Tamarindo Charter Company- Bachata

Capt. Lee Keidel Potrero, Costa Rica Incorporated Licensed Insured

Situated just south of Playa Hermosa, and north of Los Pargos, lay Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Home to beautiful beaches, mountainous jungles, and some of THE best fishing opportunities on the West Coast of Costa Rica! Join the Tamarindo Charter Company and Captain Lee Keidel as he guides you on a Tamarindo fishing charter you won’t soon forget! 

 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica boasts one of the heathiest populations of Billfish found anywhere in the world. Sailfish and all three species of Marlin (Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, and Blue Marlin) are caught 365 days a year! Of course, there are peak seasons to catch each species. Black Marlin tend to be caught most frequently in the months of April and May. Blue Marlin are known to be caught in higher volumes during the months from November-April, with their smaller cousin, the Striped Marlin, being caught year-round. Sailfish are another species of Billfish that draw thousands of anglers to Tamarindo’s marinas year after year. Sailfish experience their peak season from December-March. February is absolutely THE best month to catch Sailfish while fishing out of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. During February, hooking up on 20-30 Sailfish a day isn’t unheard of! 

 

At the helm of charter boat Bachata, you’ll find Captain Lee Keidel. He was born and raised in South Carolina and graduated from Chapman’s School of Seamanship. Captain Lee Keidel is the only US Coast Guard Licensed Captain in Tamarindo, and has a Red Cross CPR Certification. He’s worked professionally as both a mate and a Captain throughout South Carolina, Florida, the Bahamas, Galapagos Islands, throughout the Carribean, and of course, Costa Rica. Needless to say, you won’t find a more qualified Captain in Tamarindo, Costa Rica! 

 

Captain Lee maintains perhaps the nicest boat in the Tamarindo Charter Company’s fleet- charter boat Bachata. She’s a 31’ Bertram, having received a complete refit by Rybovich, one of the most recognized boat yards in the world. The Bachata was highly customized, received new Cummins Power, interior, electronics, and a new Baush/American tower. Without question, she is one of the most meticulously maintained vessels in Tamarindo. For fishing equipment, you can find a Fighting Chair, Outriggers, and Downriggers on board. For your comfort, you’ll find a bed, Saloon (living room), and a toilet inside Bachata’s cabin. Her roomy cockpit allows up to 6 guests to comfortably fish. 

 

Captain Lee Keidel offers 3 different trip lengths for you to choose from: Half Day, ¾ Day, and Full Day offshore fishing trips. Captain Lee highly recommends his full day fishing package where he’ll be able to take you further off the coast of Tamarindo, Costa Rica where Billfish are caught in much higher numbers. On these trips, you can expect to catch: Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin, Dorado), and Yellowfin Tuna. The Bachata’s half day trips are great if you’re looking for a quick trip to take advantage of Tamarindo’s abundant inshore species. On these trips you can expect to catch: Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Snook.

 

Regardless of which trip you decide to book, spending the day on a Tamarindo, Costa Rica offshore fishing charter will be the highlight of your vacation! Captain Lee Keidel and the rest of the Bachata fishing team are looking forward to putting YOU on the trip of a lifetime! The Bachata’s availability fills up quickly during peak seasons, book your trip with Captain Lee Keidel today before it’s too late! 

 

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  Launch Location

Guanacaste Province, Potrero, Costa Rica, Potrero

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Trips start at $875

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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31' Sport Fisherman

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

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HALF DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We are a premier sport fishing charter operation with 13+ years of local knowledge and experience, and a lifetime fishing the world's oceans and waters. Don't be afraid to ask if you are speaking directly with the Captain who will be taking you fishing! This is an important part of planning your fishing charter and gaurentees that your desires and expectations are clearly communicated and are met accordingly. Booking a reservation with a knowledgeable captain and fishing with someone else can make for very different day on the water. What's your time on the water worth?

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3/4 DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We are a premier sport fishing charter operation with 13+ years of local knowledge and experience, and a lifetime fishing the world's oceans and waters. Don't be afraid to ask if you are speaking directly with the Captain who will be taking you fishing! This is an important part of planning your fishing charter and gaurentees that your desires and expectations are clearly communicated and are met accordingly. Booking a reservation with a knowledgeable captain and fishing with someone else can make for very different day on the water. What's your time on the water worth?

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FULL DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We are a premier sport fishing charter operation with 13+ years of local knowledge and experience, and a lifetime fishing the world's oceans and waters. Don't be afraid to ask if you are speaking directly with the Captain who will be taking you fishing! This is an important part of planning your fishing charter and gaurentees that your desires and expectations are clearly communicated and are met accordingly. Booking a reservation with a knowledgeable captain and fishing with someone else can make for very different day on the water. What's your time on the water worth?

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Fish Species

Black Marlin
Blue Marlin
Cubera Snapper
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Red Snapper
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Snook
Striped Marlin
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowfin Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Refrigerator

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Lee Keidel

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

31