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“These guys know how to catch fish!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fati sport fishing
San Jose del Cabo marina, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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“These guys know how to catch fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The owners of this charter boat are born & raised in San Jose del Cabo, and they know the local waters very well, which means they catch fish! My wife & I with a friend did a half day charter on their 28 foot twin outboard boat. The owner Ricardo was captain, his brother was the mate and both guys are very proficient fishermen. I have fished in the pacific ocean hundreds of times, many of which were from boats. However, I am not familiar with Cabo waters, and simply told the captain that we want to catch whatever fish are available.
We caught fish during our entire time on the water, starting with some beautiful rooster fish just outside of the marina, which we hooked within 5 minutes. After that we motored to an area not far away and immediately started catching red snapper in the 10 to 20 pound range, and these were fish we kept and planned to eat. Also caught a nice 40 pound amber jack, also good eating! Point is, we wanted fish to eat, and the captain provided.
The boat was clean and had two fighting chairs & a bathroom. The crew did the dirty work, baiting, gaffing, etc. The outboard motors ran great, no smelly gas fumes. There was a Bimini top for shade. Basically, the boat was comfy and efficient, and we were very satisfied. There was no waited time during our half day, which was from 7 am until 1 pm.
If you book your trip directly with this company, they offer lower prices than if you use a broker, and they also include bait and license. Booking through a broker means you pay the charter fee and $20 for bait and $16 per person for a license, which is done at the marina before you depart.
Ricardo, the captain speaks very good English, and I reccomend contacting him thru the websit or his phone to book the charter directly with him.
Worth knowing: any fish you catch will be cleaned for free at the marina! There is a very nice cleaning area, under a huge covered outdoor cabana. You can take your fish to any of the restaurants in the marina and they will prepare it for your lunch, at a discounted rate!

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