Select a Tamarindo fishing charter and go out on a half day, 3/4 day, or full day trip, or select a package and fish for multiple days with accommodations included. Tamarindo is well known as one of the "hot spots" for world-class sportfishing and offers a great fleet of boats and crews with the variety to fit the needs of the seasoned angler as well as the novice. The Tamarindo fleet works together and can accommodate a group of any size. What are they catching right now? Check out the Tamarindo Fishing Report.
On the northwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the waters in front of Tamarindo are well known as one of the "hot spots" for world class sport fishing. With the dropoff of the continental shelf beginning just 9 miles offshore, Tamarindo enjoys extremely close access to deep bluewater fishing and is a pivotal jumping off point for fishing broad regions of these coastal waters. Inshore or offshore, Tamarindo is the right place for a super Costa Rica sport fishing experience!
Common species caught when fishing offshore out of Tamarindo are sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, dorado or mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. Inshore fishing includes the possibility of catching roosterfish, a variety of different types of grouper, cubera or "dog toothed" snapper, red snapper, mackerel, jacks, amberjack, pompano, small yellowfin and bigeye tuna, and shark, among other species. But there's not just fish to look for; the Pacific Ocean is teeming with life, and you are likely to see porpoises, turtles, manta rays, seabirds and other creatures on your charter.
There is no dock in Tamarindo, so sportfishing boats are kept on moorings a short distance from the beach. Fishing operations use skiffs or dinghies to ferry crew, fuel, supplies, and customers from the beach to the boats.
You will meet for your fishing charter on the beach in Tamarindo in front of restaurant El Chiringuito. Meeting times are generally at 7:00-7:30 AM. This is based on the time it takes crews to prepare each morning, having to haul supplies through the surf, but charter operators are typically flexible and may arrange for you to leave a little earlier. Likewise, your group may really be enjoying your stay and you'd like to perhaps opt for a "Hollywood start" a little later in the day. Half day trips are 5 hours, 3/4 day trips are 7 hours, and full day trips are 9 hours. And don't forget to bring your fishing licenses!
Depending on where you are staying, the meeting point can be just a walk down the beach. Otherwise, there are usually taxis at the hotels that can bring you. Some groups rent golf carts and have someone in their party bring the anglers to the beach. There is limited parking at the beach pickup point. If you have a car you can leave it here, but use common sense and don't leave anything of value inside while you're out on the water.
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