Samara Deep Sea Fishing – Ballyhoo

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
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    all included, sannaper, amber jack, tuna, grouper amd more, from 1 to 5 people
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    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
    3/4 Day Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    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 - Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    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
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About the Charter Operator

Samara Deep Sea Fishing
Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9 Fishing Reports
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Captain Helber was born in Samara, Costa Rica and has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. At the age of 20, he moved to Edmonton, Alberta to go to school. Here the captain become HET, and after 15 years of hard work, he came back to Samara to start his own fishing company. Captain Helber offers a great price for all kinds of people – come and enjoy fishing with him.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

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

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (7)
August fishing trip
August fishing trip
3\/4day
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
40%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
40%
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Vladimir B.
Santiago, Costa Rica
Excellent
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Amazing 3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Fishing on August 16, 2022
We had an incredible 3/4 day trip with kids. Captain Beto mate Wilder were great guides on where to fish and what to see they...
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Ken L.
Suwanee, GA
Very good
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Fishing on August 9, 2022
Fish weren’t biting but had a good time. Roberto, the captian knew what he was doing
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Tom K.
Moab, UT
Excellent
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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, Costa Rica
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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 – Ballyhoo

Samara Deep Sea Fishing – Ballyhoo offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Offshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Samara Deep Sea Fishing – Ballyhoo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar

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

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

Samara Deep Sea Fishing – Ballyhoo 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 – Ballyhoo include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo