Sport Fishing El Gato III

Sport Fishing El Gato III specializes in private and personalized fishing trips on Isla Tortuga and Playa Blanca. Operating off the beautiful coast of Herradura, Costa Rica, Captain Luis Sandi will do everything possible for you to have a productive and fun fishing trip!

His vessel is a 26’ custom-built center console that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The boat had a full makeover in 2019 and features the latest Garmin navigational technology and safety gear (including 6 adult and 2 kid size life jackets). The boat also comes with a reliable Suzuki engine, a private restroom, a live bait tank, and 2 ice boxes – one for the catch, and one for food and drinks.

Capt. Luis will take you exploring the best nearshore, offshore, and reef spots in pursuit of the biggest A-listers in the area. Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in the likes of Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Amberjack, Snapper, and more!

You’ll be provided with top-quality Shimano gear and Ballyhoo lures. The captain’s equipment consists of 4 heavy tackle, 3 bottom fishing, and 5 trolling rods. If you’d like to use live bait, you can purchase some for an additional cost at the beginning of your trip.

The charter will also cover soda, water, ice tea, beer, fruit, and snacks, and on full day trips, you’ll be provided with sandwiches as well. At the end of the day, the crew will clean your catch so you can take it home to enjoy a delicious meal with the family. Fishing licenses are not required for this area, so just arrive on time ready to fish and the rest will be taken care of.

Please note, kids ages 3 and older are also welcome to join in on the fun. As long as they are accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian, Capt. Luis is more than happy to have them aboard.

Book your next trip with Sport Fishing El Gato III and let them take you on the adventure of a lifetime! Just click on that Instant Book button at the top and get ready for paradise!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Isla Tortuga
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, Capt. Luis will take you to Isla Tortuga to fish for a range of pelagic species, including Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more! This trip includes free lunch (fish, rice, potatoes), beverages (beer, soft drinks, cold water), fruit, and your necessary fishing gear. Just bring some sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat, and the rest will be taken care of. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    Get ready to experience one of the most stunning coastlines in the world! You'll be fishing up to 32 miles offshore to target Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, and more. This trip includes rods, reels, bait, beer, soft drinks, water, ice tea, fruit, and sandwiches. Just be sure to bring some sunscreen, a hat, and your favorite pair of sunglasses, and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Get ready for a sportfishing adventure up to 20 miles off the coast. You'll pursue a range of pelagic species, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack. This trip includes all necessary fishing equipment and bait, drinks (water, soda, beer, and ice tea), and an assortment of locally-grown fruit (typically pineapple and watermelon). Book this all-inclusive trip today and create lasting memories with Sport Fishing El Gato III!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    This is a half day sportfishing trip where you'll target a range of species up to 20 miles off the coast. Your bucket list for the day consists of Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, Sailfish, Marlin, and more! You'll be provided with rods, reels, and bait, as well as soft drinks, beer, and fruit. Just bring some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and come with extra elbow grease ready to catch some giant fish!
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About the Captain

Luis Sandi
Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Luis Sandi is a local to the Herradura waters and has been a licensed captain since 2004. He targets Roosterfish, Yellowtail Amberjack, Sailfish, Tuna, Cubera Snapper, and many other local species. He’s an expert in deep sea trolling and bottom fishing and provides state-of-the-art tackle, drinks, and fresh local fruit on all of his trips. Capt. Luis started his charter service back in 2012 with the main goal of making people happy and creating lasting memories for his customers. Other than fishing and putting in work on his boat, he specializes in creating an entertaining and fun atmosphere for everyone. He loves meeting people from all over the world and sharing his culture and hometown with other like-minded anglers. Capt. Luis invites you to join him on his center console and get ready for an unforgettable adventure off the beautiful coast of Herradura, Costa Rica!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

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 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:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Experience
Morning trip with Luis was great!!
Fishing with Luis
Full day with Captain Luis
+9
Angler Rating
9
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dillon C.
Windsor, CA
 5.00
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Morning trip with Luis was great!!

VERIFIED   March 5, 2020
We booked the morning trip with Luis very last minute and could not have been happier. They provided all the amenities that...
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Travis S.
Costa Rica
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Luis

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
It was a rather slow day it seems but great experience overall.  Was lucky enough to get a good Mahi Mahi and two yellow...
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Ricardo A.
Quepos, Provincia De Puntarenas
 5.00
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Fantastic Fishing Trip. The best crew.

VERIFIED   December 13, 2019
One of the best fishing charters I have booked. Crew was awesome, very friendly and hardworking. The fishing was excellent...
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Michael L.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 10, 2020
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 5.00
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Fishing with Luis

VERIFIED   January 13, 2020
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