We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8735 3121
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

We work hard at making your day on the water the best it can be. I...

We work hard at making your day on the water the best it can be. I encourage you to read all our reviews then call us. Our fishing trips are the best there are in Costa Rica! The Dream On is a luxurious fishing vessel that has twin 300 hp Caterpillar diesel engines, live bait well, tuna tubes, Penn International and Shimano professional grade tackle and tons more lures than any boat. We almost always catch fish! Our crew is bi-lingual in spanish and english and work hard to provide every client on every trip, a fantastic fishing experience.

Full day rate for 1-6 people is $1300, half day rate for 1-6 people is $800.

We can take a maximum of 6 people on the Dream On, a 10m (33ft) Blackfin cabin cruiser. We pick up our clients on the beach, usually in front of their hotel, using our small skiff. We will pick up clients anywhere from just north of the Playa Flamingo Marina Beach to the 4 Seasons on the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula.

If you are staying south of Playa Flamingo, we can arrange transportation at a reasonable cost. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN OUR FISHING TRIP except for the tip for the crew. We provide fresh made lunches, snacks, fresh fruits, and beverages.

We can try to provide for any special request if given at least one day notice and if there is any added cost, we'll let you know beforehand. Pura Vida!

Over the past 5 years, we have had only excellent and very good reviews and a year ago, one terrible review from a lady on 3 different medications, who apparently got very sea sick. Her friends paid to fish a full day and refused to return early, so she gave us a nasty review. Had I known she was over medicated, I would have insisted she not board the boat. Your comfort and safety are the number one priority!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$1,100.00*
and up
Half-Day Deep Water Fishing Charter
More Info
US$1,500.00*
and up
All-Inclusive Deep Sea Fishing Day Trip in Costa Rica

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 216 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
You could not ask for more!

It was our first trip to Costa Rica and it was the most amazing trip ever. My husband and I wanted to go fishing and had two targets, a Rooster and a Blue Marlin. We booked with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mary O
,
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 216: English reviews
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first trip to Costa Rica and it was the most amazing trip ever. My husband and I wanted to go fishing and had two targets, a Rooster and a Blue Marlin. We booked with Rick and since Dream On was not available Rick set us up on Victory. The name was certainly applicable!!! We scored a huge... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary O
ricktgraham, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Awesome review Mary! The fishing had been quiet but luck was on your side that day :) I really appreciate you taking a few minutes to let the world know about Dream On Sport Fishing!! Pura Vida :) More 

Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm writing this review and I have never even been on his boat. I love to go deep sea fishing and have had so many bad experiences by captains who care more about taking your money than actually about your fishing experience. I have been communicating with Rick for about 2 months in an attempt to book a deep sea... More 

Helpful?
Thank jlosapio029
ricktgraham, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Wow, thank you! This review means a lot to me...I really appreciate your kind words. I am here to make a living, yes...but not at any cost. Sometimes things occur that are beyond my control like higher than forecast winds and seas or the bite is just off. But, advising someone on their best interests at the cost of a... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was amazing. I couldn't believe they had five lines out at once and never got tangled. Mario made fresh sashimi from our catch and it was the best, freshest tasting fish I've ever tasted. Like butter melting in my mouth. I was blown away by the epic and beautiful scenery and even saw dolphins playing while I was... More 

Helpful?
Thank wapatui
ricktgraham, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thanks Don! It was a fun day at sea...I'm glad we had the chance to head out before your return to Wisconsin. Those fresh fish sandwiches at Coco Palms made from our catch were wicked! Congratulations in advance on the new baby that's coming and I hope you're back next year! Pura Vida! More 

sedona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't fish :) at all - I went for a full day trip with friends to hang out - and I really had an amazing day; My friends caught lots of fish, and at the end they caught a huge rooster fish (about 80pounds). They were so excited. The whole team on the boat was just amazing! Highly recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Abundancia
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Just hanging out and watching friends fish is also a great day :) I'm glad you had a blast. Pura Vida! More 

Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Dream On... the boat is so clean, and well organized. Drinks,food,cabin a/c, toilet,seats to rest and lay down if need. The Captain and Mario are very professional and a good team . They know where to go to get fish... We had the privilege to have Rick Graham with us and my boyfriend cought the biggest (80 lbs) Rooster... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorne N
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing! That Rooster was a beast. Having our catch cooked up at Father Rooster capped off a great day :) Pura Vida! More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing time on dream on. The boat is fantastic. Very clean and well equip with lots of fishing lines and room for relaxing.The staff are professional and very knowledgeable about fishing. lunch was included and it was amazing, sandwiches and snacks with lots to drink!! I will definitely be coming back to costa Rica and booking dream on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kim F
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thanks Kim! It was great seeing you guys again :) I can't wait til next year...should i get a date aside for you? LOL I appreciate you sending in this glowing review. Thoughtful guests like you posting on tripadvisor.com is what fuels my business. Pura Vida! More 

Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

my boyfriends bucket list item for many years! we went ocean fishing. Mario and Angel did a great job! very proffessional! we cought the blue Marlin that we were hopibg for! 350 lbs beautiful fish. ( so big we couldnt bring into the boat! ). to top it out. we saw humback whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays jumping off... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maria V
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Hi Maria! Thank you for the 5 Star review :) I'm so glad Walt was able to land his Marlin! Maybe next time I'm up in BC he can get me on a big Sturgeon. Even on days when they aren't biting its awesome to see all of the wildlife around here...like the whales and dolphins. I'm glad you had... More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a week in Costa Rica and we booked two full day charters with Dream On. We always have a great day with this hard-working crew! Captain Angel and Mario are professional and very knowledgeable about fishing the Pacific. The boat is clean and spacious, fully equipped, provides lunch and beverages and they even pick you up right... More 

Helpful?
Thank TheBeks
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us and for the personal kudos as well :) We really appreciate kind words being sent out to the world as do other travellers looking to spend their money wisely! I hope we get to take you out again one day. Pura Vida! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As an angling guide in Canada for 15+ years, I know what it takes to make customers happy. Rick and his crew did exactly that for my girlfriend and I today. Not only did we land a 350lb Blue Marlin 2 hours into the trip, but Angel and Mario were very attentive in keeping the boat clean, ensuring my girlfriend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Walt P
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Hey Walt, thank you for reviewing us. Also for mentioning the fact that you are a professional fishing guide...that kind of makes your review even better!! Next time I'm up north you'll have to get me on a Sturgeon...I need a 10 footer for my bucket list! Pura Vida amigo :) More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enjoyed a great day of inshore fishing with friends on the Dream On. No Big Ones that day but a few Bonita and lots of Red Snapper to take home. The crew were great ,extremely professional and knowledgeable. Best fishing trip I have had to date in the Playas Del Coco area. If travelling to this area and plan on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 701kanderson123
Rick G, Owner at Dream On Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for the review :) The crew and I really appreciate when a guest of ours takes a moment to tell other travellers a few nice words about us. Its always so nice to hear in a public forum when we were able to provide a good time. Pura Vida! More 

Travellers who viewed Dream On Sport Fishing also viewed

Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste
 
Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Dream On Sport Fishing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dream On Sport Fishing and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Dream On Sport Fishing staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?