Fish Costa Rica aboard our 28’ center console charter boat! There’s no place quiet like the Western coast of Costa Rica for sportfishing… It seems like every year we break our previous record for released Sailfish. We helped contribute to the over 6,000 successfully caught and released Sailfish in March alone of 2019! Let us take you trolling offshore for the abundance of billfish caught off the coast of Herradura, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s West Coast boasts one of the healthiest populations of billfish found anywhere in the world. Apart from Sailfish, there are 3 native species of Marlin found offshore. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin are caught inconsistently all year long, and experience their peak season from October-December. If you’re wanting to test your skills against the coveted Marlin of Costa Rica, we highly recommend planning your fishing charter during this window. The other pelagic gamefish we target are Mahi Mahi (aka Dorado, Dolphin), Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, and Wahoo. All billfish landed on your offshore fishing trip will be strictly catch and release, but you’ll be able to harvest all Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo.
Maybe you’re looking to test your angling skills against the notorious Roosterfish? Roosterfish are found in abundance in the inshore/nearshore waters of Herradura Bay and Playa Herradura. We do catch them year-round, but their peak season is from July-September. Pound for pound, Roosterfish are the hardest fighting fish in Costa Rica. They’re known to test even the strongest angler’s stamina. Once they grab your bait and make their first run, you’ll soon understand why! The other inshore species of Herradura, Costa Rica are: Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Red Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, and Barracuda. The snapper and grouper will make for an excellent dinner, but all other inshore species will be catch and release… After you’re able to take pictures, of course!
If you want to spend your mornings relaxing on the world-renowned beaches of Playa Herradura, our Half Day afternoon fishing trip is perfect for you. Maybe you have dinner plans at a local hot spot? We can take you on a half day, 5hr morning trip, and you’ll be able to bring your fresh fillets to the restaurant for them to prepare for you! And for the serious anglers looking to take full advantage of our world-famous fisheries, our full day trip would be what we recommend. During peak seasons, we’re able to land over 6 billfish in one day on these trips! No matter which trip you decide to reserve, the trip price includes: A First Mate, use of all rods and reels, drinks/snacks, and we’ll fillet the day’s catch.
You’ll be fishing aboard our well-kept 28’ Fish Nautique charter boat. She’s in excellent condition and is able to fish a maximum of 4 anglers (not counting your Captain and First Mate). Our charter boat is equipped with outriggers, live well, spacious cockpit, GPS, fishfinder, and a VHF radio. You will need to purchase a Costa Rican fishing license for your trip, but they’re readily available for $15-$30/per person nearby.
Book your Herradura, Costa Rica fishing charter today! We can’t wait to custom tailor your fishing charter to meet YOUR needs! You let us know which species you’d like to catch, and we’ll do the rest. There’s a 400lb Blue Marlin calling your name, but it won’t wait around forever!