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offshore fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica



A Mecca for Sportsfishing, Quepos is home to numerous tournaments held each year. With a protected from the northern winds, the weather in the region is ideal for fishing year round. Fishing vacations are a top favorite for visitors to this area.

Anglers travel form all over the world to try to get a chance to hook a billfish. The season for billfish runs from November – April, but fishing is offered year round. If you are interested in going inshore or offshore fishing, Quepos is the perfect place for you.

Sailfish are very plentiful in Quepos, and they are the most popular quarry there, but blue and black marlin will crash the party often enough to keep anglers on their toes, and add to the excitement.

Inshore, Offshore and River Fly Fishing

Offshore Fishing

FishingDorado and tuna are common catches here too, and those who invest time around submerged rocks in hopes of enticing roosters will be rewarded with their share of these impressive fighters, and perhaps even get to tangle with a dog-tooth snapper or one of many reef dwellers that inhabit the same areas.

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing on the reefs, islands and rocks and in the surf and river mouth for an incredible variety of sports fish. The list of available species includes: Roosterfish, Crevalle Jack, Snook (four different types), Snapper (five different types), Spanish, Sierra and Chub Mackerel, Bigeye and Bluefin Trevally, Stripped Corvina, Pacific Bonito, Longjaw Leatherjack, Mexican and Pacific Barracuda, Trippletail, Rainbow Runner, Skipjack Tuna, Jewfish and Dorado, to name a few. These waters hold numerous, current International Game Fish Association world records including the All Tackle record for Snook and various fly rod records for Roosterfish, Snapper, Jacks and several other species.

River Fly Fishing

River Fly Fishing Fish the rivers from the mountains to the sea in one of our custom built inflatable drift boats or small water duckies. Relax and let our guides take you from the whitewater of the higher altitudes to the wider, calmer waters of the lowland, coastal rivers. We are the only ones fishing from boats on the rivers, which means un-pressured fishing at it's best.

You can cast big dries, drift heavy nymphs, strip streamers and work poppers all on the same trip. We have caught up to nine different species in the same day, Including: Machaca, Snook, Roncador, Mojarra, Snapper, Guavina, Tepemachin, Bobo, and Tigerfish.

Some of the boats...




Sportfishing Manuel Antonio Captain Jesse Baletti, with ten years of experience in these waters, is ready to take you inshore or offshore for the adventure of your life on the WaveDancer.

A 44-foot Jersey, WaveDancer is the perfect anglers boat for "popping offshore" to give the billfish a run for their money. Three fighting chairs, a tall Tuna Tower, Penn International tackle -- this boat is rigged for action.

WaveDancer packs a powerful array of the most sophisticated electronics, including GPS. Snacks and beverages, including beer, are included. Bring your own camera for pictures and photographs.
WaveDancer is also one of the most comfortable boats you will find here. It can sleep 8 in two staterooms and the air conditioned salon, which also has TV, VCR and stereo. WaveDancer works out of Quepos and Playa Hermosa (near Jaco) and can do overnight trips to Isla Caños and Drake Bay.




Sportfishing Manuel Antonio
32' custom sportfisher (new 1999, specifically designed for fishing). Ultrasonic fish finder. Conventional, fly and light-tackle fishing equipment. Tower outriggers.Marine radio.Coast guard safety equipment.




Boat OJARAN III 33 Foot Boston Whaler, Twin 315 HP Cummins, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, fully equiped cabin, Marine Toilet, Captain and Mate with many years of experience in Fly Fishing and Catch & Release.




Boat BLUEFIN IIIIs a 46' Guthrie Flybridge Sportfisher built in North Carolina. She sports a full size tuna tower, 14' beam, 2 staterooms which sleeps 4 guests. The boat offers the speed and luxury to fish one day or several days in the most prolific big game waters in the world, and depending on where the fish are concentrated at any given moment, the 46-foot Guthrie will work out of Flamingo Beach in Northern Guanacaste, further down the Nicoya Peninsula basing at Guanamar, Quepos on the Central Coast, and often running south to the less frequently fished waters in the Drake Bay and Cano Island area.

  • Cummins 300 HP turbo diesel engine
    running 25 knots
  • Full cabin with marine toilet
  • Tower outriggers
  • Fighting chair
  • GPS positioning system


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