About the Boat

The ultimate in safety, comfort, service, and fishing performance.

The VAGABOND, with Michael Lackey at the helm since 1990, has built an excellent reputation for great fishing and outstanding customer service.


Safety is always the number one concern aboard the Vagabond and for your protection, it is a Coast Guard-inspected vessel. The Vagabond is built out of solid aluminum to withstand any weather and is virtually fireproof. She has a length of approximately 80 feet, a width of 24 feet and a gross tonnage of approximately 100 tons. For power she has two 600 HP diesel engines and two 50kw diesel generators furnish auxiliary power. Every system on the Vagabond has at least one back-up system in case of a mechanical problem. Navigation is provided by state-of-the-art electronics, including Differential Global Positioning System, Satellite Telephone, 2 Radars and a Comnav auto pilot system. The Vagabond is equipped with emergency first aid supplies and radios that can reach the U.S. Coast Guard from any place within our range. The range of the Vagabond encompasses all of Baja California, including the Gulf and up to 200 miles offshore.


The Vagabond is truly a comfortable long-range sportfishing vessel. She is equipped with 10 staterooms sleeping 2 to 4 people each. Most cabins have individual sinks, air conditioning, 110v-volt AC outlets, storage shelves, and extra large bunks with bedding (see accomodations). The fresh water tank holds approximately 3,000 gallons of fresh water and a water maker is adding 400 gallons per day. Both heads are equipped with full-sized flush toilets and fresh hot water showers. Our spacious galley serves great meals three times a day and snacks or fruit in between meals. Your favorite canned beer is available for purchase along with your favorite soda from our full-service fountain and fresh filtered water is always cold for you. Our padded benches on the observation deck are always a favorite spot to relax. You are definitely going first class on the Vagabond.


The Vagabond features full-time customer service. Anytime you have any questions or comments about a Vagabond trip you have only to call 619-224-6500. If you require a special menu or you would like to discuss tackle requirements, just give us a call and we will do our best for you. During your trip you will be served by one of the best, most experienced crews in the fleet. The crew of the Vagabond is well aware of your importance as a customer and future customer. Providing you with first class service is our pleasure.


Catching fish is as important to us as it is to you on the Vagabond. Our reputation depends on it! The Vagabond is equipped with electronic fish-locating equipment, including a new state-of-the-art scanning color SONAR monitored by Captain Mike Lackey and his crew of seasoned professionals. Our bait tanks, including a giant below-deck slammer, can easily hold over 350 scoops of sardines or thousands of mackerel. Our refrigerated fish holds can chill 12 tons of fish. The Vagabond is a fishing machine second to none.

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