Snook Sportfishing

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)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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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FAQs about Snook Sportfishing

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

Meet the Captain

Jorge Fernandez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
13 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
343 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Angler's Choice
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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 (Center console) 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 340 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (641)
Big Snapper day
Big Snapper day
Fishing with Jorge
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Angler rating
308
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
91%
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Jeff H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Everything we had hoped for and more.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 31, 2024
When I set up the trip, I told Jorge that I didn’t care what we caught, just try to put us on fish. And man did he deliver!...
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Kacie F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on March 23, 2024
Captain Jorge was awesome! We did a 5 hour morning trip with him and caught a giant Cubera Snapper and sailfish. My husband...
Kacie F. recommends Snook Sportfishing
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Paul S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Terrific trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on March 19, 2024
We have had charters for 30 years and this was one of the best.  Weve done the sailfish/marlin trolling day many times and...
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Amber L.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing like Royals

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 4, 2024
Although the boat was not as big and comfortable as others, Jorge and Enrique were awesome!! We caught two sailfish, four huge...
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Valle A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Dream come true

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 31, 2024
Before the trip, I told Captain Jorge that my dream was to catch a sailfish. The dream came true almost immediately when we...
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