The Original Costa Rica Adventure Tour
Before the invention of the zipline, Costa Rica was a mecca for deep sea fishing. Many of the original anglers from 20 years ago are now the captains of the boats that will take you to the best fishing spots in Flamingo and Tamarindo.
There are different levels of service, depending on the boat you choose, but generally all tours include beer, water and soft drinks, plus lunch and snacks.
Below you'll find information about the equipment, amenities and safety features found on our featured sports fishing boat.
The Fishing Equipment
If you have your own equipment, you’re welcome to bring it, but if not, here’s a sample of what you’ll find onboard:
- Reels and rods
- Fly reels
- Spinning rods and reels
- Fighting Chair with rocket launcher
- VHF Radio
- Depth Sounder
- Water Temperature Gauges
The Safety Equipment
- Life jackets
- Life Raft
- Radio Beacon
- Bilge Pumps
- Fire Extinguishers
All our sports fishing boats have similar amenities, gear and equipment. If you have specific requirements for you trip, contact us and we'll make sure we match you with the right captain, crew and rod to make this your perfect fishing trip.
If you're able to plan your trip around the type of fish you like to catch, here's a list of what you'll find in season:
Fishable year round, but by far the Golfo de Papagayo is the best place to fish them, with November to March being the best months. They're normally caught at a depth of 50 to 60ft. Catching a giant rooster is an incredible Costa Rica fishing experience.
Fishable year round, though the very best is from the middle of November to the beginning of March and then again in August and September. Definitely a memorable Costa Rica fishing experience.
Fishable year round, but May through August are tops. The slow period is normally August to November.
Wahoo, aka Ono
Active around the rainy season, which starts around the middle of May. Most active between July and August. Generally caught near rocky marine topography points of land and islands, though once in a while you'll encounter one further offshore.
Dorado, aka Mahi Mahi, aka Dolphin Fish
Best months are May to the end of Ocober, during rainy season when the rivers are flooding.
Around all year, but the best catch is between August and October. Both yellow-fin and some big-eye are found just off-shore around Flamingo, Brasilito, and Tamarindo (accessible in half an hour or less, depending on the boat). Sizes range from about 10lbs up to the occasional monster trophy fish of 400lbs.
For more information about the different fishing boats, tours and amenities available, contact us:
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