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.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About this listing
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.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.
About the Charter Operator
Member since December 2013
Jacó Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on 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 after in which case he should have given us option. I’m not new to fishing in CR.
Fished April 2017Fished April 9, 2017Replied 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.Robert Ostos does not recommend Go Fish Costa Rica 28’ Panga
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.
Went fishing on 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 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 2016Fished January 26, 2016Robert S. Blount does not recommend Go Fish Costa Rica 28’ Panga
Went fishing on 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 and lost what we think was a tuna after about 10-15 minutes, but that’s fishing.
Fished January 2016Fished January 21, 2016Replied 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.Paul Green recommends Go Fish Costa Rica 28’ Panga
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.