Runaway Sportfishing - Tamarindo

Runaway Sportfishing is a full-service charter operation running out of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. They offer half and full day trips fishing the awesome table and game species which call the area home, from Roosterfish, Jacks, and Snappers inshore to Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, and more in the deep blue waters up to 40 miles out.

The “Runaway” in a 32’ Blackfin sportfisher which was completely overhauled in 2016 and now features enough equipment bring in any species, as well as some little luxuries to make your trip even more enjoyable.

Her comfortable interior is complete with an enclosed head, and a small galley. She has plenty of space to relax out of the sun after heavyweight billfish battles, and a folding bed for if the fish really get the better of you.

Up on deck, you will find the latest electronics and navigational equipment to get you on the fish, outriggers and downriggers to effectively target them, and a rocket launcher-style fighting chair for when you get hooked on a monster. She also has a livewell and tuna tubes to make sure that happens.

Spend a quick morning cruising the bays for some fun food fishing or a whole day offshore battling to beat your personal best against blue water beasts like Marlin and Sailfish. Whatever you do, you will have the perfect boat, the best equipment, and one of the most experienced crews around.

You can trust Captain Carlos to get you on the biggest fish wherever you are. With 20 years of charter experience and a lifetime in these local waters, he heads an all-local crew who will stop at nothing to make your fishing dreams come true.



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
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Spend the whole day aboard, heading way out offshore in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. This is serious blue water fishing and will put even the most experienced anglers through their paces!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Spend the morning targeting Roosterfish, Snapper, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and other top table and game species on this four-hour morning charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local waters for Roosterfish, Snapper, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and other top table and game species.

About the Captain

Carlos Murillo
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
Well, it all start it when my grandfather took me on a fishing trip on his little 15' homemade type boat when I was little. I knew then that I liked fishing and everything around it. I've been hooked on fishing ever since. All the Runaway Sportfishing team is local to the area and have been working on boats for decades.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Flybridge) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 385HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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

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.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
3.50
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Great Day on the Water
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
50%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Alan T.
League City, Texas
 5.00
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Great Day on the Water

VERIFIED   December 1, 2019
We greatly enjoyed our day on the water with Runaway. The crew was very professional and put us on the fish. We caught 4 tuna...
Alan T. recommends Runaway Sportfishing - Tamarindo
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Erec E.
Celebration, FL
 2.00
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Terrible day fishing with liars.

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
I had my fishing trip planned months in advance for Saturday June 15, the day before Carlos contacted me saying there was an...
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