Guanacaste Dreams Vacations

Guanacaste Dreams Vacations offer exactly that – dream vacations in the stunning Papagaya Gulf, exploring remote sandy beaches and enjoying the area’s warm, crystal-clear waters. Here anglers will get the opportunity
to fish inshore or offshore for the huge range of species the area is so famous for.

You will be spending the day aboard a 35’ Pursuit convertible finished to the most exacting standards imaginable. She features a fully air-conditioned interior complete with a full galley, enclosed head, shower, cabin, and plenty of space to relax in cool and comfort, as well as a large flybridge where you can take in the area’s beautiful scenery.

Do not be fooled by her luxury, however, as the vessel is also a hardcore fishing machine, complete with everything from outriggers and downriggers to allow you to target multiple species simultaneously, to cutting edge electronics for finding the best fishing spots, as well as a livewell and even tuna tubes for those looking to tempt in some truly massive pelagic predators.

What you target on your trip with Guanacaste Dreams Vacations is entirely up to you. Half day trips will see you fishing for a range of inshore and reef species such as Roosterfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, and Red Snapper. On the other hand, offshore adventures will pit you against an all-star cast including Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and more.

If you are not so focused on the fishing, why not enjoy a private cruise, exploring the Papagayo Gulf’s stunning nature and warm, Pacific waters. Spend the day snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and sampling the delicious food the crew will prepare for you. Whatever you are after Guanacaste Dreams Vacations are here to make your time in Costa Rica a truly magical experience, and one which you will never forget.

Captain “Chepe” has over 40 years of local experience and he and his 2 bilingual mates will make sure you experience the very best Costa Rica has to offer!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    For the big game it is necessary to go offshore, so a full day is highly recommended for a more successful outing. This is the best option for any anglers after their next trophy catch. This trip will see you targeting Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more on this 8 hour fishing adventure.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Family Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This daytime trip around the Papagayo Gulf is perfect for family groups. Spend the day snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing on remote beaches. Depending on the time of year, you will also have a chance of seeing whales and dolphins bask in the warm Pacific waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sunset Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    price breakdown
    If you're looking for a trip that will allow you to enjoy this tropical paradise to the fullest, this is the trip for you. Enjoy this 6 hour afternoon cruise around the Papagayo Gulf, where you will have the chance to spot dolphins, manta rays, and whales while enjoying a variety of drinks and fresh foods.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you're looking for a trip that will allow you the opportunity to get acquainted with the local fishery this is the one you're looking for. Join this 5 hour charter targeting Roosterfish, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Barracuda, Mackerel, and Blackfin Tuna in the Papagayo Gulf.
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About the Charter Operator

Guanacaste Dreams Vacations
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2017
We are a very humble company. Starting out was not easy, and everyone in the family worked hard to make things work. But after a lot of work and effort, we bought our first boat and then realized how important tourism is in Costa Rica. We offer customers value for money while still respecting their choices. We work hard to make sure our client are comfortable and are having fun when they are with us - it really means a lot to us!

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Convertible) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

35 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

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

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Robert H.
Boyds, MD

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 6, 2018
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