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Meet the team

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Take a minute to meet the team and our fishing charter crew who will 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 any of our fishing charter crew know and we’ll put you right in the middle of the action!


The Roosterfish Legend

Gerald Ruiz

Gerald Ruiz



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 takes fishing personally, and you’ll find no one more devoted to producing a successful trip.

The Personable Captain

Manuel Leal

Manuel Leal


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 became 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.

The Eye

Cheyenne Rosales

Cheyenne Rosales

First Mate

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 of duties on deck with the dexterity that only years of experience 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.


Roy and Louise

Roy and Louise


Roy and Louise have worked together for 25 years in various sectors from finance to customer hospitality.

Roy has been fishing since he was a boy learning his initial skills fly fishing on the rivers and lochs in Scotland. With the opportunity to live in Asia he was able to develop his sport fishing skills and his love of fishing continued. So much so that Roy and Louise moved to a remote island in Fiji to own a resort offering deep sea fishing and diving.  Always looking for a new adventure they have now settled in Tamarindo and take great pride in being able to offer deep sea fishing charters in one of the top fishing destinations in the world.


Roy’s goal is to make sure that each customer’s trip is a fun and enjoyable experience no matter what level of angler.

Louise will be your initial main point of contact and will always ensure that your requests are speedily dealt with. She can assist not only with the booking of the fishing charters but any other needs you may have from accommodation, transport and booking other local trips.

Roy and Louise are very customer orientated and will always go the extra mile to ensure you have a fantastic experience with Capullo Sportfishing whilst in Tamarindo.

If you have any questions about any of our services, fishing in the area,  or anything else, or if you’d like to request charter dates then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you. 

What our customers say about our sportfishing in Tamarindo...

      I have fished on Capullo 4-5 times now and they are absolutely the best. I have fished charters in many other locations including Madeira, Kona, and Cabo and nobody is a good as Manuel and Cheyenne. Always working hard to try to get you a...More

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      Let me start by saying the boat is super nice and clean. We booked a 5 hour trip with Roy and Louise the owners and to our surprise Roy went along for the trip. I told him we were looking for sailfish and we were fine with trolling all day even if we came home empty handed. "Go big or go home". Well we did not catch any sailfish but we did spend the entire trip laughing and telling stories. Roy is an interesting individual and a quality person. We ended up back at the beach bar drinking and telling more stories with Louise and Roy. We did not catch any fish but we did make new friends which in my book is a great day on the water! We highly recommend the trip and if you are going for sailfish, book a full day! More

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      We ended up fishing with Capullo because the boat we were supposed to be on had mechanical issues. We did a full day trip on the Capullo with 5 guys on a bachelor party. The crew and captain are alot of fun and work hard...More

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