Fishing CR is a family-owned business that operates out of Herradura. Captain Luis has been fishing in the area his whole life and knows these waters like the back of his palm. He’s very skilled and patient, which makes him a great teacher for novice anglers. Use the opportunity to fish with a local, learn something new, and catch the tastiest lunch!

Capt. Luis welcomes you aboard his 28’ Panga boat. This center console accommodates up to four anglers, including children that are at least four years old. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, which is more than enough to take you up to 30 miles offshore. Equipped with everything you need for fishing, there’s also a first mate on the boat, ready to assist whenever you need him. Tipping is customary.

The catch of the day depends on how long you stay on the boat and how far off the coast you go. In the nearshore waters, you can go after Roosterfish, Grouper, and Snapper. A few miles further and you can hope for Wahoo, Barracuda, and Tuna. For the most persistent anglers, the true prize lies even further, when you reach the home of Marlin and Sailfish!

Except for Billfish and Roosterfish, you can keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you. They’ll also cover your fishing equipment, live bait, fresh fruit, and soft drinks. The longer trips also come with sandwiches included.

Whether you want the whole boat for yourself or to share it with other anglers, Fishing CR can make it happen. Experience Costa Rica in an authentic way and come fishing with locals!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $320
    Shared the boat with other fishing enthusiasts and enjoy your day on the water. You can go after Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more. Your fishing equipment, fruit, and soft drinks are included.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    If your fishing buddies are busy, find new ones on a shared charter. There's still enough time to reach offshore spots, where you can target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. The trip covers your fishing equipment, sandwiches, fruit, and drinks (beer included).
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Find some fishing buddies and share the charter. Your choice of nearshore and offshore fishing grounds. The trip includes your fishing equipment, drinks, sandwiches, and beer. Target different types of Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $470
    Choose your fishing grounds and fish you want to catch. Half days are great if it's your first time fishing or you're coming with kids. This trip includes soft drinks and fruit. If you need a pickup, get in touch in advance.
  • Private trip
    Rooster Inshore Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $470
    This is a specific trip to target Rooster. This infamous popular species is a tough target, which is why we have a specific trip for it. We will do everything in our power to put you on the bite. Trip will include snacks, drinks, water and fruit. Live bait will be on board from the start. Hopefully you get to scream cock-a-doodle-do!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $570
    Couldn’t get the whole day just for fishing? You can still reach offshore waters and catch Billfish! Make sure to take a good photo because you can't keep these as a trophy. You can also catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Wahoo, and more. If you're within 10 miles from the marina, the captain can arrange a pickup.
  • Private trip
    Special Price, Full Day Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 7 - May 9
    $599
    Full day of big game fishing, trolling for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi and Tuna. Water, soft drinks, beer, snacks and sandwiches included, leave the bananas at home!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Most bang for your buck! Highly suggested for your chance at Pelagic fishing! You can choose which fishing grounds you want to visit. This trip includes fishing equipment, drinks, beer, fruit, and sandwiches. A pickup can be arranged if you're within 10 miles from the marina.
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About the Charter Operator

Fishing-cr
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
ID & License verified
15 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2020
Nicholas is the business owner and an avid angler. He's been running this charter with his family for years. His friend, Captain Luis has been fishing with him his entire life and guides the trips for him. On the boat, we also have mate Josh who is also a Captain and expert angler who delivers. They are all locals and familiar with the best spots in the area. The best part of this job is being out there, meeting new people, but let’s be real the thrill of screaming reels takes the cake!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Boat specs

Panga (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fruit
Drinks
Water, sodas
First Mate
Tips are usually 20%
Fishing License
Lunch
On full day and 3/4 trips – sandwiches

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
At least 4 years old; life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Billfish and Roosterfish

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
3\/4 day trip with Luis
3\/4 day trip with Luis
Fishing with Nicholas
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Stanley D.
Center Point, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Louis

VERIFIED   Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom on March 30, 2022
Louis and Chester were great! They put us on fish and tailored the trip to meet our needs. We literally caught fish every time...
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Paivi L.
Spanish Fork, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip with Luis

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on November 16, 2022
We had a wonderful experience fishing with Captain Luis. He led us right to the fish and we caught 6 Mahi Mahi. Couldn’t...
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Cecilia H.
Oak Point, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom on November 19, 2022
Luis and the other crewmember are fantastic I wish there was a better way to pay everything at once instead of giving cash...
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Heather V. A.
Elkhart, IN
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with David and Luis

VERIFIED   Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom on May 24, 2022
Guys were great and tried to make sure that we were comfortable. Rained for most of the trip and we had a very slow start but...
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Sara S.
McLean, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom on August 10, 2022
We caught LOTS of fish, more than we could eat! The crew was great, and filleted the fish for us on the way back to shore....
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FAQs about Fishing CR

Fishing CR offers the following trips to customers:
  • $160 per person - Half Day Trip (Shared) (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (Shared) (7 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (Shared) (9 hours)
  • $470 per group - Half Day Offshore Trolling/Bottom (5 hours)
  • $470 per group - Rooster Inshore Half Day (5 hours)
  • $570 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $599 per group - Special Price, Full Day Big Game (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing CR, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishing CR include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruit)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas)
  • First Mate (Tips are usually 20%)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full day and 3/4 trips – sandwiches)

Fishing CR offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fishing CR offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishing CR include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo