Quepos Fishing Charters

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Quepos: 88 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Quepos
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trips from US $1,275
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Quepos
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trips from US $875
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trips from US $500
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trips from US $550
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4.7 / 5
(60 reviews)
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trips from US $275
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Quepos

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Quepos, Puntarenas Province are: Full list of top fishing charters in Quepos

The average price for a private 4 hour Quepos fishing trip is US $656, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,326 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

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The top 3 types of fishing in Quepos are:

Many fishing charters in Quepos 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 Quepos are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Quepos are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $275
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $550
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $781
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $775
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,275
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $821
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,453
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $800
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $2,362

Fishing in Quepos

Three rivers flow to the ocean in Quepos, Costa Rica, and we all know what that means – excellent fishing! Hit the bays and estuaries inshore and get your fill of action, but that’s not all! The nearshore reefs and deep waters offshore are all within reach, and there are plenty of Quepos fishing charters waiting to take you to them. Come and target some of the most prized fish in the world!
 
Don’t believe us? Roosterfish grow to incredible sizes inshore, and that’s just the beginning. Jacks, Snook, and Mackerel are also possible catches! Hit the reefs for non-stop bottom fishing action, with Snappers and Groupers stealing the show and your line here.
 
However, if you’re looking for the fight of your life and a real trophy to boot, you’ll want to head offshore. The deep waters of the Pacific hold plenty of monster Marlin, stunning Sailfish, and impressive Wahoo. And not only that, but you can also go after Tuna and Mahi Mahi to bring back for a beachside BBQ.
 
Inshore and nearshore trips can last anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day, with shorter trips being most suitable for families and beginners. However, serious anglers simply must take advantage of the offshore bite that goes on year-round. Book at least eight hours to get out to the deep, or you could even take advantage of multi-day trips. Whatever you want, there’s a fishing charter in Marina Pez Vela for you!
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler on a Quepos fishing charter will need a license to cast their line. Check with your captain if they can arrange one for you. If not, the process is pretty simple on INCOPESCA’s website. Other than that, you should also know that Roosterfish and Billfish are all catch-and-release. 
Quepos
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28541 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Quepos Fishing Seasons

January

Kick off the year with screaming drag and multiple hookups of Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, with the constant chance of a Marlin making each bite even more exciting.

February

Can you think of anything more romantic than cruising out to the beautiful beaches of Tortuga Island next Valentine's Day? How about battling monster pelagics offshore? OK, Maybe not romantic, but certainly fun!

March

March is the driest month of the year in Costa Rica, making for great fishing both inshore and offshore. Sight fish for Roosterfish and Snook inshore, or troll for Billfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi offshore.

April

April is tournament season in Quepos, with the IGFA World Championships taking center stage among the many Billfishing competitions in the area. This also makes April a very expensive time to visit.

May

Blue Marlin really hit their stride in Quepos by May, joined by big Yellowfin Tuna and the permanent populations of Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The reefs and shallows are also packed with great fish.

June

The high chance of rain can sometimes wash out the best fishing offshore, but you can always hit the reefs for some tasty Snapper. If you're up for a fight, fish the river mouths for big Roosterfish.

July

The rain usually drops off slightly in July, ahead of the biggest downpours of rainy season. Blue and Black Marlin are both around in big numbers this time of year, so take your chance and get out there!

August

August is much the same as any month in Quepos, meaning that it's amazing! Fish inshore for Roosterfish, Snook, and Jacks, hit the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, and Barracuda, or head offshore for big Billfish.

September

All of Central America gained independence on the same day in 1821. These days, September 15 is celebrated with parades, fairs, music, and dancing. Combine your angling adventure with a fiesta!

October

The bite may slow up offshore in October, but things never get dull inshore. You could spend the rest of your life here and never get bored of the awesome inshore species like Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper.

November

The rain finally drops off in November, making heading offshore more feasible. As always, you'll be met by a great mixed group of pelagic species, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin.

December

Beautiful green countryside, a sunny 85 degrees, world-class fishing.. if Quepos isn't at the top of your list for the holiday season it certainly should be! It won't exactly be a White Christmas, but you'll manage.

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What anglers said about fishing in Quepos

Cash is king; almost all transportation is cash only (dollars or colones). Sunscreen and proper clothing; the sun is strong and the humidity is high.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cash is king; almost all transportation is cash only (dollars or colones). Sunscreen and proper clothing; the sun is strong and the humidity is high.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Book your trip with a native son of Quepos Capt. José’ will put you on the fish !!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with a native son of Quepos Capt. José’ will put you on the fish !!!
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Go offshore. We did inshore last year and only caught 3 fish all day. Offshore we caught 25+ and they were so fun to catch. Wear lots of sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go offshore. We did inshore last year and only caught 3 fish all day. Offshore we caught 25+ and they were so fun to catch. Wear lots of sunscreen!
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Wear a longsleeve shirt, sunglasses, and a hat for extra sun protection. Most all people do.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a longsleeve shirt, sunglasses, and a hat for extra sun protection. Most all people do.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Quepos has a very nice Marina. Plan to spend a little extra time looking at the shops and restaurants in the marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Quepos has a very nice Marina. Plan to spend a little extra time looking at the shops and restaurants in the marina.
The Relaxer
The Relaxer
Make sure species you want to catch are present in the area, different season=different species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure species you want to catch are present in the area, different season=different species
Cowboy Fishing Boat
Cowboy Fishing Boat
Make sure your captain takes the time to catch live bait if you're fishing inshore! The more bait you have, the better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your captain takes the time to catch live bait if you're fishing inshore! The more bait you have, the better.
Quepos Osmak Fishing CR
Quepos Osmak Fishing CR
Be prepared for afternoon heat. PRE hydrate. If prone to seasickness, reconsider. Dont drink too much alcohol, makes it hard to fight big fish. Remember some fish are compulsory catch and release. Billfish often explode spectacularly out of the water, keep cameras ready. The biology of the ocean is not under your control; if fish dont hit thats life. Likewise they may hit big time; be ready. Crews are lifelong experts, trust them to do a brilliant job. Pura vida and good fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for afternoon heat. PRE hydrate. If prone to seasickness, reconsider. Dont drink too much alcohol, makes it hard to fight big fish. Remember some fish are compulsory catch and release. Billfish often explode spectacularly out of the water, keep cameras ready. The biology of the ocean is not under your control; if fish dont hit thats life. Likewise they may hit big time; be ready. Crews are lifelong experts, trust them to do a brilliant job. Pura vida and good fishing.
Amy's Dream
Amy's Dream
Absolutely! This was my sisters first time out to sea and she caught a beautiful sail fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! This was my sisters first time out to sea and she caught a beautiful sail fish
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Do not go to catch, go to fish. It’s the experience that matters and catching is the reward.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not go to catch, go to fish. It’s the experience that matters and catching is the reward.
Dia Tuanis Sport Fishing
Dia Tuanis Sport Fishing
Couldn't believe how much we caught. Ended up heading in early because one of our kiddos was really sea sick the but crew even helped him catch a huge sailfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Couldn't believe how much we caught. Ended up heading in early because one of our kiddos was really sea sick the but crew even helped him catch a huge sailfish.
Three Brothers by AquaQuepos
Three Brothers by AquaQuepos
Ask the captain to explain what the plan was, we were unsure so asked. We did some inshore fishing. They help hook fish and you reel it in. They knew the spots and were excellent at fishing. Recommend the crew and boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the captain to explain what the plan was, we were unsure so asked. We did some inshore fishing. They help hook fish and you reel it in. They knew the spots and were excellent at fishing. Recommend the crew and boat.
Quepos Osmak Fishing CR
Quepos Osmak Fishing CR
Prepare yourself for the angry Costa Rican sun ☀️! The fishing is great, but Mother Nature will make you pay for every catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare yourself for the angry Costa Rican sun ☀️! The fishing is great, but Mother Nature will make you pay for every catch!
Cowboy Fishing Boat
Cowboy Fishing Boat
We were fishing for the first time here. We left with no real expectations except that the crew would do their best to put us on fish and that's exactly what they did. We cannot recommend them enough!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were fishing for the first time here. We left with no real expectations except that the crew would do their best to put us on fish and that's exactly what they did. We cannot recommend them enough!
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Contact the Rellaxer, bring lots of sun tan lotion and hit the gym before you go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Rellaxer, bring lots of sun tan lotion and hit the gym before you go!
The Relaxer
The Relaxer
If you’re really into catching lots of fish you should book for Costa Rica trip around the time that particular fish is running. We had hoped for tuna, but this wasn’t the time to catch tuna. Communication with the captain is essential. We were very happy with the Mahi we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re really into catching lots of fish you should book for Costa Rica trip around the time that particular fish is running. We had hoped for tuna, but this wasn’t the time to catch tuna. Communication with the captain is essential. We were very happy with the Mahi we caught.
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Just, enjoy it, your not always going to catch fish. It's called fishing not catching. For new people this is perfect, you can see the beautiful land and hopefully have lot's of action.!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just, enjoy it, your not always going to catch fish. It's called fishing not catching. For new people this is perfect, you can see the beautiful land and hopefully have lot's of action.!
Soleil Sport Fishing
Soleil Sport Fishing
Sunscreen and hydration!!! Surprisingly, there were no bugs this time of year. Finally, sun protection and water!!! The sun here is no joke. Long pants and sleeves are best. And a good hat and glasses.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sunscreen and hydration!!! Surprisingly, there were no bugs this time of year. Finally, sun protection and water!!! The sun here is no joke. Long pants and sleeves are best. And a good hat and glasses.
Mangrove Fishing Tours
Mangrove Fishing Tours
The Mahi were big; there were many sailfish (we had a dozen sailfish hits/fought fish/could see them bite on surface and/or jump), but they would throw the hook before getting them to boat or not hookup long. First time sailfishing for us, so we are not experienced in fishing for them (but we do a lot of fishing). Some were huge too. We were only fishing 19 miles offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Mahi were big; there were many sailfish (we had a dozen sailfish hits/fought fish/could see them bite on surface and/or jump), but they would throw the hook before getting them to boat or not hookup long. First time sailfishing for us, so we are not experienced in fishing for them (but we do a lot of fishing). Some were huge too. We were only fishing 19 miles offshore.
Quepos Sportfishing
Quepos Sportfishing
Respect not to be let down . Just turn up and these guys will work so hard to fin your fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Respect not to be let down . Just turn up and these guys will work so hard to fin your fish
Quepos Sportfishing
Quepos Sportfishing

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Quepos?

Ñito II Sportfishing
Ñito II Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Pas de poissons mais des centaines de dauphins c'était féerique. Ont a adoré.
Marc  R.
Marc R.
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We really enjoyed this trip. Jose and his helper worked very well together to make sure we had a great trip. A couple of Jose's friends were out in other boats and they didn't catch anything. I'm glad we were with Jose so my husband could reel in his sail fish.
Dee  D.  R.
Dee D. R.
The Relaxer
The Relaxer
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had an amazing day out on this boat. The open bow made for much more room than most boats. Also a very smooth ride on the water. Captain did nothing but try to get us into fish, and we were successful. Highly recommend this boat, we will book again.
Joshua  M.
Joshua M.
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(60 reviews)
Verry friendly crew wich is passionated and expired in what the do! They do everything for your catch. Snaks beer and drinks on board are good. Thanks again!
Emmanuel  M.
Emmanuel M.
Quepos Sportfishing
Quepos Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain and crew went the extra mile even working over time on a tough day where the bite wasn't hot.. Fresh pineapple, good communication, and great sense of humor. Will use them again.
Greg  W.
Greg W.
The Relaxer
The Relaxer
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
We set out on a 3/4 tour and succeeded in catching a sailfish within 2 hours of fishing. after trying a bit longer in the same area we decided to chase the tuna schools and successfully landed 6 tuna between me and my wife. Our captain Chicho, and mate Roy kept the cervezas flowing and the piñas juicy. We crushed our Burritos on the way in and enjoyed the crew's company.
Benton  S.
Benton S.
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Avid saltwater fisherman for many years but first trip to Quepos, José and David (first mate) are a class act. The dynamic duo know their stuff and where the fish are. Caught snook, mangrove snapper, wahoo and more! I’ll definitely be back, already looking to November when the BIG Mahi come in !!
John  A.
John A.
Soleil Sport Fishing
Soleil Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Elier and Anthony are amazing! I brought my wife and son and they were thoughtful, safe and patient. We caught so many fish we were exhausted by the end:) You will not regret using them!
Michael  G.
Michael G.
Quepos Sportfishing
Quepos Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Jerry took us to a place near the marina where we got lots of fish to shoot.Need to be a good swimmer with the current/surf effect and move slowly to get close enough for reasonable shot.Brought home dinner of lobster and many fish!
John  B.
John B.
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Capt. put us on tuna and the sailfish was a bonus. Crew worked really well with my 13 yr old son.
Greg  D.
Greg D.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Ricardo and Christian worked well together and MADE SURE we caught fish. Two Rooster fish, one large mangrove snapper and two red (mutton) snappers-these were perfect sized to be cooked whole. We had 4 meals from the fresh fish we caught.
Paul  C.
Paul C.
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Eric and his crew took us out for a 7 hr offshore charter. They we caught several tuna early then went in search of something better. We reeled in a large sail fish which was the highlight. Hooked 3 more but lost them in the battle. The crew was very attentive. Great lunch and plentiful drink options..
Chris  V.
Chris V.
Quepos Sportfishing
Quepos Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
They delivered! We caught more than 10 nice Tuna and our last fish,a Red Snapper,was our dinner at our hotel!
John  B.
John B.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
We enjoyed our family fishing trip ( kids ages 9, 12) with Ricardo on Idra 2 very much! He was a great captain, provided help when we needed it and stepped back when we didn't. We caught barracuda and Spanish mackerel. Restaurant at the marina cooked the mackerel for us-- it was delicious. I would highly recommend!
Marie  R.
Marie R.
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
This is the boat and crew for you if you want action catching fish! We enjoyed catching sailfish and yellow fin tuna. We had a great time and the crew did an amazing job!!
Forrest  H.
Forrest H.
Soleil Sport Fishing
Soleil Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Could not ask for better captain and crew great experience and beautiful day! 10/10 great value would go again!
Elliot  H.
Elliot H.
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Very good
4.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Fishing was slow but had a great time with Hose and his mate. Jose was very knowledgeable and gave us some tips on what else to do while in Costa Rica. Him speaking, English was really nice for us from Wisconsin USA.
Sean  K.
Sean K.
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
An awesome day fishing on the “Great Day”. Crew really knew the waters and put us on the fish we wanted.
Christopher  K.
Christopher K.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
If you’re looking for a great time catching Rooster Fish(or any fish for that matter), Ricardo and Christian should be your first choice! The crew was very knowledgeable on catching rooster fish, good at coaching you on technique, and their communication throughout the whole experience was great. We came for roosters and they put us on two big fish. The only thing I would do different is book a full day if we had more time!
Cory  P.
Cory P.
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Fishing charter in Quepos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We were in Costa Rica on vacation and booked a 3/4 day offshore trip with Nautiventures (party of 8). 4 adults and 4 children (ages 10-14). Fishing was awesome - Captain Eric put us on some Yellowfin tuna, Mahi and Sailfish. The mates prepared fresh fruit, sashimi dip/tortillas and chicken/fried rice. The entire crew was friendly, responsible and worked hard to create a great experience for all. Thank you!!
Eric  M.
Eric M.

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