Big Eye Sportfishing Charters, Quepos Costa Rica

I have spent the last three decades developing my love of fishing.  Fishing with me this will quickly become apparent as well as my desire to share these feelings with you.  Catering from Marthas Vineyard to Costa Rica everything from bottom fishing to fishing for giant tuna and marlin with everything from light tackle, fly gear to heavy tackle I have done it all for family or tournaments.  Looking forward to fishing with you.

After you’ve caught you’re share of Costa Rica’s pelagic bounty on conventional tackle with the Big Eye team, consider mastering Sailfish “on the fly” with them.  There’s nothing like the thrill of being connected to a “grey hounding” Sailfish with a fly rod.  Franklin is one of the few Captains in Costa Rica that understand the equipment, choreography and skills needed to join this elite club, and he can teach you how to do it. Craig Purse

Avid Pelagic Fly Fishermen

Welcome to Fishing Costa Rica with Big Eye Charters.We are located at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, which is only 3 miles from beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. We are all about fishing and experiencing a fun day on the water. As for as Quepos, Costa Rica fishing, you may book a half day inshore fishing charter or one, two, three or more days of offshore fishing with us. We target sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, dorado (mahi mahi), tuna, jacks, mackerel, roosterfish, cubera snapper and more. Join us on the on the Big Eye II with Captain Franklin. Our boat has comfortable seating and extra shade. Don’t get stuck on a boat with very uncomfortable seating, having to lean on the edge of the boat for a seat and baking in the sun. We can accommodate up to 6 people on each boat, especially with a family and kids. We prefer 4-5 adults but 6 people are okay. Enjoy our first-class fishing tackle as you battle with one of the many big fish that are found off Costa Rica. Our Captain and mate speak Spanish and English. You will feel relaxed as soon as you step on the boat and experience the Costa Rican hospitality. If you are looking for a Manual Antonio fishing charter then you are only a short 3 mile ride from the dock in Quepos. Join us us for some fun Manuel Antonio Fishing. We are family friendly. Bring the kids.

We welcome experienced anglers, fly fishermen and first time anglers. Families are always welcome. Experience the thrill of Costa Rica Fishing. Don McPherson and Captain Franklin are owners of Big Eye Charters. Franklin has over 25 years of fishing experience. Franklin strives to provide one of the best fishing charter businesses in Costa Rica. Please call, text or email us with any questions you may have. If this is your first time to Costa Rica, then let us answer your questions, share my tips and assist you with finding accommodations, activities and of course, your Big Eye Charters Quepos Costa Rica fishing charters. 

Quepos Costa Rica, Marina pez vela .

It has been a good season this year, in Quepos Costa Rica we fished different species this year, it has been a very entertaining season, we love what we do find us in Marina Pez vela.

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“Where the passion for fishing still exists”

Captain Franklin Araya Martinez, a Costa Rican Captain, is found at the helm of the Big Eye II. Whether it is chasing big Pacific sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna, roosterfish, jacks, grouper or snapper, Captain Franklin will provide his experience and expertise with Quepos Fishing Charters. Franklin is our Fly Fishing expert. You will enjoy the thrill as Franklin teases the giant sailfish behind the boat and you see your favorite fly attacked. Hang on and enjoy the show. Captain Franklin has fished out of Quepos, Drake Bay, Golfito, Canada, Martha’s Vineyard. Quepos/ Manuel antonio is home for Captain Franklin and his family.

OUR BOAT

The Big Eye II is a 32′ Blackwatch with extra shade for your comfort. You will appreciate the comfortable seating as you relax and wait on the big one to bite. The Big Eye II has a cruising speed of about 21 knots.

OFFSHORE FISHING

Full Day and 3/4 Day Trips
We usually have plenty of sailfish action offshore on the full day trips. It is also very common to catch tuna, mahi mahi and marlin. The full day charter is the best option for the serious anglers. Sailfish action is usually good on the 3/4 day trip with other fish occasionally.

INSHORE/ NEARSHORE

1/2 Day Trips
We target the popular rosterfish on the half day trips. We sometimes catch snapper, mackerel and jacks on these trips. The key to catching rooster fish is finding good live bait. This takes time and patience but the reward can be great.

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