Costa Rica Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Costa Rica Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Costa Rica

Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

Explore some world-renowned offshore hunting grounds onboard the deep sea fishing charters Costa Rica has to offer. The Pacific waters host numerous IGFA tournaments, and it’s easy to see why. A range of monster fish live in the crystal clear waters year-round! Add to that some exciting action on the Caribbean side, and you have yourself an enviable choice to make. 
 
Some of the creatures you can target on your big game trip include Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, two types of Tuna, and Amberjack. But that’s just where it starts. Try trolling for these beauties on the way out to the deeper grounds, before entering into battle with some true stars of the sea. Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin all rub shoulders with Sailfish – and double-digit hookups are not uncommon. 
 
If that wasn’t enough to get your heart set on Costa Rica, it’s estimated that the fishing conditions are good 95% of the time. Head to Playa Flamingo and Herradura from spring through fall. The central hubs of Quepos and Los Sueños are best reserved for fall through spring – with a quick early summer Marlin run, too. If you’re heading south, then the fishing will be similar to the central coast. 
 
To get offshore, you’ll usually want to spend a full day, at least, on the water to make the most of it. However, you can get to the deepwaters more quickly in the north. The further south you are, the longer it will take, so bear that in mind when booking your trip. This fishing is also best reserved for those of you with some experience with a rod and reel, although Costa Rica’s deep sea fishing guides will help newbies learn the ropes too. 
 

 

Costa Rica
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

Cover up...the sun is intense! This is the Pacific...the swells were 8 to 8.5 feet
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Cover up...the sun is intense! This is the Pacific...the swells were 8 to 8.5 feet
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Absolutely, it’s a smaller boat but perfect for anglers , I rook my wife as well and she loved it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely, it’s a smaller boat but perfect for anglers , I rook my wife as well and she loved it
Fishing Lake Arenal
Fishing Lake Arenal
Absolutely…such a great place to fish some species that are unique and the surrounding environment is like out of a post card. Would highly recommend this if you travel to Costa Rica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely…such a great place to fish some species that are unique and the surrounding environment is like out of a post card. Would highly recommend this if you travel to Costa Rica
Fishing Lake Arenal
Fishing Lake Arenal
Wear a rain jacket, hat and something to cover your face. It can be sunny and hot and rainy all on the same trip. The waves were high, so the sea spray will get you which is part of the adventure! Be prepared for big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a rain jacket, hat and something to cover your face. It can be sunny and hot and rainy all on the same trip. The waves were high, so the sea spray will get you which is part of the adventure! Be prepared for big fish!
Snook Sportfishing
Snook Sportfishing
If you plan to bring your own terminal tackle, make sure that the captain and deckhand will allow you to use it. Also, ask about what type of fish is in season and what will you be going after during your trip such as if you would like to do a combo trip (both offshore and bottom fishing either on your way out or coming back in. ).
Very good
4.0 / 5
If you plan to bring your own terminal tackle, make sure that the captain and deckhand will allow you to use it. Also, ask about what type of fish is in season and what will you be going after during your trip such as if you would like to do a combo trip (both offshore and bottom fishing either on your way out or coming back in. ).
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako
Yes would definitely recommend to anybody fishing for the first time in tamarindo! The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes would definitely recommend to anybody fishing for the first time in tamarindo! The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable!
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Bring a long sleeve shirt that’s not tight and maybe a light rain jacket if it’s rainy season. We wore both on the way back because it was stormy and raining.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a long sleeve shirt that’s not tight and maybe a light rain jacket if it’s rainy season. We wore both on the way back because it was stormy and raining.
Bucket List Sportfishing
Bucket List Sportfishing
Wear more sunscreen then you think you need and drink water like your life depends on it.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Wear more sunscreen then you think you need and drink water like your life depends on it.
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Prepare for a long boat ride to get to the tuna this time of year; I thought we'd be much closer to shore. Sporadic action but when it's on...it's on.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Prepare for a long boat ride to get to the tuna this time of year; I thought we'd be much closer to shore. Sporadic action but when it's on...it's on.
Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica
Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica
Tamarindo has good fishing all year long, we were very happy of our experience in April.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tamarindo has good fishing all year long, we were very happy of our experience in April.
Tamarindo Surf & Tours – Blue Runner 1
Tamarindo Surf & Tours – Blue Runner 1 San José, SJ
I can see kids having trouble reeling in those larger fish. This trip was actually more than I expected, great lunch, beverages, knowledge and overall day. Just fabulous.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can see kids having trouble reeling in those larger fish. This trip was actually more than I expected, great lunch, beverages, knowledge and overall day. Just fabulous.
Fishing CR
Fishing CR
Dress for high humidity conditions and don’t stress the heat. Enjoy the setting! Investigate the different fishing seasons. Puerto Jiménez is a world class fishing destination, but be realistic, it’s still fishing. Be mindful of the picture that high end advertising paints. Be clear on final payment options during reservation process. Enjoy! Pura Vida??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for high humidity conditions and don’t stress the heat. Enjoy the setting! Investigate the different fishing seasons. Puerto Jiménez is a world class fishing destination, but be realistic, it’s still fishing. Be mindful of the picture that high end advertising paints. Be clear on final payment options during reservation process. Enjoy! Pura Vida??
PEZ KOI
PEZ KOI
The strong wind made fishing tough, and eventually we had to cut our day short, the Captain said that was an anomaly for this time of year. But we all know that is fishing, a word to the wise check your weather ahead of booking. This crew was awesome and made the trip in bad weather worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The strong wind made fishing tough, and eventually we had to cut our day short, the Captain said that was an anomaly for this time of year. But we all know that is fishing, a word to the wise check your weather ahead of booking. This crew was awesome and made the trip in bad weather worth it.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Cash is king; almost all transportation is cash only (dollars or colones). Sunscreen and proper clothing; the sun is strong and the humidity is high.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cash is king; almost all transportation is cash only (dollars or colones). Sunscreen and proper clothing; the sun is strong and the humidity is high.
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
Idra Sportfishing Inshore Specialist
We hooked into 3 fish And we found a school of yellowfin with dolphins chasing, but couldn’t get one
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We hooked into 3 fish And we found a school of yellowfin with dolphins chasing, but couldn’t get one
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
According to the captain it depends on water temp that is always changing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
According to the captain it depends on water temp that is always changing.
Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters
Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters
Book your trip with a native son of Quepos Capt. José’ will put you on the fish !!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with a native son of Quepos Capt. José’ will put you on the fish !!!
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Hidalgo Sportsfishing
Go offshore. We did inshore last year and only caught 3 fish all day. Offshore we caught 25+ and they were so fun to catch. Wear lots of sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go offshore. We did inshore last year and only caught 3 fish all day. Offshore we caught 25+ and they were so fun to catch. Wear lots of sunscreen!
Nauti Ventures
Nauti Ventures
Fishing was great with multiple species available and great weather with calm seas.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing was great with multiple species available and great weather with calm seas.
Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica
Hooked Up Sportfishing Costa Rica
Great time of year for a variety of fish, Sea Breeze was awesome to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time of year for a variety of fish, Sea Breeze was awesome to fish with.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures

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