Puerto Vallarta Fishing Charters

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Puerto Vallarta: 97 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Puerto Vallarta

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco are: Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Vallarta fishing trip is US $358, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $697 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Puerto Vallarta are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Puerto Vallarta are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Puerto Vallarta are:

Many fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Puerto Vallarta are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Puerto Vallarta?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – CA $608
  • 5-hour fishing trips – CA $509
  • 6-hour fishing trips – CA $782
  • 7-hour fishing trips – CA $713
  • 8-hour fishing trips – CA $1,032
  • 10-hour fishing trips – CA $1,086
  • 12-hour fishing trips – CA $1,480
  • 15-hour fishing trips – CA $2,036

Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Overlooking the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta screams incredible fishing before you even think of the deep waters of the Pacific. This lively resort town caters to tourists of all sorts, and the best way to get in on the action is aboard a Puerto Vallarta fishing charter. Come year-round to get your fishing fix in style!
 
Roosterfish top the bill in the Bay of Banderas, as you can find these strong yet dazzling creatures all over this shallow body of water. The nearshore reefs are home to Cubera Snapper, Groupers, and Amberjack, so you’re in for a mixed bag on even a short trip out. 
 
Any angler worth their salt in Puerto Vallarta, however, knows that the real excitement lies offshore. Three of Mexico’s prime deep sea fishing grounds – El Morro, La Cortabeña, and El Banco – are all within reach from town. The resident Mahi Mahi population makes for year-long fun, while Tuna come by in summer, along with Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, and even Sailfish in fall and winter. This is a true big game paradise!
 
Inshore and nearshore trips are a great option for beginners and families, with trips lasting from a couple of hours to half a day. Meanwhile, you’ll need at least a full day to get to the prime offshore fishing grounds. Most anglers favor spending over 12 hours on the water, with the real aficionados going for multi-day Puerto Vallarta fishing charters. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Most charters in town provide a Mexican sportfishing license for all on board, but it’s worth checking with your captain if you need to get one before you board. Your professional guide will also be up-to-date with all the latest bag and size limits, so rest assured you’ll be fishing within the law.

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Seasons

January

January in Puerto Vallarta allows you to see this Mexican town at its best. Temperatures are pleasant in the mid 70s, there's very little rain, and Wahoo and Sailfish fishing is on fire. 

February

The winter is high tourist season thanks to the dry weather and comfortable temperatures, and February is no exception. Hotel prices are high, but don't let that get in the way, as Dorado fishing is excellent.

March

Escape the crowds visiting Puerto Vallarta on Spring Break and head off to try fly fishing for Bass in the nearby lakes. Otherwise, make the most of the great fishing in Banderas Bay.

April

The crowds finally start to disperse and the hotels become cheaper. Inshore fishing in Banderas Bay remains excellent, with Mackerel causing mayhem on light tackle.

May

May is when the fishing really begins to get serious in Puerto Vallarta. Temperatures are between 70-80 degrees, crowds are low, and the Yellowfin Tuna has arrived. It doesn't get better than this.

June

The euphoric conditions of May continue into June, with offshore fishing paying dividends as the water temperatures rise. Target Tuna offshore or Roosterfish, Grouper, and Amberjack inshore.

July

July weather in Puerto Vallarta is hot, and so is Roosterfish fishing. While this spiky species is good all year round, July is arguably the best possible time to catch it. Tuna is still wrecking havoc offshore.

August

Forget about the hot weather and feel the sea breeze: this is the beginning of the high season for Billfish in Puerto Vallarta. Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and Black Marlin are all on fire.

September

With Striped Marlin joining the other behemoths being caught offshore, this is the best month for deep sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta. Add Tuna and Dorado to the mix, and you can't get better than this.

October

Offshore fishing remains incredibly good, although, as with September, anglers need to be aware of the risk of cancellations due to tropical storms. Well, you can't have everything!

November

The weather begins to stabilize and tourist season starts up anew. Say goodbye to hotel discounts, but say hello to huge prizes at the International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament.

December

Celebrate the holiday season in style, along with thousands of other people who have realized that the holidays are better without snowflakes. Could a Billfish Grand Slam be the best Christmas present ever?

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What anglers said about fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Yes, we had a good time. Everyone caught fish and we saw whales and several sea turtles.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, we had a good time. Everyone caught fish and we saw whales and several sea turtles.
Viking Fishing Charters – PV
Viking Fishing Charters – PV
Plan on an adventure over a fishing trip and you will not be disappointed with this 8 hour trip. Lots of action closer in but, mostly smaller fish. For bigger game fish you should book a longer trip and go out further…
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plan on an adventure over a fishing trip and you will not be disappointed with this 8 hour trip. Lots of action closer in but, mostly smaller fish. For bigger game fish you should book a longer trip and go out further…
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Having a boat with cover was essential for the heat. It was helpful to be able to move around if the water made you queasy. I would suggest to pick a boat that allows more friends than are actually planning on boarding. I also needed a bathroom nearby the day we chose to go fishing, and it was really helpful that there happened to be one on board. Definitely made the trip easier.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having a boat with cover was essential for the heat. It was helpful to be able to move around if the water made you queasy. I would suggest to pick a boat that allows more friends than are actually planning on boarding. I also needed a bathroom nearby the day we chose to go fishing, and it was really helpful that there happened to be one on board. Definitely made the trip easier.
Tres Amores
Tres Amores
Just put your trust in colypso and and be wowed by their service, knoledge and hospitality. These guys were absolutely amazing. A+. Very highly recomend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just put your trust in colypso and and be wowed by their service, knoledge and hospitality. These guys were absolutely amazing. A+. Very highly recomend.
Calypso
Calypso
Just go fishing! Get a good boat and crew if you want to get out in open ocean!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go fishing! Get a good boat and crew if you want to get out in open ocean!
PV Sail, Fishing & Tours – Top Gun
PV Sail, Fishing & Tours – Top Gun
Patience needed to catch big sport fish. Plenty of action fish in bay if your looking to reel in more fish in short periods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience needed to catch big sport fish. Plenty of action fish in bay if your looking to reel in more fish in short periods
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Yes, definitely. Very friendly, professional, experienced, fun, crew, and top-notch boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, definitely. Very friendly, professional, experienced, fun, crew, and top-notch boat.
Valeria I
Valeria I
If you get sea sick at all definitely take some medicine to prevent that. The Pacific Ocean is not the most calm body of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you get sea sick at all definitely take some medicine to prevent that. The Pacific Ocean is not the most calm body of water.
Valeria I
Valeria I
If you plan to keep your catch, make arrangements in advance !! Things can get hectic and exciting on the trip itself and when you get back to shore! Wonderful experience -- need lots of muscle to reel in the fish !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you plan to keep your catch, make arrangements in advance !! Things can get hectic and exciting on the trip itself and when you get back to shore! Wonderful experience -- need lots of muscle to reel in the fish !!
Chimar Fishing Charters
Chimar Fishing Charters
Make sure your transportation knows where to go. Cab can contact boat captains if you are having location problems
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your transportation knows where to go. Cab can contact boat captains if you are having location problems
Valeria I
Valeria I
This captain knows the area very well. Trolling out past the bay can be hit or miss but we've had success each time we've gone. If numbers of fish are more important to you, talk to Gabriel before you go so he can plan the outing according to what you'd like to catch. There's a trip available for a better chance at some tuna but you'll need to plan for a 12 hour outing. It's 50 miles out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This captain knows the area very well. Trolling out past the bay can be hit or miss but we've had success each time we've gone. If numbers of fish are more important to you, talk to Gabriel before you go so he can plan the outing according to what you'd like to catch. There's a trip available for a better chance at some tuna but you'll need to plan for a 12 hour outing. It's 50 miles out.
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Do not go fishing expecting to catch a fish. There is no guarantee you will ever catch fish on any charter. Trust the men to do their job and enjoy The opportunity, views, and memories!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not go fishing expecting to catch a fish. There is no guarantee you will ever catch fish on any charter. Trust the men to do their job and enjoy The opportunity, views, and memories!!!
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Yes! We have done fishing trips in several places and this boat and crew are definitely in our top favorite. This boat and crew exceeded our expectations. Loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! We have done fishing trips in several places and this boat and crew are definitely in our top favorite. This boat and crew exceeded our expectations. Loved it.
Liliana 40
Liliana 40
9 Mahi Mahis caught and an abundance of marine life to keep you occupied while you're waiting to reel something in!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
9 Mahi Mahis caught and an abundance of marine life to keep you occupied while you're waiting to reel something in!
Valeria I
Valeria I
Absolutely recommend this captain and crew! They work their butts off to get you on the fish. They are very polite and professional. And they make some killer guacamole!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely recommend this captain and crew! They work their butts off to get you on the fish. They are very polite and professional. And they make some killer guacamole!
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
If you like to have some beers while fishing bring them along, as well as some snacks, and sandwiches or something easy for lunch
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you like to have some beers while fishing bring them along, as well as some snacks, and sandwiches or something easy for lunch
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. So pick a good captain who will at least make the trip enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. So pick a good captain who will at least make the trip enjoyable.
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Calm waters beautiful scenery awesome crew and yes we caught some beautiful Mahi mahi Spotted some hump back whales and had our Cath cooked nat a beach oasis.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Calm waters beautiful scenery awesome crew and yes we caught some beautiful Mahi mahi Spotted some hump back whales and had our Cath cooked nat a beach oasis.
Viking 2 Fishing Charters PV
Viking 2 Fishing Charters PV
If you plan to bring fish home, research where to get the fish processed and frozen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you plan to bring fish home, research where to get the fish processed and frozen.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Ask about port fees. Bring enough cash to cover the rest of your trip and tip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask about port fees. Bring enough cash to cover the rest of your trip and tip.
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta?

Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain Juan was great and 1st mate Carlos was AMAZING. He worked so hard to make our fishing trip memorable. We even caught a Marlin. We will definitely book again
Barry  S.
Barry S.
Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Great day. Captain and crew Carlos friendly and got right to the fishing spots
Ronald  L.
Ronald L.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(341 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water !!!! Boat was clean and the boys were organized 😁
Chris  S.
Chris S.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
Captain Gorge and his mare David are wonderful hosts. The met our every need. The water was smooth and the ride was pleasant. We were hoping to catch Maui-Mahi. The five of us reaped in eight Albacores. Our hotel’s restaurant prepared our fish with sides. We had a wonderful rip and dinner.
Jerry  M.
Jerry M.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
My wife and I did the 8 hour trip and when we got to the fishing waters we immediately started catching Bonita and not one at a time but two and three at a time! It was fantastic, the well was full! Then we switched locations and gear and caught a beautiful Mahi-Mahi. It was a fantastic day on the water and Captain Mario and Mate Shorty were so much fun and great boatmen! This is the charter for you!!
Bruce  H.
Bruce H.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
Can’t recommend these guys enough. Really great charter capital and crew were awesome. Thanks so much!
David  M.
David M.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
My son and I had a great couple of days fishing Valeria I. Best charter experience I have had over many years fishing in Mexico. Can’t recommend them enough.
David  M.
David M.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
We loved our time on the boat out in the water. Spectacular views! Great fishing. Crew made it so so easy! And now we’re off to make our own ceviche!! Thank you for a fantastic time!
Tina  S.
Tina S.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
Captain Jorge worked to put us on the fish Couldn’t be better day and fishing Also thanks to a Don Juan mate from puerto Highly recommend Will do it again
Alex  A.
Alex A.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
It was a fantastic day on the water and Mario and Shorty were fantastic! Highly recommend this character. We’re doing another charter with them in a couple of days and looking forward to it.
Bruce  H.
Bruce H.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Three of us had a blast on the fishing charter! Captain Mario and Charlie were fantastic, nailing skipjack, white bonita, and mahi mahi. The boat was spotless, and the crew cleaned all our catches. Highly recommended for a great PVR fishing adventure!
Sean  D.
Sean D.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
My wife and I booked the 4 hour afternoon fishing trip, I wasn’t sure how it would go fishing in the heat of the day. We weren’t on the water 30 minutes and already had 3 on the boat!! The captain and crew were fantastic!! They were able to track the fish down and got us a lot of action!!! Would definitely recommend these guys as they are extremely knowledgeable and provided us a fantastic afternoon we won’t forget!!
Chris  H.
Chris H.
Chimar Fishing Charters
Chimar Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
I always come from California and look forward to fishing but man this trip was exciting got out their and as soon as the bait went down we where on you can tell when they love their job best captain I’ve meet full of excitement
Cristopher  M.
Cristopher M.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
What an amazing day with Mario and Alexander. His knowledge and expertise were outstanding and got us on the fish. Great equipment and skills. They went out of their way to make this an amazing trip. We will be booking Mario again.
Justin  H.
Justin H.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(161 reviews)
Captain Mario and crew worked to keep us on fish. We caught several Bonito and 1 Mahi. 6hr trip was just right for us. Great time.
Lee  G.
Lee G.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
Bad weather but Jorge still put us on the fish! Awesome day got 6 Mahi up to the boat and landed and kept 4! We will be back next year for another trip on the Valeria! No need to go with anyone else in Puerto Vallarta if these guys are available on your day! Thanks for making our day awesome Captain Jorge!
Kyle  O.
Kyle O.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
We had a blast on our fishing trip and caught a dozen mahi mahi’s. The crew were, friendly, polite and spoke decent English. I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with this crew. We were also lucky enough to catch some whales breaching which was a nice bonus.
Christina  M.
Christina M.
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Great 10 hour trip offshore. Three mahi. One was a big bull. Many other Bonita and skip jack. Great captain and crew.
Paul  V.
Paul V.
Calypso
Calypso
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Adrian and Erik were amazing. We had the best day with them!! They were way above our expectations! They went above and beyond! What a memorable day! We would recommend it to everyone!
Tanis  H.
Tanis H.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
Captain Jorge and crew were spectacular guides! Caught a couple huge ones and saw dolphins and whales while fishing. Totally recommend.
Pennie  J.
Pennie J.

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