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!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you're looking to test your skills against some world-famous game fish, or simply want a first-class introduction to Herradura's waters, join your captain on this sportfishing trip! Suitable for guests of all skill levels, this trip will see you heading between 20–30 miles offshore to troll for species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and Roosterfish. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear, a license, snacks, drinks, and even ingredients to prepare ceviche!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Tortuga Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you're looking for an unforgettable family day out on the water or simply want to battle some underwater beasts, join your captain on this trip and head to Tortuga Island! Located around 17 miles from your meeting point, the waters around this island are home to world-famous species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, a license, drinks, snacks, and even a full lunch – just let your captain know if you'd like this before your trip.
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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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

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


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets

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
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:

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