Nauti Ventures

Costa Rica is known as one of the top billfishing destinations in the world, with magical Quepos being one of its fishing epicenters. If you’re looking to explore these bountiful waters with the help of the best of the best, Nauti Ventures should be at the top of your list. They are a skilled and knowledgeable crew with over 20 years of combined experience. Nauti Ventures offers half day, 3/4 day, and full day adventures with both inshore and offshore trips available. 

Join them aboard their newly remodeled 42’ Luhrs boat. This beauty combines the best of both worlds – the comfort of a luxurious yacht and top professional fishing gadgets. It features twin 430 HP Cummins engines, a flybridge, outriggers, tuna tubes, a fighting chair, a livewell, and an ice-box.

Just add a restroom with a shower, a kitchen, beds, air conditioning, and many other goodies on top of that, and get ready for the ultimate experience on the water. The boat can comfortably carry up to 10 anglers fishing at the same time.

Quepos waters are famous for all kinds of Marlin, as well as Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Offshore trips usually take place 25 to 40 miles from the coast. In addition to the aforementioned deep-sea species, you’ll also get to target the likes of Roosterfish, Amberjack, and Snapper, depending on the fishing location and your preferences.

You’ll be supplied with top-tier fishing gear, mostly by Shimano, as well as live bait and lures. Fly fishing is also an option if you bring your own gear. Fishing licenses are easily purchased at the marina for only $16 per person per day. Just bring some sunscreen and sunglasses, and Nauti Ventures will take care of everything else.

Join them on the water and let them create your next favorite memory!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,275
    This trip will see you exploring shallower inshore waters where it's calmer but just as productive. You'll bottom fish and jig for the likes of massive Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Corvina, Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. All your gear and bait are included, as are snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $1,275
    This trip will see you exploring shallower inshore waters where it's calmer but just as productive. You'll bottom fish and jig for the likes of massive Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Corvina, Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. All your gear and bait are included, as are snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,775
    Explore the abundant marine life in Quepos as you head up to 30 miles offshore! You'll have plenty of room and all the necessary gear to target Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, and Amberjack. Lunch, snacks, fruits, and beverages including beer are all on board for you to enjoy.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,975
    Experience the best of sportfishing in Quepos on this 9-hour fishing adventure! Head up to 40 miles offshore to hook Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, and Amberjack. All of your gear and bait are provided, as are lunch, snacks, fruits, and beverages including beer.
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    Full Day Extended
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $2,362
    Experience the best of sportfishing in Quepos on this 11-hour fishing adventure! Head up to 40 miles offshore to hook Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, and Amberjack. All of your gear and bait are provided, as are lunch, snacks, fruits, and beverages including beer.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Golden Dorado
    Golden Dorado
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
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Jennifer S.
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5.0 / 5
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Great fishing, great crew, overall incredible experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip on April 3, 2024
This was the best fishing trip we’ve ever been on. We caught upwards of 25+ fish of multiple varieties.  Blackfin tuna which...
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Lance M.
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Epic Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on March 15, 2024
If you are fortunate to fish enough, you know what a bad day fishing looks like, and even sometimes what a good day looks like,...
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Zac F.
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5.0 / 5
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Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip on June 5, 2024
The crew and experience were awesome! The weather was not ideal but, we were still able to wrangle a couple of fish into the...
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Tyler C.
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on January 2, 2024
Our family went out for a full day trip. From the get-go, Captain Eric and the crew were top notch, Professional, and well...
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Aaron J.
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Awesome trip and crew thank you!

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on February 18, 2024
I can’t thank Captain Eric, Sada, and Errol enough. They worked extremely hard for us all day and you can tell how much they...
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FAQs about Nauti Ventures

Nauti Ventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,275 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Nearshore Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,275 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Nearshore Fishing Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,775 per group, additional US $75 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip (7 hours)
  • US $1,975 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip (9 hours)
  • US $2,362 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Extended (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Nauti Ventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full Bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Nauti Ventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Live bait can be requested for an additional cost )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and filleting is included in the price )
  • Snacks (Fruit and various snacks)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas, beer)
  • First Mate (Present on all trips, tips appreciated)
  • Fishing License (Will need to be purchased at the marina $17 person)
  • Lunch (On 8-hour trips only)

Nauti Ventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 60 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Nauti Ventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nauti Ventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Cr Sports Fishing
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
125 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Nauti Ventures specialize in premier inshore and offshore fishing trips out of beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica. Captain Eric Chavarria is one of the most famous charter captains in the area with over 17 years of experience fishing the Pacific waters of Costa Rica. He's friendly, dedicated, and his main goal is the safety and enjoyment of his clients. They're your dream team that will do everything to put you on your next trophy!
Our Team
Eric C.
Captain
Sada A.
First mate
Errol B.
First mate
Didier (Yiyo) G.
Captain
Roy B.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Luhrs (Convertible) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 430HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 60 miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full Bathroom
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Mostly Shimano
Live Bait
Live bait can be requested for an additional cost
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and filleting is included in the price
Snacks
Fruit and various snacks
Drinks
Water, sodas, beer
First Mate
Present on all trips, tips appreciated
Fishing License
Will need to be purchased at the marina $17 person
Lunch
On 8-hour trips only

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Full cabin no age limit
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Billfish

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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