Half day charters fishing out of Tamarindo aboard the Crazy Dog stay closer to shore using lighter tackle, trolling for dolphinfish (mahi-mahi or, locally, dorado), mackerel, wahoo, tuna, and other species, or bottom fishing for roosterfish, grouper, amberjack, snapper or shark. During the months of April through November, it can be possible to make a pass offshore as well during a half day trip, weather permitting, to look for sailfish and marlin. During the months of December through March, this possibility is rare due to frequent offshore winds.
Half day trips are 5 hours. We meet for charters on the beach in Tamarindo in front of restaurant El Chiringuito (see Location tab) at 7:00 AM. There is limited parking here, but this beach pick-up point is just a short walk down the beach from many hotels in Tamarindo.
The Crazy Dog is a 31' Bertram sportfisher. Crazy Dog is powered by twin 315 HP Cummins diesel engines and has a spacious cockpit with fighting chair, covered seating area for up to four persons, and full cabin with private marine toilet.
The boat is outfitted for professional fishing and is a perfect match for one or two couples or mixed group. Amenities include:
- Flybridge Tower
- Fighting Chair
- Full Cabin with Marine Toilet
- State of the Art Electronics
- Safety and Emergency Gear
Included on all half day charters is the following:
• Sunscreen is not included! There is plenty of sun here in the tropics, even on overcast days. Even on boats with lots of shade, the sun is reflected off of the water, so plan on bringing sunscreen, and perhaps a hat and shoes.
• Seasickness remedies are not included.
Please bring cash for a gratuity for the crew!
• Crew gratuities are not included. A tip of 10-20% for the boat is customary.
Bernal is Costarican from Flamingo, with 27 yrs experience all over the Costarican Pacific coast. He worked with many boats of different sizes before starting with Coyote Sportfishing. He is fully bilingual. When he is not busy with Crazy Dog, you will see him on the Coyote Tres as mate.
Mario is a native captain with 15 years of experience in the Pacific Sportfishing scene. He has rudimentary English speaking skills and he is an excellent fisherman with good fishing technical knowledge. Mario has been captaining our Mako Coyote 10 for the last several years and is also active as a mate on our 35ft Carolina Classic Coyotes Tres and 31ft Bertram Crazy Dog when not needed on the Mako. He is a hard-working mate who will help you set the hook and show you how to reel in the fish. Always with a smile on his face, Mario will ensure you have a great day of fishing!