Climb aboard an important piece of charter-boat history on this choice craft. Hailing from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Omie Tillet was considered far ahead of his time when he constructed his first sport-fisher. With softly sloped tumblehomes, broad broken sheers and splayed bows, the distinct creations of Omie Tillet have been turning heads since the boatbuilder’s heyday in the 1970s. Given that the singular designs not only look stunning but perform amazingly in open water, these masterworks have been coveted and carefully maintained by boat aficionados through the years. To this day boatbuilders are guided by his original concepts and more-contemporary vessels still look strikingly similar to Tillet’s early efforts.
Meet Your Captain, Crew and Cat Power
A single 800 horsepower Caterpillar diesel takes this Tillet to a cruising speed of 23 knots. Enjoy the view from bridge seating on either of the helm’s sides as you cut through the calm currents of the Gulf of Nicoya. Your able captain is Mitch Pierson, who has been fishing these waters and commanding charters in Costa Rica for more than 15 years. In the offseason, Captain Mitch heads out to compete (and win!) in fishing tournaments across the globe. Along with his bilingual crew that includes mates Sean O’Donnell and Will Bassett, this tried-and-tested seafarer can almost guarantee a day of bountiful catches.
Whether you’re trolling or deep dropping close to shore or going after big game farther out, you’ll have all the world-class gear you could desire for any task at hand. With Shimano reels, electric LP dredge reels and a full fighting chair (just to name some of the equipment), the fish don’t stand a chance against your angling.
Retro Vibe With Modern Updates
While this boat may have some serious throwback flair, most of the major components have been updated and retrofitted. Enjoy brand new Furuno electronics with the NavNet VX2 radar system and twin 15-inch Garmin monitors. There’s a new Phasor generator, premium Dolphin battery charger and Isinglass windows. From the bridge rail, gunnels and the new deck to the salon’s refurbished interior and all new wiring throughout, this Omie Tillet has been brought up to date in fine style.
Charm and Comfort of a True Classic
It may be newly remodeled, but the spacious air-conditioned salon also maintains a vintage vibe with an abundance of polished teak and a luxurious leather couch. Sidle up to a hardwood bar and plant yourself on a stool to enjoy an ice-cold soda or beer, swiveling to gaze out to sea through wide windows. Enjoy a catered lunch made from local ingredients and served from a full galley that continues the retro theme with tile work that takes you to a simpler time. A full bathroom with a shower is also adorned with unique tiling not found on more-contemporary crafts. Down below you’ll find a spacious stateroom.
So set off with a classic fishing charter you’ll never forget on the trip to Costa Rica of a lifetime with this time-tested craft and its worthy crew.
Forty-five foot Omie Tillet
Full day (inshore or offshore): 7:00am-3:00pm
Cat 800 HP Diesel
- Shimano reels
- Terminal tackle
- Electric LP dredge reels
- Furano electronics
- Garmin monitors
- Fighting chair
- 25-kilowatt radar
- VHF antennas
- Phasor generator
- Dolphin battery charger
- Ice box
- Safety equipment
Captain Mitch Pierson
Mate Sean O’Donnell
Mate Will Bassett
- All equipment
- Bait / tackle
- Sodas & water
- 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 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