Fishmasters Sportfishing II

Quepos PU, Costa Rica

Fishmaster Sportfishing spends the winter months targeting the huge range of species available out of Quepos. These waters are famous for their huge Sailfish and Marlin, with equally-impressive catches of Roosterfish, Snook, and more in the shallows.

On a four hour trip, you will be exploring the local river mouths and bays in search of hard-fighting inshore species. Quepos has some of the biggest Snook in the world, with a potential world record pulled from these waters in 2014, and plenty more still waiting to be caught. There are also Roosterfish, Jacks, Tasty Snappers, and more.

But it is offshore that Fishmaster Sportfishing really starts to shine. The crew specializes in getting clients on monster catches of Blue, and White Marlin, as well as Quepos’ unofficial mascot, Pacific Sailfish. There are also plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna, for a great meal at the end of an awesome day on the water.

The boat you will be fishing on is a 28’ Carolina Classic, built in 2003 and freshly restored in 2016. She cruises at a respectable 28 knots, carrying groups of up to 5 anglers out to the best fishing spots, just a short boat ride from Marina Pez Vela.

You really won’t find better than this, with tournament-grade tackle, a clean, modern boat, and an experienced captain and crew. How experienced? Let’s just say that they are so confident in their abilities that if they don’t manage to get you on anything, your next trip is FREE!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Dec
    US$ 1400
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the whole day offshore, battling Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and much more. Beer, sodas, water, snacks, and sandwiches included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 27 Nov - 30 Apr
    US$ 1200
    up to 5 persons
    With a couple more hours on the water, you have time to head to deeper waters to battle Pacific Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 27 Nov - 30 Apr
    US$ 900
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the morning fishing the local river mouths and bays for hard-fighting inshore favorites like Snook, Roosterfish, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 27 Nov - 30 Apr
    US$ 900
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing inshore for Jacks, Roosterfish, Snapper and more on this four-hour charter. Beer, water, soda, and snacks included.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Carolina Classic (Classic) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

28 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Steve Hardcastle
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since May 2014
Captain Steve Hardcastle has been fishing since he was a small child. He has been hooked on the sport since he was 5 years of age when he got his first fishing rod. With over 35 years of charter experience and a fleet of boats both in up in Canada and down in Costa Rica, he has the skills, the equipment, and the boats to put you on your dream fish!
Response time: 21 hours
Response rate: 81%

Quepos Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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However we did catch 5 sailfish and that is really what it is all about, right!

Fished February 22, 2017
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It was a great experience right from start to finish!  Both fish we caught were splendid and for mu husband to actually bring in a sailfish was a dream come true for him!  Very, very great experience!  We would like to receive a copy sent to our email address..Jackson said we would get them!

Fished January 25, 2017
Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 26, 2017

Im glad you had a great Half Day trip ...hope to see ya back next year ...Here are a couple shots of your fish Captain Steve

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The captain of this boat transferred us to another boat due to engine problems with his boat.  That all went well, although the crew of the other boat, Good Day, initially wanted the $700 balance in cash but were eventually allowed by the owner to take a credit card. 

We had a blue marlin on the line within 5 minutes of putting bait in the water, and fought it for an hour and a half.  Unfortunately, there was too much lightning to stay put and the seas were getting a little rough (my family was on board), so I decided to release the fish and head back to Quepos. 

It was definitely an exciting trip, and everyone had a chance to fight a big fish, so we were satisfied.  The weather didn’t cooperate, but the crew was excellent and the fishing truly could not have been any better.

Fished July 28, 2016
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