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!


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the whole day out at sea, targeting massive pelagic species like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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

About the Charter Operator

Straight Up Sportfishing
Herradura, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since December 2013
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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: 3 hours
Response rate: 90%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Full day with Captain Mimo
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Pierre Dupreez
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Full day with Rommel and the captain

VERIFIED   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...
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John Pigott
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Mimo

VERIFIED   April 24, 2018
Absolutely fantastic, Romel the mate new his business. My wife and I caught and released a good number of both sails and blues.
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Mike Gilbert
Granbury, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with William

VERIFIED   May 7, 2018
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Jennifer Cruise
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Really great full day - crew diligent and super nice

VERIFIED   July 8, 2017
Well, we knew we were fishing out of season so kept our expectations reasonable. Crew constantly worked on bait and...
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Rick Sarten
Salem, Indiana
 5.00
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Whole day bill fishing with Captain Memo and Mate Marco

VERIFIED   January 14, 2017
Outstanding trip!  I caught and released 4 beautiful bill fish!  The boat is very nice and the captain and crew very...
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