Guatemala Fishing Tours - Kalipso

Marina Pez Vela,
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Guatemala Fishing Tours is a family-run charter business operating out of Puerto Quetzal. They offer whale and seabird watching tours in addition to fishing charters targeting an all-star cast of offshore species. Guatemala is renowned for its unbeatable sailfishing, as well as the wide variety of Marlin, Tuna, and more that call the country home. This, along with the area’s beautiful nature and warm, Pacific waters make Puerto Quetzal the perfect destination for the ultimate fishing holiday!

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 26 ft Shamrock sportfisherman which was completely overhauled in 2010. Powered by twin 160HP Yanmar engines, she cruises at a respectable 20 knots, and can carry up to 5 guests in luxury and style. The vessel comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a full spread of outriggers, downriggers, and centerriggers, a livewell, and even tuna tubes! She also boasts a clean, comfortable interior complete with a cabin, bathroom with freshwater shower, and plenty of space to relax between bites, either down below deck, or up on high on the flybridge.

When it comes to the fishing you won’t find a better selection of equipment anywhere in the country. A choice of light and heavy tackle is standard, and depending on your preference and target species you can set up for bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, popping, jigging, and even fly and bowfishing. Truly things don’t get better than this: An experienced captain and skilled crew taking you out on a great boat with top of the line gear to catch some of the best big game species on the planet!

All Guatemala Fishing Tours trips come with drinks, lunch, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away at the end of the day. The company respects all national laws, both maritime and terrestrial. All staff are highly qualified for their respective tasks and every boat contains safety measures and a medical kit in case of an emergency.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip with lodging included
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 7000
    per person / day
    5 persons minimum
    A Three-day wonderful fishing trip spending the night in a beautiful penthouse facing the beach. The penthouse includes 4 rooms, air conditioner, full kitchen, private and communal pool and a cook. Eight hours of fishing every day, targeting Sailfish and Marlin as well as seasonal species such as Wahoo, Mahi MaHi, Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish and more. Depending on the season there's a chance of spotting Humpback Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins among others .
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 350
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    A 8 hour trip targeting Sailfish and Marlin as well as seasonal species such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish and more. Depending on the season there's a chance of spotting Humpback Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins among others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 260
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    A 5 hour trip targeting Sailfish and Marlin as well as seasonal species such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish and more. Depending on the season there's a chance of spotting Humpback Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins among others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Marlin (White)
Roosterfish

Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 160HP Yanmar diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Miguel Angel Garcia
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Member since January 2017
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Miguel Angel Garcia is an experienced captain, fisherman, charter operator and owner of various boats. He is the manager of GUATEMALA FISHING TOURS, a charting company in charge of taking you to battle Guatemala's offshore monsters and having the fishing experience of your life. GFT always loves welcoming people onto its boats.