Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge offers a variety of big game fishing trips for anyone looking to test their mettle in Guatemala, one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world. Captain Rick Nelson has more than twenty years of experience under his belt, and he is more than happy to work with both professionals and new anglers looking to learn about this kind of fishing.

You will be fishing aboard the Mad Marlin, which is a 31’ Bertram convertible that’s powered by a pair of 250 HP Cummins engines. In addition to all the necessary safety gear, it is equipped with state of the art electronics that include a 72-mile halo radar, air conditioning, and a fully outfitted kitchen. There’s plenty of space on the boat for up to 6 anglers to comfortably fish.

Depending on where you want to fish, you’ll have different options available to you. Offshore fishing trips are where you’ll find species like Sailfish, Blue, Black, and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, or Yellowfish Tuna. Inshore trips, on the other hand, are home to fish like Roosterfish, Red Snapper, Cero Mackerel and more. Captain Rick also offers a free billfishing school, so don’t be afraid to go on a trip if you’re a novice.

The price of any trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as having your catch cleaned at the end of the trip. Food, drinks, and beer are also included at no extra cost. Make sure to pack a pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as a camera so you can show off your catch once you’re back home. 

Payments for you trip are non-refundable but in case of emergency or other complication in your schedule.  We will do our best to arrange another date for you at your convenience on another available date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    All-Inclusive — 2 Days 3 Nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    2 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    $2,800
    This all-inclusive package consists of three days of fishing and three nights' lodging for four people at a resort or private villa. The fishing part of the package includes a full day of fishing for the species such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and others. Airport pickup and return, as well as full board meals are included in the price, and so is all the necessary fishing gear you'll need during the day.
  • Viaje Privado
    All-Inclusive — 3 Days 4 nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    3 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    $2,800
    This package consists of three days fishing and four nights' lodging for four people at an all-inclusive resort or private villa. The fishing part of the package includes a full day of fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and much more. Airport pickup and return, as well as full board meals are included in the price, and so is the necessary fishing gear you'll need during the days ahead.
  • Viaje Privado
    All-inclusive — 4 Days 5 Nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    4 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    $2,800
    This all-inclusive package consists of four days of fishing and five nights' lodging at an all-inclusive resort or private villa. Airport pickup and return is included in the price of the trip, along with all the fishing gear necessary for a good trip. A full board meal plan is also included. On your time on the water, you will be fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Red Snapper, and more besides.
  • Viaje Privado
    All-Inclusive — 5 Days 6 Nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    5 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    $2,800
    This all-inclusive package consists of five days fishing and six nights' lodging for four people at a resort or private villa. Airport pickup and return, and full board meals are included, and so is all the fishing gear you'll need. You will be fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, and much more.
  • Viaje Privado
    All-Inclusive — 1 Day 2 Nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    1 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    Viaje de temporada Nov 1 - Apr 30
    $2,000
    This all-inclusive package consists of a single day of fishing and two nights' lodging for four people at a resort or private villa. The fishing part of the package includes a full day of fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish and more. Airport pickup and return, as well as full board meals are included in the price, and so is all the necessary fishing gear you'll need.
  • Viaje Privado
    All-inclusive — 6 Days 7 Nights
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    6 Viaje de un Día, Empieza 7:30 AM
    Quedarse por la noche, alojamiento
    $2,000
    This all-inclusive package contains six days of fishing and seven nights' lodging for four people at a resort or private villa. The fishing part of the deal includes a full day of fishing where you'll be targeting Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and many more species. Airport pickup and return, as well as full board meals are included in the price, and so is all the necessary fishing gear you'll need during the day.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip - Dock-To-Dock
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    9 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:30 AM
    $1,600
    The full day trip is a great way to get acquainted with big game fishing in Guatemala. You will be fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna in the offshore waters and Roosterfish, Red Snapper, Cero Mackerel and more in the inshore waters. Price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as food and drinks.
  • Viaje Privado
    Cruise ship promotion
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    This day charter is only applicable to cruise ship travelers who want to squeeze in a quick full service fishing charter. Departure time will be adjusted to your cruise ship schedule. We can leave as early as 7 am but can leave at your convenience. We make sure to get you back to the dock in time for your departure. If for some reason your Cruise company changes your date or time of arrival and departure we will do our best to accommodate. Payment is due upon booking.
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Sobre el Charter Operator

Rick Nelson
Puerto San José, Guatemala
Reportes de Pesca
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Miembro desde Septiembre 2016
Fishing was an integral part of my life almost from birth. Fishing was a central part of what my family did for fun. We were poor but could always find a way to fish and enjoy life as a family. I operated the Luck Lady Hatteras for 15 years in Destin, Florida. Upon experiencing the incredible sailfish and marlin fishing in Guatemala we relocated to Guatemala 2 years ago and refit a great 31 Bertram. She became our show piece vessel as we spared nothing turning her into a true fishing machine. We have put together one of the finest Captain and crew combinations and have added state of the art electronics to aide us in locating the bite for our clients.

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Especies de Interés

Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Especificaciones del barco

Bertram (Convertible) construido en 1972, y restaurado en 2017. Impulsado por 2 250HP Cummins motores, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 30 nudos.

Longitud
31 ft
Capacidad
6 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca de Orilla
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Alta Mar

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca con Mosca
Drift Fishing
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
Aire Acondicionado
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Cama
Flybridge
Vivero para la carnada
Cocina
Refrigerador
Outriggers
Nevera para la pesca
Baño
Aire Acondicionado
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Cama

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Snacks
Bebidas
Marinero
Licencia de Pesca
Almuerzo
Equipo para Pesca con Mosca

Política de Cancelación

Depósito no reembolsable

Si no es seguro viajar, puedes cancelar sin cargo o cambiar la fecha de tu reserva.

Políticas

Opción de traslado después de reservar
El traslado hacia/desde el lugar de salida puede estar disponible e incluido en el precio según su ubicación y la distancia desde el muelle.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación
Estrictamente captura y liberación

Pago

Reserva con 15% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 15% para garantizar la reserva.
Pagar el balance restante al capitán
El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:
Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Cheques
Transferencia Bancaria

Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 4%

Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
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Experiencia
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Calificación del pescador
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Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
100%
Apto para niños
100%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
100%
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Shane C.
United States
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2 days of fishing

All-Inclusive — 2 Days 3 Nights on Marzo 16, 2017
I fished two days with these boys and had double digit days. I fish a lot and all over the world and these guys hit out of...
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Rick M.
Antigua Guatemala, Departamento De Sacatepequez
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VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Dock-To-Dock on Agosto 23, 2018
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Eugene, Oregon
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2 Days with Mad Marlin

2 Ppl Fish & Stay - 2 Days 3 Nights on Marzo 11, 2017
My 13 year old son and I fished with Captain Rick and his crew for two days, staying with him at his house. Rick was a good...
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Mad Marlin trip

Day Charter 2 people on Enero 22, 2017
Fished for 2.5 days, Crew was excellent and we caught lots of sails every day. Most productive sail fish trip ever.
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FAQs about Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Cruise ship promotion (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Dock-To-Dock (9 hours)
  • $2,000 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - All-Inclusive — 1 Day 2 Nights (1 day)
  • $2,000 per day per group, additional $700 per person after 4 guests - All-inclusive — 6 Days 7 Nights (6 days)
  • $2,800 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - All-Inclusive — 2 Days 3 Nights (2 days)
  • $2,800 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - All-Inclusive — 3 Days 4 nights (3 days)
  • $2,800 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - All-inclusive — 4 Days 5 Nights (4 days)
  • $2,800 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - All-Inclusive — 5 Days 6 Nights (5 days)

When you book a trip with Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño
  • Aire Acondicionado
  • Silla de combate
  • GPS (Simrad)
  • Localizador de peces (19 inch flat Screen Simrad)
  • Cama
  • Flybridge
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Cocina (Microwave, Convection Oven, Grill)
  • Refrigerador
  • Outriggers
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Avet, Shimano, Penn)
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Snacks
  • Bebidas
  • Marinero
  • Licencia de Pesca (Zarpe)
  • Almuerzo
  • Equipo para Pesca con Mosca

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca de Orilla (Iztapa, Port of San Jose, Monterrico)
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa
  • Pesca en Alta Mar

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Pesca con Mosca
  • Drift Fishing (For Rooster Fish)
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with Mad Marlin Sport Fishing Lodge include:
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)