Pesca en Vallarta - El Jefe PV

Pesca en Vallarta welcomes you down to Banderas Bay and invites you aboard for a fishing trip that will test your strength, improve your skills, and quite possibly crown your fishing career! With anything from 4-hour stints to multi-day marathons available, you can find the perfect fishing charter, whatever that means to you.

You will spend your trip aboard “El Jefe,” a 38’ Silverton motor yacht with enough room for 8 anglers to fish and relax in comfort. The boat comes equipped with a full battery of marine electronics, as well as outriggers and a fighting chair to help bring in the biggest of the big game.

“El Jefe” is Spanish for “The Boss,” and you’ll certainly feel like a boss cruising aboard this stunning vessel. She features a spacious interior with comfortable cabins and a full bathroom and galley. Up on deck, her forward sun deck gives you tons of space to relax while several anglers battle the fish of a lifetime at the back.

You’re certainly in for some bucket list catches when you head out with Pesca en Vallarta. Even shorter trips can get you hooked on hard-fighting Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle. Head out on an extended day trip, and you can add Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna to your list of target species.

Go all out on a multi-day trip, and you’ll be fishing waters most PV charter boats have never even been to. Two-day trips head 80 miles out to the canyons to battle monster Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin. Three-day charters go even farther, journeying to the Islas Marias, where anglers have reeled in Yellowfin Tuna over 230 lbs aboard El Jefe in the past.

Whatever you’re after, you can rely on a quality boat and a dedicated team which has been fishing the Banderas Bay for the last 2 decades. Everything you need for the fishing itself is ready and waiting - just bring your food and drinks and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - Islas Marias (MAX 6)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 trip days, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    up to 8 persons / day
    Head out to Puerto Vallarta's most remote fishery - the incredible Tuna grounds of the Islas Marias. Spend two and a half days fighting monster Yellowfin Tuna and head home a whole different class of angler. Capt. Cesar has landed Tuna over 230 lbs in these waters before! This trip is suitable for up to 6 anglers.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Canyons (MAX 6)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    up to 8 persons / day
    This is where things really get serious. You will be heading 80 miles offshore to battle monster Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin in remote deep-water canyons. Fish the whole first day and half the second day before heading home with aching arms and some incredible catches. These trips are for a maximum of 6 anglers.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Big Game Fish
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    This 12-hour charter will see you fishing 35 to 50 miles offshore for big game fish like Blue and Black Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Head beyond the bay, up to 40 miles offshore, to take on Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and a range of tasty bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    This trip gives you the chance to go 10 miles offshore and catch some larger fish than the 4-hour trip. Target species include Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Spend the morning fishing for Roosterfish, Jacks, and other inshore species in the local bays and shallow waters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    up to 8 persons
    Enjoy an afternoon in the Banderas Bay's local waters, going after a range gamefish like Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle.
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About the Captain

César Marcelino Pérez Castellón
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
13 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2016
Captain César Marcelino Pérez Castellón comes from a fishing family. His father, an avid fisherman, was the one who introduced him to the waters. César has almost 2 decades of experience, fishing all along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. He is on the water every day and enjoys fishing with his clients and friends. Captain César is also a tournament angler. He and his first mate have won podium places in tournaments around the region for the last 7 years straight.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Silverton (Motor yacht) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

38 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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


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