Straight Up with a Twist

Los Suenos Resort & Marina, Pl…
Jacó PU, Costa Rica

Straight Up with a Twist is a newly-refitted and customized 31’ Bertram, powered by twin 350hp Caterpillar diesel engines. The vessel has an air-conditioned cabin with a full galley, as well as a large cockpit with a single fighting chair.

The boat is outfitted with a stereo system and a variety of marine electronics, including GPS, fish finder and radio. There’s also a blue water fighting chair on board in a spacious cockpit. For fishing, the crew uses tackle by Penn International, Fin Nor and Shimano.

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.

The Straight Up team offers its guests full day fishing trips, be it inshore, offshore fishing, or both. On offshore trips, the crew will take you to the productive fishing grounds abundant with Sailfish, Blue and Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and more, depending on the season. For those preferring inshore fishing, there’s a variety of light tackle species you can target as well, particularly popular being the Roosterfish. Inshore fishing trips generally last for half a day.

The crew is also happy to arrange additional activities during your trip, including a visit to the Tortuga island (about 1 hour away), or incorporate snorkeling in your package as well. All bait and tackle are provided by the Straight Up team, as well as snacks, drinks and a complimentary cleaning and fileting of the day’s catch.

Straight Up with a Twist is a newly-refitted and customized 31’ Bertram, powered by twin 350hp Caterpillar diesel engines. The vessel has an air-conditioned cabin with a full galley, as well as a large cockpit with a single fighting chair.

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About this listing

Boat Specs
31 ft
5 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Charter Operator

Straight Up Sportfishing
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Outstanding trip!  I caught and released 4 beautiful bill fish!  The boat is very nice and the captain and crew very friendly and helpful.

I’d highly recommend Straight Up with a Twist to anyone interested in fishing out of Jaco/Los Suenos, Costa Rica.

Rick & Jackie
Indiana, United States

Fished January 14, 2017
Straight Up Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 31, 2017
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Ramon (sp) and Marcus were absolutely the very best.  We could not have had any better service or client care.  We would give them the very best rating possible and will certainly recommended them to our friends that are planning on coming to Costa Rica some time within the the next year.  Thank you FishingBooker very much for all of your assistance for this trip also.
Some very satisfied customers.
Rick Adkins and Family.

Fished March 11, 2016
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We had a great time fishing on this legendary and beautifully restored 31’ Bertram.  Captain and crew are top notch.  They have great tackle and they will switch out baits if they aren’t working or get washed out.  I’ve fished on plenty of boats and these guys know what they’re doing and they fish hard.  I strongly recommend this boat to anyone who wants to catch fish.

Fished February 27, 2016
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