The Cazador and the Hepcat are sportfishing boats designed for Costa Rica fishing. Charter them out of Golfito and Puerto Jiménez for exciting offshore and inshore adventures and Costa Rican sport fishing action
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 or two 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 IRON, a comfortable 47ft Riviera Yacht. These are three-day, two night or four-day, three-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:
THE HEPCAT out of Puerto Jiménez with Captain Cory Craig, who specializes in inshore fishing assisted by an English-speaking mate, is a custom-built 27-foot Ocean Runner center console fitted with twin 175hp Suzuki outboards.
She is equipped with Simrad 10″ Sounder/GPS, VHF radio, Sony stereo, head (toilet) inside the console, outriggers, Cannon electric downriggers, center rigger, 70 gallons of live well space (20 gal in transom, 50 gal in deck well), and carries Shimano rods, Shimano reels, Eagle Claw hooks, Gamma leaders, Temple Fork fly rods and reels, Aftco fighting harness, an Aftco kite and an abundant array of lures.
The Hepcat captain is Cory Craig, who has spent the last 10 autumns, winters and springs fishing out of Puerto Jiménez. Cory is a superb inshore captain, but will also fish offshore.
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, Johnny Cerpas on the 38-foot Macushla, also out of Los Sueños; and Juan Sirias on the 26ft Fish Hunter out of Herradura Bay (all on the Central Pacific Coast); Randy Wilson on the 38-foot Talking Fish and Arturo Rosales on the 27ft Outcast out of Tamarindo; Skeet Warren on the 42ft Bushwacker out of Flamingo; and Captain Hilario on the 35-foot Fish Tale II out of the Papagayo Marina (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 2017 season is $1,700.00, 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 $1,150.00. 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.
OVERNIGHT – On two- and three-day overnighters, the Cazador leaves the dock at 4 AM, and returns at about 4 PM on Day 2 or Day 3. The rate is $2,300.00 per day, one to three anglers. A fourth angler can sometimes be accommodated on request on two-day, one-night overnighters.
EXTENDED DAY – Bobby also offers extended day charters at $2,250.00 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 IRON – Four anglers can enjoy three-day, two night, and four-day, three-night overnighters on the 47ft IRON, a comfortable Riviera Yacht. The Iron leaves the dock at 7 PM (you are not charged for that night, it does not count), and returns at about 4 PM on Day 3 or Day 4. The rate is $2,875.00 per day, one to four anglers.
HEPCAT CHARTER RATES AND HOURS:
FULL DAY – The HEPCAT’s full-day rate is $950.00 out of Puerto Jiménez, and $1,050.00 out of Golfito – she is out of the water from June through September. She leaves the dock at Puerto Jiménez or Golfito at 7 AM, and returns between 4 and 4:30 PM.
HALF DAY – The HEPCAT’s half-day rate is $650.00 out of Puerto Jiménez, and $750.00 out of Golfito – she is out of the water from June through September. She leaves the dock at Puerto Jiménez or Golfito at 7 AM, and returns between 11:30 AM and 12 noon. Note: On half days, the Hepcat fishes inshore only.
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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1-800-399-8532 / 1-800-407-9438
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Email us at: americanacostarica(at)gmail.com