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Black Snapper

Join Black Snapper for an exciting adventure in the Golfito Bay! Captain Kevin Vasquez has been running charters and putting customers on big game fish since 2000. He’s a local to these waters and has been fishing since he was a kid, so he knows all the best spots to get you hooked up in no time!

Your boat for the day is a spacious 30’ Ocean Master center console. This boat comes with top-grade navigational instruments, fishing equipment, and safety gear. You’ll have a private toilet on board and enough space on the deck for up to 4 guests to fish at the same time. Children above the ages of 6 are welcome to join in on the action and they’ll be provided life jackets as well.

Capt. Kevin offers both inshore and offshore fishing trips. You’ll target a range of species from the Pavon Bay and further out into the deep blue Pacific. Your bucket list for the day includes Sailfish, Blue and Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Broomtail Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Snook, and African Pompano (Jack). Many species, including Billfish and Roosterfish, are catch and release only but you can keep up to 3 legal fish, per Costa Rican law.

You’ll be able to choose from a range of techniques, including jigging, casting, and trolling. Capt. Kevin will supply you with state-of-the-art Penn and Shimano rods and reels so you can fish like a pro. He’s an excellent guide and instructor and loves teaching his customers new tricks.

Your fishing license is already covered. You’ll be provided with fruit, juice, and water on half-day trips, as well as lunch and drinks on full-day trips. All you have to bring is some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and everything else will be taken care of.

Get ready for a fun adventure in Golfito with Black Snapper! Invite the whole family and create lasting memories off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica!

About the Captain

Kevin Vasquez
Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Kevin Vasquez began fishing with his father when he was a young kid. Fishing has always been a family tradition in the Vasquez household, so becoming a captain was a natural decision for Kevin. As a Golfito local, he’s fished every sweet spot in and around the bay, so he knows all the best locations to put you on big fish. Kevin is big on preserving the environment so he prefers catch and release. He loves entertaining his guests, catching lots of fish, and having a good time on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper

Snook Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Ocean Master (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

30 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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


Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Black Snapper

Black Snapper offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Black Snapper, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Black Snapper include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano )
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip )
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Fruit (available on all trips) )
  • Drinks (Juice & water (available on all trips) )
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Sandwiches (available on full-day trips) )

Black Snapper offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Black Snapper offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Black Snapper include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)