Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express

On The Beach In Front Of "El P…
Tamarindo GU, Costa Rica

The Talking Fish has 2 fast 671 Detroit diesels and lots of comfortable seating in the shade. Bring your music and hook it up to our sound system.
Capt. Randy Wilson and Willy Vega rotate captain duties on this boat. Our mates are Eithel Rosales and Norman Jaen, and Willy often mates when he is not captaining the boat. Willy and Norman both speak excellent English.
Fishing is their passion and they work hard so you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!

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, dorado, 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!

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

Conservation of the resource is important and Randy has developed techniques to make sure the billfish are released unharmed. With edible fish, we 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.

The Talking Fish has 2 fast 671 Detroit diesels and lots of comfortable seating in the shade. Bring your music and hook it up to our sound system.
Capt. Randy Wilson and Willy Vega rotate captain duties on this boat. Our mates are Eithel Rosal

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1600 private charter
  • 3/4 Day
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

38 ft
7 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Please bring your own fly equipment
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
No bait stores here, so we catch our own.
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
on full days
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
We are happy to filet your dinner!
Crew Keeps Catch
...after clients' dinner is in the bag.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All billfish and roosterfish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Randy Wilson
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since October 2014
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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Tamarindo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Our trip with Captain Randy and crew was exceptional and above our expectations.  We were able to catch a Pacific Sailfish, 2 blue Marlins and tons of grouper and a red snapper.  My two children 12 and 14 enjoyed it as much as the adults.  Thank you to the crew and Captain Randy!

Fished August 15, 2017
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 16, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your trip! Congratulations on the marlin. We hope to see you back in the future. I add a picture of your 300 lb blue Randy took from the tower when the fish was on the leader.

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Very Nice experience, when after couple hours of trip we could catch an amazing sailfish and two small mahi-mahi. Captain Randy and his crew were very clever to take us exactly to where fishes were. Definately recommend.

Fished August 8, 2017
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 10, 2017

Thanks André! So happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed your trip on the Talking Fish. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Quiero agradecer al cap. Willy y su equipo excelente atención pero lo más importante, se preocupan por tu pesca. Y eso es lo importante yo sentía en lo personal su preocupación y dedicación por que yo sacara el Marlin!! Y lo logramos después de 26 hrs
Después de 2 velas , 5 atunes y un dorado salió !!
Excelente viaje , excelente experiencia! #BUENAVIBRA

Fished May 19, 2017
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 23, 2017

Estimado Jorge, nos alegra mucho que hayan disfrutado los días de pesca abordo Talking Fish con Cap Willy! Esperamos verlo en el futuro.

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