Armada Sportfishing

Come aboard with Armada Sportfishing and relax in style as they cater to your every need. The waters around Los Cabos provide some of the most sensational sport fishing in the world. You can catch big game fish year round, including Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other species. Join Capt. Ruben and his crew for a full day of fishing and an all-inclusive experience!

Step aboard a 65’ Hatteras powered by twin 1800 HP Detroit Diesel engines. They call this vessel Strictly Business, and she’s all yours for the day. She comes equipped with everything you need, including advanced fishing technology, outriggers, a live bait well, and a fighting chair.

Many onboard amenities cater to your comfort, including air conditioning and a toilet. Strictly Business is equipped with two Seakeeper 9 gyro-stabilizers, which reduce 90% of the ocean’s pitch. The boat stays level whether at rest or underway, which means you won’t get seasick.

Guiding you on the water is a veteran crew of Cabo-based sportsmen. They study local fishing reports daily and will ensure that you’re fishing where the action is the hottest. You can target Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Roosterfish, and much more using a variety of techniques and equipment.

Armada Sportfishing presents customers with the option to choose from an all-inclusive charter or a package limited to just the basics. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided on both trips. If you choose to book “Just the Boat” you must purchase your own license and live bait at the marina before boarding. An all-inclusive charter includes a fishing license, live bait, snacks, beverages, and the filleting of your catch.

Come aboard today so you can cross another fish or two off of your bucket list! Memories like this last a lifetime – Armada Sportfishing would be honored to help you make them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All Inclusive Tour
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $3,500
    up to 10 persons
    This all-inclusive trip comes with everything you need: The crew, fuel, fishing licenses, ice, towels, sunscreen, tackle, 20 live bait, and the filleting of your catch. Up to 42 beverages are provided; you will be served coffee and sweet rolls before departure.
  • Private trip
    Just The Boat
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,900
    up to 10 persons
    On this trip you get the crew, fuel, rods and reels, tackle, ice, towels, and sunscreen. A fishing license and live bait are available for purchase on the marina ($30 for 15 live bait).

About the Captain

Ruben Palos
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1 Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Capt. Ruben is a skilled fisherman and a phenomenal boat captain. Originally from Mazatlan, Ruben has been fishing his entire life. He inherited a centuries-old family tradition which was passed down to him by his father and grandfathers. Ruben began fishing professionally at age 16. Since then, he has competed successfully in many tournaments and previously served as the First Mate of the Tourbillon, a vessel managed by Pisces Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas. During his seven year tenure with Pisces, Ruben learned to speak English and fostered many American business contacts. He later earned his captain’s license in Mazatlan Sinaloa.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 1800HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
65 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
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
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full Day Trip with Captain Rueben & Crew
Full Day Marlin Trip
Full Day Marlin Trip
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Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tiffany C.
Corona, California
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Rueben & Crew

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Hands down an amazing boat and crew! Book Strictly Business for your next trip, you won’t be disappointed 🙌🏻
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Fred L.
Omaha, NE
 5.00
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2 full days with runen and crew

VERIFIED   January 28, 2019
ruben and crew are second to none they are very passionate about fishing I would recommend them to anyone.1st day 3 marlin...
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Brent Z.
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Ruben on STRICTLY BUSINESS

VERIFIED   January 15, 2018
Capt. Ruben, 1st mate Alberto and 2nd mate Jesus’s are professional boatmen.  The boat is pristine, the equipment is...
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Jeshe B.
Vancouver, Washington
 5.00
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Best Charter I've Been On Yet

April 21, 2017
Strictly Business is an incredible boat and the captain and crew could not be more professional. The boat is pure luxury and...
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JIm P.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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Full Day Marlin Trip

August 11, 2017
By far the best full day charter in Cabo. Super high end boat, gear and crew. Captain Ruben and his crew are true experts and...
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