Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters

Get ready for the ultimate offshore adventure with Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters. Based out of Golfito, on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, these offshore experts will have you fishing in some of the richest waters for big game billfish anywhere in the world, with an all-star cast including three different species of Marlin found in the clear blue waters offshore.

The boat you will be heading out on is a 28 ft Bertram offshore fishing vessel with ample room for 4 anglers. She is powered by twin Yanmar engines up to a cruising speed of 25 knots, and comes packed to the gills with top of the line fishing equipment and tech. She features GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, a fighting chair, livewell, and even tuna tubes for those looking to land a real monster! The vessel also boasts a comfortable interior complete with a galley, head and shower, and of course the essential flybridge where you can relax and take in the stunning views between bites.

Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters specializes in offshore trolling for large pelagics, and offer anglers the ultimate grand slam experience. You will be fishing with nothing but the best tournament grade Shimano and Penn gear as you target a real who’s who of big game sportfishing - Sailfish, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, the list just gets better and better! Truly this is set to be one of the most incredible fishing adventures of any angler’s life, and with an experienced captain and crew prepared to work themselves to the bone on every trip to make sure things go well, this will be a trip you definitely won’t regret!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    This is the best trip for people who want the best chance of tackling Golfito's famous billfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    A shorter trip focused on getting you to sample Golfito's amazing fishing opportunities. Perfect for those who are short on time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 240HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
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
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

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

About the Captain

Jim Keaton
Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since October 2016
Captain Jim Keaton has been fishing his whole life, and boasts over four decades of experience fishing for a wide variety of species. He is well versed in many different fishing techniques and styles, but has become an expert in big game trolling. Captain Jim made the move down to Costa Rica after fishing the area for many years, and has been guiding his clients to amazing catches ever since!
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%