Papagayo Sportfishing – Mahi Mahi

Papagayo Sportfishing starts fishing trips from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Playa Del Coco is well-known for surfing, beach parties, and great restaurants but fishing arguably surpasses all of them. Spending a day on the water with an experienced crew will show new excitements that this place offers. Papagayo Sportfishing has a fleet, which can accommodate different group sizes, so there’s going to be something that’s perfect for you.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 27’ Mako boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. This center console is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine that will take you to your fishing spot smoothly and fast. She’s equipped with navigational electronics, tuna tubes, outriggers, and downriggers for trolling. Snorkeling equipment is available for all guests but make sure to request it in advance.

Staying closer to the shore can get you Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Jack Crevalle. If you want to go a few miles further, you can also target Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Amberjack. Depending on what you’re targeting, you’ll use trolling, jigging, spinning, or bottom fishing.

Kids of all ages are welcome and life vests are provided. The crew fully covers your fishing equipment and bait. There’s soft drinks and fruit on every trip, while a full day trip also comes with lunch. Make sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip.

Next time you’re in Playa Del Coco, take a trip with Papagayo Sportfishing!



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
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    The captain will pick you up at 7.30 a.m. and drop you off around noon. There is a boat running time between 30-50 minutes. On this trip, you can stay close to the shore, targeting Roosterfish and Jacks using live bait. You can also go 3–5 miles off the coast for Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. The trip is long enough to target all of these.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    The crew will pick you up at 7.30 a.m. and drop you off around 2 p.m. There is a boat running time between 20-30 minutes. On this trip, you can target Snapper, Roosterfish, and Jacks. If you're up for bigger fish, go after Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The crew will pick you up at 7.30 a.m. and drop you off around noon. There is a boat running time between 20-30 minutes. You can choose to stay inshore for Roosterfish, Snapper, and Jacks or go a few miles further for Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. Your fishing equipment and drinks are fully covered. Make sure to get your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Genaro Mendez
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Captain Genaro was born in Coco Beach and has been fishing the area for more than 30 years. He assembled a group of professional guides who've been working with him for a long time. They operate all around Costa Rica and always make sure their guests have a great time. Take a look at their fleet and choose the boat that's perfect for your group.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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

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