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Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing

Fishing is good for your health, so book a trip with Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing today to get your dose. You’ll be fishing with a local, the bilingual Captain Armel Menendez. He has nearly 2 decades of fishing experience and loves to chase down Marlin. He’ll do everything he can to get you on fish and reeling in an awesome catch.

The day will be spent on his 38’ yacht. This beautiful boat has everything you need for a great day out, including air conditioning and a full private restroom. There’s comfortable seating that’s protected from the elements, and enough space on the deck for all 6 anglers to fish at once.

You’ll be targeting the likes of Blue and Striped Marlin, along with Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and more. The captain will let you know which fish will make the best dinner and have these filleted for you on the way back to shore.

Everyone is welcome on board – children over 4 will love going after their first fish. There are life vests on board for them.

Included in the price of the trip are rods and reels from Shimano and Penn. Whether this is your first fish or your hundredth, this gear won’t let you down. When going after Tuna, live bait will also be included in the price of the trip. Lunch is provided on full day trips, and drinks are provided on every trip.

You’ll need to buy a fishing license before the trip. Wear light breathable clothing and deck shoes, and bring along a non-spray sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera.

After that, you’re ready to go! Book a trip with Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing today for an unforgettable fishing adventure.



About the Captain

Armel Menendez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Armel has been fishing for over 15 years. He is a local and lives very close to the marina – he can never be far from the sea! Capt. Armel also enjoys spearfishing. He loves to partake in fishing tournaments, especially for Marlin.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 760HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Full day trip for two days in a row was tremendous gushing with a great crew on the Vitamin Sea
Full day trip for two days in a row was tremendous gushing with a great crew on the Vitamin Sea
Full day trip for two days in a row was tremendous gushing with a great crew on the Vitamin Sea
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Big Piney, WY
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 4, 2021
Excellent boat, excellent captain and crew. We were on an 8 hour trip but fished for 10, they went the extra mile to get us...
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Andy P.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
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We caught 33 fish in two days, mostly tuna and Mahi Mahi.
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John W.
United States
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Unbelievable, fishing, service, food and drink

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 12, 2021
What can we say. We will be back
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Ryan G.
Holbrook, NY
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Awesome 2 days

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 14, 2020
We had a great 2 days fishing on the vitamin sea! We did well on sailfish and tuna! Great hardworking crew and super clean...
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Paul P.
Arlington, TX
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1/2 day in shore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 19, 2019
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FAQs about Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing

Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,900 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS (Foruno)
  • Fishfinder (Foruno)
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Enough gear for the whole group)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (For catching Tuna, prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Frui)
  • Drinks (Soda, water, beer on half day and full day)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Only on full day trip)

Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 25 miles offshore / 1 hour out)

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

Top targeted fish species with Vitamin Sea Costa Rica Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo