At Pochos Charters, we pride ourselves on maintaining a fleet of first-class yet affordable sport fishing boats that belong to us and aren't simply boats that we charter on behalf of others. That gives us the utmost control over their quality, reliability and safety ensuring our clients have the best possible fishing charter experience. While we do work with a few select boats that our outside our fleet, those we do work with are close business partners who take equal care in maintaining their vessels, looking out for the well-being and enjoyment of the charter client. If you'd like to get a quick overview of our fleet, watch the boat tour video below. For more information on each of our charter fishing boats, scroll down the page.
A QUICK VIDEO TOUR OF OUR OFFICE & FISHING BOATS
IN-DEPTH INFO ON OUR CHARTER FISHING BOATS
HIGH RISK - OUR NEWEST 34 FOOT CUSTOM OWENS SPORTFISHER The queen of our Cabo San Lucas fishing fleet, High Risk has more features for the serious offshore angler than any other boat in our inventory. Because she's so well equipped, High Risk books up quickly. If you want to fish her, make sure to book your fishing trip early!
FEATURES ABOARD 'HIGH RISK'
• Twin 315hp Cummins/22 knot Cruise
• Furuno Electronics/10” Nav-Net Screens
• Radar/Depth Sounder/RD 30 Water Temp
• Interphase Forward Scanning Sonar
• A/C System
• I-Com VHF System
• Shimano/Seeker Outfits 30lb – 80lb
• Spacious Flybridge/Sirius sat radio
• 3 Live Bait Tanks/6 Built-In Tuna Tube
• First Aid Kit/Life Jackets/Flare Gun
• Crew Captain/Deckhand (English Speaking)
• Open Salon Layout(Quick To The Rods)
• 130lb Class Fighting Chair
• Downtown Private Dock
• 6 person max
BAD MARKET - CUSTOM 33 FOOT KNIGHT & CARVER SPORTFISHER Bad Market has become one of our repeat client's favorite boats... with good reason, she's won tournaments and raises fish like mad – all while providing a dry, comfortable ride.
• Twin 315hp Cummins/22 knot cruise
• Raytheon GPS/Furuno Sounder/ICOM VHF
• Shimano/Seeker Outfits/30-80 Tackle
• Twin Live Bait Systems
• Clean Head/Twin-Berth/galley area
• Open Salon (Quick To Rods)
• English Speaking Captain/Crew
• First Aid/Safety Equipment
• 130 class fighting chair
• Private Dock • 6 Person max
DON VALERIO - OUR 30 FOOT CUSTOM RIVAL SPORTFISHER Don Valerio is a custom Pochos designed Rival sportfisher – she's the result of well over a decade of Cabo fishing experiences and trust me when we tell you she's built to fish these waters like a seasoned pro. Like Outcast and Bad Market, Don Valerio is also a tournament winning boat.
FEATURES ABOARD 'DON VALERIO'
• Single 315hp Cummins/20 knot cruise
• Furuno Sounder/Lowrance GPS
• ICOM VHF System/Sirius Sat Radio
• First Aid/Safety Equipment
• Live Bait Tank/2 Tuna Tubes
• Enclosed Salon-Galley Area
• Two Pompanette fighting chairs
• English Speaking Captain/Crew
• Private Dock
• 4 Person max
$550 Full Day, $425 Half Day (5 hour trip, one hour more than our competitors!) MULTI-DAY CHARTER DISCOUNT! Book 2 days, get 5% off. Book 3 days, get 10% off
Bait and drinks included - Full day gets 25 drinks, Half Day gets 15 drinks (your choice)
Live baits included: 10 on Full Day charters, 5 on Half Day charters Fishing licenses and lunches are extra, about $32 per person (lunch only $13) SAVE MONEY ON YOUR LICENSE BY BUYING IT ONLINE - CLICK HERE RESERVE YOUR CHARTER ON DON VALERIO NOW
WE ONLY USE QUALITY TACKLE
If you've ever lost a great fish due to tackle failure, you know that inferior tackle can and does lead to disappointment. That's why at Pochos we use only quality tackle including Shimano reels paired with custom built tournament-quality rods. Plus, we maintain them in like-new condition with fresh water rinses after each charter and routine maintenance like replacing drag washers and respooling with fresh line well before it really needs it. Bottomline... we don't want our clients to lose a trophy-class fish because of tackle issues.
LURES & TERMINAL TACKLE
Being prepared for whatever sport fishing species present themselves is something we pride ourselves on doing on every charter fishing trip. You see, the fishery here in Cabo San Lucas is so varied, you never know what's in store. We might be going out targeting Marlin and run across a pod of dolphin with loads of Tuna just below. Other times, Marlin may show themselves close-in while fishing for Dorado. If you're prepared with a wide variety of strategies, you'll reap the rewards. That's why we invest a lot of time and money outfitting our boats. So that when you come fishing wIth Pochos, you can count on being ready for just about anything!
If there's a lure that works in Cabo, you'll find it aboard Pochos Sportfishers... in fact, we even make our own from time to time! Wahoo show up and we're dragging Braid Marauders. Dorado go on the chew and out goes a spread of feathers and lures that entices a bite. Light to medium weight bait casting gear is at the ready to pitch to fish up on top. And when the Marlin bite goes off, we've got everything we need to raise and hook Blacks, Blues and Striped.
You're welcome to bring your own lures if you want to, just know that with Pochos Charters, you don't have to. You'll be fishing aboard great boats that are rigged and ready to put you on fish with a crew that's happy to do it. Fish on!
FLY FISHING FRIENDLY! If you're a fly angler then you'll be happy to know that we welcome you aboard our boats... but remember to bring your fly rods and reels as we have a limited number of setups.
Fly fishing for Marlin is becoming more popular in Cabo
& we've done our homework on how to do it right. Pochos Charters can put you on the water and on the fish.
Casting flies to billfish is an experience you won't soon forget and our waters offer plenty of chances to target Marlin or Sailfish. But there's many other game fish species to target as well and we're more than willing to accommodate fly fishers. If you're interested in fly fishing in Cabo but have a few questions about what to bring and what works best in our waters, send us an email and we'll be sure to answer any questions you may have.
KITE FISHING TUNA IN CABO! Next time someone tells you to 'go fly a kite'....
you might want to do just that! Kite fishing is real big on the East Coast of the U.S., especially in south Florida where top-notch Captains will put out the kites whenever they can. Kite fishing allows you to put out a spread of baits (live, dead or artificial) and keep them right up on top of the water with no leader or line dragging along with it. The results can be explosive with your prey striking your offerings right on the surface... and who doesn't like exciting topwater action?
This year, all of Pochos charter fishing boats are getting equipped with a full compliment of kite fishing gear. We're also going to be filming some new tutorials that focus on the ins and outs of kite fishing for billfish, tuna and other species that can't resist the presentation. We'll be working a number of offshore seamounts where a host of pelagic and homeguard gamefish species congregate and show you how effective this method of sport fishing can be. If you're interested in working the kites, just let us know and we'll show you the ropes.
The rewards of kite fishing for tuna in Cabo are obvious... cow tuna like the one above lying on the deck of Don Valerio!! Even a seasoned tuna fisherman's jaw drops in awe when they see a 200lb+ yellowfin explode on a surface skipping soft plastic flying fish. There's nothing like topwater action for giants!!
PANGA CHARTERS FOR $250
On a tight budget but still want to get out and fish in Cabo? Let Pochos hook you up with a 5 hour charter aboard a select few super pangas we're proud to work with.
Pangas are open hull skiffs that make for great inshore fishing, even for Marlin! Their center console design is fishermen-friendly with the ability to cast and fish from the front or back of the boat. If you've never fished one before, you're in for a treat. In fact, lots of clients charter a cruiser one day and a panga the next, just to take advantage of a shorter day on the water targeting inshore species.
Panga trips are also perfect for people who just want a quick day on the water without breaking the bank. And, if you're coming in on an overnight-stay cruise ship, give us a call or email usbefore you get onboard and you'll save yourself a fair amount of cash. Book your trip with Pochos and we'll set you up with the perfect half day trip at prices way below what you'll pay if you book with the cruise line. Plus, the boats and crews we deal with are people we know and trust –– top-notch fishermen with quality skiffs and boatloads of local fishing knowledge. That's something the activities desk on the ship can't say. INQUIRE ABOUT A PANGA FISHING TRIP
POCHOS MULTI-DAY WHOLESALE FISHING PACKAGES SAVE YOU MONEY! These packages are all-inclusive with bait, lunches, drinks and fishing licenses included!
Perfect for the angler who wants 5 days of fishing to use whenver they want. Take all 5 days in one trip to Cabo or spread them out across the year. You'll save money when compared to our daily rates and get preferred dates over those that just book single day charters. 5 DAYS OF FISHING - $4,350 (for four anglers) INQUIRE, CLICK HERE
Are you a business owner or organization that wants to reward employees, clients or yourself? Then the Silver Multi-Day package may be just right for you. It includes 10 full days of fishing with preferred booking – you'll also get priority reservations so booking your preferred fishing days is easy! 10 DAYS OF FISHING - $8,200 (for four anglers) INQUIRE, CLICK HERE
Perfect for travel agencies, sport fishing tackle shops and tour operators who want to include sport fishing in Cabo in their marketing efforts. Resell them for profit, reward employees or clients, or just enjoy nearly a month's worth of fishing at discounted rates.Heck, you can even donate a trip to your favorite charity! 20 DAYS OF FISHING - $15,800 (for four anglers) INQUIRE, CLICK HERE