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Hey guys I'm heading to Cabo this summer and figured it would be a good time to start planning now. I need some input on what to do. I know 4sure that I want to head offshore at least 1-2times while I am there so any recommendations on who to head out with would help. I'm looking for someone who won't break the bank that much lol. Also.. Is there anything in your opinion that I absolutely have to do while I'm there? My main reason of going to do some fishing and maybe a round or two of golf while I'm there. I was thinking of maybe doing some surf fishing while I'm there since that is what I mainly do...or maybe do some fly fishing? ...I'm really up for anything. Any info or help will help guys.



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Cabo Insights !

I have been to and fished Cabo many times and always use the same guides/charters. I can highly recommend the following 2 operations…:smile:



If you want to fish Offshore, I would try and get the Minerva II, the boat is an older 33 Bertram, but it is very well kept and raises fish. The captain Pimi is 1st class……he is very networked with all the other captain's and believe me the radio is the secret to catching fish in Cabo. I usually get breakfast & lunch on my own to take on the boat, but they can provide it if you want.



The cost is $600USD for up to 6 people (bare boat) and then you need a fishing license ($23usd)…..and food/drink. Or $800USD and your only additional cost is $20 for bait and tip for the crew…..



To book them go to www.minervas.com/cabofishingcharters.htm



Here is the contact info:



MINERVA'S Baja Tackle
Apartado Postal 156
Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. Mexico
Tel: 011 52 (624) 143-1282 Fax: 011 52 (624) 143-0440
Email: [email protected]




If you want to do inshore I fish with Gordo Banks Panga......www.gordobanks.com.

The cost for a 23' super panga is $240; all the boats have new Honda 90 four stokes. They take credit cards for the deposit as well as final payment once you are there. Eric is an American from San Diego and runs the local operation. He lives very close to the boats. They are located on the beach next to the new marina in San Jose del Cabo....kinda hard to find, I was driving a rent car. The cabs all know right where to go. You need to take everything with you. They do not supply anything but the boat. No ice, water, drink or food. I was unprepared for this....you need to provision the night before. They pick up livies for $20 on the way out of the harbor. Their tackle was OK, but not great. What else would you expect.....LOL. I took my own Make sure to get Hector....we fished places that nobody else was fishing and brought back more fish....he and his family have been fishing there for 32 years....we left at 8:00am and returned about 2pm. Normal tip is $30-40..for charter and cleaned fish.

Here is the contact info:


  • RESERVATIONS:1-800-408-1199 (Virginia)
  • FAX (619) 447-4098
  • LOS CABOS TELEPHONE: 14- 2-11-47
  • FAX/PHONE:011-52-624-14-2-11-47




Also you must try and eat :fireworks at the following restaurants:

Edith's Restaurant - need to make reservations
Quiet jazz and live trio. Great view of the bay and Land's End. Seafood and outdoor mesquite grill. Handmade tortillas, extensive wine list, exotic drinks and desserts. Ask for "Lover's Special." Friendly service. Medano Beach, 1/2 block up from "The Office Restaurant." Ph: 143-0801,1437580. www.edithscabo.com Daily 5pm-1pm. D, S - VS, MC

Mi Casa Restaurant & Cantina - View MENU - need to make reservations
Traditional original Mexican cuisine served with all the bells and whistles. Dating back to 1920, Mi Casa is the oldest original adobe building in Cabo with folkloric Mexican ambiance. A "must do" since 1991. Avenida Cabo San Lucas, behind the plaza. Ph: 143-1933. Reservations strongly advised. Lunch daily 12pm-3pm (except Sun); Dinner daily 5.30pm-10:30pm. L, D, S - MC, VS

Nicksan - San Restaurant - Fine Japanese Cuisine - View MENU - very good sushi!
Excellent Japanese food, sushi bar, seafood and grill. International Gold and Silver Award for Quality 2003. Full bar, sake and Japanese beers. Plaza de la Danza, Blvd. Marina. Ph:143-4484, 143-2491 [email protected] Open Daily 11:30am-10:30pm. L, D - MC, VS

The Office Restaurant - Babe WATCHING!
Famous for it's "toes in the sand" atmosphere. Lobster, shrimp, chicken and steak specialties. Full bar. Great views of the bay and arch. Very popular with large groups. Enjoy the Mexican fiesta on Thursdays and Sundays, from 7:10pm-9:30pm. Happy hour, 3pm-5pm. 2x1 national drinks and beer. Foot of Paseo Pescador at Médano Beach. Ph: 143-3464, 143-4919; Fax:143-3080. Dinner reservations suggested. Daily 7am-10pm. B, L, D -MC, VS

Da Giorgio San José (www.loscabosguide.com/trattoriadagiorgio/index.html)
Palmilla Bay and the lights of San José del Cabo provide the backdrop for romantic terrace dining at this authentic Italian eatery perched hilltop at Km. 25.5 off Highway 1 in the Corridor. The entrance is through the large white arch next to Punta Bella, near the Pemex gas station. One of the first restaurants in San José del Cabo, this is the original Da Giorgio. Set on the second floor in a whitewashed villa with comfortable décor, the aroma of garlic and Italian spices will have you thinking you're in a little corner of Italia. With a good selection of Italian vintages, entrées range from gourmet thin crust pizzas to steaks, veal, sea-food and a bevy of fresh pasta dishes. The Seafood Pasta and spicy Pasta Puttanesca are particularly good as is the Spinach Ravioli and the veal and steak dishes. Convenient for local residents from San José, Palmilla and the Corridor, it can be busy so it's best to reserve a table outside as the inside dining room, while comfortable, does not have the sweeping views or romantic ambience of the terrace. On the main floor is a bar with terrace if you just want to drop by for a drink and dessert. Open daily noon to 11pm. Telephone: 144-5304. (LOBSTER RAVIOLI IS THE BEST !!!)


And for adult partying:

Cabo Wabo - Cabo Wabo Tequila and Cantina

The Cabo Wabo Cantina is a nightclub and restaurant that caters to all tastes. The restaurant serves outstanding food and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days and nights a week. The club is hands-down the best, make that the only, place to see live music in Cabo, with different bands every week. From seafood to Mexican food, from DJ to live band, from Cervezas to Tequila, from bar to rooftop, there are plenty of reasons for you to make the Cantina one or all of your stops in Cabo.

Outdoor Adventures worth doing!!

Rancho Tours -- ATV Rentals
Tel. /Fax: 143-54-61 143-93-44
Email: [email protected]
ATV Rentals tour of the dry riverbed and beach. The area where you want to ride is Playa
Migriño - $65-75 @ person

Wide Open - Baja Race Cars (www.wideopenbaja.com/test_track.html)

Wide Open's is the newest off-road adrenaline rush. Located on our 1,500-acre ranch just north of sunny Cabo San Lucas, Wide Open's Baja Racing Adventure "Test Drive" lets you experience the thrill of driving a real Chenowth Magnum off-road race car. A shuttle from downtown Cabo will take you to our specially designed facility located right on the Pacific Ocean. Once you arrive, our Baja Racing experts will conduct a driver training session, fit you with proper safety equipment, then set you loose for multiple laps around a five-mile course set created in Baja's natural desert landscape. You'll have the time of your life driving real desert race cars around a groomed dirt track filled with twisting turns, bumps, jumps and high-speed sand washes that will test even the best drivers. No previous experience necessary! ($250USD @ person)

Baja Racing Adventures, Cabo San Lucas
Office located in Plaza Nautica, next to Caliente Casino Real


(949) 340-1155 (USA)
011-52-624-143-4170 (Mexico)

OK…so these are some of the highlights and must do's……….are you getting a car?

Where are you staying?

Also…try and get the everything charged in USD instead of MEX pesos to your credit card to avoid bad conversion rates and mark ups! Most places like the hotels/charters/tours will do this.

Call me if you have any other questions…..call me especially if you are going to get a car!

Steve Putney
713-775-8505


PS: I you plan on bringing fish back...take a cooler with you, they are $80usd for a 48qt Igloo there. Fish must be bagged and frozen. No ice in the cooler....the hotel with freeze you fish in their kitchen cooler and keep it up until you leave. No hassel coming back into the States through US Customs.
 

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Our boat was 300 for the day, plus another 46 for bait and license for both together. It was 28 foot and will take you around 5 to 12 miles. You will see plenty and catch plenty, but not yellowfin. We did not book anything in advance, just cruise the marina and wheel and deal. You can book the day before you want to go fishing. If you want to go again, wait until the end of the day to deal again.

If you want yellowfin and maybe more stripers, book a 30 ftr and they will take you 30 miles out. This will be at least 500 plus license and bait (40 for 2). The smaller boats will go that far also, but it will take longer and you lose fishing time. You can give the captain a couple more hundred to fish longer also.

Before you agree to go to a time share, get all you can in advance. We got our 100 for a shuttle back (in cash!), a 100 coupon for dinner at a great restaurant, a booze cruize, and 1 day fishing for 200. One couple got 350 CASH just for going to the 1.5 hour time share where they will feed you breakfast and give you drinks. P.M. for any more info if you need.

We stayed right on the marina. Close to the beach, fishing, shopping and clubs.

Have fun!
 

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Gueritta II $600 bare boat but they go farther than sight of land. Most boats in that price range only troll 5-10 miles off the beach (been there and done that). Great english speaking crew, the tackle is very good and they actually go to where the fish are. I fished with them 2 weeks ago (see report posted)and we ended up 35 miles out. This boat is a steal for that price.

I heard Minerva's is good as well. They were my first choice but they were booked up when I got there.
 

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Cabo in itself will break the bank.....Everything is expensive and someone is always trying to sell you something....anything from beads to real estate..... I won't go back....
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As far as golf, I would play Los Palmilla. Not as expensive as the Ocean course but hands down the best golf course I have ever played. If you would like some pics PM me. First time I ever played golf with an air conditioned golf cart. If I remember correct the green fee was about $130.

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take a soft sided cooler w/ you to cabo
go to the local mercado and buy beer for the boat

get your hotal to make box lunches and 1 for the captain, the night before.

after you catch a few schoolie tuna , i would move............but save some for your hotel to cook, another use for the cooler...
 

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Tom Stewart said:
Cabo in itself will break the bank.....Everything is expensive and someone is always trying to sell you something....anything from beads to real estate..... I won't go back....
TS
Yeah, it's a horrible place. Everyone stop going there. Fishing is crappy. Town is run down and smells bad.

(I'm going in a few weeks for the 3rd time this year)
 

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ibooked ahotel at $65 a day from expedia it was basicbut i was never there exept to sleep. myfriends were paying $400 or more for hilton and they were 15 miles away from town and i was in center of town. dont reserve and pay inadvance buy it as you need it . .all info both are time share setup, listen to a sales man and get $50 for 2hrs of your time . you can catch fish 1 mile away from land in fact we paid $1500 for marlin trip and we hookup with 5 tuna 4 miles away from town. downtown is 2 miles or less long so you walk every where
 

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Stay away from the Gaviota fleet. Heard some good about Pisces and Minerva.
 

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I went to Cabo on super bowl weekend knowing the crowd would be thin and got 5 days of fishing for $1000 to days on a 28 foot boat and 3 days on a panga. Caught Marlin every day. 5 stripes and 1 sail. www.fishingmarlin.com. the guy who hooked us up was benito juarez cedeno of bjc sportfishing. if you go in Feb you get a free whale watching trip along with every fishing trip. We missed a surfacing California grey whale by about 5 feet and when we went out farther in the 28 footer we saw tons of humpbacks jumping. It was truly spectacular.
 

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Thanks for all the info and help guys..i really appreciate it. Im going to do some research and investigating on some of the fleets mentioned and see what I can plan out. Hopefully everything well plan out good and I will have a blast over there....if i dont..there is always the tequilla to cheer me up LOL
 

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animal said:
Hey guys I'm heading to Cabo this summer and figured it would be a good time to start planning now. I need some input on what to do. I know 4sure that I want to head offshore at least 1-2times while I am there so any recommendations on who to head out with would help. I'm looking for someone who won't break the bank that much lol. Also.. Is there anything in your opinion that I absolutely have to do while I'm there? My main reason of going to do some fishing and maybe a round or two of golf while I'm there. I was thinking of maybe doing some surf fishing while I'm there since that is what I mainly do...or maybe do some fly fishing? ...I'm really up for anything. Any info or help will help guys.

Many Thanks!!

Animal
When are you going? I will there Aug 23-27 and looking to split a sportfishing trip.
 
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