PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV

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 4 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 4 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. 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 the crew 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!

Stop planning, book a trip with PV Hook Up, and get ready to start your newest fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Banderas Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $259
    Spend the morning fishing in the Banderas Bay for a variety of species including Jack, Snapper, Mackerel, and Roosterfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Banderas Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $259
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    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 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (20 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    8 hours Snorkel and Visit Yelapa
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This is a combo trip where you can go Snorkeling at Los Arcos and then visit Yelapa Beach. We will also do lite fishing on the way to Yelapa but this is not a fishing trip. Depending on season and luck you can also see Turtles, Dolphins, Whales and other sea life on the way to visit Yelapa. Whale season is normally December through April.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore (35 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Sep 1
    $700
    Head 35+ miles offshore in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Tip – Offshore (50 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $800
    This is as good as it gets – head out up to 50 miles to target huge Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
27 Fishing Reports
56 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Banderas Bay on December 16, 2021
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay on February 13, 2017
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...
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8 hour trip with captain scooby

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore (20 Miles) on June 3, 2019
Sea was very rough perhaps thts why we didn’t catch anything but one 5lb Benito as we were packing up.
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FAQs about PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV

PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV offers the following trips to customers:
  • $259 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Banderas Bay (4 hours)
  • $259 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Banderas Bay (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Banderas Bay (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fishing & Snorkeling (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (20 Miles) (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - 8 hours Snorkel and Visit Yelapa (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (35 Miles) (10 hours)
  • $800 per group - 12 Hour Tip – Offshore (50 Miles) (12 hours)

When you book a trip with PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (enclosed toilet)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment (On request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (We offer fly fishing but we do not supply fly gear)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing (Weather permitting)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with PV Hook Up – GaunaTuna NV include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo