Phil didn't make this stuff up, honest.

Picture looks good! We had a great time, wish we we'rnt so tired! The ceviche was the best, although I never had it before, it has since left a lingering taste in my mouth that cannot be duplicated. Thanks for the tips of PV, you probably saved us a stomach pump!


Hey this is Nathan...from July 4th...the HUGE TUNA. Hey I just wanted ta thank you for a good time and some memorable moments. Last time we went fishing it was horrible and the only big fish that was caught the guy broke the Fish.Travel. Also, thanks for you and your crew for knowing what they were doing and ya'lls efforts you put in for my fish. Last time one got away...this time one big enough for two of the last ones took it's spot. Thanks again and "gracias por todos los memorias"

I wanted to thank you for a terrific day on the SOL. I enjoyed it very much. You are very wise and and you have awesome people you work with. Tell Miguel and Juan that we said thank you and hello. Also thank you for the
advice. The fish we cooked was delicious!
We look forward to seeing you guys soon!
Thank you very much!
Chris and Tom

Hey Phil
Just wanted to thank you for an excellent fishing trip. I don'know if any two people enjoyed themselves as much as Sharla and Cody did any where in the world on that particular day. Theycouldn't quit talking about the fun they had and the fish they caught. And the dinner at EL Dorado that night was unbelievable ( the food and the atmosphere). Once again thanks for a great time on and off  the water.
Billie Ingram
P.S. Hopefully we'll do it again!!

Hi Phil, just a note saying

"THANKYOU!" for the great fishing, the whole gang had a great timeCan we put a link on our website to yours?

PS go to and look at WOLFPHOTO's you'll
see some of your fish there.

Hurricane Huber
104.9 The Wolf

Hey Phil
This is Gary Steckel the July 4th Strike One Charter. Just wanted to say thanks again and what a great time we had on the Strike One with you and the crew. It was a great time for all in the party and you and the crew were both enjoyable and very professional. Nathan talked for 2 years about the fish he got last time we went fishing down there, which was not chartered with you, (big mistake). Now we will listen to the great one that didn't get away with you and your crew the rest of our lives; a much better story!! Thanks again and keep in touch anytime you like or whenever you update your fishing report. Tell your wife thanks for her effort and it was nice talking to her on the phone.
For anyone reading this let me say DON'T GO ON A FISH CHARTER UNLESS IT WAS MADE WITH PHIL. We have chartered boats before and this was by far the best and easiest charter we have ever done. Phil and his wife handled every detail IT WAS AWSOME. The complete package from beginning to end.
Thanks again Phil and the Strike One Crew.
Gary Steckel and Family

Hi Debbie & Phil! Just wanted to drop you a short note to tell you that Deb and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Puerto Vallarta and especially our time with you at the El Dorado! You know, we enjoyed that restaurant so much, that we went back there again the very next day for lunch and then again on our last day for a couple of Margarita Grande's. Hope we
can do this again sometime soon!
Warren & Deb

Phil, thanks a lot for a wonderful day of fishing!! the tuna fillets arrived at monterrey ok and are already on my freezer waiting to be eaten.
I had a great time and am already thinking of coming again late this year. I will definitly contact you to book one of your boats.
See you

Phil / Debbie,
Just wanted to drop a note and say Thank You for the great day of Fishing that we had on Sun, Feb 25th. The weather was good & we had plenty of action from the Sierra in the bay. Also, please send along my compliments to Jose, Fernando and Benito... they made it very relaxing for us. Hoping to get back in the late fall sometime in the near future and go out for Marlin. Till then...
Phil & Ronda Thomas


"p.s. Your website is ALMOST as much fun as you are in the boat!"

Chris Bohl

Phil, Thank you for a fantastic fishing trip and Dolphin watching experience. I felt I got my monies worth just by seeing the fantastic show nature put on for us with the schooling of the dolphins. The 40lb to 50lb Dorado was just a bonus for a exceptionally fun time on the water. My Dad wishes to pass on his thanks also. I hope to be back to Puerto Vallarta in the next two years and will plan my trip in advance through your web site. I've visited your website and will continue to regularly keep myself up to date on the Banderas bay fishing. Please pass on my thanks to Captain Miguel and his deck hand Juan. If you happen to see Dave from New Port say Hi to him from me and thank him once again for putting us in touch. It was my meeting with him that led me to you and the fun day of fishing. Take Care and I'll keep in touch by sending my own fishing customers in your direction, Dave Rochette & Moe Rochette Ontario, Canada

Thanks Phil,

We had a great time.  You really know how to talk with the kids and keep their interest.  When we think of our time in PV, we will always think of Phil!


Fishing with Phil was everything we expected and more! We chose Phil because he was the first to respond to our inquiries. The day was perfect as promised even though we didn't land a HUGE catch. The boat was clean, the crew was most helpful, and Phil's lunch was delicious. Phil was a wonderful host and we hope to fish with him again on a return trip to PuertoVallarta.    Jason & Andrea Miller

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One of Phil's recent charters went a step beyond a thank you note and actually took the time to send an endorsement that is so descriptive and interesting, so if you are still not convinced that Phil in PV is a good guy, check this one out!


 Please find attached photos from the trip on the Sol on March 27th.  What a great day we had.  I cannot thank you enough for your help with my son.  It will be a day he (nor I) will never forget.  It is a rare and wonderful person that takes time to teach kids with patience and enthusiasm.  You have both and bless you for it!


To anyone thinking about booking with Phil-do it!  Phil gives you something that you cannot get anywhere else-experience and guidance.  Phil made sure the captain and crew kept on working and looking for fish.  Often times I have been out on boats and the crew is content to troll around and when no bite occurs we just quit.  Phil won't let that happen-he kept on the crew until we caught fish.  Phil knows the techniques, hotspots and reefs himself, so he knows that there are other ways to catch fish.  Plus, Phil is just a blast to have on the boat to talk to!  Phil is great with kids, patient and kind, and likes to show them how to fish.  My son, 8 years old, loves Phil and listened to every word he said-something he doesn't always do with me. 


I highly recommend going with Phil if for nothing more than to avoid the hassle of trying to do it yourself.


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about fishing with Phil.  John Hasbrook, Phone 503-838-0251,, Oregon.


Take care,