Papagayo Sport Fishing

During one of these tours, you’ll head out into the Papagayo Gulf and get the chance to hook a range of impressive fish. There’s no better way to experience Costa Rica’s coastal areas than by landing a massive fish.

Papagayo Sport Fishing

Papagayo Gulf

These tours take you into the Papagayo Gulf, which is located along the northern portion of the Nicoya Peninsula. The fishing here is good year round—you have the chance to hook blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, rooster fish, dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, red snapper, and yellowfin tuna. The best time to catch each type of fish varies depending on the season, but rest assured that you have a great chance of landing several fish.

While you’re out on the water you might also be able to see humpback whales and dolphins. There’s nothing like seeing dolphins jump in waves or watching a humpback whale swim with its calf across the gulf.

There are both half-day and full-day fishing tours. The half-day tours typically stay closer to the shore, while the full-day tours head offshore. The tours are suitable for anglers of all skill levels.

Tours depart from Papagayo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Hermosa, and Playa del Coco. All tours include tackle, bait, fresh fruit, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water. Tours are held on the Tuna Fish boat, which is a 31’ Phoenix Cabin Cruiser with a 450 horsepower turbo diesel engine. The boat can hold four people plus the crew.

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, and camera.

What's Included:

Boat, guide, bait, tackle, fresh fruit, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water.

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 clothing, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, and camera.

What's Included:

Boat, guide, bait, tackle, fresh fruit, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water.

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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