Quepos Costa Rica Fishing Charters

(918) 760-7334

Welcome aboard Nauti Ventures Sportfishing!

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s premier billfishing and the epicenter of Costa Rica’s fishery is the central Pacific town of Quepos. Located adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is THE destination that attracts anglers from around the world who are in pursuit of all species of Marlin as well as Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna.

Nauti Ventures is your Key to unlock the renowned angling opportunities that can only be found off Quepos. Join us aboard our 40-foot Luhrs, the Nauti Ventures, that is as spotless as she is battle-tested. The Nauti Ventures is optimized for chasing down your once-in-a-lifetime blue marlin without sacrificing the comforts that you should expect from a top-tier angling operation.

During the high season, from January through April, you can release numerous sailfish on a single trip in slick-calm weather conditions only 10 to 35 miles from the dock. From May to November, our clients have the chance to pursue the elusive Billfish Grand Slam: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish! Blue Marlin and Black Marlin can be found within 30 miles of the marina at places like the Furuno Bank.

Keep in mind that Billfish aren’t the only Nauti kids in the neighborhood. We give our clients the opportunity to tangle with world-class (and tasty) Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Snappers and other species…

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The Nauti Crew

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Eric Chavarria

Captain Eric has been fishing the waters off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for the past 17 years. Captain Eric is one of the most respected – and envied – charter captains in Quepos. His easy-going style makes our clients feel relaxed as he introduces them to the world-class angling off the coast of Quepos.

Captain Eric is a dedicated captain who places the safety and comfort of our clients above all else. You reap of the benefits of the experience and skills that Captain Eric has honed over nearly two decades of time on the water.

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First Mate

Fausto Gonzalez

A native of Costa Rica, Fausto has been fishing the waters of Quepos for the past 10 years and has the uncanny ability to know what the fish are thinking – before the fish even think it. Fausto does it all: He rigs the baits, keeps the tackle ready for battle and maintains the Nauti Ventures in pristine condition.

When the fight is on, you’ll be glad that you have Captain Eric and Fausto in your corner. You’ll not soon forget watching the ballet as Captain Eric maneuvers the Nauti Ventures while Fausto expertly “wires up” your epic catch. It’s a Team sport and the Nauti Ventures has the best Team in the business.

Our Rates

The Nauti Ventures Full Day Charter
  • Trip Duration: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price for up to 5 anglers: $1,600.00
  • Each additional angler: $50.00
  • Price includes lunch for all anglers
The Nauti Ventures half Day Charter
  • Trip Duration: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Price for up to 6 anglers: $950.00
  • Each additional angler $50.00

* Maximum of 8 anglers per trip for all trips!

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The Nauti “FAD Mission”
Overnight Charter

All Charters leave from Pez Vela Marina.

All Charters include drinks, including BEER. There is NO fuel surcharge – we find the fish no matter what it takes.

Marlin Madness Special! Book any two (2) back-to-back days to receive $100 discount for EACH DAY!

We also specialize in Multi-Party, Corporate and Tournament Trips. Please contact us for details and pricing.

We proudly support our active military and veterans. Please contact us for Service Members pricing.

What You’ll Need & Other Tips:
  • All anglers must purchase a Costa Rican fishing license –
    $15.00 per angler (price subject to change)
  • All trips depart from Pez Vela Marina.
  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses,
    long-sleeved shirts
  • Rain Protection: Rain jackets, foul weather gear –
    “just in case”
  • Camera and video camera that can get wet
  • Please be sure to NOT wear any dark-soled shoes or sneakers
    as this tends to mark up the deck. (We want to keep her nice
    and clean for your next trip.)
  • Please be sure to be on-time (early would be even better)
Payment Methods and Cancellation Policy:
  • All trips require a non-refundable credit card deposit of a minimum of $500.00 to reserve the trip
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept Pay Pal
  • Pay by Credit Card, Debit Card or Pay Pal: Once your deposit has been accepted, your balance must be paid via credit card, PayPal or debit card no less than 48 hours prior to the date of the trip
  • Pay by Check: Once your deposit has been accepted, your check for the balance must be received no less than one (1) week prior to the date of the trip
  • Pay with Cash: You may ONLY pay the balance in cash on the day of the trip
  • Cancellations: Cancellations MUST be requested no less than two (2) weeks prior to date of trip in order to be eligible to receive a full refund of your deposit

Call Captain Jay Morey
To Book Your Fishing Adventure

Recent Blog Posts

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3 Sails, 30 mahi and 10 tuna today!

What a day of fishing that we had to stop and tell you about it.   There is nothing quite like a slam of mahi, tuna and sailfish, but when you catch multiple fish of each species it is even that much more special. Today we had amazing customers on board and they all did great.  Reeling in 30 mahi is no easy task and then when we put 10 tuna on top of it and 3 beautiful sailfish, you have a story of a lifetime. As we st...

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Find The Birds, Find The Fish!

Birds really are a fishermans best friend.  Our captain uses radar as well as years of experience to figure out which birds are just flying and the ones that are actively on fish.  Frigate birds also known as "war birds" are constantly on the hunt.  They are looking for game fish such as marlin, mahi and sailfish to chase up bait fish so that they can swipe them on the surface.  When we find birds like this working down lo...

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Mahi & Tuna Are Abundant in Quepos

The mahi mahi fishing has really picked up in our area, yielding some great fish up to about 35 pounds with the exceptional bull going over 40.  Finding birds and rips has been the key.  Trolling and live baiting has been getting the bites.  On the tuna front, we are finding them where we find the porpoises.  Again, on the troll has been good, but stopping and putting a live bait down amongst the action has yielded a bite ...