Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish

Papagayo Charters invites you to join them on Costa Rican angling adventures and experience the best of what the waters of Playa de Ocotal have to offer! Captain Nelson is a passionate fisherman and a dedicated captain who will get you on the best catch of your life.

Inshore or offshore trip, half day or full, it is entirely up to you to decide — your captain will take you out and show you some of the hottest fishing grounds around.

More experienced anglers that want the thrill of the chase and are eager to battle big gamefish. Billfish fans would definitely want to book an offshore trip. Pacific Sailfish, Striped or Blue Marlin are the upper crust you’ll be going after, as well as Bull Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Roosterfish that won’t go down without a fight.

Go on an inshore trip when you’re in the mood to admire the gorgeous coastline of Costa Rica and want to hook anything from Amberjack and Red Snapper, to Bonito and Jack Crevalle. Your little ones will have lots of fun on these trips too, so bring them along for a fishing outing to remember.

Your ride for the day is the “Tuna Fish” — a 30’ Phoenix Tournament Yacht made ​​of fiberglass, powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine. The vessel is fully equipped to take up to 5 anglers fishing, built for long-range high-speed runs to get you on the fish fast.

Fishing gear that includes rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures will wait for you on board. Snorkeling equipment is also available upon request, in case it gets too hot from being face to gills with the fish. Bottled water, sodas, and snacks are also provided, as well as lunch on full day trips.

Want your impressive catch cleaned? Capt. Nelson’s first mate will take care of that for you, and help you out throughout the trip, so tipping him at the end of it is encouraged.

Let Papagayo Charters take you on your next fishing trip and you’ll have such a great time, that you’ll always be back for more!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    The full day trip is the perfect choice when you want to experience going after Billfish such as Striped or Blue Marlin and Pacific Sailfish in the waters of Gulf of Papagayo. Offshore trips usually take place 25-30 miles away from the coast. If you prefer inshore fishery, then you might hook anything from Roosterfish, Amberjack, and Wahoo, just to mention a few.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:30 AM
    $900
    Be an early bird and start your morning with a fishing trip that will keep you on the trail of Amberjack, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, and the list goes on. Whether you come with your family or angler friends, great fun and an even better catch is guaranteed.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    $900
    Half day inshore fishing is a great pick for those who want to enjoy Costa Rica's landscapes on a 4-hour fishing charter. You will be fishing in the middle of the Gulf of Papagayo where you could catch Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Bonito, Red Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, and much more. Take your family, friends, or your partner fishing, and enjoy Costa Rica from another angle. Will be worth every penny!

Sobre el Captain

Nelson Mendez
Palma de coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reportes de Pesca
12 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 1 hora
Miembro desde Diciembre 2013
Captain Nelson Mendez will be your guide for the fishing trip on the Tuna Fish. He has fished around all Central and North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica looking for big game sportfish including Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Roosterfish, and Mahi Mahi. His ample experience in both inshore and offshore fishing makes him a well-rounded angler able and ready to target any pelagic species in the Gulf of Papagayo. Nelson is in love with every form of fishing — be it sportfishing, inshore or offshore, he truly commits to doing it all. He is simple, responsible, kind, and persistent, all the qualities that make an amazing captain. Nelson started fishing when he was 13 years old, and at the age of 18, he started working as the first mate and hasn't looked back since. Nelson also participated in 3 international fly fishing tournaments, where he made amazing results and won the third place once, and a second place twice.

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Especies de Interés

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Especificaciones del barco

Phoenix (Offshore sport fishing) construido en 2000. Impulsado por 450HP Cummins motor.

Longitud
30 ft
Capacidad
5 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca de Orilla
Pesca en Alta Mar

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca con Mosca
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Equipo de snorkel
Vivero para la carnada
Equipo Multimedia
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Nevera para la pesca
Baño
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Equipo de snorkel
Vivero para la carnada

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Snacks
Bebidas
Marinero
Almuerzo

Política de Cancelación

Políticas

Opción de traslado después de reservar
El traslado hacia/desde el lugar de salida puede estar disponible e incluido en el precio según su ubicación y la distancia desde el muelle.
Se permiten niños
No Fumar
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Reserva con 15% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 15% para garantizar la reserva.
Pagar el balance restante al capitán
El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:
Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 5%

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Fotos de clientes (11)
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Barco
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Tripulación
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Experiencia
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Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
75%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
89%
Apto para niños
50%
Satisfecho con el barco
67%
Atrapé lo que quería
100%
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Great Day on the Water.

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on Abril 10, 2018
Captain Nelson and his brother were great.  They picked us up on the beach of our resort to start the day.  They were both...
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John C.
Safety Harbor, Florida
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Full day with Captain Nelson and Carlos

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on Julio 14, 2017
It was a real dream of my husband’s to go deep sea fishing in Costa Rica. And this trip more than fulfilled it for him. Capt....
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Full day 30'

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on Abril 28, 2019
Requested thar we target roosters,yellowfin tuna, and a cubberra snapper. Captain got first two done and then we trolled....
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January fishing trip

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on Enero 31, 2020
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Few sailfish and a bunch of mahi mahi!

Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on Enero 21, 2014
We went offshore with capt Nelson and the tuna fish. The mates Oliver and Manuel were great. Very informative and worked hard...
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FAQs about Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish

Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño
  • Silla de combate
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces
  • Equipo de snorkel (Available upon request for all guests)
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Equipo Multimedia
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes (4 units)
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Snacks (Fruit, chips)
  • Bebidas (Water, sodas)
  • Marinero (10-20% gratuity)
  • Almuerzo (Full day trip only: sandwich or requested)

Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca de Orilla
  • Pesca en Alta Mar (Up to 35 miles)

Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Pesca con Mosca
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo