fandango fishing

The Fandango is a 30’ Gamefisher, which is located in the beautiful Marina Pez Vela in Quepos Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a chance to experience the exciting sportfishing action found only in Costa Rica, we invite you to consider fishing with us on what is one of the most fish raising boats made anywhere. Some of you may be familiar with these locally crafted, cold molded, glass over wood boats that win, or place near the top, in nearly every tournament held in Costa Rica. The Fandango is no different, having won first place in the Costa Rica Classic!

The management team themselves are fly tournament champions with over twenty years living in Costa Rica. Their company, Tico Travel, is famous around the world with Costa Rica veterans and has sent tens of thousands of travellers to Costa Rica over the years. They know the country, the best service providers, and most importantly, how to make sure that you have the best experience possible at the best value.

The Boat

The Fandango is a 30′ Gamefisher with an inboard single 300 Cat diesel engine.

It has a cruising speed around 21 knots and it has all the top electronics including VHF radio, stereo system, GPS, fish finder and depth finder.

The boat is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, Penn International (25-50), Shimano 30, a Live Bait Well and more tackle options than you could imagine.

The Fandango can take on a max. of 4 anglers (children are given consideration depending age and total number of passengers). We like to teach kids about fishing too.

The Crew

Your crew- As every angler knows, its about local knowledge! Meeting you at the dock will be Eugenio “Lifty” Perez. Lifty was the head guide at world famous Casa Mar Lodge for nearly 30 years. He is considered one of world’s finest saltwater fly fisherman and fly designers. He has guided nearly every world class angler you can name and is happy to share his knowledge with you.

Lifty also will be available to talk to you about any special needs or considerations on- or offshore that you may have. While his work does not allow him to be on the boat every day, we can make arrangements to schedule a day with him on the boat with you at no additional charge.

When you board the Fandango you will be met by Captain Jayce and Mate Ricki. This team work hand in glove to ensure that your time on the Fandango Sportfishing Boat is first class and hopefully the fishing trip of a lifetime. With over 20 years of experience on the water, your tournament winning Captain Jose is known to go wherever the fish are and stay on them, until safety dictates its time to go home.

Your mate, Ricki is not only an artist in bait rigging and teasing billfish, he also is conscientious to any angler’s need. He is more than happy to show what he rigs along with showing you how to pitch live bait and how to fly fish for billfish. He will also provide a wonderful onboard lunch that includes local tropical fruits, juices, soda, bottled water and beer. If you are lucky, he can also whip up some of the freshest sashimi you will ever have so don’t forget your wasabi and soy sauce!