Before Mexico’s coastlines became host to some of the top tourist havens in the world, they were renowned not for pirate ship cruises and luxury hotels, but for subsistence fishing. With over 9,000 kilometers of coastline it is no surprise that Mexico remains a fishing enthusiast’s heaven. The quaint fishing villages that lace the coast continue to attract hordes of international fishermen and women to take to Mexican waters. Puerto Vallarta is no exception. 50 years ago Puerto Vallarta was a sleepy little fishing village. These days subsistence fishing has given way to sports fishing, fishing tours, and fishing tournaments.

Fishing tours in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is located on the shores of Mexico’s largest natural bay, and truly constitutes a fisherman’s dream; there are over 500 species of fish to be found in Banderas Bay alone and fishing tours in Puerto Vallarta are available year round. Sports fishing tours take to the water every single day in Puerto Vallarta, very often bringing back impressive catches. The most sought after catches in these waters include Red Snapper, Dorado, Roosterfish and Giant Tuna fish – these species can be found all year round. This area is also known for fishing Marlin and Sailfish; in fact the presence of these fish species have made Puerto Vallarta a renowned fishing destination. Fishing enthusiasts take to the waters for tournaments regularly throughout the year, too.

Garza Blanca Fishing Tours

Garza Blanca Fishing Tours

The Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa has a tour agency on site which specializes in orientating hotel guests as to the best fishing tours in Puerto Vallarta; tour agents provide information on all the tours that can be found in the area. Hotel guests can take advantage of the many spectacular fishing tours that are available. These include private charters or shared fishing parties on a 36-foot boat. Each tour includes a supply of live bait, hooks, the use of a top of the line fishing rods, GPS and Fish Finder, and of course the company of a bilingual captain and sailor. No catch is guaranteed, of course, but the teeming waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta certainly give you a very good chance!

Aside from the many tours offered by the tour agency on the resort grounds, there are a large and varied number of reputable companies offering daily fishing tours in Puerto Vallarta. We’d recommend Mike’s Fishing Charters and Tours, Master Baiter’s Sport Fishing and Tackle, and Charlys Sailing and Sport fishing to head out with an experienced Skipper. These Captains will give you the best possible chance of landing a great catch.

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