Barrilete 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.

Barrilete 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
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $720
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $480
    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.
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About the Captain

Jorge Fernandez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
13 Fishing Reports
98 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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

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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

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

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Afternoon trip con Jorge & Cristian
Capt Jorge! What a phenomenal captain.
Capt Jorge! What a phenomenal captain.
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Sore arms and bent rods with capt. Jorge

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 16, 2021
Morning half day charter battling ruff seas.  Capt. Jorge took it nice and easy no discomfort. Started out trolling with no...
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Capt Jorge! What a phenomenal captain.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 7, 2021
What a great morning with Capt Jorge and its first mate Cristian, we started by doing some live bait bottom fishing and popper...
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Milton R.
Homestead, FL
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Half Day too many became catch release

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 6, 2021
Had an excellent time, experienced crew.  Caught so many that we ended up spending the remainder of our time just catch release...
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What an incredible experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 2, 2021
We had such a fantastic tire with Jorge and Christian. They were incredibly professional and respectful but also very hospitable....
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3/4 DAY TRIP ON THE SNOOK WITH JORGE + CHRISTIAN

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 22, 2021
Epic 3 year anniversary trip for us! We did the 3/4 day trip out of Playa Herradura to be sure we had enough time to troll...
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FAQs about Barrilete

Barrilete offers the following trips to customers:
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $720 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Barrilete 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 )

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

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

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