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Fishing in Playa Herradura

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Fishing in Quepos

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Quepos Epic Sportfishing

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,000
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Full Day Offshore

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

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Premier Quepos Billfishing

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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 near Playa Ocotal

"Guanacaste’s Best" Nearshore Trip

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $495
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for Offshore - 32’ Luhrs in Puerto Jiménez

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 with us. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Playa Ocotal

Offshore - 32’ Luhrs

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,500
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 near Playa Ocotal

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 Hardcore Seamount Adventure in Puerto Jiménez

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 near Playa Ocotal

Hardcore Seamount Adventure

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46 ft 1 - 4 People From $4,500
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 near Playa Ocotal

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 mahi mahi fishing charter

What are the best mahi mahi fishing charters in Costa Rica?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 mahi mahi trips in Costa Rica, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Offshore guided by Gabriels, Full Day Offshore guided by Carlos, and Quepos Epic Sportfishing guided by Butch.

Our guides in Costa Rica are rated a 4 out of 5 based on 2718 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.

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

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What types of mahi mahi fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for mahi mahi 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 light tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Costa Rica mahi mahi fishing charters cost?

for mahi mahi in Costa Rica prices can range anywhere from about $1,020 to $4,030, but the average price for a half day trip for mahi mahi in Costa Rica is $1,093. The average price for a full day trip for mahi mahi in Costa Rica is $2,599.

What month is best for mahi mahi fishing in Costa Rica?

The most popular season for mahi mahi 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 mahi mahi and what are the bag limits for mahi mahi 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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