Barrilete

42 reviews
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Barrilete and Captain Jorge Fernandez believe you deserve nothing but the very best. They offer all sorts of trips for any breed of anglers, from a couple of hours pulling up something tasty to a full offshore extravaganza.

Capt. Jorge operates a 28’ fishing machine built by Game Fisher in 2008. This fast boat comes powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines and has plenty of space for up to 4 guests, the captain, and his deckhand.

The vessel is well-equipped for a productive day on the water. It features a small toilet, 2 coolers, top-notch electronics, and a livewell loaded with bait. On your day out, it will be equipped with quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait suitable for your type of fishing.

Barrilete departs from the Herradura Bay and heads out to the most productive spots and honey holes in the area. You will be able to explore the waters along the coast or 25 miles offshore and even head up to 40 miles out if necessary.


Your techniques for the day will vary from light and heavy tackle fishing to trolling, jigging, spinning, bottom fishing, and popping. With Sailfish, Marlin, Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi all among the popular catches, it’s hard to resist a trip or two!

The crew will cover your fishing licenses and pack some snacks or light lunch. Shorter trips include pineapples and watermelons, while the longer ones will have sandwiches on board. Plus, all keeper fish will be cleaned at the end of the day to get your dinners sorted out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $720
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will get the water all to yourselves and battle Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other species. Apart from all the necessary gear and tackle, the crew will offer sandwiches, sodas, and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for those anglers who want to fish more than a half day but not as much as a full day. Target Roosterfish, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    This morning trip consists of 5 hours of fishing for Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. Pineapple and watermelon will be provided, along with everything needed to make a great catch possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    This afternoon trip will depart at noon or a bit later. You will be fishing for Roosterfish, Barracuda, and other species. All the fishing tackle and gear needed for the trip will be provided, along with pineapples and watermelons.
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About the Captain

Jorge Fernandez
Herradura, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Junio 2018
Captain Jorge Fernandez is an avid angler and a professional fisherman. He has been fishing for almost 2 decades now and never stops learning. Capt. Jorge is a native guide who was born in the area so he knows it inside-out. He loves every type of fishing and is familiar with all the tried-and-true methods and fishing techniques that work best in Herradura.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Game Fisher (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Steve E.
Safety Harbor, FL
 5.00
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Half Days w/ Kelsy and Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Febrero 17, 2020
Goal of trip was to catch first Rooster Fish.  We were able to catch 2.  Captain Jorge was unable to go on...
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Nhanh N.
San Ramon, Provincia De Alajuela
 5.00
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Fishing with Captain Jorge Fernandez

VERIFIED   Noviembre 5, 2019
Our family is a novice to deep sea fishing, however, the Captain and his crew made it very comfortable for my kids to enjoy....
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Eduardo W.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
 5.00
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Mahi mania

VERIFIED   Diciembre 4, 2019
Started the day on a slow troll with live bait for rooster but had no luck so we switched up to trolling teasers and balihoo...
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Dave F.
San Ramon, A
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Kelsie and 1st Mate Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Febrero 14, 2020
My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful morning with amazing views of Costa Rica’s coastline.  We set out hoping to catch...
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John J. K.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day trip to catch a Roosterfish

VERIFIED   Octubre 14, 2019
We had a great time on our trip. It was a friend’s 40th and he wanted to cross the rooster off the list and these gentlemen...
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