diving by the crew , we got her alongside the back of the boat, this was an inadvertant catch and release but it WAS glorious! Thank you Macarela fir the trip of a lifetime,
Frank and Luke Trilla
Bookem if you can get them!
I hope to add more photos when we review “GoPro” footage

Frank Trilla • Fished Mar 04, 2016
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We had a great time. We would go with this boat again!!

Julie Wiese • Fished May 27, 2014
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  • Los Peines Pier, Puerto Vallarta
    JA, Mexico