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 32’ 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!

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.


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 900 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

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

Length
32 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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Broomtail)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Roosterfish
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Snook

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
1
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
1
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
On billfish only
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

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!

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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