Papagayo Fishing - Dream Fishing

Papagayo Fishing takes you after incredible game fish that live in the waters out of Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica. These fisheries are teeming with fish year round and the crew will help turn your day on the water into a lasting memory.

From iconic Rosterfish to Marlin and schools of Mahi offshore, you’re going to sample some of the finest specimens of sport fishing. And, you will have a knowledgeable skipper by your side, so no matter how experienced you are, you will likely have a blast.

The crew of the Papagayo Fishing has a boat fit to fish for top predators. You will be fishing from a 28’ Bertram powered by twin 225 HP Yamaha outboards. The vessel is named ‘Dream Fishing’ and sure lives up to the name—onboard you will find a selection of rods, reels, and tackle, safety gear, a toilet, fighting chair, an ice box, a live well, outriggers, and a flybridge. The vessel is fitted with GPS and a fishfinder to help get you to the fish.

Speaking of which, you can choose the species you want to target and the crew will customize the trip to your preferences. The weather and season also play a role here, as the captain doesn’t want to give you rough weather, but a pleasant fishing trip. On full day trips you will be going some 10 miles offshore chasing Mahi, while on shorter trips you will stay about 6 miles from the coast, targeting he legendary Roosterfish. Bait is mostly prepared before the trip, so you can hop onboard and focus on your main target.

Kids are welcome to join the chase and the captain will provide life jackets. The rates also cover food and drinks. On shorter trips you will have some potato chips and salsa, as well as pineapple, watermelon, water, soda, and tea, while on full day you will have some sandwiches or pasta for lunch. All the gear and tackle are provided onboard. You don’t need a fishing license. The crew can also clean the catch for you.

Pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Grab your bag, invite your friends, and hop on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This full day trip is a perfect choice for anglers who want to head offshore between 10 and 12 miles in search of Mahimahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and more. It’s your call and the captain will advise on what works the best on the selected day, or also you can try for roosterfishing as well, so, you can do two tecniques of fishing, as: deep sea fishing for sailfish and inshore for roosterfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Our fishing is on inshore/offshore, depending the weather conditions, in search of mahi mahi, yellowfin tunas and there are possibilities of catching some sailfish, also you will have the chance to try for roosterfish on inshore if you like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this fishing trip you will head out and target Roosterfish and some Mahi Mahi inshore, also if it is possible, do some bottom fishing for Snapper, Amberjack, and Grouper. Kids are welcome.

About the Charter Operator

Papagayo Fishing
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Reports
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since September 2015
We are fishermen, and we live in Playas del Coco, we fish in the Gulf of Papagayo throughout the year, our specialty is inshore fishing in search roosterfish and bottom fishing for cubera snapper and amberjack; we also do fishing for Trolling in search of sailfish, tuna and mahi-mahi in offshore, when the weather conditions are good. We have two boats in our family business, and we, my two sons and I manage them to provide the best service to our customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

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

Snook Snook
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Angler) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 225 Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.25
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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whole day trip
whole day trip
went fishing Dec 3 17 on Dream Fishing with Greyvin Mendez and crew.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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John W.
Alajuela, A
 3.67
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 10, 2020
The crew was great, the wind was very high, this affected the fishing. Caught 1 small red snapper. Winds were too strong to...
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Scotty G.
Montesano, WA
 4.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 15, 2018
Were scheduled a full day of fishing with Captian Gervyn and his mate.  They were very friendly.  They picked us...
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David N.
Baltimore, Maryland
 4.67
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 24, 2019
the wife and I had a wonderful time
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Barry L.
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The four of us had a good time we landed five good sized Mahi Mahi and some Tuna.Greyvin was very nice answered lots of questions...
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