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
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,175
    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.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,175
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,575
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Fishing Tr (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
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About the Charter Operator

Nauti Ventures
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
6 Fishing Reports
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24 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2018
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. His first mate, Fausto Gonzales, is a native Costa Rican with 10 years of experience fishing the waters of Quepos. They're your dream team that will do everything to put you on your next trophy!

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
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Mostly Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days 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
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Mark O.
Salisbury, MD
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East Coast Party of 6

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 18, 2022
We vacationed in Costa Rica for many reasons, but one of the main ones was to experience the great off-shore fishing.  And...
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Awesome Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 7, 2022
In the morning a little slow but the afternoon was spectacular. We caught some big dolphin and the captain and his crew moved...
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2 days in a row, 3/4 and Full

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2022
11/10 experience with this crew. Both mates and captain were lights out. Captain put us on the fish both days, the mates’...
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Wes C.
Perez, Costa Rica
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 26, 2021
Had a great time captain Eric was great and the crew was on top of everything we needed. 7 Mahi and a Marlin everything we...
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Kara F.
San Antonio, TX
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip on August 1, 2022
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FAQs about Nauti Ventures

Nauti Ventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,175 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Nearshore Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,175 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Nearshore Fishing Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,575 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day offshore Fishing Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,975 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Offshore Fishing Tr (copy) (9 hours)
  • $1,975 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Nauti Ventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • 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
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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