Snook Sportfishing and Captain Jorge Fernandez believe you deserve nothing but the very best. They offer all sorts of trips for any breed of anglers, from a couple of hours pulling up something tasty to a full offshore extravaganza.

Capt. Jorge operates a 28’ fishing machine built by Game Fisher in 2008. This fast boat comes powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines and has plenty of space for up to 4 guests, the captain, and his deckhand.

The vessel is well-equipped for a productive day on the water. It features a small toilet, 2 coolers, top-notch electronics, and a livewell loaded with bait. On your day out, it will be equipped with quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait suitable for your type of fishing.

Snook Sportfishing departs from the Herradura Bay and heads out to the most productive spots and honey holes in the area. You will be able to explore the waters along the coast or 25 miles offshore and even head up to 40 miles out if necessary.


Your techniques for the day will vary from light and heavy tackle fishing to trolling, jigging, spinning, bottom fishing, and popping. With Sailfish, Marlin, Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi all among the popular catches, it’s hard to resist a trip or two!

The crew will cover your fishing licenses and pack some snacks or light lunch. Shorter trips include pineapples and watermelons, while the longer ones will have sandwiches on board. Plus, all keeper fish will be cleaned at the end of the day to get your dinners sorted out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $530
    This morning trip consists of 5 hours of fishing for Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. Pineapple and watermelon will be provided, along with everything needed to make a great catch possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $530
    This afternoon trip will depart at noon or a bit later. You will be fishing for Roosterfish, Barracuda, and other species. All the fishing tackle and gear needed for the trip will be provided, along with pineapples and watermelons.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This trip is for those anglers who want to fish more than a half day but not as much as a full day. Target Roosterfish, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $770
    On this trip, you will get the water all to yourselves and battle Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other species. Apart from all the necessary gear and tackle, the crew will offer sandwiches, sodas, and water.
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About the Captain

Jorge Fernandez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
232 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2018
Captain Jorge Fernandez is an avid angler and a professional fisherman. He has been fishing for almost 2 decades now and never stops learning. Capt. Jorge is a native guide who was born in the area so he knows it inside-out. He loves every type of fishing and is familiar with all the tried-and-true methods and fishing techniques that work best in Herradura.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper

Boat specs

Game Fisher (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
25-40 miles

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
2 coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
4-hr trips: pineapple, watermelon
Drinks
Sodas, water
First Mate
Tips of 10-15% are appreciated
Lunch
Longer trips: sandwiches

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
2 kids max.; all ages are welcome; vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 229 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Kristina M.
Brick Township, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day out on the ocean!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on January 18, 2023
Highly recommend George and first mate Kevin. They are knowledgeable, fun, and professional. My husband and I booked for a...
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Darian S.
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, QC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome day deep sea fishing in Costa Rica with Jorge Fernandez

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on January 6, 2023
As a freshwater charter service myself, I can honestly say that Jorge and his deckman Josh were extremely knowledgeable, kind...
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Amy C.
Atlanta, GA
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Half Day trip with Captain Jorge at Snook Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 25, 2023
We had an AMAZING trip with Captain Jorge and Carlos! We caught several tuna and mahi, and they provided us with plenty of...
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Rachel K.
San José, Costa Rica
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 25, 2022
The weather was bad the whole night before and even the morning of the trip showing up at the dock, we fully expected the captain...
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Jim M.
San Isidro, Costa Rica
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 10, 2022
Best Captain/Mate team in Hurraderra . They asked our target species and boy did they deliver. We booked a full day and ended...
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FAQs about Snook Sportfishing

Snook Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $530 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $530 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $770 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snook Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box 2 coolers

Trips booked with Snook Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (4-hr trips: pineapple, watermelon )
  • Drinks (Sodas, water )
  • First Mate (Tips of 10-15% are appreciated )
  • Lunch (Longer trips: sandwiches )

Snook Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (25-40 miles )

Snook Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snook Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo