Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica

Make the most of your time in Herradura and go fishing with Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica.

The fish in these waters include Cero Mackerel, Red Grouper, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Cubera Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more if conditions allow. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Your boat for the day is a 30’ Bertram with space for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are included, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate. Mates often work for tips, and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip. Before coming aboard, you’ll need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits or require a special tag, so make sure you know what to expect.

Don’t leave home without sunglasses and sunblock (non-spray). The trip includes fruit, snacks, soft drinks, water and beer. Kids are welcome aboard, so feel free to bring them along!

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Herradura for yourself with Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Our experienced guides will provide an unforgettable fishing charter for your group. The trip includes fruit, snacks, soft drinks, water and beer. Half-day trips will target Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Seabass, and other species. Prepare for action!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    Our experienced guides will provide an unforgettable fishing charter for your group. The trip includes fruit, lunch, snacks, soft drinks, water, and beer. Full-day offshore trips will target species like Blue/Black/Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Prepare for action!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    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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FAQs about Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica

Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (20% tip is customary)
  • Lunch

Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica include:
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Hooked up Sportfishing Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
17 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2023
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Join us at Hooked Up Fishing Costa Rica for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! Come aboard the 30' Bertram fishing machine and enjoy our all-inclusive trips. Our expert guides know all the hotspots in these waters where you can reel in thrilling catches like Roosterfish, Marlin, and Tuna. Are you prepared for the adrenaline rush? Let's make this adventure unforgettable together!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 250HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
20% tip is customary
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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 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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Dustin L.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Bucket List Trip of a Lifetime!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on April 1, 2024
For reference, I worked on a boat out of the San Diego area as a teen in the 1990s. I’m now 48 years old, live in North Carolina,...
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Steve B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on March 31, 2024
Our trip was great. We fished with Capt. Angel and mates Alan and Beto. Alan spoke good English which made the trip easier...
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Todd G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Once in a lifetime experience !

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 10, 2023
Alex, Betto and Angel were awesome. The taxi boat was easy to find, it’s a little green boat that pulls up to the beach and...
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Robin O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on April 3, 2024
Hooked Up worked with our schedule and wishlist which was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed our day of fishing with Capt. Angel...
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Keith F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Great half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 16, 2024
Originally booked a half day following a full day to focus on inshore species. The captain recommended a spot to go for more...
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