Whether you decide to fish on the Pacific coast out of Los Sueños Marina, Pez Vela Marina in Quepos, Flamingo, Tamarindo, Papagayo, Golfito or Puerto Jiménez, or on the Caribbean coast out of Tortuguero or Barra del Colorado, or over the border at Rio Indio Lodge in Nicaragua, you will see why Americana Sportfishing is rated number one in Costa Rica.
Among the world-renowned captains in our fleet are Juan Carlos Fallas on the Spanish Fly (Los Sueños); Brent Moyer on the Chaser (Los Sueños/Quepos); Bobby McGuinness on the Cazador (Golfito) – see below for his 2013 Marlin Challenge; Randy Wilson on the Talking Fish (Tamarindo); Manuel Gabuardi on the Good Day (Pez Vela Marina, Quepos); Johnny Cerpas on the Macushla (Los Sueños); Skeet Warren on the Bushwacker (Flamingo); Eddie Brown on the Bull Shark (Tortuguero); Alex Holden on the Miss-Behav’in (Los Sueños); Manuel Leal on the Capullo (Tamarindo); Carlos Arguedas on the Wing Man (Los Sueños); MJ Alligood on the Epic (Los Sueños) and Chepe on the Permit III (Papagayo). Ask us about more of Americana Sportfishing’s exceptional captains and boats.
For more captains, please go to Costa Rica’s Top Captains.
Talking Fish – Captain Randy Wilson (Tamarindo)
”Talking Fish” out of Tamarindo is a 38-foot Topaz Express powered by twin Detroit turbo diesels. It is equipped with Penn International, Shimano and Accurate tackle, Furuno color depth sounder and Magellan GPS. Comfortably seating six anglers in the shade, it features a large cockpit and cabin with a V-berth and a private head with shower.
“Captain Randy Wilson” has been fishing in Costa Rica since 1974. He is passionate about conservation and has developed techniques with lure/bait rigs to ensure billfish are not harmed.
Bushwacker – Captain Skeet Warren (Flamingo)
“Bushwacker” out of Flamingo with American “Captain Skeet Warren” is a 42-foot Bertram repowered by twin Cummins GSM-11 four-stroke engines. Her new interior is fully air conditioned and has a TV/VCR and head with shower.
The equipment includes a fighting chair with a 4-rod rocket launcher, live well, Penn, Shimano and Fisherman’s Center rods and reels, Penn downrigger and Rupp outriggers. Three VHF radios, two GPS, depth sounders, 72 mile radar, plus all required safety gear, complement the state-of-the-art equipment.
The Capullo is outfitted for serious fishing with state-of-the-art equipment and electronics, full cabin with private head, as well as all-IGFA Shimano and Accurate tackle. The seating area and cockpit have been customized for comfort and easy access to allow for full focus on great fishing.
Cruising at 20 knots, she offers the latest in electronics including two Furuno GPS, Furuno color sounder, 24-mile radar, two VHF radios, abundant shade, plus a head in the V-berth. The boat carries a full range of Penn international (20-80lbs) and Shimano Lite tackle, Penn spinners, Lee outriggers, Penn downrigger, tuna tubes and a live bait well, plus all the required safety equipment.
Spanish Fly – Captain Juan Carlos Fallas (Los Sueños)
“Spanish Fly” out of Los Sueños Marina in Playa Herradura is a 42-foot Cold-molded Flybridge Sportfishing Yacht powered by twin 450hp Caterpillar 3126b electronic engines.
Its top-of-the-line fishing equipment includes Cape Fear custom rods – everything from fly rods to 80lb; 25kw Furuno bird radar; the latest electronics; ice and water maker; two 16,500 BTU air conditioners chill the stateroom and salon; two full sized berths below and a full size forward head; tuna tubes, a 169 sq ft cockpit and fighting chair. There are two mates.
Good Day – Captain Manuel Gabuardi (Pez Vela Marina, Quepos)
“Good Day” out of the Pez Vela Marina (Quepos) is a 31-foot Custom Sportfisher powered by a single-engine Cummins 315HP/2008 inboard diesel.
Completely overhauled, she features an open cabin; full marine head; marine radio; GPS; Fishfinder; Lee’s fighting chair and outriggers: conventional tackle including#30-#50-#80 Penn reels and #10-#12-#15-#20 light tackle; and #13 Sage rod and Billy Pate reel, plus #14 Thomas, Orvis, and Thomas rod for fly fishing enthusiasts.
Cazador – Captain Bobby McGuinness (Golfito)
“Cazador” out of Golfito is a 37-foot Merritt Sportfisherman with Captain Bobby McGuinness, named world’s top captain of 2006 and 2010 by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and just recently named one of the world’s top 50 captains by Saltwater Sportsman magazine.
Built for fishing in Costa Rica, the Cazador is powered by twin 450hp Cummins diesels and has a full range of electronic, tournament-class fishing and safety equipment. The Cazador can also be booked for two- and three-day overnighters (three anglers max).
TAKE THE BOBBY McGUINNESS MARLIN CHALLENGE: Fish a two- or three-day overnighter or two or three extended full-day charters with Captain Bobby McGuinness on his 37ft Cazador between April 15 and December 1, 2016 – if your group does not get a solid Marlin hook-up, Bobby will give you two free days next summer! Call 1-800-407-9438 or e-mail us now for more information.
Hepcat – Captain Cory Craig (Puerto Jiménez)
“Hepcat” out of Puerto Jiménez is a custom built 27-ft Ocean Runner center console fitted with twin 175hp Suzukis. “Captain Cory Craig”, specializing in inshore fishing, is at the helm, assisted by an English-speaking mate.
She is equipped with Simrad 10″ sounder/gps,VHF radio, marine toilet, outriggers, Cannon electric downriggers, and carries Shimano rods (Tallus, Talavera & Trevala), Shimano reels (Tiagra, Tyrnos, Torium, Spheros & Saragosa), Eagle Claw hooks, Temple Fork fly rods and reels, and an abundant array of lures.
It features a T-top and full electronics. Captain Eddie Brown, the universally acknowledged ‘Tarpon King” of Costa Rica, has been guiding in the area for more than 35 years. He is an aggressive angler who goes the extra mile to find fish. All tackle and lures, plus sandwiches, beer, soft drinks and bottled water, are provided on the boat. Anglers hoping to catch tarpon on the fly should bring their own flies and rods.
Americana Sportfishing also features many other highly-recommended boats and captains in its fleet. Please call or email for more information.