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The stunning azure waters of Playa Coco, located in Costa Rica, offer up some incredible scenery and photo opportunities, but did you know that they’re also a hotbed of top-quality angling action? Come aboard Tropical Explorers and get ready for an angling adventure set in paradise! Captain Brayan Gerardo, who’s usually behind the helm of this charter, describes it perfectly: “Expect the best fishing experience, in the most beautiful place!”

Depending on when you visit, you’ll be traveling on your adventure with Capt. Brayan, or one of Tropical Explorers’ other knowledgeable and friendly captains. Playa Coco offers top-quality fishing close to the shore, and this charter is local to the area – so all crew members are well-educated when it comes to where the hottest fishing spots around are. They’ll even take you to their favorite secret locations, too! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned fisherman, they have just the adventure for you.

You’ll be traveling on board a 27’ Striker center console. She has room to accommodate up to 6 anglers, with plenty of space on her deck for ample angling action. She’s decked out with top-notch navigational and safety gear, including life jackets for little ones. On board, you’ll also find outriggers to maximize your trolling potential, a private toilet, and an ice box to keep your catch fresh. When you return to shore, your crew will catch and fillet it for you!

As for the species on offer here? It’s a real “who’s-who” of saltwater favorites! You’ll have the chance to battle big game such as Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish, hook Red Snapper, Grouper, and other bottom-dwellers, and come face-to-gills with plenty of other impressive species. Your captain will have you bottom fishing, trolling, and more, and will be on hand to show you the ropes.

Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license for a small extra cost. Come aboard Tropical Explorers and get ready to fish in paradise!



About the Captain

Brayan Gerardo
Playa Virador, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2018
Captain Brayan is one of the captains behind the helm of Tropical Explorers charters, a company operating in Costa Rica with one mission in mind – to provide the best aqua experiences in this part of the world! The captains and crew that make up this charter are all local to this area, and they know the best secret spots around for bottom fishing, and hooking a huge variety of world-famous saltwater species. If you're looking for a fishing adventure that prioritises your happiness over everything else, then come and join Captain Brayan and his crew, and get ready to make some memories in beautiful Costa Rica!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Striker (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 Mandatory

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

Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Aaron S.
San Antonio, TX
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Half day inshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2021
I booked a half-day trip for my self and my 13-year-old daughter. We had a really great time and the crew was really excellent....
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Kelly R.
Biscay, MN
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Half Day Trip with Juan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 13, 2020
We had a fantastic morning out on the water - we only caught one fish but Juan prepared it right on the boat for us and it...
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Chuck H.
Northville, MI
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Fishing with Brayan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 27, 2019
We had a great trip landing five mahi and just as many black tuna. The smaller tuna were a welcome catch for my 7 and 9 year...
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FAQs about Tropical Explorers

Tropical Explorers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tropical Explorers, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box (cooler)

Trips booked with Tropical Explorers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (ceviche, sashimi)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License ($30)

Tropical Explorers offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Tropical Explorers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tropical Explorers include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo