La Patrona Sportfisher

For your next vacation in Costa Rica, you’re going to want to book a trip with La Patrona Fishing Charters. Owned and operated by husband and wife Randall and Sarah Duran, they will ensure you have a fantastic day out with them! They have a team of dedicated local captains who have decades of fishing experience – they are looking forward to putting you on fish!

The day will be spent on their newly built 36’ boat with flybridge. This is a spacious and comfortable boat that is decked out with brand new safety gear and navigational features. The whole family will enjoy the ride out to the fishing grounds on board this boat. There’s even a bed if the little ones need a nap.

Each trip offers something new! The combo trip is great for mixing fishing with snorkeling. The full-day trip is perfect for heading out and targeting big game. The captain is happy to take you fishing inshore for the full day, instead of heading offshore, if that’s what you fancy.

Fishing with La Patrona Fishing Charters gives you the best chance to target Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and the Roosterfish – this is held in high regard in Costa Rica, and will give you a great fight!

There’s no minimum age for kids on board and life vests are provided. They’ll love the inshore trip in particular. Although lunch isn’t served on this trip, there’s not much time to eat anyway, as the action is fast paced! All the fishing gear and tackle are included in the price.

On the full day trips, a BBQ chicken and sides will be served on board, along with beer, soda, and water. You just need to bring along your sunscreen, sun hat, and swimsuit. Don’t forget to wear light layers of clothing and deck shoes.

Book a trip with La Patrona Fishing Charters today for an awesome day out on the water! You’re sure to be back time and time again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing & Snorkel: Tortuga Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    In this combination tour, spend half the day fishing and the other half snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful Tortuga Island. Included in this tour is the snorkel gear for the group, fishing gear and tackle, and food and drink. This includes a BBQ chicken with 2 sides for lunch, fresh fruit, snacks, beer, soda, and water. You'll need to bring sunscreen, a towel, a sun hat, and a swimsuit. Wear light layers of clothes and deck shoes.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Full Day Fishing Trips are great for guests who are looking for some offshore, deep sea fishing action. This trip is the perfect amount of time to hit the 25-mile marker where the big game hides out. Let the captain know if you want to fish inshore, reef, or river mouth fishing instead. All fishing gear and tackle are provided, as well as a fresh full chicken and two sides. There's also fresh fruit, snacks, beer, soda, and water. Don't forget your sunscreen and sun hat!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this 5-hour fishing trip, your day will be spent inshore fishing for the inshore species of your choice such as Mackerel and the elusive trophy catch, the Roosterfish. Included in your half day charter are fresh fruits, such as watermelon and pineapple, chips, beer, soda, and water. All tackle, bait, and gear will be provided. These trips are strictly non-smoking.
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About the Charter Operator

La Patrona Fishing Team - 36 ' Sportfisher
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
2 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Randall and Sarah Duran own a fleet of charter fishing boats as well as Private Charter Catamarans in the Jaco and Los Suenos area of Costa Rica. Randall has over 20 years of experience fishing and managing a fishing charter. Sarah works in the office completing reservations and all client requests. If you have any questions about your charter, or Costa Rica vacation planning, we are always here for advice. Our Captain onboard La Patrona is Jose, with over 30 years of local experience, Jose is one of the best Big Game captains in the area. He started fishing at just 8 years old with his dad on this pacific coast. Our team on board is 1st Mate Tony and 2nd Mate Michael, both experienced anglers that live and breathe fishing.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Sport Fisher (Flybridge) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Matthew M.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on June 19, 2021
We had a great time on La Patrona. We started out trolling for billfish, but things were slow across the entire fleet. So we...
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Best trip of my life!!! TEXAS APPROVED!!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on June 5, 2021
What can I say. Pictures are worth 1000 words. Tony was one of the best captains I have fished with and I have fished all over...
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Full day with Capt Tony & deckhand Jason

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on December 28, 2020
Awesome day of fishing with 2 Sailfish & 1 Dorado in the boat & 1 Blue Marlin that got away. Jason was great with working with...
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Full day deep sea fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on December 20, 2020
We had a blast! Caught 3 tuna, saw some amazing dolphins and had a great time! Wouod highly recommend all the way!!
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VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on June 12, 2021
I’ll keep it simple, he only thing my boys caught were some Zzzźz’s. The captain and his crew stayed up above us the majority...
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FAQs about La Patrona Sportfisher

La Patrona Sportfisher offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group, additional $85 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Fishing & Snorkel: Tortuga Island (9 hours)

When you book a trip with La Patrona Sportfisher, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with La Patrona Sportfisher include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Live Bait (Usually caught before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Will clean and bag after the trip)
  • Snacks (Fruit and crisps on all trips)
  • Drinks (Beer, soda, water on all trips)
  • First Mate (English speaking, tips are customary)
  • Lunch (On full day trips only. BBQ chicken and sides)

La Patrona Sportfisher offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

La Patrona Sportfisher offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with La Patrona Sportfisher include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)