Punta de Mita, a charming, unspoiled area at the Northern tip of Bahia de Banderas is one of Mexico’s best fishing grounds. With very large game action all year round, there is never a bad time to fish because of its warm, clear waters.
The local coast, banks, and islands are full of sea life including big game fish such as Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Sail fish, Rooster fish, Mahi Mahi, Sierra, Pargo, among many others. Between June and December is the best time to catch Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, and Blue and Black Marlin. Yearly, 300+ pound yellow fin tuna, 300+ pound marlin, among many other big fish, are caught here, in Mita. The best fishing and diving sites are 30 nautical miles closer to Punta de Mita than to Puerto Vallarta, which is about 45 minutes away. With it’s majestic beaches and relaxed attitude, this quant fishing village is a world class destination for all ages!
As an example, one of the islands near Punta de Mita that is great for fishing or other sea-related activities is Roca Corbetena, surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. This is a world-class fishing and diving site with caves, arches and steep walls you can explore. The most known are the Marietas Islands, a wildlife sanctuary home to several endangered bird species, and different caves and tunnels you can dive through, but these are not the best for fishing by any means.
Punta de Mita offers different options or companies that organize fishing trips, for both individual and group trips. One of these companies is Ocean Adventure Charters, which is owned by Fernando, also known as “Peecha”, and it offers full day sport fishing charters on his Center Console “The Manana 2”. He offers these trips in his panga set-up for comfort for one to four persons, and it counts with T-top for protection from the sun. The boat is equipped with modern electronics, including GPS, SONAR (fish finder), and VHF radio. The boat captain understands and speak both, English and Spanish, allowing for a nice evening for both, locals and foreign tourists. Full day charters with Peecha include authentic homemade Mexican lunch, bottled water, soft drinks, and beer. If you are interested in booking a charter with Ocean Adventures you can call 1(760) 594-6934, or visit their webpage http://oceanadventurecharters.com/pages/booking.php.
Another option is Punta Mita Charters, a company that has been active for 19 years. They offer different activities besides fishing, such as Whales Watching, Scuba Dive, snorkeling, surfing, and excursions, all of which are held along Bandera’s Bay. Punta Mita Charters counts with expert guides that offer the best of services to make your experience an unforgettable one. One of the trips they offer lasts a minimum of four hours and is for groups of up to four persons. The boat is 24 feet and has 1 motor. This trip costs $60 USD per hour. The second option also lasts a minimum of four hours and is for groups of up to four people, but the boat is now from 27-28 feet and has 2 motors. These last trip is $80 USD per hour. Lastly they offer an all-day trip for group of up to four persons, and it can be either in Banco or Corvateña, where you can fish Yellow Fin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish & Mahi Mahi, for $700 USD (all day).
Y-Knot Fishing and Tours specializes in big game fishing and whale watching. They have well-maintained boats and comply with rigorous inspections to ensure the quality that every fishing enthusiasts deserves on their chartered trip. The crew at Y-Knot are all bilingual, and Punta Mita locals, which means they know the area and will be able to help you in any way you need. Since there is no substitute for experience when it comes to fishing, Elme Aguayo and his team are all professional fishers that will make you want to come back. You can also try Tours by Rudi. Rudi is a local fisherman who is not only multi-lingual, but has an ample knowledge of the area as far as sea life is concerned, as well as knowledge on birds and local gossip. Another company you can contact for your trip is Punta Fishing Charters, who specialize in offshore big game, inshore, and spear fishing expeditions, giving you the chance to experience an unforgettable fishing trip in Punta Mita. However, Punta Fishing Charters does not limit itself to fishing, as it also offers other kind of activities, such as spearfishing, surf tours, rentals and lessons, kayak rentals, whale watching, snorkeling, day trips to Yelapa, private yoga classes, horseback, mountain biking, among other activities.
As you can see, Punta de Mita offers not only beautiful beaches you can relax on, but also a lot of activities you can enjoy while on vacation. Thanks to its geographical location and climate, Mita is home to many sea creatures, such as fish, whales, and dolphins. Among the many activities you can enjoy in Mita, the most prominent ones are: whale watching, fishing, and hiking. And as proved above, there are a lot of companies and experts that can help you make the best out of your fishing trips, with their expertise, boats, and experience, you can make your trip an unforgettable one. Contact our concierge if you want to go fishing- he’ll arrange the option that best suits your needs!