Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for your next unforgettable fishing adventure, head to Playas del Coco and book a trip with Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters! Emerge on the fishing experience of a lifetime! Captain Mendez will take you fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo!

Welcome aboard the captain’s 30’ Panga boat. This center console has all necessary navigational and safety equipment, an ice box, and a live bait tank. There’s enough room for 6 guests. If you’re bottom fishing, everybody can do it at the same time but in case of trolling 5 rods can be in the water.

Sailfish, Roosterfish, Mahi, Wahoo, and many other game species are on the menu throughout the year – you just have to hunt them down and reel them in. These are not an easy catch, so Capt. Mendez will assist you in case it gets too hard. Please note that all Billfish and Roosterfish are strictly catch and release.

The captain will provide you with Penn and UglyStick fishing equipment and prepare live bait in advance. The catch cleaning service is included in the price as well. There’s going to be drinking water and seasonal fruit onboard but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. The captain can also purchase your fishing license and you can pay him when the trip starts.

Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters is at your service year round. Ready for your awesome Costa Rican adventure?!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Captain Mendez will take you on a full day adventure, where you'll target offshore species, such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. You can stay closer to the shore and go after Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Jack Crevalle. This trip includes your fishing equipment, water, beer, fruit, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    The best way to learn how to fish is with an experienced guide. Use this chance to get a new skill and have fun at the same time. The captain will cover your drinks and fishing equipment. It usually takes half an hour to find a good fishing spot.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Spend an exciting afternoon with Capt. Mendez and visit nearshore fishing spots. You'll target Roosterfish, Snapper, and Jack Crevalle but you can never really know what else is there. Your fishing equipment is covered, drinks as well.

About the Captain

Juan Carlos Méndez Gutierrez
Palma de coco, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Octubre 2019
Captain Juan Carlos has been fishing all his life. First, he started as a commercial fishing captain, then he was the captain of a yacht. After a hurricane, he started with his own business, 3 years ago. Born and raised in Playa del Coco, he knows all the good spots in the area and he can easily track the fish, wherever they go.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 140HP Johnson engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Bank Transfer
Cash

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