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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!



About the Charter Operator

Tamarindo Fishing Trips
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
5 Customer Reviews
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) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom-built panga (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 2015 engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with Elmer
Half day with Kenneth and Pablo. Excellent captain and first mate.
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Mark C.
Plano, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 26, 2021
Great boat and guys and lots of new species!
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Edward P.
New York, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2021
Great captain and crew. They worked hard. We landed three out of the six we hooked. Unfortunately the sharks we’re hungry
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Dale A.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 14, 2021
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Robert M.
Santa Cruz, Provincia De Guanacaste
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 17, 2020
I had to cut my trip short due to my girlfriend getting sick but I had a great time. The captain was great and the equipment...
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Tony L.
Shady Cove, OR
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Half day with Kenneth and Pablo. Excellent captain and first mate.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2019
We feel like we got the bait and switch on boats. Picture and description show a boat with fighting chair, down riggers, and...
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FAQs about Tamarindo Fishing Trips

Tamarindo Fishing Trips offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Tamarindo Fishing Trips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (request)
  • Ice Box (Cooler for the catch)

Trips booked with Tamarindo Fishing Trips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Penn)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Tamarindo Fishing Trips offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tamarindo Fishing Trips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Tamarindo Fishing Trips include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo