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.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM, 12:30 PM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
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.
Boat, guide, bait, tackle, fresh fruit, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water.
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.
Similar things to do
This tour of the Papagayo Gulf will take you along the coast of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is a tropical region with abundant fish near its coast. You can book this tour as either a half-day or a full-day tour.
Playas del Coco is on the coast of the Guanacaste region, near a small beach town that has plenty of accommodations for visitors. This is a popular fishing beach for visitors and Costa Rican fishermen alike.