El Vaquero Sport Fishing

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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $720
    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.

About the Captain

Gerardo(cowboy). Quesada
Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Linda caught the top Rooster
Linda caught the top Rooster
Linda caught the top Rooster
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Aaron S.
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A Fantastic Full Day with Capt Gerry

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Inshore Or Offshore on September 6, 2021
My wife and I had a great day aboard the Vaquero with Capt Gerry.  We caught 10 species and lost a couple of others, including...
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Yann S.
San Vito, Provincia De Puntarenas
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Full day offshore fishing

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Inshore Or Offshore on January 26, 2022
Very good experience, the capitain helps us to get the fishs we wanted (mahi mahi and tuna). He really knows where to go and...
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MARTIN F.
Penngrove, CA
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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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WILLIAM T.
Lake Charles, LA
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Linda caught the top Rooster

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

El Vaquero Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $720 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
  • 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)