Boats & Captains

Wanderer

  • 32' T-Craft
  • Twin Yamahas
  • Fighting Chair
  • Live Well
  • Tuna Tube
  • Outriggers
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth Recorder
  • AM FM Stereo
  • Custom Integrated Fish boxes
  • Observation Deck
  • Private Bathroom
  • Limit 6 Anglers

The Wanderer began her life as a single inboard diesel boat rigged and commanded under Northeast Florida legend Captain Jack Woodruff.

The 32' T-Craft hull is very popular among commercial and charter fishermen in the Eastern USA for decades, and though T-Craft is no longer in business their legacy can still be seen up and down the Atlantic coast.

After Captain Jack's passing, the Wanderer was purchased in March 2009 by the US Representative of FishingNosara. After being stripped, painted, converted to outboards, and completely refit she was re-launched in Garza in November 2009.

Helmed by Master Captain William since day one, the flagship runs over 200 trips a year and is clearly the busiest charter boat in all of Central America.

The Wanderer has all the tools to bring in the big ones; tuna tubes, live wells, top notch tackle with custom rods, and more. She is definitely built for battle and is sure to please.

Discoverer

  • 32' T-Craft
  • Twin Yamahas
  • Fighting Chair
  • Full Tower
  • Live Well
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Outriggers
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth Recorder
  • AM FM Stereo
  • Custom Integrated Fish boxes
  • Observation Deck
  • Private Bathroom
  • Limit 6 Anglers

The Discoverer is FishingNosara's newest fish-fighting platform and builds upon the best parts of the other team boats. Built in the USA by the FishingNosara Build Team, this 31-foot weapon was launched in Garza on May 2, 2014

This proven T-Craft hull features a full tower inspired by the arch of the Explorer while the cockpit is an exact duplicated of the flagship Wanderer. Under the command of Captain Carlos, the big blue battleship has built a reputation as one of the best boats in Costa Rica.

Harvester

  • 32' Eduardono Corvina
  • Yamaha Outboard
  • Full Floatation Hull
  • Private Bathroom
  • 11 feet of Sunshade
  • Live Well
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Outriggers
  • VHF Radio
  • AM FM Stereo
  • Depth Recorder
  • Client Console
  • Integrated Fishbox and Coolers
  • Forward Casting Platform
  • Limit 5 Anglers

The genesis of The Harvester Project was in the success of our 26-foot Super Panga Explorer. The combination of a big-bow panga hull with a single Yamaha motor has proven unbeatable for fishing in our stretch of ocean.

As her legend grew, we began to wonder what the Explorer would be like if it was just as big as the Wanderer and Discoverer. The 32-foot Eduardono Corvina hull is exactly what we are looking for: strong, light, and proven to last in rough conditions.

The Harvester was completed in November 2015 and after a two month shakedown was delivered to Garza on January 17, 2016. Captain Alex has the Mega Panga primed to shatter expectations on Costa Rica's newest fish-fighting weapon.

Explorer

  • 27' Super Panga
  • Yamaha Outboard
  • Split Console w/'Client Console'
  • Outriggers
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth Recorder
  • AM FM Stereo
  • Custom Integrated Fish boxes
  • Forward Casting Platform
  • 10 feet of Sunshade
  • Limit 4 Anglers

The Explorer represents a new concept in Costa Rica Sportfishing by combining the swift maneuverability of a Panga boat with the fishing tools of a boat twice her size. The result? A smooth-riding craft that is capable of offshore trolling and inshore reef casting with all the right tackle to bring home the big boys.

The Explorer is owned by the US Representative of FishingNosara and is the first first FishingNosara vessel built entirely in Costa Rica. Final rigging was complete in December 2010 and the Explorer has been satisfying clients ever since. The Client Console puts you in the middle of the action, and with Captain Fico at the helm you can expect an unforgettable angling experience.

Adventurer

  • 23' NBC Boatworks
  • Yamaha Outboard
  • Full Floatation Hull
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth Recorder
  • Super Comfortable Seats
  • Oversized Fishbox
  • Forward Casting Platform
  • 7 feet of Sunshade
  • Extremely Shallow Draft
  • Limit 3 Anglers

The Adventurer combines a proven Panga-style hull with modern lightweight sportfishing tools to target inshore reef dwellers via trolling, top-water casting,deep jigging, and even on the fly.

The Adventurer is well suited for marine nature tours, snorkling trips, surfing expeditions, romantic sunset cruises, and surfing excursions.

The Adventurer is owned by the US Representative of FishingNosara and is the second FishingNosara vessel built entirely in Costa Rica. Final rigging was complete in March 2012.

Boat Rates

2017 Fishing Rates

2.5 hrs
5 hrs
6.5 hrs
8 hrs
Discoverer
32' T-Craft with Tower
$375
$700
$800
$900
Wanderer
32' T-Craft
$350
$650
$750
$850
Harvester
32' Mega Panga
$300
$600
$700
$800
Explorer
27' Super Panga
$250
$450
$550
$600
Adventurer
23' Panga
$200
$250
$300
$350

All trips include water, fruit, snacks, gas, and fishing tackle. Lunch included for trips over 5 hours. Trip may be extended if there is no pre-existing booking. Rates effective January 1, 2017.

How to Book:

  • Contact Craig at (904) 591-2161 or email craig@fishingnosara.com and be ready with your prospective fishing dates, length of trip, number of anglers, and boat choice.
  • $200 deposit per fishing day required to book. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Prices indicated are for the whole boat, not per angler. All charters are private.
  • Balance due in Costa Rica on the day before your first trip. We accept Cash and all credit cards welcome (credit cards charges initiated in Costa Rica are subject to 3% fee)
  • All credit card transactions are processed in the United States on secure servers. Charges will appear as 'Nosara Paradise Rentals'

Terms and Conditions

  • No refunds once the boat leaves port.
  • No fish-catching guarentees offered or implied.
  • Weather cancellations will be rescheduled if possible.
  • No refunds in the event of client absence for any reason.
  • The client can choose to end a trip early, however there are no refunds for unused fishing time.
  • Changes to date, boat selection, or trip length after monies are received are subject to $150 admin fee.

Meeting the Boat

Garza Bay is the mooring point for FishingNosara's fleet. Parking is availible on the beach side across from the Mini Super.

Check the driving directions (right) for complete details.

Round trip ground transportation is available from Playa Guiones, Playa Ostinal, Nosara, or Samara for $20 per leg / $40 per round trip.

FishingNosara operates an exclusive ferry service for our clients. The Transporter will take you to and from your vessel.

We Include:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Fruit
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Plastic Bags for Filets
  • Safety Equipment
  • Ferry to and from boats (tips welcome)
  • Lunch if over 5 hours
  • Fishing Licenses

Don't Forget

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hat and/or Sunglasses
  • Your Camera
  • Alcoholic Beverages if needed
  • Tips for the crew
  • Positive attitude

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

We have all tackle for trolling, casting, and jigging, however we do not provide the flyfishing equipment.

Flyfishermen are welcome, just be sure to bring your flies and rod/reel (12wt. - 16wt. recommended).

The crew will chunk and scatter fresh dead bait, deep drop jigs, and topwater cast hookless plugs to help create a feeding frenzy.

Also make sure to let the office know if you are a right-handed or left-handed caster so we can withdraw the appropriate outrigger.