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Sportfishing in Costa Rica

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What's Included?

These waters attract a diverse species of large billfish including; blue marlin, striped marlin, black marlin and sailfish. Anglers in search of marlin should expect a tough fight taking up to a couple hours. Other local and migrating species are also abundant in these waters; roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi (dorado), wahoo, amberjack, giant pacific dog snapper, among others.

Select from:

El Jefe: 

Accommodates 6–8 people
Half Day (4 hours)
Full Day (8 hours)


El Jefe Too: 

Accommodates 4–6 people
Half Day (4 hours) 
Full Day (8 hours) 

Half Day Trips Include:

  • Snacks
  • Drinks (soda, water and beer)
  • Fishing license

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Full Day Trips Include:

  • Everything in the half-day trip
  • Plus lunch & dessert

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Marlin Fishing

El Jefe Sport Fishing offers a unique Marlin fishing experience for serious fishermen. This unique fishing experience is available during the “Green Season” (typically from June – November) however, this incredible trip can be booked year round.

Considered truly an offshore trip, we run deep into the Pacific waters in search of these majestic creatures (typically 50-60 miles). Make sure to book your next fishing trip with El Jefe and take advantage of Costa Rica’s outstanding Marlin fishing.


Marlin Fishing trips are a full day, lasting 8–10 hours

And Includes:

  • Lunch
  • Dessert
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (soda, water and beer)
  • Fishing license


Get ready for the most unique Marlin fishing experience for serious fishermen, but please note that Marlin fishing trips are subject to change and/or cancellation if weather conditions do not meet safety standards.

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The Best Boats
In The Business

El Jefe is a well-known and respected fishing boat that holds several big fish records and has competed in multiple world-class tournaments, and our newly renovated El Jefe Too is our latest option for smaller crews, offering the same great features.

Take an in depth look at our growing fleet for full details, and choose the option that suits you best.

Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor

5.0 Out of 110 reviews

"World Class Family Adventure! We took our kids (ages 5 & 3) on the Marine Adventure. It was the highlight of our trip to Peninsula Papagayo."

"We had an amazing time on this fishing charter. The entire crew was very professional, friendly, and helpful. I would highly recommend taking at least a full day fishing with El Jefe!"

"Highly recomend this trip if its your family with young ones or even adult couples. The staff was incredible. Willie and Ugo were awesome deckhands and Captain Jesus was first class."

"I want you to know fishing with El Jefe will ruin you! Their service is second to none. The captain navigated choppy seas all the while we are catching fish. Sailfish, Bonito, Yellow fin tuna, and best of all a 350+ lb black marlin which we released for the next lucky fisherman!"

"We had a great fishing experience. The captain and crew are amazing. The crew was always adjusting the lines, changing bait, etc. Everyone on our trip had an amazing catch. ...This was our favorite Costa Rica excursion."

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