Quepos Inshore Fishing Charters

Quepos Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Quepos

Quepos: 77 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(13 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $450
Very good
3.3 / 5
(8 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $390
Quepos
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trips from $1,250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $850
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(18 reviews)
Quepos
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trips from $950
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(37 reviews)
Quepos
trips from $950

Inshore Fishing in Quepos

Quepos inshore fishing is endlessly enjoyable no matter how accomplished an angler you are. The area’s shallow bays and river mouths regularly produce record-worthy catches of Roosterfish, not to mention the current all-tackle record for Snook. Inshore charters offer more than just great fishing, though. The waters are warm and clear and perfect for snorkeling, making this a dream spot for a family day out.

What can I expect from an inshore trip

The main target of most half day trips out of Quepos will be Roosterfish. This hard-fighting and exotic fish is a really big deal here and with good reason. Some of the biggest Roosterfish in the world can be found in the river mouths nearby. There is no shortage of small rivers, either, which makes hooking one of these guys even more achievable.
 
The other main species you will be targeting are Jacks and Snook. These are both hard fighters, although missing some of the flair which makes Roosterfish so popular. All three species like to hang out in similar conditions, so even a full day charter will give you plenty of action.
 
The advantage of booking in for a full day is you can spend the morning feisty game fish, then head to one of the many local reefs and rocky outcrops to fish for Cubera Snapper and Triggerfish. These are excellent table fare and will make for the perfect end to a long, hard day on the water.

How much will it cost

Let’s not beat around the bush: charters in Quepos aren’t cheap. A half day on a decent center console will start at around $500, with full days costing at least half as much again. If you want something a bit more comfortable, you can charter a flybridge boat in the 30’ range for around $750 for a half day, and &1200 for a full day. 
 
Quepos
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Quepos

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
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
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
Tuna were a great fish to go after. The water was amazing and I would have to say some of the best fishing I’ve ever experienced.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tuna were a great fish to go after. The water was amazing and I would have to say some of the best fishing I’ve ever experienced.
Benjamin  D.
Benjamin D. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hire a local panga like Hidalgo Sportfishing - it is cheaper and supports the locals. You get great opportunity to fish with the full attention of a local captain who really knows the hot spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a local panga like Hidalgo Sportfishing - it is cheaper and supports the locals. You get great opportunity to fish with the full attention of a local captain who really knows the hot spots.
Tiffany  K.
Tiffany K. Bozeman, MT
Come during the dry season if able, but don't be afraid to come during wet season.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come during the dry season if able, but don't be afraid to come during wet season.
Albert  R.
Albert R. Lexington, KY
Understand it is into the rainy season, so the weather and waves can be rough. Still big fish to be caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand it is into the rainy season, so the weather and waves can be rough. Still big fish to be caught.
Kevin  W.
Kevin W. Phoenix, AZ
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Quepos