Capullo Costa Rica Fishing Crews

Meet Our Fishing Crews

Take a minute to meet the folks who'll be working to ensure you have a great fishing trip in Tamarindo. Our crews are bilingual, have decades of experience fishing the waters of Pacific northwest Costa Rica, and specialize in instructing clients in any aspect of fishing they desire. Want to learn how to rig a circle hook? Hook your own sailfish? Let us know and we'll put you right in the middle of the action!

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Capt. Gerald Ruiz, who runs our 22' Boston Whaler Rainbow Runner, has been with us for over 20 years. A fisherman's fisherman, Gerald has a wealth of knowledge and has authored a number of personalized fishing techniques that have proven successful time and again. Gerald kind of takes fishing personally, and you'll find no one more devoted to producing a successful trip.

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Capt. Manuel Leal, running our 36' Topaz Capullo, has been with us for over 15 years. Manuel started out as mate on the Capullo and quickly developed into one of the best deck hands in the business. Manuel moved up to captain in 2003 and has continued his practice of engaging clients' interests in our fishing techniques and other aspects of fishing. Manuel remains committed to producing the very best in charter experiences for our clients.

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Cheyenne Rosales is First Mate on the Capullo, and has been with us for over 18 years. Cheyenne is a natural fisherman, and handles his myriad duties on the deck with the dexterity that only years of experienced focus can produce. No one has a better awareness of the minute to minute aspect of the fishing arena. He has the best eyes in the business, and is practically always the first to spot a fish in the spread.

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Owner/operator Steve Curtis first came to Costa Rica in 1982, and has lived here since 1984. He started fishing on a 20 ft. Boston Whaler, then moved up to a 25 ft. Whaler in 1990. He purchased the 36' Topaz Capullo in 1993. In addition to full time operation of the fishing business, he has also been, since its inception in 1996, a partner in, a website offering visitor information for the community of Tamarindo Beach.

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