Nauti Ventures Sportfishing in Quepos, Puntarenas Province

Guided by Steven Ducharme

Deep Sea

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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.

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.

Owner Steven

Nauti Ventures Sportfishing Trips

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 ultimate destination for anglers in pursuit of all the species of Marlin as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna. Captain Eric is your key to unlocking the renowned angling opportunities that can only be found off Quepos. Join Eric and his Crew aboard their 40-foot Luhrs, a vessel that's as spotless as she is battle-tested. This vessel is optimized for chasing down a once-in-a-lifetime Blue Marlin without sacrificing the comforts that you should expect from a top-tier angling operation. During the high season, from January through April, you can release numerous Sailfish on a single trip, going only 10 to 20 miles from the dock. From May to November, their clients have the chance to pursue the elusive Billfish Grand Slam: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish! Blue Marlin and Black Marlin can be found within 30 miles of the marina at places like the Furuno Bank. In addition to world-class billfish, Captain Eric gives his clients the opportunity to tangle with exciting and great-eating species like Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Snappers and other species as well! 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 Costa Rica Fishing license, and we recommend bringing your sun protection (sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts). Rain gear is also a great idea. Please refrain from wearing any dark-soled shoes, as they tend to mark up the deck. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Premier Quepos Billfishing

100% (3)
40 ft 1 - 8 People From $263 / person

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 ultimate destination for anglers in pursuit of all the species of Marlin as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna. Captain Eric is your key to unlocking the renowned angling opportunities that can only be found off Quepos. Join Eric and his Crew aboard their 40-foot Luhrs, a vessel that's as spotless as she is battle-tested. This vessel is optimized for chasing down a once-in-a-lifetime Blue Marlin without sacrificing the comforts that you should expect from a top-tier angling operation. During the high season, from January through April, you can release numerous Sailfish on a single trip, going only 10 to 20 miles from the dock. From May to November, their clients have the chance to pursue the elusive Billfish Grand Slam: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish! Blue Marlin and Black Marlin can be found within 30 miles of the marina at places like the Furuno Bank. In addition to world-class billfish, Captain Eric gives his clients the opportunity to tangle with exciting and great-eating species like Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Snappers and other species as well! 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 Costa Rica Fishing license, and we recommend bringing your sun protection (sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts). Rain gear is also a great idea. Please refrain from wearing any dark-soled shoes, as they tend to mark up the deck. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Ultimate Quepos Sportsman's Trip

100% (3)
40 ft 1 - 8 People From $213 / person

Recent Reviews of Nauti Ventures Sportfishing

Jason L

Fishing

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 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.

John B

Fishing

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, 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

Kirk R

Fishing

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.

Species

Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Striped Marlin

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea

Start Location

Marina Pez Vela, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

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