Charter Options

Charter Options and Descriptions

DSC_0094Drake Bay is located in one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places on earth, the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica near Corcovado National Park. Because of its proximity to the famous Furuno Banks, Caño Island reef and numerous river mouths we offer our clients many fishing options with our sport fishing charter trips in Drake Bay, CR. The surrounding waters here are generally very calm, the water can even have a “glassy” appearance at times. Because of our location, our clients have a wide variety of species to choose from. Where and what we catch is also dependent on the season, weather patterns, tides and phase of the moon, but generally we offer four “types” of fishing opportunities.

Reel Time Half-Day Trip

For a 1/2 day trip we generally leave at 7:00 AM and return around 12:00 PM.  Depending upon what is biting and what species the angler wants to target, we can go out to Caño Island for Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and Wahoo or stay in-shore and target Roosterfish, Mackerel, Jacks and Snook.  We do not go offshore on a half-day trip.

Reel Time Full Day Trip

On a full day trip the angler has many options. We generally pick up our clients at 7 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.   we generally go out around 15-20 miles depending upon where the fish are.  We will target Grouper, Snapper, Roosterfish, small tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, etc.  We may also find Mahi and Sailfish in that close, it just depends on the season and where the fish are.

For those anglers who want to target Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna or Mahi-Mahi we will need to go 25-40 miles out.  It’s often possible to go offshore in the morning and catch and release Sailfish and then move in-shore to fish for some dinner (Grouper, Snapper, etc.) in the afternoon.  The key is to communicate with your Captain when you board the boat on what type of fishing you would like to do. For those anglers who want to maximize their opportunities to catch a lot of fish in a wide variety of species, a full day trip is a must!

Sport Fishing Rates

2023-2024 season Reel Time rates are for 1-4 people

1/2 Day…………………………………$550.00
Full Day……………………………………..$1,050.00
Full Day Offshore…………………………….$1,200.00

Prices for the boats are in US dollars. We offer private charters only. We do not offer shared trips. For larger parties, we will reserve additional boats.


Once booked, we will invoice you for your trip through PayPal. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Cash.

A 50% deposit is required 30 days or more in advance of your trip. There is no cancellation fee if cancelled prior to 30 days in advance of your trip. Full payment is due 30 days in advance of your trip. Cancellations received 29 days or less of your trip are non-refundable.

If for any reason, we need to cancel your reservation, or any segment of your booking, you will be offered an alternative date, boat, or option. If you are unable to accept an alternative, a full refund will be issued.

As you can see, this is not your “average fishing trip”. The key is to communicate with your captain about the type(s) of fishing you desire. Captain Willy will be able to guide you on what the best options for your trip are, given the conditions and season.

See more on how charters near Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica have a lot to escape to! Check out the video below for some Mahi Mahi footage on the Reel Escape. 

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