Puerto Vallarta

104 Fishing Charters

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Charters

Search top fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta: 104 fishing charters available

Valeria I

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(104 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $280

Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(288 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $120

Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(38 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $480

Liliana 40

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(77 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation

Epi Gilligan Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(68 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $280

Tres Amores

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(29 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(51 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation

Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(125 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $495

Burton lll Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
trips from $360

Valeria’s Sportfishing Tours

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(18 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $280

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Puerto Vallarta

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Vallarta fishing trip is $326, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $698 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Valeria I, Super Panga Tres Estrellas, and Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta.

Valeria I, Super Panga Tres Estrellas, and Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll 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 heavy 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 25014 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?

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

It has so easy access and easily found using google maps/ waze. People are friendly and heppy to help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It has so easy access and easily found using google maps/ waze. People are friendly and heppy to help!
Luis  G.
Luis G. Mexico
Don’t expect too much, sometimes you are lucky and sometime your not. This is rainy season and fishing is more difficult, but if you happen to get the right crew you will be successful.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Don’t expect too much, sometimes you are lucky and sometime your not. This is rainy season and fishing is more difficult, but if you happen to get the right crew you will be successful.
Fancesca  M.
Fancesca M. Puerto Vallarta, JAL
Been fishing 7 different private charters these guys were great! Thank you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Been fishing 7 different private charters these guys were great! Thank you!
Byron  K.
Byron K. Linden, PA
On this four hour trip, you are only a couple miles offshore the whole time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On this four hour trip, you are only a couple miles offshore the whole time.
Jason  D.
Jason D. Houston, TX
The fishing was a little slow at times, but the Spanish Mackerel were biting big in the morning. Afternoon slowed down a bit. Were not able to link up any Mahi or Marlin, but did grab a Rooster to end the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was a little slow at times, but the Spanish Mackerel were biting big in the morning. Afternoon slowed down a bit. Were not able to link up any Mahi or Marlin, but did grab a Rooster to end the day!
Zach  C.
Zach C. Gilbert, AZ
Very organized very efficient had a record a “22 Bonita fish they know the spots book with them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very organized very efficient had a record a “22 Bonita fish they know the spots book with them
Cort  C.
Cort C. San Diego, CA
Book a longer trip so you can go out farther. Dress warm in layers if your going early
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a longer trip so you can go out farther. Dress warm in layers if your going early
Katie  H.
Katie H. Portland, Oregon
The seasoned angler may be disappointed with the lack of “hands on” fishing
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The seasoned angler may be disappointed with the lack of “hands on” fishing
Dawn  P.
Dawn P. Guadalajara, JAL
Last year I fished the bay and got skunked. It is definitely worth the extra time and money to fish the blue water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Last year I fished the bay and got skunked. It is definitely worth the extra time and money to fish the blue water.
John  J.
John J. Kansas City, MO
Pangas are great for 2 on in-shore, close-in fishing. If you're after bigger game fish, charter a bigger, faster (yes more expensive) boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pangas are great for 2 on in-shore, close-in fishing. If you're after bigger game fish, charter a bigger, faster (yes more expensive) boat.
Michael  Z.
Michael Z. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
If you're planning on fishing around the Marietas area, they're closed on Monday from any type of tourism.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're planning on fishing around the Marietas area, they're closed on Monday from any type of tourism.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Not sure about any of the other charters I've only used little by little chater and was the best fishing experience I have had fishing abroad.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure about any of the other charters I've only used little by little chater and was the best fishing experience I have had fishing abroad.
Scott  P.
Scott P. Querétaro City, QUE
Spend the money and go out for at least a half day. Anything less than that is a waste.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend the money and go out for at least a half day. Anything less than that is a waste.
April  Z.
April Z. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Call your captain and talk with them to make sure you explain your situation and they can cater your trip to what you want.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Call your captain and talk with them to make sure you explain your situation and they can cater your trip to what you want.
Craig  H.
Craig H. Tyler, MN
White meat bonita is the best sashimi in the ocean. Also makes best ceviche. Go get them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
White meat bonita is the best sashimi in the ocean. Also makes best ceviche. Go get them!
Mark  H.
Mark H. Edmonton, AB
Pick the right boat. Someone who will work hard to got you to the fish. We've had other experiences where it seemed the captain didn't care if we caught anything and didn't want to waste any gas. And sunscreen, do not underestimate the need for sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick the right boat. Someone who will work hard to got you to the fish. We've had other experiences where it seemed the captain didn't care if we caught anything and didn't want to waste any gas. And sunscreen, do not underestimate the need for sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Summer  E.
Summer E. Chicago, Illinois
Go for as long as you can. It’s worth every penny. And wear sunscreen. I’m fried
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for as long as you can. It’s worth every penny. And wear sunscreen. I’m fried
Jason  M.
Jason M. Guadalajara, JAL
Where lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water. If there's any chance you might be prone to seasickness take Dramamine before the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Where lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water. If there's any chance you might be prone to seasickness take Dramamine before the trip.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Petaluma, CA
This month should be start of marlin, sailfish etc. But not this year, some unusual weather patterns and the sea not yet cooled down meant fishing was hard work, with no sign of either.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This month should be start of marlin, sailfish etc. But not this year, some unusual weather patterns and the sea not yet cooled down meant fishing was hard work, with no sign of either.
Glynn  S.  H.
Glynn S. H. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, CHP
Time of year means a lot in the species you can target. Make sure to do research, only booking your trip after you know what species you want to go after. As far as the smaller species like Jack's they are very close to the marina and also a lot of fun to go after if the big fish aren't in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Time of year means a lot in the species you can target. Make sure to do research, only booking your trip after you know what species you want to go after. As far as the smaller species like Jack's they are very close to the marina and also a lot of fun to go after if the big fish aren't in the area.
Nick  B.
Nick B. Belton, MO

Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had a blast fishing with Epi and crew. Lots of halibut and tuna caught. Would recommend this trip.
Julie  S.
Julie S. Oakland, CA
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Captain was determined to find fish executed it very well even after we had the earthquake two days in a row
Brenda  R.
Brenda R. Graham, WA
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Niki and Carlos knocked it out of the park again! Fantastic crew helped me land 18 Mahi in about 2 hours. Best Mahi fishing I've ever done and I fish offshore in South Florida every week. If you go to PV and you want absolute offshore fishing action you must fish with Gabriel, Niki, Carlos and the whole crew at Tres Estrellas fishing. Tony from Miami.
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(288 reviews)
Nici and Carlos were awesome, landed a 120 lb sailfish in an hour on the 1/2 day trip. This crew was knowledgeable and experienced and prepared! I've been offshore fishing in many parts of the world for going on 4 decades, these guys know what they are doing! I would absolutely recommend tres estrellas fishing!
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
First hour was slow and the captain found the fish and we caught fish until we were finished. Great trip!
Robert  M.
Robert M. Stuart, FL
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had a great time on the boat with Jorge, we didn’t catch any fish but enjoyed our time on the water
Gage  S.
Gage S. Saint Paul, AR
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Went fishing with my buddy for his birthday and had the best time. Captain and mate was beyond friendly and funny and made the trip memorable and unforgettable. I recommend this trip 100000 times!!!
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Mesa, AZ
Liliana 40
Liliana 40
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Beautiful boat! The crew was amazing we caught tunas and Jacks. The captain was great tried really hard, to get us bigger catch, him and his deck hand we tried different methods. The captain made the best ceviche I have ever tried in my life from our catch and it was a pretty amazing experience. Thank you!
Jeanette  S.
Jeanette S. Houston, TX
Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll
Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My partner and I had a great time! We are not very experienced when it comes to fishing but the captain and his crew made it a breeze. Very attentive and welcoming. Will book again when back in PV! Thank you!
Fernando  M.
Fernando M. Fresno, CA
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Great experience our guides were awesome and we caught a lot of fish!! Highly recommend these guys they are very experienced fishermen!!!
Adelina  M.
Adelina M. Dallas, TX
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
We had an incredible time. Had a marlin on that got off and caught a bunch of other fish. The crew worked hard and made the trip so enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Dan  S.
Dan S. Austin, TX
Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll
Vallarta Sportfishing – Brisa ll
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Brisa II and their team are well prepared and open to communication every time you need it, they will clear up any doubts and help and guide you so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. They are so flexible and agreeable to do more activities other than just fishing. After some fishing they cooked ceviche which was so good! Highly recommended, as they are so friendly and professional.
Luis  G.
Luis G. Mexico
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
The meeting area is super accessible and lot of parking spot. The boat is super clean and the team is super ! We had a great time and also some little history about Puerto Vallarta. The team is super professional and we even eat the catch fish for dinner. Thanks for the filet :) I really recommend !! You guys are the best !!!
Pierre-Etienne  D.
Pierre-Etienne D. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Boat was beautiful, Captain and crew were very knowledgeable and fun to work with. Can't wait to go again.
Jon  A.
Jon A. Eatonville, WA
Valeria’s Sportfishing Tours
Valeria’s Sportfishing Tours
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Our family with 3 young kids had a great time. The captain and crew were great, very helpful, and patient explaining everything to the kids. Would totally book with them again. We highly recommend the Valeria and the team!
Edwin  A.
Edwin A. Lancaster, CA
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Every boat around us had no fish and we were just pulling up and catching absolute monsters. 2 new PBS in one trip and already planning the next trip with Tres Estrellas!
Ross  M.
Ross M. Richwood, TX
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
This guy and his crew is amazing talk about a fisherman who knows his fishing. Friendly and always on point an alert. Definitely money well spent. 2 tours in 1 week and both where amazing great catches highly recommend . Must try yourself don't waste time looking elsewhere this guys knows his stuff.
Jesus  S.
Jesus S. Santa Rosa, CA
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Gabrial is very personable and has a wealth of knowledge,.not only fishing but the local history and Places to go ,things to do. I was set on catching a roosterfish and even though the bite was off these guys worked tirelessly all day to make sure My quest was succesful. I’m definately coming back for marlin. I suggest at least an 8 hour trip.
Tim  C.
Tim C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Epi Gilligan Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
I don’t have a lot of sea fishing XP but that doesn’t matter on The Gilligan IV. Captain Epi and Lalo are very cool and are experts of the bay, they will set you up for a good time at any level of experience . We caught many fish including a huge African Pompano. These are the guys right here. Fresh Ceviche for breakfast and filets to take back for dinner? No problemo!
Henry  F.
Henry F. Guadalajara, Jalisco
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Had an awesome time with Jorge. Only landed one fish but that’s why they call it fishing. Had an awesome time in yelapa and snorkeling though. Jorge knows his stuff.
Jacob  W.
Jacob W. Niederwald, TX

Nearby Fishing Destinations