Visit Puerto Vallarta and experience some of the most productive fishing in Mexico with PV Hook Up! The team is made up of a group of friends, gathered around the mission of showing everyone how amazing fishing these beautiful waters is.

You’ll head out on "My Marlin" – a 28ft offshore sportfishing boat. Powered by brand new twin 315 HP Cummins engines, it will get you to the fishing grounds in the blink of an eye! On board, you will find enough room for up to 5 people to relax, along with a private bathroom as well as a bedroom below.

The crew will provide you with Shimano rods and reels rigged with a fluorocarbon line. There are tuna tubes, outriggers, and downriggers on board, as well as a live bait tank. There’s snorkeling equipment if you want to experience the rich underwater world first-hand.

The PV Hook Up team offers 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, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

You can visit Puerto Vallarta’s famous offshore fishing spots –  are all accessible with the PV Hook Up! All these offshore destinations have been associated with some of the best deep-sea fishing around, year after year.

Join PV Hook Up and see for yourself why the waters out of Puerto Vallarta are some of the best fishing grounds! Port not inlcuded $3 per person



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Summer Special 5 hrs fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    US $500
    Summer Special 5 hrs for $500 USD for up to 6 people. Fish inside banderas bay in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Port fee not included $3 per person.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    Summer Special 5 hrs Sunset fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    US $500
    Summer special for up to 6 people Spend the afternoon fishing inshore for Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, SkipjackTuna, and more! Then enjoy the sunset from banderas bay. Port fee not included $3 per person
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $599
    Spend the morning fishing inshore for Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and more. The boat also comes with snorkeling gear if you want to take a dip in the ocean.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $599
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of fun, fishing the Banderas Bay for Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and more, as well as snorkeling for extra fun! Please note that bait may not be available on afternoon trips.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $749
    Fishing inside the bay for smaller game fish like Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Roosterfish, and more, depending on the season. You will also be able to make use of the boat's snorkeling gear if you want to get into the water and explore this tropical paradise.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Yelapa Beach/Snorkel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    Full-day visit to Yelapa Beach for ip to 6 people to Snorkel and enjoy light fishing on the way. Note: Visiting the waterfall is not part of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 18-22 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,049
    Fishing at El Moro, about 18-22 miles offshore, for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,250
    Head way offshore and go fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,450
    Head way offshore and go fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Caught fish
72%
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Dan C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore on January 7, 2024
Although the crew was different from what we told they were very good we didn’t catch a lot of fish but it wasn’t the crews...
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Rick M.
Spanish Springs, NV
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day catching trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – 18-22 Miles Offshore on September 29, 2021
I have gone fishing on numerous occasions, in many locations around the world. This was not a fishing experience this was a...
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Jay B.
Westminster, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day trip (12hr) with Captain Cesar

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip - 35-50 Miles Offshore on December 19, 2021
We had a good time with Captain Cesar and crew.  Went out to la Corbetena and caught a couple dorado’s and one really nice...
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Jon D.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – 18-22 Miles Offshore on December 8, 2020
Caught 8 Mackerel, 2 Bonita, 1 Mahi Mahi, and 3 sailfish on an exciting triple strike (~75 lbs, ~95 lbs, ~110 lbs). Had...
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Kevin N.
Salina, KS
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Fishing day with Cesar and Chaba

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – 18-22 Miles Offshore on November 28, 2020
We had an incredible 8-hour day with Cesar and Chaba. They took us out farther than I’ve ever been after 8 years of deep...
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FAQs about PV Hook Up – My Marlin

PV Hook Up – My Marlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Summer Special 5 hrs fishing (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Summer Special 5 hrs Sunset fishing (5 hours)
  • US $599 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $599 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $749 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Yelapa Beach/Snorkel (8 hours)
  • US $1,049 per group - 8 Hour Trip – 18-22 Miles Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $1,450 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with PV Hook Up – My Marlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System Speakers and iPod connection
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with PV Hook Up – My Marlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

PV Hook Up – My Marlin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

PV Hook Up – My Marlin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with PV Hook Up – My Marlin include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Needlefish
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
46 Fishing Reports
140 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Betram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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