PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram

PV Hook Up Charters is one of the biggest and most respected names in the Banderas Bay. Offering fishing trips aboard a fleet of awesome vessels, and hitting some of the best big game fishing grounds in the country, these guys have what it takes to bring your fishing dreams to life.

The 28’ Bertram is one of the latest boats to join the PV family. This sportfisher was completely overhauled in 2016 and is now ready for action both inshore and offshore. The boat has plenty of covered and open deck space, as well as a comfortable interior with an enclosed head, a galley, and a cabin to rest after long fights above.

And you’re in for a fight, that’s for sure. The shallow waters of the Banderas Bay are full of a host of awesome gamefish that will put any angler through their paces. Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle top the list, but there are also Snook, Mackerel, Snapper, and much more.

Head offshore, and the action really gets going. Depending on the length of your trip, you could be visiting famous fishing grounds like El Faro, El Morro, La Corbetena, or even the hallowed waters of El Banco, almost 50 miles from town. Out here you’ll find Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, as well as big Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Hammerhead Sharks. All that, plus some monster Snapper lurking in the depths!

No matter where you go, you can trust the PV Hook Up team to work tirelessly to make sure your trip goes smoothly. All their captains are highly experienced and their crews are some of the best in the business. As if that wasn’t enough, all PV Hook Up Charters trips come with live bait, lures, tournament-grade tackle, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch.

So what are you waiting for? Climb aboard and get ready to explore the depths of the Banderas Bay and beyond!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hour inshore Season Discount
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 1
    $350
    4 hour inshore special fish inside abnderas bay catch Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, bonitas, and more
  • Private trip
    4 hour Snorkeling and fishing combo
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $395
    The 4 hour Snorkeling and fishing combo where you go snorkeling at Los Arcos and do lite fishing and site seeing inside Banderas bay on the way to and from the Los Arcos. On the way to Los Arcos you can also see Dolphins, Whales, Turtles, and more. All depending on season of course. This is a relaxing day not hard core fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $395
    Spend the morning fishing the local areas of the Banderas Bay, visiting beautiful spots like Los Arcos and fishing for great inshore species like Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Snappers, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $395
    Spend the afternoon exploring the inshore waters of the Banderas Bay. Target monster gamefish like Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle, and pull in some tasty Snapper to take home at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    4 hr Sunset Trip in Puerto Vallarta
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $395
    4 hour sunset charter is for up to 6 people start time depending on season is normally 5:30 PM This is not a fishing trip but if you would like to drop a few lines in the water We can. This is a cruising trip to See the Sunset.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $549
    With a couple of extra hours, you can get the very most out of the Banderas Bay's inshore fisheries. target Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    8 hr Fishing Season Discount
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 22 - May 31
    $675
    8 hr fishing charter Season Discount. Go Deep Sea fishing on our 8 hour fishing charter you can catch Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, Bonitas, Roosterfish, and more all depending on season.
  • Private trip
    8 hr Snorkel and visit Yelapa Beach
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $675
    This is a combo trip where you can go Snorkeling at Los Arcos and then visit Yelapa Beach. We will also do lite fishing on the way to Yelapa but this is not a fishing trip. Depending on season and luck you can also see Turtles, Dolphins, Whales and other sea life on the way to and from Yelapa. Whale season is normally December through April.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    With a full 8 hours on the waters, you can head out 18-22 miles to the start of the deep sea fishing grounds to target Sailfish, Dorado, small Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    10 hours offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $950
    On the 10 hour trip head offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, and more
  • Private trip
    12 hours offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    on the 12 hour fishing charter head offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    14 hour Deep Sea fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,350
    Head offshore for a full day for a shot at Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and more
  • Private trip
    2.5 Day Yellowfin Tuna Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,600
    The 2.5 day Tuna trip is for only up to 2 people. Along with Cow Tuna, you can also catch Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, though our main focus will be large Yellowfin Tuna. The Tuna charter is approximately 60-hour fishing trip traveling approximately 70-125 miles offshore from Puerto Vallarta Marina.
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About the Charter Operator

PV Hook Up
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
37 Fishing Reports
105 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2014
PV Hook Up is a leading operator of sportfishing charters in Puerto Vallarta. Founded back in 1996 by a group of amigos, its mission is to give everyone who visits Puerto Vallarta a bilingual fishing hook up and the same wonderful experience these friends had when they first arrived in this paradise. With the best gear money can buy and a collection of the best captains in Puerto Vallarta, this is the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the local area and is one that is bound to give you lasting memories.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
on request
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
10 live baits for 4 and 6 hours or 20,10,12
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Machelle S.
Milton, WI
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Amazing

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing on January 13, 2023
Cesar and the crew were amazing! Best fishing experience we’ve had. They were very friendly and the boat was really clean!
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Mark T.
Valle De Santiago, Guanajuato
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Awesome day of fishing 🎣

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing on October 30, 2022
Hooked 3 Marlin for the day, 1st one weighed around 110 lbs, we had a double on and handed one rod over to another boat fishing...
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   12 hours offshore on September 21, 2022
We caught 12 nice Mahi Mahi. These guys fish hard for you. They are very knowledgeable about the fishing grounds and very friendly....
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 3, 2022
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Excellent
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Fishing trip November 1, 2022

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing on November 1, 2022
  PV hook up definitely got us on the fish…. Thanks! Caesar, Jesus, and chawa for a great day fishing.
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FAQs about PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram

PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 4 hour inshore Season Discount (4 hours)
  • $395 per group - 4 hour Snorkeling and fishing combo (4 hours)
  • $395 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group - 4 hr Sunset Trip in Puerto Vallarta (4 hours)
  • $549 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $675 per group - 8 hr Fishing Season Discount (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - 8 hr Snorkel and visit Yelapa Beach (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - 10 hours offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 12 hours offshore (12 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 14 hour Deep Sea fishing Charter (14 hours)
  • $4,600 per day per group - 2.5 Day Yellowfin Tuna Fishing (3 days)

When you book a trip with PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment on request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (10 live baits for 4 and 6 hours or 20,10,12)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with PV Hook Up Charters – Bertram include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo