Based out of the community of Tamarindo Beach, Capullo Sportfishing aims to provide a memorable experience on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The seas around Tamarindo are famous for being one of the prime spots for world-class sportfishing in Central America.

Capt. Manuel Leal and First Mate Cheyenne Rosales have been fishing together for 20 years. They consistently provide expert service and will work tirelessly to ensure you have a fun time. They are happy to cater to the individual desires of their clients and excel at instructing beginners, both young and old. They will show you how to fish and land your own catch, and can also work with veteran anglers to plan the perfect trip.

Their boat is a 36’ Topaz offshore sportfisher that runs on a pair of 320 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines. Freshly restocked and refitted in 2017, she’s ready to take up to 6 anglers out for an adventure! Both fast and comfortable, why settle for anything less than the best of both worlds.

The trip packages on offer are geared for targeting Sailfish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Snapper and many others. If you manage to catch Tuna or Mahi Mahi, Capt. Manuel can use it to prepare some finger-licking Sashimi.

You’ll have the very best fishing tackle and equipment at your disposal included in the trip price. Complimentary drinks and light snacks will also be waiting for you on board, with sandwiches being served on longer trips. This part of Costa Rica is a great place to be fishing all year-round, so come on down for a taste!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM) frm January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Take a ride to the inshore waters where you can target Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna and more besides.
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM frm January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    Take a ride to the inshore waters where you can target Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna and more besides.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip from January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    When a 5-hour trip simply doesn't cut it, give the longer one a shot! You'll be fishing in these great waters for fish like Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip from January 2023
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    Nothing beats a full day trip when it comes to experiencing everything the local fishery has to offer. You'll be going after Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sailfish, and many, many more.
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About the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
168 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2014
The Capullo Sportfishing team is made up of professionals with decades of experience, who enjoy putting people on fish and making their trip special. Customer satisfaction is something they take very seriously, and the bilingual crew will always go the extra mile to ensure everyone on the trip is having fun.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

Boat specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 320HP Caterpillar Diesel engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fruits, chips, granola bars
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Tips are appreciated
Lunch
For 3/4 and full day: sandwich baguettes

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 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
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (70)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Todd B.
Hacienda Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Fishing Trip Extraordinaire

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) frm January 2023 on February 24, 2023
My family and I did a half day trip with Roy, Captain and Cheyenne. Awesome crew! I’ve been on charter fishing boats...
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John K.
Houston, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Kids

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) frm January 2023 on January 19, 2023
I took three kids (ages 14, 12, & 8) out on half day trip and we had a great time!  Roy, Manuel, and Cheyenne took care of...
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Sandra K.
Costa Rica
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip from January 2023 on February 23, 2023
This was a fishing experience of a lifetime! We were met at the beach meeting point by Roy and Louise who were very kind. ...
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Ryan Z.
Mooresville, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4th Day Trip with Roy and Crew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 21, 2022
We had a great trip fishing with Roy and his crew. As fishing is measured, we caught 5 Mahi all 30-45 lbs and 2 smaller tuna...
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Sean M.
Liberty Lake, WA
Excellent
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Full Day with Capullo

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 8, 2022
Great boat, friendly and professional crew. Can’t complain about 5 great Mahi in under an hour! I’m sure the captain could...
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FAQs about Capullo Sportfishing

Capullo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day (AM) frm January 2023 (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day PM frm January 2023 (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip from January 2023 (7 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip from January 2023 (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Capullo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Radio

Trips booked with Capullo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruits, chips, granola bars)
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks & water)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Lunch (For 3/4 and full day: sandwich baguettes)

Capullo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Capullo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capullo Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo