Go Fish Costa Rica 28’ Panga

Jacó PU, Costa Rica

The 28’ panga boat is outfitted with a GPS and Radio, and has a maximum capacity of 4 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 28’ panga, 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.

The 28’ panga boat is outfitted with a GPS and Radio, and has a maximum capacity of 4 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 fis

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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.

28 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 Jacó to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Go Fish Costa Rica
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since December 2013
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 noliage I have acquired over the years.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Captain didn’t appear to care if we caught fish.  Maybe he knew we weren’t going to catch species we were after in which case he should have given us option.  I’m not new to fishing in CR.

Fished April 9, 2017
Go Fish Costa Rica (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 10, 2017

Sound’s like a picky old fart. I was told they caught Sailfish and Tuna and had a good day. Remember this isn’t last few years when there was lot’s of fish. Fishing is fishing.

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I was somewhat disappointed by the results of the trip. Being a fisherman and having fished off-shore in Hawaii, Florida and South Carolina, I would not rate this trip as one of my most enjoyable and probably the least productive ever. We hooked a good sized (5’-6’) striped marlin and lost it before either one of us even touched the rod to fight the fish. We also raised two sailfish but did not hook either of them. No tuna, dorado or wahoo at all. Giving up on the trolling we switched to bottom fishing and hooked only one snapper in an hour and a half, but did not get it into the boat. The captain and the mate tried hard all day, but it was just not a good day for them, us or the boat. I have fished enough to know that some days you do not catch anything, but with only one day to fish and having paid this much, the trip was not very much fun at the end of the day.

I would also like to mention that Dan Ross who booked the trip for us sent me an e-mail which indicated that the balance owed would be accepted in either cash, VISA or MasterCard. When we arrived he asked for payment in cash! He would not accept a credit card and even said he would take us to an ATM to get cash if we did not have enough. I showed him the e-mail confirmation which I had with me and he refused. Fortunately, we did scrape up the cash but it left us short of cash for the rest of the day. Sorry Dan, but this is not very good business practice in my opinion.

Fished January 26, 2016
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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 and lost what we think was a tuna after about 10-15 minutes, but that’s fishing.
Wonderful day.

Fished January 21, 2016
Go Fish Costa Rica (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 25, 2016

Fishing has been great and I was out with client’s yesterday and we caught 14 Yellow fin Tuna.

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