Aguja Sport Fishing

If you’re looking for a great and affordable fishing experience in Jaco, Costa Rica, then look no further than Aguja Sport Fishing. Discover the riches on offer just a stone’s throw from shore in the Pacific, as you go after some huge and delicious fish.

Who better to show you these waters than a local guide? Captain Alejandro is just that guy. After spending some time in the US where he learned his impeccable English, he returned home to fish his native waters. A passionate fisherman, he promises to take you to the best spots, showing you the best that Jaco has to offer.

The 23’ Liston center console is perfect for fishing. Boasting plenty of space for up to 6 guests, you’ll have the benefit of 360 degree views throughout. Take cover under the shade, or lay out in the sun and catch the rays – everything is possible. Capt. Alejandro and his first mate will provide plenty of snacks and drinks, so settle in for a smooth ride out to sea.

Using the latest rods and reels, you’ll try your hand at bottom fishing the reefs, while also trolling the open waters. Start your day by catching your own bait, before heading out and witnessing first-hand the thrilling fishing opportunities on offer in Costa Rica.

Fishing here is no mean feat. Despite some monster fish coming right up close to shore, you’ll need to use all your strength to hook ‘em aboard. Get ready for some rod-bending action as you go up against Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Barracuda, and even such beauties as Tuna and Sailfish. Try to fill the boat with these delicious creatures and head back to shore with a treat ahead of you.

Let your captain know how far offshore you’d like to go, and he’ll try his best to accommodate your wishes. At the end of the day, the first mate will even clean and fillet your catch for you, so you should bring a tip as a token of thanks. Everything else you need will be waiting for you on board. Let Aguja Sport Fishing take you on the trip of a lifetime to the Pacific!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    For a full day of fishing we have the opportunity to fish inshore and offshore. Depending upon the client’s request we can try to target specific species although you never know what’s going to grab that bait! For a full day we will also provide our anglers with a lunch sandwich, pastries, fruit and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Private trip
    Tortuga Island Roundtrip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We are now offering round trip charter trip to the famous Tortuga Island. If you’re looking for a paradise-style white sand beach then you must spend a day here! We will bring some snorkeling gear at no extra cost so you can enjoy the super clear underwater views that the island has to offer. On the way there you also have the option to fish for a little while if the fishing conditions look promising. We will provide bottled water, na beverages, snacks and a lunch sandwich for our clients.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    The beauty of fishing out of Jaco is that you don't need to go far for some monster fish. Out of Hermosa and Herradura, you'll discover rich waters just a stone's throw from shore. Head to the Pacific first thing in the morning to take advantage of the cooler water and go after some prized fish. Using live bait, or casting lures like poppers and plugs, you'll go after species like Roosterfish, Jacks, Mackerel, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Grouper. Expect an intense battle to get 'em all aboard.

About the Captain

Alejandro D
Jacó, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2019
Having lived in the USA when he was younger, Captain Alejandro offers a comfortable English-language guide service, unrivaled across Costa Rica. He’s been fishing for over 8 years. With the help of his brother, also an avid fisherman, he promises a completely local fishing experience. In addition to fishing, he loves getting out on the water purely for pleasure and knows all the best spots to head to. He hopes to help you fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Needlefish Needlefish
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Liston (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine.

23 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License


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


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:

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Customer Reviews

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Jorge K.
San José, Provincia De San Jose

Great fishing trip!!!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
We really had a good time with Capt. Alejandro, and Mate Alejandro. I would recommend this boat & crew to anyone who enjoys...
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Joelle D.
San José, SJ

Half day with Alejandro

VERIFIED   February 5, 2020
We requested fish we could eat. Caught 3 tuna and 1 red snapper. Had a great time
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Gary R.
Vallejo, CA

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
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