Jackpot Charters - Aurora

Jackpot Charters offers you nothing less than the ultimate luxury fishing adventure. Spend the day aboard a beautiful mega yacht fishing the Banderas Bay and beyond for big game species like Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, as well as inshore favorites like Roosterfish and Bonefish.

The Aurora and her crew have won several tournaments, including the renowned Bisbees tournament on several occasions. The team comprises of an experienced captain, several skilled deckhands, and a professional chef who will prepare a delicious lunch to enjoy aboard,

The Aurora herself is a work of sheer beauty. At 75’ long, this Hatteras cruiser features every conceivable luxury. Four spacious staterooms, a huge salon and bar, and of course, a large galley where all your delicious food will be cooked for you.

Above deck, the boat has masses of open space both fore and aft. A dozen or more anglers can fish at once with plenty of extra space to sunbathe away from their lines. There is also a shaded bar area up high, where you can relax and take in the beautiful views with a selection of delicious drinks.

She is not just a pleasure cruiser, though. Underneath her fancy clothes, she is still a fully-fledged sportfishing machine. The vessel is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, fighting chairs – everything you will need to bring in a monster. You will be using all top of the line tackle and a choice of live bait and lures.

All trips are all-inclusive, with an open bar, delicious meals, tackle, bait, and licenses for everyone onboard. Just remember to bring is your camera – because this is a day you will want to look back on for the rest of your life.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    up to 35 persons
    With the whole day on the water, you can get well out past the edges of the Banderas Bay to target big Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Hammerhead Sharks, and Sailfish. Hardcore fishing meets opulent luxury aboard the Aurora, with every imaginable amenity and plenty more you would never think of waiting for you aboard.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 35 persons
    Head out a little further for even bigger fish, or spend the whole time in the shallows, cruising the bays and taking in the area's stunning scenery. Whatever you do, you will have plenty of awesome species to target, with Amberjack, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Tuna, Roosterfish, Jacks, and much, much more swarming the warm waters of the Banderas Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 35 persons
    Spend the morning cruising the gorgeous waters of the Banderas Bay, lounging aboard your very own luxury yacht and targeting big Yellowtail, Jacks, Barracuda, Amberjack, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Douglas Zakes
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2014
Jackpot Charters provides its clients with the finest and most modern fleet in Puerto Vallarta. Our boats are fully equipped, regularly maintained, and always ready to put you on the Big One. Come on board and experience a boating experience beyond comparison. With a veteran crew catering to your every wish, paired with a state-of-the-art fishing equipment, your unforgettable day on Mexico's waters awaits!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 1350HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
75 ft
Capacity
35 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
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Ryan M.
Fort Worth, Texas
 4.67
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Excellent trip!

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
I have to say that the captain and crew could not have been better.  Very attentive to my family’s needs at all...
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Mike A.
Vancouver, BC
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   January 20, 2019
Good food and drink. Good fishing, great service.
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Marrissa T.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   April 20, 2018
The day started out rocky with some sick passengers but the crew took great care of everyone. Such good care that everyone...
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