Captain Tom’s Big Game Sportfishing

Captain Tom’s Big Game Sportfishing has been running fishing trips in the Jaco area for almost 30 years. Captain Tom was the very first charter guide in the area and still provides some of the best sportfishing action found in this famous angling heaven.

Spend the day offshore, targeting monster pelagic species like Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. During the summer months, Captain Tom also offer half day inshore charters, targeting Roosterfish, Snapper, Jacks, and other great table and game species.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is the aptly named “Dreamwork”. Custom built in 2013, this 36’ flybridge boat is designed and rigged for awesome offshore battles. She comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder to track down the best spots, a livewell full of fresh bait for inshore fishing, and tuna tubes for anglers with bigger fish to fry.

Once hooked on that fish of your dreams, the vessel’s fighting chair will let you hold your ground in long drawn-out fights, while her tournament-grade tackle will make sure you bring in your fish. Choose between light and heavy tackle to best target your chosen species, with the option to troll, bottom fish, pop, jig, and spin to bring it in. Fly anglers are also welcome to bring their favorite fly fishing gear.

Over his long and successful career guiding in Jaco, Captain Tom has placed and won many tournaments, both inshore and offshore. He has been written up in various sports magazines and tourism publications, including Sports Afield, Marlin, Saltwater Fisherman and Florida Outdoors.

There is no better guide to get you on that fish of your dreams, and no better place than the Dreamwork to do it. So climb aboard and get ready for the battle of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Nov - 30 Apr
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day offshore, targeting Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day offshore, targeting Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Nov - 30 Apr
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning targeting Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Nov - 30 Apr
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon targeting Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Nov
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning targeting Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Nov
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon targeting Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Built Boat (Flybridge) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 500HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Thomas Carton
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Member since August 2014
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Captain Tom is the longest-running charter captain in Jaco. He founded the area's very first charter business in 1990 and has been running trips ever since. Captain Tom is dedicated to sustainable fishing, and releases all Roosterfish as well as all Billfish. He loves what he does and he is good at it. With almost 30 years of local experience and a lifetime on the water, Captain Tom is the perfect guide to get you on that fish of your dreams.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 90%

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Customer Reviews

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4.82
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Full day with Capitan Tom and his Mate Jerry.
Full day with Capitan Tom and his Mate Jerry.
Full day with Capitan Tom and his Mate Jerry.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bobby J.
Gulf Breeze, FL
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I booked this trip for me, my brother in law, my nephew, my oldest son and his friend.  We spent a full day with Capt...
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Capitan Tom’s Sport fishing is a skilled and we’ll run owner operator sport fishing business. Tom has been...
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Excellent Service, Excellent Charter!

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
My family and I had a absolute great time fishing with Captain Tom and his crew Jerry and Gio. We were more than pleased with...
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You will have a lifetime experience fishing on this boat.  Great hosts and excellent fishing.  Planning return after...
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Michael P.
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Amazing day on the water w/ Capt Tom, Jerry & Geo! 3 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish and a bunch of Dorado for dinner - hard to...
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