Fishmasters Sportfishing II

Quepos
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
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 150
    each additional person
    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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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
PayPal
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
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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%

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Customer Reviews

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4.64
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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We had engine problems twice
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
50%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Tane
Liberia, Guanacaste
 5.00
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Hooked Up Totally!!!

March 14, 2016
After doing a good search on several captains in Costa Rica I decided on Steve and sure glad I did! His team made easy from...
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Charles Johnson
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   January 20, 2016
My brother in law, sister, wife and my 9 year old son chartered Fishmasters Sportfishing II for a full day fishing adventure! ...
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James Schultz
Pakenham, Ontario
 5.00
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Half day trip on Good Day with Cot Manuela d Jackson

VERIFIED   January 25, 2017
It was a great experience right from start to finish!  Both fish we caught were splendid and for mu husband to actually...
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Justin
Toronto, Ontario
 5.00
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Awesome trip! Awesome captain!

December 16, 2015
Found out about fishmasters sport fishing charters on fishing booker.com. Saw he was fairly new to the website, but when I...
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Steve Phillips
Summit, New Jersey
 4.00
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Referred by this captain to another boat

VERIFIED   July 28, 2016
The captain of this boat transferred us to another boat due to engine problems with his boat.  That all went well, although...
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