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)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

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

31 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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


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:
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
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%

Playa Flamingo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Captain Glen and mates Manual & Willie were professional, prepared, experienced, courteous and fun! I caught a 300# Blue Marlin, Nice sailfish, and a Bull Dorado….a trifecta!!! I would definitely use them again….Photos are listed on Wetass II Utube site

Fished September 15, 2015
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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 a mom…......no need to be the crew was amazing with them! Glenn, our Captain let the boys come up and sit in his chair. Willy and Manuel took special care when my new little anglers took the fighter chair. I cannot say enough how impressed we were with the men! It also didn’t hurt that 5 minutes in to the trip we started catching fish! If I was giving 1 out of 5 stars…......they would get a 6! Oh and they even picked us up and dropped us off at our house!

Fished June 2, 2015
Glen Cortes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 12, 2015

Thanks for fishing with us!  The crew loves those first time little anglers and yours were angels!  We hope to see you again one day.

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I love to fish and done it so many times in USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. I was reasearching about fishing in Costar Rica and realized how great fishing is there. We had really good communication with Vicky and Capt. Glen before the trip and booked a full day charter.

We’ve been offered by them to pick us up, but we had a vehicle so we met them at the Playa Flamingo. Captain Glen and mate Oscar were waiting for us on time and the boat was there as well. Everything prepared on time. Boat is top notch!
We went out about 15 miles and then throw the lines. About half an hour after we departured, first sailfish was on board. It was 9.5 ft sailfish, really nice one. Around 9:30 we already had 3 sailfish on board. After that caught a 20 lbs Mahi and another Sailfish was hooked.

The swells became bigger so we decided to get inland, but that caused a bit less fight. To make things more interesting, we were lucky enough to catch the biggest Mahi I ever seen in my life! That was the best fight of a day and definitely made this trip memorable.

Oh, what a day with Wetass II crew! These guys really know what they’re doing.

I look forward to fishing with you guys again! Highly recommend!

Fished July 18, 2014
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