Offshore Fishing Charters in Papagayo

Offshore Fishing Charter at the Gulf of Papagayo will provide you with an entire day of incredible adventures, allowing you to try inshore, offshore, and bottom fishing. In this complete tour, the captain will bring you to try different types of fishing and see the vast variety of local sea life around the Peninsula Papagayo coastline. Some of the species you can target include Sailfish, Marlin, Bull dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, and many more!

Primarily, offshore fishing (or deep sea fishing) is defined as any type of fishing done more than 9 miles from the shoreline. 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 of more than an hour.  Larger boats and sometimes larger fish, heavy-duty equipment, and large heavy bait.

For your next fishing vacation, book a trip to Costa Rica 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. 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!

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Targeted species in Papagayo

marlin fishing in papagayo


sailfish offshore fishing in papagayo


Papagayo Yellowfin Tuna fishing

Yellowfin Tuna

dorado fishing in papagayo

Dorado (mahi-mahi)

About Offshore Fishing Charters

All 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:  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

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!

Types of fishing

  • Inshore Fishing: We can split the trip, between morning offshore fishing and afternoon inshore fishing.
  • Offshore Fishing: We run more than 20 miles out on the full-day trip looking for billfish and deep waters.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Please read more about our Terms and Conditions


Book with a 20% deposit online, and pay the rest to the captain

The remaining balance must pay using cash to avoid taxes and fees. When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% + 13% TAX charge will apply.

FAQs about Tuna Fish Sportfishing

Which amenities are available onboard with Tuna Fish Sportfishing?

When you book a trip with Tuna Fish Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:

  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

What's included in the trip price with Tuna Fish Sportfishing?

Trips booked with Tuna Fish Sportfishing include:

  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

What fishing techniques does Tuna Fish Sportfishing offer?

Tuna Fish Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:

  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Do you guarantee we catch fish on our fishing charter?

There are no guarantees in fishing.  However, we can guarantee you will get the best effort out of us including the top-notch captain, mate, best gear, electronics, etc.

Do i need transportation from our resort?

If you already have your fishing charter reservation with us, you don’t need to drive to us! Tuna Fish Sportfishing can pick you up at the beach from your resort, so, if you are staying at a private village or hotel, we will coordinate with you the pickup time by boat at the nearest beach to you when it is possible.

Offshore Fishing Boats
Tuna Fish Offshore fishing boat

Tuna Fish - 30ft Phoenix

Prices for up to 5 people
Full day: $1000 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $900 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $775 (Inshore)

Navegador fishing boat in papagayo

Navegador - 32ft Palma Beach

Prices for up to 5 people
Full day: $1100 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $850 (Inshore)

Chorotega fishing boat in papagayo

Chorotega - 32ft Caroline

Prices for up to 6 people
Full day: $1225 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $1050 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $900 (Inshore)

Offshore fishing boat from Ocotal beach - Freedom

Freedom II - 32ft Rampage

Prices for up to 5 people
Full day: $1350 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $1150 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $1000 (Inshore)

American Dream fishing boat

American Dream - 35ft Bertram

Prices for up to 5 people
Full day: $1650 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $1400 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $1100 (Inshore)

Victory boat in papagayo

Victory - 35ft Express Cabo

Prices for up to 7 people
Full day: $1850 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $1700 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $1450 (Inshore)

El Jefe too fishing boat

El Jefe Too - 35ft Pursuit 3400

Prices for up to 8 people
Full day: $2050 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $1925 (Offshore/Inshore)

El Jefe Offshore fishing boat in Papagayo

El Jefe - 38ft Islander Express

Prices for up to 8 people
Full day: $2250 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $2075 (Offshore/Inshore)

Sea Cloud boat in Papagayo

Sea Cloud - 40ft

Prices for up to 10 people
Full day: $2850 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $2000 (Inshore)

Mamacita boat in Papagayo

Mamacita Rica - 48ft Ocean

Prices for up to 8 people
Full day: $2850 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $2450 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $1900 (Inshore)

All In fishing boat in papagayo

All In - 48ft Ocean Yachts

Prices for up to 10 people
Full day: $2900 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $2800 (Offshore/Inshore)
half day: $2700 (Inshore)

Sicario boat in Papagayo

Sicario - 50ft Jarrett Bay Custom Carolina

Prices for up to 8 people
Full day: $3000 (Offshore/Inshore)
3/4 day: $2900 (Offshore/Inshore)

Tuna Fish Sportfishing Reviews
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
Albert Aronovitz

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