North Pacific Adventures

Join North Pacific Adventures for an offshore adventure! Captain Jose is a La Cruz local and he’s been fishing his whole life in this area. He will take you on a trip from El Jobo, one of the most secluded destinations in Costa Rica. This quiet village is well-known for its gorgeous beaches to visitors, but locals also know about great fishing spots that this hidden gem holds.

Capt. Jose welcomes you aboard his 30’ Gorfett boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. She has been newly restored in 2018 and she’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. Fully equipped with all navigational and safety necessities, it also has an enclosed toilet and an ice box. Snorkeling equipment will also be provided if you want to take a break from fishing, just make sure to mention it to the captain in advance.

The boat departs from Playa El Jobo, but the captain can also pick you up from the Dreams Las Mareas hotel. Capt. Jose will prepare live bait in advance and your offshore quest can start! It usually takes 35 minutes to reach the best fishing spots and then the hunt begins. You will mostly target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Roosterfish, Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel.

The captain will provide your Penn fishing equipment, refreshing beverages, and snacks. Children are also welcome, but they need to be at least 4 years old. Capt. Jose loves teaching people how to fish, so a great time is guaranteed, regardless of your angling skills. Book a trip with North Pacific Adventures and enjoy Costa Rica from a different perspective.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Spend 8 hours fishing for amazing offshore species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, or Roosterfish. Capt. Jose will provide all of your fishing equipment and help you every step of the way. Create some long lasting memories and don't forget to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This tour starts at 7:00 a.m. and it's a perfect choice for all of you early birds. Get ready to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Roosterfish. This trip also includes fishing equipment, life jackets, soft drinks, and beer. You only need to bring your snacks and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    price breakdown
    This 4 hour adventure starts at 1:00 p.m. Your main targets will be offshore species, such as Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna. The boat departs from Playa El Jabo, but the captain is also willing to pick you up from the Dreams las Mareas hotel. Snorkeling equipment is available, just make sure to mention it before the trip.

About the Captain

Yessenia Lara
La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2019
Captain Jose is a La Cruz local and he's been fishing all of his life. He knows the waters well and he’s great at showing newbies how to fish. With his wife Yessenia, he started North Pacific Adventures and they run trips year round. Their main goal is to create a unique experience for everybody who goes out fishing with them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

GORFETT (Angler) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

30 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in La Cruz to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Brenda M.
Alamo, CA

Fishing with Yessenia

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
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