The Pacific coast of Costa Rica offers world class sport fishing for all ranges of fishermen, including novices and avid fisherman. The beauty and excitement of a day on the Pacific is hard to beat.
- 10 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
If your idea of a great vacation is getting into the record books, you may pull it off in Costa Rica. More than 40 world records have been registered along the central and southern pacific coasts of Costa Rica, including Sailfish, black, blue, and striped Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Spanish and Sierra Mackerel, Roosterfish and more.
Both inshore and offshore trips are available.
Fish Type by Seasons
August through December is peak season, but an occasional blue or black Marlin may be found any month that the water temperature is high. This year, the Marlin bite was incredible from February through March, with some weighing in at over 600 pounds.
Exceptional fishing from December through April. Often slows from May into early June, then picks up again and begins to peak in August or September.
Yellow Fin Tuna:
Best fishing for the bigger ones corresponds with the marlin and sailfish season, but schools of these fish can almost always be found around Cano Island and further out.
Best runs are traditionally from late May through October.
Not abundant, but an occasional Wahoo may be caught. The best times are May though October.
The region has big Roosters and they can be caught virtually any month of the year, some weighing nearly 100 pounds. Average sizes range from 6 to 30 pounds.
Almost all year round, but best from May through August and January though March.
Horse-eye Jacks, Jack Crevalle, Amber Jack, Spanish mackerel, Dog tooth snapper, Motton snapper, all found year round.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Fishing Licence MUST be purchased upon arrival.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
The transport was there right on time to pick us up. The capitain and deck hand were awesome. My younger sister got sea sick during the trip and I asked if we could take her back to the marina. They took her back and had a cab waiting to take her back to the hotel. I have been wanting to catch a Rooster Fish for years, and I got one on this trip. I haven't stopped talking about it.
Everyone caught fish. Nothing big, as they had hoped for, but we did understand that this time of the year was not the season for big fish. We brought back several Red Snappers that we took to a restaurant and they cooked them for us.
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Damas Island is just off the coast of Manual Antonio National Park, and mangrove forest lines Damas Island's coast. For this tour you will board a high-tech motorboat and glide past mangroves, and eventually reach a good place to go fishing.