PV Hook Up - GaunaTuna NV

Paseo Cocoteros No. 1-20, Nuev…
Nuevo Vallarta NA, Mexico

PV Hook Up has been running charters in the Banderas Bay area for over two decades, and offers one of the most comprehensive menus of inshore and offshore trips around. Fish anywhere from four through 12 hours, targeting species as varied as Roosterfish and Sailfish.

The GuanaTuna is a 29’ Super Panga center console, with ample room for a party of four to fish and relax in comfort. The vessel cruises a hair under 20 knots, and is packed full of everything you will need to fish the Banderas Bay and beyond.

Outriggers, Tuna tubes, and a fighting chair will let you take on even the toughest offshore monsters with confidence, while inshore the option to snorkel will let you make the very most of the vibrant reefs and many snorkeling spots littering the area.

What sets PV Hook UP apart, however, is the sheer variety of fishing equipment they provide. Choose between light and heavy tackle, and techniques varying from spinning and popping, to trolling and kite fishing, to name but a few. On top of this, you are welcome to bring your fly gear along, if that is more your style.

So whether you want to drop some lines over the reefs for tasty table fish, troll 50 miles out for fast-moving Marlin and Tuna, or pop and cast for feisty Roosterfish inshore, you will always have the option to suit you, and the ability to switch things up if one style isn’t working.

All trips come with bait, lures, and licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch. All you need to bring is a pair of steady arms, and plenty of energy for the day ahead, because you are only going to get as much rest as you ask for!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Tip - Offshore (50 Miles)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    This is as good as it gets: Head up to 50 miles out to target huge Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore (35 Miles)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    Head 35+ miles offshore in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore (20 Miles)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Head out between 18 and 22 miles from the marina, fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more, depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Banderas Bay
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the full 6 hours fishing in Banderas Bay, targeting Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Cubera Snapper, and much, much more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Fishing & Snorkeling
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    Spend a few hours fishing the bay on your way to Los Arcos, home to some of the area's best snorkeling spots.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Banderas Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 240
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning fishing in the Banderas Bay for a variety of species including Jacks, Snapper, Mackerel and Roosterfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Banderas Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 240
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing in the Banderas Bay for Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Mackerel and Roosterfish. Please be aware that live bait may not be available on afternoon trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Super Panga (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 100HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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 30 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

PV Hook Up
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
Member since January 2014
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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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Capt Scooby was very accommodating and convinced us to upgrade out 6 hour trip to 8 hours to allow us to go out further. He had no fish finder (said it was recently stolen) and at least one of the spinning reels on board was in poor condition. All the rest of the tackle was good. We saw lots of whales, dolphins, and schools of tuna breaking the surface, but were unable to land any tuna (one was hooked, but lost due to fisherman error). We did catch three Spanish mackerel for eating, and also two bonita. On the way back in we ran across a school of bait fish running away from something, and very quickly hooked three Jack Cravalle. They were powerful fighters as advertised, and were the highlight of our trip. The mate cleaned our fish on the way back in, and we were able to leave quickly after docking.

Fished February 13, 2017
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