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Costa Rica Fishing, Charter Fishing in Costa Rica

Are you ready for some extreme Costa Rica fishing that will match you up against some of the biggest and most fierce fighting big game species of the Pacific Ocean? Fishing in Costa Rica is where the serious and the most enthusiastic anglers do all out battle with large pelagic species that can easily put an anglers brute strength and expert fishing skills to the ultimate sport fishing test. Costa Rica fishing is known as some of the absolute best sport fishing in the world and frequently offers up black marlin, blue marlin, Pacific sailfish, and other popular big game species that will satisfy even the most enthusiastic angler's appetite for extreme fishing adventure.

When we talk about charter fishing in Costa Rica or more specifically Costa Rica sportfishing we could go on and on for a long time but it would never get boring. What makes Costa Rica fishing so attractive to traveling anglers is the wonderful bounty the ocean offers up, the unspoiled beauty of the rain forest, and the chance at catching a record fish as more world records have been registered here than any other fishing hot spot in the world.

A beautiful Costa Rica sailfish. Costa Rica charter boat Captains are some of the best and most experience sportfishing or deep sea Captains in the world. A large majority of Costa Rica fishing charter Captains have gained their vast knowledge and honed their skills by fishing in many top exotice fishing spots around the globe. Many Captains finally settle for the fishing in Costa Rica because they realize this is where the best fishing is. They know the oceans are just teeming with marine life that includes all the pelagic species plus numerous inshore species like snapper, roosterfish, and tarpon which are all fish that attract anglers looking for a "fight."

This is where the real fishing adventure begins and where the timid stay on the dock. This is Costa Rica charter fishing, with it's reel screaming, arm tiring, bent over the gunnels big game sportfishing action. Something one won't soon forget.

The Bottom Line - The top Costa Rica charter boat. Costa Rica Fishing Boat - This is the top sport fishing charter in Southern Costa Rica. This is a 31' Blackfin that is loaded to the hilt with all the modern conveniences.

Southern Costa Rica Sportfishing

A Typical Costa Rica Fishing Vacation Package Includes:
#1 - Pickup at Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose and delivery to your choice of either Hotel Del Rey or Hotel Herradura in downtown San Jose, or The Orchideus Inn in Alejuela.
#2 - Transfer to airport the next day and flight to Puerto Jimenez.
#3 - Ground transfer to the lodge of your choice which depends on the package you select.
#4 - Accommodations and meals.
#5 - Fishing aboard the Bottom Line, a spectacular 31' custom Blackfin sport fishing boat loaded with all the most up to date safety and electronic gear.
#6 - We can handle groups up to 20 people.
#7 - Experienced English-speaking sportfishing captain and first mate.
#8 - Ground transfers and flight back to San Jose with your choice of San Jose accommodations.

Costa Rica Sport Fishing Captain

Costa Rica fishing Captain

Whether you are tuna fishing or marlin fishing in Costa Rica you must make sure you have an experienced Captain and crew that works well together as a team and runs their charters like a well oiled fishing machine. Fish like marlin, yellowfin tuna, or other big game species of Costa Rica are very large and powerful fish and to properly fish for and especially land one of these monstrous beauties takes an experienced charter Captain that knows what to do in every situation. When you are on a Costa Rica charter fishing trip with a top Captain you can rest assured that he takes everything into consideration while on the boat to account for safety and success.

Your Costa Rica fishing boat Captain looks at what must be over a hundred things that determine how and where he will fish that includes everthing from the weather, the latest fish reports, to the experience of the anglers on board. Your Captain includes his anglers and gets them involved in as many aspects of the catch as possible. He doesn't hook the fish and hand you the rod (unless you want him to) but rather let's you hook your own fish and climb into the fighting chair and go to work. But he will never give you more than you are comfortable with and will never ask you to do something you don't wish to do. But because you participate in hooking your own fish you learn more and really get immersed into what Costa Rica fishing is all about.

Costa Rica Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing in Costa Rica means your options are many and your target fish is plenty. Trolling for blue marlin is one of the most popular types of fishing for any particular species. Anglers travel from far and wide to get hooked up with this king of the deep. But while trolling you might catch a marlin one time and on the next knock down you may be fighting a Pacific sailfish or a big ole wahoo. There are just so many different opportunities most all of which make great table fare by the way that an angler could catch four or five fish in a row and all of them be a different species.

Then there is the inshore fishing. In the Golfo Dulce you are presented with a whole range of inshore species that includes everything from the silver king (tarpon) to bonefish to snapper. See the species list below because it goes on and on and we only listed the most popular sportfish of the region.

Costa Rica Fishing Species

As we have said the Costa Rica fishing grounds are absolutely teeming with exceptional big game species. The species list is long and includes 3 types of marlin, multiple grouper species, and plenty of species most that anglers visiting the Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica will never catch back home. The pristine ocean waters of Costa Rica are a beautiful cobalt blue and are packed full of an abundant array of sportfish that are unrivaled in their diversity, size, and shear numbers.

  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Pacific Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo
  • Dolphin
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Roosterfish
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Shark
  • Grouper - Many Varieties
  • Snapper - Many varieties
  • Blue Trevally
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
Quepos Fishing in Costa Rica

This is where your Costa Rica charter fishing vacation begins. Anglers venture to all regions of Costa Rica from the Osa Peninsula in the SW region of Costa Rica to Quepos and other popular regions to the north. Quepos fishing is currently what most visitors to the country wish to experience. Quepos is a busy and more populated region of the country that is more like a fishing resort or tourist haven. But don't take that the wrong way though because Qeupos fishing is very good and a many anglers fish here every year with tons of great success. Quepos fishing means anglers can easily get hooked up to a black or blue marlin, a big bull dolphin, a wahoo, or one of many plentiful sportfish species.

Costa Rica Charter Boat Listings

If you are a Captain in Costa Rica or run a charter boat or guide outfit and want to list on this page please contact Joe at the form link below. We also take listings for lodges or other Costa Rica fishing services. We also have a main charter directory you can list in and we can even develop a page of your very own with only your unique Costa Rica fishing information on it.

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