Fun in the Sun Sportfishing Nosara

Fun in the Sun Sportfishing is nestled right next to Garza Bay, just minutes away from some incredible fishing and surfing spots! Captain Howard Abshere fell in love with Costa Rican culture, as well as its immense fishing opportunities, so these days, he’s sharing that passion with his customers.

Spend the day aboard his 28’ Costa center console, which is outfitted with twin 150HP Evinrude engines and can sit up to 8 people. With reliable electronics, outriggers, and a live bait well, you’re fully equipped for your fishing adventure. There’s a private toilet on board and ample seating.

This modern vessel was built to make the most of these waters. Her shady T-top keeps the tropical sun at bay, while her front rail keeps you and your party safe. The vessel is stable enough to get offshore in search of Marlin and Sailfish but she can still get into the bays where Roosterfish hide.

Even on a half day trip, you’ll be able to enjoy some big game hookups in the deep waters just a stone’s throw from shore. Head out on a full day trip, and you can take on Blue and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and so much more. You can also split your time between the bay and the bluewater to really get the most out of the area.

Whatever type of fishing and technique you choose, you’ll find quality equipment waiting onboard. That means rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and flies – all you need is a valid fishing license. On top of all this, you’ll get a tasty lunch and a range of refreshments to keep you going.

Captain Howard Abshere has thought of everything so you don’t have to. He can tailor every trip to your wants and needs and will be on hand to keep you hooked up all day long. So head down to Garza Bay, get onto the water, and enjoy your day with Fun in the Sun Sportfishing!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 8–10 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 8 persons
    With the whole day on the water, you can take on all of Costa Rica's gamefish. There's a long list to choose from! Take on big Blue Marlin, ferocious Sailfish, brutish Roosterfish, and more. You have time to split your trip between the shallows and the bluewater for an even better mix of species. The trip includes all the gear, boat, drinks, and food, so you only need to take care of your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 4–6 hours (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 8 persons
    Spend your morning on the water with a friendly captain to take you to the productive fishing grounds around Garza Bay! You'll be chasing Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, and Snapper in the shallows or head farther out for the chance of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, or even Billfish! Remember to buy a fishing license before you come aboard, everything else is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 4–6 hours (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 8 persons
    Explore the fishing spots of Ganza Bay with Capt. Howard and see what you can hook in 4–6 hours you'll have on the water. The usual suspects are Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, and Jack Crevalle in the nearshore waters, as well as Mahi Mahi and Wahoo further offshore. You'll need a fishing license before the trip, everything else will wait for you on the boat.

About the Captain

Howard Abshere
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 15 hours
Member since Marzo 2016
Captain Howard Abshere prides himself on offering a flexible, tailored service to every group that steps aboard. He's been running charters in Nosara for over a decade with a local expert angler Eduardo. Capt. Howard loves Costa Rica and everything about it, including its hospitable people and amazing fishing. He will always go the extra mile for you to have fun on the trip with him.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Costa (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude E-TEC engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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

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:
Cash

Customer Reviews

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Guy S.
Burns, OR
 4.00
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Day long trip

VERIFIED   Marzo 25, 2019
Crew worked hard to find us fish.  Landed a 115 lb sail and a 32 lb tuna.  Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica was...
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Nicoya, Provincia De Guanacaste
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Howard

VERIFIED   Marzo 6, 2018
Very friendly crew. Great boat.
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VERIFIED   Febrero 26, 2018
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