Captain
Gabriel Alcaraz

Member since November 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Background
I spent all my life on the beach.
Techniques
Trolling live bait and lures for Mahi and Sails, looking for the trash lines, logs etc. Fishing is 50% good luck and 50% passion. We have good luck - we're just expecting your passion!

Hey, I'm Captain Gabriel Alcaraz

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Background
I spent all my life on the beach.
Techniques
Trolling live bait and lures for Mahi and Sails, looking for the trash lines, logs etc. Fishing is 50% good luck and 50% passion. We have good luck - we're just expecting your passion!

My Charter Listings

Puerto Vallarta
trips from
US$ 240

Fishing Reports

Mahi Mahi Fishmas

December 12, 2014

Happy day outside of Punta de Mita. Ocean was calm as lake. Read Full Report →


Mahi Mahi in Quimixto

January 31, 2015

Greate day with Mahi and Jack Crevelle on the live Googleeye Read Full Report →


Fishing by Los Arcos Puerto Vallarta

March 09, 2015

Great couple of days by Los Arcos catching Spanish macrele, grouper, and jacks, also Mahi are around! Read Full Report →


Fishing for Mahi Mahi

November 23, 2015

Trolling with live bait with Wane, catch 6 Mahi Mahi today! Photos of my happy customers say more than words! Read Full Report →


Howard Kesten Mahi Mahi

December 29, 2015

Greate day for Mahi with live and dead google eye bait! Mahi are not far from the shore. We have good luck, we just need your patience ! Read Full Report →


Mahi With Paciencia y La Buena Suerte

January 03, 2016

Fishing is 50% of patience and 50% of good luck, we have the good luck, we just need your patience... Read Full Report →


Roosters Day

June 10, 2016

Good action with Roosterfish on live Google eye! Lots of Skips too. Sailfish are in the Bay and Mahi Mahi are coming soon! Read Full Report →


Another Rooster fish day!

June 17, 2016

Grate action with Rooster fish on live Googleeye bait! Sailfish was around too! Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Great trip!

November 22, 2016

Greate action with Fishingbooker.com Customer Hoi Lun Gorlon Ko, close to the shore! One Mahi Mahi and one Sailfish on board and Marlin was behind the lures also, but did not bite! Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Jack Crevalle with George Molina

January 10, 2017

Jacks are biting on live Google Eye bait. Good action early in the morning! Let's go fishing my friends! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 42 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, January 13, 2017

Although we did not catch any fish, this trip was great. We came at a really bad time for fishing which is why we did not catch fish ( we went out on a charter two days prior with the same results). It was a mixture of a full moon and the water being too warm. Bad timing.

However, Nicholas was great captain. Very knowledgeable about not only the fishing in the area, but the history of the area as well. We have done many guided trips down here and he was one of my favorite captains. Great service and would recommend to anyone.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Gabriel and first mate were the best we went and caught are bait and then took off for great fishing. Roosters first then mackerel. So there were boats around us and we were the only boat catching Gabriel talks to the other capts. and pick excellent spots.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It was a great experience. We caught two fish in three hours. Niko and his partner are really nice and helpful. The boat is super clean and New. Must come back with them.

Fished November 2016

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 24, 2016


Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Capt tried hard for fish, but a week long swell put bite off. Very enjoyable trip, knowledgable capt.  This was a half day fishing and snorkeling trip.  Diving Los Argos rocks. Beautiful day on the water in Puerto Vallarta.  Early/on time 7am,  and ready to fish. Nice sunrise.
Diver Jeff
San Jose, Ca

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 7, 2016

I would not recommend this charter for 1 reason, the captain did not know how to tie a hook! Boat & equipment was good, we didn’t have Gabriel as our captain, I believe his name was Nikolai, very nice, friendly person. So.. close to the end of my trip we hooked a very large Jack Crevalle, got the fish to the boat to have the knot slip out, the captain tied a new hook, secured it to the gunnel to pull the knot tight and it slipped out as well, losing the hook over the side of the boat! Being a experienced fisherman I found it humorous but definitely not impressive! If this would have happened earlier in the trip I would have tied my own hook. The 6 hr. trip ended up costing $500 cnd.

Edward Sware does not recommend Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Fished November 2016

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Went fishing on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The fishing was great and the guides made it fun. Wish we would have booked several days with them. Next year for sure!!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Even though we had a pretty dead day. Our Guide Worked his butt off to make sure we caught something. the last 20 minutes we caught 5 fish. Great experience over all!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, October 7, 2016

We didn’t catch anything but it looked like no one else around us did either

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, October 10, 2016

Gabriel and Nikolai met us exactly at 7am ready to fish. We boarded and had our first bite within the first hour. They transitioned from top water, deep water and jigging as the bite changed. They kept in contact with their other boats to help keep us on the fish. We caught 7-8 fish and had several more bites that got away. We saved $120 booking through fishingbooker.com.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gabriel and Nicolas where very knowledgeable about fishing and about the history of the area. The boat was very clean, the equipment was excellent and the fishing was great.  A perfect day on the water and we caught 3 nice size fish and had many bites.  This will be the boat I take my family fishing on when we return to Puerto Vallarta.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gabriel was a really cool guy who knows a TON about fishing in Puerto Vallarta.  Our only complaint was only being able to book a 4 hour time slot (our time restriction, not his).  Wish we could have done 8 hours for some bigger game.  Still, the first hour or so we hardly got a bite and Gabriel suggested we try some other tactics and boom, the fish started hitting like crazy.  We caught 10 and lost 3 on top of that.  When we caught our fill we went to the water caves and did a bit of snorkeling.  To finish up, Gabriel knows the owners of a restaurant right by the pier and they grilled up the fish for lunch.  Seriously, I don’t know how that place makes any money.  They grilled up 4 plates of fish, two rounds of margaritas for 3 people, and chips with salsa and guacamole for $28.  That was a steal and delicious.  Fishing with Gabriel was well worth the price and the highlight of our Mexican Riviera Cruise.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gabriel was out early on the pier to meet us. Took us fishing as sun came up before it was crowded on the water.  Very knowledgable and makes sure you are having fun and the kind of day you want.  He was always aware of where the fish are moving around him, and if he sees Dolphins, sea turtles, or manta rays (which we did) he takes you close to see them.  Also he took us to snorkel as we asked.  He took us before the busy tour boats brought the crowds.  Book him and just tell him your expectations of what you want to do and he won’t let you down! Caught I believe 8 fish.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Started off slow , but captain found us the fish and it was awesome.  Will book again with Tres Estrella’s ...

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Awesome fishing and tour of the Bahia de Bandaris.  This guy knows how to catch fish!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

The boat captain was very knowledgeable regarding fishing, Puerto vallarta, and all animal life, and spoke English very well. We caught a few tuna on our trip. I would highly recommend this trip im an avid fisher and enjoyed it. Also it was a great price!! 5 stars

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We really enjoyed our fishing trip. Gabriel and Nikolus were super. We caught 6 nice Spanish Mackerel. At the end of our trip they took us on a nice sight seeing trip around the caves. When we returned, Gabriel cleaned our fish and Nikolus took us to a restaurant near the pier and had them prepare our fish for lunch. Catch it one hour and eat it the next. Delicious!!! They made some ceviche and then grilled some of the fish. I highly recommend the Super Panga team.

Dan Wallace
5/25/16

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gabriel did an amazing job getting us onto fish right away.  I especially liked how he got us onto several different species that were biting.  He is an experienced fisherman with exceptional knowledge of the local fisheries.  Very welcoming and personable as well.  Will definitely book again with Gabriel.  Thanks for a great day.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 1, 2016

This was a great first Vallarta fishing charter!  Captain Gabriel was great and although May isn’t a good time of the year for the monster fish (Mahi Mahi, Blue and Striped Marlin) I was hoping for, we caught many various types of fish starting about 30 minutes from leaving the doc.

It was only me on a half day charter so shortly after noon I was back at the Villa Del Palmer resort where I had the on site restaurant chef cook up something special with one of the bigger fish Gabriel clean and filleted for me.

I chose Gabriel’s charter after reading all his good review recommendations and I was not disappointed.

I will definitely be booking another charter with him on my next visit…  In prime Mahi and Marlin season.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 22, 2016

Capt. Gabriel allowed my girlfriend and I to spend a day on the water our way. Early morning fishing for me in the morning, with some success I might add! Two decent jack cravelles. Tough little buggers! Then my girlfriends turn. Shrimp and lobster lunch in Yelapa. Quick and delicious. Next, horseback to cool waterfall in Animas. I’m totally allergic to horses my sacrifice was worth the experience however , and Amber was stoked. On the way back we spent a few minutes feeding bread to some amazing queen angelfish ( I think) around a protected bird sanctuary in Los Arcos amidst rock island pinnacles sticking out of the ocean with carved arches cut right through them over several thousand years. Finally heading back after a fun filled relaxing day, mayhem hit when we spotted birds collecting and smashing bait balls in the distance, Skipjack tuna attacking the bait balls in every direction, foamers right next to the boat. All the 5 to 8 pounders you wanted. Nice way to end the day! Oh and did I mention we saw dolphins several times, 2 turtles, and a whale!  Thanks Gabriel!
  See you again in the future, perhaps on a bigger grade tuna offshore next time! Peace.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, March 25, 2016

We went as a family and Gabriel and Enrique were so accommodating! They went to all the fishing areas, and spoke to other boats as well, unfortunately no fish were caught by us or anyone that we came across. It just wasn’t meant to be for that day, but it was excellent anyway. My daughter had 3 bites, and husband was just happy being on a boat ‘trying to catch’, we all enjoyed Gabriel’s knowledge of the area and sharing information with us. I unfortunately became sea sick, and immediately they took me to a safe, wonderful little beach where I could get my land legs back, and my family could continue fishing. After a couple of hours they came back for me and we had lunch and then even though not much time was left, they fulfilled our request to go to the waterfalls on horseback. We came back to the marina late, but Gabriel was very gracious and said no worries, you are on vacation you should have fun! The entire day was a success by all of our standards- and we are hard to please….you can tell they take pride in what they do, they continued to keep the boat clean, they were friendly and kind and you could just feel the passion for what they do. I would recommend them to everyone I know!!! My husband wants to come back during a busier fishing season to try again but ONLY if he can be with Gabriel and his boat!.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We had such a blast and Gabriel did everything possible to make sure we got a fish! He is a good teacher and he is fun to hang with!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 20, 2016

A great morning on the water. The crew was polite and friendly and we had a great time spotting dolphins and watching for the birds that indicate the schools of fish are at the surface. Lots of hot casting action to leaping schools of tuna, then chasing them to a new location to cast again. They were being fussy until the very last hour, when we landed 3 30 pound Jack Cravalle in 25 minutes. Fun trip, we’ll go again.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, February 12, 2016

Gabriel was very experienced angler.  I would do it again .

Fished February 2016

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thank you for choosing Tres Estrellas!

Went fishing on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gabriel worked his butt off for us,very knowledgeable.I had an awesome trip

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, January 15, 2016

Left the pier on time, got to fishing grounds in about 15-30 minutes. Didn’t catch any fish and other boats were in the same position, it happens sometime however, a bad day fishing is always better than a good day at work. Thanks y’all I still enjoyed the trip

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gabriel was a great host. We left at 7 AM promptly. We arrived at our fishing site in about 30 minutes. Within 2 hours we had caught our bait for the morning as well as two nice size Mahi Mahi. I would highly recommend Super Panga Tres Estrellas to any small group. We would definitely fish with them again.We seemed to be the only boat that morning that was catching fish.

Fished December 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thank you Howard! It was greate day! Looking forward to go fishing with you again any time!

Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

The first thing our captain said when we boarded the boat was that fishing was poor because of El Nino. But effort and skill can change your luck too: the captain failed to changed/switched the bait or lures in six hours and played music very loudly (which the fish can sense and we could have done without).  Other boats were successful for Mahi-Mahi and Marlin that day, but after fishing for six hour we didn’t get a bite.  Be prepared to have an expensive tour of Banderas Bay.

Kevin Schurman does not recommend Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It was very easy to book and meet up with Gabriel at the pier. He was so friendly and tried really hard to help us catch a fish! They just weren’t biting our day. It was so gorgeous to cruise around the bay. He also took us snorkeling and knew when to wait till the larger boats had left so we would have more space to see the fish. Fabulous snorkeling! Some of the equipment was pretty old (a flipper broke, etc.) but overall it was alright and we had a great time with the fish! We did not really like that the beach we went to was designed to have us buy lunch at a certain restaurant - but we’ve learned that’s how tourist experiences are in Mexico. We had packed our own lunch and the restaurant still let us sit at their tables so that was nice.

Fished December 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thank you Alyssa for your comment,new already purchased new snorkeling equipment for everyone on board!

Went fishing on Monday, December 14, 2015

14 Dec 2015. Four of us went out on an 8 hour trip w Gabriel. Altho we hoped to go farther and deeper, Gabriel recommended we stay along the “tide line” in the bay, as conditions were (based on his experience and a charter the day prior) probably quite rough for a 27 foot open boat. Most likely a good decision! We departed at 7AM and caught 2 decent Mahi-Mahi by 1030. We had a couple big hits later on, but were unable to get them in before broken lines (one tangled reel and another run over by a near-by boat!) Gabriel is a great Captain and loves to fish—I think he said he’d been out 240 times this year alone! At one point we had 7-8 lines on the water. Marina Peines is easy to find and depart from. When using the FishingBooker site, remember that the remainder of the payment is due in cash after returning - it is NOT charged on your card (only the downpayment is!) All in All—a good day on the water. Thanks Gabriel !

Fished December 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thank you John,
It will be my pleasure to go fishing with you again!
Gabriel

Went fishing on Monday, November 23, 2015

I brought my family to PV for the Thanksging holiday, and my two boys wanted to fish with their Dad. I chose Super Panga Tres Estrellas because of its rating on the Internet and its many great reviews. We were not disappointed. Gabriel and Nikolai were professional, highly competent and very knowledgable, both about fishing and the local history. We would have been very satisfied even if we did not call catch fish but we were able to bring in 6 Mahi Mahi and a tuna. I give this boat my highest rating.

By the way, we took a snorkeling trip two,days later with this same group to Las Arcos. We received the same high level of service and had an equally great day experience.

Fished November 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you very much! It was our pleasure to serve you!
Looking forward to go fishing again with your beautiful family!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Captain Gabriel, and Nicolas were great. Personable, professional and helpful to us armature fishermen. Moved the boat to where the fish were. Great time, great fun, great ship and crew. Great day on a great bay.
Will go again.
Thanks to all, Joe

Fished August 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thank you wery much, we are looking forward to fish with you again.

Muy Buen Dia
Saludos,
Gabriel, Nicolas


Went fishing on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Due to the fact I couldn’t reach this guy by his mobile, an got no reply to my email, our day started off chaotic !
I went to meet the boat at Los Muertos at 7 am , not there !
Luckily for me, another panga operator, got hold of the owner, and I was told that the reservation was for 8am, at the marina !
At this point I was very pissed off!
Anyway, the boat came to me eventually, at our original rendezvous point, about 45 minutes late !
The boat captain, Nicholas, was a very interesting an friendly guy and certainly knew some rigging and fishing tricks. He got us underway as soon as we met.
But, we only hooked up to one rooster fish , which un hooked just off the back of the boat, an only had two other bites !
I wasn’t too impressed, as this location , was supposed to be full of fish and other boats boated several good fish.
Nicholas did show me an area full of tropical fish, which was a brief an very interesting fishing interlude.
If we had boated some fish at least, I would have been at lot happier customer ! !
I will admit the captain tried to get me hooked up, but as soon as my 4hrs was up, we were back to port !
I booked this panga because of its rating ! ! 
Felt he just wanted my money !!
Not impressed !!

Ryan Jolley does not recommend Super Panga Tres Estrellas

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, July 27, 2015

Had a great day - booked online - easy to find - & crew was great ! Interesting history of the area and a variety of fishing - obviously they were VERY interested in making sure we caught some fish !

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, July 6, 2015

A big thanks to Gabriel and Nicholi.  We all had a blast!  Thanks for the information and history lesson while we trolled for fish.  The snorkeling was incredible!  That Sunfish we fought for 45 minutes made the trip!  I would recommend this group to everyone!  Best of luck guys!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 21, 2015

My wife, grandson and I took a half day trip in Banderas Bay.  The trip was an eighth birthday present for our grandson.  Twenty minutes into the trip he caught his first fish.  Our captain, Nickolai was excellent in helping our grandson catch and release another 18 fish.  In addition, Nickolai took us to see Los Arcos marine park where we saw numerous types of tropical fish - a pleasant added bonus to our trip.  We found Nickolai to be sociable, very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the types of fish we could catch and in general a great person to be on the water with. We recommend him highly

Fished June 2015

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Saludos al pequeño Pescador!
I am busy fishing! Mahi Mahi start biting!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best captain yet. Spoke good English and knew what he was doing. We caught 25 bonitos and missed at least that many strikes. Fish are not great to eat but fun to catch. Highly recommend him.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, December 26, 2014

Had a nice 4hr trip with Gabriel and the Tres Estrelles. We caught 2 nice mahi mahi and Gabriel worked hard to make sure we had a good time. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fishing trip or snorkeling in the puerto vallarta area.

Fished December 2014

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Gabriel Alcaraz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 9, 2015

Looking forward to serve you next year!
Merry Fishmas!


Went fishing on Thursday, October 9, 2014

We had a great day fishing, although we did not catch anything, the captain (Gabriel) tried so very hard to get us on the fish,
But it was not our day. Would recommend this trip to anyone

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We had a really great time on our fishing excursion.  The captains were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the history of PV and surrounding areas.  The fish were not biting the day we went out, but they tried everything to chase some down for us. They were awesome and we enjoyed ourselves immensely!  Would definitely sign up again!!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 11, 2014

We booked our trip with FishingBooker.com.

They gave us choices of a number of fishing companies.

We were traveling with our 5, 12, and 15 year old kids. We wanted to fish, but also chose to add snorkeling and lunch on the beach to our trip. The contact from the booking agency and from the captain were great.

We were confident heading to our fishing excursion that we would have a good time. Our 5 year old is gluten free-which makes us nervous traveling for the day. Nikauli and Gabriel ensured that my daughter had food and drinks for the day on the boat.

Nikauli was very knowledgeable about the waters.

We fished and reeled in a number of fish..and more fish…and more fish. They took us to Los Arcos to snorkel. Gabriel went diving to bring up sea urchin and starfish for us to look at first hand.

Nikauli took us around and showed us the birds and heron and ducks. En route to Las Animas for lunch, we encountered a pod of 3 whales and stopped to watch them. Lunch was magnificent. We headed back fishing the entire way.

We thank them for customizing our trip and making it special for our family. I would recommend them absolutely. Thank you for the wonderful day! We will be back.

Fished January 2014

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