Sportfishing on the Predator

Sportfishing on the Predator is your ticket to a memorable angling experience in Costa Rica! Located at the world-famous Los Sueños Marina in Herradura, the Predator and its bilingual crew will show you where to find the best fishing spots around.

The boat is a 28’ Shamrock Express that runs on a single 275 HP Cummins engine. It has the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics to ensure you have a safe and productive day on the water. There’s room on the boat for up to 4 anglers, so be sure to bring some friends along for the ride.

The available trip options will allow you to enjoy the amazing fishing accessible from Herradura Bay. This will usually start with targeting Roosterfish inshore, and then moving further out after Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and even the area’s most sought-after game fish, the Blue Marlin.

If this isn’t enough, you can also try bottom fishing for tasty Snapper, Grouper, and anything else you might find in the deep waters.

All the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle will come included in the price of any given trip. With snacks and drinks also included on board, this is the place to come to enjoy an all-inclusive sportfishing vacation in the sun!

Join Sportfishing on the Predator and experience fishing in some of the most beautiful waters off the coast of Costa Rica!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing if you're looking for the best value. You'll be fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and more besides. The trip includes lunch, water, soft drinks, and beer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This is a quick fishing adventure that can be adapted to your needs. Whether you're more interested in inshore or offshore fishing, the crew has you covered.

About the Charter Operator

Predator Sportfishing S.A
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
7 Fishing Reports
39 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
We have many years of experience fishing in Costa Rica. We love fishing and like to share this passion with our customers. We end every trip with new friends – this is one of the best things about the job!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Shamrock Express (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 275HP Cummins 6BTA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Herradura Fishing Calendar

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Michael B.
Malabar, FL
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Best Crew In Los Sueños!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 15, 2018
The bite was not real strong, but anyone who’s spent time offshore knows that you can’t fill the boat with fish EVERY trip! ...
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Brian K.
San José, SJ
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Full day on the Predator

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 5, 2020
Very experienced captain and mate. Smaller boat but perfect for fishing up to four people. Excellent gear. Lots of snacks and...
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Kevin B.
Alto, MI
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Half Day on Predator

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 25, 2019
Couple hard working guys to get you on the fish.  Slow season so was not expecting much activity.  Landed a Mahi Mahi after...
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Malcolm S.
Charleston, SC
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Full Day of Fun

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 3, 2018
Had 3 people fishing.  Myself and my two boys both 11 years old enjoyed our day fishing. Was a fantastic time.  We each caught...
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Derek M.
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Full Day out of Los Suenos

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 23, 2019
Can’t say enough good things. Capt and mate worked hard all day to put us on the fish. 5 sails, 1 marlin and 1 mahi. Others...
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FAQs about Sportfishing on the Predator

Sportfishing on the Predator offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Sportfishing on the Predator, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Sportfishing on the Predator include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (15 years experience)
  • Lunch

Sportfishing on the Predator offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Sportfishing on the Predator offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sportfishing on the Predator include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo