Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

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Deep Sea Fishing Seasons

The key to planning a great fishing vacation is deciding when and where to visit. Check out our fishing season chart below.

SPECIES
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Blue Marlin
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Black Marlin
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Sailfish
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Yellowfin Tuna
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Dorado
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Snapper
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Wahoo
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
Roosterfish
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sept
oct
nov
dec
CENTRAL PACIFIC < Los Suenos/Quepos

The best area in the country for billfish and tournaments.

Excellent
Good
Fair

Best Offshore Fishing Packages

Endless deep see fishing action targeting Costa Rica’s famed Pelagic species! Request a free quote and one of our fishing experts will customize an itinerary for you.

Offshore Fishing Getaway

4 nights | 5 days $1,500 - $2,500 per person
Includes:
  • 2 Full days of offshore fishing
  • 1 Optional zip lining tour
  • 4 Nights at a beach hotel

Get a long weekend's worth of fishing and escape to Costa Rica's North or Central Pacific coasts. Hop on a private charter, Take advantage of this trip to target Marlin and other billfish.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna

Highlights of Costa Rica

7 nights | 8 days $2,000 - $3,000
Includes:
  • 2 Full days of offshore fishing
  • 3 Nights at a mountain hotel
  • 4 Nights at a beach hotel

Travel across Costa Rica and discover its highlights. Experience mountains, volcanoes, and a healthy dose of fishing in some of the best locations and hotels in the country.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi-Mahi

Deep Sea Adventure

7 nights | 8 days $2,500 - $3,500 per person
Includes:
  • 3 Full days of offshore fishing
  • 1 Optional white water rafting tour
  • 7 Nights at a beach hotel

Visit world-class fishing locations and hotels in this trip to the Pacific. Fish offshore for three full days and target the large billfish on this coast in the adventure of a lifetime.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna

Your Custom Vacation Package Includes More than Fishing

Every trip we provide is you-nique. Pricing, accommodation and tour options depend on travel dates and your final destinations. Our quotes always include the following:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ Airport Service.
  • English-speaking drivers.
  • Private ground transfers or charter flights.
  • Accommodations: pick between hotels, rentals, resorts or fishing lodges.
  • Private fishing charters.
  • Guided tours (English-speaking guides).
  • Meals (as stated in each itinerary).
  • 24/7 In-country support.
  • Taxes.
  • Transaction fees.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Best Deep Sea Fishing Destinations in Costa Rica

These are great locations for world class deep sea fishing, excellent charter boats and a variety of lodging options nearby.

Los Suenos

Quepos

Popular Deep Sea Species to Catch

Costa Rica has plenty of offshore fishing action, but these fish are the most common during a deep sea fishing trip.

Marlin

Sailfish

Yellowfin Tuna

Available Boats

Open Fly

Open Fly

Size: 50 ft

Capacity: 6-8 people

Good for: Deep Sea

Enjoy tournament-winning crews and the latest equipment. With fighting chairs, full salon with A/C and kitchen.

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Caribsea

Caribsea

Size: 46 ft

Capacity: 6-10 people

Good for: Deep Sea

The Local Legend of Quepos, full Garmin electronics, Lee outriggers, fighting chair, air-conditioned salon for comfort and full private bathroom.

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Spanish Fly

Spanish Fly

Size: 43 ft

Capacity: 6 people

Good for: Deep Sea

Enjoy tournament-winning crews and the latest equipment. With fighting chairs, full salon with A/C and kitchen.

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Circle Hook

Circle Hook

Size: 35 ft

Capacity: 1-5 people

Good for: Deep Sea

With tournament-ready crew & the latest equipment, it boasts fighting chairs, full salon & kitchen.

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Sunny One

Sunny One

Size: 33 ft

Capacity: 1-5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

A well-reviewed, single-diesel engine. With a fighting chair and on-board bathroom.

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Straight Up with a Twist

Straight Up with a Twist

Size: 31 ft

Capacity: 1-5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

The prettiest boat in the marina, 100% custom built. It has fighting chair, outriggers, and A/C.

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Good Day

Good Day

Size: 31 ft

Capacity: Up to 5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Fly-Fishing, Inshore

With an inboard Cummins motor and the latest equipment, this boat is fitted with fighting chair and top of the line equipment.

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Predator

Predator

Size: 26 ft

Capacity: 1-4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

Fish in one of the best value boats in the area. Fast, comfortable and great for inshore and offshore.

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Our Lodging Recommendations

While fishing is important, having a great hotel to call home after your day on the water is just as important. These are a few of our top picks.

La Mansion Inn

Quirky and comfortable, this hotel is great for couples and families with older children. Forest views and a relaxing ambiance are a great addition to your fishing vacation.

Arenas del Mar

A resort for those who want to experience luxury while being ecologically conscious. Access beaches and the rainforest while enoying modern comforts.

Club del Mar

Ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers. This beachfront property is a budget-friendly stay with easy access to nightlife, restaurants, and a marina.

Adventurous Beyond the Sea

In addition to fishing, there are endless jungle and adventure tours to enjoy on your off days from fishing.

Tortuga Island

Discover Tortuga island on a Catamaran with modern amenities & a great crew. A perfect place for swimming & snorkeling.

Vista Los Sueños Canopy

Enjoy nature and extreme adventure in Herradura bay. Admire great views, spot wildlife, and slide through the forest.

White Water Rafting

Hop into a raft and descend the rapids while engulfed by the forest and its wildlife. Ideal for nature lovers of all ages.

A Challenge in the Tropics

Deep sea fishing is fishing so far enough offshore that the bottom structure doesn’t matter. Anglers from all over the globe flock to the oceans of Costa Rica for its big game fishing.

Here you can get a variety of exotic species, like Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Dorado.

There is no better place than Costa Rica for world-class offshore fishing. With flat calm seas and great weather year-round, Costa Rica is a fisherman’s paradise.

What to Expect When Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is blessed with flat calm waters on both coasts and great weather most of the year.

This makes it a great place to go out exploring into the sea, regardless of the date of your trip. However, the Pacific coast is more famous for its deep sea fishing than the Caribbean.

Unlike inshore fishing, a typical day offshore requires a full-day charter.

Head out around 7 am and travel between 45 minutes to 1 hour until reaching the offshore fishing grounds.

Once offshore, troll with a traditional offshore spread. Here in Costa Rica, it’s common to use rigged ballyhoo as bait along with teasers and lures.

Offshore charters tend to be larger in size so they can pull a 5 line fishing spread. With the use of outriggers and the latest electronics, these larger boats are ideal for a day at sea.

Deep sea fishing in Costa Rica tends to be higher in price due to fuel cost and run times.

A day out fishing is indeed the perfect vacation for any angler in love with the sea.

Costa Rica: Best Place for Deep Sea Fishing

Offshore fishing is great for all skill levels and ages alike. On any given day in Costa Rica, you can catch bill fish and have a chance at something for dinner as well.

In recent years, Costa Rica has gained a lot of fame for its FADs fishing. These overnight adventures to the seamounts provide incredible Marlin opportunities.

With top-notch boats, award-winning crews, and professional advice, your trip will be great.

Whether you want to do day charters or overnight trips, there is something for everyone.

If you’d like to go out on a deep sea fishing trip, simply contact us and we’ll gladly help. Start your Costa Rica fishing vacation today!

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