Tamarindo Tours Discovery

Swimming and sunbathing on Playa Tamarindo goes without saying but when you need a bit of adrenaline, look no further than Tamarindo Tours Discovery! Go beyond the line that most tourists visit and experience something more exciting. Captain Willy Vega will be your guide on this trip and he’ll help you with the basics if it’s your first time fishing.

Capt. Willy welcomes you and your friends on his 22’ custom made boat. This vessel accommodates up to 4 anglers and there’s enough room for everyone to fish at the same time. The boat features navigational technology to help you find schools of fish in no time, a multimedia system, so you can enjoy your favorite music, tuna tubes, trolling equipment, and a cooler. In case you need a break from fishing and want to jump in the water, the captain can prepare snorkeling equipment as well, just make sure to mention it in advance.

Depending on how far offshore you go and how good you are with the rod, there’s a variety of fish species you can catch, including the big game trophies. Closer to the shore, you’ll find Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. If you go a few more miles further, you’ll target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Barracuda, and more.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and you can catch live bait at the beginning of the trip. The captain will provide a variety of lures, and prepare soft drinks and snacks on the boat. You’ll need to purchase your license in advance, everything else is provided. If you’re paying the rest of the trip with a credit card, there’s a 13% fee.

Tamarindo Tours Discovery is at your disposal year round. Take a trip with them!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this full-day adventure, you'll go 15–25 miles offshore. You'll target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Amberjack, and more. The trip includes your fishing equipment, drinks, snacks, and even lunch. You only need to get your fishing license and bring sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    During this morning trip, you'll go up to 10 miles offshore. Target Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. The captain has a 360º camera and the pictures/videos will be shared with you free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    Spend an amazing afternoon targeting Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, and many others! The captain will cover your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. There's also a 360º camera that makes awesome photos and videos. The captain will send them to you after the trip free of charge.
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About the Captain

Willy Vega
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 15 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Willy has been fishing in the area for over 20 years. Being a local, he knows these waters like the back of his hand. Catching fish is not his only field of expertise – he is nautical mechanic by profession and the president of the nautical association in Tamarindo. One of the best parts of guiding fishing trips is being able to teach his guests to catch fish and help them have a day they imagined.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Rockfish Rockfish
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 60HP DF-60WALT engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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

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FAQs about Tamarindo Tours Discovery

Tamarindo Tours Discovery offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Tamarindo Tours Discovery, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Request in advance)
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tamarindo Tours Discovery include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Avet)
  • Live Bait (If requested can be caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Sushi can be prepared on board)
  • Snacks (Fruit, munchies)
  • Drinks (Water, fruit, sodas)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (On the full day only (sandwich))

Tamarindo Tours Discovery offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Tamarindo Tours Discovery offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tamarindo Tours Discovery include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo