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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  • US$ 1250 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Offshore
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850 private charter
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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

4.94 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Ben and his crew were very knowledgeable and patient with our skill level.  We booked a full day trip, the crew put us on fish straight away.  They took great care of us, making sure we had plenty to eat and drink all day. We reeled in so many fish that our arms are sore. Ben was kind enough to write down some great places to visit while we are here.  We can’t wait to come back to Jackpot Sport fishing next year.

Fished December 2, 2017
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Best fishing experience I’ve ever had and I’ve been on several. Benn and his crew went out of the way to make our trip awesome and it was!!

Fished November 26, 2017
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I don’t even know where to begin on how amazing these guys are! They made my trip so amazing! We ended up booking them for three trips in a row!!!! I’ve kept in touch with them, and not only caught a bunch of amazing fish, I gained some new friends! Thank you for putting
Me on my bucket list Rooster Fish, and all the others! You absolutely 100% made my trip AMAZING! See you again soon, and if you ever want to come Fish the Gulf Of Mexico, come on out to Texas and I will put you on a great trip as well! You are welcome at my house ANY TIME!

Fished September 22, 2017
Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 14, 2017

Thank you so much for fishing with us Chris.  It was our total pleasure to have you aboard and we had a blast with you guys!  The 2 Cubera Snappers on day 1 were awesome and so pleased that you finally got your Roosterfish! 
We hope to see you back here in CR again soon!
Benn Gilmour

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Fishing Reports

Awesome day Offshore Fishing aboard GOOD

December 17, 2017

Summer has most certainly arrived in Costa Rica! Our catch report for today aboard 31' GOOD DAY: 1 Sailfish A 55lb Dorado (61 inches!) 2 Tuna up to 35lb And lost a Marlin after a 10 minute battle! Another… Read Full Report →

Awesome Tuna & Dorado Fishing in Quepos

December 13, 2017

8 Tuna, 2 Dorado & raised a Marlin that would not eat today aboard GOOD DAY Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica! Great to have David & Ross from Scotland and Jeff from Florida aboard for another fantastic day on… Read Full Report →