Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick

Get ready for some awesome angling aboard the Sunny 1. Fish the deep blue waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast in search of awesome table and game fish. Based out of the prestigious sportfishing harbor of Los Sueños
in Herradura, you will be able to enjoy awesome hookups both inshore and offshore amid the stunning natural beauty which makes this such a special place to visit.

Stay in the shallows, fishing for Snapper, Roosterfish, Jacks, and Bonito, or head further out for some real big game action. Travel up to 40 miles out to target Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin, as well as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. Charters range from five to eight hours long, with great low season discounts for those who like to swim against the tide.

The Sunny 1 is a 32’ Maverick sportfisher built in 2009 and meticulously maintained ever since. The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to get you locked onto the best fishing grounds. Once there, you will have everything from outriggers and downriggers to a fighting chair and even tuna tubes to make sure you bring in some awesome fish.

The vessel is equipped with a wide range of tournament-grade tackle, with a selection of light and heavy rods and reels, and the option to troll or bottom fish the day away. If you are more into fly fishing, you will also find equipment provided for this style of fishing, although you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

The Sunny 1 crew have been guiding clients towards that fish of a lifetime for years, and Captain Walton Smith knows every trick in the book when it comes to getting you on a monster. They will work tirelessly the whole day long and will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip, ready to enjoy as the perfect end to a great on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - High Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,695
    Want to try your luck against monster Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin? Want to experience the rush of hooking a monster Sailfish? Climb aboard for the ultimate angling adventures, battling all these great species and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Low Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,526
    Spend the whole day fishing offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. This trip includes everything except your fishing license and a gratuity for the hard-working crew. This is a discounted low season rate, offering the best value in town!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - High Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,413
    Spend the morning out targeting a variety of great table and game species such as Roosterfish, Jacks, and Snappers. This trip includes beverages, snacks, and all fishing tacked and bait. Crew Gratuity and fishing license are not included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Low Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,243
    Spend the day fishing inshore for Jacks, Roosterfish, Snapper, and more on this discounted low season trip.

About the Charter Operator

Stay in Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2014
After 10 years planning fishing trips we bought Sunny One. Now after 9 years of excellent fishing records and customer service Sunny One has gained its reputation as one of the best charter boats in Los Sueños Marina. Captain Brian Porras and mate William Leon are highly experienced fishermen with excellent people skills; they both have two goals when they go fishing: catching fish and customer satisfaction.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snook Snook

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Maverick (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 425HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 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 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Brent R.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - High Season on March 17, 2021
Brian Porras is one of the best fishing guides in Herradura. We have gone out with Brian twice now and both times we catch...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - High Season on March 19, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - High Season on January 7, 2020
I took my two boys out on Sunny 1 and we had a great time! Caught 10 yellowfin tuna and 2 huge Mahi… Hooked up with a big...
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Alajuela, Provincia De Alajuela
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - High Season on February 22, 2019
We had a great time caught six Sailfish. The food was good and the beer was cold.  I would recommend this boat and crew to...
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Cartago, Provincia De Cartago
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Low Season on December 17, 2018
Great days fishing! Had a day fishing with my son who caught 3 nice big sail fish with lots more bites and action.The boat...
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FAQs about Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick

Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,243 per group - Half Day Trip - Low Season (5 hours)
  • $1,413 per group - Half Day Trip - High Season (5 hours)
  • $1,526 per group - Full Day Trip - Low Season (8 hours)
  • $1,695 per group - Full Day Trip - High Season (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles)

Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sunny 1 - 32’ Maverick include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo