costa rica

Offshore Fishing Adventure in
Quepos, Costa Rica

Mar 3 - 8, 2024


  • Catch billfish and big game species in one of the most prolific fishing destinations in the eastern Pacific out of the world class Marina Pez Vela
  • Learn the latest cutting-edge skills and techniques from instructors who run fishing charters and compete in tournaments around the world
  • Experience four days of fishing with side-by-side expert instruction, and compete in a mini tournament on the final day
  • Stay at Parador Nature Resort & Spa, nestled atop the scenic Punta Quepos promontory and embraced by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest in the world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Package includes all meals, charter boats and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers.


Catch billfish and big game species, improve your skills, meet new friends and explore the destination: our six-day itinerary is all about creating a fun, immersive experience.

Anglers arrive for check-in. A welcome reception and dinner gives participants the opportunity to get to know each other before heading out on the water.

Fishing days start early: breakfast at 6 a.m., and departure from the marina at 7 a.m. Each day is unique as the anglers’ skills, weather, and bite factor into what happens on the water. But the overall goal remains constant: catch fish, learn, and have a great time. Boats are back at the marina at 4 p.m. so anglers have time to freshen up before dinner at 6:30 p.m., which often consists of the day’s catch.

Anglers put what they have learned to the test and compete in a mini fishing tournament. Bragging rights and trophies are on the line. The day concludes with dinner and the awards ceremony.

Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Departure times vary, but we ensure there’s ample time for the return to San Jose for flights back home.


Costa Rica truly stands out as a haven for billfishing enthusiasts. Offering numerous opportunities and generally serene waters, the sailfish season spans from January to April, but anglers can successfully reel in marlin and sailfish throughout the entire year. When the conditions align, the action can be absolutely astounding, with many boats achieving more than 40 sailfish releases in a single day, and some even surpassing an impressive 75.

One of the most thrilling fishing methods is presenting a ballyhoo to entice billfish right behind the boat. We are dedicated to teaching you the most efficient techniques to help you experience that sought-after bite from these majestic creatures.

Join us in embarking on a fishing adventure from the world renowned Marina Pez Vela, a marina deeply rooted in the history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty of the Quepos/Manuel Antonio region.

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Nestled atop the scenic Punta Quepos promontory, The Parador Nature Resort & Spa overlooks the shimmering Pacific Ocean, embraced by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest and the world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park. The property hums with nature’s chorus – from playful monkeys and gentle sloths to vibrant macaws, falcons, and melodic toucans.

Parador is the only full-service resort in Manuel Antonio, which features exquisite cuisine, a breathtaking ocean-view swimming pool, a monkey trail, a fitness center, and a world-class spa.


Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2024

Limited to 18 anglers
Costa Rica
  • 6 DAYS



Check out the memento video from our 2022 Costa Rica expedition. As part of your package, you will receive a custom video documenting your trip.

Marlin Expeditions are priced as all-inclusive packages with all meals, charter boats and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers. Airfare is not included.

A fifty percent (50%), deposit must accompany each registration. The full payment must be paid 30 days in advance of your scheduled expedition.

Guests are welcome at select Marlin Expedition destinations. Guest fee includes breakfast and dinner, accommodations and airport transfers. Please contact us for more information.

Repeat anglers, active duty military and veterans qualify for special discounts. Please contact us for more information.

Payments made on your expedition are refundable for cancellations received, in writing, at least sixty-one (61) days prior to the first day of the expedition. If you cancel your trip, for whatever reason, 31-60 days prior to the start date, we will issue a refund less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the expedition start date, all payments will be non-refundable.

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended to protect your investment.