Salsa - 27’ Escapade in Tamarindo

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

The Salsa has a fast single 225 Cummins diesel and a wide 10’+ beam so it’s roomy and stable. Lots of shade makes it comfortable. It’s our no-frills boat for the angler on a budget, but with the same Shimano and Penn International fishing gear as our other boats.

Leo Rosales, the captain of the Salsa, has more than 15 years of fishing experience in the area. His English is good and his fishing skills are excellent, whether you want to catch billfish, fish grouper or go after roosterfish.

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 - 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 we use 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 Salsa has a fast single 225 Cummins diesel and a wide 10’+ beam so it’s roomy and stable. Lots of shade makes it comfortable. It’s our no-frills boat for the angler on a budget, but with the same Shimano and Penn International fishing gear

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • 3/4 Day
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 625 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

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

27 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)


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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

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
We release all billfish. Eating fish may be kept.
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

4.67 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Leon worked hard for find our target species, but they were not there. I guess that’s fishing!

We had a good time even so!

Fished March 23, 2017
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 28, 2017

Hi John, I know the bill fish did not cooperate and I wish they had been biting! Glad you still had a good time. We hope to see you back another time.

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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 as seldom as they are caught we could only have done it with a very experienced captain. He took us to exactly where we needed to be. Once we landed our fish he took us to several areas that the kids could have fun and feel in fish too. 10 stars out of 10. Would recommend to anyone looking to deep sea fish on the west coast.

Fished January 5, 2017
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 15, 2017

Dear Michelle, so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip. Congratulations on your marlin! Captain Leo forwarded me the picture. We hope to see you again in the future.

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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 of them very quickly and it was an enjoyable experience. After that, we caught five or six skipjack. It was a very windy day on the water but still beautiful and fun. We tried fishing the bottom for red snapper and grouper, but I think the wind had something to do with fishing the bottom.

All in all it was a great day and Leo showed us a fun time. We highly recommend him and definitely plan to book future trips with him on the Salsa!

Fished January 18, 2016
Randy Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 20, 2016

Hi Erich, we are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your day on the Salsa with Captain Leo. We hope to see you back in Tamarindo soon!

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