Costa Rica Inshore Fishing

Light Tackle Action along Costa Rica's Coastline!


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Best Inshore Fishing Packages

Inshore fishing adventures targeting Costa Rica’s exotic reef species! Request a free quote and one of our fishing experts will customize an itinerary for you.

Inshore Fishing Escapade

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

For a calmer, less formal trip explore the inshore waters of Costa Rica. Spend days full of fishing on the Pacific coast and target your favorite species with a great crew.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Roosterfish, Snapper

Full Inshore Experience

7 nights | 8 days $2,250 - $3,250 per person
Includes:
  • 3 Full days of inshore fishing
  • 1 Optional white water rafting tour
  • 7 Nights at a beach hotel

Enjoy a customizable package with 3 full days of inshore fishing. Ideal for anybody who wants to surmount Costa Rica's waters while targeting species like Roosterfish and Snapper.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Roosterfish, Snapper

Best of Costa Rica's Highlights

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

For the adventurer and nature lover, this package collects the best Costa Rica has to offer: admire volcanoes and mountains, and finish your trip with days full of fishing.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Snapper, Roosterfish

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 Inshore Fishing Destinations in Costa Rica

Head to any of these areas to enjoy some of the best inshore fishing in the country.

Caribbean

Los Suenos

Quepos

Common Inshore Species to Catch

Inshore fish might not be as famous as the offshore fish, but they are all great fighters and a test to any angler’s skills.

Roosterfish

Snapper

Tarpon

Available Boats

Miss Behavin

Miss Behavin

Size: 32 ft

Capacity: 1-4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

One of the most popular boats in the marina & approved by U.S. Coast Guard. Raises a lot of Marlin, no fighting chair.

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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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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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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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Wing Man

Wing Man

Size: 27 ft

Capacity: 2-4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

Custom build for inshore fishing with one of the best crews available. No fighting chair, but it has outriggers.

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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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Cayla

Cayla

Size: 26 ft

Capacity: Up to 4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

U.S. Coast Guard approved, four-stroke engine, outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment including Penn, Shimano and Moimi high visibility braided line.

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Eagle Wings

Eagle Wings

Size: 23 ft

Capacity: 1-3 people

Good for: Fly-Fishing

This light boat is perfect to battle the mighty silver king with one of the best tarpon guides in central America.

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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.

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.

Costa Verde

Discover the authentic Costa Rica in this rustic hotel. Admire the breathtaking views and spot all the wildlife you can by the beach.

Aninga Lodge

This bungalow nestled on the rainforest is the perfect nook to rest after a day of fishing. Admire the natural canals full of exhuberant wildlife.

Explore Beyond the Sea

With any of these adventure tours you’ll get a taste of Costa Rica’s other wonders.

Canopy Safari

Slide throught he forest canopy, visit a butterfly garden, and discover snakes in a family-friendly exhibition. Experience adventure and nature all in one.

Ocean King Catamaran

Explore the Pacific ocean in a tour designed for all ages. Snorkel in the clear waters and spot tropical fish in a boat with modern amenities.

White Water Rafting

Hop into a raft and descend the rapids while engulfed by the forest and its animals.

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What is Inshore Fishing?

When anglers talk about inshore fishing, they refer to any fishing that takes place in water up to 100 feet deep.

Look here for fish which are orienting on the bottom structure, whether you’re fishing near the surface or on the bottom directly.

In general, inshore fishing is done within a few miles of shore or around reefs.

Since most inshore fishing is closer to shore, run times are less and full days or half day charters work.

It’s not necessary to anchor for this kind of fishing, but the water is shallow enough that you could.

Inshore fishing involves calmer waters and more targeted species or fishing zones. Here we recommend smaller boats that offer more maneuverability.

They also tend to be easier to cast from versus the larger offshore trolling boats.

Some may dare to say that inshore fishing is less exciting, but that is not the case.

Here in Costa Rica, hard fighting Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper are the targets. There is also great Snook fishing as well as lots of Jack species and to stretch the line.

Inshore fishing is great for everyone, whether they’re kids learning, experienced anglers, or simply someone wanting to spend time on the water. Inshore fishing is a perfect way to enjoy Costa Rica.

Inshore Fishing Adventures in Costa Rica: What to Expect?

Costa Rica has plenty to offer for anglers in search of inshore fishing.

The great thing about inshore Costa Rica fishing is that it can be done any time of year and in any part of the country.

Since inshore species don’t migrate, the key is getting the right boat in the area you will be visiting.

From the South Pacific to the North, there are great inshore fishing opportunities to be had.

The average run time in for inshore fishing is between 15 to 45 minutes. Inshore trips can be half day or full day charters and they are offered all throughout Costa Rica.

Target species can range from Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper along the reefs to snook in the river mouths. Go to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica to inshore fish for Tarpon as well.

If you would like a free quote or inquire about anything inshore related, contact us and we are here to help.

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