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Captain Eric is your Key to unlock the renowned angling opportunities that can only be found off Quepos. Join Eric and his Crew aboard their 40-foot Luhrs for a half day adventure to stay a little closer to shore but still have the opportunity to catch some big bill fish! Though you can be limited as to how far offshore you can go on a half day trip, during the high season, from January through April, it is still possible to release sailfish on a half day trip in slick-calm weather conditions only 10 to 35 miles from the dock. If Sails are not in the cards, other fiesty and delicious pelagics abound Costa Rica's nearshore and close offshore waters like Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Great Reef fishing is also a popular choice on these half day adventures to catch Groupers, Snappers, and other bottom dwelling denizens....Read More
Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s premier billfishing and the epicenter of Costa Rica’s fishery is the central Pacific town of Quepos. Located adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is THE destination that attracts anglers from around the world who are in pursuit of all species of Marlin as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna.
The 40' Luhrs Captain Eric runs is as spotless as she is battle-tested. This vessel is optimized for chasing down your once-in-a-lifetime blue marlin without sacrificing the comforts that you should expect from a top-tier angling operation and is perfect for exploring the nearshore deep waters around Quepos. Needless to say you will be riding in style for this half-day adventure.
All trips leave from Pez Vela Marina. Captain Eric will provide everything you need for your trips from all the fishing gear, bait, and tackle, to snacks, drinks (including BEER), and all the ice to keep everything cold. Don't forget your Costaa Rica Fishing license, and we recommend bringing your sun protection (Sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts), Rain Gear is always a great idea, and please refrain from wearing any dark-soled shoes as they tend too mark up the deck.
Captain Eric has been fishing the waters off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for the past 17 years. Captain Eric is one of the most respected – and envied – charter captains in Quepos. His easy-going style makes our clients feel relaxed as he introduces them to the world-class angling off the coast of Quepos....Read More
Captain Eric is a dedicated captain who places the safety and comfort of our clients above all else. You reap of the benefits of the experience and skills that Captain Eric has honed over nearly two decades of time on the water.
First Mate Fausto is a native of Costa Rica, Fausto has been fishing the waters of Quepos for the past 10 years and has the uncanny ability to know what the fish are thinking – before the fish even think it. Fausto does it all: He rigs the baits, keeps the tackle ready for battle and maintains the Nauti Ventures in pristine condition.
When the fight is on, you’ll be glad that you have Captain Eric and Fausto in your corner. You’ll not soon forget watching the ballet as Captain Eric maneuvers the Nauti Ventures while Fausto expertly “wires up” your epic catch. It’s a Team sport and the Nauti Ventures has the best Team in the business.
March 09, 2022 we chartered the 41 Luhrs sport fishing yacht with Captain Eric at the helm. After a short run to the fishing grounds we had our first billfish, only minutes after putting our lines in the water. After 3 hours of trolling we were 5/5! 1 Black Marlin, ...Read More 4 Sailfish. We then decided to find some tuna and after a 1 run to the north we found a large school of spinner dolphins (1000+) chasing bait and we dropped in our lines again and ended with 5 out of 7 Yellow Fin Tuna. The fishing as great, the crew(Cheetah & Dennis) were awesome. The boat was clean, the lunch was delicious, and the value was excellent. I highly recommend this boat for a fun day of Blue Water fishing. Pura Vida
My trip was with my 2 parents (age 66 and 67), 3 boys (ages 5, 12, and 16), and me and my wife. The first thing I loved about this boat was the completely enclosed cabin with AC. My parents and 5 yr old enjoyed getting out of the sun ...Read More and relaxing in the AC throughout the long day. Secondly, there was a seating area up top that was helpful for those susceptible to getting sea-sick. My wife started to get a little nauseated, and then it quickly subsided with fresh air “up-top” that also provided a good breeze. The crew was fantastic. Captain Eric was constantly looking for fish. He was never distracted and always looking for that next bite. For the 7 hours we were actively trying to catch fish, he was only concentrating on getting a fish on the line. We ended up catching 11 total during our trip: 1 marlin, 2 sailfish, 3 tuna, and 5 Mahi. Captain Eric’s quick maneuvering helped get the trophy fish on the side of the boat and allowed for unforgettable memories with my parents and kids. The deck hands were also very friendly, spoke good English, and was just as excited to catch the fish as we were. They were great with my younger boys and helped make sure they didn’t lose that sailfish! This is the 6th deep sea fishing trip I’ve been on (Previous trips include Destin FL, Pensacola FL, Playa del Carmen Mexico, St Martin, Savannah GA). I can honestly say this is the best overall experience I have ever had deep sea fishing. I can’t recommend Captain Eric's Trips enough. If you have a family with younger children and/or older adults, I highly recommend you book with Captain.
We had a group of 8 on March 22, 2021. We caught multiple Tuna and Sailfish. The crew cut up the tuna and made sashimi! Excellent fishing experience.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This boat has air conditioning.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
All gear, bait, tackle, ice, coolers, Captain and Mate
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Food, Drinks, Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts Rain Protection: Rain jackets, foul weather gear –“just in case” Camera and video camera that can get wet Please be sure to NOT wear any dark-soled shoes or sneakers as this tends to mark up the deck. (We want to keep her nice and clean for your next trip.) Please be sure to be on-time (early would be even better)
Costa Rica Fishing License (Click here to purchase: http://www.incopesca.go.cr/carnets/tramites/SolicitudTraducido.aspx)
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Marina Pez Vela, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica