Salsa - 27’ Escapade in Tamarindo

Whatever your angling ambitions might be, Tamarindo Sportfishing will help you find your match. Complete novice to master anglers, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure.

Make a great catch possible aboard the ‘Salsa,’ a 27’ Escapade. You can expect your lines to be in the water fast, especially with a fast 220 HP Cummins Diesel engine. The Salsa has a walk around cuddy cabin with a V-berth and a head inside – everything you need for a day on the water.

She has a comfortable 10’ beam, plenty of generous shade, a fighting chair, top-notch electronics to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding, and professional gear. It is the ‘no-frills boat for the angler on a budget’ but with Shimano and Penn International fishing gear.

The Salsa is captained by Leo Rosales, a local captain with over 15 years of experience. His English skills are limited, but he will gladly show you the best of both worlds: fish the inshore waters or head further out and explore the grounds beyond the Continental Shelf.

Hone your casting skills and grow as an angler. Go for sailfish, marlin, grouper, snapper, tuna, and many other species that call these waters home.

The crew of Tamarindo Sportfishing believes that hook retrieval is the ultimate form of catch and release. They are pioneers when it comes down to the conservations of the big game fish in the Pacific. They will be happy to fillet your dinner and help you safely release all billfish and roosterfish into the water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    This is an exciting opportunity to get the taste of offshore fishing and battle Billfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    This 7-hour trip is ideal for anyone who doesn't want to stay too long but still wants to get the waters all to themselves. You will be fishing for anything from Roosterfish and Mahi Mahi to Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy a morning out on the water, fishing the inshore grounds for whatever is in season and biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    With Roosterfish, Snapper, and Grouper among the popular catches, this trip is a must for any angler.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Escapade (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Cummins engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 Captain

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: within an hour
Response rate: 89%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.25
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Leo
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Kristen M.
Atenas, Provincia De Alajuela
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Leo

VERIFIED   November 29, 2018
Leo was awesome! He was prepared and he put us on the fish!
Kristen M. recommends Salsa - 27’ Escapade in Tamarindo
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Michelle M.
Tempe, Arizona
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Leo

VERIFIED   January 5, 2017
Captain Leo was great. He took us out to do what we asked and delivered. We caught a striped Marlin which was our goal. For...
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Erich B.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Awesome Trip on the Salsa

VERIFIED   January 18, 2016
Leo was a great guide! We wanted to catch some sailfish when we got out there and he put us right on the fish. We caught five...
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Garrett W.
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 5.00
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1/2 day with Leo

VERIFIED   November 13, 2017
Captain Leo was great! We told him we wanted some Mahi and he put us on them! He did a great job getting us on the fish and...
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Ali A.
Guanacaste, Provincia De Guanacaste
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Half day turn full day

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
Bought a half day we were eager for billfish, mahi or rooster.  Randy talked us into a full day to increase our odds of...
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