Costa Rica Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Costa Rica Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

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Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Costa Rica

Marlin (Blue)
  • 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 Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) 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.
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Top Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Costa Rica

Reviews of Fishing in Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Costa Rica

3/4 day trip with Capt.Randy
David C. fished with Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express on March 18, 2021
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Seek out Capt. Randy and the Talking Fish boat. He is an expert in the Tamarindo waters.
Great Day with Alpha Mike
Brad M. fished with Alpha Mike Sport Fishing on March 16, 2021
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Its hot.... sun protection and cooling off in cold water is essential. Be prepared for the hours of trolling
Great Experience And Accommodating
FishingBooker Member fished with Gitana Fishing on December 18, 2020
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Take the time to get to know the local captains. They know where the fish are!
8 hrs with Captain Mario & 1st Mate Romeo
Bruce Z. fished with Dream On Sport Fishing – 32' on February 4, 2020
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Feb. is not the best fishing month. Never the less we caught 3 nice mahi mahi .But just as exciting for the women aboard were the hundreds of dolphins & jumping stingrays , with many turtles & flying fish. All in all it was a great time.
Good experience
Woody E. fished with Boos Adventures on January 20, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just go with the flow. They know what they are doing.
Mahi mania
Eduardo W. fished with Barrilete on December 4, 2019
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Great time for rooster , snapper and mahi although bill fish bite coming on a little early too. Blame that on al gore I guess.
Awesome Day!!
Tracey S. fished with Pacific Boat Rentals - Mad Marlin on July 20, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Full day is best to get out as far as you need to fish for the big fish. Bathe yourself in sunscreen!
3/4 day with Captain Alberto
Mike S. fished with Blue Pearl II - 32' Hatteras on July 15, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure you come during the season of the fish that you want to catch.

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