Go Fish Costa Rica 30’ Panga

Jaco
Jacó PU, Costa Rica

Go Fish Costa Rica 30‘ Panga runs fishing trips off the coast of Costa Rica. You can be completely new to fishing, or have a lot of experience, either way, you’ll get to see what Costa Rica waters have to offer.

You will be fishing from a 30’ Mako boat made for saltwater fishing. She was originally built in 2012, and then restored in 2016. She is rigged with navigational equipment and outriggers, and can take up to four anglers. The boat also has a toilet, and an ice box where you can store your catch.

Go Fish Costa Rica has a number of boats that take anglers out on the water. If you have trouble finding a spot, just scroll down, click on the charter operator’s name, and see what else is available.

The captain and his first mate will provide you with rods, reels and tackle, and if you like fly fishing, you can get the gear. Live bait, lures and the fishing licence are included in the trip rates, and the crew will clean and fillet your catch which you can then have prepared in some of the nearby restaurants. Gratuities for the first mate are customary.

You can try light or heavy tackle, go for some trolling or bottom fishing, depending on what’s biting at the time of your trip. You can target Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, or some of the Billfish family.

You will have snacks and drinks served onboard, and enjoy it as you wait for the fish to start coming closer. Costa Rica fishing offer stays solid throughout the year, but fish can be elusive, and some days are just better than others. One thing is sure, fishing these waters is fun that you should experience for yourself.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 4 persons
    You have your choice of either off-shore for Billfish, Dorado and Tuna or you may fish in-shore for Rooster fish and Snapper along with many other small species. The gear is provided on the boat, along with lures and live bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    It's an early morning trip around Costa Rica waters. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided onboard, the fishing licence is included. The crew will give you foods and drinks, you will have lures and live bait to fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    If you're up for an afternoon ride around Costa Rica waters, come along. There are many fish in the area, and you will need to muster your grip. The fishing gear, lures, and live bait are onboard, and the crew have taken care of the licence. Food and drinks are served during the trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)

Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Mako (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Jacó to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard

About the Charter Operator

Go Fish Costa Rica
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since December 2013
16
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I started guiding at age 19, and for 40 years have operated boats from Alaska to Panama. I love my work as it really has never been a job. I get to go fishing everyday. Please come and join me to share some of the knowledge I have acquired over the years.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Jacó Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished December 2, 2017
Go Fish Costa Rica (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 4, 2017

Well you booked the boat with out ever talking to anyone to make sure it was the correct boat for your group. Then any day you catch a Black Marlin is a great day. So in a fishermen’s eye’s it was a great day. You also had a Mahi Mahi for dinner so hey what do you want.

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We booked a trip at least a month ahead of time. We had confirmation emails for the charter. We arrived a day before our scheduled trip and called “Capt. Dan”, he had no idea of the following days trip despite the confirming emails. Capt. Dan said he would rearrange things to get us out on the boat. He would only take cash or PayPal. He picked us up at our hotel(the only thing he did for us) took us to the beach and we were shuttled to a boat. Not his boat. The crew greated us by telling us we were not his charter but he would rather take us 2 than the 3 he had scheduled. We paid Capt. Dan 950$ cash for trip. After looking at charter boats afterwards ,the boat he put us on was 200$ Less. We spent over 8 hrs fishing catching 1 sailfish in the first hr and nothing the rest of the day until the crew wanted to catch dinner for themselves on the way in. We deep dropped and caught 10-12” groupers, bout a dozen until I had to ask them several times to bring us in. We called Dan, he has’nt responded. We thought he should at least reimburse the 200$ for putting us on a less expensive smaller boat.

Fished April 16, 2017
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2 experienced Anglers, 2 Novice. Full moon, slow bite. Captain & Mate (Tony) worked very hard and were very knowledgable. No action on top. Ended the day on a deep drop.
Fresh Grouper for dinner!
We had a great time and will be repeat customers! Gracias!

Fished February 12, 2017
Go Fish Costa Rica (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 14, 2017

Thank you much and was great meeting you.  Dan

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