San Carlos Sport Fishing

What are the makings of the fishing trip of your dreams? Does it include colossal catch and days of enjoyment and fantastic action? If you’re answer is a resounding yes, then Captain Philippe Tisseaux of San Carlos Sport Fishing has an offer that will wow you.

You might recognize your captain’s name from some of the most prestigious shows and magazines like Field & Stream Magazine, Animal Planet, National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, and that’s just to name a few. Capt. Philippe made Nicaragua world-famous in the fishing world by hosting representatives of major TV networks and showing them just how incredible the local fishery is.

His professional and friendly crew speacializes in giant Tarpon fishing on the Rio San Juan aka the “Tarpon Highway.” They’ve been running trips on Rio San Juan and Rio Frio for over 2 decades and in that time, they’ve established a name for themselves and a reputation for putting people on the best bite.

This is where you come when you’re looking to hook Tarpon that can weigh up to 200 lb and will give you a fight you’ll never forget. Big Snook are also in the cards, as well Rainbow Bass – both feisty and acrobatic fighters.

Whether you decide to stay 5 or 8 days, know that all multi-day expeditions on offer are all-inclusive. This means that transport from the airport to San Carlos (about 3 and a half hours), lodging, all meals, fishing equipment, boats, and licenses are all covered. This experience is organized so that you can relax and focus solely on catching your next personal record. 

You’ll always have two guides with you to help with everything, from giving advice on how to hook a trophy to helping you stay in the boat while fighting the underwater beast. Whether it’s conventional fishing or fly fishing, you’ll use top-of-the-line Shimano, Penn, Rapala, and Accurate tackle.

Treat yourself to an expedition that will help you discover new fishing horizons and let San Carlos Sport Fishing lead the way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 1 Guest
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $920
    Get a taste of superb Tarpon fishing in Rio Frio and Rio San Juan under the guidance of professional guides! When you book this all-inclusive package, you don't have to think about airport transport, food, lodging, licenses, or fishing gear – Capt. Philippe and his crew will organize everything for you. If you've never been fishing in Nicaragua, this is the best place to get started.
  • Private trip
    6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 1 Guest
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $918
    Looking for a unique fishing holiday that will blow your mind? Then this 6-day jaunt on the productive rivers of Nicaragua is something to seriously consider. Team up with the crew of San Carlos Sport Fishing and let them show you to the outstanding Tarpon and Snook fishing action. In this package, lodging, meals, transport, licenses, fishing trips, and equipment are all included for your maximum enjoyment.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Spend one whole day fishing the abundant waters of Río San Juan with expert guides to show you the way to beautiful fish! Giant Tarpon live in these waters and they are always hungry, so whether you're fly fishing, trolling, or spinning, you're going to have an incredible time. This is an all-inclusive charter, so everything from equipment and licenses to drinks and snacks is included in the price. All you have to do is come aboard and enjoy!
  • Private trip
    8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 1 Guest
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $850
    We're not exaggerating when we say that this is the fishing adventure of a lifetime! Spend 8 days in the beautiful Nicaragua nature, fishing for giant Tarpon, Snook, and Peacock Bass on the rivers and lakes known for their fish abundance. This all-inclusive package includes lodging, meals, airport transport, 7 days of fishing (12-hour trips every day), licenses, fishing gear, and fishing guides. Everything is prepared for you, so you need only relax and focus on catching your next trophy!
  • Private trip
    5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 2 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $750
    Share the ultimate Tarpon fishing experience with some special or your closest fishing pal and enjoy 5 days of superb Nicaraguan fishing and hospitality. Hook your largest Tarpon yet, come face to gills with massive Snook, and reel in your very first Rainbow Bass. You will be completely covered on all fronts – everything you need on fishing trips, as well as lodging, transport, and food is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 2 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $750
    Set out to the ultimate Tarpon hunt on the beautiful waters of Nicaraguan rivers under the guidance of local experts! This is an all-inclusive experience where you'll spend 6 days in nature, exploring some of the most productive fishing grounds on Rio Frio and Rio San Juan in search of Snook, Tarpon, and Rainbow Bass. Food, transport, lodging, fishing, gear, and licenses are all included in the price.
  • Private trip
    8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 2 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $712
    Book this week-long expedition with your best fishing buddy and find out just how big Nicaraguan Tarpon can get! You'll have 8 days to admire the beauty of secluded rivers, parts of the jungle, volcanos, and experience the incredible fight of local Snook, Tarpon, and Rainbow Bass. Everything you need is provided for you – transport, lodging, food, experienced guides, boats, licenses, and fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 3 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $640
    Who says that organizing a remote fishing expedition is difficult? When you book this 5-day angling extravaganza, leave everything in the hands of Capt. Philippe and his professional crew. They'll pick you and 2 of your friends at the airport, take you to your lodging, take care of all your meals, organize fishing trips, and have quality fishing equipment for you to hook gigantic Tarpon, Rainbow Bass, and Snook. If it sounds wonderful, it's because it is!
  • Private trip
    6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 3 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $618
    When you're looking for an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip, this 6-day angling bonanza could just be what you're looking for! With professional and acknowledgeg guides to show you to the best honey holes in Nicaragua, you're in for memorable battles with huge fish (Tarpon and Snook) that will give you a proper adrenaline rush. To make things easier, this is an all-inclusive charter, so all the fishing equipment, boats, guiding services, licenses, food, lodging, and transport are covered.
  • Private trip
    8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 3 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $600
    If you're looking for something new and exciting to do with your 2 best fishing friends, Nicaragua is your next destination! Chase majestic Tarpon in the waters of Rio Frio or Rio San Juan, battle Snook and Rainbow Bass for a week, and come home with plenty of amazing fishing stories to tell. This package is designed so that you don't have to worry about a thing – lodging, food, airport transport, 7 days of fishing, and all the fishing gear are covered.

About the Captain

Philippe Tisseaux
San Carlos, Nicaragua
If you're looking for a world-renown expert on Tarpon and Snook fishing in Nicaragua, then Captain Philippe Tisseaux is your guy! Not only does he have over 2 decades of fishing experience on the Nicaraguan waters, but his success has been noticed by the best of the best. Capt. Philippe was a guest in some of the most prominent networks on the planet including National Geographic, Field & Stream Magazine, Animal Planet, CNN, BBC, and the list of achievements goes on. Thanks to him, Nicaragua has been put on the map as one of the best Tarpon fishing spots there is.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Rainbow) Bass (Rainbow)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Local (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

FAQs about San Carlos Sport Fishing

San Carlos Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per day per person - 8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 3 Guests (8 days)
  • $309 per day per person - 6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 3 Guests (6 days)
  • $320 per day per person - 5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 3 Guests (5 days)
  • $356 per day per person - 8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 2 Guests (8 days)
  • $375 per day per person - 5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 2 Guests (5 days)
  • $375 per day per person - 6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 2 Guests (6 days)
  • $425 per day per person - 8 Days/7 Nights Trip – 1 Guest (8 days)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $459 per day per person - 6 Days/5 Nights Trip – 1 Guest (6 days)
  • $460 per day per person - 5 Days/4 Nights Trip – 1 Guest (5 days)

When you book a trip with San Carlos Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with San Carlos Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Penn, Shimano, Accurate, Rapala)
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

San Carlos Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

San Carlos Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with San Carlos Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Rainbow)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon