Papi Chulo Sportfishing

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Full day charter includes water, beer, lunch, snacks, and fruit. New records are being broken year after year. If you’re into big game fish, give it a shot on Papi Chulo's boat! With the fertile currents of the Pacific Ocean passing right along the coast of Costa Rica, you'll have what many would say is the best sail fishing grounds anywhere in the world.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This 5-hour trip includes drinks, water, beer, snacks, and fruit. Costa Rica is world-renowned for its incredible Billfishing, but there's also an amazing inshore fishery as well. Here on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, there's some 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 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Take this afternoon trip and fish the incredible inshore waters of Costa Rica. Some of the possible catches of the day are Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Amberjack, and Grouper. This charter includes drinks, water, beer, snacks, and fruit.

About the Charter Operator

Papi Chulo Sportfishing
Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
5 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
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 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
180lb Marlin
Yellow-Fin Tuna
BIG MAHI MAHI
+13
Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chris S.
Jupiter, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day family fishing trip

February 18, 2020
We were greeted by the Captain and Mate. They both were pleasant and gave us some knowledge of what was planned for the day....
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Amazing Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   February 24, 2020
The crew was spectacular! They were very nice and professional! They brought us to a beautiful spot and within the first 5...
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Sebastian T.
West Palm Beach, Florida
 5.00
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What a trip!!!

November 2, 2019
My Fiancé and I went down to CR for vacations. One of the best things we experienced, if not the best, was that fishing trip...
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Mitch G.
San José, SJ
 5.00
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Full day out on Papi Chulo

January 23, 2020
I’ve charted numerous boats in Costa Rica. I’ve had the most success on Papi Chulo. The captain is very knowledgeable of...
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Tim P.
Hacienda Tamarindo, Provincia De Guanacaste
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Good day out

November 3, 2019
You can not really have a bad day fishing but our day out was exceptional! A really good day, knowledgeable crew, good gear,...
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