Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner

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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
    This afternoon trip targets Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Small Tuna and more in the local inshore waters.
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About the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
40 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
59 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)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Pompano Pompano
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Mark B.
Reno, NV
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Full day with Gerald on the Rainbow Runner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 18, 2021
My brother in law went out with Gerald on the Rainbow Runner for a full day. Boat was smaller than those we usually have rented...
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Justin P.
Ben Wheeler, TX
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Full Day with the Rooster King Himself

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 11, 2021
This was our second day with Gerald and he did not disappoint! Him and his boat have been together for over 28yrs and you can...
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A full day with Captain Gerald

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2021
The weather was against us today with high east winds. The Rainbow Runner is not the fanciest boat but it is very adequate....
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Full Day with Gerald

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 2, 2021
Was an awesome experience and trip. Captain was super cool and the owners were super pleasant to talk to, made us feel like...
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Wilmington, NC
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 7, 2021
Tough day on the water, high seas. We raised one sail in the spread and caught 4 grouper. Made the best of what we had. Overall...
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FAQs about Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner

Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $625 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Granola Bars, fruit, chips)
  • Drinks (Beer, soft drinks & water)
  • Lunch (For 3/4 and full day: sandwiches)

Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Pompano
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)