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

Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express

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Tamarindo
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trips from $950

OutCast - 27’ Dusky in Tamarindo

Tamarindo
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trips from $750

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Kelly A.
Decatur, GA
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Great times with the Talking Fish

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on February 14, 2021
WOW WOW WOW! My usual guys were not available this trip. I did the homework, read the reviews and looked at the ratings....
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David D.
Calgary, Alberta
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Full day fishing charter with Leo.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 14, 2020
Leo was the Captain and crew on Salsa. He worked hard and raised 5 sailfish. We hooked up on one and brought it to the boat,...
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John C.
Scituate, MA
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January Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 29, 2020
When Randy asked what we hoped to catch today we told him marlin and he and the crew delivered. When we got offshore we had...
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Steve K.
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 11, 2020
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Rich L.
Littleton, Colorado
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2019
Had a great trip with Capt. Randy and his crew. The boat was beautiful and well stocked. He took us right out to where the...
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