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Here's what our fishing charter clients have to say...

Great May 2015 Fishing with Minerva's Baja Tackle Charters

Hi Minerva,
I just wanted to thank you for making my 3 daughters first deep sea fishing trip a huge success. We just got back from Cabo and the girls are still talking about their fishing trip aboard the Minerva III. 2 marlin caught and released as well as a 150lb Yellowfin Tuna. They were so excited and I couldn’t have been happier for them. But what really made the trip for me was the efforts of our Captain Javier and his mate, Carmello. As we were headed in and reeling in our lines, a fish took that last line’s bait and we were back in action. The crew could have very easily continued to pack it in and head back in, but they treated it like it was 9am and we were off to the races – and boy am I we all glad we did. Ended up being an 11 ft Blue Marlin in the 300-350lb range! We were all so excited. The crew was so good that we were able to get the fish up to the boat for some great pictures and then release it unharmed. CPR (Catch, Photo, Release) at its best.

Deciding to book with Minerva was the best move I made in our trip to Cabo. They were very professional, prompt, friendly and experienced. And best of all, help provide a lasting memory for my daughters and myself.

Thank you so much!

Brian Midland
Ladera Ranch, CA



Great May 2015 Fishing with Minerva's Baja Tackle Charters

Hola Minerva!!
Muchas Gracias to you, Bob, and Stephan and Kubo (spellings?). They were an excellent team!! We had 2 amazing striped marlin fishing days!!! It was such a great way to celebrate our 23rd Anniversary (and 28 together :) ) !! We are so thankful we were referred to you so many years ago and that we have been able to continue to fish with your teams. We had so much fun that we are hoping to return later this year as well so we will be in touch.

Here are a few pictures for you and our stellar fishing captain and first mate (and photographers! :)) . Please share pictures with them, if possible.

We will be checking in with you about ordering tshirts and hats that were out of stock while we were there.

Muchas gracias again and take good care.
Best wishes to you, Bob, and your family,
Michelle and Ian



Ray & Rose Cohen fishing with Minerva's, November 2014

Dear Minerva,
Thanks again for a wonderful trip on the Minerva 3 with captain Roberto and Estaban. Rose and I caught our limit of Dorado, three Yellowfin Tuna and a Wahoo! The spinner dolphin put on quite a show. We love fishing with your fleet, The tackle is always top notch and the crew knows their business.

Thanks again. See you next year.
Ray Cohen
Merrick, New York
Minerva III



Cabo Fishing Report June 2014 - The Densmore's fishing with Minerva's

We wanted to send a note to thank you Minerva for such a great boat charter on Minerva V. Roberto and Roberto were fantastic! We ended with 5 Marlin, 3 Dorado and 2 Tuna - just a great time with a great fishing team with enormous experience in finding fish! We will be back in the Fall time and look forward to seeing you again and will request Roberto and Roberto as our team. Here are some photos. We also posted a video on YouTube about our fishing trip for your enjoyment.

Russell and Laryssa Densmore
June 16,17,18 2014
Minerva V



Marlin fishing in Cabo

My wife and I chartered the Minerva II on 4/6/13. I have got to say that Capt. Pimi and Damien are top notch. Truly second to none! We have never been to Cabo before and decided to make it our destination for our 10 yr anniversary. My wife surprised me with this fishing trip! Y'all came very highly recommended by some friends of ours and clients of yours. Fishing that morning was a little slow, but Pimi and Damien never stopped working towards getting us the catch that we were seeking. I am a bay fisherman here on the Texas Gulf Coast and understand why it's called "fishing" and not "catching" and know there is not much you can do about it. What set your crew apart from others was how hard the guys kept working on putting us on fish. We ended up with a couple of dorado and my very 1st marlin! To cap the trip off, a friendly sea lion hitched a ride with us back to the dock. Too cool! Once at the dock, Bob took pictures of us with the crew and then personally drove us back to your shop and offered us some of your amazing brownies. You have earned another loyal client and have given us an experience and memory that will never be forgotten!

Alan Inman
Richmond, Texas



Dorado fishing in Cabo San Lucas
Jason Murray out of Monroe, Georgia came fishing with us and had a great day as these photos show!

Hello Minerva,
I would first like to thank you for talking me into going fishing, especially since Hurricane Paul had just moved through. I knew Cabo was a great fishing destination, but I had no idea that it was THAT good. Bruce and Esteban were great and their willingness to go after the species I wanted to target was refreshing. We caught several Dorado, the most I’ve caught on an offshore trip, and a really nice Wahoo. What a great day of fishing. The best thing, though, was that you did exactly what you said you were going to do. Being a business owner, there is nothing more important than honesty and following through on your promises. Everything from the lunches to the “Service After the Sale” were just as you said and more. I was really impressed when my individually sealed and frozen filets were delivered to my hotel at exactly 9:00 a.m. (which was the time I specified) with a brand new Igloo cooler and a roll of duct tape. Who thinks to send duct tape? You do, and that is what made this trip special. I will definitely be back.

Thank you for a wonderful fishing experience,

Jason A. Murray, P.E.
Monroe, GA


We were very lucky to be out on Minerva II on Feb 15th with Captain Pimi and deckhand Damion. We had a fantastic day and really appreciated the excellent service we received on the boat. Hoping to be back in a couple of years.

Thank you again,
Darrell and Kim Spelay (February 15th, 2014)



Hola Minerva!
Well, I just wanted to send you an email and tell you what a great time we had last week on the Minerva II with Pimi and Edgar. I’m sure you already know but we did manage to boat one marlin, a nice 140# +/- one. Pimi and Edgar were just as you explained, excellent! They were very helpful in boating the marlin and a couple of great guys to boot. They did work very hard at putting us on more fish but as you and I both know all too well when the fish don’t want to bite there isn’t much a person can do but to fly back down there and try again sometime soon! Ya, and that’s what we will do for sure and when we do we will definitely re-book with you and request the same set up (boat and guides). What a great value for a great day of fishing. Now I know why you’re the reigning queen of the marlin industry!!

I’m so glad we got meet you in person and go out on one of your charters. As I said, we will definitely be doing that again.. Thank you for being so kind and so helpful.

Warmest regards...
Stuart Sneer - President -United Prairie Bank




Greetings Minerva,
I want to say thank you one last time for a wonderful experience. You have offered us supreme customer service from the first minute we contacted you about a charter though the minute we received our trimmed and vacuum sealed fish. The Minerva III proved to exceed our expectations and provided us with memories we will never forget, starting with the lightening speed that got us to our destination ahead of the pack. David and Esteban are wonderful fishermen, fun gentlemen, and hard workers. They know their fishing and were determined to be sure that we had a great experience. Early in the morning, David asked us what we wanted to catch. We replied that some Marlin would be fun to catch and release and that we would love to take home some Darado and Tuna. We got EVERYTHING we asked for and more than we ever imagined! We hope to become annual customers and can see why so much of your business comes from loyal repeat clients.

Thank you, thank David, thank Esteban, and thank the entire Minerva crew!
Cathy & Darren Rudowsky



Minerva,
I would like to thank you and your crews for the most fantastic, memorable two days of CATCHING. Fishing is where you go out to catch fish and maybe you do and maybe you don't. But when you go out fishing with the Minerva crews it's amazing how the fish just seem to jump into the boat. Not only were the boats clean but the captains (Edgar Chong) knew exactly where to go. I couldn't understand why we broke off early from the rest of the pack as we headed out to sea. We veered West and headed out where the two oceans converge. And yes it was a long ride but worth it. Fifteen minutes into the troll we hooked my trophy. A giant among large fish. My trophy a Black Marlin 11 feet 2 inches long and 430 pounds. My only regret today is I don't have a large enough wall to hang my mount. So instead of a fish lie I had to shrink my catch in order to mount over my fireplace. Oh, and one other thing it tastes just like sword fish. Delicious.

I come from New Jersey and fish every weekend, stripe bass, fluke, blues, and small tuna,and occasionally a large Mako but nothing like this. That day we ended up with four Striped Marlin and one Black. Two days prior we fished with the wives and ended up with three Yellowfin Tuna (50-75lbs) and 4 Striped Marlin. I know some day I will be back and will be booking my charter through Minerva's!

Again, thank you for a great two days of fishing.
Bruce Germain



Minerva,
I want to thank you for the great fishing trip my friend Chris Herring and I enjoyed on May 15th on the Minerva VI with Captain Pimi and Edgar. We caught an incredible 5 striped marlin and had 3 of them on line at one time!! Chris also caught a Dorado that provided us an excellent lunch the next day. We also enjoyed seeing the dolphins and even a whale during our trip. All in all, we had a glorious day in the magnificent place. You run the best fishing charter business in Cabo. Your guides are not only talented but very accomodating. They get as excited about catching fish as we do!! And thanks for recommending Vontrol.... I was able to enjoy my first deep sea fishing trip without getting seasick.

God bless you.
Charley Grimsley - Northport, AL


Hey Minerva and Bob,
Just wanted to drop you a short note advising you how much we, my three son in laws and myself, enjoyed our two days fishing on your boat, the Minerva II. Our total catch of seven Marlins, ten Dorados, two Tunas, and two Makos, made for a truly unforgettable vacation. You have a great operation and I will definitely recommend you to my friends.

Thanks again...
Bob Kuehn


Check this out. Minerva is the BEST. we will see you next time we're in Cabo. Martine and Jacob were wonderful. Three big Dorado, one striped marln, one mako shark who jumped about 15 feet in the air when it took the bait (never seen anything like it) and one . . . big beautiful sailfish. we are happy to write you a review, letter or whatever! we have lots more pictures too.

THANKS AGAIN!
Jeff Kruger - Director of Business Development - Magley & Associates


Dear Minerva,
I am writing to compliment Captain Pimi and Martin who took us fishing on the Minerva 2. This is the third time I have gone out with the Minerva 2 and each time has been the trip of a lifetime. My wife landed a Marlin, a Dorado and a Wahoo and I landed a dorado and Marlin.Pimi really knows his business. Martin was very helpful and instructed us well. I have been out with other fleets and have found the Minerva fleet to be the best in Cabo. We will be back very year.

Thank You,
Rose and Ray Cohen - Merrick, NY

Hola Minerva,
Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful fishing experience. My sons and I chartered your Minerva II last Sunday. Your captain and deck hand were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They put us in the fish and never stopped working the waters. We caught 3 Striped Marlin, 2 Dorado and a very large squid. Our success was a direct result of their fishing skills and knowledge of the Cabo waters. We have always been a California trout fishing family but I know we will now include more Cabo fishing and it will always be with Minerva. In addition, we found your store staff to be very helpful and friendly as well. Our family vacation was a wonderful experience in Cabo, one that we will remember and talk about forever.

Thanks again to you and your staff.
Bill Hopman



Minerva,
Kimberly, Taylor and I had a great time. Capt Pimi, as always was perfect. We were told by Mike of the trailer park or what ever name it is now, that Pimi has the best eyes in Mexico, and I believe it. I am so sorry that you had to send your clerk over to to collect the money for packaging our fish. You made us feel so at home, I though you would just charge our credit card and I did not even think about paying. It was totally my fault and not of the nice young man that waited on us. We are going to try to book 2 days in either Oct. or Nov. Kimberly will be in touch.

Thanks again for a great time.
Jerry Garrett


Minerva,
My fiancé and I have fished with you before. We had a wonderful time! We caught 2 sailfish, and a Dorado. With the marlin tournament in October, I wanted to make sure we could secure a fishing charter before booking travel arrangements to Cabo. Can you please let me know if it would be possible to book Pimi’s boat (Minerva II) for Saturday, October 15 and Monday, October 17? My fiancé and I are bringing my parents down who also love to fish. I can’t imagine going with another fishing charter company. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Susan Skoruppa



Minerva,

It was good to see you and sorry we missed Bob. This trip was another outstanding fishing trip for our party. The boys liked it sooooo much that they want to make it a yearly event. We look forward to next year.

Tom Crayton

I was in Cabo last December and fished aboard one of your boats, and really enjoyed it, it was the greatest experience of my life. We look forward to returning soon. When I was in Cabo I also visited your tackle shop and purchased two long sleeve t-shirts, with your name and the tag and brag logo. I live in Biloxi Mississippi, and have recently lost my home, and everything in it, and my boat to Hurricane Katrina. I would like to know if it would be possible to purchase a couple of these shirts and have them shipped to me. They were kind of important to me, since I caught my first ever Marlin while fishing on your boat. I would appreciate any information on this.

Thanks,
Randall Broussard

Hi Minerva,
Just wanted to drop you line and compliment your crew on the Minerva III. Gilbert and Carlos did a great job spotting marlin and some foaming tuna. Although Gene and I were looking to put meat in our cooler, we had a very successful day. We hooked 6 marlin, released 4 plus 5 yellowfin tuna. The boat was very impressive. You've done a great job restoring her. We passed the entire fleet as we headed up the coast toward Todos Santos. We look forward to booking our next trip on one of your boats around this same time next year. We will get back to you after the new year.

That's it for now, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Greg Hackett

Minerva,
Marty and I just wanted to drop you a line with a big thank you for making our fishing experiences in Cabo unbelievable. We most definitley will be back and as often as possible. I will forward some of the picture to you soon.

Muchas Gracias!
Andreas



Hello Minerva,
I wanted to tell you that we had a great time fishing on Monday with Chewy and Augustine (I think that's the names). At first they couldn't get any bait and I thought we were in for a long day. Eventually the Minerva II came over (at Chewy's request) and sold us some bait. We had already landed one by that time, but at least I felt like we had options. We had 9 or 10 fish in our baits that day, landed 3.........it was a blast!

It was hard to explain to them, but I wanted them to know that we appreciated the effort they put forth to maximize our trip. On the way in we saw a whale and he took us up close which was thrilling for both couples. Then he took us thru the rocks at the "arch" where we saw seals, birds, etc. It was only a few extra minutes out of the day to do that for us, but it meant a lot. I just wanted you to pass on to them our comments because I couldn't tell if they thought we were happy or not. I have only fished 3 times in Cabo, and the other two times were with Pimi on the Minerva III.

I am a Minerva's fan, thanks!
William Talley


Minerva,
My husband spoke with you and booked our fishing trip on MINERVA 3 Saturday March 18th.I have to tell you...that was the BEST time! We caught a dolphin, Marlin and Sailfish. We were SOOOOOO excited! And the guys who took us out were SUPER to say the very least. They were wonderful. We enjoyed it ALL!. You guys were extremely professional and the crew was very good. They worked hard all day to make it happen and it did. For us it was a trip of a lifetime and your guys made it that way. Again..thank you so very much ....we will cherish these memories and spread the word to any and all who will listen that Minerva's is the way to go!

Thank you!
Jessica & Keith Lobbestael


Hi Minerva,
I booked my family with you a couple weeks ago and we fished with Pimi and Martin on the Minerva II. We have fished with you folks several times over the years, and always had a great time. This trip was no different. We caught two striped marlin and a sailfish, and lost one other marlin. As you know, the measure of a day's success isn't strictly how many fish are caught…but catching some good fish never hurts! Pimi and Martin did an excellent job making sure we had fun.

Thanks again for providing excellent fishing service!
Dave Dawley
Craig, Alaska




To the crew of the Minerva III and all at Minerva’s charters thank for a great trip. Not only was the staff polite and professional, we got the added bonus of catching fish. I have added some pictures of our trip for you to use as advertising of successful trips chartered through you. I will definitely pass the word on that you are the charter fishing company of choice in Cabo San Lucas!

Thanks!
Randy May - Tacoma, Washington


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Happy fishing clients in Cabo San Lucas

PHOTOS FROM OUR CHARTER CLIENTS
Many of our clients take the time to not only send us a few words about their fishing trips with Minerva's, they also share some of their terrific photos of the fish they caught so we had to share them with you! If you come fishing with us, put a smile on our face and send us your comments and photos and we'll post them online, right here.

Young Mr. Hinton with his Yellowfin Tuna

ABOVE: Young and hooked already! Nothing but nothing beats the smile on a youngsters face after he's caught his very own Yellowfin Tuna! This young angler is the newest Hinton family member to catch the Cabo fishing bug!





The Hinton family round out their catch with a nice Pacific Sailfish

ABOVE: A nice Pacific Sailfish caught off Cabo for the Hinton clan who fish with Minerva's.





500 pound Blue Marlin caught in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: This 500+ pound Blue Marlin was caught and released by a Minerva's charter client. We're staunch advocates of catch and release for billfish, or any other species that you don't intend to eat and we utilize circle hooks with our live bait for higher post-release survival rates.





Nice Dorado caught by Jessica

ABOVE & BELOW: Jessica Lobbestael and her husband Keith joined us for a charter and landed this healthy Dorado plus a nice Pacific Sailfish for Keith pictured below.




Pacific Sailfish caught by Keith Lobbestael in Cabo San Lucas

Drew Andrews and friends with their 252 pound Yellowfin Tuna caught in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: Drew Andrews and his buddies fished with us while waiting for his boat delivery and was glad he did! This fat Yellowfin tipped the scales at just over 250 pounds!





John Winter with his nice Pacific Sailfish caught in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: John Winter came away with a bountiful day on the water including this pretty Pacific Sailfish.... just another day fishing with Minerva's!!





Another fat Yellowfin Tuna caught in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: If it's big Tuna are what you're after, Cabo has what you're looking for. This nice specimen was hooked on a trolled lure pulled in front of a school of porpoise... a good sign that big tuna are around.






A limit of Dorado for Randy May and guests in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: Randy May of Tacoma, Washington had a great day of fishing with us getting a nice variety of gamefish and this heavy "stringer" of Dorado.





Yellowfin Tuna fill the catch box in Cabo San Lucas

ABOVE: When the Tuna fishing is good, it's great! We couldn't match the photo with the client (sometimes we're not as organized with our photos as we are with our boats). One thing for sure, someone went home with a cooler full of tuna loins to share with friends and family!


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