Capullo Sportfishing

Restaurant El Pescador
Tamarindo GU, Costa Rica

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
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    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 Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are great if you have a busy morning or just want to sleep in. These trips are focused on inshore fishing for Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, small Tuna and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

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

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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

About the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Tamarindo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Steve Curtis, his captain and crew couldn’t have been more accommodating and pleasant.  They put us on fish and worked hard to keep the four of us cranking them in. Sore arms and good times.  We’d do it again. Pura Vita. PS- there should be a a category of “very good” for rating experiences.

Fished February 16, 2015
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We chartered boat “Capullo” with Capt. Steve for 5 hour trip. Unfortunately we didn’t catch a thing, not even a small fish or get a bite. It was a first time in my life that happened! We’ve been fishing around Florida, California and the Dominican and we always hooked something. It was a great dissapointment because we are used to catching a fish. Captain and first mate gave their best and we have no complaints about them, but the fish was missing.

Fished May 8, 2014
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I was searching a bit and booked fishing charter with Capt. Steve at Capullo.
Capt. Steve was waiting for us at the dock (me and my mife) and I enjoyed talking to him, but we had to get out fishing. We were trolling a bit and after some time caught my wife’s first Sailfish :) I hooked Dorado and a Pargo. We released Pargo, but had tough time doing that. Fortunatelly fish was released unharmed.

We highly recommend Capullo to anyone!

Fished April 18, 2014
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