Meet Captain ‘Skeet’ Warren, who captained all over the world before deciding to buy his own boat and settle down in Costa Rica.

The year-round warm climate, calm seas, and abundance of fish, combined with Costa Rica’s stable economy and friendly, welcoming people, made it an easy choice. For anglers and adventurers, the general atmosphere of resource conservation and the safety of the country enhance its appeal as a destination.

Offshore or inshore, you can’t go wrong. Costa Rica’s waters offer something for everyone, and he will put you on the fish with uncanny instincts, breadth of knowledge, and an unwavering persistence that ensures a great day on the water.

Whether you’re an intrepid fly-fisherman, a curious beginner, or an experienced bluewater angler, you can be sure a day aboard the Bushwacker will be memorable.

You’ll find no shortage of choices for fishing in Costa Rica. Many operators put up a shingle to make a living, but a majority are doing just that, and often, like so many things, you don’t get what you paid for. Not so here.

Fishing is Capt. Skeet’s passion, and passion brings a lot to the experience.

  • Full & Half Day Offshore Charters
  • Offshore fishing for Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin (Dorado), and Tuna
  • Inshore Fishing for Roosterfish, Dolphin (Dorado), Wahoo, small Tuna (5-25lb), Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Mackerel and Bonito
  • Comfortable, Immaculate & Safe 42 foot Bertram
  • New Top of the Line Fishing Gear
  • 30+ Years Experience across the Globe
  • 20+ Years Fishing in Costa Rica
  • 5 Star Rating on Tripadvisor

You won’t get false advertisement, sub-par tackle, or inadequate safety equipment, and you will fish on the actual boat you see in the photos. A perfectionist, Capt. Skeet keeps the Bushwacker in immaculate condition, maintained to US standards, and places top priority on safety and quality while running a tight ship with his seasoned crew. As Captain, his steady demeanor and professionalism may initially obscure his sense of humor, but fun is an important part of a charter experience, and there’ll be no shortage of that!

About Capt. Skeet

Learn about his experience as a tournament winning captain and fisherman.

Rates & Booking

Bushwacker offers a variety of charter packages targeting Sailfish, Tuna, Blue Marlin and more.

The Bushwacker

Take a virtual tour of the comfortable yet hard fishing 42′ Bertram.

Charter Reviews

You’ll have a great time, just like these happy clients.
  • What a GREAT day we had, landing two blue marlins (250/500lb), sail fish, tuna, & more! Capt Skeet & crew really know how to find the fish & how to catch them.

    An awesome time sport fishing with Capt Skeet & crew on the Bushwacker
  • Best Sport Fishing Capt. in Costa Rica! …you get a huge bonus fishing with Capt. Skeet…he is really fun to fish with.

    Maco F
  • After trolling hard and catching a variety of smaller fish we finally raised a billfish mid afternoon and I ended up with my first Marlin, a 200lb Striper! If you want to experience the adventure of Deep Sea fishing in a beautiful location and need a Captain you can trust then I highly recommend you contact Capt. Skeet Warren of The Bushwacker!!

    Highly Recommend Capt. Skeet Warren
  • Wonderful experience with a crew that was certainly interested in continually working towards finding fish. We tagged 4 Salifish kept 4 Dorado and had a great time while doing it.

  • My son Tim and I went to Costa Rica to celebrate his 16 birthday. We love to fish so we arranged a charter on The Bushwacker. We have fished in fresh water lakes and rivers all over the US and we have fished on charters off the coasts of Florida and Hawaii. Fishing off the Bushwacker with Captain Skeet and Denise exceeded our highest expectations. First, Skeet and Denise are delightful people and gracious hosts. Second, they are consummate pros. Skeet is an extremely skilled boat captain and fisherman. His knowledge of the coastal waters and the native wildlife is amazing. Skeet gets most of the credit for helping Tim and I land a 90 pound sailfish, a 270 pound marlin and many bonito tuna. Denise recorded our wonderful expedition with her digital camera. She captured terrific action pictures that Tim and I will always cherish. We could not recommend the Bushwacker or Captain Skeet and Denise more highly.

    Bob and Tim P
    Pacific Palisades, CA
  • We’ve used Skeet Warren and his Bushwacker for several years in different Central American locations, and he always impresses our students with his professionalism and his ability to put us on the fish.

    Dave Ferrell
    Editor, Marlin magazine
  • The wind was howling everywhere north of Tamarindo, so Skeet ran south, got us out of the wind and the whitecapping, and put us on the fish- 6 Pacific sails in one hour span- 6 in 60. All 7 of our party landed a pez vela (sailfish), and got some great video, plus Skeet took some fantastic photos from the bridge he shared with us…. I spend a lot of time on boats, being from Palm Beach, and recommend Bushwacker without reservation.

    Ben B
  • Two dads and two teenagers. What a great “once in a lifetime” experience for the kids. They each caught a sailfish….one about 80 lbs, one about 100 lbs. The crew did all the work, we relaxed on the boat’s upper deck, enjoyed the few, consumed lots of drink and snacks.

    Professional, serious fishing charter with results. Punctual and delivered.
  • The way Skeet and his crew catered to my wife and I was phenomenal. My wife had never caught a fish offshore and my experience is mediocre at best. By the end of the second day, my wife had landed 4 sailfish on her own and I was hooking and wiring in fish by myself…. Skeet knows how to find the fish! Don’t waste the time performing the research – just go with Skeet. I promise you will not be disappointed!

    Pete S
  • Raised 3 of 5 sailfish and 1 Blue Marlin. Capt Skeet is a Pro and the Bushwacker is a great boat. We had a great experience and really enjoyed the day. Highly recommend Skeet and the Bushwacker if you visit the Tamarindo area!


    Scott D