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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    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 the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
42 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
75 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

Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
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 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 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

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
PayPal

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
93%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2021
I left a review yesterday for Roy and his crew, but I felt compelled to write another for the experience he gave me today....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 14, 2021
Roy and Louise run a great operation. Everyone on the boat caught fish. We landed an eleven foot lemon shark as well caught...
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This boat will make the true sports fisherman happy!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 5, 2021
The Capt and mate are well equipped and the boat is comfortable and open. Found action all day. When I come back to Tamarindo...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 21, 2021
Great trip!  We didn’t get the sailfish we hoped for but we had a blast catching some other fish and took home more than...
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Fantastic day with a great crew!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 8, 2021
The crew was great! A+ in my book! Highly recommended
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FAQs about Capullo Sportfishing

Capullo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (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

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