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El Jefe Sport Fishing

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40001, Costa Rica
+506 8835 5333
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All day charter aboard El Jefe II

JC and crew treated us to a truly memorable experience. First class treatment along with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maitai53
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Top notch charter fishing!!

Had a great trip with captain JC and his mates Hugo and Dennis. These guys made our trip an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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El Jefe Sport Fishing and Adventure Tours is the premier marine activities company for Costa Rican adventure! Located in the North Pacific Coast in the Guanacaste Region of the island, our boats – El Jefe and El Jefe Too – sail in the heart of the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo development. The world-class fishing waters and beautiful landscape of Guanacaste and the surrounding national parks make this area a global vacation destination. If you are looking for an exceptional, one-of-a-kind fishing adventure in Costa Rica, our expert staff will make your excursion epic. We provide all of the essentials for a great day of fishing, and for those moments to treasure for a lifetime, we offer high definition video and photos using the latest GoPro® technology. In addition to epic fishing trips, we also offer other adventures at sea including: > Snorkelling > Surfing > Sunset Cruises > Private Beach Retreats We would love to customize a Costa Rican adventure for you!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JC and crew treated us to a truly memorable experience. First class treatment along with outstanding fishing. Boarded at the beach at Playa Coco and 90 minutes later were fishing blue water. Two Marlin, one each Blue & Black, three Sails and a nice Mahi....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip with captain JC and his mates Hugo and Dennis. These guys made our trip an unforgettable experience. 5 sailfish and a bunch of Mahi Mahi made to trip even better. Michael (el jefe himself) met us at the dock upon our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a full day fishing with El Jefe in their 38ft boat. My husband and I were a little apprehensive at first since we were also taking our three kids with us. They have all been offshore on our boat before, but this was...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Jesus, David and Steven could not have made our day on the water more exciting and fun! Within 15 minutes of the bait being in the water, one on! My 80-year-old father reeled in the first of 5 Mahi Mahi we caught that day and...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be the first trip on el jefe's newest boat, Seacario. It was incredible. The boat was beautiful and the crew exceptional. They were extremely accommodating for all of us from the expert fisherman to the novice. The food made on...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We chartered the boat on June 2 and had one of the best experiences in fishing in many yeras. We caught a Mahi Mahi and even a Sailfish, I highly recommend using this boat.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Family memories for a lifetime. Half day we caught 2 Sailfish and 4 mahi-mahi with time to swim and snorkel. Daughter 4 and son 9 had a ball! Great staff and clean and well kept boat! Fresh mahi-mahi app was awesome!!!!!!!! Definitely going again!

Thank Roman C
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with the Captain and Crew of the El Jefe! They were real pros!!! They knew the area, worked hard and made things happen!!!. We hooked up 2 marlin, 2 big wahoos and a whole bunch of other stuff. This was...More

Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We chose to deep sea fish with El Jefe while in Costa Rica on our honeymoon and were blown away with the experience! We easily caught 20 fish and some were huge! The gentleman knew exactly where to go for which type of fish we...More

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ElJefeCR, Manager at El Jefe Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience!!! We are always excited to hear what our guests have to say and delighted with your satisfaction. We are in the middle of the fishing season and we are seeing incredible fishing reports! We...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have been on other sport fishing boats in Costa Rica and El Jefe Too delivers a superior experience with a very well equipped boat and an experienced crew that works hard to raise fish. We only had a half day to fish and knew...More

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Carrie B
1 July 2016|
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Response from abrown713 | Property representative |
Hello Carrie, The price includes snorkeling gear and great snorkeling spots for up to 8 people. You are right, the $1200 is not per person. Also, we include drinks, refreshments and a variety of snacks. We offer two types... More
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Bill J
3 September 2015|
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Year round fishing is consistent. During March high winds can make it a bit rough at times. However, the marlin fishing is better this time of the year. Let us know if we can answer any more questions you may have. Thank you!
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