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Off-shore Fishing

Arguably what Costa Rica is most famous for. With the fertile currents of the Pacific Ocean passing right along the coast of Costa Rica, we have what many would say is the best sail fishing grounds any where in the world.

When to book an offshore fishing trip?

The truth is offshore fishing is great year round in Costa Rica. However from December – May, the migration of Pacific sails is concentrated in the central pacific region of Costa Rica and offers anglers the chance at double digit release days pretty much any time in that window. During this time of year, we also get Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and the occasional Wahoo.  For Marlin in specific, we get a really good bite during the months of May – October when the meat fish show up in good numbers as well. If you are not looking for bill fish, you can also target wahoo, mahi mahi and tuna which is great table fare. Regardless of the time of year you visit, there is always action offshore and just ask us when the best time is for your target species and our advise is free to you.

Charter options

Full Day Offshore

$1,850—up to 6 people, additional $50 per extra person, up to 10 people in total.

Full day charter includes: hot lunch, drinks, water, beer, snacks and fruits. Hours are 7am – 4:30pm / 5:00pm depending on where the bite is.

¾ Day Offshore Fishing

$1550—up to 6 people, additional $50 per extra person, up to 10 people total.

¾ day charter includes: hot lunch, drinks, water, beer, snacks and fruits. Hours are 7am – 2:00pm / 2:30pm

Inshore Fishing

Costa Rica is world renowned for its incredible bill fishing, but we also have an amazing inshore fishery as well. Here on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, we have some of the best Rooster fishing any where in the world along with cubera snapper, amberjack, grouper and other species including snook.

Just this past year, we had one charter company break two world records for Pacific black snook and we have a feeling that will fall again in the coming months/years.

When is the best season for inshore fishing?

The great thing about inshore fishing is you can do it any time of the year and it typically is action packed, so great for avid anglers as well as youngsters that bet bored easily. Not to mention all the sea life you can see on any given day.

What type of charter should I book?

For inshore fishing, you can do half day, 3/4 day or full days, so you have some flexibility there as well. If you are coming down to fish a few days, we recommend giving inshore fishing a shot at least once as the species are diverse and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Charter Options

Full Day Inshore Fishing

$1,850—up to 6 people , additional $50 per extra person, up to 10 people total.

Full day charter includes: hot lunch, drinks, water, beer, snacks and fruits. Hours are 7am – 4:30pm / 5:00pm depending on where the bite is.

¾ Day Inshore Fishing

$1,550—up to 6 people , additional $50 per extra person, up to 10 people total.

¾ day charter includes: hot lunch, drinks, water, beer, snacks and fruits. Hours are 7am – 2:00pm / 2:30pm.

½ Day Inshore Fishing

$1,350—up to 6 people , additional $50 per extra person, up to 10 people total.

½ day charter includes: drinks, water, beer, lunch, snacks and fruits.Hours are 7am – 12:00pm.

FADS: Seamount Overnight Trips

FADs are fishing trips specifically designed for the hard core angler who thinks they have done it all.  FADs /Seamount trip will one up any fishing adventure! Here in Costa Rica, we have an abundance of dormant/old underwater volcanoes scattered between 70 – 150 miles offshore. Because of the change in water depth and the congregation of bait in these areas, they have proven a perfect place to deploy FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices).

The logistics

The FADs here in Costa Rica are producing some of the most insane marlin fishing seen anywhere in the world. On any given day at the FADS, you might see double digit blue marlin along with a wide range of other game fish. For this experience, an overnight trip is needed due to the locations. We offer 1 night – 4 night FAD trips and can accommodate up to 4 anglers on these trips.

When to go on a FAD trip?

As with most fishing in Costa Rica, this experience is great year-round. If you want to have the closest thing to a guaranteed marlin catch, this is your fishing adventure. This trip is not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to spend the time getting to these waters, the rewards are incredible!

 

Charter Options

2 nights and 1 day FAD/Seamount trip

$3,5000—up to 4 people—12 hours of fishing

Depart the night before, anywhere between 6 – 10pm. Departure depends on which FAD the crew heads to first. Travel overnight.

  • Day 1. Fish from 5:00am until dark, travel back to Quepos overnight
  • Day 2. Arrive in Quepos around 8am

3 nights and 2 days FAD/Seamount trip

$7,000—up to 4 people—24 hours of fishing
Depart the night before, anywhere between 6 – 10pm. Departure depends on which FAD the crew heads to first. Travel overnight.

  • Day 1. Fish from 5:00am until dark and spend the night on the boat.
  • Day 2. Fish from 5:00am until dark, travel back to Quepos overnight
  • Day 3. Arrive in Quepos around 8am.

4 nights and 3 days FAD/Seamount Trip

$9,500—up to 4 people—36 hours of fishing
Depart the night before, anywhere between 6 – 10pm. Departure depends on which FAD the crew heads to first. Travel overnight.

  • Day 1. Fish from 5:00am until dark and spend the night on the boat.
  • Day 2. Fish from 5:00am until dark and spend the night on the boat.
  • Day 3. Fish from 5:00am until dark, travel back to Quepos overnight
  • Day 4. Arrive in Quepos around 8am.

 

Run home vs chug

$500 net surcharge
On the last fishing day, we can pick up and run home at 1-3pm, depending on the FAD to get them back to Quepos early evening 5-7pm vs. fishing till dark and chugging back for the early morning arrival. This is only available on the 2 or 3 night option as we can only carry so much fuel.

Full-day sail fishing extension

$1,200 net surcharge
Upon returning to the Quepos area, the morning after your last day at the Seamount/FADS, you can fish from sun up until 2pm for sailfish and other species on your way back. Return to Quepos around 4pm.

All Overnight Trips Include: breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the boat, drinks, beer, fruit, snacks, water and everything needed during your time at sea.