Makina Sportfishing

Marina Pez Vela
Iztapa, Guatemala

Makina Sportfishing offers an incredible all-inclusive angling adventure in Guatemala, the top Billfish grounds of the world. There are dozens of Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi around. If you are a die-hard fisherman who want to leave all the daily routine behind and think of nothing else but catching big fish - welcome aboard.

Join Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez, a real threat to any fish. 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.

Born in the famous Marlin fishing town of La Guairá, Venezuela, Juanga has 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 unbeatable reputation in Central America has earned him thousands of happy clients.

Makina Sportfishing has tailored a great variety of full-day and multi-day packages to meet your specific needs. You can battle with big fish for just one day or spend up to 6 nights in a local guest house and fish every day.

The lodge is located just 1 miles away from the boat in a private neighborhood with 24/7 security. It has 5 air-conditioned rooms with 1 king-size, 1 queen, and 1 full-size beds. There are 2 living rooms, a large kitchen, a 12-person dining room, a large pool, Jacuzzi, a pool bait with an ice maker, a BBQ area, everyday laundry service, and outside lounge, hammock, and dining room areas.

The All-Inclusive packages come with all the meals, snacks, drinks, fishing, lodging, and transportation. Your boats for the day will be a spacious 36’ Out Island vessel with two 450 Cummins engines. The boat is fully outfitted with absolutely everything you need for a comfortable and productive day on the water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1850
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    You will be fishing up to 20 miles out for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    3 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1200
    per person / day
    3 persons minimum
    This trip is for 3 anglers and includes 2 days of fishing and 3 nights of lodging. You will be staying at a comfortable house with all the necessary facilities, including bathrooms, bedrooms, a living room, a bedroom, and even an outdoor swimming pool and a BBQ area. All gear, tackle, and meals are also included.
  • Private trip
    4 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1170
    per person / day
    3 persons minimum
    This package is for 3 anglers and includes 3 days of fishing and 4 nights of lodging. You will be staying at a comfortable house with bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a BBQ area, and an excellent service. Fishing trips will last for 8 hours and will take place up to 20 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    5 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1125
    per person / day
    3 persons minimum
    This package is for a maximum of 3 people and includes 4 days of fishing with 5 nights lodging. Transportation to/from the lodge, a comfortable house with an outdoor pool, a BBQ area, comfortable bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, meals, and an excellent service are all included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1110
    per person / day
    3 persons minimum
    This is a trip for a maximum of 3 anglers which includes 5 fishing days and 6 night lodging. Each fishing trip includes 8 hours of battling with Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi up to 20 miles offshore. The lodging includes a swimming pool, a BBQ area, comfortable bathrooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and an excellent service.
  • Private trip
    3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1000
    per person / day
    4 persons minimum
    This is an all-inclusive fishing trip for 4 anglers. You will be fishing for 8 hours for 2 days and staying in a comfortable lodge for 3 nights. The house will be at your disposal, along with the outdoor swimming pool, a BBQ area, and all the excellent service.
  • Private trip
    4 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 950
    per person / day
    4 persons minimum
    3 days of fishing with 4 nights lodging for a maximum of 4 anglers. You will be staying at a private house with all the comforts of home. Everything is included in the price of the trip. The marina is just 10 minutes from the house and the fishing grounds are up to 20 miles out. You will be spending around 8 hours on the water every day fishing for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 925
    per person / day
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is 4 days of fishing with 5 nights of lodging. Lodging is included along with meals and the service. Fishing trips will take place up to 20 miles out and will last for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    3 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 875
    per person / day
    5 persons minimum
    The package includes 2 days of fishing with 3 nights lodging. A comfortable house with an outdoor swimming pool, dining areas, and all the comforts of home, along with all the meals and service are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 835
    per person / day
    5 persons minimum
    This trip includes 3 days of fishing with 4 nights of lodging. You will be staying at a comfortable house with all the necessary facilities and all the comforts of home and fishing for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    6 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 820
    per person / day
    4 persons minimum
    This package is for 4 anglers. You will be spending 6 nights in the lodge and fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi for 5 days. You will be staying in a comfortable house with an outdoor swimming pool, plenty of space, and an excellent service.
  • Private trip
    5 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 800
    per person / day
    5 persons minimum
    This is a trip for a maximum of 5 anglers and includes 4 days of fishing up to 20 miles offshore for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish and all the accommodations. You will spend your day in a comfortable house with an outdoor swimming pool, excellent service, and full meals.
  • Private trip
    6 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 770
    per person / day
    5 persons minimum
    This is a 5 days and 6 nights package for a maximum of 5 anglers. Lodging is included in the price along with all the meals and transportation. You will be fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The fishing grounds are just 20 miles offshore.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Sailfish
Wahoo

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
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 Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 Iztapa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Gilfredo Juanga Lopez
Iztapa, Guatemala
Member since July 2014
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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

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala \u2013 Great Expirience
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Best Captain in Guatemala

December 9, 2017
I have fished with Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez on Makina Sportfishing several times and He is the Best! ...
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Nicolas Costanzi
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan
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We fished for 4 days in Guatemala during January aboard the Makina cruiser with Captain Juanga, with excellent results and...
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Makina!

January 9, 2017
Epic adventures! You will not regret this trip if you are into billfishing!
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February fishing trip

February 28, 2017
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