Tamarindo Fishing Charters

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Tamarindo: 89 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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trips from US $622
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trips from US $575
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tamarindo

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Tamarindo, Guanacaste are: Full list of top fishing charters in Tamarindo

The average price for a private 4 hour Tamarindo fishing trip is US $585, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,031 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Tamarindo that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Tamarindo are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Tamarindo are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Tamarindo are:

Many fishing charters in Tamarindo provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Tamarindo are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Tamarindo?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Tamarindo are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – CA $814
  • 5-hour fishing trips – CA $1,259
  • 6-hour fishing trips – CA $1,323
  • 7-hour fishing trips – CA $1,733
  • 8-hour fishing trips – CA $1,911
  • 9-hour fishing trips – CA $2,015

Fishing in Tamarindo

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Tamarindo

It wasn’t the best fishing ever but to catch mahi when there not hot was great. We saw tons of porpoises and lots of life. We didn’t get any billfish but from hearing it says there hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It wasn’t the best fishing ever but to catch mahi when there not hot was great. We saw tons of porpoises and lots of life. We didn’t get any billfish but from hearing it says there hot.
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Absolutely. It was my wife’s first time fishing and she had an absolute blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. It was my wife’s first time fishing and she had an absolute blast.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
You will get wet from ocean spray. Bring clothing appropriate for the conditions. I had a waterproof wind breaker. It helped
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will get wet from ocean spray. Bring clothing appropriate for the conditions. I had a waterproof wind breaker. It helped
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Stay hydrated and wear SPF fishing shirts, hat and sunglasses. Don't forget sunblock and a healthy attitude.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Stay hydrated and wear SPF fishing shirts, hat and sunglasses. Don't forget sunblock and a healthy attitude.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Give it a try! There’s never any guarantee that you’ll catch anything and we knew that going in. Managed to haul in five fish
Very good
4.0 / 5
Give it a try! There’s never any guarantee that you’ll catch anything and we knew that going in. Managed to haul in five fish
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
En caso de querer pescar a jigging un poco fino recomiendo llevar equipo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En caso de querer pescar a jigging un poco fino recomiendo llevar equipo
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Yes. I was a kid the last time I went so I was basically first time. Daniel and John could not have been more helpful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. I was a kid the last time I went so I was basically first time. Daniel and John could not have been more helpful.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Know that this is a smaller boat without restrooms. Also know that the wind can make things a bit rough but also expect to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that this is a smaller boat without restrooms. Also know that the wind can make things a bit rough but also expect to catch fish!
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Yes, and communicate to the captain the type of fishing and species that you are interested in. I would definitely fish again with Noah, Julian, and Darcy again and highly recommend them. They kindly explained to me my concerns and I understand. Therefore my overall rating is 5 (great)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, and communicate to the captain the type of fishing and species that you are interested in. I would definitely fish again with Noah, Julian, and Darcy again and highly recommend them. They kindly explained to me my concerns and I understand. Therefore my overall rating is 5 (great)
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures Belgrade, Belgrade
Be ready for anything with the ocean. It started with choppy waters, went calm for half the trip and stirred up to bigger swells the closer to noon it got. I’d strongly suggest morning as it was predicted rain every afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything with the ocean. It started with choppy waters, went calm for half the trip and stirred up to bigger swells the closer to noon it got. I’d strongly suggest morning as it was predicted rain every afternoon.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing is unpredictable. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t catch the exact fish you set out to catch, just enjoy the experience and have fun catching the large game fish in the area.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing is unpredictable. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t catch the exact fish you set out to catch, just enjoy the experience and have fun catching the large game fish in the area.
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
I would highly recommend connecting with Henry and his crew if you want to have an amazing day out on the ocean. Definitely worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend connecting with Henry and his crew if you want to have an amazing day out on the ocean. Definitely worth it.
Henry The King Fisher
Henry The King Fisher
Pick Sea Breeze. Super efficient and productive. We walked from our hotel to the beach where they picked us up. No hassles. All planned out and executed at the highest level. A+
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick Sea Breeze. Super efficient and productive. We walked from our hotel to the beach where they picked us up. No hassles. All planned out and executed at the highest level. A+
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Book with Daniel from Maryola tours. He will look after you and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Daniel from Maryola tours. He will look after you and put you on fish.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
My brother in law had never fished before and felt safe and was taken care of by the captain and crew. My two boys and I had the trip of a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My brother in law had never fished before and felt safe and was taken care of by the captain and crew. My two boys and I had the trip of a lifetime.
Coyote Sportfishing -  Coyote Tres
Coyote Sportfishing -  Coyote Tres
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.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing 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.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours 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.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
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.
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
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.
Coyote Sportfishing – SALSA
Coyote Sportfishing – SALSA Cypress, TX

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Tamarindo?

Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Clear instructions were given on price and meet-up location. Captain Novel was kind, attentive and had pineapple and drinks on ice for us. We pulled in tuna 5 minutes after dropping lines, catching 8 Tunas total on our 4 hour trip. For ladies, there is a toilet on board if needed. I will definitely book with Novel again. Only nextime, I will book directly with them, as fishbooker app keeps the deposit instead if giving it to the fisherman! Link below. https://www.costatamarindo.com/
Cody  C.
Cody C.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Awesome trip!! Captain Daniel is the man to book your next trip with….has been fishing these waters for a long time. Don’t miss out!
Paul  H.
Paul H.
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
To start things off the boat was a very well designed boat and rode very well. To the captain and the mate the were very nice. The mate was always asking if we needed anything and was working hard to get the right lures.As well the captain tried his best to get us on fish. All though we didn't catch any bill fish but we got 2 nice Mahi mahi. Overall the experience was great and I definitely recommend this fishing for others.
Rich  D.
Rich D.
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
The Captain and crew all worked hard to make sure we had a good time. Everything was as expected or beyond. The lunch they served on deck was much better than I expected.
James  W.
James W.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(26 reviews)
It was forecasted for wind so the captain suggested to leave at 6am. We did. Went about 2 miles out starting to troll about 2 hours It got so rough wind got to 30 miles per hrs. Came inshore to finish trip few small fish we requested off shore fishing. We needed to cancel 2 ND day a booked a larger boat. Crew was trying to please us no fault of there's
Richard  D.
Richard D.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
I had a great time fishing, caught some nice large fish. Crew and captain are super knowledgeable and friendly, and were able to put me on fish right away, I will be going back!
Travis  H.
Travis H.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Five hours out, caught 2 nice mackerel and a tuna. Did both out and inland fishing. Our captain was kind and experienced. We had a good trip overall. Would recommend.
Jerry  L.
Jerry L.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(254 reviews)
Wegen starkem Wind konnten wir leider nur inshore fischen, aber Noah und Darcy haben unermüdlich versucht uns zum Fisch zu bringen. Das wurde auch belohnt mit African Pompano, spanish Macarel und diverse Kleinfische wie Skorpionfisvh, Grooper etc. Es gab leckeres Obst, Sandwich, Snacks und reichlich kühle Getränke. Darcy war total nett und hat alles getan um uns einen schönen Angeltag zu bereiten, vielen Dank.
Daniela  M.
Daniela M.
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Everything about this trip was great from the planning, to the crew to the fishing was amazing and well run! Great experience and would highly recommend!!!!
Douglas  F.
Douglas F.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
I went out to try and catch a Rooster Fish. It wasn’t meant to be but In my half day trip we did catch 2 Bonita and 5 Amberjacks. It was a fun day. The boat is nice, the equipment is in great condition and the crew is outstanding. I’d use this boat again.
Tim  F.
Tim F.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(254 reviews)
I don't fish but took excursion for my son in law. I actually had a great time and was surprised by how enjoyable it was. we did a lot of active fishing and I worked up quite the sweat by end of the day. Would do the trip again in a heartbeat. Noah and Julian were great guides.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M.
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
We are a family of three who wanted to catch dinner, and we sure did. Captain and mate were attentive and knowledgeable. We all caught tuna mackerel and had a great time doing it. Duration was just right, came back and had some of our catch cooked at El Chiringuito. Perfecto!
John  M.
John M.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Daniel was a great captain! We tried hard to make it a 3/4 day but the weather wouldn’t cooperate that. Despite that Daniel helped us catch some massive tuna and we did some bottom fishing. This is the one to do!
Jason  K.
Jason K.
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(141 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Captian Gerald on Feb 19, 2024. Almost landed the CR grand slam. Ended with 1 nice sailfish, 1 nice bull mahi and had a wahoo break us off. The wind was high resulting in rough seas but Gerald was adept at navigating the conditions.
Derek  C.
Derek C.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(254 reviews)
Darcy and Noah were very professional and personable! We caught 6 different species with a total of 14 fish! There was also viewings of dolphins, stingrays and whales while on board! The snacks were great (fresh fruit, chips, sandwiches, granola bars, water and drinks) and they even cut up some fresh tuna to snack on as we caught it! In all it was a great day! Darcy and Noah were also always prompt with returning messages prior to the fishing trip!
Julianne  D.
Julianne D.
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Capt. Gerald was the best, we made a plan first thing on what we would fish for and that’s what we did. Very knowledgeable, very nice, very professional. I would highly recommend ! Caught enough Grouper to eat for a week ! Will be back for another trip 😎
Tony  S.
Tony S.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
I had such an amazing morning with Captain Daniel and his mate. Capt put me on the tuna and I caught more than I could handle. We trolled and bottom fished and he was all about getting fish in the boat. I hope I can fish again with them someday.
Kaila  B.
Kaila B.
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Capt Gerald was excellent. We caught and released several big fish inshore including a big cubera and a rooster! Awesome!
Ryan  S.
Ryan S.
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
We had so much fun. My 10 Year old caught several fish. Capt was very experienced and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend
Michelle  M.
Michelle M.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
I had my mind made up that Roosterfish was my #1. Took some work but due Captain Novels knowledge of the waters and species it happened.
Michael  H.
Michael H.

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