Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express

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

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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
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


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!

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 fileted and on ice for the day so you can have it cooked at one of Tamarindo’s many superb restaurants.

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.

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 and mates Willy Vega and Eithel Rosales have been a successful team for 15 years. Fishing is their passion and they want you to have the experience of a lifetime!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
No bait stores here, so we catch our own.
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

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 Strict
All billfish and roosterfish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express.

About the Company

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: 26 hours
Response rate: 60%

Tamarindo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain and crew worked real hard at helping us land 3 sailfish, great time had by all, from the initial contact, booking, questions and the fishing.

Scott Hearne • Fished Jan 30, 2016
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 31, 2016

Hi Scott, we are so happy to hear you had a great time! I hope we will have the opportunity to take you out again in the future.

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The trip was great.  Captain and crew were very knowledgable and put us onto fish very quickly.

Garrett Straughn • Fished Sep 28, 2015
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 4, 2015

Thanks for the kind words, Garrett! We hope to have the chance to take you fishing again in the future.

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Fishing Reports

Marlin bite!

September 26, 2016

Great day on the Talking Fish today! Two blue marlin released, 325 and 360 lbs. Three tuna, including a 75 pounder. And grouper! Read Full Report →


  • On The Beach In Front Of "El Pescador" Restaurant, Tamarindo
    GU, Costa Rica