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El Jefe Sport Fishing

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40001, Costa Rica
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The Reel Deal!

I have been on other sport fishing boats in Costa Rica and El Jefe Too delivers a superior... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BostonLight1
Top Notch!

These guys are amazing. We did an all day beach excursion where we went to a private island for... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
440chaseg
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El Jefe Sport Fishing and Adventure Tours is the premier marine activities company for Costa Rican adventure! Located in the North Pacific Coast in the Guanacaste Region of the island, our boats – El Jefe and El Jefe Too – sail in the heart of the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo development. The world-class fishing waters and beautiful landscape of Guanacaste and the surrounding national parks make this area a global vacation destination. If you are looking for an exceptional, one-of-a-kind fishing adventure in Costa Rica, our expert staff will make your excursion epic. We provide all of the essentials for a great day of fishing, and for those moments to treasure for a lifetime, we offer high definition video and photos using the latest GoPro® technology. In addition to epic fishing trips, we also offer other adventures at sea including: > Snorkelling > Surfing > Sunset Cruises > Private Beach Retreats We would love to customize a Costa Rican adventure for you!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on other sport fishing boats in Costa Rica and El Jefe Too delivers a superior experience with a very well equipped boat and an experienced crew that works hard to raise fish. We only had a half day to fish and knew...More

Thank BostonLight1
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

These guys are amazing. We did an all day beach excursion where we went to a private island for lunch and then sport fishing. All of the crew were absolutely fantastic. After experiencing another local fishing boat El Jefe is hands down the BEST!. Would...More

Thank 440chaseg
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Took 10 people (all ages) out for a half day of fishing and marine activities. Very professional, courteous and fun crew. Hugo, Gary and Dom were outstanding. Fishing was great, caught enough to have for dinner that night. Spent the afternoon with paddle boards, jet...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Captain Oliver and first mate JC were awesome. They spoke English very well and knew how to find fish! The boat was clean, well stocked the Mahi ceviche was delicious. I would highly recommend El Jefe for a wonderful fishing experience. My wife and I...More

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

My family and I, experienced sportfishers, went offshore to fill some time as we were attending a wedding in Costa Rica. We were referred by another charter boat with whom we had extensive experience, the Gamefisher. Anyway, the crew of El Jefe arrived right in...More

Thank Retriever32
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I am a die hard tournament fisherman, but my wife is not. We both took a fishing trip on 22/01/2018 aboard the El Hefe Too. It was an awesome time. She loved the food and drinks which were both over the top good. I had...More

Thank chuckyd007
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We chartered El Jefe for the full day and had an awesome time fishing. Caught four big Mahi! Not only was the fishing amazing , but we saw humpback whales, hundreds of dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays! The crew was amazing! They really work...More

Thank ROBERT p
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We used El Jefe Sport Fishing in Mid-December 2017. Nothing about the trip was short of fantastic. We caught one spanish mackerel and 17-20 Mahi Mahi. We lost count about half way through the day. We saw a couple marlin but they were not biting....More

Thank Mason S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We are a group of 10 (ages 77 to 18) and El Jefe made sure we all had the greatest day of fun and adventure!!! We did the Marine Adventure tour. They had snorkeling, fishing, wave runners, tubing, and more. They picked us up and...More

Thank lisaintexas2015
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ElJefeCR, Manager at El Jefe Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Lisa, Thank you for the raving review and this is the reason we continue growing to provide the ultimate marine experience! We certainly added and replaced new many of the toys/equipment we offer. The Marine Adventure is a great activity for the family! We...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

WOW!! Our day with the El Jefe crew was absolutely fantastic! We are not a boating family and the crew was so attentive and catered the experience to our family. Our son wanted to fish, and with their expertise, they caught mahi mahi which my...More

Thank allyabbasi123
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ElJefeCR, Manager at El Jefe Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Ally, Thank you for your review and we are thrilled your family had a memorable experience. We are proud of catering to everyone with the highest level of excellence! From avid fisherman to families looking to have a great day on the water... Thank you...More

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Carrie B
1 July 2016|
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Response from abrown713 | Property representative |
Hello Carrie, The price includes snorkeling gear and great snorkeling spots for up to 8 people. You are right, the $1200 is not per person. Also, we include drinks, refreshments and a variety of snacks. We offer two types... More
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Bill J
3 September 2015|
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Year round fishing is consistent. During March high winds can make it a bit rough at times. However, the marlin fishing is better this time of the year. Let us know if we can answer any more questions you may have. Thank you!
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