Tamarindo Fishing Trips

Tamarindo Fishing Trips has a crew of locals who have been fishing for years and know these waters like the back of their hands. Operating out of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, they can’t wait to show you their favorite hotspots and put you on the fish!

Spend the day aboard their 27’ custom-built center console panga than can cater to up to 4 anglers, 2 of them fishing at the same time. It comes powered by a 115 HP Yamaha 2007 engine, and features top-of-the-line navigational electronics and safety gear, as well as a cooler for your catch.

Captain Gato will take you exploring the most productive offshore waters, reefs, and flats. You’ll do a lot of trolling, but bottom fishing and jigging are also on the menu. You’ll start fishing about 1 mile from shore – the crew plays it by ear and goes where the fish are. Depending on the bite, you could be catching Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more.

The charter includes the use of top-notch fishing gear, mostly by Penn. Lures, snacks, and drinks are also included in the price. The captain will even clean and fillet your catch after the trip is done, free of charge. You should bring sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and fishing licenses (which can be easily purchased online before the trip).

Tamarindo Fishing Trips will take care of everything else and make sure you go home with lifelong memories!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    On a half day trip, the captain will take you trolling for Mahi Mahi or Yellowfin Tuna. You might also do some bottom fishing and jigging. In addition to the mentioned species, you may also encounter Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    up to 4 persons
    If you're not an early bird, this afternoon trip is exactly what the doctor ordered! You'll be trolling for Mahi Mahi or Yellowfin Tuna, but you can also try your hand at bottom fishing and jigging. Other species you can catch on this trip are Snapper, Wahoo, and Spanish Mackerel.

About the Charter Operator

Tamarindo Fishing Trips
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Tamarindo Fishing Trips are owned by Elmer Zelaya. They’ve been running trips with this boat for 3 years now. They’re a serious business and try hard to get fish for the clients. The boat is run by Captain Gato, a local who has been fishing for over 10 years. He’s participated in a lot of tournaments and loves to teach beginners how to fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom-built panga (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 2007 engine.

27 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
You Keep 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:

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