Sierpe Fishing

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, 23’ 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?

Please note the prices do not include the 13% VAT.



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)
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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)
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Reports
Response time 20 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) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)

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

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

Boat Specs

Custom-built boat (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 150HP Mercury 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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
Visa
Mastercard