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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    $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 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    $475
    This afternoon trip targets Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Small Tuna and more in the local inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM) frm January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    This afternoon trip targets Roosterfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Small Tuna and more in the local inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) frm January 2023
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    Inshore fishing at its finest. You'll be fishing for the likes of Roosterfish, Amberjack, Cubera Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Small Tuna, whatever's biting on the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    $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
    3/4 Day Trip frm January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    $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
    Full Day Trip frm January 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $700
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Capullo Sportfishing
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
128 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) Black Marlin

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 87 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (90)
November fishing trip
November fishing trip
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+87
Angler Rating
72
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Gregory B.
Scottsdale, AZ
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My wife and I had a fantastic time out on the water.  The boat has fantastic amounts of shade. Gerald the captain,...
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Noelle M.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Gerald!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2022
We did a private half day trip during our honeymoon and had an amazing time! I’d highly recommend doing the 3/4 or full day...
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Kevin J.
Parry Sound, Ontario
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Full day with Gerald

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 14, 2022
Awesome trip!! after having a disappointing trip with another company i decided to see if Capullo had any vacancy which they...
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Gregory B.
Scottsdale, AZ
Excellent
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 11, 2022
Again, I went out with Gerald after a few months back in the states. Gerald once again proves himself to be an amazing...
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Steven A.
Fort Collins, CO
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Fishing with Gerald

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 14, 2021
This was really a quality trip. Had the boat to myself for a very reasonable rate. Was met by the owner Roy early for a 9 hour...
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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)
  • $500 per group - Half Day (PM) frm January 2023 (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) frm January 2023 (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip frm January 2023 (7 hours)
  • $625 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip frm January 2023 (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
  • Radio

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)