Charter Operator
Randy Wilson

Member since October 2014 Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Background
Grew up in Miami, started fishing as a toddler! Fished and surfed all through high school and college. I moved to Costa Rica in 1974. Saw the incredible fishing here and grew my business from one small boat to now a fleet of 3 with local bilingual captains. After fishing here for 40 years, I am still excited about sharing the experience with anglers from all over the world and giving them the trip of a lifetime.
Techniques
It's all about conserving the resource and releasing a healthy, unharmed fish. Hook retrieval is vital for a clean release. We don't gut hook our sails and marlin, we hook them in the mouth. This produces spectacular jumps from the fish as a bonus! There is a large Marine Park in front of Tamarindo, Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas. Our crews do not fish in the park...even if by all accounts from other boats, the bite is good inside. We believe it's important that everyone abide by the rules, sport fishermen and commercial fishermen alike.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Background
Grew up in Miami, started fishing as a toddler! Fished and surfed all through high school and college. I moved to Costa Rica in 1974. Saw the incredible fishing here and grew my business from one small boat to now a fleet of 3 with local bilingual captains. After fishing here for 40 years, I am still excited about sharing the experience with anglers from all over the world and giving them the trip of a lifetime.
Techniques
It's all about conserving the resource and releasing a healthy, unharmed fish. Hook retrieval is vital for a clean release. We don't gut hook our sails and marlin, we hook them in the mouth. This produces spectacular jumps from the fish as a bonus! There is a large Marine Park in front of Tamarindo, Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas. Our crews do not fish in the park...even if by all accounts from other boats, the bite is good inside. We believe it's important that everyone abide by the rules, sport fishermen and commercial fishermen alike.

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(51 reviews)
Tamarindo
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4.9 / 5
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trips from $960

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (113)
Half day food haul
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Best fishing experience of my life
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Austyn M.
Austin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great fishing day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2022
Capt. Randy and mates Javier and Max were awesome. We have had bill fishing on our bucket list for a long time and wanted to...
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Nick H.
Orion Charter Township, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day with Capt Randy and Crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 19, 2023
This team knows their business. They are professional operators, Captain and crew, that want to put you on the fish. The boat...
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Alex M.
Irvine, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day food haul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 17, 2023
We went out with the primary goal of fishing for dinners during our stay, and the mission was accomplished. When the captain...
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Peter B.
Annapolis, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Captain Randy Wilson

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 28, 2022
Great day on the water with Captain Randy Wilson.  Boat and crew were outstanding.  We caught several Mahi Mahi and had plenty...
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Greg V.
Deckers, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2022
We had a great time reeling in 30 grouper and a few other fish. I would highly recommend, we will be back.
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