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
    May 2022 Half Day Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 31
    $1,275
    This trip is typically suited for inshore fishing, where you'll target Roosterfish and various species of Snapper and Grouper. The trip will usually last 4 to 5 hours with minimal travel time to the areas in and around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. All gear is included, and the charter also provides beverages. Lunch is not included in your half day trip as you will be back to the marina around lunch time. You can take your catch to the marina where they can cook it any way you like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 31
    $1,475
    This trip is typically suited for inshore fishing, where you'll target Roosterfish and various species of Snapper and Grouper. The trip will usually last 4 to 5 hours with minimal travel time to the areas in and around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. All gear is included, and the charter also provides beverages. Lunch is not included in your half day trip as you will be back to the marina around lunch time. You can take your catch to the marina where they can cook it any way you like.
  • Private trip
    May 2022 3/4 Day Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 31
    $1,575
    This trip is typically suited for inshore fishing, where you'll target Roosterfish and various species of Snapper and Grouper. The trip will usually last 4 to 5 hours with minimal travel time to the areas in and around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. All gear is included, and the charter also provides beverages. Lunch is not included in your half day trip as you will be back at the marina around lunchtime. You can take your catch to the marina where they can cook it any way you like.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 31
    $1,775
    This trip is typically suited for inshore fishing, where you'll target Roosterfish and various species of Snapper and Grouper. The trip will usually last 4 to 5 hours with minimal travel time to the areas in and around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. All gear is included, and the charter also provides beverages. Lunch is not included in your half day trip as you will be back at the marina around lunchtime. You can take your catch to the marina where they can cook it any way you like.
  • Private trip
    May 2022 Full Day Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 31
    $1,775
    This trip is typically reserved for offshore fishing where you'll travel up to 30+ miles offshore. This is where you'll target all species of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. Lunch is included, along with beverages of your choice. The boat is equipped with all the necessary equipment. On those days that might get rainy, there's a full cabin complete with air conditioning and restroom for your comfort and escaping the rain while you're waiting on the bite.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 31
    $1,975
    This trip is typically reserved for offshore fishing where you'll travel up to 30+ miles offshore. This is where you'll target all species of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. Lunch is included, along with beverages of your choice. The boat is equipped with all the necessary equipment. On those days that might get rainy, there's a full cabin complete with air conditioning and restroom for your comfort and escaping the rain while you're waiting on the bite.
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About the Charter Operator

Nauti Ventures
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Louisiana Peeps!
Louisiana Peeps!
May 26, 2022
Today we had John and Mary from Louisiana celebrating their daughter's high school senior trip, total 5 people onboard. John types: "I mostly want something we can cook at the private house and maybe land something big for my daughter" . Nauti Ventures crew:  "Will 2 Sailfish and 6 mahi mahi do it, Sir?" Boom, another satisfied customer!!
Day #4 OWC 2022
Day #4 OWC 2022
April 28, 2022
It was an amazing experience as always to be part of the Offshore World Championship!! Our boat Nauti Ventures ended overall in 10th place out of 37 boats (not 39 sorry) and contributed with 20 Sailfish, 3 Marlin and 1 Mahi for a total of 4500points. The great ocean out of Quepos proved itself once more why where we are located is considered a top fishing destination of the world. This tournament brought total catches of 606 Sailfish, 67 Marlin and 24 mahi mahi in 4 days...those are some impressive numbers, I have to say!!! So be sure to contact us to book your fishing charter in Quepos...we don't disappoint!! Tight Lines!
Day #3 OWC 2022
Day #3 OWC 2022
April 27, 2022
Today was a bit better then yesterday, ended the day with 6 sailfish and 1 mahi mahi putting us on 6th place overall out of 39 boats for a total of 4428.5 points....Can't wait for tomorrow the last day of the tournament, we have an outstanding team from Slovenia. Wish us luck!! Tight Lines!

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nauru Ventures always delivers!
December fishing trip
December fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Wes C.
Perez, Provincia De San Jose
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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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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Matthew S.
St. Louis, MO
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 23, 2022
We had a great experience.  Eric, Dennis, and Gita were engaged and eager to get us on fish. Highly recommend!!
Matthew S. recommends Nauti Ventures
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Paramus, NJ
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Nauru Ventures always delivers!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 20, 2022
Second time fishing with Nauti Ventures and they delivered again!  Get time and wonderful crew!  Highly recommend!
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Tyler N.
West Valley City, UT
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Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 1, 2021
Captain and crew were phenomenal, fun, and really tried hard to make sure we all enjoyed our time. We went on a day where the...
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Keith W.
Marshville, NC
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'Near shore' fishing awesome experience.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 3, 2021
The crew is fantastic. The boat is comfortable with indoor space and lots of cool fishing gear. This was our first time...
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FAQs about Nauti Ventures

Nauti Ventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,275 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - May 2022 Half Day Special (4 hours)
  • $1,475 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,575 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - May 2022 3/4 Day Special (6 hours)
  • $1,775 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,775 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - May 2022 Full Day Special (8 hours)
  • $1,975 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 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

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)
  • Lunch (On 8-hour trips only)

Nauti Ventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 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