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
    Half Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    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
    Fishing & Snorkel: Tortuga Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,650
    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.
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TIMOTHY C.
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Excellente!

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on January 31, 2024
We had a great day of fishing with Captain Gerardo and Adrian. They do everything they can to make sure you have a good day....
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Brody F.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on September 9, 2023
Had a great full day fishing trip on La Patrona.  Captain and crew were extremely knowledgeable and were able to get me hook...
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Gene C.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on August 1, 2023
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David O.
San José, Costa Rica
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Full Day on the La Patrona with my Fishing Team “Reel Fishy”

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on December 15, 2022
Very knowledgeable crew and Captain, Day started off slow at no fault to the crew, Picked up around 11:00 then the Mahi started...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on April 19, 2022
Our trip on 4/19/22 was amazing, the captain Gerardo and crew Brian and Daniel were very experienced extremely nice and friendly...
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FAQs about La Patrona Sportfisher

La Patrona Sportfisher offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,400 per group, additional US $85 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $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
  • Radar

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
  • Fly Fishing
  • 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)

Meet the Charter Operator

La Patrona Fishing Team - 36 ' Sportfisher
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
23 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sport Fisher (Sportfishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life vests provided
No Smoking
Strictly enforced
You Keep Catch
Certain species by law are Catch and Release only
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release for Marlin, Sailfish & Roosterfis

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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