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Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Charters In Costa Rica

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Fishing in Playa Herradura

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Playa Herradura

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

Full Day Offshore

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38 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,800
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

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Herradura Sportfish Slam

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32 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,250
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

Most Popular Types of Yellowfin Tuna Trips in Costa Rica

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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 in Puerto Jiménez

4-Night Sportfish Slam

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46 ft 1 - 4 People From $9,500
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 in Puerto Jiménez

Offshore - 32’ Luhrs

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,500
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 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 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 Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
Fishing in Puerto Jiménez
trip description for Billfish, Wahoo, Mahi & Tuna in Puerto Jiménez

Quepos offshore fishing is what fishing in Costa Rica is all about! The offshore World Championship has been held out of Quepos since 2012 for a reason. Catch and release records are consistently broken year after year which means theirs always a chance your next adventure could yield the same result! So if you’re into big game fish, give it a shot with Captain Tyler aboard his 46' Guthrie! With the fertile currents of the Pacific Ocean passing right along the coast of Costa Rica, you'll be in the thick of what many would say is the best sail fishing grounds anywhere in the world! Offshore fishing is great year-round in Costa Rica. In December – May period, the migration of Pacific sails is concentrated in the central pacific region of Costa Rica and offers anglers the chance at double digit release days pretty much any time in that frame window. During this time of year, Queos also gets a lot of Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and the occasional Wahoo. For Marlin specifically, Quepos area gets a really good bite during the months of May – October. This time is when the meat fish (Mahi, Wahoo & Tuna) show up in good numbers as well. No matter what species you choose to target, Captain Tyler and his team are always excited to accomodate your goals. Their 46' Guthrie Sportfishing yacht can truly do it all. 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. She comes with an air conditioned cabin, full head, kitchen, two staterooms and is perfect fish-raising platform for the central pacific of Costa Rica. This boat was originally brought to Costa Rica by the Legendary Fly Fisherman Harry Gray and designed specifically for fishing the fertile Pacific waters right off Costa Rica. It features full Garmin and Raymarine electronics, Rupp Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, Live Well and pull double dredges. Captain Tyler and his crew will outfit you with the best equipment: Shimano TLD 30 and 50 class conventional along with Penn 50 and 80 class conventional and lighter tackle spinning equipment as well. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Puerto Jiménez

Billfish, Wahoo, Mahi & Tuna

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46 ft 1 - 10 People From $1,550
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Everything to Know About Booking a Costa Rica yellowfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best yellowfin tuna fishing charters in Costa Rica?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 17 yellowfin tuna 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 Yellowfin Tuna charter in Costa Rica are Puerto Jiménez, Quepos and Playa Ocotal.

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What types of yellowfin tuna fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for yellowfin tuna 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 jigging are popular as well.

How much do Costa Rica yellowfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for yellowfin tuna in Costa Rica prices can range anywhere from about $1,040 to $6,300, but the average price for a half day trip for yellowfin tuna in Costa Rica is $950. The average price for a full day trip for yellowfin tuna in Costa Rica is $2,873.

What month is best for yellowfin tuna fishing in Costa Rica?

The most popular season for yellowfin tuna fishing in Costa Rica is winter, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a Costa Rica fishing license for yellowfin tuna and what are the bag limits for yellowfin tuna 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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