Big Fish Tours – “La Chata”

Big Fish Tours are pioneers in sportfishing charters on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Their mission is to develop sportfishing in the area, educating people on the extremely rich fishing opportunities that exist here. They target the almost untouched, yet exceptional local Marlin fishery aboard a luxurious vessel using state of the art fishing gear. Come aboard and you’re sure to make this holiday one to remember!

The “La Chata” is a 36’ Hatteras flybridge vessel, that was built with comfort in mind. Up to 8 guests are welcome aboard to take advantage of the air-conditioned cabin, that features a full head for your personal needs. She’s fitted with up to date electronics, with a GPS, sonar, radar, and fishfinder to put you on to fish, using a trolling spread made up of Lee outriggers and Cannon downriggers, too.

Unlike many other boats in the area, La Chata has been built specifically for deep sea fishing. She provides a safer and more stable platform to fish on than the many local ‘pangas’ (skiffs) that claim to offer a cheaper sportfishing experience.

Whether you’re looking for a thrilling offshore adventure to battle it out with monster fish, or a nearshore experience to test the waters, La Chata has you covered. From May to October, head out to battle it out with Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi. While year-round, you can hit the bays for Jack Crevalle and Grouper.

Whenever you come aboard, you’re in for a productive day out fishing some of the most unspoiled, yet incredible waters in the world. Let Big Fish Tours take you out to discover them in style!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
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    This all inclusive trip is a must for any angler worth their salt. Make all your holiday dreams come true, as the crew prepares sandwiches and snacks, and provide beer, juice, and water for you to stay refreshed throughout your trip. You'll need all the energy you can get, as you head up to 40 miles off the coast to land the fish of a lifetime. Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna and many more creatures promise a thrilling day out that you'll never forget.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
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    Spending 6 hours on the water will give you the chance to head that little bit further offshore, giving you the chance to get your hands on even bigger fish. Up to 30 miles out in the Pacific, you'll come up against Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and many more prized creatures, that all promise to make you work hard for that catch. Get ready to work up a sweat, as you go after the catch of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
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    The beauty of fishing in Nicaragua is that you can catch a range of incredible fish within just minutes of leaving shore. Head up to 10 miles out and you can battle it out with Sailfish, Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi, or stay inshore and target Jacks, Snappers, Groupers, and Snook. Whatever you decide, you're in for a treat, so let the crew take you on a fun-filled adventure.

About the Captain

Jim Big Fish
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
2 Fishing Reports
Response time 12 hours
Member since December 2015
Big Fish Tours is operated by a highly-experienced crew that aims to develop charter fishing for billfish on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. They specialize in targeting the virtually undisturbed fishery of species such as Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Sailfish and other pelagic species that roam the waters off the pacific coast of Nicaragua.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Haterras (Flybridge) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 320HP 3208 Caterpillars engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

36 ft
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.