Costa Rica FAD Fishing Charters

A Specialized Fishing Tour For Big Offshore Fish

Costa Rica FAD Fishing Charters for Blue Marlin, Stripped Marlin and Black Marlin. Go fishing with an experienced crew & top fishing boats, fully equipped to help you fight that Big Fish.

We offer the chance of booking a boat to do a Costa Rica FAD Fishing Charter from Marina Pez Vela Quepos or Los Suenos Marina Costa Rica.

We are a local Costa Rican Fishing Operator dedicated to providing experienced and first time anglers the chance to go FAD Fishing and reel in offshore fish. 

You will have a wide range of pelagic fish to target during the FAD Fishing which are sure to give an excellent fight. 

Have you ever caught a Big Pelagic Fish? Costa Rica and the FAD Fishing Charter is packed with a lot of action and it is considered by many fishermen to be on the top places for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado & Yellow Fin Tuna.

Enrique Varela
Enrique Varela
18:24 15 Nov 23
I planned this charter 6 months in advance, I really wanted to do one full day of fishing at the FADS. I stayed in Quepos at this beautiful villa near the Marina. 3 guys total on the 60 ft Viking. The boat was packed with food and drinks, it had everything for fishing from the outriggers to rod and reels. Getting to fight a Stripped Marlin was for me the highlight of my trip. Thank you for helping me arrange everything, I hope to fish again next year.
Steven Duran
Steven Duran
22:39 11 Nov 23
3 nights and 2 full days of FAD fishing out of the Quepos Marina Pez Vela on the 46 ft boat, outstanding crew from the captain to the first mate. Left in the late afternoon, they prepared dinner on the boat for us which was great. Around 5 am we started looking for some Big Marlins. Fun time for sure, at one point you can even see the Marlin jumping out of the water. Our final fishing report was 7 Marlin the first day and 11 the second day. We came back extremely happy with the service and with the fishing. It was very comfortable to sleep on the boat for 2 guys, the air conditioning worked great. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to get their first Marlin.
Andre Rojas
Andre Rojas
19:31 03 Feb 22
Melissa Guerra
Melissa Guerra
21:11 28 Jan 22
It’s been a dream of mine to reel in a blue Marlin and I was finally ably with the crew on the 46 Ft boat. Great operation, extremely professional and knowledgeable team. We had a blast on our 2 day - 3 nights. The boat is in great condition, comfortable beds and working air conditioner. Staff prepared our meals and always had a beer in one hand. Thank you for the great service and helping me fight a Marlin.
20:06 28 Jan 22
Overnight fad fishing trip! We chartered the 60 ft boat for an over night trip to the FADs, our captain and first mate were top notch. Plenty of delicious food and drinks on the boat. The A/C works great and it’s a must. The day started with early action on a couple of Marlins, pretty good size, then took the afternoon for some dorado fish. I highly recommend this crew for over night fad trips. If you want to fight a Marlin this is the charter you need to try.

What is Costa Rica Fad Fishing?  A FAD is an object that is strategically placed on the water to attract Big Ocean Pelagic Fish, like Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, & Skipjack Tuna.  In other words, you are fishing in waters filled with large deep sea fish.


For the FAD Charter, we have to stay overnight because of the actual FAD spot is between 100 to 120 miles from the dock.  The good news is that the Costa Rica FAD Fishing Boats have air conditioned cabins and offer comfortable beds to rest.


The FADs fishing trip is the hottest and most action packed out of all the fishing trips you can book while staying in Costa Rica.  On previous Costa Rica FAD Fishing charters, the fishing reports are almost double digits in terms of how many Blue Marlin were released in a single day of fishing

The interest amongst novice and avid anglers has grown tremendously for the Costa Rica FAD Fishing.  The main reason for this is because of the incredible results that our brought back from a FAD Charter. A lot of boats from both Los Suenos Marina and Quepos Marina Pez Vela are promoting the FADs Charter because it is a unique opportunity for anglers to focus on really impressive size Marlins. 

FAD Fishing Charter Boats

46 ft Boat

56 ft Boat

60 ft Boat

FAD Fishing Charter Options

Planning on booking a FAD fishing charter while visiting Quepos, Costa Rica? Well, if you are, you have come to the right place.  

The following are the options for FAD Fishing:

2 night – 1 day trips

3 nights – 2 day trips

4 nights – 3 day trips


All of this exciting fishing is done on the 46 ft Custom Fishing Yacht & 57 ft Spencer, & 60 ft Boomerang which are both located in the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica. These boats have been geared specially to go FAD Fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica.

The captains are constantly being informed as to which specific are is producing the most fish during that time of the year, so you will taken to the FADs which are currently giving out great numbers of fish released. 

Around Costa Rica, some fishermen say that the peak season for FADs fishing is between May to October, but there have been outstanding reports each month of this 2018 Fishing Season so you can book your FADs fishing trip any time.

Hard as it is to believe, Sport fishing in Quepos has just gotten better than ever. What’s all the excitement about?

FAD’s are now legal for sport fishing. For those who are familiar with this incredibly effective device, you probably already know what a huge development this is.

For the uninitiated, a FAD is a “Fish Aggregating Device”. They have long been used in commercial fishing, with great  success. Now, sport fishermen are permitted to employ them, and the results are phenomenal. Using these buoys,  Costa Rican Anglers are raising record numbers of big fish. Everything from Mahi Mahi and Marlin to Tuna and Wahoo.

This is a dream come true and is revolutionizing the sport fishing industry.