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Sport fishing in Samara, Costa Rica

Samara Deep Sea Fishing

We are located in the central Area of Guanacaste, more specifically in Playa Samara, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
With decades of experiences in this area, Capt. Simone and Capt. Jonathan will make your fishing experience in Costa Rica an unforgettable memory.

Our 28 foots Super Panga Roma is furnished with the best equipment: tuna tubes, live well, outrigger and fish finder.
The boat was designed directly by us in order to obtain the greatest space and comfort in a Super Panga suitable for all the main fishing techniques such as trolling, popping, fly fishing, and jigging.

We speak English, Spanish and Italian as well!

Have you always dreamed of Sportfishing in Costa Rica?

The Crew

Simone Passarelli

Captain and Owner

Italian, born and raised in the eternal city of Rome, passionate about fishing from a very young age, thanks to his father Stefano Passarelli he was able to deepen various fish techniques passing from lakes, rivers and sea.

Taking advantage of the great diversity of fishing situations that can be found in Italy he was able to deepen techniques such as: bass fishing, surf casting, fly fishing and many others until he had the definitive growth as a sport fisherman on a boat, fishing off the Roman coasts, where fishing for big Bluefin is certainly the main attraction.
He has been living in Costa Rica for 10 years with his wife Arianna, learning all the secrets of fishing in this magical place, specializing in trolling, live baiting and popping, in the constant search for Marlin Sailfish, Roosterfish and many others in the Guanacaste area.
Still in love with Fly fishing when he gets the chance, he goes looking for tarpon going around the various spots that Costa Rica offers

Stefano Passarelli

Guest Captain and Co Owner

Stefano is a legend of fishing in Italy, a complete fisherman with experience and passion like few others in all fishing techniques. Born in Rome, he began fishing as a young man mostly at sea.

He began his competitive career in Surf Casting which led him to participate in the world championship, firs as athlete and subsequently as a coach. He has been a famous fishing reporter for many years, he currently collaborates for SKY Italia in the production of series dedicated to sport fishing.

Captain and owner of a fantastic Buddy Davis 28 with which he organizes fishing charters off the coast of Rome.

Jonathan Perez Valencia

Captain and Deckhand

Jonathan was born and raised here in Playa samara, more precisely in matapalo, a small district of Samara where people live mostly from fishing. He’s an expert captain and an incredible spear fisherman and this means that he knows very well the spots near our Coasts.

Jonathan has been collaborating with us since day one and is a key player in our project.

Our Tours

The Best Sportfishing Experience in Samara, Costa Rica

Offshore fishing

Offshore fishing

In Our offshore trips generally we go fishing starting from the famous drops that we have in front of Samara, developing the fishing action between 14 and 25 miles.

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Inshore Fishing in Playa Samara

Inshore Fishing

On inshore trips we will go fishing close to the coast, varying among the many spots such as rocks and river mouths, perfect for popping and Fly fishing lovers, and excellent points for Vertical jigging and live baiting.

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Family Fishing Trip in Costa Rica, Samara

Family Fishing Trip

We combine the experience of Sport fishing with the search for wild life ocean animals such as Whales, dolphins and sea turtles and with the discovery of the most beautiful beaches in the area to create a perfect trip for the whole family.

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Dolphin & Wildlife Tour in Samara Costa Rica

Dolphin & Wildlife Tour

Not just Fishing! A perfect trip for families or small groups, to learn more about the other beauties of Costa Rica seeing Wild ocean animals and unforgettable landscapes.

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Samara Surf Trips

Surf Trips

By boat you have the opportunity to surf in several spots during the same day without wasting unnecessary time on eternal journeys.

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Samara Tarpon and Fly Fishing experience

Tarpon and Fly Fishing experience

We offer you the opportunity to live a unique experience in the world, fishing for the Silver King in the 100% freshwater waters of the Caño Negro river.

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+506 8456 7100
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    Playa Samara

    Costa Rica

    Playa Samara is located in the central area of Guanacaste in an extremely prolific area for Sport Fishing. We have many spots for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper and Grouper near the shore and the luck of having the deepest drops where you can catch Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Yellow Fin Tuna a few miles from the coast. This makes our displacement to the spots short and gives us the opportunity to take full advantage of the time on the boat.

    The Billfish Capital of the World

    The Pacific waters off Costa Rica are also called the “Billfish Capital of the World”. In fact, during peak season, from December through the end of April, you can reliably expect to find Pacific Sailfish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo, quite close to shore.