Samara Local Fishing

Playa Sámara
Sámara GU, Costa Rica

At Samara Local Fishing, angling is more than just a sport - it’s a way of life. Join Captain Frank, a professional and passionate local fisherman, on a Costa Rican fishing experience to remember. With trips running all year round and for all types of angler, they are sure to have a fishing package to suit your individual needs.

Captain Frank’s boat is a 25 ft Mako center console called “La Reyna”. Immaculately presented and loaded with top quality gear, the vessel is a comfortable and effective platform for groups of families or friends. It features brand new Hummingbird electronics, a radio/stereo, and twin four stroke Yamaha motors. You will find comfortable seating on board, as well as a shady T-top to ensure that everyone on board can enjoy their experience to the full.

Samara Local Fishing offer both full- and half-day trips, and they give you the option of fishing either inshore or offshore. When fishing inshore, you can expect to practice your fishing skills by jigging, popping, bottom fishing, and trolling for species such as Mahi Mahi, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Black and Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and more. When fishing offshore, you will mostly be trolling, and will be able to try the effective ‘bait and switch’ technique for thrilling big game fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo.

Drinks and snacks are included in the price of all trips, and the charter company also offers a pick-up service for guests who are staying in the local area.

At Samara Local Fishing, angling is more than just a sport - it’s a way of life. Join Captain Frank, a professional and passionate local fisherman, on a Costa Rican fishing experience to remember. With trips running all year round and for all types

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha FourStroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

25 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Shimano Tallus/Ugly stick rods, TLD 2 Speed reels
Bottom Fishing
Bait and switch
Penn Battle 8000
Penn jigging rods
Ugly Stick popping rods
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)


Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Sailfish, Marlin, Rooster

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Frank Fines
Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since February 2016
Captain Frank Fines is a friendly, bilingual, and very knowledgeable local fishing guide in Samara, Costa Rica. Having fished since childhood, he first started working on local commercial fishing boats when he was a young teenager. Over the last four years, Captain Frank has dedicated his time to guiding charter fishing trips, and he has worked for several sport fishing boats as captain and guide. This experience has proven to him how much he loves sharing his experiences with anglers from all over the world, and he now he is proud to operate his own charter business aboard a fully rigged Mako 25 ft.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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We fished a half day and had a great time. I have more than 40 yrs fishing saltwater and I can say Frank is very competant and a really good fisherman.

Fished June 29, 2017
Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 3, 2017

Thank you John! It was a pleasure…great day. Tight lines!

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Tons of fish!

Fished May 3, 2017
Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 11, 2017

Thank you Kate for your great rating! A pleasure!

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Wonderful fishing trip with Frank and Olman…..Both are always cheerful, always happy, always very professional in the fishing experience.  We (husband and wife) booked a four hour morning tour.  They were on time and perfectly prepared with everything possible for our enjoyment…great fishing gear, clean boat, cold water, juices, snacks and cold beer.  Lots of everything!
They did everything possible for us to catch fish - short of diving under and putting the fish on the hook!  And we caught fish.  Around a 35 pound Roosterfish - great photos and then back in the water.  And a large yellowfin Tuna which happily graces our dinner table and lots to share with friends.  And three medium size black tuna we used for bait during the day. At the end of a wonderful day, they arranged for the transport back to our hotel.  Highly recommend this fishing experience to anyone.

Fished January 12, 2017
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