The Cazador and the Thumper are sportfishing boats designed for Costa Rica South Pacific coast fishing. Charter them out of Golfito or Puerto Jiménez for exciting offshore and inshore adventures and Costa Rican sport fishing action. For Golfito fishing and Puerto Jiménez fishing, there are the 30ft Dos Mas, and other boats.
THE CAZADOR out of Golfito with IGFA award-winning Captain Bobby McGuinness is a 37-foot Merritt Sportfisherman powered by twin 450hp Cummins diesels that develop a cruising speed of 27 knots. This boat is built for fishing in Costa Rica! See our rates below.
The Cazador is equipped with the latest electronics (GPS, color video sounder, radar, VHF radio, SSB Radio); USCG safety equipment; live well; fighting chair; Penn International and Shimano reels with custom-built rods; and Billy Pate fly reels with Orvis fly rods. Bobby McGuinness was selected world’s top captain of 2006 and 2010 by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and has set more IGFA world records than any other captain fishing in Costa Rica.
He is also on Saltwater Sportsman magazine’s list of the world’s top 50 saltwater sportfishing charter captains. And he was recognized by the Billfish Foundation for tagging more Pacific Blue Marlin than any other captain in 2016.
Captain Bobby McGuinness customized this boat especially for Costa Rica fishing charters in accordance with what our anglers like best. Enjoy equipment that provides comfort and safety so that clients can fish the full spectrum of offshore and inshore species year-round on this fishing machine.
Book an overnighter! For a truly unique adventure, go Marlin fishing in Costa Rica with Captain Bobby McGuinness on overnighters or extended day trips on the Cazador to spots 40, 60 and 80 miles out that he alone knows. Book with FishCostaRica and experience the magic of spending one, two or more nights at sea anchor on the open sea. If you book your overnighter to take place between July 1 and November 15, Bobby will GUARANTEE you a Marlin.
NEW!!! For overnighters, Bobby also can fish on the Thumper, a comfortable 60ft Custom Loa Luxury Yacht. These are two-day, three-night or three-day, four-night trips only, nothing shorter. Ask us for more information.
If Bobby McGuinness isn’t available and you really want to fish the South Pacific, FishCostaRica offers several other excellent boats and captains in the area, among them:
DOS MAS out of Golfito and/or Puerto Jiménez with Captain Donald McGuinness, who has 40 years of experience fishing Costa Rica, Panama and the USA’s South Atlantic coast is a custom-built 30-foot Island Hopper fitted with a single Cummins Series 450HP inboard. Rebuilt in 2019. the boat cruises at 26 knots, and has a flybridge, three spreader outriggers, all Shimano conventional and spinning tackle for offshore and inshore fishing, a live well, GPS Depth-finder, radar, marine head, and all the required USGC-approved safety equipment. The boat will also go to Drake Bay at an additional cost.
Another Puerto Jiménez boat is the 26ft NAHUM, a rebuilt Center Console powered by a completely new 150HP Yamaha four-stroke outboard with experienced bilingual Captain José Diaz.
The boat has 360-degree fishability, a bimini top for shade, and carries two-speed Shimano and Penn equipment, including two-speed Shimano Tigra 30#, Tymos #20, and Torium reels for jigging. It has a Garmin GPS/fishfinder,VHF radio, live bait well, and all the USCG-required safety equipment.
Captain José Diaz has been fishing out of Puerto Jiménez for 20 years.
If you aren’t able to fish out of Golfito or Puerto Jiménez, don’t worry. FishCostaRica will hook you up with Costa Rica’s top boats and captains in a wide range of fishing destinations.
Among the many world-class Costa Rica fishing captains we charter are: Esteban Marcos on the 36-foot Good Day Too out of Los Sueños Marina; Captain Jeff Holliday on the 31ft Bucket List out of Pez Vela Marina in Quepos, and Juan Sirias on the 26ft Fish Hunter out of Herradura Bay (all on the Central Pacific Coast); Rick Ruhlow on the 31ft Kingfisher out of Carillo; Randy Wilson on the 38-foot Talking Fish and Arturo Rosales on the 27ft Outcast out of Tamarindo; and Skeet Warren on the 42ft Bushwacker out of Flamingo (all North Pacific Coast).
There is also Eddie Brown on the 22-foot Bull Shark out of Tortuguero (Caribbean Coast). Or fish Nicaragua at the exotic Rio Indio Lodge on the Caribbean. Call us toll free, and we will make sure you enjoy a Costa Rica fishing adventure – either a full-day or even a half-day charter, or a complete Costa Rica sportfishing vacation – of a lifetime! Costa Rica offers some of the world’s best saltwater sport fishing, so don’t miss out.
CAZADOR CHARTER RATES AND HOURS:
FULL DAY – The CAZADOR’s full-day rate for the 2023 season is $1,950.00, one to six anglers. She leaves the dock at Golfito or Puerto Jiménez at 7 AM, and returns between 4 and 4:30 PM. On request and where possible, clients can be met at other destinations in the area.
HALF DAY – The CAZADOR’s half-day rate is $1,450.00 (Green Season only). On half days, the Cazador leaves at 7 AM, and returns between 11:30 AM and 12 noon. On request and where possible, clients can be met at other destinations in the area. She will only do half days in the off season.
EXTENDED DAY – Bobby also offers extended day charters at $2,450.00 per day, one to six anglers. The Cazador leaves the dock at 4 AM and returns between 4 and 4:30 PM on the same day.
OVERNIGHTERS ON THE THUMPER – Four/five anglers can enjoy two-day, three-night, and three-day, four-night overnighters on the 60ft Thumper, a comfortable Custom Loa Luxury Yacht. The Thumper leaves the dock at 6-7 PM (you are not charged for that night, it does not count), and returns at about 12 AM on Day 3 or Day 4 (you can stay on the boat until early morning). The rate is $3,800.00 per day, one to five anglers.
DOS MAS CHARTER RATES AND HOURS:
FULL DAY – The DOS MAS’s full-day rate for the 2023 season is $1,350.00, one to five anglers. She leaves the dock at Golfito or Puerto Jiménez at 7 AM, and returns between 4 and 4:30 PM. On request and where possible, clients can be met at other destinations in the area.
HALF DAY – The DOS MAS’s half-day rate is $1,150.00 (Green Season only). On half days, the Cazador leaves at 7 AM, and returns between 11:30 AM and 12 noon. On request and where possible, clients can be met at other destinations in the area.
DRAKE BAY – The DOS MAS will pick up and drop off at Drake Bay at an additional charge of $125.00.
Call or e-mail us to book. We are certain you will enjoy some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica.
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