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Come aboard Estrella Sportfishing and get ready to experience the incredible angling opportunities that the beautiful beach town of Playa Flamingo, located in Costa Rica, has to offer! With an experienced and friendly captain at the helm, as well as 2 first mates, you’ll be cruising the Pacific Ocean for the chance to hook some saltwater superstars, as well as taking in some incredible scenery, too.

This charter is run by a friendly and knowledgeable captain and crew, most of whom are local to the area – so it’s safe to say that they know where the hottest fishing grounds around are! Your captain has been exploring this part of the Pacific Ocean for around 15 years, and now uses his wealth of knowledge and experience to provide first-class inshore and offshore fishing adventures for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

You’ll be traveling on a 37’ Defender offshore vessel, named the “Estrella,” with room for up to 8 guests on board. She’s a super-comfortable fishing machine, decked out with leather seats, a shaded curtain area, and a deck that allows 4 guests to fish at once. Her flybridge has a seating area, and is the perfect location for taking in the sites (and fish!) of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. It also gives you plenty of time for fun conversation with your captain, who speaks Spanish and English.

Your vessel comes equipped with top-notch navigational and safety gear, life jackets for children, outriggers for maximum fishability, and a fighting chair – a total necessity when it comes to hooking the species on offer here! Head offshore to target big game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and mighty Marlin. Stay closer to shore and you’ll be hooking Red Snapper, King Mackerel, and more. Your captain will be on hand to show you the best techniques in the business!

Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a variety of snacks and drinks. Just bring a valid fishing license. Come aboard Estrella Sportfishing for the angling adventure of a lifetime!



About the Charter Operator

Estrella Sportfishing
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 Customer reviews
Member since December 2018
I've fished the Costa Rican waters for 10 years as crew then spent 10 years in the UK fishing commercially for crab and trawling. Fishing is my life! I love it with a passion, and the thrill of catching a Sailfish in particular is very special, although I love to fish for any species. I relish the challenge of adapting my fishing techniques and styles in order to ensure a catch. I don't like to come away from a fish without catch!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Defender (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 430HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Half day trips
Offshore Fishing
Up to 30 miles on 3/4 and full day trips

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full, private
Fighting Chair
GPS
2018 model
Fishfinder
2018 model
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
For 4 guests maximum

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Usually caught with customers
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
On the boat after your trip
Snacks
On all trips
Drinks
On all trips
First Mate
2, tips are appreciated!
Lunch
Hot lunch on full day trips only

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
Minimum age is 5
Catch and Release Allowed
Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
We had a full day trip and the waves were about eight feet or so,
We had a full day trip and the waves were about eight feet or so,
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Alta L. T.
Memphis, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Rob, Jose, Edwin of the Estrella

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 11, 2019
Awesome, awesome trip—incredible crew, spotless boat. The Estrella is fast and the trip out was fun, we were fishing in no...
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Douglas W.
Merna, NE
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We had a full day trip and the waves were about eight feet or so,

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 2, 2020
The trip was excellent. The captain put us on a dolphin fish about 2 hours into the trip and that was a great fight. Then when...
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FAQs about Estrella Sportfishing

Estrella Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Estrella Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full, private
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS 2018 model
  • Fishfinder 2018 model
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment For 4 guests maximum
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar 2018 model

Trips booked with Estrella Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually caught with customers)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (On the boat after your trip)
  • Snacks (On all trips)
  • Drinks (On all trips)
  • First Mate (2, tips are appreciated!)
  • Lunch (Hot lunch on full day trips only)

Estrella Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Half day trips)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles on 3/4 and full day trips)

Estrella Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Estrella Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo