Sierpe Fishing offers you the chance to take on an unbelievable mix of gamefish, battling in the rivers, shallows, and offshore bluewaters against anything from Snook and Roosterfish to Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna.

You will be launching onto the beautiful Sierpe River and making your way to the best spots for each species through lush mangroves full of monkeys and exotic birds. Costa Rica’s biodiversity is a sight to behold!

And where better to see it than at a biological reserve like Caño Island? Here, you can take on a full cast of big game and reef fish while enjoying some stunning scenery. You really don’t have to head far to find monsters like Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi here. Fancy fishing closer to shore? Hit the shallows for Roosterfish and Snapper or stay in the river itself for Snook, Tarpon, and who knows what else!

Enjoy all this and more aboard a modern, 25’ custom-built center console. Built in 2009, the vessel boasts an array of navigational electronics, an ice box for your catch, and outriggers to troll effectively for Tuna and Wahoo. She also has quality rods and reels and a selection of lures to match your chosen species.

Captain Pablo Chaves prides himself on always staying adaptable during his trips. If you like, you can switch things up and try new techniques in order to really get a feel for the fish. This is a slice of genuine Costa Rican sportfishing with a warm welcome and a can-do attitude. What more could you ask for?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    Head out along the Sierpe River on a scenic, 45-minute boat ride down to the river mouth. On the way to the ocean, you can see mangrove forests, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and much more. Once you hit the ocean, you will head around 14 miles out to the biological reserve of Caño Island. Here, you can catch Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Grouper, Cubera and Red Snappers, Barracuda, Pompano, Roosterfish, and more. You can fish troll, jig, and cast on these trips. Price does not include 13% tax.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore (MAX 3)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    Head downriver on a scenic, 45-minute journey through beautiful mangroves then fish the local waters for Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, and more. Roosterfish is one of the toughest fighters in the country, rivaling even Billfish in terms of pound-for-pound fighting power and aggression. Please note the price doesn't include 13% tax.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Fish along the river for Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Corvina, Snook and even for Roosterfish, as you make your way along the tidal river waters. departure times for trips vary with the tides, but you will always get a solid six hours onboard. Please note the price doesn't include 13% tax.
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About the Captain

Pablo Chaves
Sierpe, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2018
"Passionate about fishing since I was born, I like to know and share fishing with people from other countries." Captain Pablo Chaves has spent his whole life on and around the water and has been a guide since 2005. He loves fishing with a variety of techniques and the more people ask him about it the happier he is. He enjoys recommending techniques to make your day more fun and productive.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

Jack (Almaco) Almaco Jack
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snook Snook
Trevally (Bluefin) Bluefin Trevally
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom-built boat (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 200HP Mercury 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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8 hour trip with Captain Pablo from Sierpe Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3) on January 15, 2021
We travel to Costa Rica once a year.  Every time we go I must go fishing at least once if not more.  I am a Captain from...
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What an amazing day!!

Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3) on July 3, 2021
This fishing trip was beyond my wildest expectations. Pablo is a true fisherman and knows what it takes to land a trophy 🏆...
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Amazing day with Sierpe-Fishing!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3) on July 3, 2021
This fishing trip was beyond my wildest expectations. Pablo is a true fisherman and knows what it takes to land a trophy 🏆...
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Full day cano island

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3) on November 2, 2021
Pablo will find you fish..that’s guaranteed!!  What he can’t do is control their odd feeding habits at times! My group...
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Had to go again!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore (MAX 3) on July 6, 2021
Had to go again 🎣🎣 Thank you Sierpe-Fishing for putting us on them again. Roosters, Yellowfin Tunas, Mangrove Snapper,...
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FAQs about Sierpe Fishing

Sierpe Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - River (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore (MAX 3) (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip - Caño Island (MAX 3) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sierpe Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sierpe Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water, sodas)

Sierpe Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Caño Island 14 miles from the shore)

Sierpe Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Clients have to carry their on fly tackle)

Top targeted fish species with Sierpe Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo