Sábalo Costa Rica

Explore Barra del Colorado with Sábalo Charters who offer day fishing trips from San Jose! Captain Franco Alvarenga is an avid Tarpon angler who loves finding innovative ways of catching the Silver King. The crew will provide transport from the country’s capital city, so you don’t have to think about anything other than fishing for one of the most desirable game fish species.

Their small and stealthy flats boat has recently been restored. Fitted with very accurate fish finders and powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, the vessel will get you to the best fishing grounds in the blink of an eye. At 24’, the boat can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests.

The crew is a group of people that describe themselves as ‘regular people who fish for fun and compete in Tarpon tournaments’. While they do indeed fish for the sheer enjoyment of it, they also take the sport extremely seriously.

They are so devoted to Tarpon fishing that they make their own lures. These lures are similar to artificial flies but used with conventional light tackle and spinning tackle rather than fly rods. This novel method has proven to be very successful. The team’s victories in Tarpon tournaments, as well as their strong record for getting guests to catch big Tarpon in a short period of time, speaks for the effectiveness of their approach.

Sábalo’s team is made up of local people who are passionate about catching Tarpon. They welcome all types of anglers on board and they can get beginners to land their first Tarpon in as little as ten minutes. For people who have never fished for Tarpon before, they recommend getting a full medical check before coming on board, as the sport can be very exciting and demanding.

Come and land that dream Tarpon specimen with Sábalo Costa Rica, and have an adventure of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $700
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    $700
    Catch Tarpon with some of the most experienced experts in the business. Transport between San Jose and Barra Del Colorado is not included. The usual charge is $200 per vehicle. It is also possible to hire a private plane to reach this Tarpon hotspot for an extra cost. Ground transportation will be calculated based on the number of anglers. Soft drinks, water, and snacks are included. Alcoholic drinks are not included and allowed only in moderation. We will start fishing before 8 A.M. and finish at 4 P.M.
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About the Captain

Franco Alvarenga
Barra, Limón, Costa Rica
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Member since January 2016
Franco Alvarenga is an avid Tarpon fisherman who has devoted his life to finding the most innovative and effective ways of catching the species. He insists on catch and release of Tarpon and is a strong proponent of maintaining the fantastic fishery Barra Del Colorado has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Locally built boat (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

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
Bank Transfer

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