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.

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


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

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

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 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.
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

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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We fished for 4 days in Guatemala during January aboard the Makina cruiser with Captain Juanga, with excellent results and assured fun. Totally recommended.

Fished January 21, 2018
Gilfredo Juanga Lopez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 16, 2018

thank you Nicolas Costanzi !! it was a pleasure fishing with you and friends !! is always fun to fly fish with anglers the know how to do it like you guys are ( true fly fisherman’s ) I can’t wait to be in the water again with you guys !!! Makina papa…

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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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