Go Fish Costa Rica – 30'

If you’re looking for a fishing adventure off the coast of Puntarenas, look no further than Go Fish Costa Rica! Whether you’re new to fishing or a seasoned angler, Captain Dan Ross will take you to the best fishing spots, and share the knowledge he’s acquired in his 40 years of experience.

You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Super Panga boat made for saltwater fishing. It was originally built in 2012, and then restored in 2016. The boat has navigational equipment and outriggers, and it can take up to 4 anglers. There’s also a toilet on board, as well as an icebox where you can store your catch.

The captain and his first mate will provide you with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait. If you like fly fishing, just let your captain know in advance and he’ll prepare the equipment for you. 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, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, or some species of the Billfish family.

You will have snacks and drinks served on board to enjoy as you wait for the fish to start biting. Bring some sun protection so you can fully enjoy your time. Costa Rica fishing is solid throughout the year, but fish can be elusive, and some days are just better than others.

One thing is for sure – fishing these waters is fun that you should experience for yourself, so join Go Fish Costa Rica and check it out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    Book the full day trip and head either offshore to fish for Billfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna or stay inshore and try to reel in for Roosterfish, Grouper, and Jack Crevalle along with many other small species. The gear will be provided on the boat, along with lures and live bait, so just bring some sunscreen and you're all set for your newest fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    It's an early morning trip around Costa Rica waters, targeting Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Tuna, Grouper, Sailfish, and Marlin. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided onboard, and the fishing license is included. The crew will have food and drinks for you, as well as lures and live bait. Just bring some sunscreen, and get ready for your newest fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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. Target Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Sailfish, and Marlin. The fishing gear, lures, and live bait will be provided onboard, and the crew has taken care of the license. Food and drinks will be served during the trip, so just bring sunscreen, and you're all set!
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About the Charter Operator

Go Fish Costa Rica
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2013
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.

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Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Super Panga (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
Deep Sea 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 reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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8 Sails up 3 Landed and a Skipjack Tuna
8 Sails up 3 Landed and a Skipjack Tuna
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Good experience
33%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
60%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
33%
Catch intended fish
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Jerry B.
Heredia, Heredia
 5.00
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January 24, 2016
We fished with Dan Ross on the Ocean for Yellow Fin Tuna and caught 14 in about an hour for me and my wife. We also caught...
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8 Sails up 3 Landed and a Skipjack Tuna

VERIFIED   June 12, 2016
I will start off I have gone bill fishing in both Costa Rica and Mexico 4 times and Guatemala and Panama 1 time each. These...
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Paul B.
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Full day, Cap't Juan

VERIFIED   February 12, 2017
2 experienced Anglers, 2 Novice. Full moon, slow bite. Captain & Mate (Tony) worked very hard and were very knowledgable....
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Miami, Florida
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Ripped off by captain Dan

VERIFIED   April 16, 2017
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...
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VERIFIED   December 2, 2017
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