Capullo Sportfishing Costa Rica
Located in the community of Tamarindo Beach, on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Where the waters are well known as one of the "hot spots" for world class sportfishing!

Catering to the individual needs of clients, we excel at instructing the novice, young or old, how to hook and land his or her own fish. We also accommodate the preferences of the veteran fisherman with a complete range of fishing techniques and the finest tackle and equipment. We can accommodate an individual, a couple, a family, or a group of any size.
Sailfishing in Costa Rica

The waters in front of Tamarindo Beach are the primary fishing grounds for the northwest Pacific coast sportfishing fleet. Tamarindo itself faces a major shore ward sweep of the continental shelf and the 100 fathom line. For this reason, our run time to deep, blue-water fishing(10-30 min.) is less than that of other locations.

Although we have excellent fishing year 'round, our peak seasons are April-August and November-March.

April-August is the traditional fishing season in this area, as fishing takes place directly in front of Tamarindo, often only a ten minute run away. Half day charters fish closer to shore with lighter tackle in search of mackeral, dolphinfish, wahoo, tuna and other species, or bottom fishing for amberjack, snapper, shark or roosterfish. Full day charters move offshore in search of large dolphinfish, giant tuna, sailfish, and blue, black and striped marlin.

November-March is the "high season" tourist-wise. The weather is characterized by high offshore winds which frequently preclude deep water fishing in front of Tamarindo because of rough seas. Half day charters on the smaller boats during this period spend time offshore only as weather permits, returning to fish the shoreline for roosterfish and other species if winds build. Full day charters run 30-60 minutes to the south to find calm waters which are protected from the wind. This area to the south hosts dolphinfish, wahoo, giant tuna, sailfish, and blue, black,and striped marlin during this time of year.

There is no particular "season" as regards what species are available. For instance, September and October are generally the height of the rainy season, and vacation time for many of us, yet we often experience superb fishing during these months. All species mentioned above, and more, may be caught at any time of the year.

Rooster Fishing Costa Rica
All Captains are experienced professionals, and as a group represent the most comprehensive body of local knowledge of these waters available in Costa Rica. Our primary concern is conservation. Catch-and-release is practiced on all billfish; with food species the practice is catch what you can eat and release the rest. We need and welcome any support offered for conservation efforts in order to protect the incredible resource we share.

A 36 foot custom Topaz Sportfisher, luxury twin engine diesel sportfisher, can seat six comfortably, but is also ideal for one or two couples. Capullo is outfitted for serious fishing with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as the amenities demanded by those with an eye for quality. These boats will handle up to four anglers, but are ideal for individuals or couples. Rigged for serious fishing also, the Whalers have been favorites in these waters for years and are great for anglers on a budget.
Charter Boat Fishing Costa Rica

  • Twin Inboard Diesel
  • Full Cabin
  • Marlin Tower
  • Private Head with Shower
  • Outriggers
  • Liferaft
  • Large Cockpit w/Fighting Chair
  • All-IGFA Tackle
  • Complete Safety
  • Emergency Gear

Fishing Costa Rica

  • Twin 65 H.P. Outboard
  • Shaded Deck with Bimini Top
  • Coolers
  • All-IGFA Tackle
  • Radios, Depth Sounders
  • Complete Safety
  • Emergency Gear

RATES Full Day Half Day
Max 6 Persons $1400 $800
RATES Full Day Half Day
Max 3 Persons $575 $450


  • Charters leave at 7:30 AM and return at 12:30 PM on half day trips and at 4:30 PM on full day trips.
  • Included in the price is all tackle, ice, bait, snacks, refreshments, lunch on full day charters.
  • (Crew tips not included)
  • Price is for the boat and not per person.

For information, reservations or to design a custom itinerary
Call the Tico Travel™ sportfishing desk toll free 1-800-493-8426

For information by e-mail - Capullo@CentralAmerica.Com


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