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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.



About the Captain

Gilfredo Juanga Lopez
Iztapa, Guatemala
32 Fishing Reports
4 Customer Reviews
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

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit 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

Customer Reviews

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Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala – Great Expirience

All Inclusive 2 Anglers on January 21, 2018
We fished for 4 days in Guatemala during January aboard the Makina cruiser with Captain Juanga, with excellent results and...
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Best Captain in Guatemala

3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on December 9, 2017
I have fished with Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez on Makina Sportfishing several times and He is the Best!  If you want...
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Makina!

3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on January 9, 2017
Epic adventures! You will not regret this trip if you are into billfishing!
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Nico C.
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February fishing trip

5 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on February 28, 2017
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FAQs about Makina Sportfishing

Makina Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $770 per day per person - 6 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive (5 days)
  • $800 per day per person - 5 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive (4 days)
  • $820 per day per person - 6 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive (5 days)
  • $835 per day per person - 4 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive (3 days)
  • $875 per day per person - 3 Night Trip - 5 PAX All Inclusive (2 days)
  • $925 per day per person - 5 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive (4 days)
  • $950 per day per person - 4 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive (3 days)
  • $1,000 per day per person - 3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive (2 days)
  • $1,110 per day per person - 6 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive (5 days)
  • $1,125 per day per person - 5 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive (4 days)
  • $1,170 per day per person - 4 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive (3 days)
  • $1,200 per day per person - 3 Night Trip - 3 PAX All Inclusive (2 days)
  • $1,850 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Makina Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Electric 12v)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Furuno navnet,Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Makina Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, custom-made rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Churrito, guacamole, salsa, salty veggies, etc)
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks & water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Mahi, salads, BBQ, meat, pasta, etc)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Makina Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Makina Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Makina Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo