HISTORY OF VICTORIA FLEET FISHING
Victoria Fleet Fishing Chartering is a partnership between Victor Garciglia Sandez Sr. and Victor Garciglia Sandez Jr. and their two longtime friends from the U.S. who have fished with the captains for over 20 years. Steve Wiberg and Don Barry (owners and regular guests of Casa Marlin Azul) have come to the East Cape for more than two decades, often accompanied by friends and family.
Being in partnership with Captain Victor Sr. and Captain Victor Jr. on the the Victoria Fleet Fishing Chartering fulfills a longtime dream of these lifelong friends and reflects their love of the Sea of Cortez as well as their interest in the world-class fishing there!
Over the years, Steve and Don and their families have caught fish ranging from 300 lb Blue Marlin, 280 lb Striped Marlin, countless Sailfish, 110 lb Yellowfin Tuna, massive Dorado (58 lb), to big bottom fish (Pargo, which are Red Snapper), Amberjack, Cabrilla (Baja Grouper), and a tackle-sizzling 85 lb. Roosterfish (Pez Gallo).
Victoria Fleet Fishing Charters will take care of all of your fishing and chartering needs during your vacation in the East Cape. Whether you want to take two boats out at the same time to accommodate a fishing excursion for a large group of friends or go whale watching with your family, our boat chartering service has you covered.
Blue Marlin (Aguja Azul)
Sailfish (Pez Vela)
Yellowfin Tuna (Atun)
Roosterfish (Pez Gallo)
Red Snapper (Pargo)
LOCAL SEA LIFE
A day is approximately 6:30 am to 2:00 pm. Longer if action is hot or if you hook a big one right toward the end of the day or if the captain takes you way out. If you hook a fish of a lifetime, the extra time spent reeling it in is on us! We’ve heard stories of fish fighting for 17 and 29 hours! If the fish is big enough, we’ll stay out all night!
$350 per day (approx. 8 hrs) for the Victoria
$400 per day (approx. 8 hrs) for Ma Victoria
Cost includes captain service, boat use, fuel, and tackle. License and bait not included, but the captains will help you purchase bait (approximately $10-20 USD) and your fishing license ($35 USD for annual license).
Email us for more information about rates for multi-day trips/commitments
Arrangements for fishing licenses need to be made prior to embarking on your journey out to sea. You will have to buy your fishing license at a local hotel, or we can help you obtain one in La Ribera. The cost is $35 USD for an annual license.
Located right down the road from Casa Marlin Azul, Costa Palmas Marina is where we normally meet Victor or Victor Jr. with the Victoria or Ma Victoria super pangas when going out fishing.
Eureka Way, La Ribera, Baja California Sur, Mexico 23580
Directions from Casa Marlin Azul:
To get to it, you drive in, and through, La Ribera. From Mex 1, just keep going straight until you cannot anymore. Go through the city of La Ribera, and down the hill until you cannot go any further. When you get to the bottom of the hill, turn left and you’ll see that the paved road in the city of La Ribera ends, and it becomes dirt. Just a short distance further, you’ll see Marina Costa Palmas on your right. When coming from our house, Casa Marlin Azul, the Marina will be on your left.
When entering Costa Palmas Marina, tell the guard that you are going fishing on the Victoria Fleet Fishing Charters with Victor or Victor Jr., and the guard will let you in.
VICTORIA FLEET FISHING CHARTERING ADDRESS
The Corner of Abelardo Cota Street and Jan Castro Street in La Ribera, Baja California Sur, MX 23570
The Victoria and Ma Victoria are not only spectacular fishing boats but also great boats for sightseeing excursions on the water upon. We will arrange whale watching, snorkeling, sightseeing, and sunset cruises upon request. Captains Victor Sr. or Victor Jr. will be happy to take your family out snorkeling or act as your guides on a whale-watching excursion. Depending on the time of the year (winter is best for whale watching, between the months of November and March), you can see California gray whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, orcas, fin whales, and even, if you are lucky, the great blue whale. Arrangements for other sight-seeing and sunset cruises can also be made. Please inquire for pricing, which is negotiable depending on length.