Mar Vida Adventure

If you’re looking for an authentic Costa Rican fishing guide, then Mar Vida adventures has you covered. This locally-owned and operated fishing charter will take you from Potrero, Guanacaste, to the reefs and deep waters out in the Pacific. Come and discover these magical waters on a bucket list-checking experience.

Captain Diego is a fishing enthusiast and knows the waters of Costa Rica like the back of his hand. With over 20 years on the water, and 8 years of experience as a captain, he knows exactly what you want out of your day on the water. He promises to give you an insight into local customs, and take you back to shore with the prospect of a traditional dish ahead of you.

Aboard the 27’ Shamrock offshore sport fishing boat, you’ll have everything you need for a fun, productive trip. Capt. Diego is committed to keeping you happy, so the spacious boat comes fitted with a toilet, and plenty of comfortable seating. He’ll also provide snacks, sandwiches, and drinks (including beer), so you’re in for a fun day out.

Live bait will be waiting for you on board, and you’ll troll using the downriggers and outriggers. Settle into the fighting chair as soon as you grab the rod and you’ll have the edge over the fish as you try to hook ‘em aboard.

Bottom fish for delicious Snappers and Groupers, along with exotic Roosterfish and Jack Crevalles along the reefs. In the deeper waters, you’ll have to use all your strength to reel in some of the ocean’s biggest creatures. Stunning Sailfish will leave you mesmerized, while leaping Marlin will dazzle you. Land a Tuna or Mahi Mahi, and head back to shore with a delicious treat to cook up.

At the end of the day, your first mate will clean and fillet your catch, so you can devour your day’s work right away on the beach. Let the captain know in advance if you’d like to try spearfishing, and get back to basics like the Costa Ricans of old. The trip of a lifetime awaits with Mar Vida Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    Eight hours of fishing and leisure awaits. Leave from Portrero, Las Catalinas, or Playa Flamingo beach, and settle in for the fishing experience of a lifetime. Aboard a luxury vessel, you'll have all you need for an exciting and safe trip to sea. Head offshore to the Pacific and discover a wealth of reefs and deeper waters. Troll the open seas or bottom fIsh the reefs and battle it out with some seriously huge fish. From Roosterfish nearshore to Mahi Mahi offshore, there's no end to what you can catch!
  • Private trip
    Fishing/Snorkeling Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Start your day with a splash and wake up refreshed. You're in for an exhilarating experience on this 4-hour trip as you explore the stunning waters all around you first-hand, and battle it out with some tough-fighting fish. Troll the open seas or bottom fish the reefs to work up a sweat, and then jump in the water and go snorkeling with the beautiful fish beneath you. Head back to shore with anything from a delicious Grouper or Snapper to Mahi Mahi or Tuna for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Fishing/Snorkeling Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Make the most of your time on the water and discover what really lies beneath. Spend some time bottom fishing the beautiful, productive reefs and try to land yourself something tasty to take back to shore. After a workout against species such as Snappers, Groupers, Jack Crevalles, and many more, you'll relish the chance to cool off in the water, as you explore the magical world under the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    What better way to start your day than with the sea air in your hair and an exciting fishing trip ahead of you. Spend 4 hours on the crystal clear blue waters of the Pacific and test your strength and skills against some monster fish. Hit the reefs to bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Roosterfish, and more, while you can also troll offshore for the bite of monster Marlin and Sailfish, or delicious Mahi Mahi and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    The captain understands if you want to relax on your holiday. Take your time getting ready in the morning and come aboard all refreshed for a thrilling afternoon of fishing. Head offshore and discover the wealth of reefs and even head to the deep seas of the Pacific to do battle with some monster fish. Go after Marlin, Sailfish, Snappers, Jacks, Mahi Mahi, and many more prized and delicious creatures, and head home with a delicious treat for dinner.

About the Charter Operator

Diego
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Member since March 2019
Captain Diego has been fishing the local waters of Costa Rica for over 20 years and has been a professional guide for over 8 years. Mahi Mahi is his favorite species and, indeed, of Mar Vida Adventures because of its beauty, it’s athleticism and, of course, it makes for an amazing meal. Come aboard and learn from the best to fill the boat with this delicious creature.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 1 review
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day with Captain Diego and first mate Noah
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Alexis B.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
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We left early and was an amazing day with real professionals. Diego and Noah couldn’t have been more accommodating. Capt....
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