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Fishing in Playa Herradura

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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

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

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

Big Fish Costa Rica - 33' Proline

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Billfish, Wahoo, Mahi & Tuna

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46 ft 1 - 10 People From $1,550

Most Popular Types of Black Marlin Trips in Costa Rica

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Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for 2-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, 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. 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

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46 ft 1 - 4 People From $4,500
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for 4-Night, 3-Day, 2-Boat Luxury Quepos Sportfishing in Quepos

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 $17,900
Fishing in Playa Ocotal
Fishing in Playa Ocotal
Fishing in Playa Ocotal
trip description for Playa Ocotal Offshore in Playa Ocotal

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

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for Quepos Offshore in Puerto Jiménez

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

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31 ft 1 - 5 People From $950
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for Herradura Sportfish Slam in Puerto Jiménez

Head out with Captain Brian to enjoy the perfect pacific breeze and hook up on some of Costa Rica's legendary sportfish! You'll be hunting for aggressive pelagic predators such as Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and more alongside one of Herradura's most experienced and successful charter crews. Captain Brian and his crew utilize a range of techniques to bring in the big ones. Expect to troll extensively while hunting for fast fish such as Marlin and Sailfish, and once your fish is hooked, get ready to to play him with big rods and heavy tackle. Because this is an offshore trip, aiming for some of the widest-ranging pelagic fish, expect to steam out to at least five miles offshore before you start to hook up. On the day of the trip, you'll be heading out on Captain Brian's 32' Maverick. She's equipped with state-of-the-art fishing gear, and is an extremely comfortable ride as well. Captain Brian 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. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Herradura Sportfish Slam

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32 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,250
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
Fishing in Quepos
trip description for Chasing Big Eyes - 32' Blackwatch 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 in Quepos

Chasing Big Eyes - 32' Blackwatch

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
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Everything to Know About Booking a Costa Rica black marlin fishing charter

What are the best black marlin fishing charters in Costa Rica?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 black marlin trips in Costa Rica, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Offshore guided by Gabriels, Quepos Epic Sportfishing guided by Butch, and Premier Quepos Billfishing guided by Robert.

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.

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

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

What types of black marlin fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black marlin in Costa Rica as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Costa Rica black marlin fishing charters cost?

for black marlin in Costa Rica prices can range anywhere from about $1,020 to $6,900, but the average price for a half day trip for black marlin in Costa Rica is $1,153. The average price for a full day trip for black marlin in Costa Rica is $3,112.

What month is best for black marlin fishing in Costa Rica?

The most popular season for black marlin fishing in Costa Rica is winter, and most anglers book their trips 51 days in advance.

Do I need a Costa Rica fishing license for black marlin and what are the bag limits for black marlin 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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