Cartagena Fishing

Cartagena Fishing invites you to join Captain John 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 38’ Todomar sportfishing vessel that’s powered by twin 250 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.

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 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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 12 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 - Offshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 12 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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 12 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
    Half Day Fun Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 12 persons
    These trips can go either to the local islands or local coastline depending on the bite. Usually during the early spring and winter CartagenaFishing fishes rockfish and other bottom species of snapper. During the late spring and summer months bottom fish may still be on the menu but the potential to catch Barracuda, Mahi, king mackerel, and other top water species is possible. Great trip for the kids and were offering this trip at our best rates for Fishing booker Customers.
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About the Captain

John V
Cartagena, Colombia
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
From the start of my life, I was born into a salt family The first time I was taken fishing at the age of two. Fishing is part of my soul. From then on I set out to conquer all styles of fishing from the high county in Colorado to the Colombian Carribean. I became more and more knowledgeable as time progressed as one would. My passion for others to have a great fight and enjoy a fish for dinner the same day is my goal for our customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Todomar (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.29
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Experience
January fishing trip
Full day with Captain John V
6 hr bottom fishing
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Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Ben E.
Toronto, Ontario
 5.00
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Full Day with Captain John

January 15, 2020
From the time we Boarded to the time we got back was Absolutely Amazing!  By 2 in the afternoon all 4 of us didn’t...
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Jay F.
Kelowna, British Columbia
 5.00
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Full day with Captain John V

January 11, 2020
We met John and his crew at the dock early in the morning, The boat was fully stocked with food and drinks for the day with...
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Bryan K.
Moreno Valley, California
 5.00
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6 hr bottom fishing

VERIFIED   September 3, 2019
The trip was great! Solid bottom fishing throughout the day, started off in one area, then trolled to another, and finished...
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Dave K.
Bogotá, Bogota D.C.
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain John

March 3, 2020
Day was a little slow as we didn’t land anything very big. We landed a barracuda and a small shark. Still had a great...
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Mark D.
Jamestown, RI
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 17, 2020
Very enjoyable being on the water w Captain Jack and crew
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Fishing Reports

Sail Away. Corona Virus Cant chase you o

March 17, 2020

Sails throughout the coast with and expected bites ten or more between 8am and 10am. Few come in dead from tail wrap and we turn them over to the villages on the islands. Come get tight and enjoy the… Read Full Report →