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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!



About the Captain

Harry Glah
Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Report
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2015
Captain Harry Glah owns and operates Thumper Bluewater Expeditions. He is an experienced professional angler who has spent a large part of his life honing his skills in the canyons of the Atlantic East Coast. He was declared champion of the 2002 Ocean City Tuna Tournament and has participated in two IGFA Offshore World Championship events. He has been based out of Costa Rica since 2006 and specializes in fishing for Billfish with light tackle.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

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.

Length
60 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

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.

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.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Thumper Bluewater Expeditions

Thumper Bluewater Expeditions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $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)

When you book a trip with Thumper Bluewater Expeditions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (2)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (3 staterooms)
  • Flybridge (sleeps 4 crew)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well (HUGE)
  • Kitchen (chef)
  • Refrigerator (ice maker/2 freezers)
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Thumper Bluewater Expeditions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (IGFA)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (All meals, available 24 hours.)
  • Drinks (Your choice)
  • First Mate (Capt. and 3 crew)
  • Fishing License (Offshore Zarpe)
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (SAGE)

Thumper Bluewater Expeditions offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Thumper Bluewater Expeditions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (30/50 lbs. IGFA)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing (All appropriate SAGE gear provided)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Thumper Bluewater Expeditions include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)