Cartagena Fishing

Carrera 26
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Fishing invites you to join Captain John Vasvilla on a memorable offshore fishing trip in Colombia. He and his crew have over 35 years of fishing experience among themselves and will do their best to get you on the fish and keep you there. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and John will take care to make sure the trip is tailored to your needs.

John’s boat is a 32’ Blue Water sportfisher that’s powered by twin 450 HP Suzuki engines. There’s plenty of room on the boat for up to eight people to fish in comfort, so why not bring the whole family along for the ride? The boat is equipped with all the necessary gear and electronics needed for a safe and productive trip, letting you focus on the fishing itself. It also has an 11’ beam for plenty of action at the rail when a big guy has taken the bait.

Colombia is one of the best places to be if you’re at all into big-game fishing. From Mahi Mahi to Cobia, Marlin, and Tuna, these waters are every angler’s dream. There’s plenty of bottom feeders like Red Snapper to find as well if you want to catch something tasty. John’s prefers deep dropping and vertical jigging but will do whatever is needed to help you hook the catch of your dreams.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. There’s also food and drinks to be found aboard, so the only thing that’s really missing is you!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Dropping
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 8 persons
    This trip involves trolling offshore for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and others using big game trolling outfits. The crew are immensely proud of our 100% catch rate on all our deep drop fishing trips. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Family Fun
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 8 persons
    Taking your kids fishing will leave them with some of the best memories that you will share for years to come! The crew provides special kid-sized tackle that is easily used by the young anglers and can still bring in proper fish. On suitable days, you can also enter the water with snorkel gear and dive for lobster. We will grill the catch right from the water for you on the boat!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 8 persons
    The ride out to Wahoo and Tuna country in Cartagena is usually around 2 to 4 hours, depending on the weather and what you're looking for exactly. Other fish like Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Marlin also inhabit the local waters and are fair game. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Blue Water (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 45HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

32 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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 Cartagena to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

John Vasvilla
Cartagena, Colombia
Member since May 2017
From the start of my life I have had love for wildlife and mother nature​. The first time I was taken fishing at age two something great was being set in my soul. From then on I set out to concurrent all stlyes of fishing from the high county in Colorado to the Colombian carribian.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.61 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Awesome boat, equipment, and Captain.  Would definitely do it again

Fished May 26, 2018
John Vasvilla (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 31, 2018

When your ready were here. We offer spearfishing trips now! come back and fish with us again!

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Captain John knows where the fish are. My family had a blast!!

Fished May 24, 2018
John Vasvilla (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 27, 2018

Thanks for being great customers. The kids had a blast driving the boat and learning new skills. Tight lines see you again.

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Capt John Vasvilla is the man ! He put us on fish right away, if you’re looking for a professional, fun, and unforgettable time; call Capt John Vasvilla with Cartagena Fishing and you won’t regret it!

Fished May 8, 2018
John Vasvilla (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 1, 2018

Thanks for the great review. Was a pleasure spending the day fishing with you. Ill see you guys soon out on the water.

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Fishing Reports

Tuna game strong

June 26, 2018

Plenty of actio offshore. Tuna are hitting anything you throw at them 30lb class fish. Lets go fishing. Read Full Report →

Monster snapper lurking

June 21, 2018

Cant thank G enough for this fish of a life time. We tried to set her free but it was just not going to happen. What a fight what a fish. Come try your hand at some serious bottom… Read Full Report →