Tarpon Fishing Packages
Tarpon are found in shallow, warm tropical waters in the Atlantic ocean from the Caribbean to the coast of Africa. This prehistoric fish dates back to the time of dinosaurs, and in our opinion are one of the most unique and exciting game fish in the world! Call 1-866-901-0638 to get a personalized itinerary!
Millions of anglers come to Costa Rica every year to test their skills against some of the most challenging sportfish in the world. The tarpon, largest member of the herring family, can be found in abundance off Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, making it an ideal fish for sportfishing enthusiasts. Here at Costa Rican Vacation we specialize in Tarpon fishing packages designed to not only provide you with the opportunity to land one of these magnificent fish, but also enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Central America.
One of the premiere tarpon fishing packages, Coast to Coast promises a sportfishing experience like no other. After taking a short flight to Tortuguero on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, you’ll travel by boat to the crystal-clear waters of the Barra de Colorado nature reserve, in which plentiful schools of tarpon can be found.
These waters are home to some of the largest tarpon found anywhere in the world, making it an attractive destination for sportfishing enthusiasts. Coast to Coast is a week long package, and on the second, third and fourth days of this excursion, you’ll cast your lines with Elvin “Primo” Gutierrez, one of the most experienced sportfishermen in Costa Rica. Primo has been fishing the waters of Tortuguero for more than 20 years, making him the ideal companion on this unforgettable fishing trip.
Sometimes referred to as the “silver king,” tarpon is often overlooked in favor of the distinctive blue marlin. However, the tarpon that swim in the waters off Tortuguero are a considerable challenge for even the most experienced angler. Tarpon in this region routinely weigh in excess of 100 pounds, and specimens almost twice that size are not uncommon. For this reason, if you’re planning on embarking on a Costa Rican vacation to fish for them, you’ll need an experienced guide, and once again, Primo Gutierrez will take you out with Tarpon of Tortuguero to make sure you land a live one.
The waters of Barra de Colorado Wildlife Refuge provide excellent hunting ground and thanks to Primo’s considerable skill as a sportfisherman, it’s possible you could catch more than 10 tarpon between the two days dedicated to pursuing these powerful and elusive fish. Whether you bring home a dozen tarpon, or return to shore with tales of the one that got away, you’ll also have the opportunity to cast your lines for a variety of other fish including snapper, rainbow bass and alligator gar.
Freshwater fishing is very popular in Costa Rica, and only in recent years has this practice begun to gain popularity among visitors. If you’re looking for some of the best tarpon fishing in Costa Rica then look no further than our Best of the Fresh package.
Unlike Coast to Coast and Tarpon of Tortuguero, Best of the Fresh focuses on the waters of the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve. Here, you’ll find plenty of freshwater tarpon, which may not be as large as their saltwater counterparts, but are just as tricky to catch.
Best of the Fresh will take you on a scenic tour along the Rio Frio, one of the most beautiful rivers in the region, in pursuit of freshwater tarpon. After casting your lines with experienced guide and master angler Tirsio Hidalgo, you’ll head to Lake Arenal, the largest body of freshwater in Costa Rica, to fish for the large bass that inhabit this remarkable lake.
When it comes to fresh or saltwater fishing, Costa Rica is unbeatable. With so many packages to choose from, all you’ll have to do is figure out which part of the amazing country you want to visit, and get ready to regale your friends with incredible stories about landing the huge fish that attract anglers from across the globe!