Samara Local Fishing

(8) In demand!
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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Troll offshore for Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo. The trip includes pick-up/ drop-off when accommodated in Samara Beach, all fishing gear, drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Techniques include jigging, casting, bottom fishing and trolling. Fish we go for: Mahi Mahi (dorado), Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Black and Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and more! The trip includes pick-up/ drop-off when accommodated in Samara Beach, all fishing gear, drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    Troll offshore for Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo. The trip includes pick-up/ drop-off when accommodated in Samara Beach, all fishing gear, drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore (3+ People)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    Trip could include jigging, casting, bottom fishing and trolling. Fish we go for: Mahi Mahi (dorado), Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Black and Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and more! The trip includes pick-up/ drop-off when accommodated in Samara Beach, all fishing gear, drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore (1-2 People)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    For one or two people this price is valid. For more than two people the price is $400. The trip includes pick-up/ drop-off when accommodated in Samara Beach, all fishing gear, drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Sunset fishing tour
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 240
    up to 6 persons
    Sunset fishing from around 4 to 6 pm!

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Broomtail)
  Grouper (Red)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Black)
  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (Striped)

  Roosterfish
  Sailfish
  Snapper (Red)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

About the Captain

Frank Fines
Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since February 2016
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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What a day of fishing. Trolled for Wahoo. Saw 5 schools of dolphins, some cruised under the boat with us. See the videos attached. Saw manta rays hurtling themselves out of the water. Saw turtles. And had lots of fun. Ended up with a pot full of grouper. Some for our dinner and fridge. Mmmmm. And some for our friends.
Captain Frank and his first mate Olman are passionate at fishing and making sure our fishing experience was fun. Always fun!! Comfortable boat, two large outboard engines and great shade cover too!
Lots of drinks and munchies on board for us. Highly recommend Samara Local Fishing and Captain Frank. This was the second time my husband and I went fishing in January and each time is different. Always a pleasure.

Fished January 31, 2018
Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 14, 2018

Thank you very much Hania and Rick for sharing your fishing experience. It was a great day on the water.

Tight lines,
Your Capt. Frank

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We spent a half day inshore and a full day offshore with Frank and Olman, I cant recommend them enough. They were great! Fishing was really tough both days but being on a boat with crew that’s interested in talking to you makes all of the difference. The half day inshore we didn’t see much for fish at all, just a few red snapper at the end of the trip. The full day offshore we spent a fair bit of time chasing the schools of spinner dolphin trying to find the tuna. No luck with the tuna so we trolled some dead baits for billfish. We had one sailfish come into the spread and slash at one of the baits but no hook up. Shortly after that we had a blue marlin come into the spread and Olman dropped a bonito back to it for a good hook up. Great day on the water with them, I would love to have them on my own boat as guests anytime!.

Fished January 24, 2018
Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 14, 2018

Thank you Steve for sharing this! It was lots of fun and action, and I hope that one day we can fish on your boat. Until next time!

Tight lines,
Frank

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Fished October 12, 2017
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