Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON THE TRIP?
A: You can find a recommended list of items to bring along on our
Q: DOES THE CREW SPEAK ENGLISH?
A: At least one member of your crew will speak English as
will our representative who will meet you on the day of the trip and
explain the trip to you and answer any questions you have. Our
customer service is 100% English-speaking. You'll never have to worry about calling with a question
and getting someone who doesn't speak English well with us.
Q: WHY ARE THE TRIPS TO EL MORRO AND CORBETENA
A: These locations are well outside of Banderas Bay (about 35 miles
or so), and so take longer to get to. This is also why there are
no shorter trips for these locations available. These are the
trophy fishing locations, though - so it's well worth it. See
our Fishing Destinations
page for details.
Q: DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE? DO YOU ACCEPT
A: Yes. You need to pay in advance because we have to pay in advance.
When we reserve the spot, it means we can't rent that spot to anyone
else. That's one way we're able to offer such incredible rates.
We accept all major credit cards through our secure web terminal as
well as over the phone.
All transactions are processed using 128-bit SSL Encryption to offer
you the highest level of security. We don't accept cash or checks
because we're looking out for you. Credit Cards offer fraud protection for you, so you will feel more secure with your
purchase, and we'll end up with happy customers.
Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ON A BOAT?
A: All our boats take six fishermen except our 36' Luhrs
Convertible which takes 8 people, and our 46' yacht which takes up
to 12 people. Additional passengers
are accepted on a case by case basis. Please call us
toll-free at 1-866-217-9704 to see if this may be possible for your
Q: CAN I KEEP THE FISH THAT I CATCH?
A: Yes, or you can catch and release. If you want to keep
the fish, the crew will help you clean it and fillet it for no extra
charge. However, please remember that in Mexican culture,
it is a faux pas, if not a crime, to sell your fish, or take more than
you can obviously eat and give away immediately. It is customary
for the crew to keep the leftovers and take it home or sell it as part
of their wages.
Q: I WANT TO DO MORE THAN JUST FISH THIS VACATION
- CAN YOU HELP ME?
A: Certainly! We offer every tour in town for a discounted
price. We'll even act as your concierge, and give you information about the
area, as well as give you all the inside scoop on the town and activities
here. You can contact us anytime,
or you can browse our discounted activities and tours at
Puerto Vallarta Tours.
Q: CAN I FISH FOR A CERTAIN KIND OF FISH?
A: You bet! We'll help you target your prize species. Of course,
it will depend on the season and your chosen fishing site which species
are the best for that time and area. Take a look at our new
Fishing Calendar to see what
is likely during your trip.
Q: DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET MY FISH?
A: This is always included free of charge.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO FISH FOR...?
A: Check out our Fishing Calendar
Q: ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS?
A: The ONLY costs you'll incur on this trip are the charter
fee, your lunch (if you choose to order one - you are
welcome to bring your own), beer (or you are welcome to bring your own),
the port fee, and a tip for the crew. There are no cleaning or filleting fees,
or other charges.
Q: DO YOU GUARANTEE A CATCH?
A: While we can't guarantee that you'll catch a fish, it is not
common for a fisherman to go home empty-handed. Just remember,
if you always caught something it wouldn't be called fishing, it
would be called catching.
Q: CAN I TAKE FISH BACK WITH ME TO THE UNITED
A: Yes, as long as it's well-frozen and in a leak-proof
container. The amount you can bring back will be subject to
the airline restrictions - check with your airline for complete
baggage information to see how much it will cost you to bring it
back with you. If you are on a cruise ship, contact the ship
directly to see if they allow fish on board (most don't but it can't
hurt to ask).
For more information about the customs rules
regarding seafood imports into the U.S., click
here. Make sure also to check the FDA
Import Alerts List to be sure your fish isn't on there - if it
is, you won't be allowed to bring it in. We pack it in ice for you like you'd get at a
supermarket, but we don't provide packing and shipping services.
There is a Wal-Mart near the marina where you can buy coolers, ice,
and packing tape. Ask your hotel about using their freezer
If you're bringing frozen fish back with you, you'll want to contact
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
1-888-723-3366 if you have any additional questions.
If you're bringing a stuffed and mounted fish back with you, check
U.S. Department of Fish and
Wildlife at (703) 358-2104 and your airline to make sure you are
fully informed of all regulations regarding, cost, duties, and
Q: WHAT IS YOUR BAD WEATHER POLICY?
A: If on the day you're scheduled to go out, the sea is too rough
and the boat can't go out, you can reschedule your trip free of charge.
If you want to apply your money toward alternate activities, we can
arrange that for you. If you just want to cancel outright, that is okay
too. We will never penalize you for things you can't control.
However, rain is a fact of life in the tropics. If the port is open,
we will still go out - rain or shine. Don't worry - it's a warm
rain. In the summer it feels good!
Please refer to our Terms and
Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
A: We‘re happy to assist you with your cancellation up until 7
days before the trip with only a small 5% processing to help cover
the credit card fees and other costs we incur to process these
requests. Cancellations within 7 days are non-refundable. Boats 37
feet and larger are non-refundable within 30 days of your trip.
we‘ll be happy to assist you with your cancellation up until 30 days
before the trip with only a small 5% processing fee to help cover
the credit card fees and other costs we incur to process these
requests. Please refer to our Terms and
Q: WHAT TRIP SHOULD I TAKE FOR THE BEST FISHING?
A: See our Fishing Destinations
page for information on the fishing sites.
If you have any questions we haven't answered, or
you just want to talk about Puerto Vallarta in general, please feel
free to contact us 24 hours a day.