Half day charters fishing out of Tamarindo aboard the Outcast 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 Outcast is a 27′ Dusky, powered by twin 250 hp Cummins diesels. Outcast has a spacious cockpit with fighting chair, covered seating area for up to four persons, and 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:
- Fighting Chair
- Cabin with Marine Toilet
- Marine 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.
Captain Arturo Rosales has been fishing for decades in Tamarindo, starting out as mate on one of the first Tamarindo charter boats. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise, speaks English, and excels at engaging clients' interests in hooking, fighting, and landing fish.
Mate Javier Barrantes (aka "Chanito") has years of experience working on boats of all sizes out of Tamarindo. His love and knowledge of fishing make him an efficient partner when it's time to land your fish. Javier speaks English and enjoys learning about his customers.