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Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tours

#35 of 105 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Vallarta Features Animals
Paseo De La Marina 161 L-4, Las Palmas 1 Condos, Local 4 | Marina Vallarta Dock B, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 209 1128
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We had a very good trip

I booked here because I could tell Stan gave me an honest (not so good) fishing report, which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Providence, Pennsylvania
Quite Literally an Insulting Experience

My wife and I paid $440 for an 8-hour excursion. The boat was fine. We didn't catch many fish, but... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Redondo Beach, California
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Master Baiter´s is the oldest fishing company in Puerto Vallarta and world renowned for it´s service and fishing history. Master Baiter´s, the company, is a two time WBC Billfishing Series Champion in both 2000 and 2001 nobody else in Marina Vallarta can come close to those credentials. Capt Tory of Guanatuna just this last November won the Tuna Catagory for Yellowfin Tuna, another tournament winner in our fleet! We specialize in World Class fishing targeting Black Marlin, Monster Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Milk Fish, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo and the list goes on. Owner, Stan Gabruk, is well known for his fishing articles published in local area (Puerto Vallarta) publications and web sites. Stan is also quoted weekly in Western Outdoor News and has a body of articles available on his blog or web site. We also Guarantee your catch with a 30% money back Guarantee if no game fish are caught in trips over eight hours paying full price! Free Master Baiter´s T-shirt with Trip for person with the largest fish! Standing by to Hook-U-Up
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Paseo De La Marina 161 L-4, Las Palmas 1 Condos, Local 4 | Marina Vallarta Dock B, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 209 1128

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked here because I could tell Stan gave me an honest (not so good) fishing report, which (being one) is very rare among fishermen. I booked a 6 hr trip for me and my son (17) at $375 which I was told was discounted...More

Thank jballiet001
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I paid $440 for an 8-hour excursion. The boat was fine. We didn't catch many fish, but you never know what to expect; that's not my issue. We wanted to go out beyond the bay, as we paid for deep water fishing....More

2  Thank twhirsh
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Stan and his staff did an excellent job for us. Everything was taken care of and it was done exactly as they said it would be done. The crew of the Magnifico worked hard and we were very pleased with the service they gave us....More

1  Thank tazj0nes
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Dropped by Stan's shop after a local recommendation. He's a very nice guy and it's obvious he isn't just another guy booking boats. Fishing is always an iffy proposition, but he said the fishing was good. We went for 6 hours on Magnifico with Alonso....More

Thank walkergetx
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Double Sailfish hookup! I have fished with MB's for 4 years running. Stan has always given me the straight dope about what was biting and what wasn't so I could pick the right trip. I always ask for Captain Hector who knows these waters inside...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My wife was hesitant to go, thinking that we would be put there for hours before we got even one bite. I was able to convince her to go. We left the marina at 830, the previous few days they had people in the fish...More

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a short fishing trip scheduled in the bay during our cruise stop. The crew met us at the Marina and we were going with wet lines in mere minutes. A couple of Jack Crevalles were landed and our trip was deemed a success....More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was recommended by several others to go with Master Baiter's and like many others very impressed by Stan. However the fishing trip itself was not worth it. I had specifically mentioned that I wasnt interested in just heading out to the marieta islands and...More

Thank us_viking
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Prior to ever stepping foot in Stan's shop, he was very up front on what my choices were on fishing early this March. Transitional fishing season was still on, and if I wanted my best odds at catching fish it was to target Jack Crevelle....More

Thank Brewer72
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was a 6 hour trip with myself (age 81), and my son and daughter-in-law. Captain and first mate were very helpful as we had ample opportunity to reel in big fish. Everyone was successful several times. Unfortunately fishing had not been really good due...More

Thank Patricia B
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18 December 2016|
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Response from CrimePays | Property representative |
Hello, by ¨trace¨ I assume you mean wire leader as we don´t use that term around here and frankly I am not sure what a trace is. But having said that, if a Trace is a wire leader then for the most part we dont use wire... More
15 October 2015|
Response from CrimePays | Property representative |
Hello Vikki 5596... Yes, you can take fish home, but you can´t ship fish home. You´ll need a hard sided plastic cooler because the airlines don´t allow foam coolers, they have a tendency to fall apart so they´re not allowed... More
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17 March 2015|
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Response from CrimePays | Property representative |
For a small boat for 2 fisherman you can fish close to shore for 400 dollars. For top equipment like Master Baiters that goes out much further for the big fish you will pay around 800, and can easily take 4 fisherman. I have... More