Gamefisher II Costa Rica
Gamefisher II Costa Rica
5
About
Whether it is fly fishing for record billfish such as Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish and Tuna, or part of a fun family vacation, combined with other adventure tours, our bi-lingual crew, led by Captain Junior Bustos, with over 22 years of deep sea and inshore sport fishing experience, will ensure your vacation in our tropical Costa Rican paradise will be one you will always remember!
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travelers talk about
(11 reviews)
(19 reviews)
(16 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles95 reviews
Excellent
95
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Teddy514
Montreal, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great day of fishing with capitan Manuel, 1st mate Diego and assistant Diego. Albeit a slow day of bites, the crew was relentless, hooking a large snapper, a mackerel, and nice jack. Professional operation with a passion for what they do. Can’t wait to do it again!
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Great having you and your mates out with us Amigo! We look forward to having you back again soon!!!
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Don V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Captain Junior, Diego and Justin really know how to find the fish. Prior to heading out to sea, Captain Junior asked me what I wanted to catch on this trip. I replied that I had already caught a Marlin but wanted my grandson (9) and his new step father to catch a sailfish if possible and also bring home something we could have for dinner that night. The captain and crew not only did what I asked but went far beyond my expectations. My grandson caught two sailfish and one large tuna. My son in-law caught a sailfish and two even larger tuna. All in all we caught 7 fish in total and had a great time on the water. The crew were magnificent and really knew what they were doing to give us one of the best fishing trips we have been on.
Written July 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Monica
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Top boat, top crew!. One of the best fishing days ever!
On Sunday October 30th we went offshore fishing. We arrived at the beautiful Marina Flamingo at 7:00am, were greeted by the famous crew of the Gamefisher II Diego, Scobie and Erick (Junior was on vacation), started to fish around 8:00 am and our amazing day started, turning out to be one of the best fishing days in years. We got a grand Slam (Blue Marlin, Stripe Marlin and Sail) got 4 more sailfish out of 8,
caught 5 big yellowfin Tuna and 5 Mahis, one of them weighted 68 ponds!. What a day!
The ocean was calm , we saw lots of dolphins, birds, fish!
Written November 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your great review! We are so glad that you were happy with boat, crew and your experience. What fantastic fishing. We look forward to fishing with you again very soon!!!
Written November 9, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

srr9691
Dallas, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We have fished with Gamefisher II (Junior and Diego) for all of our five trips to Costa Rica! They never disappoint. We love to catch the fish we can eat and we always catch enough to feed an entire restaurant. We also got a nice black marlin this year! We love Costa Rica and will continue to use Gamefisher II when we visit.
Written August 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for the review! We sure appreciate you guys!!!
Written September 5, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charles M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Hi Melissa-
Yes, we had a fantastic time with Junior and the crew. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. This team knows their stuff. We had a great day with several Dorado, Tuna, pulled hook on a sailfish and my son’s first Blue Marlin. That was certainly the highlight.

My son and I have fished many places throughout the world and this was one of our best days ever. We had to run about 30 miles south of Playa Flamingo to get out of the wind, but not a bad run. Junior and the guys put us on a pod of spinner dolphin that held tuna and dorado that we could have caught all day. But Junior said, “Ok, enough of that, lets go get some billfish.” And he did just that.

Loved our time on the Gamefisher II. We will definitely be back.

You were very helpful and quick to respond to my booking inquiries. Again, I have chartered many boats outside of the US over the years and this is not always the case. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Written January 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience on the Gamefisher II. We are all happy to hear that you and your son had a fantastic time! It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to fishing with you again. Until then.
Written January 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth
Norwich, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What can we say, Melissa and the crew are absolutely amazing, nothing is too much trouble for her and the crew. They all work so hard for the fish and make the overall experience the best offshore fishing we have done anywhere else. We can't wait to come back and fish again in February 2023.
Written July 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and praises for the crew. We are all excited to see you again in Feb of 2023!
Written September 9, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MrsMarchie
New York City, NY193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was the main attraction for celebrating my husband's milestone bday and it did NOT disappoint! He's a fisherman by heritage of Louisiana, bred in Cali, seasoned in NY and leisure sport in the Caribbean and Central America.

He did not want a high priced tourist boat ride!

Captain'd by Junior and mates Diego & Justin. Total class act pros. Attentive and intuitive to what we wanted to do and, most importantly, where the fish were.

On a day where other Captain's radio in that they weren't finding anything or got only 1-2, Junior was shouting "fish on!" For a total of 7 Sailfish catch and release & a gaggle of grouper & snapper!

I was apprehensive at the cost of the all day adventure but hubby did his research and was confident he chose the right boat. He was right. HIGHLY recommend!
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

104irwinb
Roswell, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I cannot thank Melissa enough for making this fishing trip happen. Particularly given the COVID challenges, She did an awesome job coordinating everything. To say she awesome would be an understatement.

My adult sons and I had 2 great days fishing with Captain Junior and the crew. Junior and the the crew all were terrific. The 1st day out far exceeded our expectations landing 6 sailfish and 4 Dorado (loosing a few others). Our 2nd day started out very slow, but the afternoon picked up to make for a great outing. Landing 1 Dorado and 5 sailfish (loosing 2 others).

Highly recommend the Gamefisher II. You wont be disappointed.
Written January 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your review! I somehow missed responding to it. It's been nearly a year. I. hope you and your son's are doing well. We are so glad to have had you down fishing with us and hope we'll see you back again another time. All the best to you in 2023
Written January 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Four of us fished Gamefisher II April 5th and 7th, 2023. This is a first-class fishing operation! Excellent Captain and mate, both of whom speak fluent English, and they put us on the fish. We left the dock promptly at 7am and had lines in the water a little after 8am. We caught blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and sailfish. Had we just targeted yellowfin, we could have filled the boat! I've been offshore fishing for 25 years and never seen schools of feeding yellowfin like in Quepos. The mate, Diego, was excellent about tailoring how much he assisted based on our experience. We could basically do as much or as little in the cockpit as we wanted, and Diego was a great instructor. The fresh fruit, snacks, lunch and selection of cold drinks was also great. One of the members of our group has fished Gamefisher II since 2008 and we all look forward to returning.
Written April 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
What a stellar review! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review for us. We are all very grateful and so pleased that you and your fishing party thoroughly enjoyed your fishing experience with us. We look forward to fishing with you again in the not too distant future!
Written April 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bill L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fishing trip of a lifetime on a bachelor party! 5 of us went out with the Gamefisher II (in early October for a half day inshore charter) who came highly recommended to us. Melissa was incredibly kind and easy to work with to get booked, met us at the marina and made sure we were all squared away. After a slow start, Captain put us on the fish in a big way! A battle with a 300lb Marlin and hit the limit on Dorado (which was good because we were all spent!). Made for plentiful/great fish tacos when we got back...
I've gone out in the gulf stream in the Atlantic out of the OBX several times but never fished Costa Rica... this was an unforgettable trip to say the least! Not only because of the fishing, but because of the entire experience; from interacting with Melissa, to having transportation from Tamarindo arranged for us, to Captain and first mate Diego being awesome at what they do!
I will be recommending them to any/everyone!
Written October 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We were all so stoked for your great day! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We greatly appreciate you recommending the Gamefisher II to your friends. All the best!
Written October 14, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 94

Gamefisher II Costa Rica - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Playa Flamingo HotelsPlaya Flamingo Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Playa Flamingo
All things to do in Playa Flamingo
Day Trips in Playa FlamingoCasinos & Gambling in Playa FlamingoFun & Games in Playa Flamingo
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars