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El Chipper

Looking to battle some world-famous fish, learn how to reel ‘em in like a pro, or simply take in some stunning scenery? Casting your line in the waters around Herradura with El Chipper charters is the perfect way to make sure your angling adventure is seriously unforgettable!

Captain Felix Gonzales is the man behind this charter company, and he specializes in taking his guests on exciting trolling adventures. Depending on the trip you opt for, you’ll have the chance to head up to 30 miles offshore to battle the big boys, such as Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish.

Want to catch some stunning views, as well as some first-class fish? A trip to Tortuga Island will see you traveling around 17 miles from your departure point, where you’ll reach waters that are brimming with Roosterfish, Tuna, Marlin species, and Wahoo. If you’re newer to fishing, this adventure is a great introduction to the sport!

No matter where you choose to fish, you’ll reach the hotspots on board your captain’s 32’ Estados Unidos motor yacht. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, making her the perfect choice for groups of angling buddies. Want to make this a family vacation to remember? Your captain warmly welcomes children aboard – just make sure they’re age 7 and above.

You’ll be provided with life jackets for all ages, and your vessel is decked out with top-of-the-line navigational and safety equipment. There’s also an onboard cooler with ice that you can make full use of. A first mate will be present on every trip, and will be on hand to help you out with everything you need! A selection of top-quality rods and reels will be provided for you.

Depending on when you book your trip, you’ll either be fishing alongside Capt. Felix or his fellow angling enthusiast, Capt. Carlos. No matter who is guiding you, one thing’s for sure: on a trip with El Chipper, you’ll have an unforgettable time out on the water!

About the Charter Operator

El Chipper
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Captain Felix Gonzales is the man behind El Chipper. He's both the boat owner and the captain, and is the perfect person to introduce you to Herradura's plentiful waters! He's been fishing in this area since 2011, and loves introducing guests form all over the world to these waters. Capt. Felix is Cuban-American, and lives in Florida 3 months a year. If you book a trip with him during this time, you'll be fishing alongside Captain Carlos, who has plenty of experience and knowledge under his belt! No matter who you're casting your line alongside, a trip with El Chipper will see you exploring the best that Herradura's waters have to offer!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Estados Unidos (Motor yacht) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 315HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

32 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Ice Box

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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


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FAQs about El Chipper

El Chipper offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Sportfishing Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Tortuga Island Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with El Chipper, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box (Cooler with ice)

Trips booked with El Chipper include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Bought and prepared prior to trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Ziplock'ed too)
  • Snacks (Sandwich and fruit on sportfishing trips)
  • Drinks (Water, beer, soda)
  • First Mate (Tips appreciated)
  • Lunch (Option on Tortuga Island trips only)

El Chipper offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (40 miles from shore)
  • Backcountry Fishing

El Chipper offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with El Chipper include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo