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Quepos Costa Rica Fishing with Captain John!

Fishing Has Been Awesome! Check Out Our Fishing Reports and Pictures!


Double Sailfish Quepos, Costa Rica

"Where else in Quepos or Costa Rica can you go fishing with a American Captain on a 30 foot boat for 850 bucks?"

Dorado Costa RicaAmerican Captain John loves fishing, and it shows on every single trip! If you are coming to Costa Rica and want to fishing trip of a lifetime, you've come to the right site. Is fishing in your blood? Nothing will get your heart pumping like feeling the rod bend over and the reel screaming when your hooked up with a Giant Pacific Sail Fish or Marlin! Quepos, Costa Rica has the best billfishing in the world! If fishing is in your blood, you have to experience fishing in Quepos Costa Rica! Come join our Super Experienced Crew as we show you how fishing is done in Quepos. Costa Rica's Pacific coast has often been ranked in the top five fisheres in the world by popular fishing magazines and often scores as the world's best place to land some giant sailfish. Also, booking here puts you directly in touch with me, the boat owner, so you aren't paying any middlemen. This makes sure you have the best vacation possible without spending a lot of extra cash. Anything at all that I can do for you, just shoot me an email!

Stress Reeliever, Quepos Costa Rica Fishing with Reports


Current Offshore Quepos Fishing Report:

October 2015

Quepos Fishing Marlin

Wow, John W had HUGE days out there last Friday and Saturday. Friday they released 10 sailfish (and this isn't sailfish season), and then Saturday they had 15 sails and 2 Marlin in the spread! Check out the awesome Marlin above with his brightly colored "lit up" fins!

Quepos Fishing Sailfish

Mid September 2015

Quepos Fishing Sailfish

Been having a great September out here so far offshore! Been lots of sailfish out, several shots per day, and we've also seen some nice mahi and Wahoo. Check out these awesome action shots!

Quepos Fishing Mahi Quepos Fishing Wahoo


Current Inshore Quepos Fishing Report:

More Info: $550 Full Day Inshore Fishing with Johnny

Late October 2015

Quepos Inshore Fishing Charter Quepos Grouper

Johnny has been having some awesome days out there lately. Big roosterfish, lots of snapper and grouper, and the Johnny's dad has made the night bait situation has been wonderful leaving out every morning with a full tank of bait ready for each day! Check out these great pictures customers just sent in!

Quepos Snapper Quepos Roosterfish

Late August 2015

Quepos Roosterfish Fishing Quepos Roosterfish Fishing

Johnny has been seeing some big fish lately! Almost unlimited snapper and grouper on the bottom, and those of you looking for big roosterfish will not be disappointed! Big Roosterfish every trip, I mean the kind that you can't reel in more than one or two without falling over! Great inshore fishing with captain Johnny here in Quepos!

Quepos Seabass fish Fishing Quepos Grouper fish Fishing

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Quepos Fishing Reports and Pictures!

Here is some awesome drone footage of the Stress Reeliever 2 running the coast in front of Quepos! The hull on the Stress Reeliever 2 was designed to make little wake at slow speeds so the fish can see the lures better, this video shows how clean the water behind the Stress Reeliever 2 is! Check out our latest video we took showing our radar finding birds:


Black Marlin Quepos Costa Rica

Starting to see some big Marlin, and hopefully this year will be as good as last year. Last year we had tons of nice marlin from August to October, and we also saw lots of sailfish and Dorado. There is also a reef on the way out that has really heated up and we should have the chance on most offshore trips to nail the snapper, grouper and tilefish. Lots of action and plenty of food fish every trip! Inshore, we are also seeing more snapper and I think that should be consistent. Roosterfish are going to be bigger during these months, it will take a little more work to find them, but I don't think we will have any full day trips where we don't get into at least a few. Weather should be good during the day, some good rain at night, and usually the ocean is flat out here. Great fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!

Quepos & Manuel Antonio Hotels

Let us help you find the best deal on a nice hotel here on the water. We have something for everyone, include budget but clean hotels, all the the way to the Mariposa sitting up on the cliff overlooking the ocean. We can do luxury cliff top house rentals as well, just let us know! For more pictures go to our Hotel page!

View from La Mariposa Hotel of the Park:

Mariposa Hotel Queops Costa Rica


Quepos Fish Types

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See Costa Rica

Sailfish Quepos Costa Rica Thinking about doing something tropical but don't know where to start? I'd love to get everything setup for you! I have stayed at almost every hotel here, I know which ones you will like and which ones are prettier on their webpages :) Let me handle all the details like hotel reservations and transport, so you can focus on just relaxing. Costa Rica is the most stable and safe country in Latin America as well. We love questions, just ask us anything and we'll be glad to guide you to all the highlights that this beautiful country has to offer! One of the most diverse places on Earth, Costa Rica has much more than just the awesome beaches which are 5 minutes from the docks. If you have the time, it's worth a trip to the Volcano Arenal, a very active Volcano with a slew of Hot Water Parks at the base. And for the hiking and adreniline type, check out MonteVerde. High up in the mountains, it's a cool climate. They have built crazy trails with suspension bridges and long ziplines to check out. Also, MonteVerde Boasts some of the best ATV and Horseback trails in the world!Even if you can't fish, I love to answer any questions you have at all about the country. I have been to just about everywhere there is to go here, and I'd love to share what I loved. But a bit of warning, after my first trip here, I was hooked, so be careful or we just might become neighbors :)


Who We Are:

The best value and personal experience for first class offshore and inshore sport fishing in Costa Rica and Pacific Central America. We are based in the Manuel Anotnio and Quepos area of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We are only a short 45 minute drive South of Los Suenos, Herradura and Jaco. We are only 30 minutes north of Dominical and Uvita, and it is only 20 minutes or 2 hours by car from San jose. Our focus is sportifshing for Sailfish, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin. Other fish we like to go after are Dorado, (aka dolphin, Mahi Mahi) yellowfin tuna, amberjack, snapper, and rooster fish (inshore).


Updated: November 25, 2015



Costa Rica Fishing

Costa Rica is one of the premier places in the world not only to fish but to vacation. Boasting Several different climate types from cloud forests, volcanoes, and many tropical beaches, there is something for everyone here. On the Pacific side, there are an abundance of Marlin and Sailfish. On the Atlantic side there are tons of Tarpon. We are located and focus on the Marlin Sportfishing on the Pacific side of the country.

Quepos Fishing

Quepos is one of the premier fishing spots in Costa Rica. Located in the dead center of the Pacific coast, it gives us access to fish various fishing grounds, including the same fishing grounds fished by Los Suenos and Dominical. Also protected by two large peninsulas, The water in front of Quepos is also the calmest water in Costa Rica, with wave heights rarely measuring over 3 feet. Great for first time fisherman, or fisherman who don't like to go home with bruises:)

Quepos Sportfishing / Charter Boats

Quepos has a pretty nice charter fleet. There are about 35 charter boats that are fishing in Quepos, about half of those are well maintained with good captains. If you are looking for a smaller or bigger boat, I am friends with almost everybody here and I can give you my discounted "agency" price on any charter boat fishing in Quepos. That price is usually similar to the price I offer the public on personal charter boat (for a simliar sized boat).

Manuel Antonio Hotels

Quepos is the town that is located next to Manuel Antonio park and beaches, which are the most sought after beaches in Cosat Rica. Low currents, clear water, great fishing, and cliff dwelling-ocean view hotels make this an unforgettable place to stay. Hotel prices are on par or lower than most average American hotels, but with a much nicer views!

Costa Rica Sportfishing

Costa Rica doesn't have fishing seasons and limits like the US, but that doesn't mean we can kill everything we hook. We release all billfish unless they come in dead (1 per year), that includes releasing both sailfish and Marlin.We are allowed to keep other gamefish though, and finding either a Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjack or Snapper for dinner is almost always a possibility.

About Quepos Fishing Adventures

Unlike most websites in Google, we are not a booking agency. John S owns all four of our boats, so you are communicating directly with the owner of the company, not someone upselling a friends boat to make a quick buck. Even if you don't book here, always book directly with the boat owner to get the best prices.