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El Jefe Sport Fishing

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Marina Papagayo, 40001, Costa Rica
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Honeymoon deep sea fishing

We chose to deep sea fish with El Jefe while in Costa Rica on our honeymoon and were blown away... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
twollachlager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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The Reel Deal!

I have been on other sport fishing boats in Costa Rica and El Jefe Too delivers a superior... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BostonLight1
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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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Marina Papagayo, 40001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank twollachlager
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ElJefeCR, Manager at El Jefe Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 18 March 2018

These guys are amazing. We did an all day beach excursion where we went to a private island for lunch and then sport fishing. All of the crew were absolutely fantastic. After experiencing another local fishing boat El Jefe is hands down the BEST!. Would...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Took 10 people (all ages) out for a half day of fishing and marine activities. Very professional, courteous and fun crew. Hugo, Gary and Dom were outstanding. Fishing was great, caught enough to have for dinner that night. Spent the afternoon with paddle boards, jet...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Captain Oliver and first mate JC were awesome. They spoke English very well and knew how to find fish! The boat was clean, well stocked the Mahi ceviche was delicious. I would highly recommend El Jefe for a wonderful fishing experience. My wife and I...More

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

My family and I, experienced sportfishers, went offshore to fill some time as we were attending a wedding in Costa Rica. We were referred by another charter boat with whom we had extensive experience, the Gamefisher. Anyway, the crew of El Jefe arrived right in...More

Thank Retriever32
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I am a die hard tournament fisherman, but my wife is not. We both took a fishing trip on 22/01/2018 aboard the El Hefe Too. It was an awesome time. She loved the food and drinks which were both over the top good. I had...More

Thank chuckyd007
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We chartered El Jefe for the full day and had an awesome time fishing. Caught four big Mahi! Not only was the fishing amazing , but we saw humpback whales, hundreds of dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays! The crew was amazing! They really work...More

Thank ROBERT p
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We used El Jefe Sport Fishing in Mid-December 2017. Nothing about the trip was short of fantastic. We caught one spanish mackerel and 17-20 Mahi Mahi. We lost count about half way through the day. We saw a couple marlin but they were not biting....More

Thank Mason S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We are a group of 10 (ages 77 to 18) and El Jefe made sure we all had the greatest day of fun and adventure!!! We did the Marine Adventure tour. They had snorkeling, fishing, wave runners, tubing, and more. They picked us up and...More

Thank lisaintexas2015
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ElJefeCR, Manager at El Jefe Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hello Lisa, Thank you for the raving review and this is the reason we continue growing to provide the ultimate marine experience! We certainly added and replaced new many of the toys/equipment we offer. The Marine Adventure is a great activity for the family! We...More

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Carrie B
30 June 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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