Isla Damas Mangrove Fishing Charter
from Manuel Antonio

A family showing off their catch on their charter at Isla Damas Mangroves

Visit dense fishing spots in the mangroves of Isla Damas and experience various fishing techniques, like trolling and spinning, as well as traditional Costa Rican handheld devices.

Damas Island is about a 20-minute drive from Manuel Antonio. It’s easily accessible dock makes it suitable for all kinds of anglers. Once you board your boat you’ll head to the mangroves where you will go after:

  • red or black snappers,
  • pacific snooks
  • mangrove groupers
  • sea bass, jacks and small barracudas are not rare.

A variety of fishing techniques can be used which include trolling, spinning, bottom fishing and eventually live bait. Your fishing guide will recommend the proper technique depending on tides, weather and water visibility.

Due to the density of some fishing spots, traditional fishing with handheld devices such as “el yoyo” or “el bolillo” are highly recommended.

Pick Up: Hotel or Location in Manuel Antonio

Departure Time: Depending on Tides

Duration: 6 Hours

Difficulty: High

What to Bring: Sunscreen/sunblock lotion, sunglasses, waterproof camera, hat/visor and mosquito repellent.

Tour Includes: Transportation from and to hotel, bilingual guide, baits, fishing tackle, snack and drinks.


  • Price is per boat up to 4 anglers.
  • All boats are equipped with light, medium and heavy tackle, canopy and comfortable seats.

From USD$496.00
*Boat up to 4 people.
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Isla Damas Mangrove Estuary, Quepos, Puntarenas

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