Go Fish Costa Rica – 28'

Explore the oceanic waters off the coast of west with Go Fish Costa Rica. 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.

You’ll head out on his 28’ Tico center console boat, restored in 2015. The boat is outfitted with a GPS and radio, and has a maximum capacity of four anglers. 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 for you.

All fishing gear, including rods, reels, and lures will be ready for you on the boat. The captain will provide live bait as well. If you’re up for some fly fishing, let your captain know so he’ll provide the equipment for you.

There’s a variety of fishing opportunities provided by the productive waters of Costa Rica. Capt. Cheno runs both inshore and offshore fishing trips. Depending on the season, target species include Billfish and Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Tarpon, and the very popular Roosterfish.

While catch and release is allowed, guests are free to keep their catch if they want. 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. Make sure to bring some sunscreen, grab a camera to make some lasting memories, and you’re all set.

Join Go Fish Costa Rica, and come have an unforgettable time exploring some of the bluest waters around!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Depending on what you like, and what the weather is, you can go far out, or stay close to the coast. Target species include Billfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Tarpon, and Roosterfish. The gear is provided on the boat, along with the fishing license, live bait, and lure. This full day trip brings just the right amount of time for serious fishing, so come and enjoy your day on these fish-rich waters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $775
    price breakdown
    $775
    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. Target species include Billfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Tarpon, and Roosterfish. The gear is waiting for you onboard, you will get food and drinks. The licence is included in the trip rates. Come have some fun in these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
    price breakdown
    $775
    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. Target species include Billfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Tarpon, and Roosterfish. 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. Come explore these productive fishing grounds!
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About the Charter Operator

Go Fish Costa Rica
Jacó, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
4 Fishing Reports
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 knowledge I have acquired over the years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snook Snook
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea 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
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
0%
Recommend this charter
60%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Paul G.
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 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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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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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 O.
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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