Over twenty-five years ago, a young and passionate American captain recognized the outstanding fishing potential of Los Suenos Costa Rica. Thrilled by the unparalleled conditions, the calm, flat seas, and abundant variety of game fish, he set up shop in Herradura – a move that proved to be spot-on when only 8 years later in the year 2000, the world-famous Los Suenos Resort and Marina opened for business. Ever-innovative, Captain Tom moved his yacht into the slip and started the very first Los Suenos sportfishing charter service of its kind within the marina.
Modern Sportfishing Charter Boats
Custom built in 2013, the 36’ Custom Marcam has a top cruising speed of 24 knots powered by a QSC500HP inboard Cummings motor, and has been outfitted with top of the line electronics including a VHF radio, radar and sounder, multimedia system with CD & MP3 player, GPS Navigator, and a Fishfinder, and is equipped with custom Penn and Shimano rods and reels, a flighting chair, outriggers, below-deck live bait well, tuna tubes and an ice box to keep your catch fresh.
Other amenities include air conditioning, sleeping quarters, galley with a refrigerator, forward cabin with a marine head and an above deck, covered lounge area with plenty of shade. Tom and his first mate, Jerry, take the extra initiative to offer fishing trips that are both child and handicapped friendly, while also offering a fish cleaning and filleting service free of charge.
Experienced Sportfishing Captains & Crew
When it comes to Costa Rica Sportfishing, choosing the right crew is as important as choosing the right charter boat. Whether you’re interested in inshore or offshore fishing, IGFA and US Coast Guard Certified Captain Tom is an outstanding choice. From his outgoing, friendly personality and bilingual crew, to his unparalleled level of experience in our local waters, Captain Tom offers a first-class experience that will leave you with a lifetime of exciting memories.
Originally hailing from the Jersey Shore on the East Coast of the USA, Captain Tom has been fishing in Los Suenos since before construction on the Los Suenos Resort began. Captain Tom has taken first place for 4 years running in the Herradura Roosterfish Tournament, holds 7 world records, and has been featured in multiple fishing publications including: Marlin, Sports Afield, Florida Outdoors and Saltwater Fisherman. Following the construction of the 36’ Custom Marcam in 2013, Captain Tom christened his new yacht, entered her into the 2015 IGFA Offshore World Championships, and pulled 7th place in the “Top Boat & Crew” category on his new yacht’s first competition.
Captain Tom and his first mate Jerry specialize in both inshore and offshore fishing, including big game, bottom fishing, jigging, popping, spinning, trolling, light & heavy tackle and fly fishing, (fly fishing enthusiasts: bring your own flies with you)!
Sportfishing in Los Suenos, Costa Rica
Los Suenos Costa Rica sportfishing offers the thrill of a lifetime. From the perfect conditions, to the warm temperatures, to the stunning varitiy of fish species - there is nothing else like it in the world. Home to the Costa Rica World Billfishing Series Championship, the Los Suenos Signature Billfishing Series, and the Los Suenos Triple Crown, these waters bring anglers from all over the world who are ready to experience the excitement first-hand. Spaces are limited and our calendars fill up quickly. Do not let the opportunity to fish Los Suenos pass you by!
Contact one of our agents today to reserve this charter boat, or let one of our knowledgeable and friendly vacation planners assist you in planning your ultimate Sportfishing vacation package.
Thirty-six foot Custom Marcam
Full day (inshore or offshore): 7:00am-3:00pm
Half day (inshore only): 7:00am-12:00pm
QSC500HP Cummins Inboard
- GPS navigator
- Radar & color sounder
- VHF radio
- Penn International and Shimano rods & reels
- Fighting chair
- Fish finder
- Penn spinners & downrigger
- Below deck live bait well
- Tuna tubes
- Ice box
IGFA & US Coast Guard Certified Captain Tom
- All equipment
- Bait / tackle
- Sodas & Water
- Lunch (full day trips only)
- Fish cleaning service
- Light comfortable clothing (shorts, t-shirt)
- Long-sleeved shirt/cover-up
- Comfortable deck shoes
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Strap for sunglasses or prescription lenses
- Tight-fitting hats with brims (ball-caps, visors, etc.)
- iPod/MP3 player
No dark-soled shoes permitted on deckHalf-day charters are available for inshore fishing only
Please notify for special needs/food requests
Permits & Tipping:
A gratuity of 10-20% to the captain and crew is customary.
Temporary fishing permits are not included. Available for purchase at the INCOPESCA desk at the Los Suenos Marina charter dock