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Our Tamarindo Fishing Crew

Our captains and professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, create an enjoyable time with your friends, and/or make that family vacation with deep sea fishing in Costa Rica a success. Simply put, our mission is to ensure that your time on the water is safe and productive, while utilizing sustainable fishing practices.

‘KINGPIN’ Sportfishing practices “responsible angling”. All billfish are catch and release, period. A release mount can be ordered if needed.

We also can arrange to have your catch prepared at one of our local fine restaurants in Tamarindo or hire a private chef to do it at your vacation rental! Just let us know. Tamarindo fishing.

Kingpin Crew


Berny is a local Costa Rican, English speaking, born and raised in Playa Flamingo. His father was a local fisherman and that is where he got the itch for fishing. He has over 25 years of experience of fishing in the Pacific cost of Costa Rica and has fished some of the best spots in Costa Rica such as Quepos or Herradura bay. He has fished for many years on different tournament winner boats and his local knowledge certainly comes into play when getting to the fishing grounds and trying to get that one fish your looking for.


Nesmer is a local Costa Rican, English speaking guy, that comes from a family of fisherman, young and knowledgeable of the fishing techniques used today, he has fished on many other boats with great success and his character and passion for the sport make him a great mate and friend.

Runaway Crew


Heiner is local Costa Rican, English speaking, that has been fishing for over 30 years now, he’s fished all over, Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala on many tournament winning boats, he is one of the best captains you can find in Costa Rica for sure.


Carlos is a local Costa Rican, English speaking, that just love what he does, enjoys every day on the water, and is very knowledgeable of the techniques use today, to catch fish. Young and full of energy, he has been fishing along side Captain Heiner and mate Heiner Jr for over 5 years know, so they understand each other very well, that’s why is not strange to see him on the helm from time to time.


Son of captain Heiner Sr, young and full of energy, very knowledgeable despite he’s short age, he might teach you a thing or two for sure. He has been thought be one of the best captains around here, by his father.

Contact us for more information about our Tamarindo fishing crew!

Sportfishing Seasons

Tamarindo fisheries maintain a high level of activity all year round.

The following outline is a very “broad” display of our yearly sportfishing season and conditions:


Calm Seas
GOOD Billfish bite
STRONG tuna, dorado and wahoo bite


Calm Seas
Big Tuna & Dorado; possibly heavy rains in the afternoon
Great “mixed bag” fishing
Black Marlin on the reef


Longer runs to calm fishing grounds
This is BILLFISH season! If you want to catch that trophy billfish this is the time to come.

JANUARY thru MARCH is peak season!!

Ask us about fishing in Carillo!!