Fishing Charters,
Snorkeling Tours & Dolphin Watching

From your breezy perch on the bow of the boat, there’s hardly a better way to experience the southern Caribbean than from a boat with a local captain who has decades of experience putting you right where you need to be to cast a line, capture a photo or explore a reef.

Get Hooked! Fishing Charters

We offer exclusive full- and half-day tours, limited to your party and the crew.  “Fishing with the Captain” is a half-day tour and may include other guests.

Captain Pino was born and raised here, and with over 35 years of fishing these shores, knows all the best places, methods and equipment to lure those fish onto the boat.

On a typical day, we will travel to several offshore reefs on our way to the Southern tip of Costa Rica near the Sixaola River.  Take a peek at Panama from the sea while we view several pods of dolphins and the occasional turtle.  This is the best place to find the Tarpon, a feisty, flashy game fish, better for playing than eating.

If the water cooperates, we may stop along some deserted beaches, snorkel shallow reefs or dive for lobster, octopus and sea snails.  Guests will enjoy the underwater show as their captain shows his hunting prowess at three – five fathoms.

Returning to the harbor, we round out the day by trolling near shore, allowing guests a phenomenal view of the private inlets, the picturesque beaches with dense jungle meeting the sea, and the steamy mountains in the distance.  Once on the beach, the crew will clean and prep your day’s catch for you.  We’ve personally negotiated with select restaurants in the area to assure that when you’ve hooked ‘em, they’ll cook ‘em to perfection!

Private or Shared Tours

Exclusive Half-Day Tour  –  $400 + $25 each for the 5th and 6th person

Exclusive Full-Day Tour  –  $600 + $50 each for the 5th and 6th person

Fishing with the Captain  –  $100 each $300 minimum

Location  –  Hot Rocks Bar, downtown Puerto Viejo.

Get Wet! Water Activities…

Make an offshore run to Punta Mona, a common feeding site for the dolphins. Weather and seas depending, we’ll visit the mouth of the Sixaola River. Being at sea offers a mesmerizing view of shallow coral beds, diverse coastline, dense jungle and steamy mountain range bordering Costa Rica and Panama. The land forms many secluded beaches only accessible by boat or walking trail. Our stretch includes two protected areas, Cahuita National Park and the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, creating beautiful private inlets perfect for all levels of snorkeling.  Free divers will enjoy the off-shore reef formations with depths ranging from 4-60 meters.

Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast is home to three species of dolphins, the bottlenose, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, and the rare Guyana Tucuxi, whose range is confined to this immediate area.  The GandocaManzanillo Reserve is also an important nesting area for the enormous Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Green turtles, a sharp eye can often spot them offshore as they linger waiting to swim ashore.

Dolphin Watching Tour

Duration; 3-4 hours  –  $100 each $300 minimum + $25 each for the 5th and 6th person

Location  –  Hot Rocks Bar, downtown Puerto Viejo.

A typical tour makes an offshore run to the Gandoca Manzanillo Reserve. Weather and seas depending, we make one or  two dive stops then return via a slower near shore run allowing  additional stops while guests gain a phenomenal view of the private inlets, the  picturesque beaches with dense jungle meeting the sea, and the steamy mountains in the distance.  With near-shore snorkeling, we will allow time for a short jungle hike where you’re likely to see howler monkeys, sloths, poison dart frogs and a variety of birds–maybe even the Great Green Macaw which is a fabulous recovery on this coast.

The Southern Caribbean is characterized by the largest reef system in Costa Rica, with deep water less than two miles offshore. Being at sea offers a mesmerizing view of shallow coral beds, dense jungle and diverse coastline; enjoy the wildlife of sea and land from your breezy perch on the bow of the boat! The land forms many secluded beaches only accessible by boat or walking trail. Our stretch includes two protected areas, Cahuita National Park and the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, creating beautiful private inlets perfect for all levels of snorkeling.  Free divers will enjoy the off-shore reef formations with depths ranging from 4-60 meters.  Harves snails, conches, and even the spiny lobster for a delicious dinner fresh from the sea.

Snorkeling Tour

Duration; 3-4 hours  –  $100 each $300 minimum + $25 each for the 5th and 6th person

Location  –  Hot Rocks Bar, downtown Puerto Viejo.

Get Wild! Jungle Adventures…

Feel like chasing waterfalls? Spend half a day hiking, exploring and swimming in clean fresh water pools in the mountains of BriBri. Just a short 20 minute drive from Playa Chiquita, an easy trek into the forest immerses you deep in the sights, sounds and essence of the jungle. Arrive at a small pool perfect for cooling off, then continue on to a larger waterfall and pool to experience nature’s power and the energy of the rapidly flowing waters.

This area offers great opportunities to see wildlife, find tiny colorful dart frogs, iguanas, butterflies, sloths, monkeys and even fish! If you want to experience Costa Rican fully then a waterfall tour is in order. Contact us today for more information or to reserve your tour.

Waterfall Tour

Duration; 3-4 hours  –  $65 each minimum 2 people

Location  –  Leaves from Chiquita Escondida or Anglers Lair

Get involved! Wildlife Rescue & Refuges…

Want to see wild animals up close and support a good cause at the same time? The Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo is one of the most visited places on the Caribbean. Tours are open to the public at 9:30am and 11:30 Monday through Saturday, private tours available by reservation. The Jaguar Rescue Center performs an important roll in the community caring for, rehabilitating and re-introducing the wild animals that have come to the center.

Maintaining a healthy balance between human and nature is a delicate dance, and the Jaguar Rescue Center performs this fundamental task with respect to wildlife conservation. Here you can see Margays, Ocelots, Sloths, Monkeys, Parrots, Cocodiles, Ant Eaters, and more… There are strict rules against physical contact or interacting with the animals because the center operates as a sanctuary with every intention to re-release animals whenever possible.

Jaguar Rescue Center

Public Tours at 9:30 and 11:30 Monday – Saturday  –  $22 donation

Private Tours available by reservation – $75 donation per person

Location  –  Playa Cocles

The Manzanillo reintroduction station is located in a primary tropical rainforest at almost 100 m above sea level. Visitors are met by volunteers who orient them to the natural history and program philosophy of the Ara Project.  An easy hike to the look-out area at top of a hill for a once in a lifetime experience to view Endangered Great Green Macaws in free flight.  At one point there were just two (yes 2!) wild Great Green Macaws in the area, today, it is not too unusual to spot a flock of ten or more flying overhead.  This tour is a truly inspiring natural experience and a unique photographic opportunity.

ARA Project

Daily 3:00 PM-  Duration- 1- 2 hours  –  $20 each 

Location  –  Manzanillo- GPS coordinates are 9°62’60.01N, 82°68’47.17W. Small sign on highway at turnoff but only seen when traveling south.

Reservations Required  

Turtle Rescue Cahuita is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles and their natural environment. Despite COVID and the challenges presented by it, the Turtle Rescue Cahuita rescued over 40 nests in 2020 and released over 1,200 hatchlings.
Costa Rica is natural territory for Hawksbill, Leatherback and Green Sea Turtles. If you are looking for a way to have fun, make a positive impact and get immersed in the local community, get involved!. Depending on the season, you can help with night patrols in Playa Grande Cahuita where they rescue new nests, or if you are lucky enough to be here during hatchling season you may be able to attend a baby sea turtle release. They do regular beach cleanups and other community projects year-round, as well.

Turtle Rescue Cahuita

Location  –  Cahuita

Reservations Required  

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