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Boca de Tomatlán, Jalisco, Mexico (11 miles south of Puerto Vallarta)

Discover unique and budget-friendly fishing experiences in Boca, rivaling renowned destinations like Cabo San Lucas and Loreto. Unlike bustling Puerto Vallarta, Boca exudes a relaxed, unpretentious vibe, making it an ideal alternative. Embrace the local tradition of Panga fishing, a must-try for all ages.


Consider complementing your fishing escapade with a stay at Villa La Sirena. Alternatively, connect directly with local captains to organize your adventure. The Villa offers assistance by providing a meeting point, morning coffee, and a spot for fish cleaning, ensuring a seamless outing.


Embark on a hassle-free fishing adventure in a quaint traditional village setting. Join a small group led by a Captain and their assistant. All-inclusive experience with top-notch fishing gear, no license required. Simply arrive at Villa La Sirena where fresh coffee awaits. Board your Panga just steps away, with parking and restroom facilities available. Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks provided by the Villa.


New to fishing? No worries, the crew will guide you and happily teach newcomers. Catch a few? They'll clean your fish for you. Explore additional activities like South Shore tours, snorkeling, and visits to water-only villages with our experienced Captains.

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Captain Hernando Robles
Nickname: Magallon       

Tele & WhatsApp: 52 322 109 7564

Hernando, a true native of Boca, was raised with a deep connection to fishing ingrained in his upbringing. His endearing nickname, Magallon, originates from his Grandpa's recollection of a fish peddler named Magallon whose robust voice echoed similar tones to young Hernando's. From that moment on, he's been known as Magallon.

A devoted family man, Hernando christened his Panga "Mayrln" after his eldest daughter. Like many in Boca, he bears the surname Robles and shares a familial bond with Sergio, another esteemed Captain among our trio.


Despite his remarkable skills, Hernando has relied solely on word-of-mouth for promotion. Through our website, we aim to broaden his reach, allowing more individuals to bask in his infectious smile and wealth of fishing expertise.

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Captain Mario Cesar Quezada
Nickname: El Mariachi

Tele & WhatsApp: 52 322 168 9620

Business name:  Marios Tours Vallarta

Mario is a distinguished figure in Boca, celebrated for his unwavering support of the community and his dedicated activism. With 15 years of extensive fishing expertise and an active role as a tour operator, he possesses a wealth of knowledge in the field.


Mario particularly delights in hosting family groups and imparting his wisdom to young beginners. You might recognize him from the "Fishing with the California Dozen" video, where he's seen enjoying a day out with a family.


As a child, Mario's passion for dancing and strumming his guitar earned him the affectionate nickname "Mariachi loco."

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Captain Sergio Robles
Nickname: Sergio

Tele & WhatsApp:

044 322 122 7543

52 322 122 7543

Business name:  Rumseys Tours (on Facebook & Instagram)

Meet Sergio, our seasoned Senior Captain boasting an impressive 35 years of experience, supported by his capable son Christopher. Hailing from Boca, the family's roots run deep in the community. With the Bay of Banduras and its surrounding waters as his second home, Sergio possesses an intimate knowledge of the area. Managing two Pangas, he entrusts another son, Emanuel, to handle one of them, specializing in tours.


Emanuel, also the talented videographer behind the captivating "Pesca Deportiva" video featured on our site, ensures every moment is captured in vivid detail. Like all our Captains, Sergio is fluent in English, ensuring seamless communication for all our guests.


Our Panga-exclusive trips offer both affordability and intimacy. Pricing is structured around the Panga, crew, and equipment, rather than on a per-fisherman basis. To ensure a comfortable experience, we suggest a maximum of 4-5 anglers per trip. Half-day excursions are particularly favored, especially among beginners and families.


Expect typical inshore catches such as Bonito, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Needlefish, Barracuda, and Roosterfish. Even for non-fishing guests, it's a delightful day spent admiring the picturesque shoreline.


wHAT is A panga?

Specifically designed for servicing villages with no dock facilities.  Great for dropping you at that secluded beach and maneuvering quickly to that fishing spot. The name may come from the Panga fish or the resemblance of the bow to a machete or knife called a Panga.


All our Boca Captains operate 26-foot boats equipped with awnings and comfortable seating. Powered by 75-100 hp motors, these vessels ensure swift transportation to prime fishing locations. Located only a few steps from the Villa and you will be fishing quickly.


Villa La sirena

Acquired in 2021 and meticulously refurbished, this property now provides a lavish Hacienda Boho experience. Conveniently situated for fishing expeditions, it also serves as a convenient meeting point for your angling escapades. Nestled overlooking the Malecon, Panga mooring, and the picturesque convergence of Rio Horcones with the Bay, it offers stunning vistas. With four available apartments, Villa guests can indulge in luxury accommodation.


Villa fishing guests, please use the form below to additional information. Non-Villa guests interested in fishing should reach out directly to one or more of the recommended Captains, finalize their choice, and establish direct contact with them.


book a trip

Boca Panga Fishing and the Villa La Sirena are located in Boca de Tomatlán, Jalisco, Mexico

(11 miles south of Puerto Vallarta)

To reserve a Villa apartment and fishing trip contact us using the form.

For Non-Villa guests, contact the Captains directly.

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