Sport Fishing

With over 70 registered world records within 60 nautical miles of the bay, it's no wonder that this fisherman's paradise has a reputation for providing some of the world's best sport-fishing. Depending on the season, Inshore anglers will look for Spanish and Sierra Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Cabrilla, Jacks and Roosterfish (which are year-round residents), with offshore anglers finding Sailfish, Striped Black and Blue Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo. The mouth of the Sierpe River, part of a lush mangrove estuary and the area around Isla Violines offer a good chance for Snook and Corvina. Being out on the water also brings opportunities to see other marine life such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds, and flying fish, among others.

Choosing your Fishing Option

We offer both full and half-day trips for everyone from novice anglers to experienced fly-rodders. All of the captains know these waters very well and many of them have grown up fishing in this area. Trips are run on your choice of 2 locally owned and operated fully equipped sport fishing boats (please see below).

Option 1

The Reel Escape (up to 5 people) is a meticulously maintained, American made, 35 foot 2002 CABO Sport Fishing Yacht powered by twin 450 hp CAT diesel engines. The boat is fully equipped for your safety and comfort with top of the line fishing equipment, an air-conditioned salon, a full bathroom and a kitchen.

Option 2

The Reel Time (up to 4 people) is specifically designed for the waters around Drake Bay. The Reel Time can either go offshore for sailfish or can fish the river mouths and beaches for Snook, Roosterfish, Mackerel and Snapper.

Full Day

On a full-day trip the angler has many options. We generally pick up our clients at 7 am and return at 4 pm. For those anglers who want to target Sailfish, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi we generally go out around 15-25 miles depending upon where the fish are. It's often possible to go offshore in the morning and catch and release Sailfish and then fish for some dinner (Grouper, Snapper, etc.) in the afternoon. The key is to communicate with your Captain on what type of fishing you want to do.

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Half Day

A 1/2 day trip is a full 5 hours. Depending upon what is biting and what species the angler wants to target, we can go out to the island for Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and Wahoo or stay in-shore and target Roosterfish, Mackerel, Jacks and Snook. We do not go offshore on a half-day trip.

Big Top Water Tuna Adventure

The blue water off Drake Bay holds huge schools of Yellow-Fin and Big-Eye Tuna year-round. It’s incredible to see these unbelievably strong and fast swimming fish destroy a bait ball, often jumping 5-10 feet out of the water. This is when our clients cast big brightly colored topwater plugs. This is adrenaline-filled fishing as the Tuna will literally take the rod out of your hands if you are not careful. This charter is for the more experienced angler as we often travel 2 hours offshore to find the schools.

Pricing

1/2 Day Reel Time $450.00 USD
1/2 Day Reel Escape $800.00 USD
Full-Day Reel Time $800.00 USD
Full-Day Reel Escape $1,500.00 USD
Full-Day Tuna Adventure Reel Escape $1,600.00 USD

Pricing is for up to 4 people on the Reel Time and up to 5 people on the Reel Escape. We do not "share" the boat but your lodge may be able to help find others who want to fish.

Half-day trips include water, soda, beer, juices, fruit and cookies. A full day includes all of the above and a delicious homemade lunch.

Auguila De Osa Sport Fishing

The Aguila de Osa Inn has the reputation of being a fisherman's paradise. Aguila itself holds four world-fishing records. Their Palm Beach 31-foot cold-molded sportfishing boats are powered by Caterpillar 3116 turbo diesels. They carry a full range of Penn International and Shimano reels in all weight classes. They also accommodate fly fisherman but ask that you bring your own equipment. Their professional captains (all English speaking) and crew are anxious to be part of your record-breaking sport fishing vacation.

Cost: $800.00 (half day) / $1050.00 (full day)
Duration: 5 hour (half day) / 9 hours (full day)
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half day)
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full day)

(fishing times are flexible)

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Copa De Arbol
Drake Bay,
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
C.R. # 506-8935-1212
U.S. # 831-246-4265
Email: info@copadearbol.com

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