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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. 
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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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Remember that it's called "fishing" and not "catching" for a reason. Some days the fish just aren't there. Understand which months are best for the type of fish you're hoping to catch. If you've got specific questions, contact the respective charter contact for details. All of them seemed very willing to assist and answer any questions.
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Remember that it's called "fishing" and not "catching" for a reason. Some days the fish just aren't there. Understand which months are best for the type of fish you're hoping to catch. If you've got specific questions, contact the respective charter contact for details. All of them seemed very willing to assist and answer any questions.
Alex  B.
Alex B. Dover, NH
Call and book the guys on the Ravens out of Marina Pez Vela. You will be more than satisfied!!!!
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Call and book the guys on the Ravens out of Marina Pez Vela. You will be more than satisfied!!!!
William  F.
William F. San Ramon, Provincia De Alajuela
Nice marina easy to find with a good breakfast out of the mini mart on sight. fishing grounds for us were an hour out so not to bad and the restaurant on sight cooked the fish up for us at the end of the day!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nice marina easy to find with a good breakfast out of the mini mart on sight. fishing grounds for us were an hour out so not to bad and the restaurant on sight cooked the fish up for us at the end of the day!
Steve  S.
Steve S. Lafayette, Louisiana
Get some inshore Roosters/Snappers & Jacks early, then try everything on offer - you can bottom fish species hunting inshore (and off-shore), or go after off-shore Bill-fish where the whole spectrum of lure taking hard fighting fish including Wahoo, Dorado, Jacks, Tuna, Amberjack and Rainbow Runners are present for most of the year.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get some inshore Roosters/Snappers & Jacks early, then try everything on offer - you can bottom fish species hunting inshore (and off-shore), or go after off-shore Bill-fish where the whole spectrum of lure taking hard fighting fish including Wahoo, Dorado, Jacks, Tuna, Amberjack and Rainbow Runners are present for most of the year.
Jon  M.
Jon M. Watford, England
Do this trip with an open mind - enjoy the full experience without focusing completely on the catch you personally want. Jackpot's commitment to conservation- keeping the game fish catch in the water - quick and safe release is commendable.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do this trip with an open mind - enjoy the full experience without focusing completely on the catch you personally want. Jackpot's commitment to conservation- keeping the game fish catch in the water - quick and safe release is commendable.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Quepos, Provincia De Puntarenas
Don't be afraid of using strong sunscreen, and be prepared to have a great time
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Don't be afraid of using strong sunscreen, and be prepared to have a great time
Kimberly  K.
Kimberly K. Ottawa, Ontario
100% recommended, the sportfishing in Costa Rica is excellent, all year you can to catch sailfish, mahi mahi or tunas. Also the inshore fishing is very good for roosterfish, mackarele and red snapper. Is better that you write by e-mail to Martin, the operation manager, he is like a friend in Costa Rica.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
100% recommended, the sportfishing in Costa Rica is excellent, all year you can to catch sailfish, mahi mahi or tunas. Also the inshore fishing is very good for roosterfish, mackarele and red snapper. Is better that you write by e-mail to Martin, the operation manager, he is like a friend in Costa Rica.
Sissi  A.
Sissi A. San José, Provincia De San Jose

JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
We spent the whole day trip trolling about 5 miles out. After the first 5-10 mahi we were ready to go for something else. Not too sound ungrateful, but we were ready to target a new species. We stayed and did the same exact thing. Ended up catching nearly 35 mahi. With that being said, if I pay for a full day I expect to target billfish/rooster after catching the same fish for almost 9 hours. Book half day with them OR MAKE IT A POINT AT THE DOCK WHAT YOU WANT TO FISH FOR
Wes  B.
Wes B. Birmingham, AL
Bucket List Sportfishing
Bucket List Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
On 11/3/2021, a group of 3 of us went on a 3/4 day trip with Bucket List. We had a great, successful, fun day! The seas were pretty rough, but being from Wyoming, we are use to rough conditions. It didn't stop Captain Jeff and his mate Jose (skinny man). They toughed it out right along with us and led us on to catch many Dorado. Will definitely rebook with Bucket List when back in Costa Rica. 100% recommend!!!
Amy  H.
Amy H. Piedmont, WY
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Captain Benn of Jackpot Sport Fishing boat was in dry dock, but arranged for us to go on the boat Swordfish. Captain Randy and mate Jose made the trip great! Caught a lot of fish and had a great day!
Mike  S.
Mike S. Saint Paul, MN
Bucket List Sportfishing
Bucket List Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
We’ve never had much luck on fishing charters. However that was definitely not the case this time around! We started catching Mahi 10 minutes after the lines were in - we caught 8+ Mahi before noon. We weren’t expecting to catch any sailfish after being told it’s been slow, but we landed 5!! All were 80-120 lbs. This was definitely an amazing experience and Jose was awesome
Alyssa  G.
Alyssa G. MEADOWBRK FRM, KY
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Weather and some finicky fish stopped us from an excellent day aboard the the Good Day but still landed some nice fish including my first sail. That's not to say the experience wasn't excellent! Owner/mate Benn walked us through every step... from bait, to spreaders, to teasers, to tactics. I've been out a few times before and was impressed. I will be going back to Costa Rica and will call Benn and the Good Day first!
Stephen  E.
Stephen E. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bucket List Sportfishing
Bucket List Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Captain and crew were amazing. Great boat. Perfect tackle and equipment. Worked hard to get us on fish and when changed plans when necessary. Ended up with tired arms from reeling in tuna after catching a nice sailfish. Great job and I would highly recommend this captain and his impressive boat.
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Houston, TX
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Check in was a snap, boat and crew ready to go immediately. It was top notch all day long. They know how to fish and they do whatever it takes to have a fun day on the water and catch fish. Lunch and snakes was great, plenty of food and drink. I highly recommend if your seeking a great fishing experience. Scott Brenner
Scott  B.
Scott B. Sarasota, FL
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Benn didn't just take us fishing, he taught us how to fish, explained what, why and how. "Good Day" was neat, tidy and clean. Captain Manual handled the boat beautifully. Altogether a great day on the water, and an ice chest full of tuna! 🇮🇲🇮🇲🇮🇲
James  A.
James A. San José, Provincia De San Jose
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Xavier and Bryner were awesome, put me on the fish! Caught 3 nice Sailfish and lost 3 others. Great day! Highly recommend!
Joseph  K.
Joseph K. Noel, MO
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Great trip - the guys worked hard to find us some fish - everyone caught several and it was just a great day on the water! Thanks to the crew - we’ll be back!
Dennis  M.
Dennis M. Perez, SJ
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
We fished the Good Day with Captain Manuel and Mate Santos. Early in the day we hooked up to a 100# Tuna, fought it for an hour but lost it at the boat. During the fight we were visited by a school of Pilot whales yards from the boat. Fishing slowed down, but Capt Manuel didn't give up. Without having to ask or say a word they stayed overtime till we hooked and released a 7' sailfish. We will definitly fish with these guys next time were in Quepos.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Paraiso, C
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Fishing was slow but that’s why they call it fishing...Capt and crew were excellent and never stopped all day.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Santa Fe, TX
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Wanted to catch rooster fish. Eventually landed smaller one after lunch. Had two others on line and lost them before we got them to boat...one had to be very large. Captain and mate very skilled and friendly. Would recommend this boat and captain to anyone.
Richard  I.
Richard I. Raleigh, NC
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Captain and mate were first rate. They had procured live bait for our focus on roosterfish. Equipment was Penn reels with leaders and circle hooks. Mate was skilled at rigging and captain found the fish. I took my wife and daughters and they were green within 30 minutes in the surf. The captain agreed to take them back in and then he put me on my first roosterfish. Appx 25-30lbs of beautiful hard fighting adventure. I would recommend without reservations
Rusty  C.
Rusty C. Fort Mill, SC
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
We had a 3/4 off shore charter with Capt. Ben and we had a blast, we caught some dolphin and a couple nice wahoos. He had a great crew that did all the work and I got to sit back and reel in fish after fish along with my wife. The equipment was 1st class and in great shape and he took all the pictures so we didn't have to worry about that either. Can't wait to go back and spend a couple more days this fall. Thanks Ben for a great trip!!!! Tight Lines...
Steve  S.
Steve S. Lafayette, Louisiana
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
We had a stellar experience with Benn, Manuel, and Jackson. They were attentive and made sure we always had what we needed and fed us snacks and the most delicious pineapple any of us has ever had. We caught one blue Marlin, which was on my dad's bucket list. You can't predict luck fishing, but with Jackpot, you know you'll be getting great service, fun people, and a good time. I'd go out with them again in a second.
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. Costa Rica
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
JP Sportfishing Tours - Wild Lady
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 7 reviews
Very nice,friendly, hard working, and highly skilled Capt and mates. Despite a number of pre-trip communications tackle on the boat was way heavier then we wanted to fish with.
Benjie  H.
Benjie H. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
great crew, really know their business. Excellent English. Full 9-9:30 hrs fishing daily. Fished 4 days . will fish with them again
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Sanford, North Carolina
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Benn organised everything bar the flights, he provided airport transfers, hotel, marina transfers, three days fishing on his boat Good Day as well as two half days on the super panga Cloie frijole. Every thing went as planned and I had numerous firsts and best fish including sailfish on my own spinning rod and snapper in slow jigs as an experienced angler I had a great time and am already booking my next holiday with Jackpot sportfishing
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Birmingham, England
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Quepos
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
We reserved our boat by internet and telephone to match our Windstar cruise timing. It came off without a hitch. My wife and I caught fish all day, the last one a sailfish and reason I came. We were able to provide the Windstar and it’s 150 passengers with enough tuna and Mahi Mahi for several fabulous meals. If you are looking experience, integrity, and talent, Jackpot will mean a successful day of Costa Rica fishing.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Boise, Idaho

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Quepos

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Quepos costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $677, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,278. 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 Quepos is 34 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Bucket List Sportfishing, Soleil Sport Fishing, and Reel Therapy Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Quepos, Puntarenas Province. Full list of top fishing charters in Quepos.

Bucket List Sportfishing, Soleil Sport Fishing, and Reel Therapy Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Quepos.

The best way to experience fishing in Quepos 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 Quepos, Puntarenas Province.

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

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Quepos.

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