Fandango Sportfishing Charters

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

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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
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
for Billfish
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)


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!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
You Keep Catch
but we don’t “meat up” the boat
Crew Keeps Catch
only what clients allows
Catch and Release Strict
for all billfish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Company

Fandango Sportfishing Charters
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since November 2015
I came to Costa Rica as a student in 1987 when I had a chance to visit Bahia Pez Vela, one of Costa Rica’s first fishing destinations attracting the pioneers in offshore fly fishing. There I first saw the fishing boat of my dreams. Of course it was a dream at that time to even think of being able to have a boat, much less one like that. Twelve years later that boat was mine and I was invited into into the elite social circle of charter operators who mentored and taught me the ways of Costa Rica fishing. Today we own the next generation of Gamefisher sportfishng boats that are proven fish raising machines made here in Costa Rica for Costa Rica waters. It is not a great business, but it is my passion to share the experience of Costa Rica fishing as well the importance of conservation of the great gift of our oceans as it was taught to me.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 100%

Quepos Fishing Calendar


  • 100 Meters West Of Banco Nacional In The Lobby Of The Hotel La Sirena, Quepos
    PU, Costa Rica