Fishing CR is a family-owned business that operates out of Herradura. Captain Heriberto and First Mate Luis have been fishing in the area their whole life and know these waters like the back of their palm. Being very skilled and patient makes them great teachers for novice anglers. Use the opportunity to fish with locals, learn something new, and catch the tastiest lunch!

Come aboard the 28’ Panga boat. This center console accommodates up to 4 anglers, including children 4 years old and up. 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, First Mate Luis is ready to assist whenever you need him. Tipping is customary to show appreciation for his hard work.

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:

  • Private trip
    For the littles! (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    US $350
    A trip designed for the little ones, or big ones who want a relaxing day on a boat. We stay within the calm waters of the bay. We test the bite at several spots in the bay where there are sunken boats and others which normally have smaller species such as snapper. Trip includes juices and snacks. We can pick up at the Marriott Los Sueños Beach.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
  • Private trip
    4-Hour AM (Bottom)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    US $499
    Looking for a quick trip out to try to out some fresh meat on the table? Then this is the right trip for you. Get out on the water, enjoy the views, and drop them lines! All this, for the most affordable price in the area!
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Conger Eel
    Conger Eel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $590
    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 water, soft drinks, snacks and fruit.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    Tuna & Marlin Chase!
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    This is a full day, with a tank full of gas and no expenses spared. We will chase the bite for Tuna, Marlin or whatever the bite is. Full throttle to that spot and hopefully land some pelagics!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
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FAQs about Fishing CR

Fishing CR offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - For the littles! (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $499 per group - 4-Hour AM (Bottom) (4 hours)
  • US $590 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Tuna & Marlin Chase! (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing CR, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed Porta Potty in center console.
  • 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 (Cleaning and filleting service included)
  • 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 (Usually drop lines at about 16 to 18 miles out. )

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Fishing-cr
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
21 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
120 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Nicholas Hines, an avid and passionate angler, owns Fishing CR. He's been running this charter with his family for years. His friends, Captain Heriberto and First Mate Luis, have been fishing with him his entire life and guiding the trips with Fishing CR. They are all locals and familiar with the best spots in the area. "The best part of this job is being out there and meeting new people, but let’s be real, the thrill of screaming reels takes the cake!"
Our Team
Luis L.
Captain
Mauro “Gemelo” G.
First mate

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 (Panga) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 200HP 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
Usually drop lines at about 16 to 18 miles out.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed Porta Potty in center console.
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
Cleaning and filleting service included
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 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Billfish and Roosterfish

Payment

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:

Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Recent fishing reports

Pelagic!!!!
Pelagic!!!!
April 2, 2024
Marlin is slow but Tuna and Ssils continue to bite. Awesome fosh to fight and have Luis prep a fresh tuna sashimi gor you!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 120 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (238)
Full Day Trip - April 12th
Full Day Trip - April 12th
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
94%
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Full Day Trip - April 12th

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 12, 2024
I heard Costa Rica 🇨🇷 was the best country to charter a fishing trip and it didn’t fail. First Nick is very accommodating...
Luis G. recommends Fishing CR
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Chris K.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Family Afternoon Fish

VERIFIED   NEW  For the littles! (PM) on March 18, 2024
We had a great experience from the time of booking until we got off the boat. There was a ton of communication prior to make...
Chris K. recommends Fishing CR
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Chris V. W.
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Fun family fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on March 27, 2024
We went on a half day fishing trip and were pleasantly surprised with our catch.  Highlights were a grouper and a mahi mahi...
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Randy B.
Excellent
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Fantastic Trip-Not much more to say!

VERIFIED   Tuna & Marlin Chase! on March 16, 2024
I will start by saying that it is fishing and today was no different,  Captain and mate were second to none on this charter. ...
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Amanda L.
Excellent
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Best Fishing Trip Ever!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Tuna & Marlin Chase! on March 28, 2024
We did the Tuna and Marlin Chase and everyone caught a fish! I caught a massive yellow fin tuna, two friends caught sailfish...
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