Top Notch Fishing Costa Rica


The Top Notch was purchased in 2022 by a couple of long-time family friends. The boat then underwent some changes. She was updated so she’d be ready to go in the open ocean on the Pacific Coast of beautiful Costa Rica in comfort, with style, and speed. The dream of year round fishing came true for these two families! The Top Notch is here to make that year round fishing dream a reality for you, too. 

The experienced crew of the fully-equipped Top Notch have been fishing the waters in and around Quepos for over 25 years. Catching fish is serious business. The captain and crew they take great pride in what they do. Since the updates have been made, the Top Notch has enjoyed many days of incredible fishing, making new friends, and growing the Top Notch family. The Top Notch is always in search of the best bite and the greatest time.

Boat & Equipment

The Boat and Equipment on board the Top Notch provide an unparalleled experience for fishing enthusiasts. This custom 45′ Viking vessel is equipped with twin CAT C-9 engines, ensuring a smooth and powerful journey. Advanced electronics, including Icom VHF radios, complement the boat’s cutting-edge capabilities. With a highly skilled crew boasting over 20 years of experience, you can expect an extraordinary adventure on the water. 

The boat features two state rooms, each offering comfortable accommodations. The primary state room boasts a full-size en-suite bathroom, providing privacy and convenience. The second state room is equipped with cozy bunks, perfect for resting during your trip. Additionally, there is a well-appointed full bathroom on board. The kitchen area includes a sink, microwave, and bar, seamlessly connecting to the living area featuring a sectional sofa and a flat screen TV. For utmost comfort, an oversized cruise A/C unit maintains a pleasant temperature while you take a break from the excitement. 

Outside the salon, both the flying bridge and mezzanine seating areas allow you to fully immerse yourself in the action. Whether you’re reeling in a fish or simply enjoying the surroundings, you can be right at the heart of the experience. 

When it comes to equipment, we spare no expense in ensuring top-notch quality on the Top Notch. Our inventory is regularly updated with the latest options to cater to various species of fish. Custom rods, Shimano reels, LP 2-speed electric reels, teasers, dredges, 

and a wide range of other high-quality gear are at your disposal. You can trust that our selection will meet your specific needs and enhance your fishing endeavors.


We love fishing, making memories, & most importantly, making new friends. We want your trip to be memorable, the ultimate fishing experience, one that you, your family, & your friends will never forget. Register now to book your trip with us, for the fishing adventure of a lifetime. 


Depending on the species you’re looking to hook, there is always something to be caught, whether it be inshore or offshore. We strive to meet & exceed your expectations. Our crew has extensive knowledge of the local waters, & is looking forward to giving you an uniquely amazing fishing experience.

This calendar is approximate and a general overview.

What to Bring

Get ready to embark on the ultimate fishing adventure aboard our charter fishing boat, where you can create lifelong memories with your friends and family. To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we recommend bringing a few essential items:

Don’t forget your hat to shield yourself from the sun, sunglasses to protect your eyes, and a long sleeve shirt for added sun protection. During the rainy season, light rain gear will keep you dry and comfortable. 

Please note that a fishing license is required for this thrilling excursion. No need to fret, though, as you can conveniently obtain one at the marina before we set sail. Remember, this is an extraordinary opportunity, so bring a positive and enthusiastic attitude to fully embrace the adventure that awaits. 

While our dedicated crew is committed to providing exceptional service, it’s customary and greatly appreciated to show your gratitude with cash tips. Your generosity will be a testament to the enjoyable experience we aim to deliver.

So prepare yourself for a fantastic day on the water, filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the joy of reeling in remarkable catches.


Marina Pez Vela, Quepos Costa Rica

Marina Pez Vela hosts several tournaments throughout the year. Below you can find the list of upcoming fishing tournaments in 2023. This link is for tournament registration & information ONLY. In order to charter the Top Notch for a tournament, you will need to contact us directly for availability & pricing. 

Dorado Derby - November 11, 2023

Dorado Derby Dos - November 18, 2023


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Today Costa Rica celebrates its independence! The Top Notch owners and crew would like to say, Feliz día de Independencia! We are honored and grateful to be able to celebrate with this beautiful country and its amazing people! Pura Vida! Feliz cumpleaños y saludos a 202 años!
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Price is based on 6 people. An additional $50 per person after 6 will be added. If there are any children in attendance, please let us know. We are a family run company, therefore we like to be sure we are prepared accordingly. 

Costa Rica has an Impuesto al Valor Agregado or IVA. This is a tax that will be added to your charter booking.

*A customary 20% cash tip is recommended for the hardworking crew*

 Contact us directly for special discounts and rates +1(919)669-5873



Marina Pez Vela
Quepos, Costa Rica


+1(919)669-5873 +011(506)7103-0530

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