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Puerto Vallarta Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Puerto Vallarta

According to customer reviews, Valeria I, Burton lll Sport Fishing, and Epi Gilligan Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta.

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Vallarta fishing trip is $347, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $692 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Valeria I, Burton lll Sport Fishing, and Epi Gilligan Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Vallarta.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, and Jack Crevalle. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Deep Sea Fishing, and Light Tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 27732 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Just sign up, show up, and enjoy the day! Take a snack if you get the munchies… you’ll have plenty to drink!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sign up, show up, and enjoy the day! Take a snack if you get the munchies… you’ll have plenty to drink!
Federico  C.
Federico C. Guadalajara, Jalisco
The waters at Corbetana are vibrant blue and teaming with fish. Inside the bay the bite is definitely on as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The waters at Corbetana are vibrant blue and teaming with fish. Inside the bay the bite is definitely on as well.
Ted  E.
Ted E. San Antonio, TX
Set your fishing expectations early & also allow for some species flexibility if your priority catch isn’t interested in coming home with you that day. It’s called fishing, not catching, for a reason.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Set your fishing expectations early & also allow for some species flexibility if your priority catch isn’t interested in coming home with you that day. It’s called fishing, not catching, for a reason.
Greg  Y.
Greg Y. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Read negative reviews with a grain of salt; it's not the Captain or deck hands fault if the day of fishing proves unsuccessful; do your research on lunar and tidal schedules to maximize your experience. Bring more drinks than you anticipate needing. Be in the moment; your phone can be put on airplane mode and still be used for pictures. Videos can be paused and screenshots can be taken later; don't focus on trying to capture the perfect picture.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read negative reviews with a grain of salt; it's not the Captain or deck hands fault if the day of fishing proves unsuccessful; do your research on lunar and tidal schedules to maximize your experience. Bring more drinks than you anticipate needing. Be in the moment; your phone can be put on airplane mode and still be used for pictures. Videos can be paused and screenshots can be taken later; don't focus on trying to capture the perfect picture.
Shai  V.  G.
Shai V. G. Oak Hill, VA
Get up early and have a breakfast plan. You'll need all the energy you can get.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get up early and have a breakfast plan. You'll need all the energy you can get.
Joseph  K.
Joseph K. Mooresville, NC
I believe June is considered a slower month. The fishing was slow until the end when the captain switched to live bait and did a great job figuring out what the fish were wanting. Next time we’ll come in November for comparison.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I believe June is considered a slower month. The fishing was slow until the end when the captain switched to live bait and did a great job figuring out what the fish were wanting. Next time we’ll come in November for comparison.
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Zapopan, JAL
They fish for most of the deep sea species the same way, 6 hour inside the bay was great you can also get a longer trip and go further out with more possibility of catching larger fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They fish for most of the deep sea species the same way, 6 hour inside the bay was great you can also get a longer trip and go further out with more possibility of catching larger fish.
Matthew  G.
Matthew G. Vancouver, WA
Go with expectations in not catching nothing in hopes to catch a lot of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with expectations in not catching nothing in hopes to catch a lot of fish!
Hugo  F.
Hugo F.
The whole day was one of my favorite adventures of all time, it was simply wonderful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The whole day was one of my favorite adventures of all time, it was simply wonderful!
Melissa  V.
Melissa V. Portland, OR
Was a great experience not the Mahi Mahi season but was still great!! Got mostly Yellow Tail
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a great experience not the Mahi Mahi season but was still great!! Got mostly Yellow Tail
Casie  T.
Casie T. San Jose, California
Make sure it is the correct season for what you are after, start early morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure it is the correct season for what you are after, start early morning.
Justin  W.
Justin W. Phoenix, AZ
You will need strength and endurance to reel in these Puerto Vallarta Amberjacks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will need strength and endurance to reel in these Puerto Vallarta Amberjacks
Lyndon  Y.
Lyndon Y. Palmdale, CA
It was a great trip for first timer or seasond fisherman. I was here in early April on spring break trip with my family. If I was booking a fishing vacation I would book when water temps are up. Lots of bait in the water and wildlife was abundant.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a great trip for first timer or seasond fisherman. I was here in early April on spring break trip with my family. If I was booking a fishing vacation I would book when water temps are up. Lots of bait in the water and wildlife was abundant.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Culiacán, Sinaloa
Book a trip and get out on the water. You ain't catchin' if you ain't tryin'.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip and get out on the water. You ain't catchin' if you ain't tryin'.
Kirk  W.
Kirk W. Sumas, WA
We fished for Bonita and Spanish mackerel, Bonita was on fire Mackerel was just a few
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished for Bonita and Spanish mackerel, Bonita was on fire Mackerel was just a few
Brett  G.
Brett G. Byron Center, MI
Book a charter thru fishing booker before you go. It was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter thru fishing booker before you go. It was a great experience.
Casey  L.
Casey L. Holly, MI
The sunrise and views of the mountains are awesome. Saw whales and dolphins
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sunrise and views of the mountains are awesome. Saw whales and dolphins
Jason  W.
Jason W. Sauk Rapids, MN
The water was great and the fishing was good. My 13 year old landed 12 fish and I pulled in 6. All and all great fishing.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The water was great and the fishing was good. My 13 year old landed 12 fish and I pulled in 6. All and all great fishing.
Brett  H.
Brett H. Belgrade, MT
consider extending the trip so you can ride our further to target larger game.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
consider extending the trip so you can ride our further to target larger game.
Margo  G.
Margo G. Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
If you’re targeting big game, understand this is fishing and there can never be guarantees.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re targeting big game, understand this is fishing and there can never be guarantees.
Donovan  H.
Donovan H. Gilbert, AZ

Miss Adventure
Miss Adventure
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Omar and his dad were awesome. They were very friendly and professional. With snacks, water, cervesas, and fresh ceviche on the boat the trip was great. We also caught several fish.
Kirk  J.
Kirk J.
Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(142 reviews)
Boat was on time for pick up and in good shape. Deck hand Carlos was awesome and kept everything running smoothly. Caught two Dorados and they were cleaned, fileted and packaged nicely for us and enjoyed them for dinner. Fishing could have been better but that was not fault of the captain as he continually worked the ocean. I would recommend this boat and crew for fishing in Puerto Vallarta. We stayed in Nuevo Vallarta and they picked us up at the Nuevo harbor.
Randy  A.
Randy A.
La Bandida Sport Fishing
La Bandida Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Had a nice day out on the water with Monte and his first mate. They were both super friendly and tried their hardest to get us some fish!
Ashley  A.
Ashley A. Dallas, Texas
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
The boat was I excellent condition, canopy from bow to aft which is very nice. Captain Jorge is probably of the best in the area. We caught 6 Mahi Mahi and a sail fish. From the chatter on the radio I believe we were the boat out that caught fish.
Phillip  S.
Phillip S. Cross Timber, TX
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Excellent day on the water and a trophy sailfish. Great trip. Best of my lifetime
Keith  M.
Keith M. Lorena, TX
Chimar Fishing Charters
Chimar Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Ricardo Jr and Jeff! We spent 6 hours and caught 6 Mahi Mahi and 2 sharks! We came back to our hotel and recommended the trip to some friends we met and they immediately booked a 4 hour trip for Thursday! I know they will love it! Thank you for guiding us to the best fishing trip! 🎉🥰
Darrell  H.
Darrell H. Citrus Heights, CA
Gilligan III
Gilligan III
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(7 reviews)
The crew was great and we even caught a couple of nice fish. Very glad we booked this charter and would highly recommend it.
John  N.
John N. Eddyville, NY
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Captain and crew were outstanding. They were great to fish with and took great care of us. Jorge was on point and put us on the fish in no time. We had an awesome day with non stop action. I would definitely recommend this boat.
Curtis  S.
Curtis S. San Vicente, Nayarit
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
We had the most incredible time with captain Mario and Alex. They were amazing! The boat was beautiful, clean and nice. They were personable, friendly and professional. We would absolutely use them again next time we’re back! They cleaned and filleted our catches as well. 10/10!!
Marshall  A.
Marshall A. Midlothian, TX
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Excellent day of fishing. Will book again when we come back to Puerto Vallarta.
Tony  N.
Tony N. Las Vegas, NV
La Bandida Sport Fishing
La Bandida Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Monte is a kind and welcoming host who made our morning fishing trip an enjoyable one. His many years of experience is evident and he made me and my family (all newbies to ocean fishing) feel comfortable with the experience. I would highly recommend fishing with Captain Monte!
Bert  J.
Bert J. Winnipeg, MB
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Crew were awesome. Fish caught and cleaned! Caught a couple marlin as well and released them! Great time
Michael  G.
Michael G. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Great friendly hard working hands. It was slow fishing but a you can't control that. We didn't get skunked. I am planning my next trip in a year with Alfredo. The boat is very comfortable.
Ken  F.
Ken F. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
It was a great day!!! The ceviche made with the our catch was delicious, everything was great! 10 out of 10 would recommend! Also great tour guides and really nice boat if you want more than just a fishing trip! The older women that aren't fishers enjoyed being out there and catching fish.
Kevin  Y.
Kevin Y. Olympia, WA
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Mario! Fishing was a little slow, but we still managed to get on a huge Jack and Mackerel. Boat was super clean and Captain Mario worked hard at continually changing out live bait! Will definitely fish with him again!
Cord  S.
Cord S. North Salt Lake, UT
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Captain Jorge and crew did an amazing job of not only putting us on the fish with his local knowledge and fishing expertise, but also provided a high level of personal service. He did a great job of communicating prior to the trip and made sure we were comfortable throughout the day. He also provided us a restaurant that would cook us our catch. Thanks!!!
Barry  C.
Barry C.
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Did a 6 hr trip, caught a couple of fish. The captain and first mate worked hard to get the bite, always had lines in water and we tried different lures and live bait as well as multiple locations.
Gerritt  G.
Gerritt G.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Great experience and we had a truly amazing day of fishing. We went with the 8 hour trip as we wanted a full day. Fish on first cast. Then we were lucky enough to hook up a mahi mahi and a sail fish. Captain Mario and Alex were great and took care of us. Highly recommend them and we are already planning our next trip
Justin  O.
Justin O. Citrus Heights, CA
Liliana 40
Liliana 40
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
I want to thank the crew of the Lilliana for making my grandson's 9th birthday a dream come true. They worked magic - he actually caught a 36 inch Mahi and 4 other fish during our trip. Our lunch and breakfast was perfect. A very memorable day!
Elizabeth  S.
Elizabeth S. Manchester, England
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Amazing day on the water Jorge and Gayvid are awesome guys and really know how to fish they put me on exactly what I wanted and was able to cross sailfish off my bucket list
Zackary  W.
Zackary W. Bismarck, ND

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