Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Charter at the Gulf of Papagayo

Book a Costa Rica Inshore Fishing charter for your next fishing vacation and join a fishing trip with Tuna Fish Sportfishing. The day will be spent with our experienced captains, who have over 3 decades of fishing in this area – it’s safe to say they know the area intimately and will take you to the best spots to catch fish on a Papagayo offshore fishing charter or inshore fishing charter as well.

Half-day inshore fishing charters are for those who want to enjoy the amazing Guanacaste, Costa Rica coastline. We take you fishing in the worldwide recognized Gulf of Papagayo where we target Mahi Mahi, roosterfish, bonitos, red snapper, jacks, amberjack, grouper, and much more. Our inshore fishing charters have a duration time of 4 hours from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuna Fish Sportfishing’s goals are to make trips child friendly and enjoyable to all anglers on board, whether it’s your first fishing trip or your hundredth. For that reason, our boats and crew are the best options for you!

Take your family and friends to fish and enjoy fishing in Costa Rica from another angle. We provide beach boat pick-up from any resort around the Gulf of Papagayo.

What are you waiting for, Costa Rica awaits you!!

Targeted species in Papagayo

dorado fishing in papagayo

Dorados also known as Mahi Mahi, are caught almost year-round; however, there are more catches in the rainy season, between May through October. We catch them because they congregate on weed lines when fishing both inshore and offshore.

roosterfish fishing in papagayo

Roosterfish are caught year-round as they do not migrate. In the dry season (from December until early May) you can expect to catch an 80lbs roosterfish.  However, in the rainy season (from late May until November) you can expect to catch more, but their average size can be 40lbs roosterfish.

red snapper fishing in papagayo

Red Snapper

jack crevalle fishing in papagayo

Jack Crevalle

bonito fishing in papagayo


mackerel inshore fishing in papagayo

Spanish Mackerel

amberjack fishing in papagayo


grouper inshore fishing


About Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Charters

All our Costa Rica inshore fishing trips include professional bilingual captains and mates (On boats), Top of line Fishing equipment, and Full electronics on board.

Additional information:

  • All fishing charter departs at 7:30 AM, but we can do it earlier under the client’s request!
  • Charter duration:  4 hours (7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.).
  • Rates are per boat and not per person.
  • Check the # of people per boat on the boat info.
  • Some boats can take extra persons for $100 pp

Charters include: Ballyhoo or live bait when possible, fishing equipment, snacks, bottled water, ice bags, fresh fruits, soft drinks, local beer, juice, Catch cleaning & filleting, and lunch on full-day charters.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during the holidays seasons!

April Senger
April Senger
June 5, 2023
Professional and trust worthy. The fishing guides were right on different kinds of fish. It was a memorable experience for the whole family.
Amanda McGee
Amanda McGee
June 2, 2023
We took the Freedom II boat out for fishing and a BBQ. It was so much more than we expected. We caught black tuna and groupers, but even more amazing was the beach and BBQ. We had a private beach and a home cooked BBQ. These guys made us feel like friends/family. Awesome experience.
Silgian Pérez
Silgian Pérez
April 13, 2023
Encantados y complacidos con el excelente servicio de Don Nelson y Fradián. Recomendados 100% Una linda experiencia, y un tour increíble!!!
betsy johnston
betsy johnston
March 21, 2023
We went fishing with Tuna Boat Sport Fishing in Costa Rica. What an amazing trip we had!!! 5 dorados 2 sailfish which we released and a big delicious Mahi Mahi! Captain Jose and 1st mate Romario made the trip !! They are amazing and very knowledgeable about the fish. Thank you so much! Also Tunafish Sport Fishing helped us with a taxi for a fun day out in Cocoa Beach. I definitely recommend them!
Julia Breneol
Julia Breneol
February 28, 2023
The Crew was wonderful. Friendly and accommodating. We saw Humpback Whales, turtles, porpoises, dolphins, flying fish on the way out to the fishing grounds! Caught 6 Mahi Mahi and 2 Yellowfin plus had a 10 minute fight with a Marlin but lost that battle :). Lunch and snacks were great plus we got to have a quick swim in a private bay and a tour of the shoreline on the way home. Highly recommend !
February 10, 2023
Booked a full day offshore trip February 6th on the Tuna Fish boat and had an awesome adventure. We caught 7 big bull mahi-mahi and in addition to the fishing we saw humpback whales, numerous giant sea turtles, hundreds of dolphins, and thousands of jumping Devil Rays. The captain and 1st mate were great! We had such a blast that we booked another half day inshore trip 2 days later with them and caught bonitos and a bunch of small red snapper. These guys worked to put us on the fish and it paid off!!!
January 31, 2023
Had a nice fishing trip with Max and Jose. Jose worked very hard continually changing bates to give us the best chance to catch fish. We caught 3 Mahi Mahi and had numerous other hits. We also had a Sailfish hit a bate but lost him. Highlight of the trip was when my 12 year old Grandson had a Marlin on that Jose thought was over 200 pounds. We also saw Whales and numerous Dolphins. Max and Jose recommended taking our catch to the Monkey Bar for they to cook for us which we did. Highly recommend !! Great experience!
Kevin Avilés Reyes
Kevin Avilés Reyes
December 27, 2021
Barco de pesca deportiva si quieres tener una buena experiencia en el mar visita barco Tuna Fish situado en playa Ocotal 100% solo bueno pescador capitán local se lo recomiendo
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