Juan Mora Sportfishing

Costa Rica’s fishery is known for its abundance and variety, and if you’re looking for a way to explore it, Juan Mora Sportfishing is a great place to start! Team up with a professional and friendly crew – Captain Juan Mora and his first mate – and let them show you good fishing times.

You can take your pick between half day, 3/4 day, and full day trips and explore different fishing grounds, depending on your angling preferences. Anything from Roosterfish to Cubera Snapper and Little Tunny is available on shorter trips, with Billfish entering the stage here and there.

On full day expeditions, you’ll chase various types of Marlin (Black, Blue, and Striped) and Sailfish – all ultimate fighters and incredibly fun to reel in. There’s a range of techniques that you can try out, including fly fishing, just bring your own fly fishing equipment. Snorkeling is also an option, but make sure to let Capt. Juan know, and he’ll arrange it for you.

The comfortable and stable boat that will take you to your prey is a 27’ Robalo center console, freshly restored in 2019. The vessel is outfitted with a 200 HP Suzuki engine and can sit up to 4 anglers and have them fishing at the same time.

On board, you’ll find quality Penn and Shimano Tiagra tackle, as well as live bait (caught during the trip), lures, tuna tubes, and outriggers. Capt. Juan will supply everything you need for a successful angling trip and he and his first mate will clean and fillet the catch for you after the trip. Tips for all their great efforts are much appreciated.

Kids older than 5 are welcome to join you on the trip, and your guide will provide life jackets for them. Snacks, drinks, and lunch on full day trips are also included in the price. It’s up to you to have a valid fishing license before you come aboard, and pack sunscreen and long-sleeve shirts to protect you from the sun.

Join Juan Mora Sportfishing for a memorable fishing adventure on the plentiful Costa Rican waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Here's a whole-day fishing adventure that could easily land you your next personal record! Capt. Juan will take you to a range of fishing grounds and put you on the bite of Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, and that's just to name a few. You'll have tackle, drinks, and lunch on board, and on your side, you should bring a fishing license and plenty of sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    With 7 hours on the water, you have the chance to go further offshore and target a variety of game fish that call these waters home. Sailfish, Roosterfish, Wahoo, Little Tunny, Mahi Mahi, Cubera Snapper – they're all on your to-catch list. For this expedition, you'll need a fishing license and sun protection in the form of sunscreen and a long-sleeve shirt.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Meet Capt. Juan in the morning and spend 5 hours fishing the inshore waters around Playa Garza. You will go after Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Cubera Snapper, and many more. Bring sunscreen and a long-sleeve shirt to protect you from the sun, as well as a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This 5-hour afternoon excursion is a good choice for anglers who like to sleep in and hit the water refreshed and ready for thrilling fishing action. You'll stay on the trail of Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, and the list goes on. Remember to buy a fishing license, and sunscreen will do you good.
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About the Captain

Juan Mora
Garza, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
I'm a Playa Garza local, and fishing has been my passion ever since I was young. We've lived by the ocean my whole life and I always dreamed of having my own boat and taking people fishing. When I was 12, I started working as a first mate with a Cuban-American captain who taught me a lot about this sport. Then I decided to buy my own boats and start living my dream. Fishing never felt like work – this is my passion and I'm happy to share it with all my clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
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March fishing trip
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Half day trip with Juan and David
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Travis A.
Hacienda Tamarindo, G
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
We caught a massive grouper!!
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Scott K.
Denver, Colorado
 4.67
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Half day trip with Juan and David

VERIFIED   February 19, 2020
They worked really hard to get my two boys into the fish. Completely happy with the trip.
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A.c. H.
Seabrook Island, SC
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 11, 2020
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Scott W.
Nosara, G
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VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Juan is really professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I’d recommend him and use him again no questions asked!
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Michael F.
Cleveland, TN
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VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
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