Fishing in Banderas Bay

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Bucerias El Banco Punta de Mita La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Mexico Nuevo Vallarta Puerto Vallarta Punta de Mita Area Sayulita

Banderas Bay offers great fishing throughout the year. Fish are abundant and, depending on the season, there are a variety of species just waiting to be caught! The diversity and quality of fishing near Punta Mita ensures an unforgettable experience with a possible catch of Mahi Mahi, red snapper and other local favorites.

Inshore Fishing in Banderas Bay

Enjoy a half day of inshore fishing within the bay – the perfect option for families who prefer to stay close to land and at the same time experience first-class fishing. Or enjoy deep sea fishing for pros, usually, an all-day activity with departure at 7 or 8 am. Possible catch: tuna, marlin, bass and wahoo amongst others.

After a good day at sea, come home and enjoy a drink while our chef prepares a delicious dish with your fresh catch.

We offer fishing vessels from 25 – 85 feet for 4 and 6-hour excursions.

Pro Kayak Fishing – Inshore

Jump on board and brag to your friends that you tried this one! Highly-specialized, 14 ft kayaks are totally equipped with the capacity for 4 fishing rods and come with a Go Pro, radio, life vest, live bait and a backup panga (local fishing boat) for support.

Ability level: From beginner to expert.
Duration: 4 hours.
Age: Minimum 5 years

Spearfishing

The clear waters of the Bay of Banderas and the rocky promontories around Punta Mita make spearfishing an ideal sport for the area. Take the training course and pit your eye (and lung capacity) against the underwater fish life.

This activity comes with highly-specialized equipment and expert local guides with boat options for:

  • Inshore Spearfishing (up to 9 miles from the shore)
  • Or Offshore Spearfishing (10 to 50 miles)

Duration: Minimum 3 hrs
Age: Minimum 10 yrs

Spearfishing Introductory Course

In shallow water conducted at the St. Regis Bay.

Age: Minimum 10 yrs

Inshore Spearfishing: Catch Mahi Mahi, roosterfish, breams and much, much more. You’ll go out on a 30ft Prosport twin-engine, 150hp catamaran or a 35ft Sportfishing yacht with air-conditioning. (Rates vary according to the boat.)

Duration: 4 hrs
Age: Minimum 10 yrs
Maximum capacity: Up to 6 people

Offshore Spearfishing: Catch tuna, marlin and sailfish

You’ll go out on a 30ft Prosport twin-engine, 150hp catamaran or a 35ft Sportfishing yacht with air-conditioning. (Rates vary according to the boat.)

Duration: 8 hours
Age: Minimum 10 yrs
Maximum capacity: Up to 6 people

All excursions include:  Safety equipment, locally-experienced guides, beverages and the necessary ingredients to prepare an offshore “ceviche”.

The boat is equipped with:  Fishfinder, GPS, radar, tuna tower, outriggers, live bait tank, one cabin, bathroom, grill and 3 Suzuki 300 HP engines.