Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Charters at the Gulf of Papagayo

If you’re planning a fishing vacation, consider booking a Costa Rica Inshore Fishing charter with Tuna Fish Sportfishing. Our experienced captains, who have over three decades of fishing experience in the area, will take you to the best spots to catch fish on a Papagayo offshore fishing charter or inshore fishing charter. You can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands and have a great day out on the water.

Inshore Fishing charters Costa Rica

Shore fishing in Costa Rica

Our half-day inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to experience the stunning coastline of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We take you fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo, which is renowned worldwide and targets a variety of fish such as mahi-mahi, roosterfish, bonitos, red snapper, jacks, amberjack, grouper, and much more. Our inshore fishing charters are 4 hours long, from 7:30 a.m. to 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 is waiting for you!

Based on 35 reviews
michael moore
michael moore
Great crew. Caught 2 sailfish. Great food and drink.
Thomas Cooke
Thomas Cooke
Great time. Crew was awesome!! Glad we booked with them. Thanks again
BPM Group
BPM Group
Hooked a couple of Sails today with Moses and Alex. Bonita and grouper were bonuses. Top notch guides and service. Highly recommend. U won't b disappointed!
Jane Doe
Jane Doe
Fradian was absolutely helpful with us. He was easy to contact, friendly, and provided us with detailed information about fishing. We booked three fishing days with Tuna Fish Sportfishing . These guys worked hard, and it was our best fishing trips ever. We highly recommend using Fradian's Fishing Charter for everyone. We hope to come back next year and definitely book again
I booked the boat solo. The captain and mate were prompt with pickup and the boat was stocked with everything promised. The water was clear and flat. Great for sailing, tough for trolling. But, they worked hard to try to get me a sailfish. Had a couple marlin short strike and a wahoo bite the lure off but didn't get anything to the leader. We stopped for some bottom fishing to get some red snapper so I wouldn't go home without reeling something in. The chef at the steakhouse at Rui Gaunacasta made a great seafood buffet for us that we shared with others. It was a good experience and I'd book the Tuna Fish Sportfishing again if we return to that part of CR.
Michèle Légaré
Michèle Légaré
À very nice day fiahing. Had a wonderful time. They prepared a sashimi with the tuna we catched! It was amasing 😍
Michael Sheppard (Mike)
Michael Sheppard (Mike)
This was an amazing experience for me and my wife. Super friendly and expert crew had us fishing in no time. Tuna, Jacks, Barracuda, and Rooster Fish. Tuna prepared for a snack on the boat and some of our catch taken to be cooked for dinner. Wonderful. We will be back with the rest of our family!!!
Adam Jacobson
Adam Jacobson
Great time fishing with Moses and Alex on the boat Wasabi Junior. They were on time, made everything aboard easy, and were very friendly. We caught a barracuda, a mahi mahi, and a blackfin tuna. The crew prepared ceviche on the boat and sent us home with clean fillets. Highly Recommend!
Chris carnes
Chris carnes
Really enjoyed going out on the La Lisa with Jose and his mate. We had a great time and caught lots of fish. The trip was highlighted with my first Roosterfish! Definitely a trip I will remember for a lifetime.

Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Species

costa rica inshore fishing in Papagayo


Roosterfish fishing in Papagayo


Red snapper fishing in Papagayo

Red Snapper

Jack crevalle fishing in Papagayo

Jack Crevalle

bonito fishing in Papagayo


Mackerel fishing in Papagayo

Spanish Mackerel

Amberjack fishing in Papagayo


costa rica inshore fishing for grouper


Inshore Fishing Charters Highlight

  • 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 should I book?

To ensure availability, it is recommended that you book as soon as possible, particularly during the holidays.