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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

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.

22 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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

4.89 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Fished July 28, 2018
Capullo Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 1, 2018

Thank you for the 5 star rating Nathan. If you return to the area, hope you will fish with us again!

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The only day that we had available was immediately following a full moon. We were warned by the captain that the Rooster fish were very unpredictable, but my son was determined to catch a Rooster on our Costa Rica trip. The fishing conditions were very tough, but Captain Getald absolutely worked feverishly. By the end of the day, not only had we caught a trophy Rooster fish, but we also had enough Spanish Mackerel for dinner. Excellent trip!!!

Fished July 27, 2018
Capullo Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 29, 2018

Thank you Jason for your kind words. Captain Gerald definitely works feverishly to please our clients and we are glad that the roosterfish cooperated. Your son did a great job and looks quite proud. Hope you also enjoyed your dinner. Hope to see you again on any future trips to the Tamarindo area.

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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 we returned we were totally taken care of.  They asked us what fishing we wanted to do.  Gerald was an awesome captain.  He worked the lines, changed baits regularly, and was fun throughout the trip.  He made sure we had everything we needed.  I would highly recommend Capullo for your fishing adventure.

Fished June 25, 2018
Capullo Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 26, 2018

Thank you for the kind words Larry. It was a pleasure to have you and your son on board yesterday. We strive to make every charter an enjoyable experience, and we love having Captain Gerald as part of our crew. We hope that you enjoyed the tuna!

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