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Quepos FAD Fishing: Seamount Overnight Trips

FADs are fishing trips specifically designed for the hard core angler who thinks they have done it all. Your Quepos FAD fishing 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 Quepos FAD fishing 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!

 

Quepos FAD Charter Options

2 nights and 1 day FAD/Seamount trip

$3,500—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

$7000—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 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.