Costa Rica Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna & More Trip #134

Costa Rica Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna & More Trip #134

There are a few (actually very few) destination in the world that are consistently considered to be among the premiere TOP 10 salt water fishing destinations in the world. This particular Lodge and its location is one of that very elite and select group!

Costa Rica has been renowned for many years for its incredible bill fishing- with anglers often sighting dozens of billfish daily, and hooking a dozen or more fish to boot! The storied days will force a strong man to his knees with fighting 8, 10, or 12 huge fish!

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sail-release2  Not every day is like that of course, but neither is it uncommon. Knowing that, please also realize that besides numbers of big billfish, they also have a huge variety of species to tackle. Sailfish abound, but so too do blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, dorado, yellowfin tuna to 200 or 300 pounds, powerful and exotic roosterfish to 50 pounds+; giant cubera snapper, and a host of others like barracuda, shark, snook, mackerel – the list is long indeed! They even offer kayak fishing. Add on a 4- to 5-star resort with all the amenities, incredible eco-tours, a 5,000 square foot spa, and facilities to handle a large corporate group of up to 80 persons for those of our clients who wish to combine business with pleasure or wish to award incentives to favorite employees – and oh boy will this place boost morale! We can arrange it for you. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS DIFFERENT PRICING FOR WINTER AND SUMMER SEASONS, SO BE AWARE OF THAT. May to October each year is considered their “green season”, when daily but sometimes brief rains can be expected daily after 3:00 PM (it is a rainforest, after all), whereas the weather in January to March tends to be the most favorable.

Offshore Costa Rica Fishing

MARLIN: The Blue Marlin is the most common of their Marlin and cruise their waters all year. They peak in November and December as well as in March and April. Black Marlin are most abundant in July and August and a few Striped Marlin are around at the same time.


SAILFISH: Again year round when a half dozen of these fish are common any day of the year. From November to May the numbers increase and days of 12 fish or more are common.

DORADO: Catch them any day of the year, common January through May and very abundant November and December.

TUNA: Yellowfin is the main species. The big boys, those 100 to 300 pounders can test your back any day of the year if you are lucky enough to come across a school of porpoises offshore. The big Tuna swim with them and they feed on the same baitfish. The smaller football size tuna hang around floating debris. Peak time for schools is July and August and November and December. As the smaller tuna are a favorite food of giant marlin, it is no wonder the Marlin peak at the same time.

WAHOO:  Wahoo can surprise you any day of the year but are not common in this area.

Inshore Fishing

ROOSTERFISH: The inshore species most sought after is the Roosterfish. Twenty-five to fifty pound fish are very common and they normally will catch a couple over 50 pounds each week. The Resort record for this fish 106 lbs. They make awesome replica mounts!!


SNAPPER: They have a dozen different kinds of snapper with the cubera being top dog. They average about 15 to 20 lbs with the biggest to date here 63 lbs. Other bottom fish is the Broomtail Grouper as well as other groupers including the giant Goliath Grouper.

OTHER SPECIES: Inshore species include but are not limited to Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners and more!


FACILITIES: This gorgeous resort is situated on 44 acres of lush tropical gardens and it has 40 air-conditioned rooms. It is located in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast (Osa Peninsula). This luxury fishing resort’s pricing actually includes your meals- a top of the line all-inclusive daily menu. Also included are a huge private swimming pool, hot tub, a 5,000 sq foot luxury SPA and a conference center that accommodates up to 80 people. They have their own private fleet of 40 inshore and offshore boats docked at their own 800 foot private pier!Your roomsinclude hand carved furniture and many will have private Jacuzzi baths. They also offer their  own daily Costa Rica tours and discovery trips. Their  eco tour department is fully staffed and professionally run and we can help you to arrange rainforest canopy tours, visits to animal sanctuaries, orchid gardens, surfing lessons, kayaking, rainforest treks, bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, and visits to some of Costa Rica’s most seclude ocean beaches. If you have interest in any of the eco tours, please contact us for pricing and details.

134.3  THE FLEET: Their private fleet of 40 boats is the largest private fleet in Costa Rica! All boats are easily accessed from their 800 foot pier, and the fleet includes 17’ flats boats, 24’ center consoles, 27’ offshore center consoles; 33’ strike tower boats, plus the OWNERS OWN 35′ strike tower boat .

RATES AND PACKAGES: Fishing Packages Include:your lodging, fishing boat with fuel, fishing gear, guide, Fishing licenses, all meals. There is also a $415 per person transfer fee which pays for ground transport, air transport from San Jose to the resort, your inbound first night lodging at the Doubletree Hilton Cariari or Hotel Balmoral in San Jose, (double occupancy).


Experience some of the worlds best inshore and offshore fishing on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. You will enjoy offshore fishing for blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, and yellowfin tuna. Inshore fishing offers an amazing variety including the sought after roosterfish (SOME GIANTS HERE!), 12 kinds of snapper (Huge Cubera being the most popular) as well as African pompano, grouper, bluefin trevally, and others. Inshore, offshore conventional or on the fly, it’s up to you.

4 nights and 3 days $1,985 (April 16 – December 14, 2018) assumes 2 people fish on a 24’ Boston Whaler Outrage. Double occupancy on room.

5 nights and 4 days $2,645 (April 16 – December 14, 2018) assumes 2 people fish on a 24’ Boston Whaler Outrage. Double occupancy.

6 nights and 5 days $3,295 (April 16 – December 14, 2018) assumes 2 people fish on a 24’ Boston Whaler Outrage. Double occupancy.

7 nights and 6 days $2,485, includes 2 full days fishing and 1 day eco-adventure tour (April 16 – December 14, 2018)

• Lodging
• All Meals
• Soft Drinks
• Wine at Dinner
• Free WiFi
• Round trip ground transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Resort
• Sport Fishing Charters Include fishing boat, fishing gear, guide, fishing licenses, lunch cooler with beer & soft drinks

Not included:

• International airfare
• Alcoholic beverages at the resort
• Transfer fees
• Domestic airline overweight, seat, and baggage fees
• Meals in San Jose
• Costa Rican sales tax of 13% on room rates
• Airport departure tax
• Change fees
• Gratuities

A transfer fee of $415 per person is not included in these rates and normally is added to your package. The transfer fee includes inbound night stay at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose (double occupancy), round trip ground transfers between airports and hotels, & scheduled round trip domestic air transportation between San Jose and the resort. Travel/Trip insurance through Hunt Nation is strongly recommended for your protection in case of emergency. Please ask for information and rates.

Passports that are valid for at least a full 6 months after your arrival are now required to enter Costa Rica.

Phone: 307-637-5495


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