Mike’s Fishing Charters - Karina II

Mike’s Fishing Charters & Tours is a chartering business with a fleet that can accommodate a wide variety of anglers and individual needs. The crew is bilingual, professional, and ready to show you an unforgettable experience during your stay in Mexico.

The boat you will be on is the Karina II, a custom-built 42’ offshore sportfisher that’s powered by a pair of 315 HP Cummins engines. She was restored in 2014, and now boasts a private head, as well as cushioned seating for when you want to take a quick breather. There’s plenty of room aboard for 12 guests, but 6 anglers are the optimal number, especially for longer trips.

Depending on what you want to do and how much time you have, you can choose from a variety of inshore and offshore trips. Shorter inshore trips are great for going after fish like Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, and Cubera Snapper. Longer trips, on the other hand, are for experienced anglers looking to hook some big Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and more.

The price of any trip includes quality Penn International gear, as well as bottled water and cleaning services after the trip. Pickup from a number of different ports, such as Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, and Punta de Mita can also be arranged if it’s more convenient for you.

Let the captain know if you wish to snorkel and he can provide the equipment for you.

Remember to wear light breathable clothing in layers, with white soled shoes. You’ll need sunscreen and if you get seasick don’t forget your medication!

Book a trip today for an unforgettable time out on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,955
    up to 12 persons
    The 14-hour trip will give you enough time to go after more species than you can imagine, and spend a wonderful time onboard the comfortable Karina II. You will be targeting Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and whatever else lurks in the deep waters. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,755
    up to 12 persons
    This is a trip for all the determined anglers out there, as it's a great chance to spend the day on the water fishing for species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Roosterfish, Amberjack, and Wahoo. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,545
    up to 12 persons
    This trip usually involves heading outside the Bahía de Banderas (if fishing is better there than on the inside). You will be going after pelagics like Sailfish, Marlins, Tunas and Mahi Mahi. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,335
    up to 12 persons
    On this offshore fishing trip, you can expect to be fishing outside the bay for species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Black and Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi. This will be done at more than 90 feet of depth and some distance from the shore. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    up to 12 persons
    This is a mixed inshore and nearshore fishing trip that will allow you to spend more time on the water in search of more different species. You will be going after Jack Crevalle, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito and Spanish Mackerel. Fishing is done inside the bay for the most part. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $915
    up to 12 persons
    This trip provides you with an opportunity to fish inshore for species such as Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish. This is usually inside Bahía de Banderas, because of the minimum time spent on reaching the fishing grounds. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included, as well as bottled water and cleaning of the catch. Alternative pick up points on other docks in the vicinity can be arranged.

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.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

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

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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

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VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
Extremely professional from start to finish. The trip was great from our first greeting at the marina to our captain and crew....
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