Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner

Restaurant El Pescador
Tamarindo GU, Costa Rica

Capullo Sportfishing is a charter service based out of Tamarindo Beach in northwest Costa Rica. They take great care when catering to the individual needs of clients, regardless of age or skill level.

Captain Gerald Ruiz has been fishing out of Tamarindo for 28 years. He takes charter success personally and works tirelessly to ensure that every trip is not only successful but also fun.

His boat is a 22’ Boston Whaler center console that’s powered by twin 60 HP Yamaha engines. There’s plenty of room there for yourself and a pair of friends to head out and have the time of your life! This vessel will have everything you need for that, from all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics to a pair of outriggers, tuna tubes, and a livewell for bait storage.

These are prime grounds for sportfishing and angling in general, so expect to encounter the likes of Sailfish, Amberjack, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi and a number of other species. You can have plenty of success on shorter trips too, so the way you go about it is completely up to you. Not only that, but there are also some great spots for fly fishing to be done.

Capt. Gerald will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and tackle for the trip. He’ll also clean your catch after the trip is over, so you can just relax and focus on the fish. Make sure to bring your sunglasses so you don’t have to squint, and you’re ready to fish until you drop.


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$ 625
    up to 3 persons
    This is your golden ticket for exploring the best this fishery has to offer. You've got plenty of time to fish for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper until you drop from exhaustion.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is a great alternative if you're looking to spend more time on the water but don't have a whole day to spare. You'll fish the nearshore water for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Amberjack, and plenty more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 3 persons
    Inshore fishing at its finest. You'll be fishing for the likes of Roosterfish, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Small Tuna, and others, You can leave a bit earlier if you prefer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 475
    up to 3 persons
    This afternoon trip targets Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Small Tuna and more in the local inshore waters.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Pompano
Roosterfish

Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 60HP Yahama engines.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Member since August 2014
18
25
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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Full day with Captain Gerald
Full day with Captain Gerald
3\/4 Day on Rainbow
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jason Hamby
Filadelfia, Provincia De Guanacaste
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Gerald

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
The only day that we had available was immediately following a full moon. We were warned by the captain that the Rooster fish...
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Larry Mcgee
San José, SJ
 5.00
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3/4 Day with Gerald

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
I cant say enough good things about the trip.  From the time the owners met us on the beach to the time they met us when...
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Charles Rutt
Arlington, VA
 5.00
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Great full day aboard the rainbow runner

VERIFIED   March 20, 2018
Fished a full day charter aboard the Rainbow Runner with captain Gerard Ruiz and he will put you on fish.  Don’t...
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Karen Sue Petr
Parrita, Provincia De Puntarenas
 5.00
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Half day trip Gerald on the Rainbow Runner

VERIFIED   December 5, 2017
Our fishing experience on the Rainbow Runner was amazing! We caught mahi mahi ,rooster fish spanish mackerel and yellow fin...
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David Blakewood
Greensboro, NC
 5.00
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3/4! Day trip

VERIFIED   April 5, 2018
Best ever - owner and family work very hard to satisfy customers and the Captain Gerald was great - putting us on the fish...
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