Chino’s Sportfishing is a fishing charter that runs trips from Herradura, Costa Rica during the entire year. Join Captain Jose for a trip you’re sure to remember for years to come. With more than two decades of fishing experience in the local waters, he’ll do his 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 30’ Mako center consoles. 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.

Jose knows you’d like to make the most out of your stay in Costa Rica fishing-wise, so he’ll take you to his 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 to bring a pair of sunglasses, a hat, and an adventurous spirit!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    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.
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About the Captain

Jose Agüero
Herradura, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
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62 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2018
I was born in Jaco Beach and my father had a panga and I started to work with him since I was 8 years old in the artesanal fishing, then I worked as a bartender in Best Western Jaco Beach Hotel for a while and took some curses of 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.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 2 knots.

Length
30 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Shay H.
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Full Day Fishing with Captain Chino

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 3, 2021
Booked with Captain Chino the night before for family of 4 full day.  Very easy to do.  Water taxi out to they boat was easy...
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Full day trip, chinos sportfishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 15, 2021
the best trip I’ve been on by far, my son really enjoyed himself, very nice crew, a wonderful experience,  would recommend...
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Dope trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2021
Chino and Jose put us on a 70-80lb sailfish and a mahi-mahi ! Clean boat, good tackle and great guides ! Would highly recommend...
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Full day with captain Chino

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 9, 2021
Awesome full day of fishing with Chino and his first mate. My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for the sole purpose of...
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Half day with Capt Chino and Jose

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 3, 2021
We had a great day fishing with Capt Chino and Jose. We accomplished exactly what hoped for and that was catching Rooster Fish....
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FAQs about Chino's Sportfishing

Chino's Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $850 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

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