Reel Deal Sportfishing

Fishing in Costa Rica is really something that needs to be experienced to be believed. The crystal clear waters, range of fish species, and friendly locals all combine to make your time here incredible. The cherry on top? Fishing with Reel Deal Sportfishing. The crew have nearly 3 decades of experience between them and will make sure you have a great day out on the water.

You and 5 friends will spend the day on board a 33’ Strike Yacht, perfect for offshore fishing. Recently restored, this beauty is ready to go when you are. There are 3 factors which will keep you on the fish all day. Firstly, the vessel is outfitted with twin Cummins 370 HP engines.  Secondly, Captain Johnny and his first mate – these guys are locals and know the best places to take you for the most productive fishing trip. Thirdly, the impressive navigational equipment, including fishfinder. With all of these combined, it’s no wonder you’ll spend the day with your lines in the water reeling in plenty of fish.

The shorter trip is perfect for those that want to try inshore fishing. This trip doesn’t include lunch, but between the snacks, drinks, and reeling in Red Snapper, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel and more, there won’t be time to think about food!

Capt. Tanti’s specialty is fishing for Marlin – he isn’t called the Marlin Master for nothing! The 9-hour trip is ideal if you want to try your hand at hooking in these incredible billfish, including Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin.

Everyone is welcome on board, and with no minimum age, you can bring the whole family with you. Capt. Tanti is happy to try a range of techniques with you, and find your perfect fishing style. For those that have been fishing a while, you can try your hand at fly fishing. Due to the space restrictions, only one person can fly fish at a time.

There’s no time like the present, so book now and have an amazing fishing adventure with Reel Deal Sportfishing. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    You will head offshore a maximum of 45 miles out, but are likely to fish around the 35 miles mark. It can take up to an hour to get to the perfect fishing grounds. You will target the deep sea predators on this trip, such as Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, and Striped Marlin. Also expect to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and many more. All snacks, drinks, and lunch are included. Your rods and reels are provided. Tips for the crew are not included.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    You will go either offshore or inshore, depending on the conditions and what you fancy trying. Talk to the captain if you have a particular species you wish to target. Expect to target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more. Lunch is included in this trip, as well as snacks and drinks. Fishing equipment will also be provided. Please be aware, this does not include the tip for the crew.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the day inshore fishing for Wahoo, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and more. The snacks and drinks that are provided include a mix of chips, fruit, cookies, and water and beer. All fishing equipment is provided. Please note, the tip is not included in the price.
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Deal Sportfishing
Quepos, Costa Rica
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Member since June 2018
Captain Arturo (Chompy) has nearly 2 decades of experience as a professional fisherman. He used to mate on this boat and is now its proud captain. On the deck, you will see that he is a whirlwind of energy. He has an infectious smile, especially when hooking a Marlin – these big boys are his specialty and Capt. Tanti loves fishing for them. He is definitely the Marlin Master! You are sure to have a great fishing adventure with him. Sam Hobson owns Reel Deal Sportfishing, and is an enthusiastic outdoorsman with a passion for client service. Your day on his boat will be superb!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Strike Yacht (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment


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 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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

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

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Steve T.
Oakville, ON

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