Papagayo Charters - 30’ Tuna Fish
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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Phoenix (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine.
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Went fishing on April 10, 2018
Captain Nelson and his brother were great. They picked us up on the beach of our resort to start the day. They were both very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day. We had a great day fishing too. We caught 6 Mahi and 6 yellow tuna. We even had a hookup of a big black marlin but unfortunately after the 3rd jump it spit the hook. The fish were cleaned for us on the boat right away. Great Day. Would fish with them again next time.
Fished April 2018Fished April 10, 2018Chis Giannotta recommends Papagayo Charters - 30’ Tuna Fish
Went fishing on July 14, 2017
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 2017Fished July 14, 2017John Calabrese recommends Papagayo Charters - 30’ Tuna Fish
Went fishing on November 24, 2015
The crew was excellent, perfect waters
Fished November 2015Fished November 24, 2015Boris Zats recommends Papagayo Charters - 30’ Tuna Fish
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