Charter Operator
Jackpot Sport Fishing

Member since April 2016 Quepos, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Manuel Gabuardi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for 34 years and has been the captain of the GOOD DAY for 21 years. Capt. Manuel knows the Quepos waters immensely, and is so passionate about fishing and loves nothing more than taking our guests from all over the world to experience the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. Owner & mate of GOOD DAY Benn Gilmour is from the UK & has been fishing around the world all of his life. Benn loves Offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish & Big Tuna. Inshore his favorite species are Roosterfish, Snook & Cubera Snappers.
Techniques
Inshore I love flyfishing and light tackle lure fishing with plugs, spoons and softplastics for Roosterfish, Snook & Snappers. In Costa Rica, a freelined live bait works so well also and provides excellent and often very visual sport. Offshore, I love Billfish and have a total obsession with Marlin!! In Costa Rica we are lucky in that we have Blues, Blacks and Stripeys so together with our excellent Sailfish fishing a Grand Slam is always a possibility! I love fishing for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper & Amberjacks also. The lighter the tackle, the better!

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Quepos, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Manuel Gabuardi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for 34 years and has been the captain of the GOOD DAY for 21 years. Capt. Manuel knows the Quepos waters immensely, and is so passionate about fishing and loves nothing more than taking our guests from all over the world to experience the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. Owner & mate of GOOD DAY Benn Gilmour is from the UK & has been fishing around the world all of his life. Benn loves Offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish & Big Tuna. Inshore his favorite species are Roosterfish, Snook & Cubera Snappers.
Techniques
Inshore I love flyfishing and light tackle lure fishing with plugs, spoons and softplastics for Roosterfish, Snook & Snappers. In Costa Rica, a freelined live bait works so well also and provides excellent and often very visual sport. Offshore, I love Billfish and have a total obsession with Marlin!! In Costa Rica we are lucky in that we have Blues, Blacks and Stripeys so together with our excellent Sailfish fishing a Grand Slam is always a possibility! I love fishing for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper & Amberjacks also. The lighter the tackle, the better!

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(64 reviews)
Angler's choice
Quepos
Trips from US $1,000

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (149)
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Captain butch n Roy where awesome!!!!
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
94%
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Tara O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Memorable and Worthwhile Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on September 5, 2023
My husband and I went for our first deep sea fishing charter a couple weeks ago with Jackpot Fishing. Based on the many high...
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Stephen W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain butch n Roy where awesome!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on February 25, 2024
Me my daughter n her boyfriend had great day .caught bunch of sailfish and we saw so many spinner dolphin was unbelievable....
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Andy R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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They're all good days on the Good Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on March 19, 2024
If you want to catch fish, these guys are the best. Very professional and great with families. We had an unforgettable time...
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John K.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day on Good Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 18, 2023
My kids and I had a great fishing day with Capt Manuel and Jackson on Good Day.  They worked in unison to get us on the fish. ...
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Christopher K.
Excellent
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Superb

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on March 25, 2024
An awesome day fishing on the “Great Day”. Crew really knew the waters and put us on the fish we wanted.
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