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Full Day Offshore Fishing

From $1,495.00
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free drinks included
  • Buffet lunch included
Full Day Offshore Fishing
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Spend a day fishing in the calm waters around Los Suenos Marina, one of the best fishing spots in the world! The combination of the calm waters and the short travel time to the fishing grounds make this one of the most productive fisheries in the world.

What to Expect
A normal day of bill fishing will begin with you meeting at the reception area of the tour office at around 6:45am and having some complimentary Costa Rican coffee and pastries before your charter. You will be met by the staff and the captain of your boat. Your Captain will personally escort you to your boat stopping at the dock entrance for you to purchase your boat transportation license of $15 (cash only).

Your crew will be waiting for you and you will shove off around 7:00am.  Depending on where the captain feels is the best fishing area for the day, you will have an hour to a 1-1/2 hour ride to the fishing grounds.  During the ride you can feel free to sit up top on the “flying bridge” or “tuna tower” with the Captain if you like, or sit up on the bow and watch the porpoise, turtles, and whales that are commonly seen. You may also  go into the cabin and relax before or after the fishing for a nap.  

Most of the boats are air-conditioned, have flush toilets, and fresh running water.  Once in the fishing area, the mates will get all the lines and “teasers” (lures) in the water behind the boat and you will “troll” at around 6-7 knots while looking for billfish.  Depending on the time of year, billfish such as marlin and sailfish can be seen “rising” on the baits. 

With luck they will “strike” the bait.  You crew members will be alert watching for the rising fish and let you know (usually quite excitedly!)when they spot fish.  Once the fish takes the bait, the mate will hook it for you while you are getting prepared to “fight” the fish by getting a rod holder belt on and getting to he fighting chair.  In Costa Rica, all billfish are catch and release and  “circle hooks” need to be used.  These special hooks will normally only hook the fish in the mouth and takes some practice using them.  Once hooked they will hand you the rod and help you by coaching you in the proper techniques of fighting and landing the fish. 

Once the fish is worn out and to the boat, the crew can try and grab the fish by the bill on the side of the boat (in the water) so you can take a photo of it.  Costa Rica law will no longer allow any billfish to be brought onto t he boat for the purposes of a photo, so we will do our best to get a good photo of you with your fish. This is quite exciting and makes for a wonderful picture to send to friends back home!  Many times while fishing for billfish, you will catch tuna and also Dorado (Mahi Mahi), which are both excellent eating fish.  All boats have lighter spinning tackle that is great fun when catching Tuna or Dorado.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
World Class Experience

The captain and his crew were equally great as fishermen as they were as gentlemen. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in the open ocean. They knew where to look for fish and how to catch them when found. I was able to...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile
Costa Rica Dreams Fishing

Thanks Rich, this was a dream vacation. Fishing was fantastic. All the little extras made the experience above and beyond our expectations. We will be recommending your service to others and we will be back!! Thanks! Melanie NixonMore

Thank Melanie N
CRDreams, Owner at Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hello Melanie, It was our pleasure meeting both you & Duane, and “Thank You” for making the long haul all the way down from Alaska to go fishing with us here in Costa Rica. It was fun seeing the look on your faces each evening...More

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile
5 Star Trip 2 says offshore fishing

We fished 2 days with Capt Edwin and his crew. They took phenomenal care of us. When Rich asked me what the could do to improve upon the experience I honestly couldn’t come up with anything. They have it dialed in. In 2 days we...More

1  Thank Denesh K
CRDreams, Owner at Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Good Day Denesh, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review summarizing your experience fishing with us her eat Costa Rica Dreams. We are elated to receive such high marks and do want to CONGRATULATE you on such a successful day...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Great Trip - Awesome Fishing!

This is the second time we've spend considerable time at the beautiful Los Luenos Resort and Marina. Rich was very responsive as we worked to together to plan this awesome trip for ourselves and two other couples. When we arrived at the San Jose airport,...More

Thank smith165
CRDreams, Owner at Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

We are humbled by your very generous review. Thank You!! All of us here at Costa Rica Dreams work hard as a team to ensure each and every guest has a great experience. This starts right from the initial contact, during your vacation and even...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Great customer service

We booked this charter on fairly short notice (within 3 weeks) and they had more than one option available and more than boat type available. We went with a 36' Luhrs. Overall we did well for the day. Booked a full day trip and we...More

Thank Mecs2014
CRDreams, Owner at Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thank you for the very detailed review. We appreciate the acknowledgement regarding our crew’s attention to detail, especially relating Safety Equipment & Operational Protocols and their ability to put you on Fish. Congratulations on releasing the two Sailfish, along with catching five Mahi and three...More

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