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The stunning coastline of Herradura offers more than just the chance to kick back. Step aboard Chavo Sportfishing and discover crystal clear waters overflowing with monster fish. Huge, colorful, dazzling, and delicious, you won’t believe your eyes! Whether in the bay or out in the deep, there’s no end to what you can catch on a Costa Rican fishing adventure.

Captain Maikel Jesus Gutierrez is a 3rd-generation angler. Having fished pretty much every day of his life, he decided to buy a boat and go further out on his own. He can’t wait to show you his native fishing grounds, sharing his knowledge and passion with you.

Up to 5 guests are welcome aboard the 27’ Apex saltwater fishing boat to make yourselves at home. Fitted with comfortable seating and a private toilet, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Sit back and relax as the captain and his first mate serve you fruit, traditional snacks, and sodas and beer. On full day trips, you’ll even have a full lunch!

Boasting downriggers and outriggers, she’s also a serious fishing vessel. The crew will set up the trolling lines for you to lure some beasts offshore, while you’ll also bottom fish the reefs nearshore. Work up a sweat battling it out with the tough-fighting fish and cool off by donning the snorkeling gear and discovering the magical world under the water.

Nearshore trips will see you go head-to-head with impressive Snappers, Groupers, and exotic Roosterfish. Head offshore, and you’ll battle some of the world’s most prized big game fish. Test your skills and strength against monstrous Marlin and stunning Sailfish, all the while trying to fill the boat with delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi!

At the end of your trip, the crew will clean and prepare your catch for you to take back to shore for a tasty treat. Let your captain know if you need a transfer, and he’ll arrange a taxi for you. All your needs, and more, are taken care of with Chavo Sportfishing. Come aboard for a thrilling Costa Rican fishing experience!



About the Captain

Maikel Jesus Aguero Gutierrez
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2019
Fishing is a family tradition for Captain Maikel Jesus. Following in both his father and grandfather's footsteps, he's been fishing his entire life, with over 10 years of professional experience. With his own boat, he's now able to enjoy his lifelong passion on a daily basis and promises to bring his enthusiasm on every trip, helping you get hooked on fishing just like him.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

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

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Apex (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Michael B.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
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Fishing with Maikel Jesus

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 20, 2021
Captain Michael is great. A real pro! He got us on the fish and we had a great catch. Great experience. Highly recommend!
Michael B. recommends Chavo Sportfishing
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Thomad A.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
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Half day with Cap Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 9, 2019
Great Capt and crew.  Caught 8 beautiful tornado.  Will do it again.
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John P.
San Antonio, TX
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Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on February 8, 2020
Every thing was Great. However the inshore fishing is fished out, only fish are Jack fish.
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FAQs about Chavo Sportfishing

Chavo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $535 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $867 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Chavo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Chavo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water, soda, beer)
  • First Mate (Minimum 20% tip)
  • Lunch

Chavo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Chavo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chavo Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo