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Costa Rica Fishing Charter: 43' Maverick Fire


Full Day Charter


Whether you wish to head out for a full day of offshore fishing or desire to angle closer to the coast, this 43-foot Maverick is an optimal choice for a well-equipped and well-appointed charter boat fishing trip.  

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Custom Crafted in Costa Rica

Made by locals for fishing in local waters, Maverick Yachts are constructed close to the Los Suenos Marina. They’re designed for chasing and hooking sailfish and marlin, while outfitted for any kind of angling you can imagine in Central Pacific waters. They’re specially crafted to withstand the rigors of charter fishing off of Costa Rica’s shores, where sunny skies and calm seas make conditions perfect to head out more than 200 days a year. Hand-crafted using the local hardwood Laurel Blanco, these cold-molded vessels eschew using veneer or wallpaper for more-durable fairing and finishing. Mahogany and teak trim add refined final touches.

A Local Crew for Local Waters

Captain Franklin Arrieta, a native Costa Rican who has spent his life on and around the waters of Quepos, is one of the area’s most-experienced captains. From his early days fishing with his family on a modest panga to helming charters large and small, Captain Franklin has shown a remarkable ability for finding fish and hooking big catches. Along with his many accolades, he was ranked in the Top Ten among the captains in the 2014 Offshore World Championship. Bi-lingual like the rest of his crew, this seasoned seafarer will surely show you a bountiful day out at sea.  

Twin Cummins diesel engines take this worthy craft to a speed of 28 knots, with navigation guided by GPS on NavNet screens and the Simrad Marine Autopilot system. Locating fish is aided by an echo sounder and 25-kilowatt radar. When you make the inevitable finds, enjoy almost any tool an angler could wish for. From world-class tackle to triple-spread outriggers, tuna tubes and a full fighting chair, the eternal battle between angler and catch stands in your favor.  

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Eat, Drink and Indulge in Seafaring

We know you’re heading out to do some serious fishing, but there’s no reason you can’t also enjoy a few of the comforts of home. Settle into an air-conditioned salon to enjoy some fresh tropical fruit that comes with your charter, along with a choice of cold soda, water or a refreshing beer. Full-day charters come with a full lunch made with local ingredients. Flip on a high-end JBL stereo system for some tunes during your relaxing day out. When nature calls, there’s a full electric-powered head with a shower and the salon’s dinette converts to a day bed should you want to get in some rest after prevailing in the fighting chair.

What Can You Expect to Catch?

If you’re sticking inshore, chances are you will come across a variety of amberjacks, cubera snappers and feisty roosterfish. Bottom fishing in the 400-foot range it’s also common to find silk snappers. While many of the tasty inshore finds end up on the dinner table, massive marlin also frequent the reefs close to the coast. It’s not unheard of to hook a 400-pound black marlin on a half-day inshore excursion. Offshore waters are prime marlin territory, along with a slew of sailfish, mahi-mahi and large yellowfin tuna. The able crew of this Maverick will be by your side helping to hook and clean your catches on the spot.     

Big game fishing is one of Costa Rica's top draws and this Maverick is a wonderful choice to find amazing fishing spots out of The Los Suenos Marina.

Boat Type:

Forty-three foot Maverick


6 Anglers


Full day (inshore or offshore): 7:00am-3:00pm
Half day (inshore only): 7:00am-12:00pm (Available from April-Nov only)


Twin Cummins Diesel


  1. Terminal Tackle
  2. Live well
  3. Tuna tubes
  4. Fighting chair
  5. Rocket launcher
  6. Fly gear
  7. Fish box
  8. Ice machine and chipper
  9. GPS
  10. VHF radio, stereo
  11. Triple spread outriggers
  12. Watermaker
  13. Generator
  14. Radar
  15. Fish finder
  16. Safety equipment


Captain Franklin Arrieta


  1. All equipment
  2. Bait / tackle
  3. Snacks
  4. Beer
  5. Sodas & water
  6. Lunch
  7. Fish cleaning service


  1. Light comfortable clothing (shorts, t-shirt)
  2. Long-sleeved shirt/cover-up
  3. Swimsuits
  4. Comfortable deck shoes
  5. Waterproof sunscreen
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Camera
  8. Strap for sunglasses or prescription lenses
  9. Tight-fitting hats with brims (ball-caps, visors, etc.)
  10. iPod/MP3 player


No dark-soled shoes permitted on deck
Half-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

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