​​​​Fishing Costa Rica


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

Captain Franklin Araya Martinez / Owner and Captain   (Big Eye II)

Our Quepos Fishing Charter Captains and fishing guides are some of the best in Costa Rica. Captain Franklin has been a Costa Rica fishing guide over 25 years. Fishing is a passion with Captain Franklin. He lives and loves fishing. Even though he has spent most of his life in Costa Rica, he has also drift fished the Canadian rivers, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Franklin has fished inshore and offshore. He is also a flyfishing specialist. You will appreciate Franklin’s expertise and his full concentration on fishing throughout the day. After a day of Costa Rica sport fishing, Captain Franklin will come down from the tower and take the controls for the ride to the dock. You will enjoy some friendly conversation as everyone relaxes. Captain Franklin speaks Spanish and English. When Franklin is not on the waters chasing big billfish, he is enjoying life with his wife and young son.


Captain Sydney / Captain  (Big Eye)

Captain Sydney has many years of fishing experience as a fishing guide in Costa Rica along the Guanacaste area. He is an awesome offshore and inshore Captain. Captain Sydney has chased big sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, dorado, tuna and more all along the Pacific waters off the the Costa Rican coast. He also enjoys bottom fishing for grouper, snapper roosterfish, mackerel and jacks. You will enjoy his friendly personality. Captain Sydney speaks Spanish and English.

Don McPherson / Owner

I have fished the Gulf of Mexico waters for over 23 years. I own two charter boats, the Getaway and Another Getaway, in Orange Beach, Alabama and still captain one of them during the Costa Rica off season. After 13 years of travel to Costa Rica, I knew I had to make a connection with the local Costa Rica fishing. I met Captain Franklin and the rest is history. I am very happy to be business partners with Captain Franklin Araya Martinez in the ownership of Big Eye Charters located in Quepos, Costa Rica. Franklin is the captain on the Big Eye II and Sydney is captain on the Big Eye. These guys have a passion for fishing. In addition to arranging your fishing charter, I can also assist you with accommodations, travel and many other activities throughout Costa Rica.

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