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 25 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 400 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines. Freshly painted and refitted in 2023, now with a baby blue hull, new comfortable deck seating & roof covering. She also boasts a 14 foot beam instead of the traditional 12 foot making her very stable & ready to take up to 7 anglers out for an adventure!

The trip packages on offer are geared for targeting Sailfish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, 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, fruit & 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) from January 2024
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,186
    Take a ride to the inshore waters where you can target Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna and more besides.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM) as from January 2024
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,186
    Take a ride to the inshore waters where you can target Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna and more besides.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip frm January 2024
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,751
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip from January 2024
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,977
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
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FAQs about Capullo Sportfishing

Capullo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,186 per group - Half Day (AM) from January 2024 (5 hours)
  • US $1,186 per group - Half Day (PM) as from January 2024 (5 hours)
  • US $1,751 per group - 3/4 Day Trip frm January 2024 (7 hours)
  • US $1,977 per group - Full Day Trip from January 2024 (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Capullo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet The boat has an enclosed bathroom with a marine 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 (Fishing for live bait is part of the trip and is included in the price. We also have frozen ballyhoo on board for each charter. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Our crew will clean and fillet your fish ready for you to take home or to a restaurant for cooking. There is no charge for this service.)
  • 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 (We are licensed to travel up to 40 miles offshore.)

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
43 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
211 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 (Sportfishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 400HP Caterpillar Diesel engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We are licensed to travel up to 40 miles offshore.

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
The boat has an enclosed bathroom with a marine toilet.
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing for live bait is part of the trip and is included in the price. We also have frozen ballyhoo on board for each charter.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Our crew will clean and fillet your fish ready for you to take home or to a restaurant for cooking. There is no charge for this service.
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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