Captain
Ariel Rosen

Member since January 2015

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Background
I have been on the boat and on the water for almost all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 9 years. My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with that smile when they get that nice fish on board.
Techniques
My favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small/light tackle. The determination that you need to bring in a 100lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting.

Hey, I'm Captain Ariel Rosen

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Background
I have been on the boat and on the water for almost all of my life, but have only been in the charter business for 9 years. My passion comes from seeing a passenger on my boat with that smile when they get that nice fish on board.
Techniques
My favorite fishing style is going for big fish with small/light tackle. The determination that you need to bring in a 100lb Tuna on light tackle is what makes fishing exciting.

My Charter Listings

Puerto Vallarta
trips from
US$ 250
Puerto Vallarta
trips from
US$ 360

Fishing Reports

Mahi mahis. Are back

January 10, 2015

Had a great day when out to the north side of corbetana. Got. 1 yellow fin tunna. Loat a nother got a nice blue marlyn. And 3 mahi mahi the water got war again and makes the fish bite Read Full Report →


blue water is back!!!!!

January 24, 2015

Blue water is back and the fish are biting out side the bay manis like crazy and a couple of stripe marlyns WHEN OUT ON SATURDAY and got 3 mani mani 2needle fish (big ones) and 11 bonitas was… Read Full Report →


Bonitas are back on 8 hrs trips

February 08, 2015

We left this day at 7 am headed to the south of marietas ilands....Fish all day With small fishing tackle like rap alas, feathers and jigs landed 48 bonitas 15 skip jack tunna was a great day. Did not… Read Full Report →


African pampano are back in pv

March 12, 2015

8 hrs trips to the ilands right know are pretty cool coming back with roosters amberjack and lists of Bonita and African pampanos every where and they make up for a great dinner So let's go fishing Read Full Report →


5 hrs charters ,,jacks everywhere !!!!!!

May 15, 2016

Spanish mackerel every where you turn you're head. Great fishing for. Mackerel in the mornings and some snappers fried size,, great for eating size. Around 11 am to 3 pm jack cravel every where you look , lots of… Read Full Report →


6 hrs fishing snorkeling ,animas beach

June 24, 2016

Just. Amazing. Fishing. At first got some great. Lunch. After. We when snorkeling and the lunch at las animas. With all the great. Eating fish we got thanks so much for a great day friends from California Read Full Report →


Bill FISHING

July 14, 2016

Lots off bait ok out their huye FISHING is really good. Sails and marlyn. Bitt No haré at corbetaña rock and. Some. Tunnna Aldo about 100 lb bitting on the. Small bonitos. Read Full Report →


4 to 5 hrs fishing in the bay

October 13, 2016

Fishing for 4 hrs in the bay right now. Is better than ever. The bite has been really early. So we need to get out their. Almost at dark still but once the sube light starts to show fish… Read Full Report →


Bay fishing has been great

February 09, 2015

When out yesterday feb 9 2015 in banderas bay in PUERTO VALLARTA GOT 5hit of jack cravells in the first 10 minutes are line where out and landed 3 jacks about 30lb and then we when out to middle… Read Full Report →


8hr inshore fishing

February 21, 2015

Inshore fishing just. Getts better and better. ,lots of bonitas. And jack cravelles. Are bitting at the ilands. But te amber jacks are also i. With some live skip jack and litle bit of pacient they are their bitting… Read Full Report →


Stripe marlyn are inn

May 08, 2015

Great fishing right know at el banco. On a. 12 hrs fishing tripp. Got 8 hits of stripes landed 5. On board. Was. Epic. Biting on th lures also so some tunna out their. But did not want to… Read Full Report →


Tunnna lots of tuna

June 23, 2016

Caught 36 tunnas in about 4 hrs. Today it took about 1 hr once we got out their to Find the. Dolphins and tunna Having a frenzy with all the bait every where but once Capitan Antonio spotted some… Read Full Report →


6 hrs boat trip You just never now !!!!!

June 16, 2016

Started with a great. Morning landing several Spanish mackerel. For lunch. After about 20 fish on board we. Hooked on to a nice jack caravel. About 40 lb great star of are day. Headed to go snorkeling. And lunch… Read Full Report →


bay fish and deep sea fishing

August 14, 2016

It's been a great summer. Out side the bay. Big game fishing right now in the bay. Smaller game fishing we have it all in Puerto Vallarta Read Full Report →


fishing in the bay 4 to 5 hrs

September 25, 2016

Lots of rooster and jacks in the bay today. Nice 20 lb rooster on light tackle lots of fun....tomorrow we are off to the big banks off shore for Marilyn and sail fish real ease wish us luck !!!!! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 6, 2016

A guys was a lot of fun fishing with you guys take care see you on our boats again in the future. And. Tight lines


Went fishing on Friday, July 29, 2016

Ariel and his Captain Pepe were very professional and made our experience very worry free and pleasurable. We were able to catch a lot of fish and Ariel was an awesome, knowledgeable tour guide. Pepe was the hardest working Captain we’ve experienced and made our fishing as effortless as we wanted.  I highly recommend this booking. However, please know that even in the bay, this is fishing with trolling only. If your idea of bay fishing is using your own reel to catch fish you may want to put that request in ahead of time so Ariel may prepare alternate equipment. But if you are looking to kick back and be handed a rod/reel with a hooked fish this is the right place to go!!!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 6, 2016

The day started off with a little mix up about where to pick us up, but understandably it was a different location than normal, and the owner was trying to make our lives as easy as possible. Once the boat arrived, everything was first class. Tony and Luis welcomed us, apologized for the mix up, and got us on the water as soon as possible. Within 15 minutes of being on the boat, we had lines in the water, and less than 5 minutes later, we hit a school of Bonitos, and all 3 of us had each caught 3 fish before we headed to deeper water. Tony and Luis were pointing out things to look for, and landed us in the middle of a school of rays, a great visual experience, but we landed a really nice Jack Crevelle which was delicious. The fish continued to bite, as the chunks of the bait fish proved, but that was the end of the day, as our time was up, and we had to head back to shore. The 3 of us were very impressed with the care and cleanliness of the boat, the friendliness and desire of the captain and crew to help us catch something, and their intent to make sure that we were successful and had a good time. We will be back in PV next June for our wedding, and look forward to using the Calypso II again.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ariel and crew were amazing and worked very hard to make sure we had a great time.  We would recommend him to everyone going to PV.

Fished April 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 23, 2016

A guys.  Thanks for the freat comment.  Hoepe to see you soon tight lines and you to guys stay out of trublee   If not let me now. Jiji take care ,toght lines
Ariel Rosen

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

We had a fantastic experience.  It was totally awesome to be able to catch our fish and then take it to a restaurant and have it cooked for us.  Was great all around and will use Ariel again.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, March 25, 2016

Had a good time fishing.  We caught a lot of yellow tail jack fish which was wonderful but we had told the captain when we set the fishing trip up that we wanted to fish for bill fish such as Marlin and Sail fish.  The captain was supposed to be Airel but he sent us out with Antonio who was wonderful but could not speak much English.  They did a great job but we did not get to fish and do what we thought we were paying for.  The boat did not have an ice chest or any place to put the fish you did catch as the pump on the live well was not working.  The fishing equipment was not really the equipment you would expect to use for the type of fish we thought we were paying for.  Although we had a good time we would probably not use this service again.

Walter Charles (charlie) does not recommend Calypso II

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Did not get a single bite/fish not biting that day?
Not the crews fault, may of been time of year? Overcast.
Ariel was very nice to work with/they were trying hard to find fish/think we will come back in November sometime when fishing is better. Went along coast line most of day.
We would use Ariel again and go out further for Tuna.
Was disappointed for my son.


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Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

We had a great time on Calypso II even though we didn’t catch any fish. They just were’t biting. We saw a couple of dolphins, went to Los Arcos to snorkel, and lunch on a beach, called Las Animas, that is only accessible by boat. The experience was amazing! Only thing I would recommend to them is to update their life jackets and snorkel gear. My goggles broke and my life jacket had to be worn around my waist so I could stay down to see anything in the water. Our daughters, ages 8 & 6, didn’t have goggles that really fit either. None of us had breathing tubes so we were always coming up for air. Not a huge deal because it was so much fun! We would definitely recommend this trip especially to others that have never experienced the ocean before. Thanks so much!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

Captain Carlos and deck hand Israel were great.  Finally found the fish, after 7 hours of trying everything and talking to all the other boats that were out all day!  Would have liked to fish another hour, to catch a fee more.  3 people, 4 fish.  Jack Crevalle.  Would hire this charter again.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fishing Booker and Ariel came highly recommended. We were staying at an all inclusive and could have booked through the resort, but decided to give a private charter a try. What a great experience on the Calypso II! Our group of six did some fishing, snorkeling, and an amazing authentic lunch on a little tucked away beach. What a perfect excursion with the most accommodating crew - Thank you again Carlos and Salvador!!

Fished February 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thanks you so much for the great review please send us pics of youre trip if you can ,,,  hope to see you again on are boat be safe and tight lines . Capt ariel at youre service

Went fishing on Thursday, February 11, 2016

8 hour cruise that brought back nada, nothing, zippo.  The crew was nice and tried but unfortunate fishing trip with no compensation for no fish.

Nancy Trevino does not recommend Calypso II

Fished February 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sorry. Its fishing not
Carching fish
Did not want to bite. That day. Hope next time tight lines.

Went fishing on Friday, February 5, 2016

8hr fishing trip with captain Ariel , he knew where to go and we tried lots of different baits and tactics

Fished February 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thanks for the great comment please. Show some pics of this day. Take care tight lines

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The crew worked hard but did not engage with us. One of them sneaked a cigarette now and again which upset my friend but the only thing that didn’t work out was the fish, who took a day off.
Nice boat and good equipment,and the crew did try every which way to get a bite to no avail. On a better day maybe a five star expetience

Fished February 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

So no 5 stars because. Fish did not.  Bite this dayy mmm ,,sorry about that but is fishing other than that was a good day.

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tough day fishing but great boat and crew.

Fished January 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 29, 2016

Thanks for the great comments tight lines and hope to see you on are boats again

Went fishing on Friday, January 15, 2016

We decided to book a fishing trip last minute and Decided on Calypso because they had the best price for a 5 hour trip, $300US, you can’t beat that. Carlos and Antonio met us at the pier and were ready to go as soon as we arrived. They took us to an area that they said was having some great results. These guys knew exactly where to go to catch fish and had us reeling in within minutes. They were fun to be around, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. When our time was up the captain started heading back, on the way he noticed a spot where some birds were feeding. Him and his first mate jumped into action chasing them and casting out, ending with us reeling in a few more! We got an extra 30 minutes fishing and a few extra fish to take home. Once we returned to the pier, they cleaning the fish quickly and sent us on our way. Great guys!
I would highly recommend Calypso for your fishing trip and I would definitely recommend that you request Carlos and Antonio. I will definitely be using them when I visit again. Thanks again guys!

Fished January 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thanks so much for the great comments my friend I will be sure to tell Antonio and carlos about this.  And Please send us some pics of you’re trip so we can load them up on are Facebook page Thank you and tight lines Joshua

Went fishing on Friday, January 8, 2016

The crew spoke very little english.  I asked to go where I could catch a Dorado which are in season but they kept us in the bay.  Halfway through the trip they appeared to give up and took us closer to shore…we didn’t catch a single fish in 5 hours…all the other boats back at the marina had caught a few fish each.  Very disappointing trip.

Burt Wams does not recommend Calypso

Fished January 2016

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 10, 2016

  Sorry my friend you where disapointed but it is fishing and right now. Mahis we have to go out side the bay not.  For a 4 or 5 hr fishing trip you are going to ho out of the bay it takes. 22 miles to leave the bay. We only go out the bay.  For 8 or 10 hrs fishing trips.  Hope fully you can understand and next time will go. Out the bay for a 10 hrs fishing trip thanks

Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

Had a great time. The guys worked hard to get us some fish. Caught and cooked two nice dorado. Would fish again with them.

Fished December 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Wow. Thank you so mich.  For youre review i hope all was well on are boats thanks you so much tigh lines. And please send me some pics of youre trip so ican put them on are face book page. Thank youu   Or you can post them here on this site alsoo glad you had a great time. And will see you mext time thank yohu

Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

We booked the calypso online.  Got there and it was the calypso II. We had a great time and caught nice fish.  Paid for one boat and got smaller one but it was all good. Paid 50 more than needed to but it was ok.

Fished December 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  Hello my griend on boat size they are a feet. Diference amigo but glad you had a great time pretty good for 5 hrs foshing trip 2 mahi mahi.

Went fishing on Monday, December 14, 2015

We had a great time on the calypso. Carlos is a great captain that knew what he was doing and was able to get us on the fish. I suggest taking no less then a 8hr trip as it’ll allow you to get outside of the bay where you’ll have a better chance at getting fish.

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fishing was a bit slow but the experience was very good.  Captain Carlos and the first mate worked hard to get us on fish.  They were very accommodating.  We caught a very nice Mahi Mahi.

Fished December 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 7, 2015

Im glad you had a great time my friend thank you so much for coming on calypso.  Charters.  Tight lines. And hope to see you next timee Capt .Ariel Rosen

Went fishing on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Everything was 1st class, & went very well. It was a great experience. THANX.

Fished August 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thank you so much for liking are services,,,tight lines and hope to see you again on are boats

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The service was great!! Lunch at the beach was nice! Saw some dolphins and turtles. Caught a couple small fish.

Tommy

Fished July 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 7, 2015

Thanks so much for youre review.  Glad you. Found are service great.  Hope we acomplish   All of youre needs that day thanks so Much ,,,, tight lines hope to see you again on are boat so we can go out deep fir some big fish

Went fishing on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Have nothing but wonderful things to say about trip. It was awesome and Paco was a great capt./tour guide.

Fished April 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thanks so much for the great review if you have anny pics please. Show us and take care.  Tight lines and hope to see l you on are boats in the future

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Padro and Carlos we’re excellent guides, my 75 year old father, 12 year old daughter and I all had a great time. Hope to book another trip next year.

Fished March 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 13, 2015

Thanks so much glad you had a great time tight lines and will be waiting for you next year take care my friend

Went fishing on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Very determined crew, hooked 7 Jacks and landed 4. These guys live to fish!

Fished March 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 23, 2015

Thanks so much for your great comment thank you. And hope to see you on are boat in the future


Went fishing on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In reviewing the fishing charter options for the Puerto Vallarta area it was easy to see that Ariel and his Calypso were a sure bet.  Being the only serious fisherman in our group, I only booked the half-day fishing in the bay with a visit to Los Arcos and Las Animas for lunch.  For Capt. Ariel and crewman Carlos being on the water is their passion and it shows.  They take great pride in their boat, their equipment,  and work hard to make sure you are happy.  Ariel was in excellent communication leading up to the trip (I booked it after I was already in the area).  We fished cross the bay, snorkeled with the fish around Los Arcos, and again fished our way to Las Animas for lunch on the beach.  Along the way we encountering sea turtles, rays, dolphins, and whales - and a dozen uncooperative boils of skipjack.  The Calypso is an ideal way to see the area and Ariel and Carlos are very knowledgeable and great hosts having both grown up in the area.  I would recommend these guys to anyone.  Whether you just want to get out on the bay as a mixed group (ages or interests) or are a group of hardcore fishermen.  If you are a serious fisherman, contact Ariel about seasons and trip duration.  Give him some flexibility and he and Carlos will get you into big fish.

Fished January 2015

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Ariel Rosen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thanks so much Adam. Will be. Waiting for you next year take care my friend,if you have anny pics please share.  Or send them to my email i can share them for you