Club Villas Pacifica: The Dog Fleet

Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo GU, Costa Rica

Flamingo, Costa Rica, is famous worldwide for its outstanding fishery. This is mainly due to the continental shelf that is located just 18 miles offshore, where water depth drops suddenly from 360 feet to 3,600 feet, reaching depths of 10,000 feet just a few miles to the west. This drop causes an upwelling of cold water, which is accompanied by all the nutrients needed to sustain a large and healthy fish population.

Club Villas Pacifica will help you make the most of the excellent fishing conditions the area has to offer. They have the largest fleet of Bertrams in Costa Rica, with three identical 31 ft vessels making up the ‘Dog Fleet’. The Wild Dog, Crazy Dog and Mad Dog are all equipped with top off the range safety and emergency equipment, as well as all the facilities you need for deep sea fishing, including a Pompanette fighting chair, outriggers and tuna tubes. Fishing gear includes Penn International and Finn-Nor reels, and all tackle fits IGFA’s world record requirements.

When fishing with Club Villas Pacifica you can expect to target a wide variety of fish including Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, Bonito and Roosterfish. A variety of fishing techniques are used on board, including bottom fishing and offshore trolling as well as inshore and nearshore angling.

The boats and crew at Club Villas Pacifica have acquired a wealth of knowledge about fishing around Flamingo. Fishing the area since the 1980s, they know the common patterns of the fish and have a high success rate. The company strongly believes in supporting the Costa Rican workforce, and the excellent local captains number among some of the best in the area. All the captains speak good English. At Club Villas Pacifica an emphasis is placed on preserving fishing resources and catch and release of all billfish is strongly encouraged.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing for Blue, Black or Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Half day charters include fresh local fruit, ice cold beer, soda, bottled water. You will be fishing for Rooster, Dorado and Jack Crevalle.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Cubera)

Boat Specs

Betram - (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines.

31 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Tuna Tubes
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Charter Operator

Club Villas Pacifica - Costa Rica Sport Fishing Flamingo
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since September 2015
Our passion started back in the 80's and hasn't stopped since. The fishing, country and people of Costa Rica is why we remain here and hope to stay.
Response time: 31 hours
Response rate: 60%

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