Costa Rica Fishing Charters

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Recently Booked Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Gitana Fishing - Half Day Offshore

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Inshore Roosterfish Special

100% (4)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $138 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Raven - Full Day Offshore

100% (4)
38 ft 1 - 8 People From $225 / person

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Offshore Adventure

100% (3)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper

100% (3)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $123 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Inshore Slam

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 4 People From $263 / person

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Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Welcome to the ultimate spearfishing adventure in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica! Join Captain Sebastian on board his 25' Stamas Tarpon center console for an epic inshore freediving adventure. On this trip, you'll fish over reefs and rocks in Potrero Bay, a rich fishery home to dozens of species, including your main targets: Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Needlefish, Amberjack, and more! Captain Sebastian is an expert in navigating the local waters and will take you to the best spearfishing spots where you'll have the opportunity to hunt down all kinds of fish. Whether you're an experienced free diver or just learning, you'll be in great hands. For those who are new to the sport, this trip includes a guide an equipment. With crystal-clear waters and an abundance of marine life, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. But the adventure doesn't end there! After your successful hunt, Captain Sebastian can bring your clean and prepare your catch, so you can go home with a delicious meal. Whether you're a seasoned spearfisherman or a first-timer, Captain Sebastian's charter is the perfect way to explore the waters of Playa Flamingo and make lasting memories. So come aboard and join Captain Sebastian for an unforgettable spearfishing experience in Costa Rica! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Playa Flamingo

Guided Inshore Spearfishing

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 5 People From $153 / person

Hop on board with Captain Rudy and prepare for an unforgettable day of fishing in beautiful Costa Rica! Quepos is home to the famous Marina Pez Vela, a fishing hot spot and home to several fishing tournaments every year. The fishing grounds of Costa Rica, and especially Pez Vela, are among the best bill fisheries in the world and provide a wide variety of prized species in both the inshore and offshore waters! On this full-day trip, Captain Rudy will take you from renowned Marina Pez Vela to the offshore Costa Rican waters where you'll be targeting serious big game fish such as Blue Marlin, Cubera Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Mullet Snapper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging and trolling. Whether you want to feel the bites with a rod in your hand or lounge and enjoy the view while you wait for a reel to start screaming, Captain Rudy will have you covered! You'll be fishing aboard a 33' Dawson sportfisher that can hold up to 6 people. Powered by a 400 HP Cummins QSL Turbo Diesel engine with a cruising speed of 24 knots, this is the ideal platform for big game fishing in the calm seas off Quepos! She'll keep you comfortable on your journey with a Fully Air Conditioned Salon, Main Helm and Cabin. She comes complete with all the best navigational equipment, Outriggers, a Fighting Chair, a Live Bait Well and Tuna Tubes. Captain Rudy will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and food and drinks for everyone on board. He will also provide fish cleaning service for you to take home any keepers. All you need to bring is a fishing license (buy online or at dock) and any food or drinks you might want. Book your trip today and get ready to catch some fish! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

MoonWalker - Full Day Offshore

100% (3)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / 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

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

Experience the thrill of nearshore fishing in Guanacaste, Costa Rica with Captain Sebastian and his 25' Stamas Tarpon Center console! With its size and speed, this boat is perfect for exploring the waters close to the coast and targeting a variety of species such as Broomtail Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Snook, and more! Captain Sebastian is a highly experienced guide with a passion for fishing and the local environment. He will provide top-of-the-line equipment, including rods, reels, lures, and bait, to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. You'll also have access to the latest fish-finding technology, ensuring that you're always in the right place at the right time. During your trip, you'll have the chance to employ a range of techniques, such as bottomfishing, trolling, and jigging. Captain Sebastian will be on hand to provide guidance and support, whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer. In addition to the exciting fishing opportunities, you'll also have the chance to soak up the stunning natural beauty of the Guanacaste coast. The warm, clear waters and lush vegetation make for an unforgettable backdrop to your fishing adventure. Don't miss out on this opportunity to fish with a pro and explore the stunning coast of Costa Rica! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Potrero

"Guanacaste’s Best" Nearshore Trip

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 5 People From $99 / person

This is for a 3/4 day offshore/inshore targeting all deep sea and ensure fish species. Includes drinks, beer, soda, water, juice. Fruit snack in the morning and lunch. AtrapaSueños sport fishing in Quepos & Manuel Antonio CR. Offering daily sport fishing charters out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos Costa Rica. Lets catch your dream together on board our 30’ PalmBeach {GYPSY GIRL} built here in Costa Rica. ​Always dreamed of Sport Fishing in Costa Rica? Fishing in Quepos is constantly ranked as one of the top places to fish in the world by leading Sport Fishing magazines. You can fish Offshore for Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin & Sailfish and be in with a real shot at a Billfish Grand Slam! You can also target other gamefish such as Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Amberjack & Snapper also. The boat is a beautiful 1986 PALMBEACH/GAMEFISHER 30’ express with a Marlin tower, her name is Gypsy Girl. She was built in De Oca Costa Rica, Hull #1. She is one of the pioneers of the sport fishing industry in Costa Rica. Gypsy Girl is a cold molded wood boat with a single yanmar 315 hp engine. She runs about 21knts which is fast enough to get to the fishing grounds. The palmbeach/gamefisher boats are known for their fish raising abilities with their clean water and small wakes. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

7 Hour Atrapasueños Sportfishing

NEW
30 ft 1 - 5 People From $250 / person

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s premier billfishing, and the epicenter of this storied fishery is the seaside town of Quepos. Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is the destination for anglers from around the world who want to pursue every species of Marlin, as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna. If you’re into big game fish, there's no better place. With the fertile currents of the Pacific Ocean passing right along the coast of Costa Rica, we have what many would say are the best Sailfishing grounds any where in the world. Captain Tyler is an expert in putting you right on top of these magnificent fish, giving you the best possible chance to hook up with a personal best! Captain Tyler utilizes a range of techniques to bring in the big ones. Expect to troll extensively while hunting for aggressive predators such as Marlin and Sailfish, and once your fish is hooked, get ready to to play him with big rods and heavy tackle. You'll leave the dock in the evening between 6:00 and 10:00 PM, and steam out all night to the fishing grounds. Wake up bright and early the next morning, and fish your heart out until sundown, when you'll turn back towards shore. By breakfast time the next day, you'll be back on the dock in Quepos with a lot of stories, great pictures, and likely some incredible eating fish as well. You'll be heading out in Captain Tyler's 46' Guthrie sportfisher, the Caribsea. She is the last wood hull boat Guthrie ever built and is one of the best fish raising boats anywhere. She is powered by a Detroit 8V92 and cruises at 20 knots. In addition, she has a Full A/C cabin, full Bathroom, Kitchen, and two Staterooms. When the fish start biting, she features full Garmin and Raymarine electronics, Rupp Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, a Live Well and pulls double dredges. Captain Tyler will provide all the necessary gear, including rods, tackle, and bait. To maximize your experience on the water, bring along a pair of Polarized Sunglasses, Weather-appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, and your Fishing License. Have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

2-Night Sportfish Slam

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,125 / person

These FAD (Fish Aggregating Device) trips are specifically designed for the hardcore angler who thinks that they've done it all. Off of Costa Rica, there's an abundance of dormant underwater volcanoes scattered between 70–150 miles offshore. Because of the change in water depth and the abundance of bait in these areas, they've proven to be perfect places to deploy FADs. FADs are any underwater structure you deploy yourself—essentially allowing Captain Tyler to create his own personal reefs, mark them on his GPS, and then fish his own exclusive, offshore honey holes. For this experience, an overnight trip is absolutely worth it. Captain Tyler offers 1-night to 4-night FAD trips and can accommodate up to 4 anglers on each. All trips start on the evening of the first day, involve an overnight motor offshore, and then fishing from 5: AM to sundown; that's 12 hours of fishing on a 36-hour trip, 24 hours of fishing on a 60-hour trip, and 36 hours of fishing on a 84-hour trip. Finally, you'll travel back to Quepos overnight and be on the dock in time for breakfast. Whether you choose a 2-night trip or a 4-night trip, you'll be taken care of aboard Captain Tyler's 46′ Guthrie built in North Carolina. This boat was originally brought to Costa Rica by the legendary fly fisherman Harry Gray, but it was designed specifically for fishing the fertile Pacific waters right off Costa Rica. She is the last wood hull boat Guthrie ever built, and is one of the best fish-raising boats anywhere. She's got a fully air-conditioned cabin, full bathroom, kitchen, two staterooms, and is the perfect fish raising platform for the central pacific of Costa Rica. She features full Garmin and Raymarine electronics, Rupp Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, Live Well and pull double dredges. She is powered by a Detroit 8V92 and cruises at 20 knots. Tyler will provide all the best equipment: Shimano TLD 30 and 50 class conventional reels along with Penn 50 and 80 class conventional and spinning equipment. He also offers fly fishing equipment as well if that peaks your interest: He uses Billy Pate reels and Sage Rods. If you want to have the closest thing to a guaranteed Marlin catch, this is your trip. A trip like this is not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to spend the time getting to these rich waters, the rewards are incredible, and Captain Tyler and his 46' Guthrie are here to make sure your Quepos FAD trip will one-up any fishing adventure you've ever been on! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Hardcore Seamount Adventure

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,125 / person

The Fishing: Quepos, Costa Rica is the crowned jewel of this sportifishing paradise, and is well known for its flat, calm sea conditions (especially during the December-April high season) and its incredible number of billfish. Anglers arrive from all over the world as Quepos is one of the only fisheries in the world home to Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish. In addition to the billfish scene, anglers flock to Quepos for the action-packed inshore fishery and a chance to catch the coveted Roosterfish and voracious Cubera Snapper. Furthermore, given his background in the Bahamas and Florida Keys, Captain Brian and his crew love to explore the world-class bottom fishing for Broomtail Grouper and Tilefish. The Boats: Fishing will take place aboard the 42' Buddy Davis, "Double Nickel", and the 42' Ronin, "TooSea". Both vessels feature spacious, air-conditioned cabins and are complete with all the bells and whistles needed to fish Costa Rica right– dredges, outriggers and top-of-the-line heavy and light tackle for catching billfish, mahi, tuna, and wahoo on the troll, deep dropping for Tilefish and Grouper, and inshore action chasing Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel. Both vessels are manned by experienced captain and crew (2 deckhands) who will prepare the trolling spreads, clean and fillet the day's catch, and serve fresh fruit, snacks, and hot lunches daily. Vessels will be supplied daily with water, soft drinks, beer, and ice. Charters will leave daily from world-renowned Marina Pez Vela which is a short 10 minute drive from the estates. Accommodations: This beautiful 5 bedroom Tanager Villa overlooking Quepos is the perfect getaway for families and large groups. Nestled in exclusive Manuel Antonio estates, The Tanager Villa features breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean below and offers guests near daily rainforest wildlife. Tanager Villa is the estate's largest private vacation rental and can host groups of up to 10 guests in air-conditioned bedrooms. The main house consists of a spacious living & dining area and a large, modern kitchen, all of which connect to the sundeck with a beautiful swimming pool with ocean views. The 3 main bedrooms are accessible from this floor and are located on the second floor. Two bedrooms overlook the beautiful ocean, and the third bedroom has views of the luscious rain forest that surrounds the property. Below the main house is a separate 2-bedroom suite which hosts the 4th and 5th bedrooms as well as a small living area, balcony and kitchenette. Tanager Villa is equipped with cable TV, high speed fiber optic internet, phone service, and all of the kitchen amenities you may need. HOUSE RULES - * No parties or events allowed * Quiet time is 10PM to 8AM * Be respectful with other guests * No Smoking Inside * Lost towels or keys, as well as damaged items will be charged to you. About Manuel Antonio Estates: - Private, family friendly home rentals within an exclusive gated community, guarded 24/7 for guest safety & privacy. - Daily wildlife visits guaranteed! Makes staying at home very enjoyable! - Fiber Optic high speed Internet connection for those working from home. - All homes have their own private pool with an outside terrace and BBQ. - Private hiking trails are available for guests within the community to enjoy the jungle areas and spot local wildlife like scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, iguanas, white faced monkeys, toucans and many more. - Take out & delivery available from local restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores. - On call concierge service for any questions, concerns or delivery requests 24/7. - Deep disinfectant cleaning before every check in. Additional free cleanings are available upon request once or twice a week to keep contact at a minimum. All our staff members wear gloves during cleaning and we request our guests to enjoy the pool or our hiking trails during the cleaning for their added safety. - Self Check-in available for our guests. PLEASE NOTE - Damages to the property or its content that occur during your stay will be charged to you. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

4-Night, 3-Day, 2-Boat Luxury Quepos Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 8 People From $2,238 / person

Head out with Captain Bryan and Captain Roy aboard their custom-built sportfishing charter boat located in beautiful Quepos Costa Rica at the world-class Marina Pez Vela. Aboard this beautiful boat, they offer Quepos sportfishing adventures targeting Sailfish, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin as well as trophy-sized Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. Captain Bryan and Roy are experts at matching your fishing experience level and will cater to your fishing needs and always keep the boat rigged up with the latest gear to ensure a successful fishing charter. Costa Rica is well known for its flat, calm sea conditions and its incredible amount of billfish. Quepos Costa Rica boasts the world’s finest sportfishing. We offer light tackle bait and switch fishing for seasoned professionals with the desire to hone their skills as well as catering to novice anglers. Every day is a good day when you’re out fishing for giants with Captain Bryan and Captain Roy. They know all of the fish patterns and stay up to date on the most successful techniques to land you that trophy fish. All trips include a hot lunch, drinks, water, beer, snacks, and fruits. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Quepos Billfish And Pelagics

100% (6)
42 ft 1 - 10 People From $185 / person

Hop on board with Captain Juan and prepare for an action-packed day of offshore fishing in Costa Rica! Costa Rica offers excellent fishing on one of the most stunning coastlines in the world! On the 3 and 5-hour trips, Captain Juan will keep you close to the bay where you can target exciting nearshore species such as Red Snapper, Roosterfish and more. These trips are great for getting a taste of what the Pacific has to offer without going too far from the dock! On the 6 and 9-hour trips, Captain Juan will take you up to 40 miles off the coast where you can target impressive big game fish like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. Ceviche, papaya, pineapple, and other snacks and fruit will be provided to keep you reeling in those fish! For the serious anglers who choose the 9-hour trip, beer, liquor and sandwiches will be onboard for you as well. Depending on the fish you can choose from a variety of techniques and this boat is equipped with heavy tackle, light tackle, trolling and jigging. Whether you want to jig your heart out or lay back and wait for a rod to bend, Captain Juan will take you to the best spots and share some expert tips! If you want to go for a certain species, just let Juan know and he'll get you set up with the best method. Everything you catch is yours to keep! Captain Juan fishes aboard a 32’ Topaz Rampage sportfisher that can take 6 anglers on the water. Powered by twin 330 HP Detroit engines, this hefty vessel will have no problem cutting through the offshore waters! She comes with all the GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Fighting Chair, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Tuna Tubes and an Ice Box to store your catches. Also on board are amenities for your comfort such as a Bed, Kitchen, Refrigerator and Multimedia System. Captain Juan will provide all rods, reels, bait and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and any food and drinks you want on the water. These scenic trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company and a camera! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Ocotal

Playa Ocotal Offshore

100% (2)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $108 / person

This is for a 1/2 day fishing nearshore/inshore targeting inshore fish species rooster fish, snook, red snapper, Cabrera snapper including reef fish. Includes drinks, beer, soda, water, juice. Fruit snack in the morning. AtrapaSueños sport fishing in Quepos & Manuel Antonio CR. Offering daily sport fishing charters out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos Costa Rica. Lets catch your dream together on board our 30’ PalmBeach {GYPSY GIRL} built here in Costa Rica. ​Always dreamed of Sport Fishing in Costa Rica? Fishing in Quepos is constantly ranked as one of the top places to fish in the world by leading Sport Fishing magazines. You can fish Offshore for Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin & Sailfish and be in with a real shot at a Billfish Grand Slam! You can also target other gamefish such as Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Amberjack & Snapper also. The boat is a beautiful 1986 PALMBEACH/GAMEFISHER 30’ express with a Marlin tower, her name is Gypsy Girl. She was built in De Oca Costa Rica, Hull #1. She is one of the pioneers of the sport fishing industry in Costa Rica. Gypsy Girl is a cold molded wood boat with a single yanmar 315 hp engine. She runs about 21knts which is fast enough to get to the fishing grounds. The palmbeach/gamefisher boats are known for their fish raising abilities with their clean water and small wakes. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

5 Hour Atrapasueños Sportfishing

NEW
30 ft 1 - 5 People From $200 / person

Get ready to reel in some big game aboard the 31' Good Day with your Captain Manuel and owner Ben on this offshore adventure of a lifetime! They're here to give you an unforgettable experience out in the waters of Quepos Costa Rica. 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. Captain Manuel and his crew are your key to unlocking the renowned angling opportunities that can only be found off Quepos. Their 31' sportfish 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. During the high season, from January through April, you can release numerous sailfish on a single trip in slick-calm weather conditions only 10 to 35 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. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Quepos Offshore

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 5 People From $190 / 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 Quepos

Premier Quepos Billfishing

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

This is for a full day fishing offshore/inshore. Includes drinks, beer, soda, water, juice. Fruit snack in the morning lunch, And snack in the afternoon. AtrapaSueños sport fishing in Quepos & Manuel Antonio CR. Offering daily sport fishing charters out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos Costa Rica. Lets catch your dream together on board our 30’ PalmBeach {GYPSY GIRL} built here in Costa Rica. ​Always dreamed of Sport Fishing in Costa Rica? Fishing in Quepos is constantly ranked as one of the top places to fish in the world by leading Sport Fishing magazines. You can fish Offshore for Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin & Sailfish and be in with a real shot at a Billfish Grand Slam! You can also target other gamefish such as Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Amberjack & Snapper also. The boat is a beautiful 1986 PALMBEACH/GAMEFISHER 30’ express with a Marlin tower, her name is Gypsy Girl. She was built in De Oca Costa Rica, Hull #1. She is one of the pioneers of the sport fishing industry in Costa Rica. Gypsy Girl is a cold molded wood boat with a single yanmar 315 hp engine. She runs about 21knts which is fast enough to get to the fishing grounds. The palmbeach/gamefisher boats are known for their fish raising abilities with their clean water and small wakes. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

9 Hour Atrapasueños Sportfishing

NEW
30 ft 1 - 5 People From $280 / person

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s premier billfishing, and the epicenter of this storied fishery is the seaside town of Quepos. Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is the destination for anglers from around the world who want to pursue every species of Marlin, as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna. If you’re into big game fish, there's no better place. With the fertile currents of the Pacific Ocean passing right along the coast of Costa Rica, we have what many would say are the best Sailfishing grounds any where in the world. Captain Tyler is an expert in putting you right on top of these magnificent fish, giving you the best possible chance to hook up with a personal best! Captain Tyler utilizes a range of techniques to bring in the big ones. Expect to troll extensively while hunting for aggressive predators such as Marlin and Sailfish, and once your fish is hooked, get ready to to play him with big rods and heavy tackle. You'll leave the dock in the evening between 6:00 and 10:00 PM, and steam out all night to the fishing grounds. Wake up bright and early the next morning, and fish your heart out until sundown—and then do it all again the next day! By breakfast time on your final day, you'll be back on the dock in Quepos with a lifetime's worth of stories, amazing pictures, and likely some incredible eating fish as well. You'll be heading out in Captain Tyler's 46' Guthrie sportfisher, the Caribsea. She is the last wood hull boat Guthrie ever built and is one of the best fish raising boats anywhere. She is powered by a Detroit 8V92 and cruises at 20 knots. In addition, she has a Full A/C cabin, full Bathroom, Kitchen, and two Staterooms. When the fish start biting, she features full Garmin and Raymarine electronics, Rupp Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, a Live Well and pulls double dredges. Captain Tyler will provide all the necessary gear, including rods, tackle, and bait. To maximize your experience on the water, bring along a pair of Polarized Sunglasses, Weather-appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, and your Fishing License. Have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

3-Night Sportfish Slam

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,875 / person

Welcome to Quepos, the capital of sportfishing in Costa Rica. This area is famous for its fishing due to its fertile ocean currents and lush tropical coastline. Our experienced crew will take you to rich fishing grounds, where you can fish for Dorado, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and more. We offer you a unique experience, you will create unique and lasting memories together with your friends or family when fishing aboard Three Brothers. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Offshore - 32’ Luhrs

100% (3)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $250 / person

Head out with Captain Erick to explore some of the most productive offshore waters in the world! Quepos is known for its incredible billfish desinity and Captain Erick has the experience to get you on them. From Pacific Sailfish, to Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, to Mahi Mahi and Yellow Fin tuna. whatever species suits your fancy, Captain Erick can cater a trip to target what you're after! The boat leaves the dock at Marina Pez Vela at 07:30 a.m. sharp and returns to the dock between 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Everything will be provided for you on board the 33' Proline Express you'll be riding in style aboard. Captain Erick will even provide snacks, drinks, and beer for your trip. All you need to bring is your sun protection, your camera, tip money and your Costa Rica Fishing license! Captain Erick will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Big Fish Costa Rica - 33' Proline

100% (3)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $217 / person
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Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 31 trips in Costa Rica, and the most popular trips in the area are Gitana Fishing - Half Day Offshore guided by Gabriels, Inshore Roosterfish Special guided by Franklin, and Quepos Inshore Slam guided by Tyler.

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The most popular cities to book a charter in Costa Rica are Quepos, Puerto Jiménez and Playa Herradura.

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What types of fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Costa Rica as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Costa Rica are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. sailfish, 3. blue marlin, and 4. black marlin.

The most common fishing techniques in Costa Rica are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but light tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Costa Rica fishing charters cost?

in Costa Rica prices can range anywhere from an affordable $495 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Costa Rica is $988. The average price for a full day trip in Costa Rica is $2,242.

What month is best for fishing in Costa Rica?

The most popular season for fishing in Costa Rica is winter, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

Do I need a Costa Rica fishing license and what are the bag limits in Costa Rica?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Costa Rica, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Costa Rica. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Costa Rica.

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