Lupo Charters

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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    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.

About the Captain

Mauricio Mena
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
5 Fishing Reports
4 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 Maurizio says he genuinely loves fishing and being on the water with his family and friends, and with his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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

Boat Specs

Pro line (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Playa Flamingo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.75
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Great day with a great hard working crew
Great day with a great hard working crew
Full day deep sea
+5
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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
100%
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Michael P. S.
San José, SJ
 4.67
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Great day with a great hard working crew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore on December 31, 2019
We had a very nice day but only caught a couple of fish…. that’s fishin! It was slow for the entire fleet! It...
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Bob B.
Olathe, KS
 5.00
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A Great Day with Captain Mauricio

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 6, 2018
Lupo Charter My wife and I took a full day charter on Lupo Charter with captain Mauricio and first mate Carlos. ...
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Jessica R.
Longwood, FL
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Full day deep sea

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on March 18, 2019
I booked this for my husband his friend and our 3 boys. They had an amazing day fishing with Mauricio. I would highly recommend...
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Greg P.
Phoenix, AZ
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3/4 day with Manuel and Carlitos

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore or Offshore on May 28, 2018
Beautiful day starting with Captain Mauricio picking us up and taking us to the Marina where Carlitos picked us up and took...
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