Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

About Playa Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is home to world-renowned for world-class sport fishing. The unspoiled deep water of the Pacific ocean hosts an abundance of species that are sure to challenge you.

Our selection of boats and capitains are the professionals of Tamarindo Bay that have fished these waters for years in order to make your sport fishing experience unforgettable.

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, we can accommodate your needs. And at your request, Xplore Costa Rica will make every attempt to find others to share the boat to make this experience available for everyone's budget.

What to Expect

Dry Season: January - March

Full Day Off Shore

This time of year can be the best Blue and Black Marlin fishing in the world. The boats run 35 minutes south to calm and blue seas. It's not uncommon to catch 2 Marlin a day. There is also Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Big Eye Tuna, and Yellow Fin Tuna (up to 250 lbs) to be caught.

Half Day In Shore

Large world class Roosterfish abound along the shoreline, as well as small game fish such as Skipjacks, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and Rainbow Runner. The nearby reefs (a ten minute run) can produce some bigger fish such a Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Dorado and maybe a Sailfish.

Green Season: April - December

Full Day Off Shore

This is the Sailfish season, it is not uncommon to see 30 Sailfish in a day, as well as Dorado and Tuna. The Marlin (Blue, Black and Striped) can come on strong at anytime.

Half Day In Shore

The local reefs, a ten minutes from the beach, are full of Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and Rainbow Runner with always a chance at a Sailfish or a big bottom fish such as a Grouper or Amberjack. The angler can also catch large Sharks on the reef. We recommend the angler charter a full day for serious bill fishing.

22' Boston Whaler

"Rainbow Runner"
Starting at $475
Max 3 anglers

23' Wako

"Coyote I"
Starting at $500
Max 3 anglers

25' Panga

"Blue Fishing"
Starting at $325
Max 4 anglers

27' Dusky

Starting at $750
Max 4 anglers

38' Topaz Express

"Talking Fish"
Starting at $950
Max 7 anglers

31' Bertram

"Crazy Dog"
Starting at $785
Max 4 anglers

31' Rampage

Starting at $750
Max 6 anglers

32' Sport Fisher

Starting at $575
Max 6 anglers

35' Carolina Classic

"Coyote III"
Starting at $900
Max 6 anglers

36' Topaz Sportfisher

Starting at $900
Max 7 anglers

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