I Got You Sport Fishing

When you want to experience spectacular fishing and Costa Rican hospitality in all its light, I Got You Sport Fishing is the charter company to turn to! Bountiful waters to explore, plenty of fish to catch, and rich local culture are more than enough to fall in love with Quepos and keep coming back to it time after time.

Your friendly guide, Captain Jessie Ponce, has been casting his lines in the area as soon as he could hold a rod, and he has more than 20 years of expertise to offer to his anglers.

He will take you out to the best fishing spots on his 21’ center console, comfortable enough to seat up to 4 people. The vessel is stable and efficient, thanks to its 70 HP Suzuki engine, so everyone on board can fish freely at the same time.

Inshore fishing is your captain’s specialty, and it’s hardly a surprise – Quepos is known for its excellent year-round inshore fishing. All the favorite species are on your to-catch list, including Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, and much more. If you head out a bit further, you will be on the hot trail of delicious Mahi Mahi, and the best time to chase these gorgeous fish is in November.

You don’t need to worry about quality fishing equipment, snacks, or drinks, Capt. Jessie will provide everything. It’s up to you to pack sunscreen, long-sleeved shirts, and hats to be protected from the unyielding sun. Your guide is all about fishing responsibly, and while you can keep the fish you intend to eat, the rest of the catch will be released.

With I Got You Sport Fishing, you get to enjoy an exciting fishing expedition and experience firsthand the famous Costa Rican culture and spirit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro angler or a beginner, Capt. Jessie will make sure your time on the water with him is unforgettable!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $490
    up to 4 persons
    Let your 9-hour fishing adventure begin and come aboard Capt. Jessie's boat and head out to the horizon to catch inshore aristocrats. King Mackerel, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, and Mangrove Snapper are the most popular catch around Quepos.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $390
    up to 4 persons
    During the 5 hours you will have on this half day trip, Capt. Jessie will go out of his way to show you a good time and put you on the bite quickly. You can expect to find anything from Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel to Roosterfish, Mangrove Snapper and Jack Crevalle at the end of your line. Departure times are flexible and depend on the time of the tide.

About the Captain

Jessie Ponce
Quepos, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2019
Captain Jessie Ponce has been helping his father run charters since he was only 10 years old, and he's been in love with the ocean ever since. He enjoys teaching people how to fish and fishing around Quepos is his favorite thing to do. Capt. Jessie and his father practice responsible fishing and they always strive to provide quality service in true Costa Rican style.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Apha Omega (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 2 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.25
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Julie M.
Quepos, P
 5.00
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Full day trip with Alberto and Jessie

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
Jessie and Alberto were amazing. Jessie picked us up and drove us to his dad Alberto in the marina who took us fishing for...
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Felice K.
Phoenicia, NY
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with I Got You Sport Fishing, Quepos

VERIFIED   January 31, 2020
A low key, center console, simple outboard motor boat, operated by a knowledgeable, very experienced captain made for a great...
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Victor S.
Quepos, P
 5.00
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Half day inshore

VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
We (son and I) had a great morning fishing. Bonito, Amberjack and Spanish Mackerel. Small boat, two rods, good action....
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Austin B.
San José, SJ
 5.00
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Great half day trip

VERIFIED   January 23, 2020
The captain was fantastic and super knowledgeable! Caught some great fish and had a great day out at sea… would definitely...
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Gerald E.
Cuenca, A
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Half day with Ponce, I think is his name

VERIFIED   January 21, 2020
Where should I start?  We met at an ill-defined meeting place, and the “captain” didn’t appear. ...
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