Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye

If you are looking for the dream fishing trip in Costa Rica, Sea Star CR is the charter company for you. The all-inclusive trips they offer have something for everyone. Whatever your experience level, and whatever you want to do on your trip, these guys will make your fishing dreams come true.

If you want to fish 40 miles offshore for big game, the captain will get you there. After catching a delicious Mahi Mahi or Tuna, the crew can prepare them immediately on board – there has never been fresher ceviche or sashimi!

If you are looking to battle Roosterfish instead, he will happily take you to those waters instead. This fish is strictly catch and release, so have your camera ready. For the rest of your catch that will need cooking, the crew will fillet it for you to take to a local restaurant after the trip.

You will spend the day on “The Big Eye,” a 32’ recently restored Jersey Custom Express Sportfish boat. She boasts 350 HP engine and a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. She has ample seating and shade, a fighting chair, private head, sound system, and sonar fish finder. What more could you ask for? This boat is designed for sportfishing, so will give you the edge when chasing big game.

Let the captain know before the trip how you would like your day to go. You might want to go to private beaches and lounge in hammocks or go far offshore for that trophy fish. Maybe you want to tick off snorkeling in a volcanic reef off of your bucket list. However you would like to spend the day, Sea Star CR can accommodate.

You will be provided with Penn International reels for professional-grade tackle. Plenty of food is provided – you will need to keep up your strength after all. There is snorkeling equipment on board for those who fancy a dip into the clear blue ocean. These guys have really thought of everything – all that’s left to do is join them out there!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $875
    This trip is great to give you a taste of fishing. You will target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Grouper, and more. Everything will be provided for you on the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $875
    This trip is great for those that struggle to get up early! Everyone is welcome on board, beginners to families to experienced anglers. There is a fish out there for everyone! From Red Snapper and Amberjack to Tuna and Mahi Mahi. This trip comes with snacks and drinks and all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This trip gives you the extra time to go the extra mile, or to go snorkeling, or to take a nap in a hammock. The day's activities are truly flexible to what you would like to do. You can catch Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Amberjack, and more. All equipment is provided, and there will be snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,250
    Go deep sea fishing on this longer trip. You'll have plenty of time to catch and release Roosterfish, Sailfish, and Marlin. You can also hook and reel in Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This boat is ideal to spend extended time on the water. Be comfortable while you go where the big game fish are. Everything is provided, including rods, reels, bait, and food and drink.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Dennis M.
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Day of the Giants

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 24, 2024
I am still in awe of how HUGE every fish was that we caught. We got five sailfish to the boat, fought multiple others and landed...
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Ray A.
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Amazing !!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 19, 2024
What an amazing fishing trip while in Costa Rica !! We have fished in many places, but this was a bucket list for us and our...
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Kasey S.
Excellent
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Fantastic Crew and caught a wahoo!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
The communication was excellent, the captain was waiting for us upon arrival had a fantastic trip with amazing crew. The fruit...
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David H.
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Pura Vida

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 28, 2023
Dear captain and crew, Our family had such an amazing time on the vessel. The captain and crew accommodated our family...
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Randi J.
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Great day on the water!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 30, 2024
They picked us up right from the beach at our hotel. We had a 3/4 day fishing! It was great! We caught a sailfish, mahi mahi,...
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FAQs about Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye

Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Bunk in Bow
  • Flybridge Express Tower
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught 1 hour before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruit, vegetables, chips, guacamole)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas, beer, lemonade)
  • First Mate (There are 2 - tips are customary)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Rice and chicken, typical Costarican food)

Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles)

Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Star CR – 31' Big Eye include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Sea Star CR
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
16 Fishing Reports
99 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
This is a local fishing family. Michael is the owner and will be your point of contact while planning your trip. Captain Ronald and his First Mate Gerald will be on board to handle the boat, prep, and service for your day at sea. As they would put it, "we are bringing over 25 years of local and professional fishing experience to Sea Star CR. Our passion is to share the beautiful coast of Costa Rica and allow you to get to know the area as we do. Let us know your particular goals for your trip, and we'll make it happen. Pura Vida!"

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Jersey Custom (Sportfishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 350HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 40 miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Bunk in Bow
Flybridge
Express Tower

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught 1 hour before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fruit, vegetables, chips, guacamole
Drinks
Water, sodas, beer, lemonade
First Mate
There are 2 - tips are customary
Fishing License
Lunch
Rice and chicken, typical Costarican food

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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.
Child Friendly
Min. age is 5, life vests and ponchos provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Roosterfish, Marlin, Billfish

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
PayPal

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