Fishing CR

Fishing CR is a family-owned business that operates out of Herradura. Captain Luis has been fishing in the area his whole life and knows these waters like the back of his palm. He’s very skilled and patient, which makes him a great teacher for novice anglers. Use the opportunity to fish with a local, learn something new, and catch the tastiest lunch!

Capt. Luis welcomes you aboard his 28’ Panga boat. This center console accommodates up to four anglers, including children that are at least four years old. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, which is more than enough to take you up to 30 miles offshore. Equipped with everything you need for fishing, there’s also a first mate on the boat, ready to assist whenever you need him. Tipping is customary.

The catch of the day depends on how long you stay on the boat and how far off the coast you go. In the nearshore waters, you can go after Roosterfish, Grouper, and Snapper. A few miles further and you can hope for Wahoo, Barracuda, and Tuna. For the most persistent anglers, the true prize lies even further, when you reach the home of Marlin and Sailfish!

Except for Billfish and Roosterfish, you can keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you. They’ll also cover your fishing equipment, live bait, fresh fruit, and soft drinks. The longer trips also come with sandwiches included.

Whether you want the whole boat for yourself or to share it with other anglers, Fishing CR can make it happen. Experience Costa Rica in an authentic way and come fishing with locals!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $699
    up to 4 persons
    Most bang for your buck! Highly suggested for your chance at Pelagic fishing! You can choose which fishing grounds you want to visit. This trip includes fishing equipment, drinks, beer, fruit, and sandwiches. A pickup can be arranged if you're within 10 miles from the marina.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    Couldn’t get the whole day just for fishing? You can still reach offshore waters and catch Billfish! Make sure to take a good photo because you can't keep these as a trophy. You can also catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Wahoo, and more. If you're within 10 miles from the marina, the captain can arrange a pickup.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Choose your fishing grounds and fish you want to catch. Half days are great if it's your first time fishing or you're coming with kids. This trip includes soft drinks and fruit. If you need a pickup, get in touch in advance.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Find some fishing buddies and share the charter. Your choice of nearshore and offshore fishing grounds. The trip includes your fishing equipment, drinks, sandwiches, and beer. Target different types of Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more!
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    If your fishing buddies are busy, find new ones on a shared charter. There's still enough time to reach offshore spots, where you can target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. The trip covers your fishing equipment, sandwiches, fruit, and drinks (beer included).
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $160
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Shared the boat with other fishing enthusiasts and enjoy your day on the water. You can go after Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more. Your fishing equipment, fruit, and soft drinks are included.

About the Captain

Nicholas Hines
Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Response time within an hour
Member since Febrero 2020
Nicholas is the business owner and an avid angler. He's been running this charter with his family for years. His friend, Captain Luis, has been fishing with him his entire life and guides the trips for him. They are all locals and familiar with the best spots in the area. The best part of this job is being out there, meeting new people. Every day is different.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Panga (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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