Please take few minutes to read important information about our Offshore fishing charter offerring in the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You can learn what we fish for and view a list of boats that can be booked online to secure your Costa Rica fishing trip.
Primarily, offshore fishing (or deep sea fishing) is defined as any type of fishing done more than 9 miles from the shore line. When you’re deep sea fishing, you’re usually pretty far from land…roughly 20-30 miles out, in waters that are hundreds or even thousands of feet deep. Hence the name “deep sea fishing.” Offshore fishing charters have longer distances and travel duration more than an hour. Larger boats and sometimes larger fish, heavy-duty equipment and large heavy bait.
Our offshore fishing offers a chance to experience Costa Rica charter fishing. The Gulf of Papagayo is one of top fishing destination in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. In the waters of the Gulf of Papagayo you can target large fish such as blue or striped marlin, pacific sailfish, bulk mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, and giant wahoo.
All our captains and mates are Guanacaste´s native and have been fishing at the Gulf of papagayo from many years. For that reason our boats and crew are the best options for you!
What are you waiting, Costa Rica awaits you!!
What we fish for
Peak months for Yellowfin Tuna are typically August through October, but you can find them any time of the year. The yellowfin tuna and some bigeye tuna are often found well inside the Catalina Islands, 30 minutes or less running time from the beach, while schools of 12 to 20 pounders are usually abundant on the outside. We frequently find concentrations of 40 to 60 pound tuna. Read more
Offshore Fishing Boats
All Fishing trips include professional bilingual captains and mates (On boats), Top of the line Fishing equipment, Full electronics on board.
- All fishing charter departs at 7:30 AM, but we can do earlier under clients request!
- Charter duration: 8 hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).
- Rates per boat and not per person.
- Check the # of people per boat on the boat info. Extra person $100
- Fish cleaning and filleting.
Charters include: Ballyhoo or live bait when possible, fishing equipment, snacks, bottle water, ice bags, fresh fruits, soft drinks, local beer, juice and lunch (on a full day).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Tuna Fish Sportfishing Reviews
We booked the Charter over the internet before leaving the States. They picked us up from the beach at our resort on time just as advertised. We seen some of the most beautiful scenery while we were trolling. We caught 12 blue fin tuna and 2 big roster fish. Captain spoke English and very polite and friendly. Crew was very friendly and did their jobs perfectly. Great time, caught fish, and drank beer. What a great day fishing. Will do it again for sure.
Requested thar we target roosters, yellowfin tuna and cubbera snapper. Captain got first two done and then we trolled. Jumped a big marlin (250+) and got multiple hits. Great day and captain/crew made it happend. Highly recommend. April 30th 19
I am so glad we did this. My wife and I came down to the gulf of Papagayo for our honeymoon and decided after being here a day that we really wanted to try our hand at fishing. Fradian wasn’t phased by the short notice and found us a boat in no time at all. He also made it extremely easy to pay and he was great with communication. Completely satisfied with the day.
Everything was as promised, picked us up at the beach in front of the resort, the crew was excellent, the food on the boat was good, better than others we have been on. I requested american beer and they found it for me. The crew worked very hard in rough water to find fish. Definitely will use them again. January 20th – 2020
Tuna fish sportfishing fulfilled my dream ! I went to Costa Rica to catch Sailfish and we caught three. Nelson is a great Captain and the mate was equally as good. I highly recommend them to all that ask
Loved the charter and would definitely do it again!! The crew was excellent and knowledgeable about the area. Asked what we wanted to catch, and we did!!
The crew was so nice and accommodating…..we caught a nice sailfish and just had a beautiful day on the water! They fed us a nice lunch and it was a perfect day. Highly recommend this charter service!
My wife and I came down for our honeymoon to secrets in papagayo Costa Rica. We decided to book a fishing trip on one of the days we were staying here and we booked la huida with Noel “nito” and Armando. They were waiting for us at the beach at 730 am like they had told us with a clean well maintained boat. We took the boat about 45 minutes out and began trolling for mahi mahi, meanwhile we started trolling we saw a pod of dolphins which made the wife very happy! It took us an hour or so of trolling to get into the fish and we were able to land 3 mahi mahi by the end of the day. My wife is not into fishing but they helped her land the largest of what we caught which is pretty cool of them. If you are staying at any of the larger hotels they will keep what you caught cold and set you up with a cooler for a small fee to bring it home with you. All in all it was a lot of fun and I would do it again. May 20 2019
The Captain and Mate were amazing! They worked seamlessly. Every fish on a line the Mate was very precise on his instructions to make sure we landed it. Without the Captain and Mate’s instructions on how to land a 400# marlin it may not have happened. This was a trip of a lifetime. Next year i will definitely book the Tuna Fish with the same crew. Thanks Captain Misael and Mate Romorio for the Best boat on the Pacific! Until next time, Pura Vida!. July 30th 2019
Fished on the Tuna Fish boat. The capt. And crew put me on fish right away. All worked very hard trying everything in the book to get a Sailfish in the boat for me. The first mate was always on the move, checking and changing things up. Thanks guys, see you next year.