5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and 20 year old son chartered a 42 foot Hatteras with Captain Oscar who is fantastic! He had two equally incredible mates, Roy and Sidney. They were the ultimate professionals, engaging, and fun to be with. They worked incredibly hard all day long to ensure a good time and big fish were caught.
Roy served an amazing BBQ chicken, mashed potato, and coleslaw lunch, inside the air conditioned cabin, including a table set with table cloth. They also served a tuna dip as a snack and fresh sliced tuna with soy sauce and wasabi. Plenty of beer, soda, water, and juice.
Within 10 minutes of lines dropped, my son had a 300 pound marlin on his line. In total, they caught 2 marlin, 2 sail fish, a mahi mahi and plenty of Bonita.
Look no further for a perfect experience, on a spotless boat, with the perfect crew.



5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to catch monster fish with just enough assistance from an incredibly knowledgeable crew on a luxurious yacht, this is the outfit for you! My 13 year old daughter and I booked a full day offshore on the 42 foot Hatteras. Captain Oscar and mates Roy and Randy were very welcoming and spoke English fluently. But, most importantly, these guys want to get fish on! We were fishing in mid July which can be a bit slower than some of the peak months but nevertheless we landed 4 sailfish, 1 dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and a 250 pound Pacific blue marlin. My daughter reeled in two sailfish and the dorado with superb guidance from Randy and Roy! We were treated to snacks, drinks and a fantastic hot lunch! If I’m ever down in Quepos again, I will definitely book another offshore trip with Reel In Luxury Sport Fishing. These guys are pros!

Visited July 2016



5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016

This is a first rate fishing operation! Mandel Valverde was very easy to reach over the phone to set up the trip. The crew on the boat was awesome and very accommodating from remembering everyone’s first name, to preparing lunch and snacks, to putting us on fish – lots of fish! One of the best trips I’ve had… and I fish a lot. Considering it was off season, we still were able to bring in plenty of tuna, jackfish, a sailfish, and an awesome marlin. Boat was fantastic and perfect for kids. Highly recommend Reel In Luxury.

Visited June 2016


5 of 5 stars

Amazing day! Oscar, Alex and Roy were the best crew! Our whole family had a blast and caught 18 sailfish! We will fish with these guys again when we return.


Great crew that knows how to put you on fish and are friendly and knowledgeable too!

My son (16 years old) and I went out with these guys today and had a great time sailfish fishing off-shore. We had a captain and two mates–all of them were friendly and knowledgeable. We reeled in 10 monster sailfish and there were a few more that hopped off the line when reeling in. The boat was in great condition and the equipment was top-notch. Neither of us spoke Spanish but the crew was fluent enough in English to teach us some new knots and pass along a lot of knowledge of the area and local fishing.

To top it off the snacks and lunch were delicious. For lunch we had some of the best roasted chicken and mashed potatoes I’ve experienced in Costa Rica. Charter fishing isn’t an inexpensive activity, so when you do commit, you want to have a good experience. These guys can provide a great day out on the water.


Wish I could give this 10 Stars5 of 5 stars

I have long (30+ years) been in search of the charter that is a perfect balance of a great, friendly, and professional crew that is also crazy for the fish. I found it! You would never know these guys fish every day – they wanted us with tight lines all day and they got it. Chepe, Jorge, and Correa were total professionals and made our day truly memorable. Surely some luck was involved as we landed 17 sailfish in one day but I will give them full credit. Included 2 doubles (see photo) and they went out of their way to ensure all of us had a photo. This crew was extremely careful with the fish and made very clean, healthy releases. This ecosystem and all anglers should be thankful. The boat was nice and fully-equipped for the day. Lunch on board was excellent. A seemingly unlimited supply of water and beer. Spend the money – it is worth it.



Awesome Day out Fishing!!!

We had an awesome day out on the water on Monday February 29th, 2016! From the great communication from Mandel to meeting Alfonso on the pier to direct us to the boat. Our entire experience went smooth. We had my wife, myself, and a buddy of mine book the whole boat out to ourselves. None of us had ever caught a sailfish before and that is the reason we decided to choose our vacation destination to Costa Rica this year. We ended up hooking our first sailfish within 5 minutes of being out on the water! That was riot! We ended up landing 6 sailfish on the day. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! We actually had 6-8 more of our baits get bit off where we didn’t connect with hooking them up so we did have the potential to actually catch more. It was an amazing day out on the water and the three of us all agreed that is was a day we will never forget!!!!! Thanks so much for the experience and if you are looking for a good time out on the water I highly recommend Reel In Luxury Sport Fishing.

1st trip, won’t be my last5 of 5 stars

My wife and I were both fishing off-shore for the first time when we booked with Reel-in Luxury Sport Fishing. Upon meeting Mandel and the crew we were both comfortable with knowing we had made the right choice. Mandel is a first class boat owner and business man. Cheppie and the crew were great, making us feel comfortable at all times while on board. They encouraged our questions and made us feel very involved and stressed our enjoyment throughout the day. We booked a full day and were given a full day’s work by the entire crew. We spent the day on the 36′ Bertram and we’re delighted with the accommodations and comfort of this vessel. The AC is a must have later in the afternoon. The fishing deck is perfect size for fighting the variety of species that reside in the Pacific waters of Costa Rica. We were able to land 6 sail fish in a tough day of fishing. We missed landing 3 but know the crew worked very hard for all strikes. I was impressed with the crews knowledge of the fishery, species and their adherence to conservation efforts.

You will not find a crew that will work harder to put you on fish and will fish at your pace!!

Well done Reel-in Luxury Sport Fishing!!!!


Great Fishing5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars

I fished with this outfit for two days in January 2016 and had a wonderful experience. We caught a ton of sails, grouper, tuna, and a huge red snapper. The captains were experienced and the mates worked incredibly hard. Both boats had A/C, which I didn’t think I was going to need, but it was really nice to cool off and get out of the sun. The lunch was excellent too; it was probably the best food I’ve had on a offshore fishing trip.

In addition, Mandel was very flexible with our group. We had last minute cancellations, additions, and changes to our trips, and he worked with us to get us exactly what we wanted. Check these guys out!

I have been fishing out of Quepos for 12 years and have never been on a more comfortable boat than Reel in I. It is tr in this case you get what you pay for. The air conditioning worked perfectly, the fishing gear is top notch, the Captain and Mates are top quality! We had an excellent hot lunch on actual plates while the fishing action kept going on and on. The flybridge has enough room for 4 sightseeing people while the cabin will hold 6people around the table in the air conditioning quite comfortably! Oh yea, did I mention we landed 12 Sailfish? (All safely released to be re caught by you!)


5 of 5 stars

Very nice boat and crew worked very hard to put us on the fish. Raised 7 sails, hoked 5 and landed 3. Fished with about 9 different boats in 2 years and this is one of the best boats around.




5 of 5 stars

Mandel runs a great organization with great crews. Not only did we catch fish, but we caught lots of big ones. The inshore bite was a little slow, but the offshore was incredible. We caught almost as many sailfish on our trip as they normally catch during their peak season. Our boat also caught more sailfish than any other that day. Incredible. Our kids fell in love with his crew and had a ball. I cannot recommend Mandel and Reel In Luxury Sport Fishing enough! Great experience my family will not soon forget.


5 of 5 stars

We found this operation online while staying near Manuel Antonio Nat’l Park. The booking was fast and easy with good communication. The crew bent over backwards to accommodate our friend’s infant, and our two kids. We brought back a sizable catch for our hotel chef to prepare.

Great stuff.




“”A Fishing Trip With a Wedding In Between””
5 of 5 stars

I have fished out of Los Suenos for the last 7 years in February, the high season, for Sails and Marlin with awesome trips each year. So when Cole and Jenny planned their destination wedding in November 2015 in Quepos I was ecstatic because this would be another opportunity to fish in CR. The wedding planner put me in touch with Mandel Valverde whose family owns and operates Reel In Luxury Sport Fishing and from the first email to the last drop off from our second day of fishing it was nothing but an excellent experience. As to the fishing, OFF THE HOOK, we bottom fished offshore and slammed the Red Snappers, Warsaw and Yellowfin Groupers. The Captain kept us on fish all day what a workout fishing in 300 feet of water. We worked up quite an appetite and were treated to a hot lunch of saute chicken, black beans and rice, and a salad. Yes, the Mates cook as well Fish. They were awesome with some of our party that have never offshore fished before. We booked a second day of fishing before we got off the boat from the first trip. The second day of fishing was more of the same except it was just three of us since it was the morning after the wedding a few people didn’t make it to the dock. Again, more quality snappers and groupers. These two days were the best bottom fishing trips I have ever been on. If you are in Quepos Reel In Luxury Sport Fishing is who you want to fish with.

Ralph F.



5 of 5 stars

I have fished at a lot of resorts and charters over the years and Reel In Luxury Sportfishing is First Class. What they say is what you expect and what they deliver. Four of us went out on the 36 ft. Bertram which was very comfortable and very clean. These guys care about their guests and pay attention to detail. The ride from our Hotel was early (not late) and the crew was ready when we arrived at the boat. Food was excellent, beverages were plentiful and very cold. Crew was friendly and attentive.
I would recommend this to everyone as you will not be disappointed. We will be back!


5 of 5 stars

My buddies and I book this trip as a guy’s day get away after one of the group got engaged. The crew was awesome and Captain Oscar got us on the fish early and kept us on them all day. We didn’t get any Sailfish or Marlin but that didn’t make our trip out exciting and fun. The lunch was superb and the grouper they cooked up for us later was amazing. We caught a MONSTER Snapper and list goes on an on! If your in Manuel Antonio looking to fish…this is the charter for you.


5 of 5 stars

We had two great days of fishing with the Reel In last week. We went offshore one day and inshore on the other. The captain and crew put us on the fish. We went 6 for 8 on sails, which is awesome for this time of year. 5 of the 6 fish were first time sailfish for the anglers. We even got to jump in and swim with the last one before releasing it. The second day of fishing was inshore and we caught exactly what we were targeting. We caught two rooster fish and a jack travelly. The two fish I wanted to catch on my trip to Costa Rica were pacific sailfish and rooster. The awesome crew of Reel In put us on both. Give Mandel a call and book a trip. They are a first class operation.



5 of 5 stars

My family of 4 went out on the Bertram yesterday for an in-shore fishing trip. As soon as we stopped, the crew immediately started bringing up fish. My husband was amazed, he’s done a lot of fishing in California and never saw the action he saw here. My 5-year-old hadn’t been fishing before and absolutely loved it. My 11-year-old didn’t want to fish, but really enjoyed having the boat to ourselves and did a lot of relaxing. They made us a great lunch and took us snorkeling and swimming later. The boat was nice and clean, air-conditioned, and comfortable. The crew was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed working with the owner ahead of time to customize our trip. Overall, a great day for all of us!


5 of 5 stars 

Went fishing with Mande and crew for a half day inshore fishing excursion. Great time, great crew, great fishing!!!! Mande is fantastic and couldn’t do anymore for our group to make our already fantastic day even better.



“Full Day Sailfish adventure with Reel In Luxury Fishing”


I visited Quepos, Costa Rica with friends in Feb 2015. While I am an avid freshwater fisherman from Central Canada, my friends aren’t. It was fantastic to find a charter company like Reel In Luxury sport fishing which caters to bringing solo fishers like myself together to share an offshore charter. I shared a charter with Bruce from Florida and Chuck from Iowa. We had a fantastic day on the water, each of us landed 2 big fish. A total of 5 sailfish (pez vela) and 1 dorado. Some of the sailfish were over 100 lbs. The captain and crew knew their stuff and kept us out of harms way when they landed the fish. Fish were handled quickly and ethically to minimize harm. A very professional operation.It was my first offshore fishing experience and it was absolutely wonderful.

Remember to bring your camera, a hat, sunscreen and wear a long sleeve shirt if you can. It is very hot out on the water, but you can always take shelter in the A/C cabin. All food and drink is supplied and it was very good.

I highly recommend this fishing charter company and will use them again on my next trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida




“Fun Day of Fishing”


Went out on the Reel In I for a full day offshore trip. The entire team was friendly and easy to work with. The breakfast and lunch + coffee/drinks they provided was a nice touch that I do not get back in New York when I go fishing.

The crew was professional and knowledgable and worked diligently throughout the day to maximize our chances of a good catch.

The only downside was that we did not catch as much as I had hoped for and I was not able to land anything I could keep in order to eat. However I would not fault the crew for this. It is fishing after all and some days will be better than others, also it was the low season. However we still managed to catch three bonito and two sailfish. Being that it was my first time to ever catch a sailfish it was pretty exciting!!!

So if catching 5 fish is considered a slow day fishing than I would certainly work with them again if I ever make it back to Quepos, especially if it is during the high season.

Would absolutely recommend these guys!!



“Catching fish when nobody else was.”


The captain and crew were great. The boat is nice has AC and the 2nd mate made nice food for us. Mandel found another couple to share the expenses and when no other boats were catching sails our captain put us onto 4 beautiful sailfish, two were well over 100 pounds. The 1st mate really knows his stuff, great fisherman.!! The other couple had never landed sailfish so fun to see them having a blast as well. I recommend if your in Quepos and want to fish check these guys out.


“Practice for the Offshore World Championships”



We fished with Reel In for one day of practice before the Offshore World Championships. The crew was awesome and did their best to prepare us for the 4 day tournament the following week. In total we hooked 16 and released 8 sailfish.

The tips helped and we did well in the tournament.

They are very receptive to everything and the food and snacks provided were excellent. I’d definitely charter them again if I’m in Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!!!



“Outstanding professional operation!”


I booked two offshore trips with these guys while in Costa Rica for ten days. What an impressive operation. From my first contact with the owners son (Mandela?) to the First Mate (Roy) and the Captain (Oscar) I was impressed beyond expectations. We fished on a 42ft Hatteras and hooked up to approximately (14) sailfish on each trip. This is no fly by night operation, the boat is clean, the staff are professional, the food is excellent. For the price that we paid (under $325/per person including tip) it was more than we expected. For more proof go to youtube and search “Reel in Luxury” and see for yourself the fun and excitement that we enjoyed.



“What a day”


On February 13, 2014, we were staying in the Quepos area and found Reel In when we came to the Marina to go out on the Sunset cruise(also a wonderful experience). My wife and I are not regular fisherman so thought deep sea fishing was something we would never do due to the expense, however when we found the cost of Reel In (shared charter boat) to be so affordable, we decided to try this adventure. Boy, are we glad we did! What an exciting day! I caught a 70 pound sailfish and have the pictures to prove it!! The crew were so professional and the boat was beautiful. Air conditioned cabin with all spotless modern facilities. They served a great lunch and all drinks included with the one fee. I would definitely recommend this for a “must do” in Costa Rice!


“Reel In II, Quepos Costa Rica”


Excellent 3 days of fishing on the Reel In II, first class crew and boat, we released 13 sails (raised probably 60 and 1 marlin) and caught a 31 pound mahi mahi, could not ask more from Captain Oscar and mates Roy and Charlie



“Special day on the water”


We caught and released three sailfish and raised three more. Captain Glen apologized for a slow day. Imagine apologizing for *only* catching three sailfish! This boat sets a high bar. My father, brother-in-law and I all had an absolutely terrific time. If three sails is just ok I can’t wait to fish with Reel In again and see what hot action looks like!

A few notes. Lilian and Mandel were easy to communicate with over email. They made arrangements for pickup and drop off which happened like clockwork. The boat was rigged and ready for us when we arrived- no hanging around the dock. The fishing gear was in good shape and first mate Coco kept the cockpit organized and his clients comfortable. As the afternoon wore on and sun drove us into the air conditioned cabin, Capt. Glen and Coco remained focused on fishing, reacting as fast to a strike late in the afternoon as they did in the morning. That’s a tight crew.

The cost of this kind of fishing is necessarily high but Reel In offers great value. I will definitely fish with them next time in CR.