Jackpot Sport Fishing

Jackpot Sport Fishing offers luxury trips at unbeatable rates out of the famous Marina Pez Vela in Quepos. It’s famous not only for the unbeatable fishing, 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’ custom-built offshore sportfishing boat powered by a 330 HP Cummins engine. The boat can accommodate up to 5 anglers. It is equipped with outriggers, centerriggers, a livewell and Tuna tubes, as well as tournament-grade live bait and lures.

With top-of-the-line Shimano and Penn tackle, you can use a huge variety of fishing techniques. You’ll get the chance to try out 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. You can fish inshore in the islands, river mouths, and rocky outcrops for Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jacks, and Mackerel.

Have an offshore adventure heading 40 miles out to battle 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 join Jackpot Sport Fishing for some of the best fishing fun you’ll ever have!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 5 persons
    Spend a whole day out on the waters off the coast of Costa Rica. Get the best of both worlds, exploring the inshore waters targeting Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jack, and Mackerel. Then head offshore and test your angling skills against species like Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The trip includes high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing tackle, bait, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 5 persons
    Spend some more time on the water, and explore the inshore waters of Costa Rica. You can expect to target species like Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jack, and Mackerel. The trip includes high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing tackle, bait, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 5 persons
    Spend 7 hours on the water, exploring some of the best fishing spots in the area. You can expect to reel in some big pelagics like Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The trip includes high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing tackle, bait, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 5 persons
    Explore the offshore waters off the coast of Costa Rica on this 5-hour trip. You'll get the chance to target some prized pelagics like Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The trip includes high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing tackle, bait, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 5 persons
    This is a 5-hour trip for the early birds, that will have you exploring the inshore waters of Costa Rica. You can target Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jacks, and Mackerel. The trip includes high-quality Shimano and Penn fishing tackle, bait, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water.
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About the Charter Operator

Jackpot Sport Fishing
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
428 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 15 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snook Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Costa Rican Custom Built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 370HP Cummins 6BTA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish
Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish
Dreams Came True!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Mark R.
Paraiso, C
 4.67
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Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
We fished the Good Day with Captain Manuel and Mate Santos.  Early in the day we hooked up to a 100# Tuna, fought it for...
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Brad H.
Allen, TX
 5.00
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Dreams Came True!

VERIFIED   December 12, 2018
Booked a day if off shore fishing for my wife’s 70 year old dad and I.  Told the owner and Captain my dream was to catch...
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Fun day fishing!!!!

VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
We had a 3/4 off shore charter with Capt. Ben and we had a blast, we caught some dolphin and a couple nice wahoos. He had a...
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Birmingham, England
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Benn organised everything bar the flights, he provided airport transfers, hotel, marina transfers, three days fishing on his...
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Nate B.
Heredia, Provincia De Heredia
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We had a GREAT day aboard the Good Day!

December 19, 2017
I live about an hour south of Quepos, and this was my 3rd time chartering with Jackpot Sport Fishing.  The owner Benn...
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