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

4.93 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

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Spent the first day inshore for Rooster fish it started out slow but the captain stayed after it and got us on some ended up with 4 total and 2 jacks.
The second day went offshore looking for marlin and tuna. Raised one marlin caught 1 sail and lost another sail. The crew was friendly and worked hard the entire time and the owner Benn was super friendly and helpful on the boat and with suggestions of places to go around town.
Tight lines

Fished August 25, 2017
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Excellent day offshore fishing with Benn and his crew. Benn is a great guy and between him and his amazing crew, they do everything to make sure you have a memorable experience. We took a gamble to go out to the blue water to catch billfish (which was completely our choice). While out we caught a decent size Mahi Mahi that was filleted on board and bagged ready to eat later and hooked two Blue Marlin - one of which we battled with for over an hour! Shame we didn’t quite get it to the boat but this was not through lack of trying or effort by the crew. Highly recommend the company and will certainly do again if ever back in Quepos.

Fished August 18, 2017
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Great day with Benn and crew. While fishing could have been a bit better, Benn was a great host and made sure he spent time with everyone. We caught one Mahi-mahi and hooked 2 marlin, though one got away very quickly. The other battled for 90 minutes before breaking the line. Would definitely book the Good Day Too again. Attached is a picture of Benn and a video of my friend Mark working on the marlin

Fished August 18, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Brilliant day Tuna, Sailfish & Bottom Fi

September 04, 2017

Another fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica yesterday with Gene, Eric & Jim aboard. 0 for 1 on Marlin (hook pulled!) 1 for 1 on Sailfish 3 Tuna 3 nice Snapper 13 Grouper As well… Read Full Report →

Sailfish Fishing in Costa Rica

August 30, 2017

It was Offshore for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday, where we went 1 for 2 on Sailfish, raised a Marlin that would not eat & caught a few small Dorado. A first ever Sailfish for Chloe & with their… Read Full Report →