35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach

Join the crew for a unique experience. Whether you are after big numbers or big fish, there is a trip for you. Everyone is welcome to join in the adventure.

The crew will guide you through the basics before you make your first cast and show you the ropes. The boat is a 35’ Cabo Express. She comes powered by two 420 HP engines and has plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers. The boat is rigged with a GPS, a fishfinder, and two VHF radios, radar, as well as outriggers, electric reels for dredges, and safety equipment with a life raft for a professional fishing experience.

Enjoy a morning out on the water or check the bite later in the afternoon. Stay for the whole day and explore those productive waters and all the fish species that reside up to 26 miles out. Test yourself in light tackle trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, popping, and deep sea fishing for whatever is biting. Your potential catch can include Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna, Black and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and who knows what else?

All trips aboard are all-inclusive. You will only need to bring your desire to have fun. Half day adventures include chips, fruit, water, beer, soda, and juices, while full day trips come with a light lunch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $975
    This half-day trip will take you fishing the inshore waters for Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. All gear, bait, ice, bottled water, drinks, snacks, and fruit are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $975
    Half day afternoon charter
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    3/4 Day offshore charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,675
    Full-day offshore fishing charter.
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About the Charter Operator

CR Fishing Charters
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
ID & License verified
50 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Capt. Jon and his wife moved to Tamarindo from the city in 2006. Tamarindo is a surfing town and back then the captain realized that surfing is not his thing. Instead, he instantly fell in love with fishing. Capt. Jon has fished the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica since then, from Golfito (near Panama) to the Bat Islands (near Nicaragua). He has developed many friendships through this wonderful sport and has met great captains on each fishing location on the amazing Pacific coast. Now, the captain runs a successful fishing operation based in Tamarindo representing some of the best captains and crews on the best fishing locations of Costa Rica.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Boat specs

Cabo Express (Classic) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 420HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 35

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Chips, fruit
Drinks
Water, beer, soda, ice tea
First Mate
Tips are not mandatory but welcomed
Lunch
Only full and 3/4 days

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
Min. 4 years old, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Billfish and Roosterfish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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3\/4 Day trip with Captain Alex on Cabo Express
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Jake D.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fiesta with Alex and Chalupa

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 22, 2022
I’ve been fishing all over the world and this was first class. Jon met us on the beach in the morning and the boat was pristine....
Jake D. recommends 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
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Scott S.
Bixby, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day trip with Captain Alex on Cabo Express

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 18, 2022
Can’t say enough great things about this charter. Boat was first class…cleanest charter we have ever been on. First mate...
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Jim M.
Fairfield, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 16, 2022
We had a wonderful experience.  The captain and mate couldn’t have been friendlier, harder working, or better at their jobs. ...
Jim M. recommends 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
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Tiffany F.
Villarreal, Costa Rica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Christmas Vacation with Jon, Alex, Luis, and Ayton!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 23, 2021
We could not recommend this charter more enthusiastically! Not only did we haul in EIGHT yellowfin, but the crew was the best...
Tiffany F. recommends 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
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Lisa M.
Chester Springs, PA
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Half Day with Captain Jon’s crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
I would like send a HUGE thank you to Captain Jon’s crew,  David, Luis and Alex. They were all so helpful and kind. We had...
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FAQs about 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach

35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $975 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $975 per group - Half day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,675 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, fruit)
  • Drinks (Water, beer, soda, ice tea)
  • First Mate (Tips are not mandatory but welcomed)
  • Lunch (Only full and 3/4 days )

35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 35)

35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo