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Sport Fishing in Guanacaste

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Costa Rica is not only famous for its lush rainforest and wildlife but also notorious for its diverse ocean ecosystems with remote, wild and pristine endless rocky coastline, in the midst of golden beaches washed by the crystal blue Pacific Ocean where you can find some of the best Sport Fishing on earth. Guanacaste Province; in the North West Pacific of Costa Rica, has the most scenic and incredible areas for fishing Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper. We offer first class boats are fully insured equipped with full electronics, navigational systems, GPS, marine radios, cell phones and fully rigged for Sport fishing with top equipment and controls using Penn International and Shimano Reels. The team of captains and first mates of each boat have extensive knowledge of conventional, Fly Fishing, and Catch & Release.


Full day Charters 07:00 am to 04:00 pm Between Sixteen up to twenty miles west of Flamingo Bay are two drop-offs where water depth increases from 360 to 2000 feet and more. This provides a complete ecosystem of sea-life. Predominant species include: Sailfish; blue, black and striped Marlin; Dorado; Yellow fin and big Eye Tuna. Include: Lunch, Beverages: Sodas, beers, water, tropical fruits and chips and all boats provide a mate to assist you in the catch, release or cleaning of your fish. *Crew Gratuities are not included½ Day Charters 7:00 am until NoonFour miles from Flamingo Bay are the Catalinas and Brumel Islands with a series of rocks called the Sombreros. This area provides a year round abundance of: Yellow fin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo, Sierra Mackerel, Almaco Jack, Jack Crevalle and a variety of Snapper including Pacific Cubera or Dog Tooth and Rooster fish up to 75 pounds. Include: Beverages: Sodas, beers, water, tropical fruits and chips and all boats provide a mate to assist you in the catch, release or cleaning of your fish. *Crew Gratuities are not included

Guanacaste Fishing Seasons

During the season months (September, October and November are normally the best months) you will find them among 20 to 30 miles offshore. Big Blue, Black and Stripped Marlin are always around the Papagayo waters. You may need to go a little farther (30-50 miles out) and fish a little harder if you want to catch a marlin out of the season months.
When the fishing is good, each boat can raise 2 to 5 Sailfish a day. When the fishing is slow, boats can raise 1 or 2 fish per day. The best months are normally December through April, but Sailfish are caught in regular numbers all year round. Although they travel in deep water, they will usually feed in mid-depths. Two or three predator fish will keep the bait organized while the others feed from the ball.
Yellowfish Tuna:
Truly a great tasting fish and it is the one most valued in the Tuna family. The big Tunas come and go all year long but June through September are normally the best months for 200 pounders. Yellowfin feeds on fish and invertebrates associated with sargassum. This will occur in at the water's surface in the open ocean.
Mahi Mahi:
Mahi Mahi


The Dorado fishing is above average year round. The rainy season May through October is the best time to catch the 5-15 pounders that congregate on the weed and trash lines closer inshore. Many of the foods eaten by Dolphin such as small fish, crabs, and shrimps are found in floating mats of sargassum. At times, the Dolphin is a voracious predator and other occasions it seems content merely to nibble on small crustaceans and insects that float on the surface in the weed lines.
Wahoo can be a pleasant surprise anytime of the year. Not many fisherman target Wahoo, they are usually caught while fishing for something else. More often than not, Wahoo are taken while trolling for other species, principally Tuna and Marlin.


Rooster fish:
The Roosterfish bite is good year round. June through October is considered the best time for this hard hitting fish, however, Roosterfish from 20 to 80 pounds are caught every month. The Papagayo Gulf area has some excellent spots for big Roosterfish and hold on because they are good fighters.
Red Snapper (Cubera):
Red Snapper
There are several different species of Snapper on the Pacific Coast. The Snapper bite is good year round. Cubera Snapper in the 50 to 80 pound range are not uncommon. They are opportunistic bottom feeders that consume a variety of shrimp, crabs and small fishes. We release for tomorrow!!


*Rates range from $400.00 to $1400.00 depending on type of boat, length of trip and area chosen.

This rates includes: a/c round trip transportation, professional tour guide plus activities described.