Prior to Mexico becoming one of the top tourist locations worldwide, it was well known everywhere for its unmatched fishing tour opportunities. All along its 9,000 kilometers length of coastline the country was once inundated with countless charming fishing villages filled with numerous fishermen taking to the waters at a variety of coastal locations for the best fishing to be had in the country. Puerto Vallarta was one of these locations. Over 50 years ago, this highly celebrated vacation destination was just a small quiet fishing village. At present, the subsistence fishing has been replaced by fishing tournaments and sport fishing excursions.
Banderas Bay Fishing Tours
Banderas Bay, Mexico’s largest bay is where Puerto Vallarta is situated. The bay is home to over 500 species of fish and sport fishing excursions head out daily with fishermen hoping to take advantage of the amazing year-round fishing that is available both in and out of the bay. 14 of the most sought after species of fish can be caught in the bay. Plenty of Red Snapper, Dorado, Roosterfish and Giant Tuna, in generous sizes can tempt the anglers all year long. Two species that have made Puerto Vallarta a celebrated fishing location are the Marlin and Sailfish. Various Sport Fishing competitions are organized throughout the year to catch these specimen fish.
Fishing Tour Agencies
To enable members and hotel guests to enjoy the vast number of tours that can be had, many tour agencies have been set up in the region. Magnificent fishing excursions are available and if you fancy a private tour on a 36-foot charter or a Shared Fishing Party, these can be arranged easily. All equipment, live bait, hooks and top line fishing rods are supplied by the tour operator. Each tour comes with its own bilingual captain and sailor, GPS and Fish Finder. The abundant waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, may not guarantee you catch your fish of a lifetime, but you will have an amazing experience that you will never forget trying to do so.
Various companies have been set up in Puerto Vallarta to deal with the daily fishing tours. Mike’s Fishing Charters and Tours, Master Baiter’s Sport Fishing and Tackle, and Charly’s Sailing and Sport Fishing, each with an experience captain are at your service for you to enjoy an unbelievable fishing occasion.