My Marlin Sportfishing

Los Peines
Puerto Vallarta JA, Mexico

Located in the Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, My Marlin Sportfishing Charters is a well-established company that has over 20 years’ experience in the charter fishing business. The area is well known worldwide for its huge Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin fishing, and if you are hoping to catch a big fish to remember, My Marlin Sportfishing will do everything they can and more to make your trip with them one to remember.

The My Marlin is a 31 ft Bertram, one of the world’s most renowned sportfishing vessels. Recently restored, it features a whole range of navigational and safety electronics, and it is fitted with dual Cummins engines to propel it quickly towards some of the best fishing spots in the ocean. Not only is this boat great for fishing, it is also a comfortable boat for relaxing, and features a full head, kitchen, bed, and multimedia system to keep you entertained throughout your trip.

Top of the range equipment is used aboard the boat, with Tiburon reels and Calstar rods provided, as well as premium sportfishing lures by Black Bart, fluorocarbon hooks, and fresh line. With My Marlin Sportfishing Charters, there is no worry that you will be let down by faulty gear while reeling in a big one.

Puerto Vallarta boasts a year-round fishery, but the charter advises you fish from July through November if you are hoping to hook a big Blue or Black Marlin, while December through May is the best time to battle the smaller, but even more spirited, Striped Marlin. The captain and crew also specialize in catching huge Yellowfin Tuna, which is closest to shore in September and October. During the rest of the year, it is recommended that you take an overnight charter to target this spectacular game fish.

All the gear you will need for a fishing trip to remember is included in the price of the trip, and the crew will also happily clean and fillet your catch after the trip free of charge. Simply bring snacks and drinks and get ready for a trip to remember.


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  • Private trip
    Overnight Tuna Charter
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 4500
    up to 5 persons / day
    2.5 day 60 hour fishing charter 80-120+ miles fishing offshore for Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and more depending on season but normally these overnight trips are focused on Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - 50+ Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1450
    up to 5 persons
    14 hours fishing 50-60 miles offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - 50 Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 5 persons
    12 hours fishing 50 miles offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi mahi, and more
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - 36 Miles Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 5 persons
    10 hours fishing 36 miles offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi mahi, and more
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - El Morro or Marietas
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 5 persons
    8 hours fishing 18-22 miles from the Marina Vallarta. El Morro is a famous sportfishing area within easy reach of Puerto Vallarta, and it is made up of upwellings that attract prime game fish such as Tuna up to 50 lbs, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more. The Marietas Islands are equally attractive for sportfishermen, and are home to fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 5 persons
    5 hours fishing inside Banderas Bay for smaller action. Target species include Jack Crevalle, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, Sierra Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 5 persons
    5 hours fishing inside Banderas Bay for smaller fish action. Target species include Jack Crevalle, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, Sierra Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 5 persons
    4 hour fishing charter inside Banderas Bay for great action on smaller fish such as Jack Crevalle, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, Sierra Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Snorkeling Los Arcos
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    4 hour Charter snorkeling trip to Los Arcos
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Needlefish
Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
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
PayPal

About the Charter Operator

My Marlin Fishing charters
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member since July 2016
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Captain Steve Torres is a very well-respected local captain who is known throughout big game fishing circles in Mexico. He holds the record for Marlin in Puerto Vallarta, where he has lived and fished all his life.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We booked a trip with my marlin but my marlin had some mechanical issues so we we’re pawned off to another boat “Up grade” not really an up grade just a little bigger boat. We got one marlin, so they did get us into fish but then we went for jacks for fun and they (the captain and mate)  had a competition on who could hook the first fish, then hand the rod off to me. This went on for about four or five fish.  We were there to fish not real in the captains and mates fish!  They never even acknowledged my wife was on the boat, when she is just as big a fisherman as me. Let’s just say it was disappointing enough that we ended our trip an hour early.  I would not use any of these charters connected to or part of my marlin.

Fished February 23, 2018
My Marlin Fishing charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 26, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review.  Due to mechanical issues we did upgrade you to a bigger and more expensive boat with a crew that know how to catch fish for the same price. I’m glad you guys caught a Striped Marlin and a lot of Jack Crevalle I attached the photo of your Marlin.  Most clients do not want to hook there own fish but are always welcome to try if requested.  We will make sure that the crews are more interactive and communicate this better in the future. Thanks again for your feedback.

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Steve and his mate Scooby were fun and very knowledgeable. We had a hick up with one of the engines not working but Steve tried all he could to fix it at sea. Got us on multiple sailfish and mahi mahi.
Would definitely use him again next time I’m in PV!!!
Also Damien in customer service was superb!!

Fished October 17, 2015
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Captain Steve Torres operates one, if not the best, fish catching operation in Puerto Vallarta.  Personally, I’ve made the decision not to fish with anyone else in PV, because of his boat handling skills, quality of the lures and equipment, and the state of repair the boat and gear were in—flawless!

One thing that most people don’t think when choosing a captain is how a captain handles the boat, once a big fish is caught—he is a tournament winning professional that understands how to get the fish to the boat—he uses the boat to keep the line tight and to work against the fish—he also understands that EVERTHING matters from the day BEFORE you hook up!  So, he ensures everything is tournament ready, the day before you fish.

There’s just no better, big fish catching captain in PV.

Fished October 17, 2012
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