Papi Chulo Sportfishing offers world-class inshore and offshore fishing trips to the most fertile fishing grounds of Costa Rica. Whether you are new to the sport, a weekend warrior, or a tournament angler, you are sure to have a gorgeous day on the water.

Hop aboard a 30’ Shamrock walkaround that accommodates up to 5 guests. There’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time if you’re bottom fishing but you’ll need to take turns if you’re trolling. The boat has been newly renovated in 2019 and she’s now equipped with 2 315 HP Yanmar engines. She features a private toilet, bed, and refrigerator.

Staying closer to the shore will take you targeting Roosterfish, Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Grouper. These trips are usually less demanding and you can get your catch for a half day trip. Are you a big game angler? Take a full day trip and head out offshore, where you’ll target Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowtail Tuna, or Mahi Mahi. It can take more than an hour to reach these fishing spots, so you’ll need all the time you can get.

The crew will cover your fishing equipment, fresh water, and lunch. Snacks and drinks are available on the boat, 12 beers for adults and juice for kids. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat.

With Papi Chulo Sportfishing you’re bound to have an unforgettable day on the water. Choose your trip and get ready for a trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This 5 hour trip includes water, beer, snacks and fruit.Costa rica is world renowned for it's incredible billfishing, but there is also an amazing inshore fishery as well. Here on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, there one of the best Rooster fishing anywhere in the world along with Cubera snapper, Amberjack and Grouper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This 5 hour trip includes water, beer, snacks and fruit.Costa rica is world renowned for it's incredible billfishing, but there is also an amazing inshore fishery as well. Here on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, there one of the best Rooster fishing anywhere in the world along with Cubera snapper, Amberjack and Grouper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Go deep sea fishing on this longer trip. You'll have plenty of time to catch and release Roosterfish, Sailfish, and Marlin. You can also hook and reel in Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This boat is ideal to spend extended time on the water. Be comfortable while you go where the big game fish are. Everything is provided, including rods, reels, bait, and food and drink.
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About the Charter Operator

Papi Chulo Sportfishing
Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
42 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2019
Fish with the crew that has been trained and fishing for over 20 years. Captain Jose (charter operator) will meet and greet You. He loves to fish and loves sharing his knowledge and experience with his customers. One of his main goals on each trip is for you to discover the incredible fishing opportunities in Costa Rica.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

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

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Walkaround) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Sailfish and Mahi
Sailfish and Mahi
January 3, 2022
Full day success!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on December 28, 2021
Let me start by saying George the owner of the boat is a great guy. He was in contact with us 100% of the time. Captain Jose...
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Full day madness!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on December 19, 2021
Incredible day out on the water Sunday. We boarded with Papi Chulo out of Potrero and zipped down the coast to see if we could...
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Alburnett, IA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on December 26, 2021
Captain Jose and First Mate Dennis were very professional. They put us on fish and worked hard all day. Fun crew to be around,...
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Howell, Michigan
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Full day trip - Great day of catching sailfish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 29, 2021
Had a great time fishing with Captain Jose’ and first mate Alex.  After the smooth ride out to deep water we were on our...
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Inshore half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 21, 2021
The day started off great. We caught some early fish (bonitas and a tuna mackerel) and started after the roosterfish. Unfortunately,...
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FAQs about Papi Chulo Sportfishing

Papi Chulo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Papi Chulo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Papi Chulo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Not included on half day trips.)

Papi Chulo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Papi Chulo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Papi Chulo Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack