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Calypso's Sport Fishing Tour

One-Day: Pacific In-Shore Sport Fishing:
5 1/2 hours of fishing.

  1. Comfortable bus transportation with A/C.
  2. Bilingual guides, ICT certified (ICT - Costa Rican Tourism Institute).
  3. Departure from our private dock after enjoying a hot typical Costa Rican breakfast served in Calypso's restaurant.
  4. Delicious tropical fruits served on board Manta Raya.
  5. Picnic lunch and Calypso's Award Winning Ceviche.
  6. Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice on board Manta Raya.
  7. Calypso’s Bar serves tropical drink favorites at reasonable prices on board Manta Raya.
  8. Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour - An afternoon cruise of exploration around 7 islands in the Gulf of Nicoya.

Experience Calypso Cruises new 'In-Shore Fishing Adventure' with transportation from your hotel in San José, Jáco or Manuel Antonio and be back the same night. Enjoy a relaxing ride on the famous Catamaran 'Manta Raya' from Calypso's dock in Puntarenas to the Private Reserve Punta Coral, where you will meet your Captain to begin your sports fishing excursion.

Enjoy fishing around the local islands aboard the 25 ft. Mono Congo in search of Costa Rica’s exciting game fish. The closest fishing grounds are only 5 minutes away from Punta Coral offering you more time to fish. The Punta Coral area has several islands with various reefs and a good current. This provides the perfect hunting grounds for a variety of game fish. The main target is the hard hitting and great fighting Roosterfish. You will also fish for Red Snapper, Grouper, Pacific Sierra Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Skipjack Tuna and Crocodile Needlefish. If weather and tide permit, it is possible to go a little further out to blue water to fish for Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and with luck maybe a Wahoo. All of these fish are available year around but there are seasonal variations.

Captain Thomas, owner of Bahia Rica Adventures, is also a marine biologist with fishing experience from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He will take you to the best spots in the area. The fishing is varied depending on the season and species. Captain Thomas uses live bait, trolls Rapalas with Ballyhoo and plastic squid and throws Poppers. There are opportunities for really big fish in the area. Captain Thomas and the Mono Congo have 1 world record to date. While fishing, there is also the possibility of seeing other sea animals on the trip such as Ridley and Leatherback Sea Turtles, Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Manta Rays.

The Mono Congo uses only the best equipment to make sure there is never a worry about equipment failure. They mostly use a variety of Shimano equipment from trolling to spinning gear depending on the fishing we are doing.

  • Max 2 persons fishing at a time.
  • If the people fishing desire; they can bring a non-fishing passenger
  • The fishing area is from Punta Coral to the Negritos Island, Tortuga Island and down to Tango Mar. Everything is close to Punta Coral so no time is wasted gettting to the different fishing locations.
  • Captain Thomas (a marine biologist) is also the sport fisherman with the most experience in this area.

In order to go in the fishing tour, the authorities of Costa Rica requires a "Sport Fishing License" that you can obtain here.

What to take:

When on a Calypso Cruise it is important to remember to bring with you the necessary items you will need for an enjoyable trip. Below is a list of suggested items.

  • Casual clothes,
  • Bathing suit or shorts,
  • Sunblock and hat,
  • Sunglasses and Camera,
  • Tight fitting hat,
  • Light weight long sleeved shirt,
  • Rubber sandals, tennis or boat shoes,
  • Don't forget to pack towels,
  • Extra Cash for: alcoholic beverages, optional tours, souvenirs, tips.

Maximun fish size:

  • Roosterfish: 100 lbs.
  • Snappers and Groupers: 50 lbs.
  • Jack Crevalle: 40 lbs.
  • Sierra Mackerel: 16 lbs.
  • Skipjack Tuna: 10 lbs.
  • Crocodile Needlefish: 15 lbs.
  • Dorado: 50 lbs.
  • Wahoo: 40 lbs.
* High healed or hard soled shoes are not permitted on board yacht.

Calypso Cruises is the best choice and a better value because we include

3 Tours in 1 day

1. Tortuga Island Tour • 2. Gulf Islands Tour • 3. Sunset Tour

plus more amenities than any other tour to Tortuga Island

The journey is the destination


CALYPSO CRUISES pioneered and created the Tortuga Island Cruise in 1975.

CALYPSO's complete One-Day-Vacation is a tour-de-force of all that's magical about Costa Rica and is necessary before one can claim to have fully explored COSTA RICA.

Contact info


+506 2256-2727


USA: +1-855-855-1975



One block north of Los Antojitos Restaurant.


300 west of Mercado Central in front of Parque Victoria.