Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin

Pacific Boat Rentals operates out of the famous sportfishing town of Jaco, Costa Rica, meeting clients on the beautiful Playa Herradura and taking them out for a great day on the water. The Mad Marlin is their latest vessel and the perfect boat to really get the most out of these legendary waters.

The Mad Marlin is a 24’ Polar walkaround, completely overhauled in 2017 and now looking as good a the day she was built. She can carry groups of up to six guests, cruising at over 20 knots to take you to the very best fishing spots around. The boat features a covered top to escape the sun and an enclosed head for extra comfort and convenience.

The vessel is rigged and ready for big battles offshore. A full battery of Raymarine electronics starts sweeping the deep in search of fish as soon as you leave the dock. Once you find them, her Taco 15’ outriggers and Cannon Easi-Troll downriggers will make sure no fish is out of reach.

Choose between half and full day trips, with the option of morning and afternoon charters and the ability to fish offshore or stay in the nearby bays. Both of these will produce amazing fishing, with big Marlin and Sailfish offshore and tasty Snappers and Mackerel inshore.

All Pacific Boat Rentals trips come with quality light and heavy tackle for a variety of techniques, as well as plenty of bait and one fishing license (additional licenses must be purchased at the cost of $15 per angler). You will also be given plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you going.

At the end of your trip, all your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you. You can take this away and cook it up or have it prepared in a local restaurant as the perfect end to your day, while you celebrate your triumphs and toast to the perfect fishing trip aboard the Mad Marlin.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Seamounts Extreme Marlin 1 1/2 Days
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 25 - Nov 30
    $2,900
    Head offshore at 4pm, we will navigate all night to the Fishing Seamounts, Will start early at 5am getting the fish candies (small bonita and blackfin tunas), fish for 9 hours and then will get back. Nobody in the world warranty a fishing trip, double, if the target it's Marlin, but well, our captains and mates always says "No fish, no tip" because we know will get your life trophy for your wall. This it's not a luxury trip and it's for experimented anglers only, but we know will be the trip of your life.
  • Private trip
    Extreme offshore 10 hours Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $860
    Go offshore for the Billfish with more time and more possibilities for you. Suited to 1 - 3 adults. Going up to (40 nautical miles) offshore. All inclusive drinks, snacks and lunch. Get your fishing license at official government site.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $820
    Head offshore in search of Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna on this eight-hour deep sea trip. Or inshore for Roosterfish, or Jacks. Full drinks, snacks and lunch included. Suited to 1 - 4 anglers only because the boat size.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $690
    Spend the morning fishing the local bays and coastal waters for Tuna, Snapper, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Last Minute Full Day *Super Offer*
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 3 - Sep 3
    $675
    Head offshore in search of Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna on this eight-hour deep sea trip. Full drinks, snacks and lunch included. Suited to 1 - 4 anglersAll Tackle, First Mate and dead bait will be ready. This offer it's for limited days, don't loose it.
  • Private trip
    Private Charter to Tortuga's Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 1
    $675
    Start your day at 7am, arrive to Tortuga's Island for a light snack , swim with lot of reef fish, get some fruits and white sand beach. After 12md start a fishing time for Small Tuna, Amberjack or Mackarel! Than before end your travel get relaxed 45 minutes in Playa Mantas Bay.
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About the Charter Operator

Pacific Boat Rentals Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
14 Fishing Reports
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Pacific Boat Rentals started out providing affordable trips for tourists in the area. With 4 boats and a stronger focus on fishing, they now offer awesome days out targeting anything from Snapper to Marlin, while still maintaining their low-cost high-standard focus. This is the perfect way to enjoy Jaco's awesome waters without the premium prices!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper

Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Polar (Walkaround) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha 115TXR engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
Captain Andres and his crew were nothing short of amazing. Fishing for most of my life, I completely understand that you may...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 21, 2021
Had a great day of fishing on the Mad Marlin with Capt Andres and crew.  A father-son outing that won’t be soon forgotten....
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Cruise to Tortuga and Fishing

VERIFIED   Private Charter to Tortuga's Island on December 27, 2020
A remarkable day! Captain Andres and the first mate Arrixa were spectacular from the moment we set foot on the Mad Marlin....
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Full Day Trip on Mad Marlin w/ Captain Andres and Crew

VERIFIED   Extreme Offshore Full Day(40 miles) on November 25, 2020
Captain Andres made everything very easy for my son and I.  First of all, the pre-trip communication was excellent.  ... ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on September 11, 2021
It was an amazing experience. Despite nature’s obstacles, the boat crew did everything possible to help us to reach the goal...
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FAQs about Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin

Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Last Minute Full Day *Super Offer* (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - Private Charter to Tortuga's Island (6 hours)
  • $690 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $820 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $860 per group, additional $139 per person after 2 guests - Extreme offshore 10 hours Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $1,300 per person after 1 guest - Seamounts Extreme Marlin 1 1/2 Days (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine C125 MFD)
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Calcuta Masks)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers (Taco 15')
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Dead bait provided, live bait used as caught.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks & water)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Full Days get free lunch)

Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (25-45 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (Customer provide equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)