Captain Bobby McGuinness - Cazador

Golfo Dulce Bay
Golfito PU, Costa Rica

Catch a Marlin with Captain Bobby McGuinness, who has fished out of his native Golfito on beautiful Costa Ricas South Pacific Coast for the past 35 years. Bobby was named worlds top captain by the International Game Fish Association in 2006 and 2010, is on Saltwater Sportsman magazine’s list of the world’s 50 top saltwater charter captains, and has set more IGFA world records than any other captain fishing in Costa Rica. Bobby’s Marlin releases are legendary: on September 14, 2010 he released 28 Blue Marlin, along with three Striped Marlin and four Sailfish on his 37ft Cazador. He also does two- and three-day overnighters to special spots up to 80 miles out for the avid angler. Nicknamed the ‘fish magnet’, Bobby will go that extra mile to give you the Marlin adventure of a lifetime.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Two-Day / One-Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 4600
    up to 6 persons / day
    3 pax max.
  • Private trip
    Three-Day / Two-Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2300
    up to 6 persons / day
    3 pax max.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip - 40+ Miles Out
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US$ 2200
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1700
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons

About this listing

Boat Specs

Merritt (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Bobby McGuinness
Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since February 2014
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My father Bobby Sr. came to Costa Rica from the US in the mid-1960s. He established the first charter operation in Golfito. I began fishing with him when a teenager, and I became a full captain when I was 18.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished March 15, 2017
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We booked this boat and Bobby McGinnis purposely because we fished with Bobby before.  Our previous experiences were very good as Bobby is an excellent fisherman.  Very disappointed this time because Bobby did not show up to captain the trip.  He sent his boat and crew.  We caught two nice sail fish, however, on past trips we caught many more with Bobby as the the captain.  Very disappointed that he did not show up, and we did not get the trip we paid for.

Fished February 24, 2017
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