Captain
Walter Widmer

Member since January 2016

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Background
Captain Walter Widmer is one of the most experienced captains in Cabo San Lucas, and his company is fully certified by Cabo San Lucas' Port Authority. Capt. Walter will always do his the best to give you an unforgettable fishing trip.

Hey, I'm Captain Walter Widmer

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Background
Captain Walter Widmer is one of the most experienced captains in Cabo San Lucas, and his company is fully certified by Cabo San Lucas' Port Authority. Capt. Walter will always do his the best to give you an unforgettable fishing trip.
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My Charter Listings

 
Cabo San Lucas
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US$ 300
 
Cabo San Lucas
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US$ 180

Customer Reviews

3.77 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Naperville, Illinois
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The captain was very nice and our 1st mate was his 11 year old grandson that slept some of the trip.  He was a great kid but he did not do much.  I knew the boat was small but I never expected that it would not have a ship to shore radio.  When exiting the harbor I asked the capt said where his radio & life jackets were but the radio was not there because it was being repaired.  There were white caps and I am an experienced boater but I know you do not go out without a radio and for that reason I was not able to relax.  I actually ended the trip early because the capt started heading further away from shore.  We did catch 3 skip jacks but I was nervous the entire time.

Mark Zdenovec does not recommend Charly Fleet - Super Panga

Fished April 2018

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Maple Ridge, bc
Went fishing on Monday, March 19, 2018

Before I booked, I asked the captain to confirm our departure time, which he did not.  Still, we had used his charter about ten years ago and decided to go ahead and book it.  Still I emailed the captain for him to confirm the time of our charter with no reply.  It just happened that we were able to get off the ship early on the day of and when we we asked for someone to point us the right direction, we were able to find the charly v without too many problems.  The crew were just saying goodbye to their morning charter and were surprized to see us.  They were not expecting us.  They saw our paperwork and made some phone calls and off we went.  We had a great time, but had it been for many coincidences we might not have even taken the charter.  It comes down to the captain not having responded to the many requests for confirmation.  Fortunately it all worked out.  The crew were awesome.

Fished March 2018

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Guadalajara, Jalisco
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Booked our trip online. Had to call and wake up the captain the morning of the trip. They had me down for a half day. I presented my online receipt for a full day and they located another captain. He was good but the mate was terrible. He missed gaffing my first ,quite large, Dorado with the gaff 5 times until the fish broke the line. I should have gaffed it myself. The mate was also extremely slow in setting a baited rig (20 mins) each time.Then half way through the full day trip we began to return to port. I had to get on the phone with the owner in a not so nice discussion to straighten out the trip duration for a second time!! We lost 1 hour of fishing due to this….WTF? DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS GROUP. Their management and mate were worse than bad. The captain deserves to work with a better fleet.

Michael D. Lasota does not recommend Charly Fleet - Super Panga

Fished February 2018

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Went fishing on Friday, August 4, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Captain Armando was great - knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced - we had a great deal of misinformation from Charley fleet regarding what was included - my receipt said that 189 US$ would cover boat, license, live bait, and super panga - it covered NONE of this - just a old crappy panga - had to pay separate for license (16.00 us$ per person) and bait (30.00 US$) - caught very few fish and only unedible jack species

Doug Burkett does not recommend Charly Fleet - Super Panga

Fished June 2017

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Mexico
Went fishing on Sunday, June 4, 2017

The captain and first mate were very nice and professional.  However - the boat was not what I had expected or hoped for.  The cabin and amenities were very old and worn. 
There was not a lot of bench seating inside the cabin nor outside in the back section. 
I asked to see the fish finder - and was shocked to be told it was “broken.”
We trolled four hours and caught ONE 12” mackerel that we did not keep.
The boat had a good stereo speaker so we could listen to music - thank goodness.
For lunch - the ham sandwiches looked OK (but I don’t eat meat).  It would have been nice to have been offered a choice of food - since it was included in our cost.
We were not provided any bottled water (we brought our own) - only cans of beer were found in their cooler.

Merrian Thorpe does not recommend Charly V

Fished June 2017

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I can only describe you as ungrateful, your trip just include chips, those sandwiches & your birthday cake, was not included in the price. At the time you wrote your review , you had neither pay the charter, you cheat me with the payment, which was done 36 hrs. after the fishing trip, and looking for you in many calls, texts and emails until I get your place !!!

Mexico
Van Nuys, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The information we received from Fishing Booker when booking this trip was that they would provide drinks, snacks, a fishing license and live bait. We paid extra for all of these. They did give us water which was nice. See confirmation that I uploaded. We would have prepared better for the trip for food and drinks if we would have known it was not provided. Also the live bait consisted of three live fish and two dead ones. We paid an extra $25 for the three live fish. The fishing license was supposed to be $16.00 and he charged us $32.00. Seed upload for the details we received when we booked about food and bait and fishing license.  :( Mindy

Melinda Walker does not recommend Charly V

Fished May 2017

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Canada
Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

Great trip with lots of fish plus a bonus whale ... would do it again
Thanks Guillermo

Fished April 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Booked 2 full days fishing asked for transfer from hotel and was told no problem
We were picked up at 6am on 8th Feb fishing trip was good although we did not catch any fish once taken back to the dock walter then told us he could not transfer us back to hotel
We had to get a cab/bus ,we also had to pay 9000 pesos which was more than we agreed with fishing booker we payed deposit for 2 trips but he
Did also not turn up for 2nd trip so we only went once

Alan Pepper does not recommend Charly Fleet - Super Panga

Fished February 2017

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sorry Alan about your incomplete description, the picked up was just a courtesy, (do not included) don’t forget to tell you stay in San Jose del Cabo, not in Cabo San Lucas (where the marina is), it is 1 hr trip from san Lucas to san José, you also forget to said that we agreed to do your trips in a 34 ft boat, not in a panga which you originally get in fishing booker. you decide to not do next trip once I explain you picked up and return you at your hotel means 4 hr. driving!, so you pay $9,000 pesos $450 us for a 8 hrs trip, including living bait and 2 fishing licenses for .a week. I have the emails within us with all these agreements.

Yuba City, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trip was excellent weather did not cooperate which made catching fish difficult but it wasn’t because of lack of effort or the equipment as it was all in excellent shape

Fished November 2016

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

First off the person who took us fishing was excellent. We caught lots of fish and really enjoyed our trip. Now to the important part for anyone signing up for this trip. The $36 dollars you paid goes to the booking company and does not count towards your fishing trip.  For this you need to have Pesos or US dollars or a visa or mastercard that works in Mexico. I brought and American express. That card works in very few places. The captain said he would expect Paypal or cash only. Since it was 6.30am luckily we had enough US cash and Pesos to afford the license. $13 US dollars each and the $20 for live bait. Unfortunately that took all our cash for the rest of the trip, leaving us scrambling to get our US credit cards to work and looking for nay place that took american express to eat. The owner “Walter” who does speak english was kind enough to buys us some food for the trip. .

Fished November 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Just didn’t even have a bite! Crew did not seem too interested. Seemed inexperienced and did not communicate well as to what was going on. Did not change anything. Just kept going back and forth over the same area. Maybe it was just a bad day. They were nice enough people, just not good fishing.
First time ever shut out in a dozen trips and October is one of the best months!

Jim Canning does not recommend Charly V

Fished October 2016

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Sandy, Utah
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This was a great value for the price. There were a number of items that were originally said to be included but we were charged for. Walter then confirmed that they were included and left the overpaid money at my hotel. Couldnt have asked for better service! Also, our boat driver took us through the arches on the way out and that was beautiful and saved us another trip and $ to get out there.

As far as fishing we didnt catch anything big. We had fun reeling in the bonita and skipjacks that we ended up using as bait. We did see 2 Makos, a thresher, hammerhead and bull shark that were activley stealing our lines. We saw one blue but were not able to entice it.

Bring your own lunch unless you want to pay $15usd for 3 small homemade sandwiches, a couple bags of chips, and a piece of fruit.

There were plenty of beers and water for the price.

We bought bait for $20 (not included) but we spent the first hour trolling for bait with plastics. This was fun catching/reeling. Not a bad 5 hours for $200 total for 2 people.

Fished August 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Not so great. Only beer. 2 small bags of chips….. didn’t catch anything. Wouldn’t have been so bad but stereo was broke. Silence for 5 hrs.

Tabitha Rose does not recommend Charly V

Fished July 2016

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Monterrey, Nuevo León
Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Además de la famosa pesca del Marlyn, también se puede disfrutar de un paseo en alta mar, para apreciar la bonita puesta del sol. visitar la piedra de lobos marinos, la emblemática ventana del cruce de corrientes, el pedregal, la playa del amor. Muchas gracias al capitán Walter que nos planteó la sugerencia de un paseo diferente. Contratamos servicio de Botanitas y bebidas, para el paseo. De verdad muy recomendable.

Fished July 2016

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gracias Angelica, yo tambien disfrute mucho ese paseo, para ser sincero, disfruto mas como tu, el solo hecho de estar en el mar y disfrutar sus maravillas sin pescar.

Mexico
Went fishing on Monday, May 9, 2016

Top notch crew and perfect experience! I have heard a lot about Cabo fishing and these guys didn’t disappoint! Even caught some fish! I highly recommend these guys! Thanks Walter.

Fished May 2016

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Nashville, Tennessee
Went fishing on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Boarded the boat and headed out, captain and deck mate were awesome. Very helpful and great crew personalities made the trip that much better. They were friendly and very helpful and pointed out the many sites such as whales, dolphins and stingrays and even brought us close to the action. This made me a sold person on future bookings with Charley 5 and crew, can’t wait until next Cabo trip..

Fished November 2015

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks John, we get a lot of fun, hope on your next visit in Cabo you catch a big blue Marlin, not a sea lion !

Nashville, Tennessee
Went fishing on Monday, March 7, 2016

Had an awesome time on the water with them. Very professional crew and the boat is well equipped. This was not the first time I’ve hired the Charly V and it won’t be my last either. As a matter of fact, I’m going again next week. I highly recommend this charter to everyone.

Fished March 2016

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks Ted, sure this week were gone a catch some tunas for taste sashimi.

Mexico, The Federal District
Went fishing on Monday, January 18, 2016

The fishing trip is one of the best activities in Cabos. Captain Widmer is a very experienced sailor and honest person. He knew the exact points to find big fish!!! Enjoy the trip!

Fished January 2016

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Walter Widmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks Sergio, was so fun to get you on board, hope to see you soon.

Mexico
Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

Walter and Olivio were outstanding guides. Walter and Olivio were very gracious Walter even went out of his way to pick us up at the hotel. I. Would defiantly recommend Walter and his crews. Thanks again

Fished May 2016

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