Tamarindo Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Tamarindo Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Tamarindo

Tamarindo: 66 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(63 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $1,243
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(72 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $1,186
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(24 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $800
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Tamarindo
Trips from US $678
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(40 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $1,017
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tamarindo
Trips from US $1,125

Deep Sea Fishing in Tamarindo

Tamarindo Deep Sea Fishing has it all: Awesome boats, reasonable prices, and more big game pelagic species than you can shake a rod at. The deep waters offshore are home to a year-round population of Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, as well as Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. Things do change throughout the year, though, and when you visit can make a huge difference to your fishing experience.

What to Expect from a Deep Sea Fishing Trip

No matter when you visit Tamarindo, you will always be able to enjoy some awesome fishing. The difference will be not in what you target on your trip, but in where you will do it. This is definitely something to consider when deciding how long you will stay out for.
 
Summer
The spring and summer months of April through August are generally considered the best time to fish out of Tamarindo. This is because you can target Sailfish and Marlin within half an hour of boarding the boat. The town faces right onto the deep, sloping edge of the continental shelf and you can be fishing in 100 fathoms of water in less time than it takes to rig your rods - even the 1000 fathom line is reachable on a half day trip! To make things even better, this is actually low tourist season, so you can pick up a discounted “green season” half or ¾ day trip and still get plenty of action offshore.
 
Winter
Deep sea fishing in Tamarindo is very different in the winter. The rain dies down and the sun still shines, making it perfect for surfers and beach lovers but offshore the northerly trade winds make those nearby fishing grounds too unpredictable. You can risk the deep waters just off the coat but if the winds pick up you will be forced to fish inshore. To avoid this, most charters head south, round the head of the Nicoya Peninsula. This can involve 30+ miles of travel, so half days are out of the question, but on full days you will be rewarded with massive hits from the huge range of pelagic fish which call the area home.
 

What fishing techniques will I use?

The most common way of targeting billfish and other big game species in Tamarindo is trolling. Almost all the town’s sportfishing boats sport outriggers, and you will usually find your boat dragging along a wide spread of mixed live and artificial bait. The go-to live bait is Ballyhoo, combined with long-skirted daisy chains to add in plenty of movement and color. Tuna tubes are another common sight aboard Tamarindo deep sea fishing boats. There are plenty of Bonito and Skipjack found offshore, and nothing draws in massive Marlin like the offer of free sashimi!
 

How much will it cost?

Another great thing about fishing out of Tamarindo is that it won't cost as much as you might think. Let Jaco boast about its fancy harbor, Tamarindo gets the last laugh when you look at the trip prices. Half day trips cost around $750 for a 30ish-foot sportfishing boat, and even the luxury cruisers max out just over the $1000 mark. If you’re fishing in high season and want a full day trip, you will obviously be paying a bit more to match the increased fuel costs. Even so, you won’t have to spend more than $1250 for entry-level flybridges and the top-of-the-line cruisers shouldn’t be more than $1600. FishingBooker top tip: Look out for discounted Green Season ¾ days if you’re around in the summer. These can cost as little as $1000 and give you as much fishing time as a full day would out of most places in the States.
Tamarindo
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 29,000 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Tamarindo

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
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
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
The captain said some weather came through right before we were there so it was not as good as they sometimes experience. We still did manage to catch 4 tuna and had a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain said some weather came through right before we were there so it was not as good as they sometimes experience. We still did manage to catch 4 tuna and had a good time!
35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
35' Cabo Express – Tamarindo Beach
Can't control the weather but these guys were amazing. It does gets really hot so alot of sun screen and liquid is a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can't control the weather but these guys were amazing. It does gets really hot so alot of sun screen and liquid is a must.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Get ready to catch. I had at least 6 opportunities and only landed 3, hooks seemed to keep popping
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get ready to catch. I had at least 6 opportunities and only landed 3, hooks seemed to keep popping
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
It wasn’t the best fishing ever but to catch mahi when there not hot was great. We saw tons of porpoises and lots of life. We didn’t get any billfish but from hearing it says there hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It wasn’t the best fishing ever but to catch mahi when there not hot was great. We saw tons of porpoises and lots of life. We didn’t get any billfish but from hearing it says there hot.
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Talking Fish - 38’ Topaz Express
Absolutely. It was my wife’s first time fishing and she had an absolute blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. It was my wife’s first time fishing and she had an absolute blast.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
You will get wet from ocean spray. Bring clothing appropriate for the conditions. I had a waterproof wind breaker. It helped
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will get wet from ocean spray. Bring clothing appropriate for the conditions. I had a waterproof wind breaker. It helped
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Stay hydrated and wear SPF fishing shirts, hat and sunglasses. Don't forget sunblock and a healthy attitude.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Stay hydrated and wear SPF fishing shirts, hat and sunglasses. Don't forget sunblock and a healthy attitude.
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Give it a try! There’s never any guarantee that you’ll catch anything and we knew that going in. Managed to haul in five fish
Very good
4.0 / 5
Give it a try! There’s never any guarantee that you’ll catch anything and we knew that going in. Managed to haul in five fish
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
Costa Tamarindo Sport Fishing
En caso de querer pescar a jigging un poco fino recomiendo llevar equipo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En caso de querer pescar a jigging un poco fino recomiendo llevar equipo
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Yes. I was a kid the last time I went so I was basically first time. Daniel and John could not have been more helpful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. I was a kid the last time I went so I was basically first time. Daniel and John could not have been more helpful.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Know that this is a smaller boat without restrooms. Also know that the wind can make things a bit rough but also expect to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that this is a smaller boat without restrooms. Also know that the wind can make things a bit rough but also expect to catch fish!
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours
Yes, and communicate to the captain the type of fishing and species that you are interested in. I would definitely fish again with Noah, Julian, and Darcy again and highly recommend them. They kindly explained to me my concerns and I understand. Therefore my overall rating is 5 (great)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, and communicate to the captain the type of fishing and species that you are interested in. I would definitely fish again with Noah, Julian, and Darcy again and highly recommend them. They kindly explained to me my concerns and I understand. Therefore my overall rating is 5 (great)
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures Belgrade, Belgrade
Be ready for anything with the ocean. It started with choppy waters, went calm for half the trip and stirred up to bigger swells the closer to noon it got. I’d strongly suggest morning as it was predicted rain every afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything with the ocean. It started with choppy waters, went calm for half the trip and stirred up to bigger swells the closer to noon it got. I’d strongly suggest morning as it was predicted rain every afternoon.
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Fishing is unpredictable. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t catch the exact fish you set out to catch, just enjoy the experience and have fun catching the large game fish in the area.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing is unpredictable. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t catch the exact fish you set out to catch, just enjoy the experience and have fun catching the large game fish in the area.
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
Rhino Charger Sport Fishing
I would highly recommend connecting with Henry and his crew if you want to have an amazing day out on the ocean. Definitely worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend connecting with Henry and his crew if you want to have an amazing day out on the ocean. Definitely worth it.
Henry The King Fisher
Henry The King Fisher
Pick Sea Breeze. Super efficient and productive. We walked from our hotel to the beach where they picked us up. No hassles. All planned out and executed at the highest level. A+
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick Sea Breeze. Super efficient and productive. We walked from our hotel to the beach where they picked us up. No hassles. All planned out and executed at the highest level. A+
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Sea Breeze Fishing & Adventures
Book with Daniel from Maryola tours. He will look after you and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Daniel from Maryola tours. He will look after you and put you on fish.
Maryola Tours
Maryola Tours

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Tamarindo