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Tamarindo Fishing Charters

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Tamarindo: 97 fishing charters available

Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures

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trips from $450

Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (56)
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trips from $475

Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express

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trips from $988

Capullo Sportfishing

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trips from $900

Rhino Charger Sport Fishing

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trips from $800

35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach

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trips from $795

Coyote Sportfishing -  Coyote Tres

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trips from $900

OutCast - 27’ Dusky in Tamarindo

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trips from $780

Coyote Sportfishing – Coyote 10

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trips from $475

Tamarindo Fishing Trips

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trips from $350

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. 
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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
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Short boat ride to the fishing spots, mix of jogging and trolling and plenty of action. Great crew
CHRIS  W.
CHRIS W. Hastings, MN
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
I was worn out catching fish. 100 lb sailfish several nice sized Ahi. Really enjoyed the day with Gerald
Ed  H.
Ed H. Seattle, WA
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Noah and Darcy are great! We trolled and bottom fished. It was a great day!
Debra  H.
Debra H. Davidsonville, MD
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
the captain and the maid were excellent but please ,don't br8ng bananas to the boat it is bad luck 😂
Maribel  G.
Maribel G. Princeton, FL
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
My father and I had two amazing days of fishing with Captain Gerald! We caught Mahi, 6-7 nice Yellowfin Tunas (ranging from 25-40lb), Sailfish, among other species. Gerald instantly cleaned the fish and packed some fillets for us to have them cooked at El Chiringuito restaurant. He worked non stop to make sure we caught the fish we wanted. The owners Roy and Louise are also very gentle and kind people. Overall, it was a fantastic experience! Highly recommended! Hope to come back soon!
Vitor  M.
Vitor M. Arkansas City, KS
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
We decided to do a 3/4 day trip on our honeymoon and had a blast. Captain Noah and Darcy were very accommodating and made the trip a blast even in challenging fishing conditions. I highly recommend!
Colin  L.
Colin L. Ephrata, WA
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Captain and Darcy provided us with a great day on the water. They were very responsive and flexible when our plans changed and they worked hard to put us on quite a few fish.
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Arlington, VA
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
To call it a fishing charter doesn't do it justice. Sure we landed 7 fish in the boat. 3 Mahi, 1 Yellowfin, 2 snapper, and 1 grouper. But the day was so much more than that. Captain Gerald had us right in the thick of things from the jump. We saw whales, birds, hundreds of dolphins, and even rescued a sea turtle that had gotten caught in a tangled up long line. I've fished many times and this was hands down the best day I've had on the sea. Truly epic
Zac  S.
Zac S. Buckley, WA
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
I had a great time spending the day fishing, caught a couple Mahi, Tuna, and Culbera snapper. I was on holiday with my girlfriend she didn't enjoy the experience hence the tip **I tried she had the money** but overall I would recommend.
Tristan  Z.
Tristan Z. Port St. Lucie, FL
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
This fishing trip was a highlight of our vacation! I have never fished before and I caught a big yellowfin tuna and a yellowtail, which the Captain filleted for us and we brought to a nearby restaurant to be cooked. The crew was amazing! They took all of these pictures for us and found all of the best fishing spots. They made sure we had the best time and had fresh beer, pop, water and snacks available. Would definitely do this again and highly recommend to anyone in Tamarindo. 10/10!!!
Corey  B.
Corey B. Tampa, FL
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Absolutely recommend Sea Breeze for a great day of fishing! Noah & Darcy were so kind and helpful, going that extra mile to ensure we had a great experience. Not too hot, fish caught and friendly crew. Who could ask for more! Roy & Leah
Roy  M.
Roy M. Tyrone, GA
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Only reason for four star was that fish weren’t biting. Not anyone’s fault. This crew will work hard to provide great experience. Noah and Darcy were a delight. Had a great time and they made sure we caught some fish. Saw whales, turtle orgy and they even tracked down beers when we needed them. When I come back would book this trip in a heartbeat. Thanks crew for a great memory!!!!
John  C.
John C. Charlotte, NC
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Noah & Darci where excellent hosts for myself and the kids. We caught several tunas, a Tile fish and almost caught a huge Bull shark 🦈 I never realized how hard the crew would have to work to help us have a grand experience. Much respect to Noah & Darci & keep up the good work. One Love Big Mike
Karl  M.  D.
Karl M. D. San Marcos, CA
Coyote Sportfishing -  Coyote Tres
Coyote Sportfishing -  Coyote Tres
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
These are pics that I will keep until the next time I come here next year. This year sailfish and mahi-mahi, next year Marlin fishing. If you want to get some quality time in keep the fishing down to 2-4 people. I rented the boat for myself but took my tour guide I met here by chance along. He had a great time as well as I did.
Robert  H.
Robert H. Baytown, TX
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Had an excellent time with Captain Noah and Darcy, they did an excellent job putting us on fish and providing an excellent experience!
Joshua  D.
Joshua D. Houston, TX
Capullo Sportfishing
Capullo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 24 reviews
Great trip! We didn’t get the sailfish we hoped for but we had a blast catching some other fish and took home more than enough for a couple of meals. Owners run the operation well and the crew was great!
Chris  B.
Chris B. Mount Pleasant, SC
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed our half day trip with Sea Breeze adventures. The captain and mate worked hard to put us on the fish and we came away with filets for dinner!
Patrick  O.
Patrick O. Spicewood, TX
35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 24 reviews
Wanted to share the excitement of a sailfish on with my grandson, excellent day with all expectations met. What a great crew. Our highest recomendations
Mark  H.
Mark H. Spencer, IN
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Couldn’t have had a better experience. Great day fishing to say the least! Our boys are still talking about the fish they caught. Great memories!
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. San Antonio, TX
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing charter in Tamarindo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Insanely good fishing today! 15 species of fish, over 25 fish caught among 3 of us. The Captain knew exactly where to put us to catch fish off of some offshore reefs. Had the wahoo and yellowfin tuna cooked up at a local restaurant and it was crazy good! Would highly recommend them for a good time. Best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. Also, if you have them or can get them I would recommend buying/bringing Coltsniper lures. Good luck guys!
David  L.
David L. Mission Viejo, CA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Tamarindo

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Tamarindo costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $587, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $980. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Tamarindo is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures, Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner, and Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express are some of the most popular fishing charters in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. Full list of top fishing charters in Tamarindo.

Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures, Capullo Sportfishing/Rainbow Runner, and Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Tamarindo.

The best way to experience fishing in Tamarindo is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Marlin (Blue), and Roosterfish. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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? Check availability for local fishing charters in Tamarindo.

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