Charter Operator
Puerto Vallarta Calypso Fishing

Member since January 2015 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Background
Captain Ariel has been on a boat and on the water all his life but has only been in the charter business for 12 years. His passion comes from seeing a passenger on his boat with a big fat smile when they got that nice fish on board and showing everybody the beauty of Banderas Bay – Captain Ariel's backyard. This makes him the happiest person alive!
Techniques
Captain Ariel's favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small or light tackle. The determination you need to bring for a 100 lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting for him. The captain believes you need to be holding a rod when you’re fishing, not just looking at it. He also loves trolling but feels there's nothing like casting or popping for big Roosterfish or Snapper!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Background
Captain Ariel has been on a boat and on the water all his life but has only been in the charter business for 12 years. His passion comes from seeing a passenger on his boat with a big fat smile when they got that nice fish on board and showing everybody the beauty of Banderas Bay – Captain Ariel's backyard. This makes him the happiest person alive!
Techniques
Captain Ariel's favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small or light tackle. The determination you need to bring for a 100 lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting for him. The captain believes you need to be holding a rod when you’re fishing, not just looking at it. He also loves trolling but feels there's nothing like casting or popping for big Roosterfish or Snapper!

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4.7 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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trips from $500

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 169 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (380)
8 Hour very successful trip
8 Hour very successful trip
December fishing trip
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Angler Rating
136
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Sonya A.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip with Ariel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Las Animas on January 3, 2023
We had a wonderful time!! From the boat to the captains to the views to the catches, everything was more than we had hoped....
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John P.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 Hour Trip in the Bay

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – The Bay on December 6, 2022
Excellent. 5 Star. Caught 4 species of fish with multiple Mahis, and Bonita. We saw whales, Stingray, Manta ray, turtles, dolphins...
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Josh A.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing experience!

VERIFIED   8 Hour trip – Marietas Hidden Beach on November 4, 2022
Captain Ariel and crew provided just what we were looking for. A low-key fishing trip to catch some big fish, then onto Yelapa...
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Jordan B.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great set of guys! Positive attitudes.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Get On & Get Off on May 8, 2023
The caption and other guy were great and very exapirenced we caught a beautiful Mahi Mahi and and brother caught a jackfish!...
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Gary S.
San Juan Del Río, Querétaro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on January 27, 2023
4th trip with Calypso. Tough conditions made it challenging but we caught fish and they clearly value the fishery resource....
Gary S. recommends Calypso
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