Costa Rica Extreme Fishing

If you want to experience the true “pura vida” lifestyle of Costa Rica, then hop aboard with Costa Rica Extreme Fishing. Leave the beaches of Playas del Coco behind and discover the magical world of the Pacific’s crystal clear waters. Go after some world-renowned, dazzling, and delicious fish to fill the boat, and head back to shore with much more than you left with.

Captain Roberto Hurtado is a native to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and has been fishing since he can remember. A passionate angler to this day, he loves sharing his enthusiasm for fishing and his country with all his customers. Hop aboard and discover the true meaning of “pura vida” with Costa Rican hospitality.

There’s plenty of comfortable seating for up to 5 guests aboard the 24’ Boston Whaler center console, and you can soak up the rays or cool off in the shade at your leisure. On full-day trips, you’ll be treated to a full lunch, while every trip comes with plenty of snacks and beverages. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience, so don’t feel the need to skimp on the drinks!

Fitted with downriggers and outriggers, you’ll troll a vast expanse of water, giving you the maximum chance of luring that prized fish. You’ll head up to 30 miles offshore to the deeper spots to find the biggest fish out there.

Go after some global favorite game fish and table fare, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, and Snapper. Each of these beasts will dazzle you and leave you breathless in more ways than one. Get ready for the fight of your life, especially if you hook a Marlin, and then the catch will taste even more delicious at the end of the day.

The crew will clean and prepare your fish when you get back to shore. Head to a beachside restaurant and keep the fun going long into the night. Everything you need is waiting for you on board, so just grab your fishing license and hop aboard with Costa Rica Extreme Fishing. The fishing trip of a lifetime awaits!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Make the most of the crystal clear Pacific waters and spend a full day under the sun, searching for exotic fish. Enjoy the serenity of the open ocean and explore the blue seas that are home to plenty of colorful fish. Test your skills against Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Snook, Roosterfish, and many more prized creatures as you work up a sweat and look to fill the boat. This trip comes with free lunch and plenty of drinks, so come and enjoy the "pura vida" life in Costa Rica.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    What better way to spend your morning than with the sea breeze blowing in your hair, and the sound of the waves splashing against the boat? Some fishing, of course! Head up to 10 miles offshore and battle it out with some Costa Rican favorites, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Snook, Roosterfish, and many more. Battle it out with these monster, before heading back to shore with a beer in your hand a boatful of fish to boot.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    Whether you're a serious angler or a first-timer, you won't want to miss out on the incredible fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo and out into the Pacific. Target such tasty favorites as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, and Snapper, or test your skills against Amberjack, Wahoo, Snook, Roosterfish and many more. You're in for an incredible battle, so you'll be glad to know that the boat comes stocked with plenty of drinks and snacks to keep you refreshed. But don't load up, you'll have your catch to look forward to.

About the Captain

Roberto Hurtado
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Roberto has been fishing, quite literally, since he was old enough to hold a rod. Since the age of 3, he's been casting his line into the Pacific, and became a captain in 2000. He's a passionate Costa Rican and is proud that he can speak English in order to teach tourists about the beauty of his country. He hopes to leave a lasting impression on each customer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snook Snook
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Coco to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 21, 2021
By far my most enjoyable fishing trip ever!  We doubled up on Mahi 15 min after lines were in the water.  Jimmy and Rudy...
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FAQs about Costa Rica Extreme Fishing

Costa Rica Extreme Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Costa Rica Extreme Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Costa Rica Extreme Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Must be arranged beforehand)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Works for 15-20% tips)
  • Lunch (On full-day trips)

Costa Rica Extreme Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Costa Rica Extreme Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Costa Rica Extreme Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo