Yellowfin III

Explore the excellent fishing opportunities of Playa Flamingo with the experienced crew of Yellowfin III! Captain Dervin Suarez has been fishing the local inshore and nearshore waters for years, which makes him an expert in finding the best spots to land something big.

With his fleet of boats and knowledgeable staff, Capt. Dervin will take you to the best bite and make sure you have a great time aboard his 29’ offshore sport fisher. The vessel can accommodate up to 5 people and have them fishing comfortably, while twin 150 HP Yamaha engines will get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely.

The boat is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful day on the water – quality tackle, fighting chair, live bait well, and outriggers. There’s a private toilet on board, which makes even full day trips comfortable. You can test your hand in different techniques, and use either live bait or lures, depending on what you’d like to target.

When it comes to your prey, there’s a wide array of species you can set your sights on. On shorter excursions, you’ll usually stay in the inshore waters and dedicate your time to chasing Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda.

On full day trips, you can head up to 4 miles from the marina to reach the Brumel or Catalina Islands, and The Sombreros, a rock structure that is the home of some impressive fish. Here, you can go after Jacks, massive Roosterfish (up to 75 pounds), Bull Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and of course, the mighty Tuna. Plenty of fishing action to go around!

When you come back to land, the crew will clean and fillet everything you decided to keep. You’ll have drinks and food on the boat, so all you have to pack is sunscreen and of course, your fishing license.

Join Yellowfin III for a memorable fishing adventure and you’ll always come back for more!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
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    This 8-hour expedition will take you to deeper waters, where all the most popular game fish come out to play. Capt. Dervin will take you The Sombreros, where you can target the likes of Bull Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, as well as Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna. You've got a whole day to hook something bragworthy, and your guide will provide all the gear, food, and drinks. Remember to buy a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you're on vacation and you want fishing to be a part of it, this 4-hour morning jaunt is a good place to start. You'll have the chance to hook anything from Cubera Snapper and Jack Crevalle to Roosterfish and Barracuda. All the equipment, drinks, snacks, and expert advice are included in the price, so bring your fishing license and go catch that fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Spend your afternoon on the productive waters around Playa Flamingo and let Capt. Dervin and his crew show you what local fishing is all about. You'll chase a variety of species, including Barracuda, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and the list goes on. You'll have snacks, drinks, and tackle on the boat, you just need to buy a fishing license before you come aboard.

About the Captain

Dervin Suarez
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
After I graduated from university, I started working in a diving and fishing company located in Flamingo called "The Edge." I started as a fishing mate in 2000, aboard the "Azores," a 47' Bertram and I also got certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. The fleet of Yellowfin Sportfishing is made of reliable vessels that will give anglers the speed, stability, and a chance to get the fish of their lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Sportfisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

29 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Playa Flamingo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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