Thumper Bluewater Expeditions
Thumper Bluewater Expeditions operates out of Golfito and offers extended offshore overnight trips to Costa Rica’s Seamounts and Hannibal Bank, Panama. The crew specializes in fishing for Billfish with light tackle, either on the fly or by using bait.
Fishing aboard a luxurious 60’ Mikelson offshore sportfishing boat, they can accommodate up to 6 anglers in air-conditioned comfort. The boat features three double staterooms, private bathrooms with hot water showers, and a full kitchen and bar. With a huge livewell and tuna tubes, you will be in the best possible hands as you target the king of the Billfish.
The border area between Costa Rica and Panama is one of only two places in the world where three tectonic plates meet. This creates a ridge rising 2500 feet from the bottom of the sea to just 500 feet below the surface. This creates surges of nutrients that rise from the bottom of the sea and attract Bonito, Yellowfins and, hot on their tails, the Marlin.
You’ll target Marlin, often catching Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi as a by-catch (and, in the case of the latter two, a tasty dinner). At night they use underwater lights to fish for Swordfish, Thresher Shark, and Squid. The beauty of multiday trips in the area is that when they find Marlin they can stick to them and start a new day in a proven location.
With an expert, English speaking crew that includes Capt. Abraham Conception, world champion of Marlin on the fly and Capt. Harry Glah, who has competed in two IGFA World Championship events, you will be fishing with the very best in the sport.
Book a trip with Thumper Bluewater Expeditions, come to the end of the world, and fish with the Pros!
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
Mikelson Sportfish (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 820HP MAN 10 cyc. diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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.
Golfito Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Thumper Bluewater Expeditions
- $3,800 per day per group - Three Day Expedition – CR Seamounts (3 days)
- $4,200 per day per group - Five Day Expedition – Hannibal Bank (5 days)
- Toilet (2)
- Air Conditioning
- Bed (3 staterooms)
- Flybridge (sleeps 4 crew)
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Live Bait Well (HUGE)
- Kitchen (chef)
- Refrigerator (ice maker/2 freezers)
- Multimedia System
- Tuna Tubes
- Rods, reels & tackle (IGFA)
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Snacks (All meals, available 24 hours.)
- Drinks (Your choice)
- First Mate (Capt. and 3 crew)
- Fishing License (Offshore Zarpe)
- Fly Fishing Equipment (SAGE)
- Offshore Fishing
- Light Tackle (30/50 lbs. IGFA)
- Heavy Tackle
- Fly Fishing (All appropriate SAGE gear provided)
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Black)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Shark (Thresher)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)