Jackpot Sport Fishing

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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore/Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 5 persons
    Full day Offshore or Inshore fishing: 7am – 4pm (Includes: High-quality Shimano & Penn Fishing Tackle, Bait, Lunch, Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Beers, Soft Drinks & Water)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 5 persons
    3/4 Offshore fishing: 7am – 2pm (Includes: High-quality Shimano & Penn fishing Tackle, Bait, Lunch, Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Beers, Soft Drinks & Water)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 5 persons
    3/4 Inshore fishing: 7am – 2pm (Includes: High-quality Shimano & Penn fishing Tackle, Bait, Lunch, Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Beers, Soft Drinks & Water)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 5 persons
    Half Day Offshore fishing: 7am – 12pm (Includes: High-quality Shimano & Penn fishing Tackle, Bait, Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Beers, Soft Drinks & Water)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 5 persons
    Half Day Offshore fishing: 7am – 12pm (Includes: High quality Shimano & Penn fishing Tackle, Bait, Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Beers, Soft Drinks & Water)

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Red)
Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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.

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

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 7 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

About the Captain

Jackpot Sport Fishing
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since April 2016
40
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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 14 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%

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Customer Reviews

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4.93
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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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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Steve S.
Lafayette, Louisiana
 5.00
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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
 5.00
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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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Mark W.
Dubai, Dubai
 5.00
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Full day offshore

August 18, 2017
Excellent day offshore fishing with Benn and his crew. Benn is a great guy and between him and his amazing crew, they do everything...
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Fishing Reports

Sailfish Fishing aboard GOOD DAY, Costa

February 12, 2019

4 for 7 on Sailfish for Tim & Bob from Dorset during their final day Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard the 31’ GOOD DAY. Great to see Bob release his first ever Billfish. The Marlin eluded us this… Read Full Report →


TUNA & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY COSTA RICA

February 10, 2019

The week has flown by and on day 5, Tim & Bob from Dorset caught 5 Tuna & 2 Dorado aboard GOOD DAY Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. The day could not have started better when we landed right… Read Full Report →