Circle Hook Sportfishing

Circle Hook Sportfishing specializes in showing the best angling Herradura has to offer. Explore the Costa Rican beautiful waters in comfort and style. Explore every habitat around and get back with your own catch of the day.

Enjoy a half-day morning adventure without having to go too far out from shore. Chase Roosterfish, Grouper, Jacks, and maybe even Snapper.

Or venture 20+ miles out to enjoy some of the world’s best fishing grounds. If you are up to a challenge and looking for more of an adventure, explore the offshore spots. Get your hands on monster Marlin, including Black, Striped, and White. Target Sailfish, battle with Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

All you have to do is just book a trip that suits you best and hop on the ‘Circle Hook.’ She is a large and spacious 37’ Hatteras boat. The Circle Hook was originally built in 1969 and fully refurbished in 2017 to get it ready for the upcoming season.

The Circle Hook has all the comforts of the world both inside and outside. She comes powered by two 360 HP Cummins inboard engines and can cruise at a top speed of 23 knots. The Circle Hook is fully outfitted with new fiberglass, gear, safety equipment, electronics, and what not. She even has an air-conditioned area, a restroom, a shower, and a kitchen area. All aboard!

Circle Hook Sportfishing will provide you with everything but licenses. You could obtain those at the dock at $15 from a local INCOPESCA representative. The gear you’ll be using is by Shimano and Crowder.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,034
    price breakdown
    $2,034
    This trip will depart at 7:00 a.m. and return between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. You will be fishing 20 miles offshore and further out for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Half-day charters depart the Marina at 7 a.m. and return between 12 and 12:30 p.m. The package includes snacks, fruit, beer, soda, water and all bait, tackle, and gear. You will be targeting anything from Roosterfish to Mahi Mahi.

About the Captain

Sergio Restrepo
Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since December 2017
You will enjoy first class fishing in one of the most desired vacation locations in the world. With Captain Sergio Restrepo at the helm you will enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 360HP Cummins 6.7 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Daniel K.
Grayson, Georgia
 5.00
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Full day trip.

VERIFIED   April 30, 2019
We had a great 10hr trip with the Circle Hook an Apr 30, 2019. Ended up catching 4 sails and a dorado. Even got to take a swim...
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Gina H.
Topeka, KS
 5.00
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Best Captain & Best Day Fishing!

VERIFIED   March 21, 2018
Based up recommendation, I pick Circle Hook’s Captain D!  Let me say, it was the best day of offshore Fishing! ...
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Kevin D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Awesome day with Captain Dave.

VERIFIED   February 19, 2018
Offshore trip with Capt Dave, and mates Brandon and Sergio was amazing.  My 10 year old son and myself spent the day...
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David S.
Cartago, C
 5.00
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Christmas in Costa Rica

VERIFIED   December 26, 2018
Captain Geoffry and his crew, Surgio & Marvin, were the best.  We had an amazing experience and the crew was attentive...
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