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Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Premier Quepos Billfishing

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40 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,950
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Herradura Sportfish Slam

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32 ft 1 - 5 People From $2,150
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Ultimate Quepos Sportsman's Trip

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40 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,550
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Quepos Sportfish Slam

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31 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,650
Fishing in Playa Flamingo

Inshore Fishing Charter in Playa Flamingo

Guided Inshore Spearfishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $765
Fishing in Playa Herradura

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Herradura Half Day Inshore

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650

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Red Snapper Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Fishing in Quepos

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Offshore Adventure

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Epic Sportfishing

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,000
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Full Day Offshore - 32'

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

9 Hour Costa Rica Sportfishing

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,400
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Full Day Offshore - 38'

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38 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,800
Fishing in Playa Herradura

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Half Day Offshore

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650

Deep Sea Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Fishing in Playa Herradura

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Half Day Offshore

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Full Day Offshore - 32'

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in Playa Ocotal

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Ocotal

Playa Ocotal Offshore

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Premier Quepos Billfishing

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40 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,950
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Quepos

Full Day Offshore - 38'

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38 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,800
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Ultimate Quepos Sportsman's Trip

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40 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,550

Nearshore Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $735
Fishing in Playa Ocotal

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Ocotal

Playa Ocotal Offshore

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Playa Herradura

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Herradura Half Day Inshore

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Fishing in Potrero

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Potrero

"Guanacaste’s Best" Nearshore Trip

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $495
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

9 Hour Costa Rica Sportfishing

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,400
Fishing in Quepos

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Offshore Adventure

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $850

Inshore Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $735
Fishing in Quepos

Inshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Inshore Adventure

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31 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,000
Fishing in Quepos

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

9 Hour Costa Rica Sportfishing

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,400
Fishing in Playa Flamingo

Inshore Fishing Charter in Playa Flamingo

Guided Inshore Spearfishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $765
Fishing in Quepos

Inshore Fishing Charter in Quepos

Quepos Inshore Slam

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31 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,050
Fishing in Playa Herradura

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

Herradura Half Day Inshore

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650

More Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for Quepos Inshore Fishing in Quepos

Hop on board with your Captain 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 half or full-day trip, your captain will take you from renowned Marina Pez Vela to the Costa Rican shallows and bays where you'll be targeting hard-fighting Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, tasty Cubera Snapper, Mullet Snapper, Red Snapper, and Snook. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, 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, your captain will have you covered! Your Captain 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Potrero

Quepos Inshore Fishing

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Fishing in Potrero
Fishing in Potrero
Fishing in Potrero
trip description for "Guanacaste’s Best" Nearshore Trip in Potrero

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

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $495
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for Quepos Offshore Adventure in Quepos

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 half or full-day trip, Captain Rudy will take you from renowned Marina Pez Vela to the Costa Rican shallows and bays where you'll be targeting hard-fighting Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, tasty Cubera Snapper, Mullet Snapper, Red Snapper, and Snook. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Potrero

Quepos Offshore Adventure

100% (1)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for Full Day Offshore - 32' in Quepos

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 near Potrero

Full Day Offshore - 32'

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for 4-Night Sportfish Slam in Puerto Jiménez

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, fish your heart out until sundown, then do it all again the next day! This trip includes three full days of fishing, so be prepared to set a new personal best on day one—and then beat it by day three! By breakfast time on the last day, you'll be back on the dock in Quepos with a a lifetime's worth of stories, some amazing pictures, and likely some incredible eating fish as well. You'll be heading out in Captain Tyler's 46' Guthrie sportfisher. 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 near Potrero

4-Night Sportfish Slam

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46 ft 1 - 4 People From $9,500
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for Inshore Roosterfish Special in Quepos

Join Captain Franklin for some awesome Sportfishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard his 32' Blackwatch. On these full day adventures you usually have plenty of sailfish action offshore It is also very common to catch tuna, mahi mahi and marlin. The full day charter is the best option for the serious anglers. Sailfish action is usually good on the 3/4 day trip with other fish occasionally. As the owner and sole operator for all his charters, Captain Franklins outfit is very popular among Sportfishing Charters in Costa Rica. All you have to do is ask around town at the local restaurants and everyone will recommend us. With over 25 years of experience, you will get the best. Captain Franklin's team is first class and loves to be on the water fishing. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Potrero

Inshore Roosterfish Special

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $825
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Costa Rica

What are the best fishing charters in Costa Rica?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Costa Rica with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 30 trips in Costa Rica, and the most popular trips in the area are 2-Night Sportfish Slam guided by Tyler, Quepos Billfish and Pelagics guided by Brian, and Herradura Half Day Inshore guided by Gabriels.

Our guides in Costa Rica are rated a 4 out of 5 based on 3197 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Costa Rica? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Costa Rica.

What types of fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Costa Rica as well as nearshore fishing and inshore 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, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle 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 about $865 to $2,476, but the average price for a half day trip in Costa Rica is $954. The average price for a full day trip in Costa Rica is $2,460.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

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 46 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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