Sport Fishing Manuel Antonio

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.

Sport Fishing Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio

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.

Fishing options include half-day, three-quarter, and full day charters, as well as customized multi-day trips geared to the demands of the client. Both inshore and offshore trips are available. Rates range from $460 to $900, depending on the size of boat, length of trip and area chosen.

Boats & Equipment

BLUEFIN I
26 Foot Custom Sportfisher, 250 HP Inboard Cummins, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, Marine Toilet, Captain and Mate with many years of experience in Fly Fishing, and Catch & Release.

BLUEFIN II
28 Foot Custom Sportfisher, 315 HP Inboard Cummins, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, Marine Toilet, Captain and Mate with many years of experience in Fly Fishing, and Catch & Release.

BLUEFIN III
33 Foot Boston Whaler, Twin 315 HP Cummins, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, fully equipped cabin, Marine Toilet, Captain and Mate with many years of experience in Fly Fishing and Catch & Release.

Fish Type by Seasons

Marlin:
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.

Sailfish:
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.

Dorado:
Best runs are traditionally from late May through October.

Wahoo:
Not abundant, but an occasional Wahoo may be caught. The best times are May though October.

Roosterfish:
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.

Snook:
Almost all year round, but best from May through August and January though March.

Other Species:
Horse-eye Jacks, Jack Crevalle, Amber Jack, Spanish mackerel, Dog tooth snapper, Motton snapper, all found year round.

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, camera.

What's Included:

Offshore or inshore fishing on Bluefin I, II, or III, lunch(3 quarter and full day), fruits, soft drinks, water, beer, conventional equipment, round trip transportation from hotels in Manuel Antonio (optional). Captain and mate also included.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, camera.

What's Included:

Offshore or inshore fishing on Bluefin I, II, or III, lunch(3 quarter and full day), fruits, soft drinks, water, beer, conventional equipment, round trip transportation from hotels in Manuel Antonio (optional). Captain and mate also included.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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