Go Fish Costa Rica 28’ Panga

Herradura
Jacó PU, Costa Rica

Go Fish Costa Rica 28‘ Panga offers trips around the oceanic waters off the coast of west Costa Rica. You can find their service on a fleet of boats, and they will make sure you have a good trip, whether you are a seasoned angler, or completely new to fishing.

The 28’ center console of Tico make was originally built in 2008, and restored in 2015. She is outfitted with a GPS and radio, and has a maximum capacity of four fishermen. There’s a toilet on board, as well as an ice-box for the daily catch, which the crew will be happy to clean and fillet at no additional cost.

All fishing gear, including rods, reels and lures are provided by captain Cheno, and fly fishing equipment can also be made available for any fly enthusiasts. Live bait is included in the overall trip price.

Captain Cheno operates the boat, offering big game fishing, as well as light tackle and bottom fishing. Captain Cheno has a wealth of knowledge about the area that he is happy to share with his guests, as well as local expertise and familiarity with various fishing techniques typically employed in these waters.

There’s a variety of fishing opportunities provided by the productive waters of Costa Rica. Captain Cheno runs both inshore and offshore fishing trips, so some of the species that can be targeted, depending on the season, include Billfish and Tuna, Dorado, Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, and the very popular Roosterfish.

While catch and release is allowed, guests are free to keep their catch if they want, so following the trip, there’s an option of taking your catch to one of the local restaurants, and have it cooked for your enjoyment.
Fishing licenses are covered in the package, along with drinks and snacks for the trip. Gratuities for the first mate are customary.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on what you like, and what the weather is, you can go far out, or stay close to the coast. The gear is provided on the boat, along with the fishing licence, live bait and lure. This full day trips brings just the right amount of time for serious fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    Get up, and head out for some fishing! Costa Rica waters have plenty to offer, and this trip is great if you want to have a short outing. The gear is waiting for you onboard, you will get food and drinks. The licence is included in the trip rates.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    If you're looking for a later start, why not come along and enjoy these waters? This trip gives you a snippet of what fishing in Costa Rica is like. You will get rods, reel, and tackle, lures and live bait. The crew will clean your catch, and you can have it prepared in one of the nearby restaurants.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Red)
Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Tico (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Jacó to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Go Fish Costa Rica
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since December 2013
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I started guiding at age 19, and for 40 years have operated boats from Alaska to Panama. I love my work as it really has never been a job. I get to go fishing everyday. Please come and join me to share some of the knowledge I have acquired over the years.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 86%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.00
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Paul Green
San José, San José
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 21, 2016
Myself and a buddy went out for the day. We left the spousal units behind to do other Jaco things. We both caught a sailfish...
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Dan Janachovsky
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Dan and Trevors trip

VERIFIED   March 30, 2015
It was a wonderful time!!! Trevor and I caught 2 Sailfish with Jose and Gabriel Thats the biggest fish i have ever caught
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Robert S. Blount
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Buzz Blount and Tiger Thomas on 1/26/16

VERIFIED   January 26, 2016
I was somewhat disappointed by the results of the trip. Being a fisherman and having fished off-shore in Hawaii, Florida and...
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Sheri
 5.00
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April 9, 2014
I slept all day and night but I needed it. that was a great trip and I’m happy that I made a decision to take it :)....
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Robert Ostos
San José, Provincia De San Jose
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VERIFIED   April 9, 2017
Captain didn’t appear to care if we caught fish.  Maybe he knew we weren’t going to catch species we were...
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