World Class Sportfishing and overnight FADs trips aboard Caribsea

Catch marlin, sailfish, roosterfish… on a fully equipped Quepos fishing charter with professional captain & crew.  Inquire for more details


“Fishing at its best. The boat was great, the crew greater. The fishing on the Carib Sea fantastic.” 

The trip went above and beyond all our expectations. We caught 5 huge fish, then they took us to catch a fresh 80 lb tuna just because we asked.

Quest D.

Aransas Pass, TX, June 2019

Offshore Fishing

Sailfish, marlin, tuna…

Inshore Fishing

Roosterfish, red snapper…

FADs / Seamounts

Overnight fishing trips!

Caribsea, Quepos fishing charter—the local legend of Costa Rica!

Caribsea, Quepos sportfishing charter offers world class inshore, offshore and overnight fishing trips to the most fertile fishing grounds of Costa Rica. Whether you are new to the sport, a weekend worrier or tournament angler, you are sure to have a great day on the water.

Quepos is located in the central pacific of Costa Rica and this area of Costa Rica offers excellent sport fishing year round. We typically have flat calm seas and great year round weather. Average run time to the fishing grounds is 45 minutes to 1.5 hours unlike other parts of the world where it takes hours and sometimes days to get to the fishing action. We shared fishing seasons chart and other details on fishing Quepos here.

Offshore, inshore, seamounts… what’s the best option?

For the best fishing experience we only offer private charters. Deciding on inshore, offshore or overnight, depends on the type of species you want to target and the overall experience you are looking to have. Any trip can include bottom fishing, trolling, or a combination of both. Bottom or inshore fishing allows you to target species like roosterfish, grouper, red snapper, amberjack, and cubera snapper. Offshore or overnight trips allow you to target are pelagic species like blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo. 

Why Caribsea, a Quepos fishing charter?

Caribsea is a meticulously maintained 46’ Guthrie Sportfish. Originally built in the Carolinas, and brought to Costa Rica in the 90’s for one purpose only! Deliver world class fishing experiences in the fertile waters of the Costa Rica.

Caribsea sports a 15.5’ beam, making the perfect fishing platform for the calm waters of the Central Pacific. Full AC cabin, bathroom, bilingual crew, top of the line Garmin and Raymarine electronics! The boat is equipped with 30# – 80# Shimano reels, Connolly custom rods, tuna tubes and outriggers. We also offer a full suite of fly fishing equipment by Billy Pate and Sage. Caribsea is powered by a single Detroit 8V92 delivering the perfect balance of power and clean water to get you comfortably and quickly to the fishing grounds.

Enjoy a short video of catching blue marlin aboard Caribsea, shot on a recent FADs fishing trip.

What’s included?

We provide everything you need to fish! Bait, ice, tackle, fishing equipment, food–a hot meal, and drinks. You will buy fishing licence on the dock, right before you board.

What would be the best trip for you?

That depends on what would you like to catch—and also—how much time you want to spend on the water

Half Day

6 hour trip, designed for the novice fisherman, families with young children and groups just pushed for time. They are easy to fit into any hectic vacation schedule.

3/4 Day

Trips are 8 hours in length, perfect for more avid fisherman that want to experience offshore fishing and catch some larger fish.

Full Day

These 10 hour trips are designed for the true fish enthusiast. They typically involve deep water bottom fishing and offshore trolling.

Overnight FADS and Seamounts

These trips range from 24-72 hours. Extreme fishing at it’s finest! They trips typically involve deep water bottom fishing, offshore trolling, swordfish fishing and tuna fishing.

So, if your Costa Rica fishing trip needs to include

  • Boat fully equipped for fly or conventional fishing
  • Full A/C cabin
  • Bilingual crew
  • Full bathroom on board
  • Capacity for up to 10 people
  • Hot lunch, drinks and beers


You’ve come to the right place!

Give us the details of your trip and we’ll make sure you get the fishing experience of a lifetime.


And no worries, If you are looking for a smaller or larger Quepos fishing charter, please let us know as we have an entire range of affiliate boats we recommend and use as well.


Costa Rica is one of the best places for offshore fishing in the world!

Last Thursday, 2/19, we realased 9 Sailfish!!! #caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingcharter

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A blue marlin is a great challenge for fishermen,
... 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐝?

It can be the experience of a lifetime💥
#marlinonthefly #caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #squidnation

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Another great day on the water with a great repeat client!💥
2/17 - 10 Sailfish and 5 grouper for dinner!

Some maintenance work tomorrow and back at it on Wednesday!

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #queposfishing

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Looking to mix things up?
How about deep dropping or inshore fishing?

The great thing about this style of fishing is you can do it any time of the year and it typically is action packed.

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #inshorefishing

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Sailfish bite is heating up!

2/11 - 10 Sailfish released!

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #billfishing

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What would be the best trip for you?

That depends on what would you like to catch, and also, how much time you want to spend on the water

Ask us for the different options! We offer 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐲, 𝟑/𝟒 𝐃𝐚𝐲, 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐅𝐀𝐃𝐒 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬.

Thanks 📸@backwaterflyfishing

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingcharters

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Grouper fishing is very successful along the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica🎣🎣
The grouper of Costa Rica are delicious and perfect for a great dinner!!
#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #grouperfishing

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For the angler that is looking to target blue marlin in one of the best fisheries in the world...
The overnight FAD trips are the way to go💯

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #marlinfishing

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Costa Rica overnight fishing trips aboard Caribsea offer the chance to visit more remote bodies of water and enjoy extended hours of fishing and the live aboard feel🙌🎣
These trips are like an all-inclusive fishing adventure, with twice as many hours fishing!!
#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingcharters

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The good days keep on rolling!

1/30 - 10 tuna
1/31 - 2 Sailfish and a Tuna for dinner
2/1 - 1 blue marlin and a Sailfish

We have some great repeats Fishing with us and the goal is a Black Marlin! Stay tuned!

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingtrips

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So, if your Costa Rica fishing trip needs to include... Boat fully equipped for fly or conventional fishing, Full A/C cabin, Bilingual crew, Full bathroom on board, Capacity for up to 10 people, Hot lunch, drinks and beers
Then… Caribsea is the right place!💯
#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingcharter

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1/28 - 10 tuna, kept some for dinner and a dorado!

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingday

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Caribsea, Quepos fishing charter the local legend of Costa Rica! 📸 @jay_depth_photography
#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingcharters

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Another great day in the water! Flat calm and beautiful!

1/24 - 4 Sailfish released

#caribseasportfishing #sportfishing #flyfishing #fishingdaily

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