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Full Day Offshore Fishing

From USD 1,495.00
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  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free drinks included
  • Buffet lunch included
Full Day Offshore Fishing
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Overview

Spend a day fishing in the calm waters around Los Suenos Marina, one of the best fishing spots in the world! The combination of the calm waters and the short travel time to the fishing grounds make this one of the most productive fisheries in the world.

What to Expect
A normal day of bill fishing will begin with you meeting at the reception area of the tour office at around 6:45am and having some complimentary Costa Rican coffee and pastries before your charter. You will be met by the staff and the captain of your boat. Your Captain will personally escort you to your boat stopping at the dock entrance for you to purchase your boat transportation license of $15 (cash only).

Your crew will be waiting for you and you will shove off around 7:00am.  Depending on where the captain feels is the best fishing area for the day, you will have an hour to a 1-1/2 hour ride to the fishing grounds.  During the ride you can feel free to sit up top on the “flying bridge” or “tuna tower” with the Captain if you like, or sit up on the bow and watch the porpoise, turtles, and whales that are commonly seen. You may also  go into the cabin and relax before or after the fishing for a nap.  

Most of the boats are air-conditioned, have flush toilets, and fresh running water.  Once in the fishing area, the mates will get all the lines and “teasers” (lures) in the water behind the boat and you will “troll” at around 6-7 knots while looking for billfish.  Depending on the time of year, billfish such as marlin and sailfish can be seen “rising” on the baits. 

With luck they will “strike” the bait.  You crew members will be alert watching for the rising fish and let you know (usually quite excitedly!)when they spot fish.  Once the fish takes the bait, the mate will hook it for you while you are getting prepared to “fight” the fish by getting a rod holder belt on and getting to he fighting chair.  In Costa Rica, all billfish are catch and release and  “circle hooks” need to be used.  These special hooks will normally only hook the fish in the mouth and takes some practice using them.  Once hooked they will hand you the rod and help you by coaching you in the proper techniques of fighting and landing the fish. 

Once the fish is worn out and to the boat, the crew can try and grab the fish by the bill on the side of the boat (in the water) so you can take a photo of it.  Costa Rica law will no longer allow any billfish to be brought onto t he boat for the purposes of a photo, so we will do our best to get a good photo of you with your fish. This is quite exciting and makes for a wonderful picture to send to friends back home!  Many times while fishing for billfish, you will catch tuna and also Dorado (Mahi Mahi), which are both excellent eating fish.  All boats have lighter spinning tackle that is great fun when catching Tuna or Dorado.
Reviews (250)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great fishing experience

We have chartered 32’ Dream II and went fishing on November 13th - me, my wife and our 2 month old son. It was great - Captain Jose and his mate were wonderful, fishing was tremendous- we have caught several Mahi-mahi, had a great day...More

Thank 533ilyaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Experience of a Lifetime

What started as a reallllly bad day turned into an experience of a lifetime! The weather was not our friend the day we were chartered, but we pushed on in the pouring rain. It was a rough go - but everything is better when you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katy A
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Costa fishing

The captain and his crew along with the food and drinks was second to none and the fishing was just incredible

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tamricconst
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
World Class Experience

The captain and his crew were equally great as fishermen as they were as gentlemen. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in the open ocean. They knew where to look for fish and how to catch them when found. I was able to...More

1  Thank CVGonzalez111315
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Costa Rica Dreams Fishing

Thanks Rich, this was a dream vacation. Fishing was fantastic. All the little extras made the experience above and beyond our expectations. We will be recommending your service to others and we will be back!! Thanks! Melanie NixonMore

Thank Melanie N
CRDreams, Owner at Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello Melanie, It was our pleasure meeting both you & Duane, and “Thank You” for making the long haul all the way down from Alaska to go fishing with us here in Costa Rica. It was fun seeing the look on your faces each evening...More

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