Prices do not include gratuities for boat crew, attendants, drivers, maids or hosts. How much you tip the staff and crew is completely up to you and should reflect the quality of service you receive. A tip of 10-20% is customary but not obligatory. Tips should be given directly to the captain & crew for the fishing portion of your trip.
All-inclusive rates includes airport pickup/return, transfers, accommodations, meals at the villa , water, beer, sodas, snacks, daily free laundry service, maid service, staff, and full service fishing charter. Optional meals, excursions, or activities away from the lodge or villa can be arranged but are at extra costs.
We never charge you a surcharge for fuel when prices increase or we find it necessary to make long runs on your fishing vacation. When you make your reservation, you know exactly what your charges are and will never be surprised by hidden fees, or fuel surcharges charges at the end of your trip. You should always confirm this when you book fishing vacations with anyone.
Mad Marlin requires a non-refundable deposit to hold your reservation. If you need to change your vacation dates, we will try to accommodate your request based upon availability. Be aware though, that after October 1, our available dates fill up quickly for the season so it may be difficult to re-arrange your dates but we will do our best to help you. Reserved trips are non-refundable. Clients must pay remaining balance for full final payment of the mutually-agreed upon rate prior to arrival. Payments are via Pay Pal, bank transfer, or by check. All payments are non-refundable. Trip insurance is highly recommended but not required.
Our NEW BUDGET PLAN is by far the most affordable offshore fishing trip in Guatemala. It includes the same great fishing experience as our all-inclusive fishing vacations, but allows customers to provide for their own food and beverages on the boat, accommodations, dining plans, airport pickup and return, and local ground transfers. It is a dock to dock fishing charter. We take care of the fishing and leave the other stuff to you! All you have to do is show up at the dock with whatever you want to eat and drink and go fishing. This is a great choice for anglers already in the region and want to plan their entire trip details themselves and save a ton of money too.