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
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

Try shoreline first because it is more accessible and there are plenty of fish. DEEP SEA: At least 2 persons, spend the dollars for a larger boat, try to avoid turist season.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try shoreline first because it is more accessible and there are plenty of fish. DEEP SEA: At least 2 persons, spend the dollars for a larger boat, try to avoid turist season.
Mark  L.
Mark L. HILLTOP MALL, CA
I'd definitely recommend fishing out of Sierpe - it's totally different that fishing out of a large marina... Super cool experience. You get to see the Sierpe River and experience great fishing conditions in a very nice area of Costa Rica.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd definitely recommend fishing out of Sierpe - it's totally different that fishing out of a large marina... Super cool experience. You get to see the Sierpe River and experience great fishing conditions in a very nice area of Costa Rica.
Chad  M.
Chad M. Jupiter, FL
Una opción es seguir las indicaciones del capitán sobre cuál es el plan de pesca más adecuado. En mayo puede ser más recomendable un Roosterfish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Una opción es seguir las indicaciones del capitán sobre cuál es el plan de pesca más adecuado. En mayo puede ser más recomendable un Roosterfish.
Pablo  A.
Pablo A. Madrid, Madrid
Go for a full day if you want to catch multiple fish. Don't get too worked up over the little things, they work hard for you. Enjoy the experience come what may Pura Vida.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go for a full day if you want to catch multiple fish. Don't get too worked up over the little things, they work hard for you. Enjoy the experience come what may Pura Vida.
Brent  C.
Brent C. Rexburg, ID
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to ask your captain what is biting before booking. Don’t try to go after a full day fish with only a half day trip. I think if you fish the reef on a half day trip you will be extremely satisfied.
Jefferson  P.
Jefferson P. Nevisdale, KY
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect the unexpected. We had high winds but the morning was fine, I expected rain, but had none.
George  D.
George D. Heredia, Heredia Province
The weather tends to be nice in early May. Low chances of rain, especially during the mornings. It's not usually too windy, so not very choppy. There's mahi to be had at this time of the year, though they tend to be on the smaller size. You can go chase yellow-tail, but it might be too far offshore for a half-day trip, so if yellow-tail is your target I'd go for a full-day trip. Bring lots of sunscreen and sun protection (long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather tends to be nice in early May. Low chances of rain, especially during the mornings. It's not usually too windy, so not very choppy. There's mahi to be had at this time of the year, though they tend to be on the smaller size. You can go chase yellow-tail, but it might be too far offshore for a half-day trip, so if yellow-tail is your target I'd go for a full-day trip. Bring lots of sunscreen and sun protection (long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses)
Gerardo  S.
Gerardo S. San José, Provincia De San Jose
Just get out there and give it a shot. It’s a great spot to fish if not the best and this crew will put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out there and give it a shot. It’s a great spot to fish if not the best and this crew will put you on fish!
John  L.
John L. Saginaw, TX
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful experience, probably the best charter fishing experience I have had.
Christopher  F.
Christopher F. Pensacola, FL
De voyage au Costa Rica avec ma femme pour 15 jours, j'ai réservé une journée de pêche au Tarpon avec le capitaine star de Tortuguero: Primo. Une journée de rêve entouré de gros tarpons, j'en ai fait sauter 8 et en ai pris deux, un de 50kg et un de 80kg. Le bateau et le matériel sont au top et le capitaine est extraordinaire. Je reviendrai de façon certaine pour pêcher au moins une semaine en sa compagnie.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
De voyage au Costa Rica avec ma femme pour 15 jours, j'ai réservé une journée de pêche au Tarpon avec le capitaine star de Tortuguero: Primo. Une journée de rêve entouré de gros tarpons, j'en ai fait sauter 8 et en ai pris deux, un de 50kg et un de 80kg. Le bateau et le matériel sont au top et le capitaine est extraordinaire. Je reviendrai de façon certaine pour pêcher au moins une semaine en sa compagnie.
ERIC  R.
ERIC R.
Be prepared for the heat, and follow the captains advise. You can’t change what is biting and what is not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the heat, and follow the captains advise. You can’t change what is biting and what is not.
Michael  P.
Michael P. Thorndale, TX
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
May want to go when the water is not so warm. We did end up catching several skip jack.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Canyon Lake, TX
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Scott  W.
Scott W.
Fish with Captain Randy and Dave! Kid friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Captain Randy and Dave! Kid friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Long Beach, CA
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring good protection from the sun if you aren't used to it. If you haven't fished in trophy ocean waters, be prepared to fight bigger (and stronger) fish than you. You never really know when you'll hook into the big one!
Jacob  O.
Jacob O. Rockford, WA
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go game fishing. Full day out wide and if you have time, a half day closer to shore:
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Montgomery, MA
Make sure your captain has bait lined up before you arrive. It's gonna take time to fish for the big stuff and there is Nooo reason to pay to bait fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Make sure your captain has bait lined up before you arrive. It's gonna take time to fish for the big stuff and there is Nooo reason to pay to bait fish.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Seattle, Washington
If you are looking for flyfishing for freshwater fish, floating the Rio Corobici is a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for flyfishing for freshwater fish, floating the Rio Corobici is a great experience!
Brian  S.
Brian S. Pueblo, CO
Go with Capitan Andres, and DO NOT rent your car from HERTZ at the San Jose airport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capitan Andres, and DO NOT rent your car from HERTZ at the San Jose airport.
Calvin  D.  N.
Calvin D. N. Costa Rica
Be prepared for a workout on a yellow fin tuna. Much harder than I expected but worth the all the effort!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a workout on a yellow fin tuna. Much harder than I expected but worth the all the effort!
Greg  G.
Greg G. Billings, MT

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