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Explore the beautiful Herradura Bay, on the west coast of Costa Rica with Fish Hunter Charters! Captain Juan Sirias has been guiding for over a decade, and he knows these waters like the back of his palm, so he’ll take you to all the honey holes and secret spots.

You’ll be fishing about The Fish Hunter – a 26’ Fish Nautique center console boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. The boat features a T-Top, as well as a shade canopy that can cover the entire front section. You’ll be protected from the heat of the sun throughout your fishing trip.

The vessel is also well fitted out for fishing, with a 210 HP Cummins diesel engine that allows it to cruise at speed on the way to the fishing grounds. It also features a Horizon GPS chart plotter and Furuno sounder, as well as a Raymarine VHF Radio.

You will have the latest fishing gear, fresh out of the box in 2018. Offshore, you’ll be using Penn Fathom high-speed reels, while inshore you have a choice of Accurate rods and Fin-Nor or Bait Runner spinning gear. On top of this, the boat is fitted with outriggers and a downrigger, giving you the best chances of catching fish while trolling and bottom fishing.

These waters are brimming with life, so there’s always something you can target in the area. Depending on the length of the trip and your own preferences, you could be trolling for big game such as Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. You can also bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers, or fish inshore with light tackle for Roosterfish.

Trips include water, sodas, beer, fruit, sandwiches, salad, snacks, bait, ice, fishing gear, and all the adrenaline that you are looking for.

Join Fish Hunter Charters and enjoy your Costa Rican fishing adventure!



About the Captain

Juan Sirias
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
11 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Captain Juan Sirias has been running great trips out of Herradura for over a decade, and has built up a reputation of offering nothing but the best. He works constantly to stay up-to-date with where the fish are, and what is biting best, so you always get a fun and productive fishing experience! Whether you're just discovering your sea legs, or have years of angling experience under your belt, Capt. Juan warmly welcomes you to join him and come discover what the waters of Herradura hold. With inshore fishing, bottom fishing, and big game fishing all on offer, you'll find the perfect trip for you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snook Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fish Nautique (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 210HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Skyler R.
Solvay, NY
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VERIFIED   Half day trip (PM) on June 3, 2021
My wife and I did a 5 hour trip with Captain Juan. We both caught Mahi and it was a blast. These guys know their stuff and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 2, 2019
The captain good mate great trip I had fun caught a few fish. Recommend him highly
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Kilon F. W.
Costa Rica
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 25, 2016
Juan is a competent captain and his mate Tony was very attentive.  They packed plenty of food and snacks. We ended up having...
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Joseph E.
Liberia, Guanacaste
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Excellent experience !

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 8, 2016
It was for us as first timers an excellent experience. The boat is nice and comfortable, most importantly the crew was very...
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Kerrie S.
Costa Rica
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 3, 2016
Jaun and Tony were great. We had a great day on the water with them and caught some great fish. Thanks guys if we are ever...
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FAQs about Fish Hunter Charters

Fish Hunter Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half day trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $690 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Hunter Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Hunter Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Fish Hunter Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish Hunter Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Hunter Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo