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Experience fishing with one of the top producing fishing charter boats in Quepos! Book the 33' Dawson Fishing Boat for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $975 per day for the inshore fishing trip. Rates: • Full Day Offshore Charter (9 hours): $1,250 • Full Day Inshore Charter (9 hours): $975 What You Can Expect: A typical Offshore Fishing Charter day starts when we pick you up at your Manuel Antonio vacation hotel or from your beautiful villa and you have arrived at the new Marina Pez Vela for an exciting day of Costa Rica deep sea sport fishing. This state of the art facility offers many creature comforts for anglers. If you have your own vehicle, there is plenty of secure parking available for you. Maybe you forgot something or you just would like to freshen up before boarding your boat. The Marina Pez Vela store is located at the docks offering you anything you might need. From sunscreen and sunglasses to beautiful Columbia fishing shirts, Marina Pez Vela t-shirts, plus hats, and just about any boating product you might need. Once underway, on one of our many sportfishing charter boats, you will be treated to the breathtaking views of the Manuel Antonio coastline. It doesn’t take long before the natural beauty of Costa Rica is all around you. “Look! A giant sea turtle” are often the 1st words shouted out on deck. With a huge marine bounty, you will see some amazing sights. Flying fish dash out of the way of your boat, as you are headed to the offshore fishing grounds. Most common are the dolphins, roaming in huge numbers, searching of schools of baitfish. Finding these pods, means you are close to the fish you seek. What the captain is looking for is the blue water. When they reach this magical line, where the blue is cobalt, then you are now in the Costa Rica fish zone; the destination that so many worldwide anglers seek. Already, the mates have begun setting up their rigs with several teasers, on the outriggers, and the natural baits for the lines, as well. Ballyhoo is the Costa Rican bait of choice. After all teasers and baits are in the water, it’s time to get ready for action! Sometimes, it is only a matter of minutes until you hear “Fish On!” At this point, it’s frenzy at the back of the boat, with the captain calling down directions on which rig the fish is after and which lines need to come in. Once the mate has the fish in his sights, then it’s game on. With years of Costa Rica fishing experience, these guys catch fish. Letting the bait free spool until just the right moment to engage the drag and set the hook. This often produces’ the 1st jump of whatever has taken the bait. There really is no better sight than a large Sailfish or a huge Costa Rican Marlin, leaping straight out of the water, in dance as if it is running on its tail. Once you have decided who will be the first to take a shot at this flying brute, you will be given a fishing belt used for sails and smaller species or you might need the chair…., which in Costa Rica Sport Fishing terms is a good thing. A Day of Inshore Fishing in Quepos Your day will start when you leave the Marina and the inshore boat crews will look for the large bait balls – usually sardines – floating around in the calm waters just off the beach. Whether they cast with a net or catch them on a Sabiki rig, once you have enough live bait, the crew will head for their favoured spots. Often, that is toward the mouth of a river or to some submerged rocks, in a secret spot. Captains of Sport Fishing Boats guard this information with their life. Offering full inshore fishing, you can have as much action as you can imagine. The beautiful surroundings make for an unbelievable day, out on the water. The waters surrounding Quepos have majestic rocks jutting out, providing excellent big fish habitat. The Manuel Antonio beach provides a stunning backdrop to some of the best inshore fishing on the planet. So whatever you do, if you’re flying into this part of Costa Rica to fish or driving yourself around – make sure you get out here for a fantastic day of Inshore Fishing in Quepos. What to Expect Onboard: The Moonwalker, our custom 33-foot Dawson is the ideal platform for big game fishing in the calm seas off Quepos. Whether we’re live-baiting for marlin and sailfish, or tight against the rocks searching for monster roosterfish, you’ll fish in complete comfort all day long. The Cummins QSL9 Turbo Diesel has been completely rebuilt and is producing quiet, dependable power to speed you to the fishing grounds at 24 knots. With the Moonwalker back in the water at Marina Pez Vela, the billfish don’t stand a chance! • Cummins Turbo Diesel Engines • Fighting Chair • Live Well & Tuna Tubes What is Included with your Charter: • Fishing Gear, Bait, Tackle • Cooler with Ice, Bottled Water • Expert Bilingual Captain & Crew ready to serve you • Safety Gear • Full day charters also include: Lunch, Fresh Fruit, Soda, and Light Snacks What to Bring: • Sunscreen • Sunglasses & Hat • Camera / Camera Phone / GoPro • Personal fishing gear if desired • You can BYOB, no glass bottles please Please meet at Marina Pez Vela in the green 'grassy' area at 6:45 a.m. or earlier to meet a company representative and obtain a 1 week Fishing License - $15/pp in front of the MiniPrice Store in Marina Pez Vela. You will be escorted to the dock after purchasing your fishing license. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. 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For 15 years, we have provided both experienced and novice anglers with the best of Costa Rica fishing.
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Frequently Asked Questions Do I need to bring my own fishing gear? If you have a lucky rod and reel you’re welcome to bring it but is not necessary. Moonwalker and Raven are fully equipped with the finest tournament quality tackle; specifically chosen to ensure you have a successful fishing experience in Costa Rica. What do I need to bring? Sunscreen, sunglasses, definitely a camera, your lucky fishing hat or fishing rod. What’s included in the charter price? We provide the bait, tackle, ice, bottled water. For a full day charter, juice, fresh fruit and lunch is provided. Do I need to have fishing experience? No, it is not necessary. The knowledgeable crews of the Moonwalker and Raven are capable of providing you with a successful day on the water whether you’re a novice or experienced angler. What is the customary gratuity? The crew of the Moonwalker and Raven work extremely hard before, during, and after the trip to make your day one to remember. The normal gratuity is 18%-20%. What happens to the fish we catch? Upon return, your captain or mate will fillet and bag your fish right at the dock. Don’t forget to bring a cooler to bring home the fish! There are many local restaurants in Quepos that will prepare your fish for a small fee. We can help you with recommendations for this tasty way to end a day’s fishing!