Charter Operator
TAMARINDO SPORTFISHING

Member since October 2014 Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Background
I'm Randy Wilson and I grew up in Miami, started fishing as a kid. Fished and surfed all through high school and college. I moved to Costa Rica in 1974. Experienced the incredible fishing here and developed my charter business. I ran the Talking Fish for over 30 years and stepped off the boat (and out of the sun) in November of 2023. I now operate and manage our two boats with experienced local bilingual captains and mates. 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! Our 38' Topaz TALKING FISH is captained by Arturo Rosales. Our 27' Dusky OUTCAST is captained by Javier Ruiz.
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
I'm Randy Wilson and I grew up in Miami, started fishing as a kid. Fished and surfed all through high school and college. I moved to Costa Rica in 1974. Experienced the incredible fishing here and developed my charter business. I ran the Talking Fish for over 30 years and stepped off the boat (and out of the sun) in November of 2023. I now operate and manage our two boats with experienced local bilingual captains and mates. 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! Our 38' Topaz TALKING FISH is captained by Arturo Rosales. Our 27' Dusky OUTCAST is captained by Javier Ruiz.
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
(60 reviews)
Tamarindo
 Last booking: 4 days ago
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trips from US $1,243
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Tamarindo
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trips from US $1,017

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (130)
Exciting day indeed!
Exciting day indeed!
Exciting day indeed!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Caught fish
83%
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Jeter W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 1, 2024
This trip was amazing, starting with the boat. It was able to take on whatever was coming at us. The crew was amazing. The...
Jeter W. recommends Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
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Jack G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great fullday trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 15, 2023
We booked a full day trip on the Outcast. Captain and mate were great, always trying new things if the fish weren’t biting...
Jack G. recommends OutCast - 27’ Dusky in Tamarindo
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Anne W.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Exciting day indeed!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 5, 2024
We saw hundreds of dolphins on our way to catching 3 yellowfin tuna, then we saw 2 orca whales before heading to shallower...
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Tomasz S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Crew and Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 21, 2023
The crew on the Talking Fish were great and they put us on the fish in a hurry! We ended up catching grouper, dorado, yellowfin...
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Janet C.
Clemson, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 19, 2023
Our family spent a 3/4 day fishing with Captain Mike and his crew. We ranged in age from 13 to 77 and consisted of 5 female...
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