Fandango Sportfishing Charters

100 Meters West Of Banco Nacio…
Quepos PU, Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica’s famously consistent year-round sportfishing action aboard ‘Fandango’, a tournament-winning 30’ Gamefisher. With a cruising speed of around 21 knots and all the top electronics including a VHF radio, GPS, fish finder and depth finder, Fandango is well-equipped to take you to all the best fishing spots.The boat is fitted out with outriggers, downriggers, Penn International 25-50 and Shimano 30 reels, as well as many other tackle options.

The Fandago’s location in Los Sueños on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just north of Jaco, gives anglers the scope to fish a variety of different currents offshore as well as inshore underwater structures. If you prefer, the company can also fish from Quepos’ Marina Pez Vela, home of the annual Offshore World Championship. The team specialises in both fly and conventional fishing, as well as live-bait fishing. December to April is prime billfishing season, when we encourage guests to fish offshore for Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Sailfish and more. From May to November the fishing is extremely varied, and depending on weather and currents you might catch a variety of species including Giant Cubera Snappers, Roosterfish, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish. As you troll you are likely to catch a glimpse of Sea Turtles, breaching Devil Rays, Spinner Dolphins and the occasional Humpback Whale.

On board you will be met by Captain Jose Contreras, a tournament-winning fisherman with over 20 years’ experience, and first mate Ricky, who will not only guide you through all the fishing techniques used on board, but will also provide a delicious on-board lunch including local tropical fruits, soda, bottled water, beer, and possibly some of the freshest shashimi you’ve ever tasted: don’t forget to bring your wasabi and soy sauce!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The fish we tend to raise offshore can include Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna and more. We usually travel for about one and a half hours to the Mid America Trench, where the bottom suddenly drops to well over 600 feet. This is where we troll for fish arriving along different currents in search of the rich nutrients found in this area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    SPend the day fishing inshore for Snook, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the day fishing inshore for Snook, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Marlin (Black)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Snapper (Red)
  Spanish Mackerel


Boat Specs

Gamefisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 350HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
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 7 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

About the Charter Operator

Fandango Sportfishing
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since January 2018
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

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