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Valeria I
Valeria I

Puerto Vallarta • 30 ft • 6 persons

It’s time to take the family on a brilliant day out in Mexico.

"Captain Gorge and First Mate David did their best to get us into the fish but it just didn’t happen." —⁠ Daniel,
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trips fromUS $300

Puerto Vallarta • 27 ft • 6 persons

As Captain Gabriel Alcaraz likes to say, “Fishing is 50% luck and 50% passion.”

"Gabriel worked hard to put us on the fish. We went out with a plan based on what WE wanted to catch and how WE wanted to fish." —⁠ Jeffrey,
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trips fromUS $320

Puerto Vallarta • 27 ft • 8 persons

Your vacation in Puerto Vallarta isn’t complete until you’ve gone fishing with a local guide.

"As a person who fishes regularly I know very well the ups and downs of fishing and the absolute zero guarantee you will catch any fish on any given day." —⁠ Daniel,
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trips fromUS $280
Viking Fishing Charters – PV
Viking Fishing Charters – PV

Puerto Vallarta • 25 ft • 5 persons

Explore the deep offshore waters out of Puerto Vallarta with Viking Fishing Charters and have an adventure of a lifetime!

"My uncle and I went fishing with the guys in Viking for Mahi Mahi." —⁠ Hunter,
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trips fromUS $390

Puerto Vallarta • 36 ft • 8 persons

Puerto Vallarta is more than just golden beaches and a handsome, rugged coastline.

"We are blown away by the experience with this crew. They deserve every ounce of recognition." —⁠ Shyanne,
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trips fromUS $475

Puerto Vallarta • 36 ft • 6 persons

Discover epic sportfishing in the Bay of Banderas and beyond!

"The crew and captain on this boat were fantastic. The owner of the charter was quick with communication and helpful via the app." —⁠ Jaime,
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trips fromUS $650
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing

Puerto Vallarta • 28 ft • 4 persons

Burton lll Sport Fishing offers a perfect way to experience the highlight of your vacation.

"My husband and I had a fantastic fishing trip. We caught multiple fish which was a lot of fun." —⁠ Ashly,
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trips fromUS $390

Puerto Vallarta • 34 ft • 8 persons

Join Nuevo Vallarta Fishing and have a great Mexican fishing adventure!

"We took our kids out for their first fishing trip, we were unsure our kids would enjoy it since you never really know if you’ll catch something." —⁠ David,
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trips fromUS $615

Puerto Vallarta • 38 ft • 8 persons

Want to experience the stunning scenery of Puerto Vallarta alongside some seriously top-notch angling action?

"I live in the northern fishing capital of the world. ALASKA." —⁠ Robert,
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trips fromUS $603
Gilligan III
Gilligan III

Puerto Vallarta • 26 ft • 6 persons

Enjoy fishing the gorgeous and bountiful waters of Jalisco, Mexico and create many wonderful memories with Gilligan III.

"My friend and I did 3 different fishing trips with 3 different companies, and Gilligan was by far the best, (and best deal) they let you do the most actual fishing, we caught lots of fish, the crew were amazing and helpful." —⁠ Isaac,
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trips fromUS $280
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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.

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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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