Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna makes only unforgettable fishing trips! Based in Drake Bay, Captain Bryan Aguilar Gomez has been fishing his whole life in this area. What keeps his enthusiasm going all these years is the fact that every day on the water is different. Forget what you planned for and go along with surprises.

If you have a group of up to 6 people, join the captain on his 28’ Hot Tuna boat. This center console is powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine that ensures a smooth ride to your fishing spot. Besides navigational electronics and safety equipment, the boat also has an ice box to keep your drinks cold and fresh.

The longer the trip, the further offshore you can go. It all depends on what you want to catch. Closer to the shore you’ll find Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, Yellowtail Amberjack. If you go far offshore, you can target big game species, such as Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, or Wahoo. You’ll catch live bait first, which is a fun warm up for the real hunt.

Your fishing equipment, drinks, and fruit are covered by the captain. On a full day trip, he’ll also make a picnic meal for everyone onboard. After the trip, your catch will be cleaned and you can enjoy fresh fish for dinner.

Not only you’ll have a great time fishing but you’ll also enjoy the natural beauty of the area and maybe even encounter dolphins or whales. Just choose the date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    The captain will take you up to 30 miles offshore, where you can find Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and other big game species. Your fishing equipment is covered and you don't have to think about drinks and snacks either. If you want to try snorkeling or spearfishing, just ask for the equipment in advance.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    You can go up to 12 miles offshore and target Roosterish, Snapper, Grouper, and other species. Fishing is not the only thing you can do since the captain also offers spearfishing and snorkeling. Just make sure to request this in advance. Fishing equipment and drinks are covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend this afternoon fishing or snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is included in the price, you just need to request it in advance, so the captain can provide the right size. Your fishing equipment and drinks are covered, so you don't have to do the preparations.

About the Captain

Bryan Aguilar Gomez
Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2019
Captain Bryan is a local with over 12 years of fishing experience. He started fishing as a child and later decided to make a career out of it. This sport makes him feel happy, free, and teaches him more about nature and the ocean. No day is the same when you're fishing! The favorite part of his job is fishing all day with customers, especially on a full day trip, when he gets the chance to teach them a lot.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hot Tuna (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Full Day Trip, Cano Island
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Daryl C.
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 4.00
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Full Day Trip, Cano Island

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
The good: Bryan was amazing. He knew exactly where to go and what to do to get us on fish. Got to the other side of Cano Island...
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Stephane M.
Santiago, SJ
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 11, 2020
Captain Bryan Aguilar Gomez and his assistant Craig were really great,hooked onto two Sail fish and went snorkelling with dolphins,it...
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