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Tamarindo Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tamarindo

According to customer reviews, Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures, Maryola Tours, and Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner are some of the most popular fishing charters in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. Full list of top fishing charters in Tamarindo.

The average price for a private 4 hour Tamarindo fishing trip is $599, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,055 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures, Maryola Tours, and Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Tamarindo.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Roosterfish, and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Trolling, and Light Tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

As Guanacaste’s largest resort town, Tamarindo stands out for any tourist wishing to visit Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. But the true highlight is the sheer number of Tamarindo fishing charters that are ready to take you on the angling adventure of a lifetime. In fact, the town was the first to really take advantage of its fishing tourism potential back in the ‘80s, and it’s no wonder why!
 
Just a few miles from shore, you’ll find three kinds of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and many more big game prizes. However, within spitting distance from land, you’ll also be able to take on some real beauties. Roosterfish and Snook are the trophies for catch-and-release anglers, while Snappers and Triggerfish will provide for a tasty treat after your trip.
 
The beauty of fishing here is that everything can be done in just a few hours when the summer season hits. However, if you want to go after the biggest of the offshore beasts, you’ll want to dedicate a full day to reach the deep waters. Beginners and families are more suited to shorter trips, with pros being able to enjoy anything from a few hours to a few days of fishing. 
 
Tamarindo’s fishing marina is smaller than some of the other, larger towns on the Pacific Coast, but that actually gives you an advantage. Charters aren’t as expensive as elsewhere, but, of course, the longer you want to spend on the water, the more you’ll have to pay. 

 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler on board a Tamarindo fishing charter will need a fishing license. Grab yours online from the INCOPESCA website, or get in touch with your captain who can sort it out for you. Your professional guide will also make sure that you practice catch-and-release on Billfish and Roosterfish, and help you keep within legal limits. 
Tamarindo
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The winter months are peak tourist season in Costa Rica, and with good reason. What better way to start the year than by fishing offshore for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna?

February

Full day trips will give you plenty of time to head south in search of Billfish, while the year-round populations of Roosterfish and Snook are a perfect alternative when the winds kick up on a half day.

March

Spend the day battling Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Roosterfish, and Snook, then head to the annual Tamarindo Artisanal Beer Festival to celebrate your catches and mourn the ones that got away.

April

April marks the end of high tourist season and the beginning of the rains. The Tamarindo fishing calendar is just kicking off, though, and April is one of the best months of the year for offshore big game fishing.

May

The high winds of winter are just a memory come May, and the local fishing grounds are back on form. You can travel 20 minutes from land and be targeting Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.

June

Tamarindo fishing seasons don't change much, but the offshore bite gets more active in the summer. June sees an increase in Mahi, joining the big numbers of Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.

July

July 25th is Guancaste Day, celebrating the annexation of the province in 1827. There are celebrations and festivities across much of the province, making for the perfect end to a great day's fishing.

August

August is the last great month of summer in Tamarindo's deep sea fishing scene. Target Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo, all just a short boat ride from town!

September

The whole of Central America celebrates its independence from Spain on September 15th. Unsurprisingly, this is quite a big deal, and you can expect happy crowds, celebrations, music, and dancing. 

October

The golden months of summer may be fading by October but so is the humidity, and with plenty of Billfish found year-round in Costa Rica, October is still a great month to visit Tamarindo.

November

November marks the start of high season but doesn't draw the same crowds as December and January. This is a great time to get offshore before the winds and other boats ruin the fun.

December

Tamarindo is busy in December, there's no avoiding that. There is a very good reason for it, though, with warm weather and great fishing. You may not get the place to yourself but it will still be great fun!

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Sun screen. Hydrate. Patience. Enjoy every second being on the ocean. Watch for leatherback turtles. We saw two giant ones mating! You might get a pelican to join you. If you are at risk of motion sickness, get the patch or whatever you need to stay healthy on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sun screen. Hydrate. Patience. Enjoy every second being on the ocean. Watch for leatherback turtles. We saw two giant ones mating! You might get a pelican to join you. If you are at risk of motion sickness, get the patch or whatever you need to stay healthy on the water.
Michael  O.
Michael O. Woodbury, MN
Be ready for a great experience! Just being out on the ocean was a great experience and the fishing is very enjoyable. Recognize there may be significant periods of waiting for the fish to bite.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be ready for a great experience! Just being out on the ocean was a great experience and the fishing is very enjoyable. Recognize there may be significant periods of waiting for the fish to bite.
Chester  W.
Chester W. New Market, MD
Stay Calm and Tuanis Mae. Be ready for a great experience fishing the waters in beautiful Costa Rica.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay Calm and Tuanis Mae. Be ready for a great experience fishing the waters in beautiful Costa Rica.
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Captain and crew were most accommodating and accomplished. Charter ended up running longer in attempt to satisfy a gentleman's bet and did not disappoint. Highly reccomended from a FL based resident with plenty of fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain and crew were most accommodating and accomplished. Charter ended up running longer in attempt to satisfy a gentleman's bet and did not disappoint. Highly reccomended from a FL based resident with plenty of fishing experience.
Anthony  D.
Anthony D.
Do at least a 3/4 day if interested in catching bigger fish to allow for time to find fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Do at least a 3/4 day if interested in catching bigger fish to allow for time to find fish.
James  W.
James W. Cypress, TX
Offshore bite can vary quite a bit, but your odds of landing multiple billfish in a single day are high.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore bite can vary quite a bit, but your odds of landing multiple billfish in a single day are high.
Caleb  K.
Caleb K. Anchorage, AK
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Jefferson  P.
Jefferson P. Nevisdale, KY
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
George  D.
George D. Heredia, Heredia Province
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Christopher  F.
Christopher F. Pensacola, FL
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Canyon Lake, TX
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Jacob  O.
Jacob O. Rockford, WA
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Montgomery, MA
We were told this March was very unusual with the rain they were getting but it helped that was not so windy. Looks for a good weather and a company with positive reviews
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were told this March was very unusual with the rain they were getting but it helped that was not so windy. Looks for a good weather and a company with positive reviews
James  M.
James M. United States
Crew provided enough food and drinks for everyone. It is very hot in March recommend lots of Sun protection. Long sleeves shirts and head wear also lots of sunscreen lotion.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew provided enough food and drinks for everyone. It is very hot in March recommend lots of Sun protection. Long sleeves shirts and head wear also lots of sunscreen lotion.
Jesus  V.
Jesus V. Fort Worth, Texas
Carefully select the boat and captain. Most of te boats at Tamarindo do not have a toilet, an AC cabin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Carefully select the boat and captain. Most of te boats at Tamarindo do not have a toilet, an AC cabin
Douglas  M.
Douglas M. Pittsburgh, PA
Seek out Capt. Randy and the Talking Fish boat. He is an expert in the Tamarindo waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seek out Capt. Randy and the Talking Fish boat. He is an expert in the Tamarindo waters.
David  C.
David C. Cincinnati, OH
No frills, your out there to fish. Must take camera that takes videos or take a go pro.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
No frills, your out there to fish. Must take camera that takes videos or take a go pro.
Randall  F.
Randall F. Cartago, C
Bring a hard sided cooler so you can get your catch home. They fillet it right in the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a hard sided cooler so you can get your catch home. They fillet it right in the boat.
Chera  G.
Chera G. Costa Rica
Enjoy the company of a local expert. The weather and scenery won't disappoint.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Enjoy the company of a local expert. The weather and scenery won't disappoint.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Ottawa, Ontario
Always somthing to catch! We were here in March and had to come back not even a year later. Love the fishing, love the people. Piura Vida!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always somthing to catch! We were here in March and had to come back not even a year later. Love the fishing, love the people. Piura Vida!
Casey  K.
Casey K. United States

Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had a slow day of fishing, but there are always days like that. These guys fought for every bite. Even when they knew it meant getting home late and burning more fuel they made a last minute attempt to find yellowing tuna on a school of sardines being chased by spinner dolphins. One of the coolest experience seeing that many dolphins in one place.
David  B.
David B.
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great half day with Captain Gerald and Capullo fishing. We caught a few decent size fish and enjoyed the water and the sun. Captain Gerald has a lot of experience and set us up for a good day of fishing. We would definitely recommend them.
Scott  B.
Scott B. Dickinson, TX
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
We booked a 1/2 day fishing trip with Captain Noah and Darcy. We caught so much tuna in the first two hours my wife and I threw in the towel early. It was the best offshore fishing excursion we have ever been on. These two were the best and we enjoyed many conversations with them. Fully recommend. You will not be disappointed!
Henry  W.
Henry W.
Capullo Sportfishing
Capullo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
This was an excellent fishing trip I would 1000% recommend. The crew was friendly and most of all we caught fish!!!!! We caught everything we wanted and we learned a lot on the trip.
John  B.
John B. Atlanta, GA
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Had the best time ever! First time fishing and caught around 15 fish and a few large tuna. Amazing experience and very successful fishing trip with an amazing crew!
Erika  A.
Erika A. Nashville, TN
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
The guide was amazing. And friendly. I would rebook again. If I came back to Costa Rica. I recommend to anyone. He was friendly. Knowledgeable and did everything he could to get us fish. Other boats around us were not catching fish. And we were
George  B.
George B. United States
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
An amazing trip from beginning to end. Captain Noah & Darcy are topnotch, met all our needs. Knowledgeable about fish & other sea life as well as weather & fishing conditions. Were able to land a nice yellow fin tuna. A trip of a lifetime. Thank you!
Kathy  B.
Kathy B. Phoenix, Arizona
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(7 reviews)
Novel (Noh-vel) is a phenomenal fisherman. He knows where the fish are and they come in a hurry. Blackfin tuna, yellow fin tuna and the piece de resistance? Moby Dick! Ah... I mean, Saily McSailfish. Take your catch to El Chiringuito for "hook 'n cook" fish tacos. Pura vida!
Michael  O.
Michael O. Woodbury, MN
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had an amazing time fishing with Captain Daniel!!! I can’t wait to go with Maryola Tours and Captain Daniel again!!!
Ellerie  S.
Ellerie S. Canyon Lake, TX
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(45 reviews)
Great day of fishing! We saw sea turtles mating, dolphins, and a stingray flying through the air! Caught lunch and captain Daniel had a chef meet us on the beach to cook up our grouper! If you are looking for an authentic local experience, this is the place! Loved every minute! Thank you Daniel!
Wendy  R.
Wendy R. Fort Myers, FL
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(214 reviews)
Absolutely great experience with Sea Breeze Charters today. I booked the trip about 60 days in advance through Fishing Booker. Sea Breeze was terrific about communication and accommodating our targeted fish. The crew was friendly and cared for our requests. They were very knowledgeable about fishing and the local area. If you're looking for an outstanding day out on the water, I highly recommend chartering with Sea Breeze.
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Crossville, TN
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
The trip was great!!! We did a variety of fishing tactics, trolling, drift fishing and bottom fishing. Catching wahoo in Costa Rica was awesome!!! I definitely recommend you try it.
Carlos  C.
Carlos C. Richmond Hill, GA
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
My son and I had a great day on the water. Darcy and Noah were great. Was a perfect day on the water during a 3/4 day excursion. We trolled for sailfish and were sucessful. I caught my sailfish and my boy brought in dinner, and it was delicious. Captain and mate were very knowledgable and helpful with everything. I would definitally recommend them and would love to book them again whenever we return. Thank you for the great experience.
Nichoals  R.
Nichoals R. West Springfield, VA
Capullo Sportfishing
Capullo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip got some bites in the first hour. A bit slow after that but it just depends on the time of year you go out. We would go out with them again! The captain and his mate were very helpful. Thank you for a fun trip and some great homemade granola
Karen  W.
Karen W. Virginia Beach, VA
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(123 reviews)
captain Gerald worked very hard to put me on the fish you could see his expertise in fishing these waters caught my biggest Dorado over 50lbs n my first cubera snapper definitely will go again with Him nxt time thanyou for a day I won't forget
Maile  G.
Maile G. Lincoln Acres, CA
Capullo Sportfishing
Capullo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Caught a great snapper, rooster, mahi as well as some other good ones. Marlin were slow but not the boat’s fault. Highly recommend if you want a fishing vacation!
Rob  E.
Rob E.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Daniel was truly excellent. Extremely attentive and knowledgeable. He knows exactly where/how to catch fish in the area. We caught many yellowfin tuna and rainbow runners, as well as bonita for bait. The sailfish came off the hook at last minute! Highly recommend.
Adrian  V.
Adrian V. Pinecrest, FL
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(45 reviews)
Beautiful day and great time with Captain Daniel and first mate. Ask Captain Daniel to put us on any fish and he did quickly. We caught 8-10 yellowfin or skipjack tuna (2-20 lbs guess) and then shifted to fishing for larger gamefish. Had three sailfish hooked or taking bait but wasn't able to boat them. Saw a bunch of sea turtles and enjoyed eating some of the tuna at the restaurant right when we got back to shore. Overall great experience would highly recommend!
Chester  W.
Chester W. New Market, MD
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Solid six hours from start to finish. Excellent communication leading up to the pick up and we enjoyed Daniel's ideas on how to set up the day starting with some bottom fishing to catch dinner (Tile Fish, Grouper, Red Snapper, plenty!), then on to attempt some bigger top water fish. Larger fish were not hitting as much as expected but toward the end of the day we nailed two Yellowfin together which truly made the day. Highly recommend Maryola Tours! Pura Vida.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Canyon Lake, TX
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Captain Gerald is on point. Rough seas almost messed up the day and luckily Gerald knew the area well enough to base us behind a mountain to avoid the wind. We finally found some birds swarming over a school of tuna and we were able to catch a couple 20-30 pounders. Local restaurant on the beach cooked up our catch that evening. Boat was well equipped with gear (down riggers, lure variety) and the provided lunch was great. Highly recommend.
David  J.
David J. San José, SJ

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