Calypso Fishing Charters

Calypso Fishing Charters sails the waters of Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Their Captain Ariel and his friendly team are true professionals, who offer an excellent service to all their guests. Calypso Fishing Charters knows where the best fishing playgrounds are and how to get there.

You will be fishing aboard a 30-foot “Calypso” boat, powered by twin 150 HP Mercury engines. It has a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots and is equipped with navigational electronics, Bluetooth multimedia system, an ice-box, Tuna tubes, outriggers, centerriggers, and downriggers, as well as a live bait tank and a fighting chair. What is more, there is a toilet and a bed on board the vessel to ensure your maximum comfort on the water.

Calypso Fishing Charters offers a great variety of trips to choose from. If you want to go fishing the Bay waters, the four-hour package is just what you need. A 6-hour trip will see you fishing and heading south to the beautiful beach of Las Animas, where you can go snorkeling and have lunch. The Captain’s personal favorite package is a nine-hour trip, which includes fishing, snorkeling, and a trip to Yelapa to have lunch on the beach, as well as whale watching when in the season.

For those passionate anglers who want some bigger action, Calypso Fishing Charters offers a 10-hour trip up to 45 miles offshore and a 12-hour trip for two people up to 70 miles offshore. You will be able to target a variety of species, including Amberjack, Great Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Blue Marlin, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper, and Skipjack Tuna.

Captain Ariel Rosen and his crew use a lot of various fishing techniques which you will also be able to try, such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, drift fishing, handline, spinning, popping, kite fishing, and spearfishing.

Book with Calypso Fishing Charters and enjoy a fun day out on the beautiful waters of Nuevo Vallarta, visit a hidden beach, and chase the best fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tuna (2 PAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    This trip is for a maximum of 2 anglers. On this expedition, you will be sailing up to 70 miles offshore – depending on the weather conditions. The package is ideal for seasoned anglers who enjoy extreme fishing! Push your skills to the limit and score some huge Tuna. Departure time may vary depending on the weather and the season.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Corbetena (4 PAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    This trip is for a maximum of 4 anglers. It will see you fishing from 35 to 45 miles offshore, chasing some of the biggest fish calling these waters home. This includes the likes of Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack and others. The Captain and the crew will see to your every need!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Do it the Local Way
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $560
    It’s a great trip for families and groups of up to 8 people. This trip will take you fishing, snorkeling, and whale watching depending on the season. You will stop in Yelapa, a small fishing village on the south sides of the Bay, for lunch on the beach. Do it all in one day and get the full Puerto Vallarta experience!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Las Animas
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $420
    On this trip, you will be able to go fishing, snorkeling, and head south to the beautiful beach of Las Animas for a great seafood lunch. Your targets will be Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and others. Moreover, depending on the season, you may have a chance to go whale watching!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – The Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This trip will allow you to go a bit farther out and cover a larger portion of the bay in search of your targets. Depending on the time of year you can target various prized species in the bay waters. The extra time on the water will allow you more shots at your target and improve your odds of landing a big one!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – The Bay (5 PAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    This package is ideal for a group of friends, a family, or those who just want to check what is biting in the beautiful waters of the Bay. All the necessary fishing equipment will be included in the price. Potential targets include Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Roosterfish, and others. This trip is for a maximum of 5 anglers.
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About the Captain

Ariel Rosen
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
143 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2015
I have been on a boat and on the water all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 12 years. My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with a big fat smile when they get that nice fish on board, and showing everybody the beauty of Banderas Bay – my backyard. This makes me the happiest person alive! My favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small/light tackle. The determination that you need to bring in a 100lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting. I believe you need to be holding a rod when you’re fishing, not just looking at it. I love trolling but there's nothing like casting or popping for big Roosterfish or Snapper!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Made in Mazatlan (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – The Bay (5 PAX) on June 29, 2021
Carlos and Erik where awesome, friendly, and work their butt off to get us on the fish (mahi). Also went with the owner, Ariel,...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – The Bay (5 PAX) on May 28, 2021
Extremely friendly and thoughtful, even better with small, pre-teen kid. Everything worked perfectly!  Made a good vacation...
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6 hour trip with Captain Ariel and Sammy

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Las Animas on October 19, 2020
We had a great time out on our fishing trip.  Ariel knows the waters and is very helpful with everything.  He and Sammy...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Las Animas on June 20, 2021
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Fun day!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Las Animas on December 22, 2020
Captain Samuel worked really hard for us!  We caught a handful of barracudas.  The big ones eluded us, but we had a spectacular...
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FAQs about Calypso Fishing Charters

Calypso Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group, additional $20 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip – The Bay (5 PAX) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $20 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – The Bay (6 hours)
  • $420 per group, additional $20 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Las Animas (6 hours)
  • $560 per group, additional $20 per person after 7 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Do it the Local Way (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Corbetena (4 PAX) (10 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Tuna (2 PAX) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Calypso Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Bluetooth )
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Calypso Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Calypso Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Calypso Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Calypso Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)