Rhino Charger Sportfishing

Hop aboard Rhino Charger Sportfishing and strap in for a day epic day of offshoring in Tamarindo! You’ll be heading out with Captain Rick Bergstresser, a local with 40 years of experience as a commercial and recreational angler! Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro, you’re bound to have a great day exploring the Pacific.

Your vessel for the day is a spacious and meticulously maintained 31’ Island Hopper 30 offshore boat. Settle into the fighting chair for the best seat in the house and take advantage of the outriggers and downriggers to cover as much surface area as possible!

There’s plenty of shade on and below the fly-bridge and a private toilet on board so you won’t have to make stops. With plenty of seating and fishing room, this beauty is ideal for up to 7 anglers who all want to be able to cast their rods at the same time.

Sportfishing in Tamarindo is a big deal and most fish stay around all year long. We’re talking Marlin, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Tuna, and more! Whether you’re hoping to catch your dream Marlin or just take the family out for some fishing fun on the reef, Capt. Rick provides the tools to make it happen.

Shimano built reels, custom rods, and Penn spinning gear are all waiting on board to ensure your day is as productive as possible. There’s also snacks and drinks, and on 3/4 and full-day trips lunch will also be provided. The crew is super friendly and professional and if you’d to show them your appreciation a 10-20% tip is customary.

Don’t forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand and make sure to pack sunscreen and a swimsuit. Get ready to have a fun day on the water with an awesome crew aboard Rhino Charger Sportfishing!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
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    This trip is the offshore angler's dream! A full 9-hours on the water gives you ample time to go after that dream Marlin and other fish like Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Roosterfish! Everything you need for a productive day, gear-wise, is provided. There are also sandwiches, fresh fruit, beer, sodas, and bottled water to keep you going. Just remember to pick up a fishing license and make sure to bring along your swimsuit and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    A few extra hours on the water means more areas to explore and more fish to catch! This 7-hour trip will see you set off in search of Roosterfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Grouper as you cruise the Pacific. There are sandwiches and fresh fruit on board, as well as drinks including bottled water, beers, and soda. No need to worry about gear either – that's all taken care of. Just be sure to pick up a fishing license beforehand and don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Set out in the morning and be back on land by early afternoon on this epic 5-hour trip! You'll go after the variety of fish found near Tamarindo including Roosterfish, Grouper, and Wahoo! Your fishing gear, snacks, and drinks including bottled water, sodas, and beer will all be in on board. Bring along the whole family for this fun fishing adventure!

About the Charter Operator

Rhino Charger Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
3 Fishing Reports
Member since December 2019
The gentleman in charge of your special Costa Rican fishing adventure is Captain Rick Bergstresser. Capt. Rick has been in Costa Rica for 15 years and now splits his time between here and his home state of Florida, USA. Capt. Rick has over forty years of commercial and recreational sportfishing experience and has spent more than 12 years fishing Costa Rican waters. A long-time big game hunter, fisherman, pilot, surfer and outdoorsman, Captain Rick was featured in the book Great Hunters, Safari Press 1997, for his exploits as an outdoorsman. His love of adventure is contagious and this energy is carried through to the Rhino Charger team. He and his hand-selected Rhino Charger team will put you in the right spot to make the most of your time at sea. Known for his easy-going nature, Captain Rick, along with Captain Maikel, will help tailor your trip exactly to your needs!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish Rockfish
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Island Hopper 30 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 450HP Cummings engine.

31 ft
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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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