Deep Sea Fishing


World class fishing is right here on the beautiful Golfo Dulce and in the deep, blue Pacific.  The diversity of offshore big game fishing in this area is legendary.  Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna are commonly caught.  Inshore you can expect to catch Roosterfish, Snapper and Spanish mackerel.  




One is an excellent captain/fisherman who is well known in the area.  He can accommodate up to 7 passengers in his 27 foot T-top boat (4 can fish at a time) or he can accommodate 2 fishermen in his 21 ft. bay boat for inshore fishing only. The rate includes bait, equipment, soft drinks, snacks, beer, water, fruit and, for full day trips, lunch



A half day, inshore, within the Gulf:

 7:00 AM to about 12:30 PM.  $550 in the 21 ft. boat or $650 in the 27 ft. boat


Full day, inshore

7:00 AM to about 3 PM.   $750 in the 21 ft boat or $950 in the 27ft. boat


Full day offshore

7 AM to about 3:30 PM. $950 in the 27ft boat

Please go to www.tropic to see Captain Cory's boats and make a reservation. Be sure to tell him Casa Bambu sent you since he gives our guests special service.


For a more comfortable and superlative fishing experience, we recommend another excellent boat and captain.  Guests who have fished all over the world have told us this was the best fishing they have ever experienced.  The boat is 39 feet, with plenty of room and shade for larger groups.  Inside there are several rooms, and even beds, as well as a kitchen and restroom.  The rate includes bait, equipment, soft drinks, snacks, beer, water, fruit and, for full day trips, lunch.



Inshore, half day: $1,045 up to five.  $50/person extra person.

Inshore full day: $1,345 up to five.  $50/person extra person.

Offshore, full day: $1,445 up to five.  $50/person extra person. (Combination inshore and offshore)


Discounts for multiple days


You meet both boats at the pier in Puerto Jimenez (see your map). Depending on the tides and conditions, either boat can pick you up and drop you off near the house ( at Pan Dulce Beach) so you avoid a drive to Puerto Jimenez.  In that case, you need to swim out to the boat and carry a dry bag with your things. This option is only available if the surf is quite low, and for physically fit parties with their own transportation. If the surf comes up in the night, your party will have to drive to Jimenez at 6:00 am. 



Golfo Dulce Tour


If you only explore the Osa Peninsula by land, you are missing half of it.  An enormous and glorious part of this magical place is the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), which Jacques Cousteau called the most pristine of the world’s four tropical fjords.  Proximity to one of the world’s greatest natural fisheries and some of the most bio-diverse National Parks in the world, make this body of water unique.  Only by water can you visit much of the Golfo Dulce’s jungle shoreline, rivers, tropical beaches and mangrove estuaries that serve up a tremendous variety of unique flora and fauna.  And simply being on this fabulous gulf is a rejuvenating, inspiring experience.


This tour takes you on a fabulous ride over 30 miles around the magnificent Golfo Dulce. It is conducted by the safest, most informative and most professional outfit in the area.  They have large, comfortable boats with experienced, English-speaking, lifeguard-trained captains.  Each 25-foot boat features contoured seats, a full canopy for shade and a fresh water shower.  If you’re lucky, you’ll see whales or swim with dolphins. (These tours encounter dolphins 80% of the time). Snorkeling (equipment supplied) may also be enjoyed at coral reefs, home to beautiful tropical fish (depending on conditions). 


On this tour guests have seen huge pods of dolphins, whales, whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, schooling fish, sea snakes, sea birds and jungle flora and fauna, including sloths in the mangroves.  The boats are equipped with new engines, GPS, depth sounders, VHF, back-up VHF, cellular, pony motor, dolphin hydrophones, life vests for all sized guests and first aid kits. 


Please note that this, and all the gulf tours, are not private tours unless you reserve as private (although it often works out that way).  If more people join the tour, your price will be adjusted accordingly. 


Tour leaves from Puerto Jimenez pier at 8 AM.  Duration:  4 - 5 hours




1 - 5 passengers: $350. 

Over 5 passengers, price = number of persons x $65




Cold drinks

Comfortable, shaded, safe boat with English-speaking guide

Fresh water shower on boat

Snorkeling gear, masks

Life jackets, adult and child sized




Sun block

Sport sandals or water shoes

Swim suit & towel

Sun glasses

Binoculars are good




Best to arrange in advance.



We particularly enjoyed the tour.  Thanks so much for suggesting it to us.  On that single tour we saw probably about 50 spotted dolphins, and swam with them, and had fun snorkeling.

Chuck – Salt Lake City, UT


I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my tour. Our guide knows so much about the marine life, the Puerto Jimenez area and his passion shows through! I highly recommend this tour as I saw bottlenose and spinner dolphins, sea turtles, a glimpse of a humpback whale and enjoyed the snorkeling! It was a wonderful trip. Hats off to you for providing a great experience for anyone of any age!

Kerry – Rochester, NY


Golfo Dulce Tour with Rio Esquinas


Take the regular Gulf tour but add on an informative guided excursion up the beautiful Esquinas River.   In addition to the open gulf, you’ll explore Golfo Dulce’s lush coastline, deltas, and mangrove estuaries, while winding your way through the jungle by boat. 


This tour requires advanced booking.   It is tide dependent, and is only available when a high tide occurs between 7:00 - 10:00 am  Cannot be combined with any other tour.

Duration: 5.5 – 6 hours



1 - 5 passengers: $425.  

Over 5 passengers, add $65/person



Best to arrange in advance.




Golfo Dulce Tour with Wildlife Sanctuary


Take the same Gulf tour as above, but include a tour of the Cana Blanca Wildlife Sanctuary.  Only accessible by boat, this non-profit foundation rescues injured, orphaned and endangered animals in order to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild, usually at Piedra Blanca National Park, which borders the facility.  At the Sanctuary you will be educated about the animals you’ve seen at Casa Bambu and ones you probably won’t; see them interact with their caretakers; and learn about their habits and lives in the wild.  And you’ll get to hang out with a very friendly spider monkey, who loves to be rubbed.  


Please note:  The Sanctuary visit part of this tour is two hours long.  Due to recent laws, almost all the animals must remain in their cages and it is not guaranteed that you will see them if they are sleeping (especially the case with nocturnal animals).

No children under six are allowed in the Sanctuary.  Parents may trade- off child care in order to visit the facility. 


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Tour leaves from Puerto Jimenez pier at 7:30 AM.  Duration:  4 - 5 hours




1 - 5 passengers: $350. Plus $25 per person admission to the Sanctuary 

Over 5 passengers, price = number of persons x $65


Best to arrange in advance.




Golfo Dulce tour with Casa Orquideas Botanical Gardens


Take the regular Gulf Tour and stop at these amazing botanical gardens, where you will see all kinds of plants in one place that would take hours of hiking in remote locations to view otherwise.  We felt like munchkins in a magical land as we walked the paths among more than 100 species of orchid, 50 varieties of heliconias,  giant palms and other trees, a cannonball tree, and sampled edibles, miracle fruit and spices. In addition, you can enjoy the over 100 species of birds attracted to the gardens. 

There are both guided and self-guided tours available every day but Friday.


1 - 5 passengers: $350. 

Over 5 passengers, price = number of persons x $65


Additional transport/admission fee: $12/person


Best to arrange in advance.




Mangrove Kayaking


Kayak on the natural canals of the Platanares River, through the Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge, under 70-foot tall mangrove trees. In this mangrove estuary you can see birds, fish, coatis, anteaters, monkeys, crocodile, caimen, snakes, butterflies and other wildlife. An experienced local guide will educate you on this small forest in the water that is its own special ecosystem. You will also sea kayak in the beautiful Golfo Dulce.



3 – 4 hours duration



Snack on beautiful beach

Life jackets

Dry bags

Water (to refill your bottle)





Fish with William: from the beach or our kayaks


Learn to fish like a tico! Catch dinner on the beach, right out front!  William is an expert fisherman and knows all the best spots, bait and techniques.  He will help you catch dinner and share all his secrets. 

Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Spanish mackerel and various species of snapper, are regularly caught.  You might also catch Snook, Roosterfish and Pompano. Bring whatever tackle you can, ie: hooks, sinkers, floats to use with the small sardines you will use as live bait. For artificial bait we recommend small, lead-head, skirted jigs, either white or yellow. William has rods and hand lines available for his clients when he takes them fishing on a tour from our kayaks or shore.  The rods are ok, but the reels not so much.  If you want to fish with him you should bring your own reel as there is nowhere to rent or buy rods or reels. A decent, inexpensive travel rod can be had online at Amazon.  Search for a "Shakespeare Medium Action Travel Mate Spinning Rod."  This rod is small enough to pack in your luggage and strong enough for most fish you are likely to catch from the beach.   If you want to fish on your own you should bring both rods and reels.  We have a casting net William can help you catch bait with.  Use 8 to 12 lb line, depending on your preference and fishing experience.  A less experienced fisherman will do well with 12 lb line.


$45 per group


Arrange with William when you get there



Surf Lessons


Surf right in front of Casa Bambu, where there is a dream wave to learn on with a perfect right point break for beginners and different sections to match ability levels.  You are guaranteed to stand up!  There is a large selection of boards (soft tops for easy learning and more advanced hard boards). You go out at low tide and surf for approximately two hours.  It’s a BLAST.


Provided:  Lycra shirts to protect from rashes and sunburn. 

Recommended to bring:  booties if you have them, and lots of sun block.   

$55/person: 2 hour lesson.  8-year olds and up. Surfboard rentals available.

Best to arrange in advance.


The surfing lessons were great.  I’d recommend them to anyone.

Michael -  Middlesex, VT



Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Paddle your way around the beautiful Golfo Dulce on beginner paddle boards and catch a wave or two!


$55/person, 2 person minimum.

Duration: 2 hours

Minimum age: 12 years


Best to arrange in advance.




Sail the Gulf


Take an exhilarating ½-day excursion on the 36-foot sailing vessel Sorrento, manned by an experienced captain/owner and mate.  If the winds are right, mother nature propels you around the magnificent gulf, usually without another boat in sight.   Depending on conditions, activities include snorkeling, dive boarding, swimming, viewing sea life, visits to nearby attractions.  Celebration of special occasions can be added for an unforgettable celebration (extra charge applies).  The Sorrento provides a bathroom, shade bimini, padded seating, stereo system, below deck cabin, safety equipment, navigational gear and life jackets for all sizes. 


Tour leaves from Canasa harbor at about 11 AM and returns about 4 – 4:30 PM.

Lunch, snacks, water, drinks, beach towels provided. 



1 – 4 people: $350

5 people: $400

6 people: $450


Best to arrange in advance.