PV Hook Up - Macarela

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 Macarela – a 38’ custom 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 8 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 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 all 3 of Puerto Vallarta’s famous fishing spots – El Morro, Corbetena, and El Banco are all accessible with the Macarela. All these destinations have been associated with some of the best deep sea fishing around, year after year.

If you would like to order food, PV Hook Up can offer lunch boxes at $14 per person. These must be pre-ordered at least 72 hours before the trip. Lunch includes soda, bottled water, a pastry, a sandwich, chips, and a granola bar.

Join PV Hook Up and see for yourself why the waters out of Purto Vallarta are some of the best fishing grounds!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - 35-50 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing 36-50 miles offshore at Corbetena or El Banco for big Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - 22-36 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing offshore 22- 36 miles for big game fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - 18-22 Miles Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 8 persons
    Fishing at El Moro, about 18-22 miles offshore, for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 8 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $570
    up to 8 persons
    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 ocean.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $570
    up to 8 persons
    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 live bait may not be available on afternoon trips.

About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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8 hours with captain Cesar and Chava
8 hours with captain Cesar and Chava
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dennis R.
Jefferson, Wisconsin
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8 hours with captain Cesar and Chava

VERIFIED   April 9, 2019
This was the best fishing trip we have ever been on. Captain Cesar had us on the fish right away and stayed on the fish for...
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Tepatitlán De Morelos, JAL
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VERIFIED   November 25, 2019
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
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Frank T.
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 5.00
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Macarela answers the call!

VERIFIED   March 4, 2016
My son and i have fished deep sea probably 10 times. We are passionate,fun loving, yet fat from expert enthusiasts. Our goal...
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Shayne C. F.
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Fishing with Captain Cesar

VERIFIED   January 8, 2017
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...
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