El Vaquero Sport Fishing welcomes you to Costa Rica. Come visit Puerto Jiménez, a popular angling destination in Puntarenas Province, and enjoy fishing the bountiful inshore and offshore waters of this beautiful area. You’ll have all the help of a friendly captain whose only goal is to put you on the fish and make sure you have lots of fun on board. Join him aboard and create many delightful moments on the water!

The boat you’ll use for fishing is a 20’ Otros airboat that can take up to 3 guests. The boat uses a 115 HP Yamaha engine as well as modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology that will help you stay on the course all the time during your trip. The boat’s also equipped with snorkeling gear, tuna tubes, and a livewell.

The great choice of species you can catch includes many types of Grouper, such as Black and Snowy Grouper, then Mahi Mahi, Bonito, African Pompano, and more. To attract them, you can try out bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as drift fishing. You can choose to keep or release the fish you catch and you’re welcome to bring kids on the boat. What you should keep in mind is that smoking isn’t allowed during the trip.

The captain will provide you with everything you’ll need for the trip. This covers you for all the fishing gear, catch cleaning, national fishing licenses, as well as sandwiches, peanuts, sodas, and water.

Pay a visit to El Vaquero Sport Fishing and enjoy a fishing trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    Start your trip early in the morning and spend 6 hours fishing in the Gulf. The first thing to do is to get fresh and live bait, and then you and the captain can go chase Rooster, Jack, Snapper, or whatever you'd like to chase.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Inshore Or Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $610
    On this trip, the guests can choose where and how they will fish. Depending on your choice, the captain will tailor the trip to your wishes and bring all the needed fishing gear for the day. Your trip starts at 6:30 a.m. and lasts for 9 hours.
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About the Captain

Gerardo(cowboy). Quesada
Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
25 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2021
The captain invites you to the Osa Peninsula, a sweet gulf in Puerto Jimenez and an excellent place for sport fishing inside and outside. The captain became a fisherman when he was 20 years old by learning and relating to international and national tourism..

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel

Boat specs

Otros (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
More that 4 types
Lures
Jiggs, popper, and more
Catch cleaning & filleting
All white meat fish
Snacks
Peanuts
Drinks
Water and sodas
Fishing License
National
Lunch
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Bank Transfer

Puerto Jiménez Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Offshore
Offshore
January 3, 2023
Adrian , He told me I want a sailfish, I have never caught one before, and in a moment we got it, apart from 10 mahi, 4 in cooler, 6 released thank God
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Excellent day in Costa Rica.
Excellent day in Costa Rica.
January 1, 2023
My friend Adrian from Europe traveled to Costa Rica for his rooster, and we gave him 3 super good ones, thank God more, jacks, mackerel, snapper, and many bites.
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Dave dave dave , Excellent day
Dave dave dave , Excellent day
December 25, 2022
Another day at the SPORT fishing cowboy, and another happy friend, thank God, good day and I enjoyed myself to the fullest
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
40%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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John H.
Cicero, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Gerardo(cowboy).

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on January 20, 2023
Gerry “Cowboy” did a great job finding fish to catch and release and to eat.
John H. recommends El Vaquero Sport Fishing
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Adrian H.
Nicoya, Costa Rica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Inshore and offshore

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Inshore Or Offshore on December 29, 2022
Had two awesome days of fishing. Tried for roosterfish and sailfish the other Day. On both day with succes after short time....
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MARTIN F.
Penngrove, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Don’t hesitate to book a trip with him small ownership and lots of pride in his equipment well maintained.
MARTIN F. recommends El Vaquero Sport Fishing
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D A.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on November 30, 2022
D A. recommends El Vaquero Sport Fishing
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WILLIAM T.
Lake Charles, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Linda caught the top Rooster

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on April 8, 2022
Linda’s Roosterfish
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FAQs about El Vaquero Sport Fishing

El Vaquero Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $610 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Inshore Or Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with El Vaquero Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box aqui guardamos las capturas que el cliente dese ll

Trips booked with El Vaquero Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait (More that 4 types)
  • Lures (Jiggs, popper, and more)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All white meat fish)
  • Snacks (Peanuts)
  • Drinks (Water and sodas)
  • Fishing License (National)
  • Lunch (Sandwiches)

El Vaquero Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

El Vaquero Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with El Vaquero Sport Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Jack (African Pompano)