Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express

On the Pacific coast of Costa Rica since the 1970’s, Randy Wilson pioneered the sportfishing in this area with Tamarindo Sportfishing. Located close to the deep water, Tamarindo is the perfect base of operation. Spectacular year-round fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, and assorted other inshore species are all accessible with a short run time. Spend your day fishing, not running towards the fish!

The ‘Talking Fish’ is a 38’ Topaz Express and with twin 671 Detroit diesels and lots of comfortable seating in the shade. Bring your music and hook it up to the sound system!

Mates Eithel Rosales and Max Campos are fun and knowledgeable and speak English. Fishing is their passion and they work hard so you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!

All equipment is top of the line with Penn International and Shimano tackle. The crew is happy to accommodate novices and families, as well as experienced anglers.

Conservation of the resource is important for the team, and Randy has developed techniques to make sure the billfish are released unharmed. With edible fish, they are happy to keep your catch filleted and on ice for the day so you can have it cooked at one of Tamarindo’s many superb restaurants. We look forward to taking you fishing!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $1,600
    up to 7 persons
    This trip is recommended for billfishing and can be combined with fishing inshore if desired.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $1,400
    up to 7 persons
    This trip is for those who prefer to go offshore, but don't want to be on the water for 9 hours. This is all about Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $950
    up to 7 persons
    This trip consists of 5 hours of looking for action and dinner! You will mostly spend this day inshore but if the billfish are close, you will make a quick pass to see if you can catch one.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $950
    up to 7 persons
    This trip is ideal for those who want to avoid traffic and look for action and dinner. You will be spending this trip inshore but if you spot billfish, you will be able to make a quick pass to hook one.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Topaz Express (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 400HP Detroit Diesel 671TI engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Multimedia System
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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Charter Operator

Randy Wilson
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since October 2014
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Grew up in Miami, started fishing as a toddler! Fished and surfed all through high school and college. I moved to Costa Rica in 1974. Saw the incredible fishing here and grew my business from one small boat to now a fleet of 3 with local bilingual captains. After fishing here for 40 years, I am still excited about sharing the experience with anglers from all over the world and giving them the trip of a lifetime.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 96%

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Customer Reviews

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4.62
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Great Day for the Dorado
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95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Richard C.
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Great Day for the Dorado

VERIFIED   NEW  April 18, 2019
Half day inshore trip with Captain Randy and crew. Took my wife and young kids and had an amazing experience. Landed a handful...
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Aurora, CO
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VERIFIED   March 4, 2019
We had such a great experience the first day we went back for more!! We had 10 women the first day with 2 boats and had an...
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Best day of fishing ever !!!!

VERIFIED   December 28, 2018
Awesome trip with my boys . We did a half day and got hooked up on grouper . We then trolled and got a blue marlin(my first...
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Bill Y.
Saint Charles, IA
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Full day.

VERIFIED   November 26, 2018
Had us on the Marlin with in the 1sts two hours of fishing. Landed a 6’ 220 pounder. Caught and released. Then came...
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Marike O.
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   March 11, 2019
What a great experience! The captain and crew were so helpful and professional. We had some great fishing.  And there...
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