Jackpot Sport Fishing

Marina Pez Vela, Berth C6
Quepos PU, Costa Rica

Jackpot Sport Fishing offers luxury trips at unbeatable rates out of the famous Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, famous not only for the unbeatable fishing it has nearby, but also for its fantastic placement just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park.

You will be fishing aboard the “Good Day”, a 31 ft custom-built offshore sport fishing boat fully restored in 2008 and powered by a 330 HP Cummins engine up to a top speed of 22 knots. She is equipped with outriggers, centerriggers, a livewell and Tuna tubes, as well as tournament-grade live bait and lures and top-of-the-line Shimano and Penn tackle, offering a huge variety of fishing techniques including light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, popping, jigging, trolling, and even fly fishing!

Jackpot Sport Fishing provides a great range of trips to make sure you get exactly what you want from your time on board. From a half day inshore hitting up islands, river mouths and rocky outcrops for Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel and many more amazing species, to 9-hour offshore adventures heading 40 miles out to do battle with monster pelagics such as Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo - the list just keeps going!

So pack your hat, your camera and your sunscreen, and head down to Quepos for some of the best fishing fun you’ll ever have!

Jackpot Sport Fishing offers luxury trips at unbeatable rates out of the famous Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, famous not only for the unbeatable fishing it has nearby, but also for its fantastic placement just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Manuel

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Costa Rican Custom Built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 330HP Cummins 6BTA 330-2800 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

31 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Islands, Rivermouths, Rocky Outcrops
Offshore Fishing
Typically 20-40 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
British & Costa Rican mate aboard
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Quepos to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
For all Billfish

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Jackpot Sport Fishing
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since April 2016
Captain Manuel Gabuardi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for 30 years and has been the captain of the GOOD DAY for 12 years. Capt. Manuel knows the Quepos waters immensely, and is so passionate about fishing and loves nothing more than taking our guests from all over the world to experience the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. Owner & mate of GOOD DAY Benn Gilmour is from the UK & has been fishing around the world all of his life. Benn loves Offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish & Big Tuna. Inshore his favorite species are Roosterfish, Snook & Cubera Snappers.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Quepos Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.98 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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First I want to say that the customer service we received was top shelf/world class. We are mid- late 50’s with physical chalanges. Benn and crew were attentive, informative and went to great lengths to accommodate 2 ladies and one man All never having any deep sea fishing experience.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful
Thank you Kev Kim and Kath

Fished March 5, 2017
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What a day! We enjoyed so many parts of the day, I can’t say enough about the level of professionalism of Benn and his team ensuring we had the experience of a lifetime. Benn was excellent at explaining the process, helping us by identifying various aquatic species and taking amazing photos and videos of our catches and helping by snagging our catches with Jackson.

We succeeded in landing all the fish we had set out for. Captain Manuel’s years of experience and knowledge of the waters directed us to the perfect locations and his skill at the helm make bringing the fish in as easy as possible.

Jackson was so attentive to our needs as well watching that everyone remained in good form. He was seeing the fish hit before we had any idea they were there.

I being limited in mobility and physical strength and endurance was made feel like an able bodied member of the team and when I had any difficulty there was someone available to help me out at all times. I would like to thank all involved for this amazing experience.


Fished March 5, 2017
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My wife and I came to Quepos for a week and were fortunate enough to find Jackpot Sportfishing and booked a full day offshore trip.  Benn, Jackson and Manuel spare no expense at putting you in the possible position to land big game fish.  I can’t say enough about their passion and professionalism.  I can say that everything you want, hope for, or expect from a full day charter is provided and then some!  Food(great lunch!) and drinks(beer, water, soda) are provided plus Benn has a GoPro stick and can record all the action, so we didn’t have to worry about getting that frame worthy shot and we just enjoyed being in the moment. We raised 6 sailfish and landed 3.  I reeled in 2 and my wife got the other.  First sail for both of us. Jackson also snagged a dorado and Benn had a yellowfin tuna that hit a popper he was retrieving from the bow and it broke the hook! These guys are legit and I highly recommend booking the full day charter if you can get on their calendar.  Once in a lifetime experience that you won’t regret! Thanks again Jackpot!

Fished March 4, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Roosterfish Galore!!

May 01, 2017

We had a great day fishing in Costa Rica yesterday where Andy, Teri, Jake & Courtney joined us for an Inshore trip to try & tick a Roosterfish off Andy's bucketlist! It proved to be an excellent day with… Read Full Report →