Bucket List Sportfishing

Leave the shores behind and join Bucket List Sportfishing for an unforgettable day on the water! Sportfishing charters run daily out of beautiful Marina Pez Vela in Quepos Costa Rica, located right outside Manuel Antonio National Park.

This amazing crew targets offshore species like Blue and Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. They also have access to some exceptional bottom fishing, jigging, and live baiting for Snapper, Grouper, Snook, and the prized Roosterfish. Every trip offers the opportunity to not only experience world class sportfishing, but also enjoy one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet.

You’ll be fishing on a luxurious 31’ Dennis Garrett Palm Beach. This fishing machine was refurbished in 2020 and features top-notch navigational electronics and a new 450 HP Cummins engine. There’s also a private toilet for your convenience and all kinds of equipment that will help you get the fish of your dreams, such as a fighting chair, outriggers, tuna tubes, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

All of these trips are tailored to the customers desires. The crew caters to novice, as well as seasoned tournament professionals. Their objective is to create an experience from the second you meet in the morning to the time you part ways. These anglers want to build relationships with their guests and look forward to returning customers.

Bucket List Sportfishing would love to have you aboard and see that Bucket List is more than just the name of the boat.

The crew works for tips, minimum 20% is customary as they work hard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    The inshore trips fish inside 15 miles. On these trips, you can target Snook, Roosterfish, and bottom species. If pelagic fish are within your range, you can troll as well for Sailfish and Mahi Mahi. All trips are tailored to your needs and the crew will only make suggestions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    On this trip, you'll fish inside 25 miles, which gives you an opportunity to move a little further off in the event the bite is outside of inshore range. You'll have the opportunity to fish inshore species (Roosterfish, Snook), as well as the pelagic (Mahi Mahi, Sailfish). Each of our trips are tailored to the customers desire.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    This is the ultimate trip. You'll fish out to 50 miles, which gives you the opportunity to go where ever the bite may be. Target Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, regardless of where they are. If fish are close, troll all day or split the trip up with inshore fishing. A full day gives you the best opportunity to experience the fish rich waters of Costa Rica. The crew makes suggestions, but leave it up to you to describe what you’re after.
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FAQs about Bucket List Sportfishing

Bucket List Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bucket List Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bucket List Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Bucket List Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Bucket List Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bucket List Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

About the Charter Operator

Bucket List Sportfishing
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
76 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
93 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
Angler's Choice
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I grew up on the water back in Florida, where I took a love to fishing at a very young age. In 2000 I began fishing professionally, where I continued on and off until moving full time to Costa Rica in 2017. My plan was to move here and do what I love full time and fish among some of the best fisherman in the world. I couldn’t think of a better place to follow my dream. Costa Rica is exceptional in all aspects of fishing, be it inshore or offshore. I feel very fortunate to have ended up where I have and there’s nothing more that I enjoy than sharing that same experience with other people.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Dennis Garrett Palm Beach (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

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Mixed bag days
May 25, 2023
A nice mixed bag over the past couple days and some absolutely huge roosters.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Experience
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Brian B.
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Full day with Jose

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 17, 2023
Had a great time fishing aboard the Bucket List. Wife and I caught 2 sail fish and had a 3rd sail on for a short time. Wont...
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Shaleen H.
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Wonderful trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 16, 2023
Very relaxing and exhilarating all at the same time!  We hooked up three sails, (brought in two) and a tuna who got off the...
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Brian N.
White Plains, MD
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 15, 2023
Awesome Day with a great Captain and Mate, Released 6 Sailfish, Somewhere around 10-15 Mahi 15-25 lbs. range. Kept 2 for ourselves...
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Michael P.
North Miami, Florida
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Full Day Trip of a Lifetime!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 20, 2023
Was fortunate to book a full day trip with Jeff and Jose and boy they didnt disappoint. Released both a Sailfish and Marlin,...
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Richard N.
Isle Of Palms, SC
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Fishing with Jeff

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 9, 2023
Terrific experience. Capt Jeff professional knowledgeable Affable- Along with mate Jose great team work maneuvering boat...
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