GITANA II
The Gitana II is a handcrafted 25' Super Panga powered by a 60 HP Yamaha outboard. Cruising speed: 25+ knots. 
The Gitana II is equipped with GPS Navigation, cellular phone and VHS radio. It has outriggers, a live well, and two fighting chairs. Semi-private head, shaded siesta benches under the hardtop and generous cooler capacity round out the amenities. Although a little smaller than its big sister she is a highly capable fishing vehicle that delivers big catches.

GITANA
The Gitana is a handcrafted, 27' Super Panga powered by two 85 HP Yamaha outboard engines. She cruises at 26 knots, with a top speed of 36 knots. Overall the Gitana is a very seaworthy and stable fishing platform. The extra 1’ of beam and 2’ of keel provides for a definite large-boat experience.
The Gitana is equipped with GPS Navigation, cellular phone and VHS radio. It has outriggers, a live well, and two fighting chairs. Semi-private head, shaded siesta benches under the hardtop and generous cooler capacity round out the amenities.

Captain Santiago Valdovinos, Gitana
#3 tag/catch and release captain in the world, 2001–2008

Santiago has an uncanny ability to find some of the larger sails that prowl the waters of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Practicing tag & release for sailfish as religiously as possible, Santiago has been the top tagging/catch and release captain in Mexico for the last eight years (2001–2008).

Santiago is an accomplished fly fishing captain who delivers consistent and spectacular results for his clients. See the fly fishing page for a description of billfish on the fly—the Valdovinos way.

Captain Adan Valdovinos, Gitana II
#4 tag & release captain in the world, 2006-07

Adan and Santiago work together every day to maximize the fishing success of their clients. Adan like his brother has fish finding instincts second to none in Zihuatanejo, and consistently locates and raises more billfish and dorado than most captains in the fleet. Adan has been the #2 tagging/catch and release captain in Mexico for the last two years (2006–2007)

Adan is one of the top fly fishing captains in the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo fishery.

See the fly fishing page for more information.

Advisory: You will find Santiago and Adan very reluctant to kill
billfish for use as food. They will be happy however to take dorado,
tuna and even sharks for the table. Filleting, packaging and freezing your catch is included in the service.

fish with
the best

When you cast to your first sailfish, you are pretty much useless for anything but holding on to your rod and taking some highly simplified direction.

When you catch your third, you’re taking in the fun of the onboard choreography, and starting to think

about when you are coming back.

No Zihuatanejo captains are better at making you succeed, and making sure you enjoy it. Fishing with Santiago and Adan is intense, but you’ll laugh a lot too. It’s the greatest game you ever played.

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