About Tuna Fish Sportfishing

Tuna Fish Sportfishing is the premier provider of charter services for anglers and hobbyists visiting Costa Rica, one of the world’s most popular fishing destinations. The Gulf of Papagayo!

Costa Rica is a renowned sportfishing destination in Central America, famous for its more than 80 IGFA world records. The location is frequently referred to as the “Angler’s Paradise” by locals and tourists alike. There are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors in the original text. The Gulf of Papagayo is a beautiful destination that attracts countless fishermen throughout the year. The area is usually busy with boats and ships all year round.

Our Founder

Our Founder, Captain Nelson, was a dedicated captain who placed the safety and comfort of our clients above all else. You benefit from Captain Nelson’s nearly four decades of honing his skills and experience on the water.

Captain Nelson founder Tuna Fish Sportfishing

Nelson worked as captain at the famous Ocotal Beach Resort and the legendary Bahia Pez Vela for many years. Nelson’s dream was to own his boat and create a family business. He quit his job and went into debt with his house and land to make his dream come true. He bought a 30ft phoenix boat, which he named the TUNA FISH.

Capt. Nelson fished the waters off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for the past 40 years. He is one of the most respected and envied sportfishing charter captains in the Gulf of Papagayo and Quepos.

His easy-going style relaxed our clients as he introduced them to the world-class angling off the coast of the Gulf of Papagayo for many years.

After years passed, Captain Nelson retired and now enjoys the comforts of home.

Fradian, the founder’s son, expanded the company by creating a website (www.tunafishsportfishing.com) to manage resources and logistics. He aimed to continue his father’s legacy and take the business global. Thanks to his hard work, the Tuna Fish boat has become one of the most popular boats of the year, receiving excellent reviews on Google and Trip Advisor from satisfied customers.

Tuna Fish Sportfishing’s main goals

  • Get the best sportfishing experience with top boats, experienced captains, and crews in the Papagayo area. Safety and fun are guaranteed.
  • If you’re a professional, a beginner, or just love sport fishing, you’re welcome to join us on board for a fishing adventure of a lifetime in the Gulf of Papagayo.
  • Includes an extensive range of baits and tackles, rods, reels, snacks, and more. Various utility services are provided, such as beach pick-up, cooler space, and catch cleaning & filleting.
  • Tuna Fish Sportfishing has partnered with a host of Papagayo’s most exclusive resorts and hotels, including Secrets Papagayo, Paradisus Papagayo Bay, Four Seasons Costa Rica, Andaz Hyatt, Dreams las Mareas, Riu Palace, Riu Guanacaste, and more.
  • Tuna Fish Sportfishing is committed to exceeding all expectations from its clients.