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June 28 2015
Great day out there today! John W landed a nice Blue Marlin and then had a couple of sails. He also stoped on the way out and racked up some snapper and grouper, so everybody got some filets to take and eat out! I'm not sure if the Marlin are in for good, or if just this week, but we should be coming into Marlin season so I'm hoping to see some more big ones out there every week!
May 14 2015
Great day out there today! Average boat in Quepos released 1 sailfish, but John W on our boat the Stress Reeliever 2 went 6 for 6 on sailfish! John W really had a good bead on where to stop running, they had the first fish on in 30 minutes, and then around 1 PM the customers had released 3 sailfish each and were worn out and ready to go in! Weather has been really nice as well out here, and it's been some fun trip out! We have been breaking up the offshore days lately with some great bottom fishing as well, there have been some really nice snapper down there, and we have also been getting everybody some nice grouper for those fish dinners! Great fishing out here in Quepos!
April 21 2015
Fishing has been really amazing lately, today John W finished with 13 sailfish releases out of 16 hookups and then ended the day with a nice Dorado! Early this month there was a huge tournament, the biggest billfish tournament in the world, and on the second day Quepos Costa Rica set a record for billfish released with 67 boats releasing 920 sailfish! Never before has that many billfish been released in a single day of an IGFA tournament, putting Quepos on the fishing map as the best place in the world to land 100+ pound Pacific sailfish! As we get closer to May, I expect to see more of these big Dorado and we expect to see more Marlin as well. Sail fishing usually slows down to 4-6 releases per day in May, but we haven't seen that yet as John W is going double digits everyday out there. Ocean has been staying pretty flat, we've been seeing some overcast mornings, sunny mid days and then the rain has been coming in around 4PM pretty regularly, and fishing has been off the charts! Great day of fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!
March 15 2015
Another amazing day or fishing and more importantly catching fish here in Quepos Costa Rica! John W was especially fishy today, and released 11 sailfish and had several more big fish hooked up. Water today was crystal blue and like a warm swimming pool loaded with big pointy nosed fish! Add to that a great cameraman and we had a great day of fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!
March 8 2015
24 Sailfish and a Dorado released today by John W on the 30 foot Stress Reeliever 2. Amazing day of fishing, so far the hottest this year. Also a really nice day out there, 78 degrees, 5 mile an hour wind, totally completely flat ocean, lots of big fish, great day of fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!
February 15 2015
Pretty good sailfish numbers out there today with John W releasing 12 sailfish out of around 15 hookups and a really nice dorado as well! Perfectly flat ocean and lots of big fish equals some exciting fishing and catching trips here in Quepos Costa Rica!
Billfish season is here! November through April is when all the sailfish and Marlin come out and we are so looking forward to some awesome billfish action offshore! Inshore this is also the best time of the year, we usually have big scools of sardines run through the area bringing with them roosterfish, snapper and sometimes snook. Johnny alos has some hidden seabass spots, so inshore fishing will be great! This is also the time of the year when the ocean really lays down and there are no waves or rain. Great for families or people who like to catch lots of fish without getting beat up! The weather will be 70 at night and 80 during the day for the whole 6 months, so Costa Rica is a great escape from the snow and ice of up north. This year John W's Stress Reeliever 2 just received a corecell foam floor to help deaden vibrations as well. This 30 thousand dollar upgrade should be good for at least 2-4 extra sailfish a trip. Going to be some great fishing out here in Sunny Quepos Costa Rica!
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Always wanted to try something different, but not sure how? I'd love to help you with all the details! I can do all the setup and work, so you can just enjoy a well planned, tropical vacation! Everything from your hotel to transport, I can get you the best deals at the right places. I live here and listen to past customers and view everything first hand to make sure everything is first class and there are no surprises! Also, Costa Rica is the safest country in Latin America, and with us guiding your vacation, you can experience the very best parts of this amazing country. Costa Rica is more than just pretty beaches and year round summer! After you have been out on the cobalt blue pacific in my 32 foot Ocean Master catching huge fish, you should explore the rest of this country. There is an awesome beach only 5 minutes from the boat dock called Manuel Anotnio beach and it's amazing! Also, there are active volcanoes with hot water parks, cloud forests, ATV rides, zip line tours, white water rafting, and awesome hiking and horseback trails scattered all over this sportsmans paradise. With so much to do, there will never be a dull moment. Ask us questions, we love to help! I have personally enjoyed everyplace I recommend, and I will make sure you find the places you will remember forever! It only took one trip here before I decided to make the move, let me send you to the same places that made me fall in love with this paradise. Who's knows, maybe you just won't leave :)
Providing a personal touch to the World Class charter boat offshore and inshore sportfishing in Quepos Costa Rica. We are very centrally located in the Manuel Anotnio / Quepos area of Puntarenas Costa Rica, only 45 minutes South of the Los Suenos sportfishing marina in Herradura / Jaco. We are also a short 30 minute drive from most of the Exquisite Vacation Homes located in the Dominical, Uvita, and Whale's Tale areas. We specialize in offering World class sportfishing for billfish species including sailfish, black marlin, blue marlin, and striped marlin. Other fish we like to go after are Dorado, (aka dolphin, Mahi Mahi) yellowfin tuna, amberjack, snapper, and rooster fish (inshore).
Costa Rica is one of the premier places in the world not only to fish but to vacation. Boasting Several different climate types from cloud forests, volcanoes, and many tropical beaches, there is something for everyone here. On the Pacific side, there are an abundance of Marlin and Sailfish. On the Atlantic side there are tons of Tarpon. We are located and focus on the Marlin Sportfishing on the Pacific side of the country.
Quepos is one of the premier fishing spots in Costa Rica. Located in the dead center of the Pacific coast, it gives us access to fish various fishing grounds, including the same fishing grounds fished by Los Suenos and Dominical. Also protected by two large peninsulas, The water in front of Quepos is also the calmest water in Costa Rica, with wave heights rarely measuring over 3 feet. Great for first time fisherman, or fisherman who don't like to go home with bruises:)
Quepos has a pretty nice charter fleet. There are about 35 charter boats that are fishing in Quepos, about half of those are well maintained with good captains. If you are looking for a smaller or bigger boat, I am friends with almost everybody here and I can give you my discounted "agency" price on any charter boat fishing in Quepos. That price is usually similar to the price I offer the public on personal charter boat (for a simliar sized boat).
Quepos is the town that is located next to Manuel Antonio park and beaches, which are the most sought after beaches in Cosat Rica. Low currents, clear water, great fishing, and cliff dwelling-ocean view hotels make this an unforgettable place to stay. Hotel prices are on par or lower than most average American hotels, but with a much nicer views!
Costa Rica doesn't have fishing seasons and limits like the US, but that doesn't mean we can kill everything we hook. We release all billfish unless they come in dead (1 per year), that includes releasing both sailfish and Marlin.We are allowed to keep other gamefish though, and finding either a Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjack or Snapper for dinner is almost always a possibility.
Unlike most websites in Google, we are not a booking agency. John S owns all three of our boats, so you are communicating directly with the owner of the company, not someone upselling a friends boat to make a quick buck. Even if you don't book here, always book directly with the boat owner to get the best prices.