Costa Rica Fishing Charters

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Costa Rica: 229 fishing charters available

Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III

Playa Flamingo • 26 ft • 4 persons

Sport Fishing El Gato III specializes in private and personalized fishing trips.

"Booked a Costa Rica fish/surf trip for my son’s 21st birthday." —⁠ Matt,
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trips fromUS $500
Snook Sportfishing
Snook Sportfishing

Herradura • 28 ft • 4 persons

Snook Sportfishing and Captain Jorge Fernandez believe you deserve nothing but the very best.

"We took a half day trip with Jorge and Christopher and had the best time!" —⁠ John,
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trips fromUS $530
Fishing CR
Fishing CR

Herradura • 28 ft • 4 persons

Fishing CR is a family-owned business that operates out of Herradura.

"Firstly, let me say, communication was amazing. We booked months in advance and questions over that time were answered quickly and with candor and honesty." —⁠ Chelsea,
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trips fromUS $538

Tamarindo • 27 ft • 4 persons

What better way to spend the day than to go fishing in the beautiful waters out of Tamarindo?

"I have been fishing for about 18 years and this was one if the best charters I have ever been on." —⁠ Giovanni,
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trips fromUS $400
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures

Quepos • 42 ft • 10 persons

Costa Rica is known as one of the top billfishing destinations in the world, with magical Quepos being one of its fishing epicenters.

"We had a slow start. We went 40 miles out and caught 1 tuna." —⁠ Elizabeth,
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trips fromUS $1,275

Tamarindo • 25 ft • 3 persons

Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures is a charter run by ocean lovers who enjoy every second on the water and adore the sea life.

"We loved this excursion. My husband hasn’t caught anything before and not only did he get the very first catch of the day, he did it with in 15 min of putting his line out." —⁠ Stephanie,
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trips fromUS $575

Tamarindo • 22 ft • 3 persons

Capullo Sportfishing is a charter service based out of Tamarindo Beach in northwest Costa Rica.

"Starting the morning off on the beach getting to meet Roy and Louise brought such a personal touch!" —⁠ Nathanael,
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trips fromUS $622
The Relaxer
The Relaxer

Quepos • 34 ft • 10 persons

Costa Rica is known as one of the top Billfish destinations in the world, with magical Quepos being one of its fishing epicenters.

"From booking our fishing trip to getting us back to the dock, this trip was perfect." —⁠ Melissa,
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trips fromUS $875

Tamarindo • 29 ft • 5 persons

Embark on a fun adventure in the breathtaking waters of Tamarindo with Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing.

"Within the first hour we’d already caught 4 fish.  We ended up catching a total of 4 yellow fin tuna and 4 black fin tuna." —⁠ Heather,
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trips fromUS $440

Tamarindo • 31 ft • 6 persons

Embark on the ultimate Costa Rican sportfishing adventure with Rhino Charger Sport Fishing.

"When booking we put in that we wanted to catch sailfish.  The captain and crew were incredibly attentive from the moment we met them." —⁠ Loren,
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trips fromUS $950
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Costa Rica

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Fishing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s angling scene is something that needs to be experienced to be believed. The country’s glassy blue waters are home to over 200 different IGFA records, with 22 for Billfish alone. The tropical rainforests inland give way to stunning beaches, which look out onto some truly productive hunting grounds. Hop aboard a Costa Rica fishing charter, and you could explore them all!
 
Some of the most sought-after inshore creatures live close to land in Costa Rica. On the Pacific coast, you’ll find Snook, Jacks, and the exotic Roosterfish, with Tarpon available in the Caribbean. Hit the reefs and a who’s who of dazzling fish awaits! On both sides of the country, you can go after Groupers and Snappers, with Barracuda and Mackerel available in the east.
 
However, the real prizes come offshore. Billfish is the name of the game for any serious angler in Costa Rica. While Blue Marlin can be caught on either side, the Pacific is where you’ll find Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin – along with Sailfish! Come and test your strength against these beasts, and you may even land yourself a tasty Tuna, Mahi Mahi, or Wahoo too. 
 
Inshore and reef fishing trips can last as little as four hours, giving beginners a great introduction to fishing. More experienced anglers can spend a full day on the water, and that’s required for offshore trips, where you can even spend multiple days at sea! Costa Rica fishing charters that suit all ages and abilities are available along both coasts, with Los Sueños, Jacó, and Quepos popular on the Pacific, and Limón on the Caribbean side.

 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler on a Costa Rica fishing charter will need a valid fishing license, and you can get yours online from INCOPESCA. Other than that, the only important rule you should know is that all Billfish and Roosterfish must be released. 
 

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Costa Rica Fishing Seasons

January

This is a great time to target Sailfish in the south of Costa Rica. Up north, rough seas and high winds can make getting offshore difficult. There are plenty of Snook and Roosterfish around, though.

February

Comb the river mouths for monster Snook and Roosterfish. Offshore, calm seas and low rainfall make for amazing angling in the south, where double-digit Billfish releases are commonplace.

March

March is a great time for loads of big game species. Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi: they’re all waiting offshore. You may need a long run to reach the best spots in the north, though.

April

The Offshore World Championships kick off in Quepos, with teams competing from around the world in what has come to be known as “The Superbowl of Sportfishing”. Book early to get your spot!

May

May is a month of change in Costa Rica. The wind drops off in the north, meaning much better Billfishing. In the East, this is a great time to try the amazing Tarpon fishing Costa Rica has to offer.

June

High humidity can sap your strength this time of year, making big game battles even tougher. That just means every catch is even more rewarding, though! Snook and Roosterfish are on fire inshore.

July

Launch out of Tamarindo or Playa Flamingo, and you could land Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin all in one day. That’s if the Sailfish don’t eat all your bait, as they’re around in force in July.

August

If you somehow get bored of double-digit Sailfish hookups and record-breaking Snook, head to the local reefs to battle monster bottom fish. Cubera Snapper are as fierce as any sportfish!

September

Temperatures can hit 90 during the middle of the day, and heavy rains can kill the offshore bite. Fish inshore for Jacks, Roosterfish, and Snook instead, or hit the reefs for Snapper and Grouper.

October

This is the wettest month of the year. Some captains take their own vacation in October, as the offshore bite is far from its best. It’s still miles better than most places are in their prime, though.

November

The rains ease off and both coasts enjoys consistently good fishing in November. Spend the day battling Marlin and Sailfish, and catch some tasty Tuna for dinner. It sure beats turkey!

December

If the thought of a white Christmas gets you down, head to Costa Rica’s beautiful coast to enjoy sunny skies, warm weather, and awesome angling. Nothing kick-starts seasonal cheer like epic Billfishing!

Costa Rica Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from Costa Rica

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What anglers said about fishing in Costa Rica

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Top Types of Fishing in Costa Rica

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Top Fishing Techniques in Costa Rica

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Top Targeted Species in Costa Rica

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