Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Top Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fishing Destinations

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Best Blue Marlin Fishing Charters in Costa Rica

Blue Marlin Fishing in Costa Rica

Blue Marlin
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

The warm waters and productive reef areas of Costa Rica make excellent conditions for billfish. While Blue Marlin can be found all along the coast, you can note their migration patterns by season, with August to December seeing many Blue Marlin in the south, Jaco and Quepos experiencing high season from September to December and the northern areas of Playa Flamingo and Tamarindo most frequented by Blue Marlin from November to March.

Some of the most famous Blue Marlin fisheries include the Los Suenos marina, Golfito and Drake's Bay. Frequented also by Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, going out of Los Suenos makes it possible to achieve a billfish 'Grand Slam'.

Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Blue Marlin fishing in Costa Rica varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to February, June to July and December. Low season is April to May and September to October. There is no closed season.
Costa Rica
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,578 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Costa Rica: 151 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(114 reviews)
Quepos
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(58 reviews)
Tamarindo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(118 reviews)
Playa Flamingo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(47 reviews)
Tamarindo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

What anglers said about Blue Marlin Fishing in Costa Rica

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
Una opción es seguir las indicaciones del capitán sobre cuál es el plan de pesca más adecuado. En mayo puede ser más recomendable un Roosterfish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Una opción es seguir las indicaciones del capitán sobre cuál es el plan de pesca más adecuado. En mayo puede ser más recomendable un Roosterfish.
Pablo  A.
Pablo A. Madrid, Madrid
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
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Jefferson  P.
Jefferson P. Nevisdale, KY
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
George  D.
George D. Heredia, Heredia Province
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
Just get out there and give it a shot. It’s a great spot to fish if not the best and this crew will put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out there and give it a shot. It’s a great spot to fish if not the best and this crew will put you on fish!
John  L.
John L. Saginaw, TX
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Christopher  F.
Christopher F. Pensacola, FL
De voyage au Costa Rica avec ma femme pour 15 jours, j'ai réservé une journée de pêche au Tarpon avec le capitaine star de Tortuguero: Primo. Une journée de rêve entouré de gros tarpons, j'en ai fait sauter 8 et en ai pris deux, un de 50kg et un de 80kg. Le bateau et le matériel sont au top et le capitaine est extraordinaire. Je reviendrai de façon certaine pour pêcher au moins une semaine en sa compagnie.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
De voyage au Costa Rica avec ma femme pour 15 jours, j'ai réservé une journée de pêche au Tarpon avec le capitaine star de Tortuguero: Primo. Une journée de rêve entouré de gros tarpons, j'en ai fait sauter 8 et en ai pris deux, un de 50kg et un de 80kg. Le bateau et le matériel sont au top et le capitaine est extraordinaire. Je reviendrai de façon certaine pour pêcher au moins une semaine en sa compagnie.
ERIC  R.
ERIC R.
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
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Canyon Lake, TX
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Scott  W.
Scott W.
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
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Jacob  O.
Jacob O. Rockford, WA
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Montgomery, MA
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
If you are looking for flyfishing for freshwater fish, floating the Rio Corobici is a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for flyfishing for freshwater fish, floating the Rio Corobici is a great experience!
Brian  S.
Brian S. Pueblo, CO
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
Be prepared for a workout on a yellow fin tuna. Much harder than I expected but worth the all the effort!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a workout on a yellow fin tuna. Much harder than I expected but worth the all the effort!
Greg  G.
Greg G. Billings, MT

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