Life Is Better At Sea

“Life Is Better At Sea” invites you to test the theory aboard a comfortable, spacious vessel. Explore the stunning Pacific ocean off Costa Rica’s western coast, and see for yourself why these waters are so highly thought of. Crystal clear water, dazzling and colorful fish, and a great time awaits with Captain Jaume Pericas. He’s been sportfishing since childhood and promises a personalized service to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

The “Balfuda” is a boat made for your comfort. A 27’ custom-made center console, she boasts plenty of seating for up to 6 guests, along with 360-degree visibility so you won’t miss a thing of these stunning waters. The first mate will look after your every need, preparing fruit and home-made snacks on every trip, along with traditional burritos and salad on longer trips.

When it comes to the fishing, she’s also a sturdy boat. You’ll head up to 20 miles offshore on longer trips and all on board can fish with the latest rods and reels. Live bait may be prepared, or you can catch it en-route, and then you’ll be ready to attract the bite of some monster fish.

Stunning Sailfish, rapid Wahoo, and delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi are just some of the incredible species you’ll be targeting offshore. Sit back and wait for the sound of the screeching reels as you troll, before leaping into action to take on these beasts.

If bottom fishing is more your kind of thing, there are plenty of delicious and exotic fish to be found along the nearshore reefs. Use your skills to entice the bite of Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and the native Roosterfish, and you won’t be disappointed!

You’ll be able to take your catch to a beachside restaurant when you get back to shore, and continue the fun as you watch the sun go down on a perfect day. Be warned, though, as you’ll want to do it all over again! Don’t think twice about it – get booking with Life Is Better At Sea for an incredible day out on the water.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $690
    price breakdown
    $690
    You can choose which fishing grounds you want to hit up on this 7-hour trip. Go offshore in search of huge Mahi Mahi and Tunas, or stay nearshore and fish the reefs for Jacks, Snappers, and the local favorite – Roosterfish. Whatever you choose, you're in for a fun-filled fishing experience as you battle it out against some strong fish to bring a delicious treat back to shore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (copy) (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning and get the most out of the productive nearshore waters. With the wind in your hair, you'll drift out to the sweet spots in hunt of delicious Mahi Mahi and Snappers, as well as Costa Rica's favorite – Roosterfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning and get the most out of the productive nearshore waters. With the wind in your hair, you'll drift out to the sweet spots in hunt of delicious Mahi Mahi and Snappers, as well as Costa Rica's favorite – Roosterfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning and get the most out of the productive nearshore waters. With the wind in your hair, you'll drift out to the sweet spots in hunt of delicious Mahi Mahi and Snappers, as well as Costa Rica's favorite – Roosterfish.
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About the Captain

Jaume Pericas
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
8 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2018
I always liked the ocean and, one day, my friends took me on a fishing trip and the adrenaline of catching a big fish hooked me up! After some years of fishing as a sport, I finally decided to start my own fishing charters and do it professionally. Our specialty is the famous Costa Rican Roosterfish!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
Jack (Horse-eye) Jack (Horse-eye)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom made (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

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Thomas A.
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Half day with Jaime and Steve was superb true pro’s

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2019
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