Costa Rica Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Costa Rica Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

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Best Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing in Costa Rica varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January, May to August and November to December. Low season is October. There is no closed season.
Costa Rica
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27,740 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Costa Rica: 203 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(68 reviews)
Herradura
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trips from $440
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
El Jobo
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(33 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $1,175

What anglers said about Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Costa Rica

It was a little choppy for us, weather was a bit overcast. Show up early, bring your seasickness medicine of choice (we used peppermint oil which was great), sit back and relax and enjoy your time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was a little choppy for us, weather was a bit overcast. Show up early, bring your seasickness medicine of choice (we used peppermint oil which was great), sit back and relax and enjoy your time!
Joshua  L.
Joshua L.
Be prepared for plenty of sun and a good fight when you get a fish on. The fish are beautiful and have some amazing colors to them.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be prepared for plenty of sun and a good fight when you get a fish on. The fish are beautiful and have some amazing colors to them.
Brent  G.
Brent G. DeKalb, IL
Sun screen. Hydrate. Patience. Enjoy every second being on the ocean. Watch for leatherback turtles. We saw two giant ones mating! You might get a pelican to join you. If you are at risk of motion sickness, get the patch or whatever you need to stay healthy on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sun screen. Hydrate. Patience. Enjoy every second being on the ocean. Watch for leatherback turtles. We saw two giant ones mating! You might get a pelican to join you. If you are at risk of motion sickness, get the patch or whatever you need to stay healthy on the water.
Michael  O.
Michael O. Woodbury, MN
Summer is the slower part of the season so if possible book a longer trip to give more time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Summer is the slower part of the season so if possible book a longer trip to give more time
Caleb  A.
Caleb A. Bluffton, SC
Check the weather first. When it rains to much the water is not clear enough.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather first. When it rains to much the water is not clear enough.
Wilhelmus  K.
Wilhelmus K. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Know what fish is available and butting in what months so you go in the correct amount to catch what you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what fish is available and butting in what months so you go in the correct amount to catch what you want.
Larry  H.
Larry H. Provo, UT
Most boats are not at docks. You will take a water taxi so your feet will get wet. Make sure you have water shoes or are willing to go barefoot on a rocky beach.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Most boats are not at docks. You will take a water taxi so your feet will get wet. Make sure you have water shoes or are willing to go barefoot on a rocky beach.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Fort Worth, TX
Great scenery, and good variety for fishing. If you want to catch mahi and billfish book a full day and get out to deeper water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great scenery, and good variety for fishing. If you want to catch mahi and billfish book a full day and get out to deeper water.
Jared  S.
Jared S. Allentown, Pennsylvania
Be ready for a great experience! Just being out on the ocean was a great experience and the fishing is very enjoyable. Recognize there may be significant periods of waiting for the fish to bite.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be ready for a great experience! Just being out on the ocean was a great experience and the fishing is very enjoyable. Recognize there may be significant periods of waiting for the fish to bite.
Chester  W.
Chester W. New Market, MD
Find a local captain. Bring some big poppers and top lures. White feather jigs are also good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a local captain. Bring some big poppers and top lures. White feather jigs are also good.
Rhett  P.
Rhett P.
It is just the start of rainy season, but fish were of good quality and amount. Just remember its called fishing, not catching so every trip is different. with no guarantee
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It is just the start of rainy season, but fish were of good quality and amount. Just remember its called fishing, not catching so every trip is different. with no guarantee
Scott  C.
Scott C.
Yes. These guys know the waters and will do everything to get the targeted fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. These guys know the waters and will do everything to get the targeted fish.
Paul  J.
Paul J. Nicoya, Guanacaste Province
Not the best time of year to catch fish, but the charters out of Quepos give you the best chance of catching them. The port was very well kept, clean, and professional. A great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not the best time of year to catch fish, but the charters out of Quepos give you the best chance of catching them. The port was very well kept, clean, and professional. A great experience.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Mamaroneck, NY
Use Gitana! Tell them you're a novice and ask to practice proper use of the reel beforehand. It is a bit of an art to keep a large fish in the hook.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Gitana! Tell them you're a novice and ask to practice proper use of the reel beforehand. It is a bit of an art to keep a large fish in the hook.
Tim  F.
Tim F. Kansas City, MO
Fish bite was slow when we went in June but still managed to hook on 3 Sailfish and landed 2 of them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish bite was slow when we went in June but still managed to hook on 3 Sailfish and landed 2 of them
Phil  B.
Phil B. Perez Zeledon, Provincia De San Jose
Be prepared for a great experience along the beautiful Costa Rican coast line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great experience along the beautiful Costa Rican coast line.
Fredy  M.
Fredy M.
Quepos in June produces, the weather might put you in a bind depending on how the storms line up but the fish are there and eating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Quepos in June produces, the weather might put you in a bind depending on how the storms line up but the fish are there and eating.
Brondum  K.
Brondum K. Pascagoula, MS
Stay Calm and Tuanis Mae. Be ready for a great experience fishing the waters in beautiful Costa Rica.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay Calm and Tuanis Mae. Be ready for a great experience fishing the waters in beautiful Costa Rica.
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Temper your expectations and listen to your crew. We had an idea of what we wanted - we communicated that and were open to being agile on the bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Temper your expectations and listen to your crew. We had an idea of what we wanted - we communicated that and were open to being agile on the bite.
Alexander  D.
Alexander D. Scottsdale, AZ
Be open to bottom fishing to increase your chances of success. We had some success trolling, but bottom fishing was much more successful.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be open to bottom fishing to increase your chances of success. We had some success trolling, but bottom fishing was much more successful.
Corey  B.
Corey B.