Samara Deep Sea Fishing

Get the most out of your seaside vacation in Costa Rica by taking a fishing trip or sightseeing cruise with Samara Deep Sea Fishing. Located just 200 meters from Hotel Villas Samara, the company aims to show you the best deep sea and inshore fishing the area has to offer, as well as providing a comfortable base from which to watch the passing dolphins, turtles, and possibly even migrating whales.

Your trip will take place aboard the ‘Ballyhoo’, a classy 23 ft Proline offshore boat that is sturdy enough to fish the deep waters while providing a smooth and comfortable ride closer to shore. The boat almost seems to be bigger than its 23 ft length, with plenty of space for up to ten people on board. It is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine and also has a 15 HP back up engine for extra safety and trolling. With a T-Top for shade and a windshield at the front of the boat, you will be protected from the elements throughout your trip.

While Samara Deep Sea Fishing specialize in trolling for big game fish, they also offer inshore fishing expeditions, as well as bottom fishing. Your trip could involve jigging, popping, and spearfishing, and snorkeling equipment is provided on board in case you would like to take a dip while on your trip. Offshore, your target species could include Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, while inshore charters could result in you catching the striking Rooster Fish, small Tuna species, and the speedy Wahoo. But it’s not all about the fishing: you can also hire the boat for a romantic dolphin watching cruise at sunset, or take your kids out for a fun nature watching and snorkeling tour.

Drinks and snacks are included in all trips, and day trips also include lunch. Fishing licenses will also be supplied by the captain, who will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    A full day trip fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, and more. Drinks, snacks, and lunch are included in the price of the trip. 4 pp
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    3/4 day fishing offshore looking for marlin, sailfish, large tuna etc! 4 people max. Drinks, fruit, sandwiches, all tackle and supplies included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Inshore fishing for Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Grouper and more. Drinks, snacks and lunch are included in the price of the trip. 4pp
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    all included, sannaper, amber jack, tuna, grouper amd more, from 1 to 5 people
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About the Captain

Helber Ruiz
Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
I was born in.Samara, Costa Rica and have been fishing these waters as long as I can remember. At the age of 20, I moved to Edmonton, Alberta, to go to school. Here I become HET, and after 15 years of hard work I came back to Samara to start my own fishing company. I offer a great price for all kinds of people - come and enjoy fishing with me.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Proline (Walkaround) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
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Tom K.
Moab, UT
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Full day on the outside

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing on February 12, 2019
all boats were having a slow day, but no one works harder than this crew to get fish on. we had a great day and thanks to Heiber.
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Steven C.
Newton, NJ
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3/4day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Fishing on November 26, 2018
Captain Helber was great never stopped looking for fish even stayed out longer what a great day would definitely go with him...
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Bradley S.
Nosara, Provincia De Guanacaste
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All say trip with Captain Bing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing on July 26, 2019
Dirty boat. Broken toilet. Old equipment. Unknowable crew. Non English speaking crew. Not really lunch. This was certainly...
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FAQs about Samara Deep Sea Fishing

Samara Deep Sea Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Offshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Samara Deep Sea Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Samara Deep Sea Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Samara Deep Sea Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Samara Deep Sea Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Samara Deep Sea Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo