Marina Pez Vela, Berth C6
Quepos PU, Costa Rica

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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)

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!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
British & Costa Rican mate aboard
Fishing Licence
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 Strict
For all Billfish

30% 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, Master Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Company

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

4.97 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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I’ve been fishing this same boat for 12 years now.
Same Captain who is Manuel. Always a pleasure.
Will hopefully continue for years to come.
Capt.Blake Stevenson

Blake Stevenson • Fished Sep 09, 2016
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While we were in Quepos/Manuel Antonio we went out not only once with Jackpot but were so impressed that we went back out again a few days later! We fished inshore and caught several Rooster fish, one nearing 50lb’s and a Big Eyed Jack. We also fished offshore ranging anywhere from 25-30 miles offshore and caught Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish! Owner Benn Gilmour and captain Manuel know the waters and provide an amazing experience. The fishing was top notch and the service was second to none. The tuna was prepared on the boat sashimi style with soy and wasabi and a great lunch was provided on top of that. You can tell that Benn and crew take a real interest in showing you the fish and a good time. Fishing again with Jackpot Sport Fishing-Costa Rica is at the top of our list, don’t pass up the opportunity to spend the day with a first class crew!

Jimbo Carter • Fished Aug 30, 2016
Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 4, 2016

Hi Jimbo

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.  I had a real blast on both of the trips that you had with us and I am so glad that you got to experience two great days, one day inshore and one day offshore is the perfect combination.  The Roosterfish came out to play on the first day and the big Rooster was one of our top 3 Roosters of the year!  The offshore trip was great and I am so glad that you caught a Sailfish in the dying minutes of the day to add to the Tuna.

I hope to see you guys back in Costa Rica in the future!

All the best and keep in touch.

Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing

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good captian good crew try to help y catch fish I going again

Adlai Brinkley • Fished Aug 28, 2016
Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 21, 2016

Hi Adlai

Thank you so much for your review, it was great to have you aboard GOOD DAY and I had a great day with you. 

We went 3 for 6 on Sailfish and 0 for 1 on Blue Marlin that day, a good days fishing!

I hope to see you back in Costa Rica again soon.

Keep in touch,

Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing

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Fishing Reports

Quepos Fishing - September Catch Report

September 30, 2016

QUEPOS COSTA RICA - SEPTEMBER CATCH REPORT September was a short month for us as we prepared to haul GOOD DAY out for 5 weeks of annual maintenance and upgrades so that we are ready to go again for… Read Full Report →

Inshore Fishing in Costa Rica

September 20, 2016

It was great to have good friends Mark & Jem who had made the long trek from Singapore, fish with us aboard GOOD DAY. After a brief shower in the morning it turned out to be a great day… Read Full Report →


  • Marina Pez Vela, Berth C6, Quepos
    PU 60601, Costa Rica