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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 $615, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,060 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:

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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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Tamarindo are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $820
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $768
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,098
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,084
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,611
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,259

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
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4.3 / 5
Based on 25560 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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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
Do it. Great experience. We have fished Hawaii and Mexico. This is better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it. Great experience. We have fished Hawaii and Mexico. This is better.
Larry  M.
Larry M. San José, SJ
Do a little homework and realize the trophy fish to catch here are roosterfush and cuberra snapper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little homework and realize the trophy fish to catch here are roosterfush and cuberra snapper
Charles  R.
Charles R. Arlington, VA

Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(148 reviews)
Capt. Noah and Mate Darcy were excellent to be with, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Every effort was made in not so perfect conditions to catch fish. An 40# “reef donkey” aka Amberjack finished up my day, my arms could do no more! As a bonus whales provided some great viewing opportunities🐋 Highly recommend this couple for a very enjoyable time and professional fishing experience😎👍🏻😎
Bill  S.
Bill S. Oliver, WI
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Captain Gerald is awesome and knows his stuff! We were into Mahi Mahi all day and ended the day with a big Red Snapper. First class company from the booking to the actual fishing to helping me find a cooler at the end of the day to haul my fish back to the beach house. Great Experience and I'll absolutely use Capullo Sportfishing and specifically the Rainbow Runner boat again!
Matt  H.
Matt H. Midway, UT
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(148 reviews)
Noah and Darcy are both fantastic. We went on this trip with no fishing experience and they were more than happy to teach us everything we could absorb in one afternoon. It was a fun time and we caught more fish than we could eat! The next time in Tamarindo I would definitely book a trip with them again!
Thomas  B.
Thomas B. Santa Cruz, Provincia De Guanacaste
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
The weather was terrible, wind, high waves, yet we managed to catch some fish. Due to the terrible weather we had to return to shore. Sea Breeze booked us for another trip and kept in constant communication. We would recommend highly!!
Tom  J.
Tom J. Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
We had a blast! Definitely recommend booking with sea breeze fishing & adventures.
Ryan  W.
Ryan W. Steamboat Springs, CO
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Very good day on the water. Targeted dorado. Started out the day hooking up to Marlin. Fish lost due to Angler error. Ended up catching 3 Mahi To 45 “lbs. back on shore by noon. Very good captain and crew. Highly recommend booking with them. Very enjoyable day!!!
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Dallas, Texas
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Awesome experience from start to finish. Captain had plenty of snacks, food, and drink. He worked hard to keep us on the fish as long as he could.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Corinth, MS
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Captian Noah and Darcy were very friendly. They both spoke English well enough to have good conversations. They were very experienced in fishing. They gave us options on trolling or bottom fishing. We chose trolling we the best experience we caught Mahi Mahi, and over a 200lb Marlin. The weather was perfect. Noah cleaned our Mahi Mahi for us. We would highly recommend them.
Tina  Y.
Tina Y. Watkins, MN
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Coyote Sportfishing – Flamingo II
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great 1/2 day trip on Flamingo 2. Blue marlin, sailfish, and mahi-mahi. Highly recommend!
Brett  H.
Brett H. Briarcliff, TX
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
A totally first rate experience. We are a fishing family and I was looking for something for my sons 14th birthday. I did a lot of research and Sea Breeze came out as the best in Costa Rica. They certainly lived up to that reputation. Noah and Darcy were outstanding. They got us onto great fish and we had a brilliant day out. They work very well as a team and constantly looked after us. Highly recommended. Wonderful experience.
Edwin  D.
Edwin D. Santa Cruz, Provincia De Guanacaste
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Amazing experience out on the water. Experienced captain, we caught about 6-8 mahi mahi and also spotted dolphins and turtles. Good times with beer and more. The whole experience was amazing - would recommend 150%
Tanis  W.
Tanis W. United Kingdom
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Proper outing for a small boat ! If you’re apt to getting sea legs or sea sick……this may not be the boat for you. If you’re good with waves and swells and aren’t a pulse….. then book em !
Clint  G.
Clint G. San José, SJ
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Very good
3.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Great day with captain Gerald. Gerald is a quiet man of few words with 30 years of experience. We caught 4 Mahi Mahi this trip and ended up with a beautiful Sailfish. (unhook in the water). During this trip ended up in a large group of dolphins (+/-100) jumping and swimming along the boat! So beautiful :) When you are in Tamarindo and want to fish you can have a lot of fun at Capullo.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Etten, North Brabant
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Great trip! Highly recommend. We caught 5 dorado and 6 Tuna. The boat had comfortable cushion seating, ice chest with many choices, sandwiches, Darcy was very nice and great conversation. They knew where to go and the perfect timing on getting back. Will definitely book again on our next trip!
Shacarie  V.
Shacarie V. Santa Cruz, Provincia De Guanacaste
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Jose treated us to a wonderful day of fishing! He put us on some phenomenal mahi and capped the day with a sail fish! Amazing! Beverages were icy cold and fresh pineapple was a much appreciated treat! Highly recommend a trip on Coyote Fishing!
Sophie  M.
Sophie M. Anchorage, AK
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Very nice couple and a successful trip Having our catch for dinner tonight at a local establishment
Richard  A.  W.
Richard A. W. Castle Rock, CO
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Many thanks to Noah and Darcy for a wonderful trip! They put us on the Mahi and we just missed a sailfish. Saw dolphins, turtles, and whales. Many thanks to the team!
Reagan  S.
Reagan S. Austin, TX
Capullo Sportfishing
Capullo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a fantastic trip with Capullo in Taramindo, Costa Rica. We caught 12 Mahi Mahi and a Sailfish. The Captain and crew were excellent and the boat was well- equipped.
John  C.
John C. St. Louis, MO
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Great half day with Gerald. We were hoping for just one fish and caught 3 mani mani and a sail fish. Had probably 4 other bites as well. Captain is very experienced and put us on the fish. It’s fishing so sometimes you get em and some times you don’t , just have to bring the right attitude out and good things will happen !
Jared  L.
Jared L. Seward, AK
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(23 reviews)
Caught and released a nice sailfish - bottlenose dolphins kept us company during our trip.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Playas Del Coco, Provincia De Guanacaste

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