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Pez Espada Sportfishing

Marina Pez Vela
Quepos PU, Costa Rica

Pez Espada Sportfishing operates one of the most popular boats in Quepos. Based out of the famous Marina Pez Vela, they run a professional service that allows anglers of all ages to get a taste of Cosa Rica’s world famous sportfishing opportunities.

If you are looking for a comfortable boat with a crew that caters to both vacationers and tournament fishermen, you don’t need to look any further than the Pez Espada. This 33 ft tournament-rigged vessel is packed with up to date equipment, including a comprehensive 2016 Raymarine electronics packet. Powered by twin Cummins engines, it travels quickly to the offshore fishing grounds, and you are sure to enjoy the ride aboard the boat’s spacious flybridge or on the comfortable seating in the cockpit. There is a full head (bathroom) on board for your convenience.

The Pez Espada is famous in the local area for consistently bringing in the big fish. Loaded with quality Penn and Shimano gear, it is the perfect base for sportfishing. Whether you want to target Roosterfish inshore or travel further out in search of Quepos’ most famous sportfishing target - the Sailfish - the experienced crew will help you hook the fish you are looking for.  Beverages, fruit and lunch are included on offshore trips.

Children are welcome on board. Bring them along and try bottom fishing for beautiful and fun species such as Triggerfish or trolling for Cero Mackerel, or take them on a whale watching excursion.

If you want to extend your offshore fishing experience, check out Pez Espada’s sister ship Rock n’ Roll, which offers exciting FAD fishing excursions for the really big ones!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing between 14 and 40 miles offshore, depending on where the fish are. Potential target fish include Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Tuna. Beverages, Fruit, Snacks, Lunch included
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing up to about 30 miles offshore for Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and more. Beverages, Fruit, Snacks, Lunch Included
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Beverages, Fruit, Snacks included. Fishing within 8 miles of the shore for Snook, Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Cravalle, Spanish Mackeral & Barracuda.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Beverages, Fruit, Snacks included. Fishing within 8 miles of the shore for Snook, Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Cravalle, Spanish Mackeral & Barracuda.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Broomtail)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Dawson (Convertible) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 215HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Captain Rocko
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since September 2016
I started fishing as a child with my father and went every day I could. I worked on commercial fishing boats for five years and then became a First Mate. It was always my dream to be a Captain. I love my life and the experiences I have on a daily basis.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Quepos Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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As you know, I never caught a sailfish before and never could have done it without your help.  Thank you Santos and Captain Rocko for the great time on your boat and teaching us so much.  Christian and I ate the Mahi Mahi we caught for dinner and are trying the tuna tonight.  Christian also couldn’t believe what a great day and we both thank you.  Great day, great boat, great catch and you both were great.  Can’t wait to do it again. 
Stefanie & Christian

Fished November 28, 2016
Captain Rocko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 2, 2016

Captain Rocko and Santos are still talking about your excitement and enthusiasm…  and totally enjoyed you and Christian. 
Please come back, and Thank you for choosing Pez Espada.

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My girlfriend and I went on a fishing trip in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The crew was absolutely fantastic and made every effort to help us catch a maximum of fish of different varieties.
We had a great time, plenty of beers and snacks, a good rest, and a wonderful experience.
Every single time we fell asleep, we would wake up at the noise of the fishing rod….signaling a new catch. The crew gradually filleted the fish and we each brought home enough for the whole week. The crew was very well aware of where the good spots were.
In brief, we highly recommend this fantastic experience!!!

Fished November 27, 2016
Captain Rocko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 30, 2016

Hi Cesar:
You should have mentioned something about the fabulous owner!!!! 
Thanks for the nice review and hope you’ll book again soon. 

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You guys will never be as good as the Brazilian fishing team, but you’re close!  We had a fantastic day on Pez Espada and enjoyed everything immensely.  I’ve never seen that many Dolphin and can’t imagine how big the school of tuna must have been for the Dolphin to feed on them all day.  We grilled the tuna and it was delicious.  Hope we can make it back next year.  Thanks again for a great day; couldn’t have been better.

Fished October 29, 2016
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