Chino’s Sportfishing is a fishing charter that runs trips from Herradura, Costa Rica during the entire year. Join captains Jose and Jorge for a trip you’re sure to remember for years to come. With more than two decades of fishing experience in the local waters, they will do their best to make sure you’re always on the fish.

Captain Jose has two boats, the Kaimaru, and the Nazaria, and both of them are 31’ Mako center consoles, which he runs with his co-captain Jorge. They are equipped with all the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a fun and safe trip. Amenities such as a portable toilet and live bait well are also included for your convenience.

Your captains know you’d like to make the most out of your stay in Costa Rica fishing-wise, so they’ll take you to their favorite spots in search of fish like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and many more. Fly fishermen are more than welcome to do some fly magic but will need to bring their own rods.

The price of any trip includes rods, reels, tackle, sandwiches, and drinks as well. On a full-day trip, lunch will be included as well, usually including pasta salad or roast chicken. With that in mind, all that’s left for you to do is bring a pair of sunglasses, a hat, and an adventurous spirit!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $875
    On this trip, you'll be departing from Herradura Bay in search of fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper, and more. Depending on what you want to catch and the season, it can take anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes to reach the best spots. The price includes beers, soft drinks, water, sandwiches, bait and fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $875
    If you're not a big fan of morning trips, Captain Jose has got you covered. You'll be going out of Herradura Bay to target fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper, and more besides. It can take from 10 to 45 minutes to reach the best spots, which depends on what you want to catch and the current season. The trip includes beer, soft drinks, water, sandwiches, bait and fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,125
    Having a full day devoted to fishing always yields the best results! Captain Jose will take you to the best spots in search for fish like Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more. Inshore, offshore, bottom fishing, the crew will be happy to cater to your wishes and ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.
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FAQs about Chino's Sportfishing

Chino's Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,125 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Chino's Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chino's Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Sandwiches)
  • Drinks (Water, soda, juice)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (On full day trips only.)

Chino's Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Chino's Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Customer needs to bring their own fishing rods)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chino's Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Chino's Sportfishing
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
114 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2018
My name is Jose Agüero and I was born in Jaco Beach. My father had a panga and I started to work with him when I was 8 years old in artisanal fishing, then I worked as a bartender at Best Western Jaco Beach Hotel for a while and took some courses in fishing. I got married and we bought our first boat to work in sportfishing trips with tourism. Now I have more than 20 years of experience fishing on our coasts and also our son learned and he fishes with us. I work alongside a fellow captain, Jorge Luis Perez Villegas to provide you with amazing fishing adventures.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Customer needs to bring their own fishing rods
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught before the trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Sandwiches
Drinks
Water, soda, juice
First Mate
Lunch
On full day trips only.

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
In accordance with regulations
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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 114 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (129)
Great day on the water
Bucket list fishing
Bucket list fishing
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Angler rating
99
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
84%
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John N.
Excellent
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Sailfish Bonanza

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 14, 2024
I treated my stepchildren to a charter for their Christmas present. Boy , did Santa deliver. Everything went as perfect as...
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Hobert P.
Excellent
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Bucket list fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 6, 2024
Best fishing trip of my life the captain and crew are amazing. I was able to catch my target fish the rooster fish what an...
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Marshall W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 14, 2024
Despite epic hangovers we had a great out on the water with Chino and Alex! They are very good at what they do, and got all...
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Max R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fish on!!!!! Is all I could say!!!! All day!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 7, 2023
Fishing was non stop, 623/4 Dorado,  was the catch off the bucket list! Diffently would recommend Chinos any time!!☆☆☆☆☆
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Manny A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Perfect day of fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 5, 2023
Capt Jose and mate Jorge were awesome! They knew where to find fish. We immediately landed mahi mahi and the rest of the day...
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