Captain
Frank Fines

Member since February 2016 Samara, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Frank Fines is a friendly, bilingual, and very knowledgeable local fishing guide in Samara, Costa Rica. Having fished since childhood, he first started working on local commercial fishing boats when he was a young teenager. Over the last four years, Captain Frank has dedicated his time to guiding charter fishing trips, and he has worked for several sport fishing boats as captain and guide. This experience has proven to him how much he loves sharing his experiences with anglers from all over the world, and he now he is proud to operate his own charter business aboard a fully rigged Mako 25 ft.

Hey, I'm Captain Frank Fines

Sámara, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Frank Fines is a friendly, bilingual, and very knowledgeable local fishing guide in Samara, Costa Rica. Having fished since childhood, he first started working on local commercial fishing boats when he was a young teenager. Over the last four years, Captain Frank has dedicated his time to guiding charter fishing trips, and he has worked for several sport fishing boats as captain and guide. This experience has proven to him how much he loves sharing his experiences with anglers from all over the world, and he now he is proud to operate his own charter business aboard a fully rigged Mako 25 ft.

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Samara Local Fishing

18 reviews
Sámara
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Fishing Reports

January fishing in Samara Beach

January 13, 2019

So far January has been all about groupers inshore and big yellowfin tunas and dorados offshore. Yesterday´s all day offshore tour was spectecular with 2 of 2 on blue Marlin, 4 of 6 on dorado and 2 of 2… Read Full Report →


27 Jan 2017 Samara Fishing Report

January 27, 2017

We had a fun day of fishing with Greg and Ann Sherlock from Wisconsin. It was a sunny day with calm and clear waters and just about 2 to 3 miles off shore we caught a couple of Yellowfin… Read Full Report →


12 Jan 2017 Samara Fishing Report

January 12, 2017

Catch of the day: Rooster 35 to 40 lbs, Yellowfin was about 10 lbs. We have been staying close to shore, about 3 miles. Mostly calm winds and flat ocean for the month of January. Read Full Report →


Amberjack caught inshore!

November 17, 2016

We went out fishing at 7 am in the morning. The water was a little choppy with a bit of swell. The weather stayed in between cloudy and sunny. First we caught tunas for bait and then we caught… Read Full Report →


Nice 10 lbs Red Snapper

November 11, 2016

Today we caught a very nice Snapper and a couple of Groupers. Water was calm and flat with blue sky at first and later on some clouds came by. Taylor and his dad had a good time offshoring. We… Read Full Report →


Fishing season start off - Grouper

November 05, 2016

It's fishing season start off here in Costa Rica and also for us. We took out 6 people on a inshore half day fishing tour, starting at 7:30 in the morning. The weather was cloudy all day as we… Read Full Report →


Fishing with my buddy Captain Ron

July 16, 2016

We had a really nice day, a little bit cloudy. Inshore, we went out about 9 miles, in 350 feet of water. By bottom fishing we hooked some smaller Groupers. Most of them we caught with bait. The big… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing with good action

July 10, 2016

We have been catching lots of red snappers for the last two days. We lost a couple of fish on the rocks with life tuna. The water has been calm and had luck with the weather, not so much… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Nice (and tasty) yellow tuna. We caught 5 of them.
Maimai of 50 lbs
Full day with Frank Fines
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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William M.
Sámara, G
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Great day fishing!

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
This was the best inshore trip ever. We wanted to catch tuna. We caught several including a 25-30lb Ahi. We then wanted to...
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Claude L.
Cartago, Provincia De Cartago
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Full day with Frank Fines

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
Fantastic experience of deep sea fishing with Frank and his partner Othman. We caught a swordfish but we finally lost it. Then...
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Half Day with Captain Frank

January 6, 2019
Captain Frank reviewed all the trip options with us before we arrived. We figured out the length of trips, total time and start...
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Mike M.
Guelph, ON
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Frank is the Man

VERIFIED   August 12, 2019
Fishing was great, Frank and his crew were great !!  We caught wahoo, yellowfin tuna, lots of Bonita and lost a mahi .....
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Denton S.
Sámara, Provincia De Guanacaste
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Half day with captain frank

VERIFIED   August 26, 2019
We caught 18 fish total in 4 hours yellow fin tuna,skip jack,very nice Dorado and bonita . Cap frank and his first mate were...
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