Tamarindo, Guanacaste
4 – 8 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

A charter fishing experience in paradise! You and up to four other people can join us for either a full day, half day or three quarter day Tamarindo fishing charter. Travel out to the open ocean off the Guanacaste coast and enjoy some of the best offshore fishing Costa Rica has to offer. Enjoy snacks and a range of refreshments through out the day. For those travelling with us for a full or 3/4 day, a delicious lunch will also be prepared for you and your group.

From the sunny shores of Tamarindo beach, our crew will meet you and transport you to the Rhino Charger: a 31-foot Island Hopper fishing boat complete with fly bridge. Here we cast out our lines as we set sail to the continental shelf positioned only 30 short minutes from the shoreline. On any given day, you can catch yourself yellow-fin tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and roosterfish. If you’re lucky, you might even land yourself a giant marlin or sailfish! Our experienced crew know the best spots for deep-sea fishing and will help you catch your personal best. Throughout the day, you will be able to enjoy a selection of bottled water, beer, and soft drinks along with some snacks. If you’re booked with us for a full or 3/4 day trip, then a delicious lunch will be prepared for you by our crew featuring some outstanding homemade Costa Rican cooking.

Once your fishing trip is complete, head back to Tamarindo beach where your excursion will conclude. If you managed to catch yourself a tuna or mahi-mahi, our crew will be sure to fillet your catches and you will have the option to take some fresh fish back to your accommodation.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Outside El Chiringuito Restaurant in Tamarindo.
RETURN TIME 12.00pm, 3.00pm, and 5.00pm depending on whether you book the half day, 3/4 day, or full day tour, respectively.
BRING Comfortable light clothing, rain jacket (if required), and sunscreen. Flip flops are recommended for transfer to the boat.
Rods, reels, lures, tackle, and bait (artificial and/or live). Beer, soft drinks, and bottled water plus fruit & snacks.
Lunch prepared by the crew (full and 3/4 days only).
Gratuity (typically 10-15% is expected)

This a private charter for up to five anglers and all prices are for the entire boat. We do not split charters. The Rhino Charger can host up to seven anglers for an additional fee. Please use the contact form on our contact page if you would like to reserve this option.

All billfish (marlin and sailfish) is catch and release only. We do allow for photos and videos of billfishes as they swim alongside the boat. Please follow your crews instructions closely when catching and handling billfish. We also ask that you respect the captains discretion to release other catches if necessary.

This tour requires a $300 USD non-refundable deposit to secure the date of this tour which is to be paid upon booking. The remaining balance can be paid to the captain the morning of your excursion. Please note that cancellations due to mechanical issues or poor weather/sea conditions will offer a full refund of this deposit. If availability allows, we can move your excursion date at no additional cost.

A gratuity of 10-15% is expected to be paid at the end of your fishing trip to the crew.

Full day excursions are recommended, specifically if targeting billfish.


7.45 AM

Meet and greet with the captain outside El Chiringuito Restaurant on Tamarindo beach. Upon paying the remainder of the balance, the captain will go over your itinerary and you can ask any questions you may have while the crew prepares for your departure.


8.00 AM

Head out to the continental shelf, located about 30 minutes from the coast to enjoy some deep-sea and sports fishing. Your crew will let out lures and tackle in the search for some of Costa Rica’s best fishing. On any given day, you may be lucky enough to land tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, or even a giant marlin or sailfish! If you would like to try your hand with some in-shore fishing later on, our crew with take you to some excellent spots for red snapper and roosterfish. Our experienced crew are experts in locating numerous species of fish along this rich coast and will help you locate the fish you may be targeting. Throughout the day, you can enjoy plenty of snacks, bottled water, beer, and soft drinks. If you’re booked on for a full or 3/4 day, then you will be treated with some excellent home cooking prepared by our crew.


12.00 PM / 3.00 PM / 3.00 PM

Depending on which activity is booked, you crew will bring you back to shore either mid-day or later in the afternoon where your fishing excursion will conclude. Our crew will be happy to fillet and package any of the allowed catches for you to eat later. We will even offer some recommendations of restaurants which will prepare and cook your catch for you.

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