Dream Raiser

Dream Raiser Sportfishing operates out of the exclusive Los Sueños Marina in Herradura, Costa Rica. They offer a choice of half day and full day trips, targeting the very best fish in every habitat around.

Spend a few hours fishing inshore for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jacks, Grouper, and more for a great day on the water without the long trip times. Up for more of an adventure? Head offshore for the chance to target monster Blue, White, and Striped Marlin, as well as Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

You will be spending your trip on the ”Dream Raiser”, a 35’ Cabo Express sportfishing boat with room aboard for up to six guests. She is powered by twin Cat 450s up to a respectable cruising speed of 23 knots and is loaded with tech and equipment for once you get to your destination.

The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to get you fishing in the right place, outriggers to target fast-moving fish once you get there, and a fighting chair to make sure you bring them in once hooked. She also has a livewell to keep your bait fresh if you choose to use it.

From trolling artificials for Marlin to bottom fishing cut bait for big Grouper and Snapper, you will have everything you will need to bring in your chosen species. You can catch live bait as part of your trip or buy it beforehand for around $4 a fish, giving you even more time to target big Roosterfish in the shallows.

Whatever you do, you will have an awesome boat, a skilled, local crew, and some of the world’s best waters to fish in. This really is the trip of a lifetime, so climb aboard and get ready to make some memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight seamount marlin Fad trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons / day
    Overnight Seamount trips to the Marlin Fads 60-130 miles Offshore Fads, (fish Aggregating Device) attract insane amount of bait which in turn attract high numbers of Blue Marlin. many days you can catch 10-20 marlin each day. Depart late afternoon, chug all night and in morning fish dawn to dusk, then chug back to marina returning early morning, choose 1 day/2 night, or 2 day/3 night trip. limited to 2, possibly 3 anglers best times are April to November, 1 double bed, and a bunk bed, food, & drinks
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,695
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day out at sea, battling big game pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. This is blue water fishing at its best!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,445
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning fishing the local bays and shallow waters for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and other top table and game species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,445
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon out exploring the local bays, fishing for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and more for the perfect inshore fishing trip.
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About the Captain

Mel Erickson
Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
16 Customer Reviews
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Member since Abril 2014
Captain Mel Erickson is the owner and operator of the Alaskan Gamefisher, running trips since 1989 along the Kenai River and out into Cook Inlet. Capt. Mel is one of very few Alaska fishing guides that personally guide for both Kenai River Salmon and Alaskan Halibut. He also owns the Dream Raiser, fishing down in Costa Rica for awesome species like Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Roosterfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cabo Express (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.29
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
57%
Satisfied with the boat
57%
Catch intended fish
71%
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David O.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
 4.67
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Full Day of fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Diciembre 6, 2019
Awesome fishing trip with the Dream Raiser , captain & crew were top notch , landed a 40lb plus Mahi , 8 yellow fins Tuna...
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Frank G.
Fair Lawn, NJ
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Enero 7, 2019
Great trip today on the Dream Raiser.  Ran off in flat seas.  Had steady action all day.  5 sails and two large...
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Everard M.
Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   Marzo 7, 2019
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Luna C.
Miami, FL
 3.00
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Full day with Captain Danny

VERIFIED   Julio 26, 2019
Great day fishing.  Party of 6, 4 anglers all hooked up.  2 sails landed and 4 nice yellowfin tuna.. the BIG Tuna...
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Steve W.
Bristol, PA
 4.00
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VERIFIED   Febrero 16, 2019
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