Puntarenas Province Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Puntarenas Province Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Top Puntarenas Province Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Destinations

Best Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters in Puntarenas Province

Puntarenas Province: 114 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $950
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(104 reviews)
Herradura
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trips from $560
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(23 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(106 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $950

Puntarenas Province Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing in Puntarenas Province 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.
Puntarenas Province
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27,733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Puntarenas Province

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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Great service. Personal service which is hard to find now with all this technology.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great service. Personal service which is hard to find now with all this technology.
Jarrick  R.
Jarrick R. Rockford, IL
Try shoreline first because it is more accessible and there are plenty of fish. DEEP SEA: At least 2 persons, spend the dollars for a larger boat, try to avoid turist season.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try shoreline first because it is more accessible and there are plenty of fish. DEEP SEA: At least 2 persons, spend the dollars for a larger boat, try to avoid turist season.
Mark  L.
Mark L. HILLTOP MALL, CA
I'd definitely recommend fishing out of Sierpe - it's totally different that fishing out of a large marina... Super cool experience. You get to see the Sierpe River and experience great fishing conditions in a very nice area of Costa Rica.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd definitely recommend fishing out of Sierpe - it's totally different that fishing out of a large marina... Super cool experience. You get to see the Sierpe River and experience great fishing conditions in a very nice area of Costa Rica.
Chad  M.
Chad M. Jupiter, FL
Go for a full day if you want to catch multiple fish. Don't get too worked up over the little things, they work hard for you. Enjoy the experience come what may Pura Vida.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go for a full day if you want to catch multiple fish. Don't get too worked up over the little things, they work hard for you. Enjoy the experience come what may Pura Vida.
Brent  C.
Brent C. Rexburg, ID
The weather tends to be nice in early May. Low chances of rain, especially during the mornings. It's not usually too windy, so not very choppy. There's mahi to be had at this time of the year, though they tend to be on the smaller size. You can go chase yellow-tail, but it might be too far offshore for a half-day trip, so if yellow-tail is your target I'd go for a full-day trip. Bring lots of sunscreen and sun protection (long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather tends to be nice in early May. Low chances of rain, especially during the mornings. It's not usually too windy, so not very choppy. There's mahi to be had at this time of the year, though they tend to be on the smaller size. You can go chase yellow-tail, but it might be too far offshore for a half-day trip, so if yellow-tail is your target I'd go for a full-day trip. Bring lots of sunscreen and sun protection (long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses)
Gerardo  S.
Gerardo S. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Be prepared for the heat, and follow the captains advise. You can’t change what is biting and what is not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the heat, and follow the captains advise. You can’t change what is biting and what is not.
Michael  P.
Michael P. Thorndale, TX
Fish with Captain Randy and Dave! Kid friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Captain Randy and Dave! Kid friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Long Beach, CA
Make sure your captain has bait lined up before you arrive. It's gonna take time to fish for the big stuff and there is Nooo reason to pay to bait fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Make sure your captain has bait lined up before you arrive. It's gonna take time to fish for the big stuff and there is Nooo reason to pay to bait fish.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Seattle, Washington
Go with Capitan Andres, and DO NOT rent your car from HERTZ at the San Jose airport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capitan Andres, and DO NOT rent your car from HERTZ at the San Jose airport.
Calvin  D.  N.
Calvin D. N. Costa Rica