Fishing & Surfing Charters

Charter fishing information for the Nicoya Peninsula and Costa Rica's "Gold Coast"

Charter Details

  •   All charters depart at 7:15 a.m. aboard the "Bachata"
  • ½ charters return between 12:00 and 12:30 PM
  • ¾ day charters return at 2:30 PM
  • Full day charters return around 4:30 PM (recommended when targeting Billfish)
  • Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point Surf Charters upon request
  • All charters include bottled water, soft drinks, beer, snacks and fresh local fruit
  • Lunch provided on full day charters (Please note that any food allergies should be disclosed prior to your trip, and any necessary medications should be within reach at all times)
Fishing Charter Tamarindo Costa Rica

Fishing Charter Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Flamingo and their surrounding fishery are productive all year around, Period! Our waters are plentiful and teeming with gamefish but like all fishing destinations in the world we are susceptible to conditional changes that can help or hinder the bite.

  •   Conditions to Consider
  • Costa Rica Green Dome
  • Weather and Weather Patterns
  • Tidal Patterns / Moon Cycle
  • Current Shifts
  • Temperature
  • Chlorophyll
  • Feeding Habits

Please note that no mater the conditions we are most always able to find productive fishing grounds. We will work tirelessly to provide you and your guests a day full of action and enjoyment, even if it means running farther, turning the stereo up louder, changing up our original game plan, or targeting other species of fish offshore, near shore, or on the bottom.

Fishing Charter Tamarindo Costa Rica

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What to Expect

Here is a rough outline of seasonal changes and personal observations in regards to fishing in the Tamarindo and surrounding areas.

I have personally had epic fishing in November, I generally have the boat back in the water Halloween weekend, and if I have charters they have always been gangbuster! The bite seems to always be good during these months, Billfish will be thick December thru March, Black Marlin are seen in greater numbers in the later part of our green season (October - November). Tuna and Dorado are still caught but not at the same frequency.

Mid January through March can and will produce high winds, but only to and from the fishing grounds! We are almost always able to find calm and plentiful waters. Run times can vary from 25 to 55 minutes, a Full-Day charter is recommended during this time of the year.

Rainy Season Fishing and the end of the Papagayo winds can start as early as April, but generally begin in May. This is one of my favorite times of the year to fish, and as of late it has provided us with several good days of Marlin fishing. Most rains stay on-shore and most days only consist of an afternoon thunderstorm. Good mixed bag fishing, calm seas, and short runs.

Basically the same as March – June fishing except for higher concentrations of large Dorado (Mahi-Mahi). Productive bottom fishing can be had while Marlin and Sailfish can move in to our near shore reefs. Tuna can be caught in larger numbers, and seas are generally slick calm.

Half-day charters can be very productive during this time of year, but keep in mind that more time on the water equals more opportunity to catch fish!

This is the time of year when our larger tuna can be found. Black Marlin on near-shore structure can be caught on trolled and live bait as well as big Cuberra Snapper. Offshore can provide good action with Dorado, Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish. Check our availability, as this is the time of the year that we tackle our larger maintenance projects and could potentially have the boat out of the water for service.