Fish with Capt. Martin on 29' El Bandito Sportfisher in Cabo San Lucas!
The Boat: El Bandito: Cabo Based 29 Foot Blackfin Flybridge Sportfisher
El Bandito is a clean, well-equipped 29 Foot Blackfin Flybridge Sportfisher that calls the IGY Marina in Cabo San Lucas home. Considered by many to be the most solidly built and best-designed offshore fishing boats, Blackfin's are not cheap boats. In fact, they may be the highest-priced sport fishers in the 21 to 38-foot range. Top-quality comes with a price and these boats are well designed and built to last. Manufactured in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you won't find many in Cabo San Lucas. When you do, they're usually booked solid by anglers who know a good thing when they see one. With 52 square feet of cockpit space, they don't lack room to maneuver while fighting fish stand up. A fighting chair is fitted center cockpit for those that prefer to do battle while firmly planted on their butts.
Heavier and set lower in the water than just about any boat her size, El Bandito provides a dry ride while remaining extremely agile. That agility that makes them well-suited to fishing run and gun style – often called for in the waters off Los Cabos. The headroom inside the cabin is an impressive 6 1/2 feet with a V-berth for taking a nap, a comfortable dinette, plus a head starboard. Up on top, the flybridge has room for five adults – taking in the sites while running at speed is quite comfortable. Blackfin's are known for "raising" fish by virtue of their solid hulls. No foam core here… and that's why some folks say these hulls "sing" to fish. Couple that with a relatively flat wake and the lures you troll or baits you cast to are easily visible to feeding fish which makes for more strikes, and more fish. She's also quite fast with a cruising speed of 25 knots made possible by a pair of diesel engines. It's easy to see why Blackfin's are many sought-after boats. We hope to see you aboard.
Specifications / Equipments:
• Flybridge Captain's Station with Rocket Launcher Rod Rack and Bimini Top
• VHF Radio and Fish Finder
• Global Positioning System (GPS)
• Roomy cockpit with a fighting chair
• Marine head
• Safety equipment including life preservers, flares, fire extinguishers, port safety inspected.
• Lee Outriggers
• Live Bait Tank Built into the Transom
Fishing Charter Rates:
• Half-Day Bare Boat Charter - $450 USD
• Full-Day Bare Boat Charter - $600 USD
Includes ice for keeping your catch fresh, fish cleaning, and all the fishing tackle you'll need.
You'll need to purchase live bait (currently $30 for ten baits) as well as drinks. You'll also need a Mexican fishing license for each person aboard the boat, whether they are fishing or not. Fishing licenses are currently $15 for a one-day license. Lunches and snacks are extra. Crew tips are not included in your charter. A standard tip runs from 15% to 20% and is greatly appreciated!
• Full-Day All-Inclusive Charter - $725 USD
Includes everything you get in the Bare Boat Package but adds:
Fishing licenses for four
Catered lunches for four-plus 24 drinks (water, soda, beer)
• Tournament Fishing Charter - $975 USD
El Bandito is available for charter for most of the premier fishing tournaments held here in Los Cabos. Tournament fishing means longer days on the water and longer runs are very common.