Papagayo Fishing - Dream Fishing

Playas del Coco
Coco GU, Costa Rica

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 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    This full day trip is a perfect choice for anglers with some experience who want to head offshore, between 10 and 12 miles and look for Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and more. It’s your call and the captain will advise on what works the best on the selected day. You will get all the fishing gear, as well as snacks, drinks, and lunch onboard. The rates DO NOT include the fishing license. You should pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera, then make your way to the dock and hop onboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    On this morning trip you will head out and target the likes of Roosterfish or do some bottom fishing for Snapper, Amberjacks, and Grouper. You will stay inshore and sample these rich fisheries. The crew will supply all the fishing gear, as well as snacks and drinks. Kids are welcome to come along and the captain will provide all the fishing gear. You should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Come have a blast! Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    Spend your afternoon chasing Roosterfish! Or do bottom fishing for Grouper and Amberjack around the Papagayo Bay. you will have enough time to explore the inshore fisheries, staying within 5 miles from the coast. All the gear, as well as snacks and drinks are waiting for you onboard. Pack your camera, bring sunscreen, shades, and a hat, and you’re good to go. Departure times are flexible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)

Snook
Tuna (Skipjack)
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

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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

About the Captain

Greyvin Mendez
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since September 2015
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'I was born in a town of commercial fishermen. The area where I live now is a very popular area for tourism and good fishing in Gulf of Papagayo.' Capt. Jose Mendez has a deep knowledge of local fisheries and will make sure you have a beautiful day on the water. He has been doing this job for over 18 years. Capt. Jose turned his job into a family business – his two sons and his older brother are also captains. They take turns in being 'the captain.' Capt. Jose loves his job because he gets to drive people around in his boat. Also, people like to ask him questions about fishing and his country, and he loves to talk to them and answer their questions.
Response time: 20 hours
Response rate: 50%

Customer Reviews

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4.33
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went fishing Dec 3 17 on Dream Fishing with Greyvin Mendez and crew.
went fishing Dec 3 17 on Dream Fishing with Greyvin Mendez and crew.
went fishing Dec 3 17 on Dream Fishing with Greyvin Mendez and crew.
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Scotty Gerton
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Were scheduled a full day of fishing with Captian Gervyn and his mate.  They were very friendly.  They picked us...
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Barry Lawrence
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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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