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Macho Sportfishing

Spending a day on the water with Macho Sportfishing is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in Herradura, Costa Rica. This charter is a family-run business that combines years of experience in the fishing industry with the desire to provide an amazing customer experience. Captain Diego Leon runs these trips with his father and brother year round.

The Leon family invites you to join them on their 29’ custom built center console that can accommodate up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine and equipped with a fish finder, VHF radio, and GPS. If you decide to take a break from fishing, try snorkeling! The equipment will be ready for you on the boat.

Your captain will show you deep sea fishing, trolling, and bottom fishing – it all depends which fish you want to catch and what’s biting. Your main targets will be the most prestigious offshore species, such as Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, but you could also reel in Snapper or Grouper. Note that Marlin and Sailfish are catch and release only, but other fish can be kept. After the trip, the first mate will gladly clean and fillet it for you.

Capt. Diego will provide you with Shimano fishing equipment, prepare cold drinks and snacks, make sure that the bait is fresh and the boat is clean. For Macho Sportfishing your safety and enjoyment are of the utmost importance. With them by your side, you will be in good hands at all times.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    This 8 hour trip will give you the best chance of catching that trophy fish you wanted. You will go after Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Get your camera ready, because there will be a catch or two to boast about.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is great for you if you cannot choose between fishing and snorkeling – so try both! Your captain will provide all necessary equipment, snacks, and drinks. You only need to bring your enthusiasm, everything else is already there.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    This morning trip will give you enough time to go after offshore species, such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna, but you can also stay in the nearshore waters and go after Snapper and Grouper. Drinks, snacks, and fishing equipment will be provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    If you're not an early bird, we recommend this trip with Capt. Leon. He will prepare your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. You can go nearshore and offshore, depending on what you want to catch. If it's legal to keep the fish, the first mate will clean and fillet that for you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

Diego Leon
Herradura, Costa Rica
Member since January 2019
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Macho Sportfishing is a family-run fishing charter business. The Leon family used to run fishing trips for Los Suenos Marriott hotel and a few years ago they decided to start their own business. Regardless of the trip you decide to take, they will make sure you have an unforgettable day on water. Their biggest catch on this boat was a 650 lb Black Marlin.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.37
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Experience
5 hour with Diego
5 hour with Diego
5 hour with Diego
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Stewart B.
Cartago, C
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 6, 2019
Very easy place to meet up! We had a really good time with the captain (macho)  and mate (Alex). I would definitely recommend...
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Jeff D.
San José, Provincia De San Jose
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Macho and Alex!!

VERIFIED   May 16, 2019
Great day on the water!! Fishing was a little slow but the experience was awesome!! Macho and Alex did everything they could...
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Woodrow S.
Puntarenas, P
 4.67
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2019
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Frank A.
Levittown, New York
 4.33
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   February 7, 2019
I’ve fished a lot of charters and have my own boat for over 25 years. Diego put us on some fish! 2 sails and 3 Mahi!...
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Dan B.
Bradenton, FL
 4.67
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Full day trip on May 10 2019

VERIFIED   May 10, 2019
Fishing was slow but the crew did everything possible to get fish on the boat. Landed 5 mahi mahi for table fare.
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June 28, 2019

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