Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog

Are you interested in exploring the pristine waters off the coast of Costa Rica? Join Coyote Sportfishing in Tamarindo, and have an adventure you’ll remember! The charter has operated in Costa Rica since 1993, providing high-quality fishing experiences to anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Enjoy your day on Crazy Dog, which is a 31’ Bertram classic boat originally built in 1968 and restored in 2010. Powered by twin 300 HP Cummins engines, this boat is a serious offshore fishing machine. It features an array of electronics to help locate the most productive fishing spots, an icebox to store the catch, and a toilet for your convenience.

The crew makes sure their guests have a great time on the boat and they provide everything needed. Rods, reels, tackle, and bait are all available, as well as drinks and snacks on half day trips, and lunch is served on the longer trips. After some productive fishing, the crew will clean and fillet your catch, so you can fill the freezer or prepare a delicious meal back at home.

Fishing in Costa Rica offers inshore and offshore fishing opportunities at different times of the year. You can target many species here. Expect to reel in species from Roosterfish, Billfish, and Mahi Mahi, to a variety of Tuna and Snapper. You will set out on an adventure with the crew of Crazy Dog and make the most of your day on the water.

Come and join Coyote Sportfishing in Costa Rica and let them help you set up your fishing vacation. You will have a wonderful time on the water as well as an opportunity to rise to a new challenge!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
    This is a whopping 9-hour excursion made for anglers who want to go after Marlin or Sailfish. You might start off fishing on the reef and then going offshore or immediately go where the big fish are. This trip includes ice, bait bottled water, beers, soft drinks, snacks, fresh fruits, and lunch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    This is a 7-hour fishing trip that will mainly see you target large fish such as Sailfish and Marlin. Includes Ice, bait, bottled water, beers, soft drinks, snacks, fresh fruits, and lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    This is usually an inshore fishing trip out on our local reef, some 4 miles SSW of Tamarindo Beach. You will be able to target Red Snapper, Roosterfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Occasionally, you can hook up a Sailfish, a Marlin, or a Yellowfin Tuna. Includes ice, bait, bottled water, beers, soft drinks, snacks, and fresh fruits.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    This is usually an inshore fishing trip exploring the local reel, about 4 miles SSW of Tamarindo Beach. You can expect to target species like Roosterfish, Red Snapper, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Sometimes you'll get to hook up a Sailfish, a Marlin, or a Yellowfin Tuna. The trip includes ice, bait, bottled water, beers, soft drinks, snacks, and fresh fruits.
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About the Charter Operator

Coyote Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2014
Coyote Sportfishing has been operating in Tamarindo since 1993 and since then, they have strived to provide an exceptional fishing experience for guests of all ages and skill levels. Their main goal is that you enjoy the art of fishing. Offering excellent customer service is what they are well known for and their boats are to match every budget – they want your time fishing in Costa Rica to be incredible!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Kenneth J.
San José, SJ
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3/4 day teip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 1, 2019
Had a great time with Issic and Juan!!
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Andrew H.
San José, SJ
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2019
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Patrick R.
San Isidro, SJ
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Half day afternoon with Mario and Bernie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 29, 2018
Great experience!  Caught our first yellow tail tuna and a huge 350 lb black marlin.  Mario was awesome!
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Jonathan J.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Half day with capt juan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 5, 2019
Good boat, very good crew! Stood up by our transport that the company arranged!
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FAQs about Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog

Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (on 3/4 day and full day trips)

Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coyote Sportfishing – Crazy Dog include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)