Good Catch Sportfishing

Good Catch Sportfishing welcomes you to Drake Bay and invites you aboard for a great fishing experience on the waters of Costa Rica. Your captain is a skilled angler who’ll take you inshore, nearshore, as well as offshore, and make sure you land a fine catch and enjoy your trip to the fullest. Join the friendly crew and explore Costa Rica’s rich sea life!

You’ll start your trip on a 30’ Mako saltwater fishing boat that’s big enough to carry 5 guests. It runs on a twin 115 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. Together with the quality onboard GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems, this boat will take you to the fish quickly and safely. Its wide-ranging fishing equipment includes outriggers, tuna tubes, snorkeling gear, and a livewell. Throughout the trip, on board will be a first mate who’ll gladly help you with anything you might need.

Costa Rica in general is famous for its fish variety and there’s no difference when it comes to Drake Bay. You can go after Marlin, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Pompano, Sailfish, and other intriguing species. Using light and heavy tackle, you’ll catch them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, and popping. Kids are allowed to join on board. While Marlin and Sailfish will have to be released, all the other species are yours to keep and take home if you wish so. The crew will also clean and fillet one catch for you, free of charge.

There’s no need to think about what you’ll need to bring for the trip because you’re covered for absolutely everything. From fishing gear to food and drinks to licenses, the captain provides you with everything. Yours is just to pick a date and arrive on time.

Book today and have a wonderful experience on the water with Good Catch Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    The offshore trip will see you target Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, and Tuna. Trolling is the best technique for these fish, and the onboard outrigger will greatly increase your chance to catch. Usually, you and the crew will practice catch and release offshore, and then you hook something you want to eat on the way back to Drake Bay. Snapper, Grouper, and Tuna are usually easy to find. Even a beginner can catch a 12 foot 250-pound Marlin, so don't stress about whether you'll make a catch!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    This inshore trip is dedicated to practicing a variety of fishing techniques and targeting several different species. It's a fun option for everyone because you can avoid being bored if some fish don't want to bite by changing the technique and place to any you'd like. Of course, depending on what you want, you can focus on a specific technique, fish, or place. So be ready, because even inshore there's some monster fish to find!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    The 5-hour trip is dedicated to coastal and inshore fishing. The target species are various: Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, and Wahoo are the most wanted. But you can also look for Snook, Barracuda, Pompano, Mackerel, or Amberjack. It's a good opportunity to practice different fishing techniques: trolling, jigging, live bait fishing, popping, spinning, and more. For those reasons, people who want to discover sportfishing will really like this trip!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    This trip gives you enough time to fish the coastal and inshore waters. There's a variety of species you can chase: Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, and Roosterfish are among the most targeted. However, you can also chase Snook, Mackerel, Barracuda, Pompano, or Amberjack. This trip offers you the chance to try out different fishing techniques, such as trolling, live bait fishing, popping, spinning, jigging, and more. This makes people who want to discover sportfishing really like the trip!
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About the Captain

Elsa Alonso
Drake Bay, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2021
Captain Elsa was on a fishing trip in Costa Rica when she met Bryan, one of the best captains and angler she had ever met. They quickly became friends and decided to create their own sport fishing company. They love fishing because there are no two similar days on the water. They are always looking for something, such as a specific fish, or they just want to practice a specific fishing technique. But eventually, something happens. A fish they didn't expect, practicing a technique, a creature shows up from nowhere, and so on. Captains Elsa and Bryan don't have favorite species. Fighting a fish is what brings you excitement, and this is what they love: the feeling of fighting! Snapper and Tuna don't fight the same way, and neither does a Marlin. The captains like adjusting their gear and technique in order to optimize the feeling while fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Pompano Pompano
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Good Catch Sportfishing

Good Catch Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Inshore (10 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Good Catch Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

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

Good Catch Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Good Catch Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline (We alway have a "Yoyo" on board, try it!)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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