Lucky Dreams Sport Fishing

For your next fishing vacation, book a trip to Costa Rica and join a fishing trip with Lucky Dreams Sport Fishing. The day will be spent with Captain Mauricio Canales, who has over 3 decades of fishing this area – it’s safe to say he knows the area intimately and will take you to the best spots to catch fish. Lucky Dreams strives to make their trips child friendly and enjoyable to all anglers on board, whether it’s your first fishing trip or your hundredth.

The day will be spent on the “Coco Wahoo,” a 30’ boat that can easily have 7 anglers on board with room to spare. This boat has a canopy to protect you from the strong sunshine. To help with the fishing, there is a flybridge to help find your fish and a fighting chair to aid you in reeling it in.

Depending on the trip you choose to go on, you’ll be fishing inshore or up to 12 miles from shore. This gives you the chance to target big game fish, like Blue Marlin and Sailfish. One of the most prestigious inshore species to catch and release here is the Roosterfish. This macho fish will give you an epic fight, as it uses all its strength to get off the line. Sizes here are regularly 50 pounds, with 80 lb fish sometimes caught too.

These trips are great for kids and beginners alike. There’s a restroom for your convenience. There is no minimum age for children on board and life vests are provided.

If you wish to snorkel, please let the captain know before the day of the trip. He will arrange the equipment for you. Have a camera ready to capture the breathtaking scenery and marine wildlife – you might even see a whale here!

Included in all the trips are drinks (water, beer, and juice) and fruit. Feel free to bring more snacks, which can go into the captain’s cooler on board. All rods and reels are provided, as well as your fishing license and the bait you might use – either caught during the trip or frozen.

Book a trip with Lucky Dreams Sport Fishing today for an unforgettable day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    This is the best trip to have a chance of reeling in big Marlin! You'll also target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Roosterfish. Fruit and drinks are included. You should bring along a packed lunch, which can go into the captain's cooler. You'll need to bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and wear light layers of clothes. All fishing gear and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license for the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    As soon as you leave the beach, you'll begin trolling for Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Sailfish. All the fishing gear and license for the day are included in the price of the trip. Drinks and fruit are included, but you're welcome to bring along a packed lunch, which can go into the captain's cooker on board. Let the captain know if you want to snorkel before the day. Have plenty of sunscreen, a sun hat, and light layers of clothing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this 5 hour trip, you'll be able to target Mahi Mahi and Tuna while trolling and popping. Fruit, juice, water, and beer are provided. If you bring your own snacks these can go into the captain's cooler. Let the captain know in advance if you wish to snorkel during your trip. You might even see a whale! Bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and wear a light breathable t-shirt. Your fishing gear and tackle and license for the day are all included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    You'll be trolling and popping inshore of Mahi Mahi and Tuna. This short trip is great for kids and beginners. Depending on the season you'll catch live bait or use frozen. Drinks and fruit are provided, feel free to bring more snacks along – these can go into the captain's cooler. Have your camera ready, for beautiful scenery and maybe even a whale! Your fishing license and gear for the day are included in the price of the trip. Don't forget sunscreen and a light jacket.

About the Captain

John Soto
La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
"All my life I love fishing, it's my addiction!" You'll be fishing with Captain Mauricio Canales. He has over 30 years of experience and a wide knowledge of the local waters. John is the owner of this company, and he makes sure that the trips are child-friendly and very safe. They both speak English.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Cummins (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.44
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Joi W.
El Coco, A
 4.67
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Fantastic morning on the Coco Wahoo

VERIFIED   January 28, 2020
My wife Lorene and I enjoyed a fun and memorable morning fishing with John and the crew of Coco Wahoo Maurice and Rene. John...
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John G.
El Coco, A
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Full Day in January

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
My family of four enjoyed our trip on the Coco Wahoo with Captain John. The boat was large enough for the four of us with a...
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Rich L.
El Coco, Provincia De Alajuela
 4.67
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VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
This was my first experience chartering a boat for a fishing excursion. We fished in very windy conditions. The crew worked...
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David S.
El Coco, A
 5.00
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Half Day out - Lots of action

VERIFIED   February 7, 2020
Had a great day out on the boat with Captain John’s crew. They were knowledgeable and allowed me to do my own casting...
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George E.
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
Although at the very end of the day we did pull in a very nice yellow fin tuna, we didn’t touch a fishing pole unless...
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