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Excellent Experience - Top Quality Charter

My friend and I booked a 2-day/2-night fishing charter on El Matador targeting yellowfin tuna. We... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
Elkhart, Iowa
Awesome boat to fish on

I’ve been out with manny a few times before and wanted to show my buddy Lew what a great boat el... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
Suffern, New York
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

My friend and I booked a 2-day/2-night fishing charter on El Matador targeting yellowfin tuna. We boated 21 YFT most were caught on surface poppers! What a rush! Captain Manny Ocaranza did an exceptional job finding fish and putting us on them. All Manny's fishing...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been out with manny a few times before and wanted to show my buddy Lew what a great boat el matador is to fish on One black marlin, a big cubera and some other bottomfish for ceviche later I can say Lew was definitely...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We had a fantastic day on the El Matador with Capt Manny and crew. I highly recommend this charter. The El Matador is a fishing machine with comforts of home. AC in the cabin and good food and drink. We caught a Blue Marlin, 3...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed November 22, 2016

My buddy and I took a 12 hour fishing trip with Manny and crew. Completely professional experience. These guys love to fish, it's very easy to tell. They worked their butts off for us. We experienced all types of fishing. Live bait casting, kites with...More

Thank Danvet82
Reviewed July 19, 2016

The other reviews are absolutely correct – these guys are true professionals. We caught a Blue and Black Marlin that were both over 3 meters long back in October 2015 with these guys. This trip last weekend I caught the a Blue that broke all...More

Thank FinishingTalk
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just got back from a 10 hour trip with Manny and the El Matador. I can not imagine a better day of fishing or being on the water. The El Matador has to be the nicest boat in PVR! Clean, well...More

2  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Whent after Yellowfin tuna with my friends Mark and Greg, they have been on this boat before with Manny, boat is well kept and very confortable, we stay on the boat 2 nights (overnight trip), the Rock and el Banco, thanks for a great trip,...More

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed July 28, 2015

My two brother in laws and nephew fished on the El Matador on July 25,2015. Manny and his crew were very personable and friendly. The boat was very immaculate and clean. One of the biggest sellers for me was the air conditioned cabin. It was...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed February 13, 2015

My son and I fished with captain Manny on New Years eve. We had the best trip we have ever had in Mexico. Great captain two very good mates. Clean, fast, cabo 35. Great gear, sharp hooks. We used multiple techniques to include kite fishing,...More

Thank mike k
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We just had an absolutely wonderful day fishing on the Matador. My family and often go blue water fishing, and due to this, I tend to have high standards for judging Charters. Without a doubt, Manny and his crew are the most professional fishing crew...More

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