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The Gamefisher II is sport fishing in Costa Rica out of multiple ports every year. Our team is ready to meet your every expectation for an epic day on the water.

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When is the best time to come fishing in Costa Rica?

The Gamefisher II resides in an area of the world known as the inter-tropical conversion zone. What this means is that we live and fish in the area where the trade winds meet with the doldrums. The characteristic of this area is that the seasons are very loosely defined. Basically, it rains for half the year and the other half does not. This leaves the migration of the fish to be governed by the ocean temperatures and of course the ocean currents, which have been for some years now erratic at best.

Although every month of the year here is capable of hosting the best sport fishing in Costa Rica they all can have slow periods. Some basic patterns have been evident throughout the years, such as better sail-fishing from Carillo and south: Herradura, Quepos, and Drakes Bay during January, February, March and April and later in the year, the bite generally moves north to the Gulf of Papagayo area: Potrero and Flamingo for May, June, July and August. But some years the fish move in these areas early and other years the move in late. So far, I have not been able to predict the bite, which leaves my answer to the million-dollar question as being simply “Come and fish WHEN YOU CAN! We guarantee that we will fish our hearts out for you, and we’ll have a good time doing so!”

Are lunches and drinks included?

Lunches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water are included in all full-day charters’ price. Snacks, soft drinks, beer, and bottled water are included in all half-day charters’ price.

For special dietary needs please advise within 24 hours notice of departure and we will be happy to accommodate.

What should we bring on the boat?

For a great day of sport fishing in Costa rica be sure to bring sunscreen, hats and polarized sunglasses if possible. There is some shade on the boat, but the sun reflects off the water, so even if you stay in the shade, it is wise to wear sunscreen and protective clothing. You will probably want to have your camera along!

What is not included?

Finishing Liscences: You can purchase yours at the following link

Gratitudties: Not included in the price of the charter but it is customary that anglers tip 10 – 20% to our experienced crew and it is always appreciated. 

Tax: Applicable sales tax.

Forms of PaymentDeposits, Final Payment

We accept Paypall, Bank Transfer (US or Costa Rica), Cash, and Zelle Transfer. 

Deposits: The date is not guaranteed unless we receive a deposit. Deposits are 50% of the total charter rate. Once the deposit is received and cleared your reservation is confirmed. If there is no deposit received after 4 days of your booking your request will be subject to cancelation. 

Final Payment: Any final balance remaining on the date of the charter must be paid cash only upon arrival to the boat.

How far is Flamingo from Liberia?

Flamingo is approximately a 1-hour drive from Liberia airport.

What else is there to do in the Flamingo area?

There is much to do in the Flamingo area when you are not sport fishing in Costa Rica including sailing, ATV rentals, horseback riding, zip-line canopy tours, spa services, dining at the famous Coco Loco and more! Send us a message for a list of recommendations, we would be happy to help.

Cancelation Policy

All charters must be canceled in writing. Cancelations made 45 or more days away from the trip will receive a full refund less a 5% service fee. Cancelations made 45/15 days prior to the trip will receive a 50% refund of the total charter fee. Cancelations made 5/7 days prior to the trip will receive a 25% refund of the total charter fee. Charter fees are nonrefundable for cancelations made less than 7 days remaining before the scheduled charter date. 

In the event of bad weather that the charter operator decides is unsafe or putting clients and crew at risk, the charter will be cancelled and a full refund will be made.

  • star rating  This was the main attraction for celebrating my husband's milestone bday and it did NOT disappoint! He's a fisherman by heritage of Louisiana, bred in Cali, seasoned in NY... read more

    August 2, 2021
  • star rating  Our family absolutely loved every minute! The crew was outstanding, kind and very knowledgeable. We did a half day and it was fantastic! We caught a lot... read more

    July 22, 2021
  • star rating  Captain Junior, Diego and Justin really know how to find the fish. Prior to heading out to sea, Captain Junior asked me what I wanted to catch on this trip.... read more

    Don V
    July 12, 2021
  • star rating  This was truly the fishing trip of a lifetime! We are in Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and both of us love being on the water and fishing. ... read more

    Chris S
    May 1, 2021
  • star rating  Great day of fishing with capitan Manuel, 1st mate Diego and assistant Diego. Albeit a slow day of bites, the crew was relentless, hooking a large snapper, a mackerel, and... read more

    January 1, 2020
  • star rating  We could not have asked for a better experience! Melissa worked hard to get us in for a half day excursion and was incredible at answering questions and making sure... read more

    December 1, 2019

Sport Fishing in Costa Rica

The friendly, bilingual crew of Captain Richard Chellemi and alternate Captain, Junior Bustos Abarca, have been a team aboard the Gamefisher II since 1986. They are excellent teachers to newcomers to the sport.


CR# (506) 8828-2287

USA# (904) 410-1041


Playa Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, & Jaco