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 world-famous big game fish. The all-star cast includes 3 different species of Marlin, so bright plenty of fighting spirit.

The boat you’ll be heading out on is a 28’ Bertram offshore fishing vessel with ample room for 4 anglers. She’s powered by twin Yanmar engines, and comes packed to the gills with top-of-the-line fishing equipment and technical gear. 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, toilet and shower. There’s also the essential flybridge, of course, 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’ll be fishing with the best tournament-grade Shimano and Penn gear. This will help you to target and hook a real "who’s who" of big game sportfishing - Sailfish, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin.

Your trip includes top-quality fishing gear, and your captain will make sure your group is covered with a valid fishing license. Just bring along your favorite snacks and drinks, and plenty of energy for your day on the water!

An adventure with Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters is set to be one of the most incredible fishing experiences of any angler’s life. Hop aboard Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters and get ready to embark on the trip of your dreams!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    If you want the best chance of tackling Golfito's famous Billfish, this is just the adventure for you! Spending a full day on the water means you'll have plenty of time to locate your Marlin or Sailfish, and then the battle can begin. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    This shorter trip is a great introduction to Golfito's amazing fishing opportunities for both experienced and novice anglers alike! You'll have the chance to target a whole range of world-famous fish, such as Groupers, Snappers, and Roosterfish. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license.

About the Captain

Jim Keaton
Golfito, Costa Rica
Response time 3 hours
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Bluefin) Trevally (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) 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
Deep Sea Fishing


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


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.

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