Los Suenos Fishing Captian Dana when asked what separates his Los Suenos Resort Charter from the competition is quick to respond, “passion.” The same passion was proven to the Costa Rica sport fishing community when Captain Dana and his 36’ Topaz Express took home the first place prize at the 2012 Quepos Billfish Championship Cup.
To truly understand how passionate Captain Dana and his Los Suenos charter crew are, you need only ask his long list of repeat customers. If the merit of a Charter can be determined by the friendships that are formed between client and crew, Captain Dana’s Topaz is clearly one of the Los Suenos Marina’s finest.
Originally from Florida, Captain Dana has made Los Suenos, host to the Annual Costa Rica World Billfish Series Championship and Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series, his home for over 22 years. These clear blue waters are his daily stomping grounds, and with the aid of 1st Mate and Costa Rica native Eric Mora, and fellow American 2nd mate, RJ Little, the Topaz Express slices the Pacific aggressively, in search of the perfect bite.
When asked what breed of fish he most wants hanging from his hook, Captain Dana again does not hesitate. “Marlin,” he insists. “It’s got to be Marlin.”
As we all know, wanting fish and catching fish are two different things. Captain Dana focuses his crew; his ship and his passion on consistently making this dream a reality. Perhaps this is why Marlin Magazine, Hook the Future and a dozen other publications and Television Shows have featured him so many times as the Costa Rica fishing expert.
With uniquely calm winds, flat seas, and a close bite - large populations of Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, Rooster Fish, and huge 600-800lb Blue and Black Fin Marlin all await you just off shore from the Los Suenos charter dock. The Topaz Express, outfitted with the finest equipment on the market, stands alert and ready for the chase.
Thirty-six foot Topaz Express
Full day (inshore or offshore): 7:00am-3:00pm
Half day (inshore only): 7:00am-12:00pm
Twin diesel motor, Speed: 24 kt
- Rupp tournament outriggers
- Penn downrigger
- Professionally rigged tournament tackle by Shimano
- 2 live bait wells
- Tuna tubes
US Coast Guard Certified Captain Dana
1st Mate Eric Mora2nd Mate RJ Little
- All equipment
- Bait / tackle
- Sodas & water
- Lunch (full day trips only)
- 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