Straight Up With A Twist is currently unable to accept reservations on FishingBooker. But don't worry we've found some great alternatives for you nearby.

Straight Up With A Twist

Straight Up Sportfishing specializes in fishing the famous waters offshore from Jaco, Costa Rica, targeting a who’s who of big game pelagics. Based out of prestigious sportfishing marina of Los Suenos, they are perfectly placed to get you out into the deep blue waters in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is the “Straight Up With a Twist”. This 31’ Bertram sportfisherman was completely overhauled in 2013, and comes ready for battle with the latest tech and equipment.

The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to sound out the deep in search of the biggest fish. Once in place, her outriggers will let you target these fast-moving predators and her fighting chair will help you wrestle in even the biggest of bluewater beasts.

The Straight Up With a Twist also has plenty of comforts to keep you happy, with an air-conditioned interior, an enclosed head and plenty of space to relax in the cool after hard-fought battles on deck. She also has a flybridge to take in the area’s stunning scenery on your way to and from the fishing grounds.

Straight Up’s bilingual crew is committed to putting you on fish in both style and comfort and wants to make sure you have the most enjoyable and exciting trip possible. Captains Memo and Erick are both seasoned Costa Rica fishermen with years of experience fishing the Jaco waterways.

So step aboard for an awesome offshore adventure, targeting some of the biggest fish in the ocean in one of the most famous places to do so. This is one fishing trip you are guaranteed not to regret!



About the Charter Operator

Straight Up Sportfishing
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2013
Located at Los Suenos Resort & Marina, the only government-sanctioned marina in the country. With two fully-equipped, fast and spacious vessels and a bilingual crew, Straight Up's ultimate goal is providing its guests with an unforgettable fishing experience in the prolific waters of Costa Rica.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 350HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Herradura Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (30)
5.0
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tuna, Tuna and soar arms and big smiles
Tuna, Tuna and soar arms and big smiles
Tuna, Tuna and soar arms and big smiles
+27
Angler Rating
20
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 20 reviews
Greg C.
San José, SJ
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Tuna, Tuna and soar arms and big smiles

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 12, 2019
Great day fishing on Straight Up with a Twist- we landed 4- 50+ pound Yellowfin Tuna and I had an epic fight with a what thought...
Greg C. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Greg C. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Carlos P. K.
San Francisco, California
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 20, 2019
Best B31 that I have been on in 50 yrs! Everything was right on! Fishing with a nearly full moon was just about doomed from...
Carlos P. K. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Carlos P. K. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Raymond L.
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 9, 2020
Raymond L. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Raymond L. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Pierre D.
Austin, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Full day with Rommel and the captain

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 21, 2018
Seemed to be the only boat out actually catching anything! For a slow day we missed a marlin , landed 4 good sailfish and a...
Pierre D. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Pierre D. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Jennifer C.
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Really great full day - crew diligent and super nice

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 8, 2017
Well, we knew we were fishing out of season so kept our expectations reasonable. Crew constantly worked on bait and...
Jennifer C. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Jennifer C. recommends Straight Up With A Twist
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

FAQs about Straight Up With A Twist

Straight Up With A Twist offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Straight Up With A Twist, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Straight Up With A Twist include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Straight Up With A Twist offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (25-45 miles)

Straight Up With A Twist offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Straight Up With A Twist include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)