Vikingo Charters
Boat Tours • Water Sports • Fishing Charters & Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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With 30 years in the sportfishing business in Puerto Vallarta, Vikingo Fishing Charters is completely dedicated to fishing and sailing, we offer the best tours from all over the bay and the best boats for you to sail on and of course, at the best prices.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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HannaLore Hein
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Oct 2022 • Friends
Juan Santana and his whole family, including his son Fernanado and the next generation of captains, his nephews Enrique and Angel, charter the best boat—El Vikingo—from Los Muertos Pier in Puerto Vallarta. They have a combined 140 years of experience on the water, guiding deep sea fishing expeditions, leisurely trips south to points only accessible by boat, and shorter snorkeling trips to Los Arcos.

They practice a safety-first approach, and always make their clients feel special, getting to know their likes and tastes, knowing their service will bring them back for repeat business on their next trip to PV.

No trip to PV should be complete without a trip (or two!) on the Vikingo. It’s the best way to experience the beauty of Vallarta. They will soon become like family to you, too.

The boat comfortably holds six adults, enough ice and cold drinks to keep you satisfied for hours, and any and all equipment needed to take in the Bahia de Banderas.

My favorite memories of PV are on this boat, and my most recent trip did not disappoint. The water was still warm, we caught just enough fish to make ceviche, and had the music going from the time we launched until we disembarked at sunset.
Written October 18, 2022
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MissCari
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
Jul 2021
We were planning on taking the water taxi to Yelapa but it was full so we opted to splurge a little and rent the Vikingo for 5 hours. Eduardo and Enrique were excellent guides. They were super laid back and took us to all the best snorkeling spots. Los Arcos were breathtaking. I highly recommend Colomitos- the color of the water is unreal!
Written August 5, 2021
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KevinAndPaula
Everett Washington6 contributions
Nov 2021
We have been fishing with the Santana family for 16 years on their boat "Vikingo" and will never go anywhere else. These wonderful people and their staff truly care about providing an affordable, fantastic, fun, and genuine experience with the unforgettable Puerto Vallarta spirit. While we are fisherman at heart, the Santana's offer a wide range of opportunities centered around Bahia de Banderas and beyond including fishing, snorkeling, sight seeing, water taxi service to neighboring towns such as Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlan, Yelapa, etc. Our latest trip on Vikingo did not disappoint. Senior Juan Santana greeted us at Los Muertos pier and quickly scheduled our trip as always. Two days later, Vikingo charters, driven by Enrique and Eduardo Santana, promptly met us at 7 am at the pier and we were off into the bay. Less than an hour into our fishing day, the rods were going off right and left with beautiful Dorado (Mahi Mahi) jumping everywhere and lining the floor of the boat. In a few hours, we had 5 dorado onboard with no need for more. As always, Enrique offered to process the fish in any way we desired as we made our way back to Los Muertos pier. Senor Juan Santana was there to greet us and make sure we were happy. A huge shout out to Juan, Enrique, and Eduardo Santana, and of course, David Hernandez, and Romy back at the pier, all whom make our visits be the best they can be. Book with these folks and you will not be disappointed. Paula and Kevin
Written November 8, 2021
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Zulema S
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Apr 2022
My entire experience with Vikingo Charters was phenomenal. It started with speaking with Romy, she was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful when helping us decide on a package and boat deal. We ended up going with the private boat and snorkeling at Los Arco's and then a ride to Yelapas. Our captain Max was very knowledgable and a great captain to steer the boat,. It was a smooth ride to and from our destinations. Max's steering was very much appreciated by our group especially our friend who was prone to getting sea sick. Our day started at 9 am and we went to about 4 pm. We docked and embarked on our trip at the Malecon and we returned there as well. Once we arrived to Yelapas Max set up our guides to the waterfall. We were comprised of 3 couple and each couple took a different experience to the waterfall. Couple 1 rode the horsed, Couple 2 took the ATV and Couple 3 walked on foot. It was really fun to run into our friends as we walked and even raced to see who could make it to the waterfall first. Max also gave us tips on how to walk to the waterfall and what to try in Yelapas, as they have Racilla (moonshine) made locally and Yelapa Pie. Overall my partner and I would totally do it again in a heartbeat and ask for Max. Gracias Vikingo Charters!
Written April 17, 2022
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Chad S
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Oct 2022 • Family
Antonio of the “Camila” put us right on the fish. His vessel was well stocked with bait and fishing supplies. Within 30 minutes of lines in the water we had a fish hooked up. My teen son had a great time and loved being out there.
Written October 26, 2022
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Jason P
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Aug 2022 • Business
We had a fantastic experience with the Ceviche Bro’s at Vikingo! They are called that because they will make ceviche for you right in the boat with your catch if you want them to. We went out in the afternoon due to business meeting in the morning, but luckily for us (and due to their skill) they put us right on the fish. They were fun captains, who were expert boatsmen. And the boat is comfortable with dual engines for peace of mind. Vikingo operates many boats and they all talk to each other and help each other out if needed. They let us play our own music on the Bluetooth. We caught 6 dorado with live bait and they expertly filleted them with the option of skin on or off…we chose skin on. We were heroes when we came back to our larger group with about two pounds of Mahi Mahi! Also, once we ran through the live bait we went snorkeling at a cool spot. Highly recommend!
Written August 12, 2022
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George
Canada1 contribution
Feb 2022
On the 17th Feb. 2022 , my son and two friends went fishing with Eduardo and Enrico.
We went on the Vikingo, and had an amazing time. Both crew members were very friendly and knowledgable about fishing and where to fish. We caught six fish and
Enrico cleaned the fish, and did a great job. We will certainly pass our experience
on to other people, and we will be fishing with Vikingo Charters in the future.

GREAT TIME AND FUN
Written February 17, 2022
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MaKenzie T
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Incredible experience with the crew of Vikingo Charters. It was my sister, her girlfriend and myself out in the waters celebrating my 30th birthday. Even chumming in the water I'd do it again. The crew answered all our questions we had and let us do the work which was incredible. 6 Mahi Mahi caught, lost 2 and we had a flying fish jump into our boat. MUST EXPERIENCE!
Written October 16, 2022
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Pauloerios
Mexico City, Mexico40 contributions
Jul 2022
Yesterday we took a boat from La Vela dock. We were a group of five and took a three hours tour. It was so good that at the second hour we asked the captain to take for the fourth hour.

We went coastal navigation to the south bound, heading thru Los Arcos de Mismaloya. then we continue south, very near the coast to be able to watch all constructions in the shore.

We get to Playa Colomitas, a ver small spot with a sweet water little river flows into the sea. There is a Bar and a restaurant on it.

Then contnue to playas Las Ánimas where ther are a lot of restaurants. Nice place also. After this, we returned.

The Captain, "Max", were telling us all about the place, what, where and who in the sites we were seeing. In the boat was a cooler box, so we only took the ice, sodas and beers. and the botanas for snacks.

This was a very nice trip. We felt save all the time and captained by a connoisseur of the area.

Thanks to Vikingo Tours people.
Written August 1, 2022
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Ryan L
San Francisco, CA158 contributions
Jan 2021
We had a great time fishing with Eduardo and Enrique at a very reasonable price. We met them right at the pier at Los Muertos and took off from there.

They let us know the fishing was slow in the bay, but we opted to stay in the bay rather than venture out into the rougher waters (where all the action apparently was). We still had a great time and the ladies much appreciated the calmer waters. We only hooked up a few small fish (a mackerel, a baby Jack and a barracuda! - none really big enough to keep, but we still had a blast with them. They were great and honest and fair pricing.
Written January 24, 2021
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