Costa Rica Fishing Charters
Check out our list of Costa Rica fishing charters. This list includes boat sizes and capacity as well as prices for inshore and offshore fishing trips.
For the deep sea sport fishermen visiting Costa Rica, fishing charter boats will place you right on the spot for catching a possible prize winning sailfish. When you go on a fishing charter in Costa Rica all you need to do is show up, show your license and off you go. The worries attached to the up keep of an embarkation are gone from your hands, and you get to enjoy what you like doing best. You don’t even have to bring equipment with you: sport fishing charters booked through us are made on fully equipped fishing boats with state of the art equipment, knowledgeable guides and gear for all tastes, and because the captain and skippers fish year round, their knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. Those involved in the Costa Rica boat rental business know the importance of checking the reports and contacting the fishing association for any updates or last minute news. The variety of Costa Rica tour charter boats is as diverse as the anglers that visit, but the benefits remain the same: you head out to enjoy the luxury of full day fishing with drinks, food and a full crew ready for hard work to make your fishing vacations into something truly special, straight out of the pages of a fine living magazine. Rates are hourly, so the best prices can be found for groups that add up to the maximum number of anglers allowed on a specific fishing rental boat. Half day Costa Rica charters can be arranged for inshore excursions and you could head back to the shore in time for cooking up the mahi-mahi or roosterfish you snagged. Contact us if you wish more information on Costa Rica charter boats or sport fishing charters, and we’ll gladly assist you in booking one for your upcoming vacation.
Fishing as a sport has been around for more than a hundred years with the attraction of that primeval struggle to establish supremacy between human and fish. The first capture in 1898 of a 183 lb (84kg) blue fin tuna using a rod and reel and 18-tread line by Dr Charles Frederick Holder at Avalon on Santa Catalina, California was done on an open skiff propelled by oars and with the muscle power of his boatman, and things have certainly changed from that time. There are now all different sizes of Costa Rica boats for the angler: from large battleships for game fishing, to a comfortable cruisers which travel at reasonable speeds and double up as living quarters for holiday goers, to small mini game boats for inshore trips. The different types of fishing require different means of transportation and in Costa Rica you’ll be able to find sizes and shapes good for all your needs. With advances in technology, some sport fishing boat rental companies are adding technology previously used by commercial fishermen only, such as forward scanning sonar, water temperature measurements and sea temperature charts provided by satellite to improve the chances of catching the big ones. When you add up the totals of finding a suitable boat, and throw in the prices of electronics, lines, lures, rods, reels and the running costs of the fuel and other operational costs, it adds up to a hefty amount. No wonder more and more anglers are deciding to leave the hassle of acquiring equipment and giving it maintenance and making upgrades to others, and are booking fishing packages that include charter boats in Costa Rica , transportation and accommodation.
Due to the harsh competition for anglers, the costa rica fishing boats we work with provide excellent service and own boats which are frequently upgraded. There are several marinas throughout the country, so you could perfectly have a fishing tour of Costa Rica, traveling from the Flamingo Marina to Quepos, then south to Golfito for a full pacific quest for the blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo and Roosterfish. And because conservation is a common thread throughout Costa Rica, all fishing for Marlin and Sailfish is strictly catch and release. Some companies are making the gradual change from j-hooks to circle hooks for the capture of Marlin to improve its chances of survival once it is released as well. Concerned fishermen try to maneuver so that any hook used lodges itself in the mouth area towards the bill, but it is difficult to predict with precision, and they would only be able to assist in the wellbeing of Marlin hooked personally. Circle hooks are designed to snag only on the corner of the billfish’s mouth in the soft palate, known as the Quality Zone, where it can be safely removed for the posterior release with minimal damage to the animal. This is a great advantage over the J-hook, which are designed to catch on any surface and could foul-hook the fish in the face, fins or internally, destroying its digestive tract. And it’s a great bonus for the anglers, who know they will be helping protect this amazing species. Contact a VacationCity travel advisor for your fishing tour charter boat rental and get ready for the most intense costa rica fishing holiday you’ll ever experience!