JANUARY 12TH-19TH, 2005


Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort welcomes you to the

world’s premier sport fishing destination.


Here on the Sea of Cortez—the world’s richest ocean—you can expect to catch blue, black and striped marlin, enormous wahoo, tuna, yellowtail, sailfish, roosterfish and dorado. Join us for the ultimate sportsman’s vacation—three  exciting days of sport fishing, followed by three days of duck and dove hunting on the most prolific huntingrounds you’ll ever see, on Mexico’s mainland.

Sinalopato Duck and Dove Club welcomes you to a world-class duck and dove-hunting destination.


If you’re looking for game bird hunting at its best, Sinalopato Duck & Dove Club is the place. Attracting millions of waterfowl annually, Sinaloa is alive with winged activity and natural beauty.


The operation is based in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, at Plaza Inn Hotel, a five star property with two restaurants, fitness center, bar, night club, convention rooms, travel agency, pool, gardens, 130 rooms, and suites.


For the hunters, a special room, “The Sinalopato Duck Club Room” is provided. This lounge has a full bar and dining area and its decor provides the perfect ambience for reliving the daily hunt moments.


Our duck club operates a large marshland system in the North Region of Sinaloa State with over 80 blinds.  The blinds are built with wood platforms, so the hunters stay dry.  All blinds have decoys.  To operate this 70,000 acres system of marshland we have seven airboats.


Flying along the water in a sleek airboat you’ll be astonished by the variety of birds and grandeur of this hunting paradise. Vast marsh lands, as far as the eye can see, are perfect habitat for a variety of ducks, many of which are scarce in the United States, including black-bellied whistling ducks, redheads, cinnamon, green winged & blue winged teal, gadwalls, canvasbacks, fulvous whistling ducks, mottled ducks, widgeons, pintails, shovelers and mallards.


Grain crops are responsible for attracting millions of white wing and mourning doves to the fertile farming valleys of Los Mochis and nearby El Fuerte.  This year was a banner planting season for milo-maize, raise, bean and wheat.  These fields will be holding birds all season long crop harvests will be staggering this year due to an abundance of irrigation water and newly cultivated fields.  Sinalopato’s land concessions for dove hunting total over hundred thousand acres.





Package Prices:


2 Person package: $3228.00 per person USD


Based on double occupancy room, Premium room at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, 3 days fishing on a 23’ Super Panga. Standard double occupancy room in Plaza Inn Hotel.



4 Person Package: $3110.00 per person USD


Based on double occupancy room, 2 Premium rooms at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, 3 days fishing on a 28’ Single Engine Cruiser. Standard double occupancy room in Plaza Inn Hotel. 


Package includes:

·        8 days/7 nights All lodging at deluxe Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort and Plaza Inn Hotel (double occupancy)

·        Airfare to Los Mochis and ground transfers from airports and to all hunts.

·        3 days fishing & 3 days hunting

·        Airboats and blinds from duck hunts bird retrieval, bird boy for dove hunts.

·        Two daily hunts in Los Mochis

·        Early snack and coffee

·        All 3 meals, five star service

·        All transportation to Sinalopato Duck Hunting reserve

·        Complimentary beer, soft drinks and ice in the field.

·         Hunting licences and shotgun rental, Berettas´s and Benelli´s


Package does not include:

·        International Airfare (Package starts at San Jose del Cabo Airport)

·        Special trip arrangements

·        Phone calls

·        Shells

·        Single occupancy room

·        Drinks and specialty menu items at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort

·        Gratuities for boat, hunting or hotel personnel


More information  on:

Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort Extra Activities:

·  ATV’s Tours Or Individual Rentals 

·  City, Eco- & Adventure Tours

·  Snorkeling And Scuba Tours

·  Professional Massage Services

·  Golf Tours

·  Horse Back Riding

·  Kayaking

·  Wave Runners 


Sinalopato Duck and Dove Club Extra Activities:

·  Dove Hunting Packages

·  Quail Hunting Packages

·  Bass Fishing at Lake Huites and Bird Hunting

·  Copper Canyon Train Adventure and Bird Hunting Tour








DAY ONE . January 12:  Arrival at Los Cabos International Airport, with pickup by Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort driver at the airport, transfer to Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, 45 minutes from the airport.  Check in at resort. We invite you to come and enjoy our traditional welcome margarita. Dinner served at 6:45 at El Navegante Restaurant, where you will enjoy international and Mexican Cuisine and fresh sea food entrees. Please check in with Angel, our boat manager, in the bar before dinner to order lunch for the next day on your boat.



DAYS TWO & THREE . January 13 & 14: Wake up call at 6:00 a.m. Breakfast at 6:15 a.m. where you will enjoy a full traditional Mexican or American breakfast. Depart at 7:00 a.m. for your fishing day. After a full day of fishing you will return between 2:00-3:00 pm to Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. The rest of the afternoon is free, so you can enjoy a relaxing massage, a swim in the sea or swap fish stories with other anglers at the palapa swim-up bar. If you bring your catch of the day to the kitchen, our chef will be happy to prepare it to your liking.  



DAY FOUR . January 15: Today, after returning from fishing you will pack up in time to depart to Los Cabos International Airport for your flight to Los Mochis. 




q       Fishing distances during the winter months vary from 5 miles to 35 miles.

q       Ocean conditions vary from very calm to windy, and fishing distance and location depend on winds conditions. Most of our fleet will fish to the north to avoid returning with the afternoon wind.

q       Average catch per boat is very similar to those during the most popular months. This is particularly due to the fact that there is less competition. 




Temperatures are usually in the low to mid-80s during the day, but can dip into the low 60s at night, so we recommend that you bring a jacket for evenings and waterproof clothing for fishing.



Bring your best tackle, or you can rent it from the hotel. 




Taxes and gratuities for lodging are included in your package. Boat crew tips are not included in this package. Suggested tipping range for a Super Panga is $30 to $40, and $50 to 60 on the cruisers, since there are two crewmen per boat.




Bring a cooler so you’ll have room to bring home your fish and ducks. Please be aware that the cost for cleaning your fish is 40 cents per pound, which includes zip lock bags. 








CONTINUATION OF DAY FOUR . January 15: Upon arrival at Los Mochis International Airport you will be met by the Sinalopato Duck & Dove Club driver at the airport, transferred to the five star Plaza Inn Hotel, 25 minutes from the airport.  When you arrive at the Plaza Inn Hotel, you will be astonished by the luxurious décor and lush surroundings.  The friendly staff greets every hunter with a margarita. Register and relax in your room before attending a hosted dinner at Mr. Owens Restaurant.



DAYS FIVE, SIX & SEVEN . January 16 – 18: Wake up call at 4:30 a.m. and breakfast at 5:00 a.m. The Plaza Inn features a breakfast buffet in a beautiful setting complete with juices, coffee, cereal, hot entrees, pastries and omelettes made to order. Depart at 5:30 a.m. for dove hunting.


Return to the Plaza Inn approximately at 10:30 a.m. for lunch and depart for duck hunting at 1:30 p.m. Natural blinds are set in the tules and decoys spread out in a protected pocket, while your bird boy will stay hidden until it’s time to retrieve your ducks. Airboats are used to take hunters to hot spots on the marsh.  


Enjoy traditional Mexican and American cuisine in Mr Owens restaurant at the Plaza Inn, or have the chef prepare your doves and ducks. 



DAY EIGHT . January 19: Breakfast at Mr. Owens Restaurant. Meet in the lobby and transfer to Los Mochis International Airport and your flight home.




q       Distance to fields is eighteen to forty minutes.

q       Season runs from November 1, 2004 through March 2, 2005.

q       Group sizes can vary from 4 to 14 hunters.

q       Single room are available and luxurious suites on request.

q       Should you wish to fish instead of hunt any day, this can be accommodated easily. Marlin, sailfish, snook, red snapper and bass fishing are all available, with lunch provided. Bass fishing is available at Lake Dominguez or at the new, famous Lake Huites. The only extra charge is $60 per person for transportation on bass fishing. Marlin boats depart from the yacht club in Topolobampo Bay, with professional crews and outfitted spot-yachts included.




We recommend that you bring camouflage clothes, lights jackets, light boots (hip waders not necessary) insect repellent, medication, etc. The weather is sunny with cool mornings and late afternoons, very similar to Buena Vista.




If you are bringing your own gun into Mexico, it is imperative that you secure a hunting license and gun permit before bringing the gun into the country. To obtain the documentation we will send you an application, which must contain a description of the guns, including type, brand, serial number, gauge and personal information. You will have to obtain a Visa before your flight and submit this as well. Only two shotguns and 50 rounds of ammunition per gun are allowed. We will also send you an application for a Mexican hunting license.

Shotguns are available in Los Mochis, including Benelli Automatics, Super Black Eagles, Beretta 390 autos and Remington 870 pump guns. Sinolopato has a gunsmith to provide you with shells and shotguns. A start stock of shells will be provided upon arrival, with replenishment shells and gunsmithing services available.




Gratuities for hotel personnel, guides, bird boys, and airboat operators are not included in this package. Suggested tips for hunt guides: $15.00 to $20.00, for birdboys: $20.00, airboat operator $10.00 to $15.00




Cleaning, freezing and packing of birds is not included.  The guide charges a fee of 30 cents apiece for cleaning doves and 60 cents per duck. The limit for doves is 105 per person, and the limit for ducks is 45 per person.