Mike’s Fishing Charters–Isabella II

Mike’s Fishing Charters & Tours has a whole fleet of vessels for you to choose from, and we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that fits you like a glove. The crew can pick you up from a number of different ports, such as Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, and Punta de Mita. Different packages include everything from quick four-hour trips up to multi-day offshore adventures, so feel free to take your pick.

You will be fishing on the Isabella II, one of the fleet’s more luxurious boats. She is a 42’ Hatteras cruiser that’s powered by a pair of 285 HP Detroit engines and includes amenities such as an air-conditioned interior, a full bathroom, and comfortable cabins. While she can take up to 15 people without a problem, it’s generally recommended that no more than 8 anglers come aboard, especially if you’re going on a longer trip.

If you’re looking for a short but sweet experience, the crew will take you inshore to fish for tasty specimens such as Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish. Those looking for something longer and more engaging should check out the longer offshore trips because if you’re looking for three days of intense billfishing, the captain is more than glad to provide.

Any given trip will include a wide selection of quality tackle, as well as complimentary fish cleaning after the trip. The crew is bilingual and very professional and will make sure you get the absolute most out of your trip. Don’t forget your sunglasses and hop aboard for an adventure you’re not likely to forget anytime soon.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip - Liveaboard
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $3,061
    up to 15 persons
    On this trip you will spend the whole day aboard, heading out to El Banco to target the likes of big Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. This provides you with plenty of time to reach best waters without using up half your trip and is a great option for those who want to try their hand at going after a number of different species. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Liveaboard
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,777
    up to 15 persons / day
    This trip involves staying two days out at El Banco, where you'll be fishing from dawn until dusk for the real big game catch like Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - Liveaboard
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 trip days, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,631
    up to 15 persons / day
    If you're a hardcore angler looking to catch the very biggest pelagics on this side of the ocean, look no further! You will spend three days in luxurious conditions aboard the Isabella II, fishing until you drop for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and others. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,265
    up to 15 persons
    With 16 hours to spare, you can freely go out to El Banco (at some 50 miles out) to look for the biggest game pelagics around. This is where real magic can happen, so be ready to take on the true kings of the seas. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,063
    up to 15 persons
    The crew of the Isabella II will take you out to the bests spots around, anywhere from El Faro and La Corbeteña to the well-known El Banco, where you can go after monster Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,861
    up to 15 persons
    Longer trips such as this one are where things get serious. You'll be fishing out around the edges of the bay, where you can encounter huge Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, as well as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more besides! The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,657
    up to 15 persons
    This trip entails offshore fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin in the deeper waters. The crew will be there to help out with any aspect of the trip. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,453
    up to 15 persons
    On this trip, you will be spending the day fishing either in the inshore or offshore waters (depending on seasonality and where the fishing is currently better). You can go after anything from Roosterfish to Sailfish, with a whole lot of delicious and stubborn fish in between. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,247
    up to 15 persons
    This trip involves fishing inshore in the Banderas Bay for Jacks, Roosterfish, and Cubera Snapper, among others. The extra time allows you to either visit more spots to maximize your catch or to just spend more time trying to beat your personal record. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,041
    up to 15 persons
    On this trip, look forward to spending the morning fishing inshore in the Banderas Bay. You will be going after the likes of Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jacks, and other top table and game species. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Alternative pickup locations can also be arranged for other nearby ports.

About the Charter Operator

Mike's Fishing Charters & Tours
La Cruz De Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
Angler's Choice
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
We are passionate about the sea, fishing, traveling, diving... We love Nature. dealing with her beings, and enjoying her beauties. Fishing is the most relaxing an exhilarating activity one can do. Mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), is our favorite fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 285HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 13 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Visa
Mastercard
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Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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