WetAss II Sportfishing

Flamingo Marina
Playa Flamingo GU, Costa Rica

WetAss II Sportfishing offers charters targeting anything from Roosterfish to Marlin in the warm Pacific waters around Playa Flamingo. On half day trips you fish for hard-fighters like Roosterfish and Jacks, and bag plenty of tasty table fish too. Full day trips will let you travel as far as 30 miles and target a real who’s who of big game pelagics. Blue, Black, and White Marlin top the list, closely followed by Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and more.

The WetAss II is perfectly at home wherever you are fishing. Freshly restored at the end of 2017, this 31’ Bertram sportfishing boat can carry groups of five in comfort and style. She will also carry you at speed, thanks to her twin 350HP Caterpillar engines. The vessel has tons of space above and below deck and has an enclosed head for extra comfort and convenience on longer trips.

But this is more than just a pleasure cruise! The WetAss II comes ready for battle against even the biggest of big game pelagics. Her outriggers and downriggers will maximize your spread and a choice of live ballyhoo fresh from the tank or a selection of quality lures will make sure nothing can resist your hooks. There are also tuna tubes on board for those looking to work their way up the food chain

Once you do set your hook, you can trust in the boat’s tournament-grade tackle from Shimano and Penn International to give you the best chance of bringing in your fish. If it is a real monster, the vessel’s fighting chair will let you hold your own in the long battle to get it to the boat.

You truly could not ask for a better boat, and she has a crew to match. Captain Glen Cortes has spent his whole life fishing the waters around Playa Flamingo, and first mate Oscar has been training for over 15 years to get where he is today. This all comes together with little luxuries like drinks, snacks, lunch (on six & eight-hour trips) and cleaning and filleting of all your catch to make what is, quite simply, the trip of a lifetime.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 5 persons
    Head up to 30 miles south to some of the best fishing grounds on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Target big Blue, Black, and White Marlin, as well as Pacific Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 1200
    up to 5 persons
    With an extra couple of hours on the water, you can head out further for the chance to target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Alternatively, you can stay in shallower waters and catch a ton of great food fish and some hard-fighting Roosterfish to make things even more fun.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the morning fishing for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jacks, and more in the shallower waters and bays.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    Get out on the water for an afternoon fishing for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jacks, and more in the shallower waters and bays.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Playa Flamingo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Glen Cortes
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since November 2014
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Captain Glen Cortes was born and raised in the area and has been fishing the waters around Playa Flamingo all his life. He heads a bilingual and extremely well-trained crew, who will work tirelessly your entire trip to make sure you stay hooked up all day long and, most importantly, have an awesome time doing so!
Response time: 23 hours
Response rate: 80%

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4.75
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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First time in the Chair!
First catch ever!
The WetAss ll!
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Tabitha Rose
Austin, Texas
 5.00
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Family WetAss ll trip!

VERIFIED   June 2, 2015
So I will start off by saying that we had a 6 and 9 year old that had never been deep sea fishing. I was nervous at first as...
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Jarin K.
 5.00
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Best fishing day EVER!

July 18, 2014
I love to fish and done it so many times in USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. I was reasearching about fishing in Costar Rica...
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Robert Bennett
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 4.67
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Sept 2015 CR fishing success!!!

September 15, 2015
Captain Glen and mates Manual & Willie were professional, prepared, experienced, courteous and fun! I caught a 300# Blue...
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Carole
 4.33
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Caught a sailfish

June 28, 2013
Nice and easy to book a charter on Wetass II and happily for us, after a small mistake in communication we were picked up at...
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