The Relaxer

Costa Rica is known as one of the top Billfish destinations in the world, with magical Quepos being one of its fishing epicenters. If you’re looking to explore these bountiful waters with the help of the best, The Relaxer should be at the top of your list!

Join the skilled and knowledgeable crew aboard their newly remodeled 34’ Venture boat. This beauty combines the best of both worlds, the comfort of a center console, and top-notch fishing gadgets. It features twin 300 HP Suzuki outboard engines, outriggers, a Livewell, and an ice-box. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. The Relaxer can comfortably carry up to 10 anglers fishing simultaneously.

Quepos waters are famous for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Offshore trips usually take place 25 to 40 miles from the coast. In addition to the aforementioned deep-sea species, you’ll also get to target the likes of Roosterfish, Amberjack, and Snapper, depending on the fishing location and your preferences. The First Mate will be there to help you make the most out of your trip. Tipping is customary to show appreciation for their hard work.

You’ll be supplied with top-tier fishing gear, mainly by Shimano, as well as live bait and lures. Fly fishing is also an option if you bring your own gear. Fishing licenses are easily purchased at the marina for $17 per person per day. Soft drinks, beer, and water and included. Full-day trips include lunch, while shorter trips will have light snacks. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses, and The Relaxer will take care of everything!

Join them on the water and let them create your next favorite memory!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $875
    This trip will see you exploring shallower inshore waters where it's calmer but just as productive. You'll bottom fish and jig for the likes of massive Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Corvina, Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. All your gear and bait are included, as are snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer. Before departure, you'll need to purchase a fishing license at the marina.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $875
    This trip will see you exploring shallower inshore waters where it's calmer but just as productive. You'll bottom fish and jig for the likes of massive Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Corvina, Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. All your gear and bait are included, as are snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer. Before departure, you'll need to purchase your fishing license at the marina.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,175
    Explore the abundant marine life in Quepos as you head up to 30 miles offshore! You'll have plenty of room and all the necessary gear to target Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper, and Amberjack. Snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer, are all on board for you to enjoy. Before departure, you'll need to purchase your fishing license at the marina.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,375
    Experience the best of sportfishing in Quepos on this full-day fishing adventure! Head up to 40 miles offshore to hook Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper, and Amberjack. All of your gear and bait are provided, as are lunch, snacks, fruits, and beverages, including beer. Before departure, you'll need to purchase a fishing license at the marina.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Black)
    Black Marlin
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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3X Yellowfin and a Blue Marlin.
Great trip worth the money
April fishing trip
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Pat M.
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Great Offshore Experience

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Offshore on March 27, 2024
Our group of 8 had a great time with the Relaxer’s captain and crew. Started the morning catching our bait for the day then...
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Leigh C.
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Offshore on February 13, 2024
Capt was great spotting fish and getting the boat in position. Mate Jorge was very busy sharpening hooks, rigging baits and...
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Justin W.
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing Crew!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Offshore on February 10, 2024
I picked this boat because I’m not a fan of the diesel smell while on the sport fishing yachts and I was familiar with the...
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JP J.
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Great trip - inshore converted to offshore

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on November 20, 2023
So initial thought was to chase some non-us species inshore - specifically rooter then go partly offshore for mahi.  Tons...
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Eric M.
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Great Day on the Water

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on January 3, 2024
This was my boys first time on a charter and Sadai and her team were fantastic!  We all caught mahi which were a blast to...
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FAQs about The Relaxer

The Relaxer offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $875 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $875 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,175 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Offshore (7 hours)
  • US $1,375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 9 Hour Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with The Relaxer, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet The bathroom is private and located downstairs in the center console
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with The Relaxer include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Shimano.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes we offer filleting service free of charge )
  • Snacks (Fruit and various snacks.)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas, beer.)
  • First Mate (Present on all trips, tip is customary.)
  • Lunch (On 8-hour trips only.)

The Relaxer offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 60 miles.)

The Relaxer offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Relaxer include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Cr Sports Fishing
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
115 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Nauti Ventures specialize in premier inshore and offshore fishing trips out of beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica. Captain Eric Chavarria is one of the most famous charter captains in the area with over 17 years of experience fishing the Pacific waters of Costa Rica. He's friendly, dedicated, and his main goal is the safety and enjoyment of his clients. They're your dream team that will do everything to put you on your next trophy!
Our Team
Eric C.
Captain
Sada A.
First mate
Errol B.
First mate
Didier (Yiyo) G.
Captain
Roy B.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Venture (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 60 miles.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear.
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
The bathroom is private and located downstairs in the center console
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Mostly Shimano.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Yes we offer filleting service free of charge
Snacks
Fruit and various snacks.
Drinks
Water, sodas, beer.
First Mate
Present on all trips, tip is customary.
Lunch
On 8-hour trips only.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Kids of all ages are welcomed
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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