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!!!

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Boat Specs

Out Island () originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins V6 C series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

36 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Furuno navnet,Raymarine
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Furuno navnet,Raymarine
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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