Lupo Charters invites you to join them on a fishing adventure in the abundant waters of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. This charter is operated by Captain Mauricio Mena who has fished the local waters for over 15 years and knows the best fishing spots like the palm of his hand. He regularly participates in local fishing tournaments where he wins top prizes.

Fishing is done aboard a 29’ Pro Line center console with a capacity for 4 persons. Powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines, this boat is fast and steady. It features life jackets for safety, electronics in the form of a GPS and a fishfinder, a set of outriggers, snorkeling equipment, a livewell, and snorkeling equipment. There is also a toilet on board which is a huge plus if you are taking the family out.

Captain Mauricio offers inshore and offshore trips that can be booked for four, six, or eight hours. If you choose a half day inshore trip, you can expect to target Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda. Alternatively, you can go further offshore in search of the big fish like Roosterfish, Giant Trevally, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more.

Lupo Charters will provide you with everything you need on your trip including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fish cleaning service at the end. They also have a first mate on board who will help you with reeling in your catch, and they serve drinks, snacks, and lunch on full day trips.

Take a look at the trips offered below and book your next angling adventure with Lupo Charters today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    If you'd like the opportunity to get after some popular species available in the local waters without having to wake up at the crack of dawn, this is your trip. Targeted species include Kingfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and more. Snorkeling equipment can also be provided if you'd like to take a dip while on the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    Get on the water bright and early and take advantage of some hot morning action. This is the perfect trip for anglers looking for an introduction to the local fishery. Captain Mauricio is offering transport to clients in a 20km radius included in the price. Optional snorkeling included. Targeted species can be Kingfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Trevally (Golden)
    Golden Trevally
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Trevally (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Trevally
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Trevally (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Trevally
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $950
    Extend your trip by a couple of hours and broaden your options for this adventure. This is an option to do a little of bottom fishing for Snapper and Amberjack, live bait fishing for Kingfish, and also cruise and fish around the beach and Islands. If you choose to go offshore, they can take you fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Anglers looking to get on the water in search of their next trophy catch will find this trip to be just what they need. On this trip, you will be running about 20 miles or 40 minutes from the shore where Billfish can be found. If the day is slow in terms of the bite, the captain will even extend the trip a bit. If you'd like to, this trip can include inshore fishing for more options.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Rebecca O.
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Trip of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore on May 5, 2024
What can I say about this trip with Lupo Charters. Honestly, there are no words. After being burned by charters in the U.S....
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Chris K.
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Morning would have been better

VERIFIED   Special 3 hour trip for Chris Kirschner on March 14, 2024
I waited until the very last minute to book our fishing trip and should have booked it sooner.  By the time I booked, only...
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DAVID B.
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Great day on the water.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on January 24, 2024
Karlos and Daniel put us on the fish.  We landed 5 nice Mahi and one very nice sailfish.  Very professional.  Had seven...
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David K.
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Perfect Trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore on March 5, 2024
Our family (6) had a great time catching 12-Mahi-Mahi and several Bonito.  The crew catered to our needs and served us very...
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Kayla S.
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Great fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on December 8, 2023
Our trip included 6 of us in total and we were able to catch 4 sailfish and keep 2 Mahi Mahi. We also saw hundreds of dolphins...
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FAQs about Lupo Charters

Lupo Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lupo Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Electric flush marine toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Lupo Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included .. but it is fishing live bait so the crew working hard also to catch bait before trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning the fish and filet it is part of the extra work the mate and captain offering to our Clients )
  • Snacks (Crew prepare an hot salsa with smoked tuna and some chips of plántane and chips of corns )
  • Drinks (We put beer imperial light . Water cristal small bottle . Sodas mixed of coke - orange -ginger ale )
  • First Mate ($50 )
  • Lunch (Lunch is for the full day trip normal sandwich of : beef - chicken - tuna -turkey - ham cheese . We asking before day trip to be clear )

Lupo Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Our inshore fishing consist about 10 miles )
  • Offshore Fishing (About 30 miles around )
  • Reef Fishing (inshore lots points )

Lupo Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (12s 20s 30s )
  • Heavy Tackle (30s 50s )
  • Bottom Fishing (Dead bite and jiggs )
  • Trolling (6 up to 8 lines )
  • Spinning (4500s to 5000s )
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Dead bait )

Top targeted fish species with Lupo Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Lupo Charters
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
15 Fishing Reports
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Mauricio grew up fishing with his friends who are also professional fishermen. He has been fishing professionally since he was 15 years old and has competed in many local tournaments winning top prizes. Captain Mauricio says he genuinely loves fishing and being on the water with his family and friends, and with his guests. I love Service a people my main propose is you like to be on the water with out crew …
Our Team
Karlos C.
Captain
Daniel M.
Captain
Ramiro G.
First mate
Mauricio M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Pro line (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Our inshore fishing consist about 10 miles
Offshore Fishing
About 30 miles around
Reef Fishing
inshore lots points

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
12s 20s 30s
Heavy Tackle
30s 50s
Bottom Fishing
Dead bite and jiggs
Trolling
6 up to 8 lines
Spinning
4500s to 5000s
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Dead bait

Amenities

Toilet
Electric flush marine toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is included .. but it is fishing live bait so the crew working hard also to catch bait before trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning the fish and filet it is part of the extra work the mate and captain offering to our Clients
Snacks
Crew prepare an hot salsa with smoked tuna and some chips of plántane and chips of corns
Drinks
We put beer imperial light . Water cristal small bottle . Sodas mixed of coke - orange -ginger ale
First Mate
$50
Lunch
Lunch is for the full day trip normal sandwich of : beef - chicken - tuna -turkey - ham cheese . We asking before day trip to be clear

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Playa Flamingo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We no limit age , just to make sure fathers help with hand on us well
You Keep Catch
Mates clean your captures
Catch and Release Allowed
Marlin - sails and rooster realese
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Recent fishing reports

Inshore bites today
Inshore bites today
May 28, 2024
Catch some javks nedddle gish few rock snnaper nad little balck tunas
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3/4 offshore and inshore trips
3/4 offshore and inshore trips
May 23, 2024
6 hiurs tripeas amazing day . Have great bite today
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