Cat Costa Rica – Central America

Located in beautiful Guanacaste Province, Cat Costa Rica charters prides itself on helping guests hook world-famous big game fish. With a professional, experienced, and bilingual crew to guide you, you’ll soon be chasing after the Mahi Mahi, Marlin, or Tuna of your dreams. Come cast off on an incredible angling adventure!

Captain Elias is the man at the helm of Cat Costa Rica, which he runs alongside a friendly crew. Depending on the trip you opt for, you’ll be welcomed by your captain and up to 3 crew members. This means you’ll be treated to plenty of helpful local tips and tricks!

Experience isn’t a barrier when it comes to fishing these glorious waters, either. Guests of all skill levels are warmly welcomed, from hardcore anglers looking to chase huge hard-fighting fish, to families wanting to add an exciting angling adventure to their sun-drenched Costa Rican vacation.

Your captain offers a variety of fishing trips, which all take place on board an impressive 32’ Polar offshore sport fishing vessel. There’s room for up to 7 guests, so you can bring along the whole family, or your best angling buddies. There’s no minimum age for children, and you’ll be provided with life jackets, too.

Fully restored in 2018, this vessel is also decked out with top-quality marine electronics and safety gear, a flybridge, shower, kitchen, and beds. On board, you’ll find outriggers, downriggers, which will come in handy if you want to cover plenty of ground when fishing!

Your captain recommends that newer anglers join him for a shorter trip, which will usually see you targeting species such as Wahoo, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, and Snapper. If you have more experience under your belt, you can opt for a longer trip – which means you’ll encounter some seriously huge fish! Tuna species, Sailfish, and Marlin are all in the cards.

Fishing gear, a license, and snacks and drinks are included on every trip. Come aboard Cat Costa Rica and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This 8-hour adventure is a great option for more experienced anglers, as well as newer fishermen who want to spend more time on the water. You'll be casting off for some world-famous species, including Marlin, Spearfish, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Roosterfish. Your captain will provide top-quality fishing gear and your fishing license, as well as snacks, drinks, and lunch. You can also choose to mix up your angling with some snorkeling – just let your captain know in advance.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you'd like to target the morning bite, this adventure is the perfect option for you. This trip is a great option for newer anglers, as well as families traveling with little ones, as you'll spend less time on the water and still hook plenty of fish. You'll be fishing for prized species such as Mahi Mahi, Woohoo, Roosterfish, and various Snapper. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as snacks, drinks, and a license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Spend an afternoon fishing the productive waters around Guanacaste. This trip is great for anglers who'd like a lie-in, as well as families or groups traveling with beginners. You'll spend up to 5 hours on the water, and still have the chance to target world-famous fish such as Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper species, and Wahoo, depending on the bite. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a fishing license. Snacks and drinks are on board, too.
  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    price breakdown
    This overnight trip offers up some incredible angling action! You'll have the chance to explore plenty of fishing hotspots, where you'll come face-to-gills with world-famous fish, including Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Marlin species, and Wahoo. Get ready to target some seriously huge hard-fighters! Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as a license, and will drop you straight off at your hotel. For more details regarding accommodation, please contact your captain.

About the Charter Operator

Cat Costa Rica
Culebra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Cat Costa Rica is owned by Captain Elias. They have been in business since 1999, since his dad (also a captain and still on one of the boats) needed some help. Elias decided to finish business school and join his father, who was a commercial fisherman for a long time. Over the years, they have sailed thousands of miles working in commercial fishing in far-flung waters such as The Galapagos Islands, as well as working as divers and captains on many other local vessels. Besides that, they have been doing aquatic and jet ski tours. This is a family business – besides his father, his wife is one of the employees. They love the sea and nature, are very eco-aware, and part of the money they earn is being donated to a local school. This business is their baby, and they love what they do. They want to be friends with their clients, so they come back again and again. They have 3 fishing boats at the moment and have catered to clients such as Tornado Hunter Group and AAA.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Polar (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines.

32 ft
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible


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:
Bank Transfer