Big Eye Charters

Marina Pez Vela
Quepos PU, Costa Rica

Big Eye Charters is a favorite crew not only for many anglers from Quepos, Costa Rica, but also for fisherman from different parts of the world. Captain Antonio and first mate Luis with their vast knowledge and experience make up a perfect team for the best fishing adventures in the area.

You will be welcomed aboard the “Big Eye”. This is a recently upgraded 32’ offshore sport fishing boat, powered by two 330 HP Cummins engines. The spacious vessel is rigged with navigational electronics, outriggers, a fighting chair, and a built-in live bait well. There are a toilet and a kitchen aboard for the maximum comfort on the water. What is more, “Big Eye” has shaded are and comfortable seating for all its guests.

Join the team for a half day trip nearshore, going for Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, and some more. A ¾ and a full day trip will see you chasing Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cubera Snapper, Sailfish, battle a big Roosterfish, as well as Black, Blue, and White Marlins… and the list keeps going!

All top-of-the-line Shimano and Penn fishing tackle are included in the price of the trip, as well as lures and live bait. You will also be offered drinks, snacks, and lunch.

Whether you are a novice or a very experienced angler, you will have the most unforgettable experience of the Costa Rican hospitality on the stunning waters of Quepos. 

Big Eye Charters is a favorite crew not only for many anglers from Quepos, Costa Rica, but also for fisherman from different parts of the world. Captain Antonio and first mate Luis with their vast knowledge and experience make up a perfect team for t


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  • Full Day Offshore
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1250 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Offshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050 private charter
  • 1/2 Day Inshore trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Blackwatch (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Broomtail)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Roosterfish
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Cubera)
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
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 change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Families and kids always welcome
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, American Express.

About the Captain

Franklin Araya Martinez
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since December 2016
Captain Franklin Araya Martinez is owner and captain of Big Eye Charters. Being both professional and experienced in fishing, he is hands on with every part of the operation including the captain in charge. Franklin has drift fished Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Canadian rivers, as well as spending most of his life in Costa Rica.
Response time: 32 hours
Response rate: 33%

Quepos Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Capt Franklin with Big Eye Charters in Quepos offers a great experience. The boat is really nice and fully equipped for serious fishing. I had a family and it was a perfect choice with shade and comfort. Snacks, drinks, lunch, fresh fruit was tasty. Capt Franklin was professional and worked very hard to give us the best experience, helping my inexperienced kids to fish. We fished at a reef for awhile then moved out to the deep blue water to troll for sailfish and spent some time near the rocks to catch different fish types. We enjoyed watching whales, dolphins. sea turtles and of course catching some fish.I highly recommend Big Eye Charters.

Fished August 10, 2017
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