Chavo Sportfishing

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!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 5 persons
    "Big" is the name of the game fishing on this incredible 8-hour trip. Head to the deep waters of the Pacific and battle it out with some of the ocean's biggest fish. Troll the open waters and leap into action at the sound of the screeching reels. You'll be in for an incredible fight as the Marlin leaps out of the water to get off your line, Tuna runs deep, and Sailfish and Mahi Mahi will battle as hard as possible. After a long workout, you'll be glad of the delicious treat you've hauled in for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 5 persons
    Spend 8 hours close to shore battling it out with some Costa Rican favorite fish in the shallow waters. Against the stunning backdrop of Herradura's beautiful coast, you'll try your hand at bottom fishing the beautiful reefs. These crystal clear waters play home to a range of dazzling, beautiful, and exciting fish. Try to land a trophy-sized Roosterfish, a delicious Snapper, or monster Grouper, and you'll head back to land with a tasty treat awaiting you for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 5 persons
    Whether you're looking for a trophy Roosterfish or hoping to catch something delicious for dinner, a 5-hour trip will deliver for you. Get out on the productive waters out of Playa Herradura and into the rich bay and beyond and battle it out with some monster fish. You don't need to go far to catch some beauties here. Troll the open waters or bottom fish the reefs, and get ready for an intense battle to land anything from a Jack to a Tuna, Snapper to a Mahi Mahi, and many more.
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About the Captain

Maikel Jesus Aguero Gutierrez
Herradura, Costa Rica
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.

27 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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


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