Papagayo Charters - 30’ Tuna Fish

Calle Ocotal
Playa Ocotal GU, Costa Rica

The tuna fish is a Phoenix 30 ‘tournament yacht made ​​of fiberglass, with seating for two crew and five fishermen, powered by a 450hp Cummins engine, giving a top speed of 27 miles and 22 miles cruise, has ample space, bath, cabin and padded bed.

The Phoenix is a great fishing platform. The diesel power and hull design with prop pockets combine to provide a great riding and efficient package that has the range to go offshore. Our vessel is built for long range high speed runs to get you to the fish fast.

We are located in Playas del Coco, just 20 minutes from Daniel Oduber Internatioanl airport and only 45 minutes from all most visited beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Tuna Fish boat is operated by Capt. Nelson Mendez.
Nelson have fished around all central and north pacific coast of Costa Rica looking of big game sportfish including marlin, yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, Roosterfish and Mahi mahi. His experience both inshore and offshore make him extremely well rounded angler with the technical experience to target any pelagic species in the Gulf of Papagayo.

Nelson is a loving person of offshore, in shore, big game fishing and any other fishing activitiy you can imagine. He is a simple, responsible, kind, persistent and fighter person. Nelson started fishing since 13 years old in the artisanal fishing, at age of 18 years he start work at Bahia Pez Vela for 2 years as first mate.

Bahia Pez Vela was the first sportfishing camp throughout all Costa Rica, for more than 12 years as captain at Bahia Pez Vela, Nelson participated in 3 International Fly fishing tournaments, he won 1 third place and 2 second places.

Our clients always come back to fish with us year by year and share they experience with theirs friends to come down to Costa Rica and fish with us!

The tuna fish is a Phoenix 30 ‘tournament yacht made ​​of fiberglass, with seating for two crew and five fishermen, powered by a 450hp Cummins engine, giving a top speed of 27 miles and 22 miles cruise, has ample space, bath, cabin and padded b


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  • US$ 1000 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Phoenix (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Roosterfish
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Playa Ocotal to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Marlin, Sailfish and Roosterfish only
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Papagayo Fishing Charters
Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since December 2013
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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It was a real dream of my husband’s to go deep sea fishing in Costa Rica. And this trip more than fulfilled it for him. Capt. Nelson and Carlos were very punctual and picked us up from the beach outside of our resort. They had a nice conversation with us about what we were interested in fishing for and what our main goals of the trip were. The boat was nice and clean and the equipment was in great condition. The weather was really perfect and the captain drove the boat extremely well! At one point Capt. Nelson was driving us along the coastline and out of nowhere spotted a giant Marlin he was extremely skilled in spotting it and immediately directed the boat so we could throw out the bait and almost instantly we hooked the marlin! It was quite the fighter! Thank goodness Carlos was there to help us try and reel in the Marlin because he was about 500 lbs and about 13-16 ft in length! Just gorgeous! It was such a thrill and it was so much fun because the crew was very enthusiastic which made the excitement all the more thrilling!! Carlos was really great and very skilled in addition to just being super supportive with the reeling and teaching us about fishing, when we looked hot he’d offer to pour fresh water on us which was very refreshing! He made us beautifully freshly sliced pineapple the cooler was overstocked with water, soda, beer, sandwiches, chips, everything to make the day even better! It was one of the greatest experiences we have ever had in Costa Rica or anywhere! A big thank you to both of them it was great!!!!! More than we could have ever expected! We will send photos later after editing.

Fished July 14, 2017
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The crew was excellent, perfect waters

Fished November 24, 2015
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I can’t put it in words what a good fishing trip we had! The captain was great, the crew was great and we caught a massive Amberjack! I would recommend these guys to all my friends! Next time I’m in Costa Rica definitely going with them again!

Fished August 23, 2014
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