Playa Flamingo

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Playa Flamingo Fishing Charters

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Playa Flamingo: 88 fishing charters available

Sport Fishing El Gato III

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $500

Tiburon Azul

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(11 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $380

Sea Hunter 1

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $530

Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(69 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $650

Lupo Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(9 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $470

Señuelo del Pacífico Sportfishing

Playa Flamingo
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trips from $700

Longline Flamingo C.R.

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(5 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $350

Mar Vida Adventure

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $500

Boat Magician II

Playa Flamingo
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trips from $900

Circle Hooker Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Playa Flamingo

The average price for a private 4 hour Playa Flamingo fishing trip is $493, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $796 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Sport Fishing El Gato III, Tiburon Azul, and Sea Hunter 1 are some of the most popular fishing charters in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste. Full list of top fishing charters in Playa Flamingo.

Sport Fishing El Gato III, Tiburon Azul, and Sea Hunter 1 all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Playa Flamingo.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Roosterfish, and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

When you think of Costa Rica, your mind probably conjures up an image of golden beaches, crystal clear waters, and luscious greenery full of exciting wildlife. Well, Playa Flamingo has all that. This popular beach town separates the mountains from the ocean, meaning there’s stunning scenery wherever you look. What better way to discover it all than aboard one of the numerous Playa Flamingo fishing charters?
 
Your first port of call – after the actual port, of course – will be the inshore bays. The town actually sticks out onto a peninsula, splitting two bays, where you’ll find a whole host of exotic and exciting fish. Take on Roosterfish, Snook, and Jacks in the shallows, while Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and Amberjack will be on the menu along the reefs.
 
However, any angler worth their salt will have come to town for one reason – the big game options. Playa Flamingo lies just 20 miles from the continental shelf. Head offshore, and you can take on Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and prized Billfish, such as Sailfish and Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin!
 
Families and beginners can take advantage of shorter trips in the bays to get to grips with rods and reels, and you can even mix it up with some snorkeling, too. Offshore adventures tend to start at eight hours, with the option of spending up to a few days on the water for those who want to get the most out of fishing in Playa Flamingo.
 

Rules & Regulations

No matter your age or level, every angler on board a Playa Flamingo fishing charter will need a license. Check with your captain before you go and see if they can provide them, or get yours online from INCOPESCA. Your professional guide will also make sure you stick to all regulations concerning catch limits. 
Playa Flamingo
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Strong winds make getting offshore difficult but there’s plenty of action in the shallows. Roosterfish and Snook are biting hard in the river mouths while Mackerel and Jacks hunt in the bays.

February

The deep sea fun can still be patchy in February. When it’s good, it’s really good. When it’s not, you can chase monster Roosterfish and Snook in the shallows instead.

March

Jack Crevalle, Snook, Roosterfish, and Sierra Mackerel are all on form this time of year. The reefs are always productive and the offshore bite gets more reliable as the winds start to die down.

April

April is the hottest month of the year in Costa Rica. It’s also the last of the dry season, so make the most of the sunny skies and hit the water for a deep sea or inshore sight fishing trip.

May

The big game season really gets going in May, with Sailfish, Black and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. You couldn’t ask for a better cast of characters!

June

All your favorite pelagic predators are going strong offshore while the reefs start filling up with tasty Red and Cubera Snappers. Inshore, there are always some Roosters and Snook to fight.

July

Locals commemorate Guanacaste’s annexation to Costa Rica from Nicaragua on the 25th. That’s not the only thing worth celebrating – Blue Marlin are in their prime this time of year!

August

The Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo is the biggest event in the Playa Flamingo fishing calendar. Anglers join from across the country and far beyond to take on the area’s huge Billfish.

September

The rains are at their heaviest in September, taking the humidity through the roof. Escape offshore to get some air or jump in the water after battling Snook and Roosterfish inshore.

October

The rains dump all kinds of flotsam into the water, making the perfect hunting grounds for big Mahi Mahi. Turn these predators into your prey and enjoy some amazing FAD fishing offshore!

November

Can’t face another Turkey this year? Hit the reefs to reel in Cubera Snapper, Broomtail Grouper, and Amberjack instead. You’re in for a real feast after one of these thrilling nearshore trips.

December

Clear skies, 90-degree sunshine, warm, clear seas – can you think of a better place to spend the holiday season than Playa Flamingo? As if that wasn’t enough, Snook and Roosters are back in force!

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If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
Clayton  S.
Clayton S. Tehachapi, CA
February fishing is not one of the best fishing months of the year. However, we were in Playa Flamingo for 11 days and went on 3 fishing trips and had really great luck for all 3. February for us turned out great! We brought our own surf poles, but had no luck. I recommend fishing with a local guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February fishing is not one of the best fishing months of the year. However, we were in Playa Flamingo for 11 days and went on 3 fishing trips and had really great luck for all 3. February for us turned out great! We brought our own surf poles, but had no luck. I recommend fishing with a local guide.
Benjamin  K.
Benjamin K. Hacienda Tamarindo, G
Pick a good boat and crew! We had a wonderful half-day of fishing and came back with four beautiful dorado. I'll be back for another trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a good boat and crew! We had a wonderful half-day of fishing and came back with four beautiful dorado. I'll be back for another trip!
David  S.
David S. Santa Cruz, G
pay a little more if you want more variety and gamers. we went for Dorado (mahi mahi) and tuna. we hit Dorado during our trip and were happy because all 6 of us caught fish! it's one of the only charters I could find in this price range for 5 hours. most others were 4 hours for the same price. crew made it effortless. highly recommend! Also saw a lot of Dolphins and Leatherback Sea Turtles as an added bonus!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
pay a little more if you want more variety and gamers. we went for Dorado (mahi mahi) and tuna. we hit Dorado during our trip and were happy because all 6 of us caught fish! it's one of the only charters I could find in this price range for 5 hours. most others were 4 hours for the same price. crew made it effortless. highly recommend! Also saw a lot of Dolphins and Leatherback Sea Turtles as an added bonus!
Gene  H.
Gene H. Little Rock, Arkansas
Gret fleet. Best fishing I've ever had. I live in Costa Rica and can fish anywhere. I choose to drive 4 hours to Flamingo.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gret fleet. Best fishing I've ever had. I live in Costa Rica and can fish anywhere. I choose to drive 4 hours to Flamingo.
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Liberia, G
Our trip was action packed - a hit about every 15 minutes with a good fight to reel in each one. The crew was positive, helpful and informative.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Our trip was action packed - a hit about every 15 minutes with a good fight to reel in each one. The crew was positive, helpful and informative.
H  L.  M.
H L. M. Knoxville, TN
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. San José, SJ
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
Jerry  B.
Jerry B. Meridian, ID
You never know what you will catch and it really doesn't matter as long as you catch fish!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
You never know what you will catch and it really doesn't matter as long as you catch fish!
Richard  H.
Richard H. United States

Lupo Charters
Lupo Charters
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great experience. Each person on board caught a fish and boat was very clean and well kept.
Alex  L.
Alex L. Guanacaste, Provincia De Alajuela
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain Luis and his wife were as nice as they could be. The fish weren’t biting on the day of our trip as none of the boats in the area were having much luck. However, Captain Luis worked tirelessly through the trip to locate the fish and make sure my son had a good experience. He’s a crew of 1 and switched between live bait and lures while trolling and bottom fishing to find us bonitos, yellowfin, rooster fish and grouper. I would highly recommend using Captain Luis and El Gato
Kenneth  S.
Kenneth S. Columbia, SC
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Fished out of Playa Flamingo; great crew and clean boat. Caught plenty of fish and called it a day a little early. Very responsive with questions prior to the trip and the owner met us on the beach before the charter. Checked in with us after the trip as well. Captain and deckhand were both great and good English. Even fed us a warm home cooked lunch! High recommend!
John  M.
John M. Georgetown, Texas
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
This was my wife and I's first charter and offshore fishing experience and it was a really good time thanks to the crew on El Gato III. We both have never tried to reel in a 25 lb + fish but Luis and his crew guided us on what to do and we both caught 2 rooster fish which was an awesome experience. We then moved further off shore, they showed us around the Las Catalinas where we saw more wild life and caught some bonito fish. Highly recommend this charter especially if it's your first time.
Justin  P.
Justin P. Baltimore, MD
Boos Adventures
Boos Adventures
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Jocsua last Thursday! The bite was a bit slow but he worked hard to find fish and get my sons and their friend we brought with us. Christian was great and stayed in touch throughout the process from booking to the day of the trip. Hope to return soon and will be contacting Boos again if we do! thanks Jocsua and Christian!!
Jeff  P.
Jeff P. Melbourne, Florida
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
My family of four went out for a day of fishing with Captain Luis and Geraldo. We had a fantastic time! The boat was awesome, the captain and first mate were awesome, and the fishing was awesome! We caught two sailfish in just a few hours out on the water. We highly recommend the El Gato III for your fishing boat when visiting the playa flamingo area.
Brian  K.
Brian K. Chuluota, FL
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Great day fishing with these gentlemen. Asked to target Roosters and caught my first one in the first 10 minutes. Boat was great, gear was nice, and Luis had a great deck hand. Parking was easy and I was greeted by a nice guy who told me where to park. You take a small boat from the beach to the fishing boat a hundred yards off the beach. The shuttle driver was super nice and got me over to the boat with ease. Had a great time! I highly recommend charter.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Cumming, GA
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Had an excellent time fishing on this charter. They punctually picked us up from hotel, got us onboard and we caught a mahi and a blue marlin 😻 Did not disappoint! First mate Gerardo was funny and made sure we had a great time!
Debbie  D.
Debbie D. Tampa, FL
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I had such a good time fishing with Captain Naylor. He was incredibly knowledgeable and fun and he knew how to put us on fish. I wanted a fun day on the water and to catch some dinner. We caught bonita, which we used to catch black fin tuna, which we used to catch a BEAUTIFUL yellowfin tuna. We had a few fun fights with some needlefish, but the big yellowfin was the star of the show. I will tell everyone about this trip and this captain, perfect day.
Daniel  O.
Daniel O. Grecia, Provincia De Alajuela
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great day! The boat is very comfortable and accommodating. Bathroom, bean bags, shade and comfortable seating and fishing. The Captain and first mate know there stuff and are very friendly. We not only landed a sailfish but saw at least another 5 as well as other activity. We were able to take the tuna to our hotel to cook it up for us. The scenery is also amazing!
Kathryn  S.
Kathryn S. Blue Springs, Missouri
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
It has been a lifelong dream to catch a bill fish. They asked me what I wanted and delivered. The boat was fast and rode very smooth. The first mate was very friendly and did a great job. To watch these guys jump into action once they saw the fish was incredible. I would highly recommend Captain Luis.
Johnny  A.
Johnny A. Coppell, TX
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
What a great day! Saw tuna jumping out of water, dolphins, tons of fish and beautiful scenery!! Our guide was fantastic and fun! Highly recommend!
Greg  N.
Greg N. Grape Creek, TX
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Luis and crew were great. Very accommodating and they got us into some fish.
Jon  J.
Jon J. River Hills, WI
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
These guys kick butt. Capt ran through the playbook and got us into some nice fighting fish. Will definitely be back with Tiburon Azul. Thanks guys!
Alex  D.
Alex D. Miami, FL
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great charter out of Playa Flamingo. Highly recommend. Captain and mate are excellent, they really made our day. Probably the best charter experience I’ve had while on vacation.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Harrington Park, NJ
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Great experience, very knowledgeable and friendly captain and first mate. They recommended to target yellow fin tuna as other species weren’t as hot at this time. Able to get us on a school of tuna quickly. 5 hour tour, 1 hour out, equals 3-3.5 hours of fishing. Got to sample some of our catch out on the boat, they even had soy sauce and wasabi, can’t get any fresher sashimi than that! Overall great experience!
Kimberly  E.
Kimberly E. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Had a great trip. Luis and his mate made an awesome trip. Knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely book with them again.
Laura  M.
Laura M. Cartago, Provincia De Cartago
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain and crew mate did a great job of putting us on the yellowfin tuna. 5 hour tour. 1 hour out and 1 hour back equals 3 hours of fishing. In that amount of time I caught 8 yellowfin! These guys worked their butts off to get me on the fish. 2-4 lines in the water at all times. If I’m ever back to Costa Rica I will definitely book again. Highly recommend these guys. Thanks El Gato!!!
Troy  K.
Troy K. Alpharetta, GA
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We actually had two 3/4 days with captain Luis. Both trips we caught fish and had a great time! I would highly recommend going with these guys!
Shaun  B.
Shaun B. Rifle, CO
Sea Hunter 1
Sea Hunter 1
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
The crew that took my husband and I out were great. We caught a good amount of fish and they pointed us toward a local restaurant to prepare our fish for lunch. Overall a great experience.
Maggie  P.
Maggie P. Charleston, SC

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