Jacó

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Jacó: 91 fishing charters available
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4.7 / 5
(46 reviews)
Jacó
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trips from $1,750
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4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Herradura
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trips from $625
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4.8 / 5
(230 reviews)
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4.7 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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trips from $660
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4.8 / 5
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(68 reviews)
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Jaco, Puntarenas Province are: Full list of top fishing charters in Jaco

The average price for a private 4 hour Jaco fishing trip is $814, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,288 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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Many fishing charters in Jaco 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 Jaco are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Jaco are:
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,347
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $620
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $620
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $2,200

Fishing in Jacó, Costa Rica is so good that locals claim that more record-breaking fish have been caught here than anywhere else in Central America. Access to the Gulf of Nicoya, numerous bays, and the deep waters of the Pacific would suggest they may be right! Hop aboard a charter here, and you’ll have the chance to target some of the world’s most sought-after fish.
 
So who are these fish? Well, a year-round Billfish population tops the target list, with Sailfish and three kinds of Marlin all popping up. The big game action doesn’t end there, though, with Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo also on the cards. 
 
Inshore, the exotic Roosterfish is a favorite of local and visiting anglers, while Snook also promises to keep you on your toes. Hit the reefs, and it’s all about meat for the BBQ. Go after Snappers, Mackerel, and Rainbow Runner and enjoy the fruits of your labor after a productive day out.
 
Thanks to the growing tourism industry in Costa Rica, fishing charters in Jacó have something for everyone. From four hour inshore trips to test the ropes to multi-day adventures offshore, everything is possible! Head to the town’s marina, up to the popular resort of Los Sueños or Playa Herradura, or down to Playa Hermosa and you’ll find a captain to take you to sea!
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler aboard a fishing charter in Jaco will need a fishing license. You can get them at the dock or online from INCOPESCA, and some captains may even get yours for you. Your captain will also make sure you stick to all legal size and bag limits, along with a whole load of other regulations.
Jacó
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 25519 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Jacó begins the new year in style. This is peak Billfish season, but that's not all you can catch from Los Sueños. Expect Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Don’t miss the Triple Crown Tournament!

February

Costa Rica fishing centers around Los Sueños in February. This is the best month of the year to catch Sailfish, with up to 30 hookups in a day being a relatively common occurrence. Better get out on the water fast!

March

Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna continue to make offshore fishing well worth your time. With hot dry weather and unforgettable fishing, Jacó and Los Sueños can make an ideal spot for Spring Break.

April

April is the last month of Costa Rica's dry season, and it's very hot. Make the most of the end of the peak season for the offshore pelagics and go out in search of Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin.

May

With rains come floods, which sweep floating debris out into the sea. This is perfect for Mahi Mahi fishing! Roosterfish, Snook, and Cubera Snapper also love the rain, so inshore is plenty of fun too. 

June

Wet and rainy weather continues, with the very best fishing being inshore for Roosterfish and more. Look for them feeding on bluerunners, who are loving the cooler waters caused by the rain.

July

Come fishing in Jacó in July, and this town's year-round fishery will not leave you disappointed, even though it's off-season. Look for Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi offshore, or fish the reefs for Jacks and Rainbow Runner. 

August

August is a great time to bag a discount in Costa Rica. With most tourists staying away because of the rain, you'll have a discounted rate at your hotel. And with hot Roosterfish action awaiting you, what more could you want?

September

The rain gets more intense after a brief respite in July and August. But if you can brave the weather, you'll find that numbers of Sailfish and Marlin are heating offshore, with Roosterfish remaining good inshore.

October

Expect Sailfish, Blue and Striped Marlin, and large numbers of Mahi Mahi to start showing up in Jacó's offshore waterways. Snappers and Groupers are still making for great table fare. Look for them over the local reefs.

November

The rainy season is finally over, and Billfish fishing gets serious once again. Look for Blue and Black Marlin as well as Costa Rica’s specialty – the Sailfish in the deep waters of the Pacific.

December

Expect calm seas and amazing fishing. Come to Jacó in December, and you won’t be alone – this is peak tourist season. It isn’t hard to see why. The seas are calm and hook ups of Sailfish and even Marlin are common.

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Check the reviews on fishingbooker.com and book your trip from there. Allin Sportfishing out of Herradura was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the reviews on fishingbooker.com and book your trip from there. Allin Sportfishing out of Herradura was awesome.
Robert  D.
Robert D. Loxahatchee Groves, Florida
Wear shorts and flip flops due to wading to dingy to take you to the boat. Be prepared to take fish home with you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear shorts and flip flops due to wading to dingy to take you to the boat. Be prepared to take fish home with you.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Clinton, IA
What ever is in season, follow your captains recommendation. He wants you to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What ever is in season, follow your captains recommendation. He wants you to catch fish!
Chlake  R.
Chlake R. San José, Provincia De San Jose
I would spend the extra dollars for the larger boats and professional crews
Very good
4.0 / 5
I would spend the extra dollars for the larger boats and professional crews
Jack  H.
Jack H. Kissimmee, Florida
we looked for a in-shore boat that provided cover from the sun - Costa Rica is only 8-12 degrees north of the equator the sun is very hot and very bright - bring good sun glasses preferably ones that cover the sides or wrap around -
Excellent
5.0 / 5
we looked for a in-shore boat that provided cover from the sun - Costa Rica is only 8-12 degrees north of the equator the sun is very hot and very bright - bring good sun glasses preferably ones that cover the sides or wrap around -
Ray  G.  J.
Ray G. J. Colo, Iowa
Sign up for fishing trip with Capt Henry Reyes and First Mate William on the Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako. This crew and outfit helped our crew of three first time deep sea anglers haul in a catch of 1 Mahi Mahi, 2 Sailfish, and 2 Red Snapper. It was a great day on the water and an unforgettable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sign up for fishing trip with Capt Henry Reyes and First Mate William on the Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako. This crew and outfit helped our crew of three first time deep sea anglers haul in a catch of 1 Mahi Mahi, 2 Sailfish, and 2 Red Snapper. It was a great day on the water and an unforgettable experience.
Javier  O.
Javier O. Yuba City, California
Talk with Captain before hand so you will be on same page as to what you want.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Talk with Captain before hand so you will be on same page as to what you want.
Juan  C.
Juan C. Nederland, Texas
Try to go earlier ...Jan or Feb....we went March 5 and still got 3 Sailfish, but things slow down some by then.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go earlier ...Jan or Feb....we went March 5 and still got 3 Sailfish, but things slow down some by then.
Steven  L.
Steven L. Suffield, Connecticut
Don't go crazy the night before. Eat a good breakfast. Hydrate all day and make sure to bring a camera.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't go crazy the night before. Eat a good breakfast. Hydrate all day and make sure to bring a camera.
Douglas C Went Jr
Douglas C Went Jr United States
In January, fishing out of Jaco for sails and marlin is usually quite good...especially on the larger boats going out 30-40 miles. But if you are interested in only dinner fish like grouper and snapper, I would recommend just a half-day trip on a smaller boat fishing more inshore.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
In January, fishing out of Jaco for sails and marlin is usually quite good...especially on the larger boats going out 30-40 miles. But if you are interested in only dinner fish like grouper and snapper, I would recommend just a half-day trip on a smaller boat fishing more inshore.
Jack  H.
Jack H. Apopka, Florida

Aguja Sport Fishing
Aguja Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Both captain and crew were excellent. All equipment was in excellent condition and ready for action. They worked hard all day to keep us on fish. Highly recommend.
Brian  K.
Brian K. Haliburton, ON
Aguja Sport Fishing
Aguja Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
1st rate if you truly love fishing. Great communication. Good guys, safety 1st a priority. Pura Vida! Mucho Gusto Alejandro y Alejandro!
Marc  T.
Marc T. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Guys were great. Equipment in great condition. Caught a couple of really big fish. Great half day out.
Alan  B.
Alan B. Atlanta, GA
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(171 reviews)
We raised several sailfish. Hooked four and landed three plus a token Dorado for dinner. Plenty of drinks and food on the boat. They are dialed in for what they do!
Gary  G.
Gary G. Salinas, CA
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Couldn’t have had a better experience. These guys were awesome. Put me on my bucket list fish and we had a great time doing it! Use these guys as you’re guide and you absolutely will not regret it.
Matthew  P.
Matthew P. Davidson, NC
Aguja Sport Fishing
Aguja Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had a great time even though storm had stirred up the water alot. Ended up with 2 roosterfish caught.
Oytun  A.
Oytun A. Jaco, P
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Had a very fun day of trolling and bottom fishing. Definitely recommend captain Carlos he was really nice and very well spoken English.
Ashton  C.
Ashton C. SIENNA PLANT, TX
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Fish not cooperating across the fleet we changed strategy and hit pay dirt. TROPHY SAIL in the 180lb class. Thx to Josh and Captain Henry!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Mandeville, LA
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
It was a slow day of fishing, but still very enjoyable. Bernardo and Chopa were knowledgeable and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this experience.
Matthew  L.
Matthew L. Palmer, AK
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Captain Henry and crew Nicolas both did all the necessary to provide a great fishing experience, fishing was a little slow but we caugh Sailfish and Dorado. I will come back to do fishing with Allin by sure. Thank you!
Fabian  O.
Fabian O. Neuquén, Neuquén
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Incredible full day trip with Capitan Mike and his crew. I went solo,but Nicholas and Tony still worked hard like they had a full boat of people. Always scanning and looking for signs of fish in the area. Being a fisherman in the states I had plenty of questions about fishing Costa Rica and Tony answered all of them for me. Had a great lunch with fresh fruit snacks and drinks “water,coke,beer” It was everything you could ask for in a trip. I’ll definitely be using them again when I come back.
James  D.
James D. Manvel, TX
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Went on a full day offshore trip with Capt Henry and mate Carlos. Having offshore fished often, I was very impressed with the effort put in by Henry and Carlos in putting out the spread and in changing things out to try and find what worked. The bite was slow that day, but we did manage to land a 300 lb blue marlin. Unfortunately, the fish got tail wrapped during the fight and didn't make it. Good, solid boat and great day on the water. Would definately recommend.
David  O.
David O. Virginia Beach, VA
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Had a fantastic day on the water with Captain Henry and Carlos - the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you gentlemen- looking forward to our next trip!
Scott  S.
Scott S. San Ramon, Provincia De Alajuela
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Henry and crew were fantastic. I absolutely recommend booking with them. They took care of everything and got us on some great fish!
Jacob  K.
Jacob K. Denver, CO
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
This is our third time on your boat and never a disappointment! We will always use you when we go fishing. Had the best experience ever on a fishing boat EVERY time!
Robert  C.
Robert C. Phoenix, AZ
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Awesome day on the water! Caught a huge sailfish . Started the day with Dorado on the fly. Henry and Carlos want to land fish as much or more than the client. Thanks for making it happen. Must gusto!
ADAM  G.
ADAM G. Steamboat Springs, CO
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Captain Henry is an experienced and consistent angler with excellent crew.
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Mandeville, LA
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Jaco Kayak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great crew who know how to dance with new partners. Equipment all working with out issues. We each had sonar. We had a slow day due to the moon tables and well fed fish. We saw Turtle, flying fish, rays, jelly fish, caught some new fish for us and a dinner. Even a recommendation on getting our catch cooked! Fish promptly bleed and iced.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Colorado Springs, CO
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
We had an awesome day of deep-sea fishing. Those people are very skilled and we'll connected. They got the info where to take us immediately after a school of yellowfin tuna was spotted and we had an awesome catch. We got 40-50lbs yellowfin tuna. Amazing
Dennis  D.
Dennis D. New York, NY
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Fishing charter in Jaco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
It could not have been a better day. We had two Mahi-Mahi on within the first 5 minutes of fishing. We caught a total of seven Mahi in about three hours. What a great trip! ... I highly recommend this if you want a trophy Mahi!
Sandy  D.
Sandy D. Linden, TX

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