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
    Half Fishing Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $660
    Spend your time fishing inshore, nearshore or coastal waters for Snapper, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Jack's and some times even Mahi Mahi. We bring all drinks, beers and chips. We will clean and filet your catch.
  • Private trip
    Relax Family Trip to Mantas Beach
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $660
    Start your day trolling inshore while cruising, arrive to Manta's Bay for a relax time or listen your favorite music, swim into a calm ocean bay with emerald waters, get some snacks, fruits and if you like it beers. Go swimming to a soft sand beach. When go back try again some coastal trolling. This it's the perfect mix trip for relax with family and try some luck with fun fish! For this trip, we can accept from 1 to 5 persons for the same price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $880
    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
    Extreme offshore 10 hours Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $999
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Pacific Boat Rentals Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
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Pacific Boat Rentals started out providing affordable trips for tourists in the area. With 4 boats and a stronger focus on fishing, it now offers awesome days out targeting anything from Snapper to Marlin, while still maintaining its 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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

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
25-45 miles

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Customer provide equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Raymarine C125 MFD
Snorkeling Equipment
Calcuta Masks
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days 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 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
Marlin, Sailfish, and Roosterfish

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Great trip with Captain Andres!
Great trip with Captain Andres!
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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10 hours with Captain Andres and Alexa

VERIFIED   NEW  Extreme offshore 10 hours Trip on November 20, 2022
I booked this somewhat last minute and off-season. Had the itch. I was floored by how much fun I had. I have way more money...
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Full Day with Captain Andrés

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 13, 2022
We had an amazing day with Captain Andrés and first mate, Arixa! This was my first time deep sea fishing and the second time...
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Fishing Charter Dream maker!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 10, 2022
Well where to begin! I was the only angler on Mad Marlin with the amazing Capt Andrés and his first mate the beautiful Arixa!...
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Full day !!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 8, 2022
Went out for the full day trip today and caught a few smaller fish. Nothing was biting but the deck hand kept busy all day...
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Full day off shore fishing trip Jaco Costa Rica

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 7, 2022
Even though the fishing was slow and weather rainy. The captain and mate were very pleasant and provided everything I needed...
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FAQs about Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin

Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $660 per group - Half Fishing Day (AM) (5 hours)
  • $660 per group - Relax Family Trip to Mantas Beach (5 hours)
  • $880 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $999 per group - Extreme offshore 10 hours Trip (10 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
  • Snorkeling Equipment Calcuta Masks
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers Taco 15'
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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)

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

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)