Fishing Costa Rica​​​​​​


Big Eye Charters        U.S.  Don  +001-251-752-0235      CR Captain Franklin   011-506-8379-1702

Inshore/ nearshore

1/2 Day Trips

We target the popular rosterfish on the half day trips. We sometimes catch snapper, mackerel and jacks on these trips. The key to catching rooster fish is finding good live bait. This takes time and patience but the reward can be great. 

Marlin Magazine with marlin fishing tips

drake bay adventure

3 Day Trip

Depart Quepos and fish our way offshore to Drake Bay. Spend two nights at one of the lodges and enjoy one of the most beautiful locations on the Pacific. Fish the second day nearshore and then fish the third day offshore as we travel back to Quepos.

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Family Fishing

1/2, 3/4, Full Day

Our captains and mates are family friendly. They speak Spanish and English. Your mate will assist you and your children as much or as little as you want. We have a fighting chair that is very helpful with fighting a big sailfish or marlin. We often see dolphins, sea turtles, frigate birds and sometimes whales. Experience family fishing and fun.

Visit our Fishing and Beach apparel store at Marina Pez Vela. Aldo will be happy to assist you or just enjoy some friendly chat. 

Fishing Charters starting at $650

Welcome to Fishing Costa Rica with Big Eye Charters - Manuel Antonio family fishing charters. We are located at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, which is only 3 miles from beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. We are all about fishing and experiencing a fun day on the water. You may simply book your Quepos Costa Rica fishing charters with us or you may also allow us to assist you with planning your trip to Costa Rica. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful country. As for as Quepos Costa Rica fishing, you may book a half day inshore fishing charter or one, two, three or more days of offshore fishing with us. We target sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, dorado (mahi mahi), jacks, mackerel, roosterfish, cubera snapper and more. We offer two boats, Big Eye and Big Eye II. These boats have comfortable seating and a shaded area. Don’t get stuck on a boat with very uncomfortable seating, having to lean on the edge of the boat for a seat and baking in the sun. We can accommodate up to 6 people on each boat, especially with a family and kids. We prefer 4-5 adults but 6 people are okay. Enjoy our first-class fishing tackle as you experience an exciting battle with one of the many big fish that are found off Costa Rica. Our Captains and mates speak Spanish and English. You will feel relaxed as soon as you step on the boat and experience the Costa Rican hospitality. If you are looking for a Manual Antonio fishing charter then you are only a short 3 mile ride from the dock in Quepos. Join us us for some fun Manuel Antonio Fishing.            

We welcome experienced anglers, fly fishermen, first time anglers and family fishing groups. Kids love us. Experience the thrill of Costa Rica Fishing. I am Captain Don McPherson, owner with Captain Franklin. I reside in Orange Beach, Al in the summer months. I have owned and operated Getaway Charters for over 20 years. Franklin has over 25 years of fishing experience. We strive to provide one of the best fishing charter businesses in Costa Rica.  Please call, text or email me with any questions you may have. If this is your first time to Costa Rica, then let me answer your questions, share my tips and assist you with finding accommodations, activities and of course, your Big Eye Charters Quepos Costa Rica fishing charters. 

Manuel Antonio Family Fishing

If you are are looking for a Manuel Antonio family fishing charter then you will actually be fishing out of Quepos. Quepos is only 3-4 miles down the mountain. Manuel Antonio is a beautiful town located along the mountainside with a spectacular view. This town is where you will find most tourists. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and entertainment found in this Costa Rica town.

Marina Pez Vela

Our boats are located at the beautiful Marina Pez Vela

in Quepos, Costa Rica. You will appreciate this gated

marina with security. There are plenty of restaurants, shops,

entertainment and an emergency care center. Have your

fresh catch prepared at one of the fine restaurants. Visit our   

fishing and beach apparel store, Pacific Fish and Beach.

Offshore Fishing

Full Day and 3/4 Day Trips

We usually have plenty of sailfish action offshore on the full day trips.  It is also very common to catch tuna, mahi mahi and marlin.  The full day charter is the best option for the serious anglers. Sailfish action is usually good on the 3/4 day trip with other fish occasionally.  


Our Boats

The Big Eye is a 31' Jersey and the Big Eye II is a 32' Blackwatch. Both boats have extra shade for your comfort. You will appreciate the comfortable seating as you relax and wait on the big one to bite. The Big Eye has a cruising speed of approximately 18 knots and the Big Eye II has a cruising speed of about 21 knots. 

Fly Fishing

Full Day Offshore

Fish with the fly fishing expert. Captain Franklin has patience, experience and a passion for fly fishing. Watching a big sailfish take your fly and begin his dance is spectacular. We provide fly fishing tackle or you may bring your own. 

Why do so many people choose Big Eye Charters for their fishing trip? 

  • Professional and polite captains and mates who speak Spanish and English.
  • Nice clean boats with comfortable seating and good shade
  • Safety is priority with us. Life jackets on board. Captains trained in first aid.
  • Dependable boats with dependable engines. A boats engine compartment speaks for itself. You will not find ours nasty, oily and greasy. You are always welcome to take a look at our clean engines. We have an excellent record when it comes to traveling to the fishing grounds and returning safely without engine failures and breakdowns.
  • Family and kid friendly. We provide patience as we assist you and your family during your fishing charter. 
  • First time anglers always welcome.
  • The well experienced anglers choose Big Eye Charters
  • We specialize in fly fishing for sailfish and other species. We enjoy and look forward to every fly fishing trip. We provide fly fishing tackle or you may bring your own. 
  • Repeat customers fish with us over and over not because we are the cheapest fishing charter in town but because we are one of the very best fishing charters in town.

Do you want the very best and want to go the extra miles offshore? Maybe you have a budget to work with. Looking for a 1/2 day inshore/nearshore, a 3/4 day offshore charter or a full day offshore fishing charter? Maybe you are the well experienced  angler. Maybe this trip is for your family and you want the kids to have the experience of a lifetime. There are options. Let us give you the fishing charter you are looking for.       


November fishing near Quepos and Manuel Antonio Costa Rica was awesome. We are experiencing nice catches of sailfish, occasional marlin, tuna, mahi mahi and wahoo. Nearshore fishing is good with some nice roosterfish, jacks, mackerel and snapper. We raised several sailfish and a blue marlin on our last trip this week. We are enjoying some very nice days with some rain. We are now located at the beautiful Marina Pez Vela in Quepos. The Big Eye II is fishing now and the Big Eye will be in the water and ready to go by mid December or earlier.