Makina Sportfishing

Marina Pez Vela
Iztapa, Guatemala

Affectionately known as “Juanga”, Captain Lopez was born 38 years ago in the famous marlin fishing town of La Guairá, Venezuela. Having fished as a mate with the biggest names in Caribbean offshore fishing, the experience he gained brought him to the finest fishing operations in the Pacific, where he further honed his skills earning his captain’s rank and never looking back.
His tournament wins at the helm have earned Juanga a reputation as a guy who’s ALWAYS on the bite, and his friendly, charismatic personality makes him a favorite with visiting Guatemala fishing clients. In fact, Juanga’s consistent tournament successes have made Captain Lopez one of the most highly decorated Pacific Ocean captain / fisherman in Central America.
Now the new owner of 36’ 2001 Out Island Express charter boat, the MAKINA, he is ready to make all your fishing dreams come true on your next visit to Guatemala, this boat and captain will give youThe best billfishing experience of your life!!!

Our Lodge is located only 1 mile away from the boat and on a private neighborhood with private security 24/7

we have 5 luxury room with A/C,private bathroom and shower
each room is exactly the same layout with 1 king size bed, 1 queen and 1 full size bed.
2 living room space with A/C and large TV
large kitchen with A/C
large 12 person dinning room inside with A/C
large pool
jacuzzi
pool bar with ice maker
BBQ area
out side large dinning room
out side lounge area
hammock area
wifi
laundry service everyday

all our All inclusive packages include:
all the meals and snacks
soft drinks,beer and wine
fishing-lodging
transportation

Affectionately known as “Juanga”, Captain Lopez was born 38 years ago in the famous marlin fishing town of La Guairá, Venezuela. Having fished as a mate with the biggest names in Caribbean offshore fishing, the experience he gained brought him t


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  • Full Day
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1850 up to 1 person
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • All Inclusive 3 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200 per person / day, 3 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 3 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1170 per person / day, 3 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 3 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1125 per person / day, 3 persons minimum
  • All inclusive 3 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1110 per person / day, 3 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 4 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000 per person / day, 4 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 4 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950 per person / day, 4 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 4 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 925 per person / day, 4 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 5 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 875 per person / day, 5 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 5 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 835 per person / day, 5 persons minimum
  • 4 Anglers All inclusive
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 820 per person / day, 4 persons minimum
  • All Inclusive 5 Anglers
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 per person / day, 5 persons minimum
  • 5 Anglers All inclusive
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 770 per person / day, 5 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Out Island (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins V8 C series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Sailfish
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno navnet,Raymarine
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno navnet,Raymarine
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Iztapa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Gilfredo Juanga Lopez
Iztapa, Guatemala
Member since July 2014
Affectionately known as “Juanga”, Captain Lopez was born in La Guaira, Venezuela - a famous marlin fishing town - 38 years ago. A lover of the sea from his first day on the water, Juanga started his formal fishing career in Venezuela as a mate to Captain Dave Nolling (1992- 1995). From this famous captain he went on to fish with another legendary Captain, Paul Ivey in Venezuela. In 1997,1998 and 1999, Juanga and his crew were recognized by the IGFA Billfish foundation as top white marlin crew. TOURNAMENT PLACES & AWARDS. 2008 the presidential challenge Caribbean cup 2 place team 2008 pcca Guatemala cup 3 place team 2008 the presidential challenge central America Lowrence championship grand champion 2009 3rd Place USVI Boy Scout Tournament 2009 Guatemala club Náutico national championship 2 place boat 2009 PCCA el Salvador cup 1 place team and top boat 2009 the presidential challenge central America lowrence championship grand champion 2011 1st Place Salinas, Ecuador Billfish
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I have fished with Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez on Makina Sportfishing several times and He is the Best!  If you want Multiple Sails and occasionaly a Marlin - This is your Captain!  Friendly, Knowledgeable, and fluent in English!

Fished December 9, 2017
Gilfredo Juanga Lopez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 14, 2018

THanks Nico for been on board when I reach my 30k release on my fishing carrer .. !! Can’t wait to have you aboard again ... ME GUTA ME GUTA LOL LOL LOL Tight Lines brother.

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Fished February 28, 2017
Gilfredo Juanga Lopez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 14, 2018

Always a great time with you on board brother !! Tight Lines !! Makina papa..

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Epic adventures! You will not regret this trip if you are into billfishing!

Fished January 9, 2017
Gilfredo Juanga Lopez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 5, 2018

Awesome time having you guys on board thanks for the cool pictures !!!

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Fishing Reports

Great day for team Makina

January 13, 2018

Capt Gilfredo Juanga Lopez and crew are very proud and happy to be high hook top release boat of the day in the entire fleet of Guatemala!!! Team Makina raise 18 had 16 bites and release 11 Pacific Sailfish… Read Full Report →


Fishing still good in Guatemala

January 12, 2018

Today we raise 11 sailfish had 11 bites and release 4 we have anglers the never Billfish before what a great place to learn !!! And caugth a 30 lbs Mahi-Mahi for lunch ... Read Full Report →