Tantrum Boat Charters

Playa Flamingo fits the perfect postcard image when it comes to sandy beaches, stunning azure waters, and constant sunshine – but it’s also a hotbed of top-notch angling opportunities. If you’re looking to explore some of the best inshore fishing grounds available, join Tantrum Boat Charters for the chance to hook some world-famous saltwater species. In spite of its name, you’ll be leaving this charter with a huge smile on your face!

Captain Ed Wilkins has been fishing his whole life, and classes himself as a true angling aficionado. He uses his lifetime of experience and knowledge to provide first-class inshore adventures in this beautiful location. Whether you’re a hardcore angler who wants to tick fighting the feisty Roosterfish off your bucket list, or are looking for an incredible family trip, you’ll be in safe hands with Capt. Ed.

Your adventure begins on your captain’s 29’ Boca Grande classic vessel, named the “Tantrum.” She’s a total fishing machine that’s perfectly built to transport up to 4 guests out to the hottest inshore and nearshore spots. On board, you’ll find GPS, fishfinder, life jackets for all ages, and a full toilet, so you’ll be guaranteed a safe and comfortable journey. She’s also outfitted with outriggers to cover plenty of ground when trolling for your catch, and an ice box for storage when you’ve reeled ‘em in.

Capt. Ed focuses mainly on taking his guests to inshore hot spots, and in Costa Rica, this means that you’ll come face-to-gills with some seriously impressive species. You’ll mainly be bottom fishing and trolling for Roosterfish, Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and whatever else happens to be biting. Keen fly fisherman? Bring your best gear along with you! As well as fishing, you’ll also be able to snorkel – gear is included.

Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are also included in your trip, as well as refreshments. Grab a fishing license, come aboard Tantrum Boat Charters, and get ready to make some incredible memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Join your captain for this morning trip, where you'll have the chance to cruise the beautiful waters of Playa Flamingo and hook some incredible species! You'll mainly be bottom fishing inshore and nearshore waters, which means you'll be going after Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and other world-famous fish. Want to snorkel, too? Your captain will provide the gear, and a first mate will show you the best spots to explore from below. Rods, reels bait, and tackle are all included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend a morning relaxing in beautiful Playa Flamingo, then head out with Capt. Ed for an afternoon of angling action! You'll mainly be exploring waters close to shore on this trip, so you'll have the chance to bottom fish and try out other techniques to hook Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Roosterfish, and more. Want to fly fish instead? Bring your best gear along! You can also snorkel – just let Capt. Ed know. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, and tackle, and anglers of all ages are welcome aboard.

About the Captain

Edwin Murillo
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
3 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since November 2015
Captain Edwin Murillo has spent his whole life on the water and has extensive experience fishing anywhere from the shallow bays to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. For Captain Edwin, the most important part of any trip is making sure his clients leave with smiles on their faces and fish in their hands, even if that means staying out past the end of the trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Boca Grande (Classic) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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

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

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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3.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Half day trip
Half day trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Samantha M.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Edwin was great!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on February 17, 2019
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Carlos M.
Chicago, IL
 2.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 27, 2019
Paid for half day trip which was supposed to last 5 hours. Trip lasted for four and the weather was good everything was fine...
Carlos M. does not recommend Tantrum Boat Charters
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