Osprey Sportfishing

Operating out of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica since 1987, Osprey Sportfishing of Tamarindo has pioneered sportfishing in this area. Located close to the deep water, Tamarindo is a perfect base for a game fishing operation.

You’ll have a 31’ Rampage flybridge boat available for half, 3/4, and full day charters. Powered by twin 350 HP Detroit Diesel engines, it’s steady and reliable, perfect for reaching those productive offshore grounds in maximum comfort. It has enough room for six anglers fishing at the same time without bumping elbows or tangling lines.

You’ll have access to a restroom, kitchen, shower, beds, and the boat is even wheelchair accessible. Outriggers, ice-boxes and a fighting chair will also be there at your disposal.

Spectacular year-round fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, and other assorted species are all accessible with short run time. Spend your day fishing, not running towards the fish!

Osprey Sportfishing will keep your catch filleted and on ice for the day so you can have it cooked at one of Tamarindo’s many superb restaurants. The first mate will make sure to assist you with everything, so tips for his efforts are highly appreciated.

All equipment is top of the line, including Penn International and Shimano tackle. Osprey Sportfishing are happy to accommodate novices and families (no minimum age for kids), as well as experienced anglers.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    This amazing 9-hour trip will take you up to 20 miles from the coast in pursuit of the trophies roaming these bountiful waters. Depending on the season and your preferences, you'll be able to reel in Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, and who knows what else. You'll also get to enjoy riso con pollo & salad lunch, fruit, and various drinks free of charge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    If 9 hours is too much for you, but you still want to spend the day on the water, then this 7-hour trip is right up your alley! You'll be targeting Sailfish, Marlin, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, and whatever else crossed your path. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are covered by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This 5-hour trip will give you enough time to battle some of the gorgeous local species, such as Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, Dorado, Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, and whatever else takes the bait. Drinks and snacks are included in the price.

About the Charter Operator

Osprey Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
10 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
Osprey Sportfishing is owned by captain William Markowitz and operated by Jose, an experienced local captain. He has more than 30 years of experience under his belt. His first mate is his brother, and his wife prepares every meal for the trip, so it's a perfect family business. If you do not catch some big fish, the captain will take you closer to the shore, so you'll never return empty-handed.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rampage (Flybridge) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 350HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.30
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full Day on the Osprey with Jose and Alex
Full Day on the Osprey with Jose and Alex
Full Day on the Osprey with Jose and Alex
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Thomas B.
Parsippany, NJ
 4.67
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Full Day on the Osprey with Jose and Alex

VERIFIED   November 26, 2018
All went well! The pick-up on the beach was on time. We were tendered to the boat. We trolled and just kept catching the entire...
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Kelli D.
North Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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Fantastic trip

VERIFIED   April 28, 2017
There were 4 of us on this trip and we caught 12 black fin tuna which we couldn’t eat but the trill and experience was...
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Stephen W.
Midland, Texas
 4.33
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Great Crew Poor Timing

VERIFIED   June 2, 2016
This was a tough fishing trip for me.  I always wanted to fish in Costa Rica and was very excited when I finally had the...
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Brianna E.
Alajuela, Provincia De Alajuela
 4.00
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Jose

VERIFIED   March 6, 2017
We booked a 3/4 day trip which was reasonably priced and seemed to be a good amount of time in the water. We unfortunately...
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