Fish On Sportfishing

Fish On Sportfishing invites you to the beautiful shores of Herradura to battle the big game legends that rule these deep, warm waters. Spend the day aboard a reliable, well-maintained boat helmed by an experienced, local captain. This is what Costa Rica does best, and you won’t find a more friendly or hardworking team anywhere around.

The “Fish On” is a 36’ Cabo Yachts sportfisher powered by twin 500 HP Caterpillars up to an impressive cruising speed of 30 knots. The vessel can carry up to 8 passengers, but groups of five better number for the fishing itself.

The boat boasts an air-conditioned interior with an enclosed head, a galley, a cozy cabin, and plenty of comfortable seating. Step out on deck, and you can relax and sunbathe on the front deck, or climb up to the boat’s tall tower to take in the view in style.

But you’re not here for a cruise, you’re here to fish! The Fish On is well-named, with a huge range of tech and equipment to make sure your lines never stay still for long. GPS and fishfinder sound out the depths and get you locked on the best spots around, while outriggers throw your lines out wide. There’s also a fighting chair to take the strain against pelagic monsters like Blue Marlin.

On half day trips, you can hook into some real monsters like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. Book in for a full day, and you’ll head up to 25 miles out to fish famous spots like the 26 Rock, The Craters (Los Crateres), the Corner (La Esquina) and more. These are the home of giants, with four different Billfish and a half dozen other big game pelagics to choose from.

All trips come with tournament-grade Shimano tackle, a selection of lures, and plenty of brined Ballyhoo to draw the fish in close. You will be given snacks and drinks to keep you going, and will also get lunch on full day trips. Just grab your camera, shades, and sunscreen, and head down to Herradura Beach to start a great day of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,525
    price breakdown
    $1,525
    Spend the entire day at sea, battling Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more. Head up to 25 miles out to spots like la Bolsa, 26, La Esquina, and Los Crateres.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tortuga Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Head off to the beautiful Tortuga Island, fish along the way, and just relax and enjoy the ride. There are different options for lunch and meals, snorkeling, jet ski, hiking, and lots of other activities on this paradise island!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    As full day but less action . Just Perfect for getting a try in Costa Rica best spots for Sportfishing
  • Private trip
    Inshore Action (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    Spend the morning fishing for Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and more in the deep waters just a short ride from the coast.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Action (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    Head offshore to battle Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

Fish On Sportfishing
Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Fish On Sportfishing is run by Captain Tony, his son, and a group of close friends including Captain Kendall, who helms most of the charters. Capt. Kendall heads an experienced crew who speak enough English to explain the fishing techniques you'll be using during your day on the water, and are friendly and polite enough to become great friends with even without a common language! Fish On Sportfishing has been going for almost 10 years. They started out doing banana boat tours and cruises but switched to sportfishing because this is where their passion has always been.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cabo Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 500HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Tough Sledding, but we were still fruitful
Tough Sledding, but we were still fruitful
Fishing with Anthony
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Michael F.
Mount Gilead, NC
 5.00
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Tough Sledding, but we were still fruitful

VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
I would HIGHLY recommend Fish On for your charter services while in Costa Rica.  These guys busted their asses for us. ...
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Larry N.
San José, Provincia De San Jose
 5.00
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Catching fish

VERIFIED   January 29, 2020
Marlin and sails were not biting however tuna were, had a great trip, thanks guys!
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Rick M.
Jaco, P
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VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Very experienced crew. The communication with the administrator was excellent! Had an awesome time!
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Michael M.
Noel, MO
 5.00
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Fishing with Anthony

VERIFIED   February 1, 2020
Great time. The crew really knows what they’re doing.
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Jaco, P
 4.67
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Hard work pays off

VERIFIED   November 27, 2019
Slow start but crew kept at it and paid off. Had great dorado sashimi on the boat . Great crew that works hard.
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