Complete your sun-drenched Costa Rica adventure by jumping on board one of the Lopez brothers’ fishing machines! Captains Alex and Alexis run a fleet of vessels out of the Herradura area, and can’t wait to introduce you to the plentiful waters of the central Pacific Ocean. Join them for an exciting excursion, where you’ll be casting off for big game species and delicious bottom-dwellers in no time.

Your captains have been fishing these waters ever since they were kids, so they have plenty of local experience to share with you. They like to joke that they’ve spent more of their lives at sea than on land – and always with a line or two in the water! On your trip, you’ll be fishing with either of the brothers. Either way, you can be sure that you’ll be welcomed warmly!

You’ll be traveling on board a 30’ USA classic vessel. She can accommodate up to 4 guests, so bring along your best angling buddies for some friendly competition? Want to make this a family vacation to remember, instead? Your captains are more than happy to have little ones aboard, and will provide life jackets. In addition, your vessel is decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

When it comes to the fishing on offer, your captains know all the hottest spots around. They’ll have you trolling for big game species such as Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Marlin, and Sailfish, or plumbing the depths of the ocean for tasty Grouper and Snapper. Let them know what you want to target! Want to mix up your trip? Head to Tortuga Island for some sightseeing, and even explore these waters from below by snorkeling.

Your captains will provide your fishing license and top-quality rods and reels, with Shimano being their preferred brand. If you’d like to snorkel, equipment will be included too – just let them know in advance. Then all you need to do is Alexis Lopez charters for a sun-drenched angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $880
    This full day trip is a great option for anglers looking to experience everything that Herradura's waters have to offer! Troll up to 20 miles offshore for the chance to target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish, and whatever else is biting, or bottom fish for tasty Grouper and Snapper species. You can also choose to participate in some angling action, head to Tortuga Island for some sightseeing, or go swimming. Just let your captains know! Your fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This half day adventure is the perfect option for newer anglers and families with little ones, as you'll spend less time out at sea but will still be able to hook some awesome fish. Potential targets are Mahi Mahi, Grouper and Snapper species, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. You can also choose to take a dip in the waters, or do some snorkeling – just let your captains know in advance! You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license, as well as snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
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About the Charter Operator

Alex Lopez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
6 Fishing Reports
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38 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2018
Capt. Alexis is a lifelong fisherman, and has been working as a licensed captain for over 12 years now. He's a true local and grew up on the ocean. He decided to set up his charter along with his brother, who's also a captain – they wanted to turn their knowledge and experience of this vibrant fishery into exciting trips for new and seasoned anglers alike. Their favorite part of this job is simple – everything! Capt. Alexis believes that when you have a passion for something, you enjoy every part of it. Along with his brother, he can't wait to take you out on the adventure of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

USA (Classic) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 350HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Great Day with Alexander

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trolling Trip on July 24, 2021
We did a short 3 hour charter and had a great time.  The Captain and his Deckhand, Alexander were very friendly. Highly recommend...
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The captain canceled

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West Bloomfield Township, MI
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Fishing with Alexis

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 25, 2021
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VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Rachel Gunter on March 4, 2020
We had a fantastic time on the Fish Taco #2 we caught a marlin and got to go snorkeling! The guys were very helpful and just...
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FAQs about Alex Lopez – 30'

Alex Lopez – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $480 per group, additional $30 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trolling Trip (3 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $880 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Alex Lopez – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Alex Lopez – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Alex Lopez – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Alex Lopez – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Alex Lopez – 30' include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo