Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge

Lote 16, Calle Baja Mar Aldea …
Iztapa, Guatemala

The Mad Marlin is among the best charter boats for deep sea fishing trips to Guatemala’s Pacific coast.   She was fully refit in 2016 and is a true fishing machine, equipped with state of the art electronics such as the new 72 mile halo radar, re-fit twin diesel engines, air conditioning and more.  Whether sport fishermen prefer fishing conventional, spinning, or on-the fly, 

Mad Marlin typically provides anglers with multiple shots at sail fish, blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin, dorado (mahi-mahi or pez vela) or yellow fin tuna. Inshore fishing trips are great for rooster fish, mackerel, and snapper. 

Anglers fishing with Mad Marlin have their choice to do as much of the fishing as they want.  If our client wants to do everything and not simply reel in a fish hooked by the mate, then it is your vacation and your choice.  

We offer all inclusive packages and simple day trips so we have something for most any budget.  

We offer a meet or beat PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE for similar services as well as a BILL FISH GUARANTEE

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Bertram (Convertible) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

31 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Iztapa, Port of San Jose, Monterrico
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
for Rooster Fish
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
19 inch flat Screen Simrad
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Microwave, Convection Oven, Grill
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Avet, Shimano, Penn
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Iztapa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
For Sail Fish, Marlin, and Rooster fish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Rick Nelson
Iztapa, Guatemala
Member since September 2016
Fishing was an integral part of my life almost from birth. Fishing was a central part of what my family did for fun. We were poor but could always find a way to fish and enjoy life as a family. I operated the Lucy Lady Hatteras for 15 years in Destin, Florida. Upon experiencing the incredible sailfish and marlin fishing in Guatemala we relocated to Guatemala 2 years ago and refit a great 31 Bertram. She became our show piece vessel as we spared nothing turning her into a true fishing machine. We have put together one of the finest Captain and crew combinations and have added state of the art electronics to aide us in locating the bite for our clients.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Fishing Reports

Guatemala Mad Marlin Fishing Report

February 23, 2017

We had a strong sailfish bite today. Raised 28 and have 20 bites and 18 releases using bait and switch. Bit was best at about forty miles. Clients had a blast. The did everything but rig the ballyhoo. The… Read Full Report →