Needle Fish Sportfishing - 29’ Boat

Join Needle Fish Sportfishing and discover some of the best fishing spots in Costa Rica! Get ready for an incredibly fun angling trip and catching plenty of amazing and delicious fish.

You will find this charter company on the Playas del Coco in the Gulf of Papagayo, which is world-famous for excellent fishing and beautiful marine life. When you book an expedition with Captain Eduardo Franco, you don’t just get a chance to hook something fantastic, but also to go snorkeling and admire the underwater world waiting for you just below the surface.

Your captain has fished all around Costa Rica and his experience, both inshore and offshore, makes him an extremely well-rounded angler with the technical experience to target anything from Marlin, Sailfish, and Roosterfish to Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Jack Crevalle. You will have a blast chasing and wrestling pelagic royalty and chances are, you will snatch something truly awesome. After the trip, you will get your catch cleaned, filleted, and ready to eat.

To start off your trip, you will come aboard a 29’ custom built center console powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. The vessel can accommodate up to 7 anglers and is fully equipped with Shimano and Penn rods, reels, and tackle you will need on your trip. If you’re an avid flyrodder, remember to bring your own fly fishing gear.

What’s more, the boat is outfitted with the top of the line fishing finding and navigational equipment allowing you to find the hottest bite 20-30 miles from the shore. She also sports a private toilet and fighting chairs to help you when reeling in something monumental.

If you choose to come on the trip with your family and kids, the captain will gladly adjust everything and go to calmer waters, so that everybody can enjoy it equally. Drinks, snacks, and lunch (on full day trips), even sunscreen are all included in the trip’s price.

Come one, come all for a day of the spectacular fishery with Needle Fish Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (5 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    When 4 hours on the water just doesn't cut it and you're eager to keep fighting giants of the deep, here's the trip for you. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish, as well as Bonito, Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi, are all in the cards, so get ready for an unforgettable day of fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $690
    price breakdown
    $690
    Enjoy this 6-hour trip and get ready to be amazed by the number of species that inhabit these waters! On this trip, you'll be targeting the mighty Marlin, the big and bad Barracuda, the wacky Wahoo, and the beautiful Roosterfish with its extra stylish mohawk. You'll also have a chance at reeling in some incredible Mahi Mahi and Bonito as well. The options seem endless, so book your trip today. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend 4 hours on the unspoiled waters of the Gulf of Papagayo and chase after Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Amberjack, Barracuda, and so much more. Enjoy the beauty and peace of morning fishing and reel in something that will make for an excellent lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Pristine waters, land far behind you, your line tightened, and something cool on it, what more does it take to make an angler happy? Book this afternoon 4-hour trip and reel in Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle, just to name a few.

About the Charter Operator

Needle Fish Sportfishing Charters
La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since February 2016
Needle Fish Sportfishing is a company located in Playa Jobo, Dreams Las Mareas, and Playas del Coco, just 60 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport. Playas del Coco is one of the popular tourist places in the Guanacaste area where you can find a wide variety of activities, shops, and services. Playas del Coco is located in the Gulf of Papagayo, where you'll find the epicenter of fishing activity in Guanacaste. The Gulf of Papagayo is ideal for anything from snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking to sailing tours, trips around the gulf, and sportfishing. One reason why you should come and visit us is the recognized world-famous sportfishing in the Gulf of Papagayo. Abundant marine life and clear water make this Gulf an excellent angling hotspot. In the Gulf of Papagayo, you’ll find Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Wahoo, Red Snapper, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many other species. Welcome aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Boat (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in La Cruz to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Monica F.
Edgemoor, SC
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VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
Could not have been happier with our trip with Eduardo !!! So friendly and pleasant and caught so any fish our arms hurt from...
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