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 6 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $585
    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
    $585
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $780
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

North Pacific Adventures
El Jobo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 Fishing Reports
17 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

GORFETT (Angler) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Available upon request
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fresh fruit
Drinks
Sodas, water, beer,
Fishing License
Lunch

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 El Jobo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 4 years old, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Victor M.
Port St. Lucie, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing and super trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2022
The captain and his first mate made it an incredible experience. They wanted to make sure we caught as many fish as possible....
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Luis M.
Heredia, Costa Rica
Excellent
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Half day family fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 5, 2022
We spent a great morning with our amazing guides! We enjoyed a great trip around the coast of Guanacaste, seeing its beautiful...
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Dave S.
Heredia, Costa Rica
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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We we’re in the fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2022
Our captain Jose took us to an area and started trolling. We we’re able to grab 3 rooster fish within the hour. Unfortunately...
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Jeff K.
Oceanside, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing with Jose

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2021
Jose was outstanding! We set out for Rooster fish and Jose delivered. First we had to catch a few jacks for bait which we did...
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Kristin B.
Dallas, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Jose

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 21, 2022
Jose and his crew were very friendly! We unfortunately did not catch any big fish, but Jose and his crew tried hard to find...
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FAQs about North Pacific Adventures

North Pacific Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $585 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $585 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $780 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with North Pacific Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with North Pacific Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fresh fruit)
  • Drinks (Sodas, water, beer,)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

North Pacific Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

North Pacific Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with North Pacific Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)