Gitana Fishing in Jaco, Provincia de Puntarenas

Guided by Gabriels Garcia

Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

23 Years of Experience
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Captain Gabriel with his Charters has been trophy hunting in these since his grandfather taught him as a kid. His favorite species to target are sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and marlin.

Captain Gabriel is a master diver and is first-aid certified. The first mate, Douglas, also has his captain's certification and is a top-class sport fisherman.

The captain and first mate are proud of their outstanding reputation, and they're excited to share their knowledge and passion for fishing with their customers. These are the guys you want at the helm when chasing that hook-up of a lifetime.

Gitana Fishing Trips

This half-day trophy hunt will take you up to 20 miles offshore from Herradura Bay to some of the best fishing waters on planet. It's tough to find a place to fish for sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo within sight of land. When it comes to amenities, Captain Gabriels spares no expense. In addition to top-quality Penn fishing gear, your trip includes fishing licenses, snacks, drinks, and fish cleaning. If you reel in the catch of a lifetime, Captain Gabriels can even arrange for your fish to be mounted by Gray Taxidermy, the best in the biz. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Gitana Fishing - Half Day Offshore

90% (10)
27 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

On this half-day trophy hunt, you'll fish the inshore and nearshore water of Herradura Bay, looking for iconic species such as Roosterfish, as well as Groupers, Snappers, Kingfish, Jacks, and plenty more! This trip is perfect for vacationers and anglers who love to catch fish, but aren't interested in an all-day trip. When it comes to amenities, Captain Gabriels spares no expense. In addition to top-quality Penn fishing gear, your trip includes fishing licenses, snacks, drinks, and fish cleaning. If you reel in the catch of a lifetime, Captain Gabriels can even arrange for your fish to be mounted by Gray Taxidermy, the best in the biz. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Herradura Half Day Inshore

100% (8)
27 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of Gitana Fishing


Verified Review Fishing

Great captain good time..I would use him again..

Mylene C.


We had a great experience with Gabriel. Love it. Thank you!

Justice H.


Fun trip with a good owner, captain and crew will be back again in the future! Thanks guys.

Samuel V.


Crew were great and very knowledable, fully equipped and made the trip really enjoyable with some excellent catches…..would definitely recommend

Brian H.


Fantastic experience with CPT Gabriel! Wonderful experience with sea turtles, dolphins, and catching Mahi! Crew did all the work and provided excellent service. Highly recommend!

Ikenna N.


Excellent service and experience. Once I booked my trip, the boat owner (Gary) reached out immediately to confirm my trip and helped in suggesting places to go and things to do in Jaco, Costa Rica. Gary was very helpful in making my trip a success; he freely offered his contacts and advice. Captain Gabriel was professional and experienced. He answered all our questions about the sea, weather and fish species. We drove about ten to fifteen miles and caught 7 fishes. Captain Gabriel and his assistant helped us in casting the lines and in reeling in the fishes. At the end of our trip, on the way back, the fishes were cut up and fileted. Captain Gabriel made a reservation for us at Coco restaurant, where we ate what we caught. It was a unique and exciting experience for my friends and I.

David G.


We had a fun fishing day with Captan Gabriel and Luca. Captain did an exceptional job keeping us over fish. Luca worked hard all morning cutting bait, baiting lines and taking off fish. Several of my family got sea sick and Gabriel was kind enough to bring them back to shore. This is something to discuss ahead of time. We could more than enough smaller fish to feed my family of 11 at a local seaside restaurant, La Ostra, that evening. Gabriel made the reservations for us and I’m guessing it will be one of the highlights of our trip. Delicious! This was an exceptional value compared other charters I looked at!!! Be sure to bring cash or discuss methods of payment before hand.

Bruce E.


First, this team is amazing at their customer focus. It took us multiple tries due to bad weather to finally make it out. The owner and the captain were great communicators, and tried hard to ensure the best trip out at sea. Once we did get out, Gabriel and Douglas worked really hard for the entire time with multiple trolling lines for a higher chance to catch something. We caught a mahi, and Douglas then fileted it beautifully for us. Capt. Gabriel was a great driver, and navigated the sea and waves very nicely. They had lots of drinks, chips and fresh pineapple for us to snack on. The boat was extremely clean, and ample room for 4 of us to sit and move around comfortably. They even arranged water taxis for us, and Gabriel communicated extremely well via whatsapp. Excellent day out, and likely a long term cherished memory for my son’s first mahi catch! Would highly recommend this team, and this company. If we are back in the area, we will definitely go with them again!!

Kaylisha J.


My boyfriend and I had a great time with the captain and his mate. We went bottom fishing and caught more fish than we could eat before we left the country! So we kept what we wanted and Captain Gabriel recommend a restaurant right on the beach that would be able to prepare the fish for us. It was called coco’s on the beach. We gave them the bag of fresh cleaned fish and they cooked it the way we wanted it. The food was great but the highlight of the trip would definitely be the captain, he was informative, helpful, and really kind! Thank you Captain Gabriel and Gary it was worth the drive and I would definitely book again.


Verified Review Fishing

Should have been much better. The trip was scheduled for 8a-1p. We got started about 830a. We caught the first and only fish about 2 hours in. We trolled for another hour; no fish. We dropped our lines for about 30 minutes, then one of the two engines stopped running. The fishing ended there. We got back to shore about 3p after a slow ride back. Capt Adv arranged for a $200 discount to accommodate the inconvenience. I'd rather have had a productive day fishing.


Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Broomtail Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Acceso Público a Marina Los Sueños, Los Sueños Resort and Marina, Puntarenas Province, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica

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