Runaway Sportfishing - Jaco

Runaway Sportfishing spends the winter in the famous sportfishing town of Jaco, guiding groups out to the fish of their dreams in this wonderful angling heaven. They offer nothing but the best fishing onboard a great boat which has been recently restored to the highest standards.

Spend the morning fishing inshore for a selection of table and game species including Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, and Barracuda while taking in the stunning nature around Playa Herradura. Head out for longer and you will have the chance to fish offshore, battling Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Marlin.

Whatever you do, do it in style aboard the Runaway. This 32’ Blackfin sportfisher was completely overhauled in 2016 and now comes equipped with some serious equipment, as well as plenty of little luxuries to keep you happy. She is powered by twin 385HP Caterpillar engines which kick her up to an impressive cruising speed of just under 30 knots.

She features outriggers and downriggers to give you the best spread, tuna tubes and a livewell to keep your bait fresh no matter how big it is, and a rocket launcher-style fighting chair to let you hold your own against even the biggest of bluewater beasts. Down below deck you will find an enclosed toilet, a galley, bed, and plenty of space to escape the hot tropical sun after hard-fought battles on deck.

All trips come with snacks and soft drinks, and you will even be given lunch on full day trips. At the end of the day, your catch will be cleaned and filleted ready to enjoy at one of the local restaurants. This is all part of the five-star service which Captain Carlos and his crew work hard to provide to every client who steps aboard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 12 - Mar 4
    $1,375
    price breakdown
    $1,375
    Spend the whole day onboard, heading out to the very best waters up to 40 miles from the dock. Target Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna and Mahi Mahi then head home with aching arms and awesome fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Spend the morning fishing the local waters for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack and other minor species. Full fishing equipment, soft drinks, ice, chips with dip, and fresh pineapple provided. Come on board we promise you won’t regret it!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Spend the morning fishing the local waters for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack and other minor species. Full fishing equipment, soft drinks, ice, chips with dip, and fresh pineapple provided. Come on board we promise you won’t regret it!

About the Captain

Carlos Murillo
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since October 2015
Well, it all start it when my grandfather took me on a fishing trip on his little 15' homemade type boat when I was little. I knew then that I liked fishing and everything around it. I've been hooked on fishing ever since. All the Runaway Sportfishing team is local to the area and have been working on boats for decades.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Flybridge) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 385HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (28)
4.46
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Experience
Full day trip with Capt. Murillo
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Full day trip with Captain Carlos
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Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
77%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
62%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
62%
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Bradley K.
Houston, TX
 4.67
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Full day trip with Capt. Murillo

VERIFIED   February 27, 2020
We left Playa Herradura at 7AM. About a 2 hour run into the Pacific.  Lots of bottle nose dolphins showed up, got into...
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Luis V.
Puntarenas, P
 5.00
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Great Crew!! Great fishing trip!! Highly recommend!

VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
Full day of fishing.  Caught 3 tuna, 1 sail fish and 1 mahi mahi on a day that seemed fairly slow for everyone. ...
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Gerard E.
Paramus, NJ
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VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
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Ashwaubenon, WI
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Full day trip with Captain Carlos

VERIFIED   February 15, 2020
We had a terrific time and caught five yellow fin tuna.  We could have caught more but we opted to go after sail fish. ...
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Bulent M.
South Salem, NY
 3.33
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Cooked under the son with no fish

VERIFIED   March 2, 2020
We trolled for hours with basically 4 fake baits and only one Balihooo with no bite them we used that balihoo to try to catch...
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