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 charter operator 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 21 reviews

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was a very good fishing trip , the Captain and crew where very professional , helpful and Friendly ,I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family .

Fished June 30, 2017
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My brother came down to visit me for the first time in Costa Rica and I wanted to take him fishing.  I’ve been out with Jackpot Sport Fishing before to catch my first sailfish, so I knew this was the perfect choice for my brother.  They delivered!  Within minutes of throwing out our lines, Nick’s drag was screaming with his first snook.  Several species later he was hooked up to his first rooster fish.  Benn and the crew did an amazing job and they captured our experience on camera too!  If you are thinking about fishing in Costa Rica, you only need to make one phone call and that’s to Jackpot Sport Fishing!  Awesome!

Fished June 24, 2017
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Very happy to endorse Benn Gilmour and Jackpot Sport Fishing. Benn worked tirelessly on our behalf to tailor the trip to our specific angling and wildlife photography needs. An unforgettable experience.  If you’re thinking of, or planning an overseas fishing expedition somewhere later this year or next year, drop him an email…..you won’t be disappointed.

Fished June 19, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Snapper Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

July 15, 2017

Really fun day on GOOD DAY today with Dan, David, Andres & Karen from Florida/Chicago. Plenty of nice Silky Snappers, Groupers, Tilefish, Splitail Bass, Grunts, Devilfish & Bonitos. Read Full Report →

Wahoo, Snappers, Grouper & more!

July 14, 2017

It was Wahoo, Silky Snappers, Groupers & other bottom dwellers for the Zerega family today aboard GOOD DAY. Read Full Report →