Captain Ron’s Lake Arenal Fishing Tours

Our friend, Captain Ron Saunders, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 9, 2018. 

fishing on lake arenal
A picture says it all on Lake Arenal

Captain Ron’s Fishing Tours is the area’s premier fishing guide service with a combined experience of over 30 years on Lake Arenal!  Your adventure starts the moment you launch with Captain Ron or one of his experienced, English speaking guides. Experience the thrill of catching a guapote or machaca when you fish Lake Arenal, a sparkling fresh water 33-mile lake located in the north-central highlands of Costa Rica.

Lake Arenal is at the base of the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. The Lake Arenal and La Fortuna area is a convenient hub for many adventure tours, and features hot springs, zip lines, kayaking, white-water rafting, and other exciting excursions.

Lake Arenal — Home of the World-Famous Guapote

guapote lake arenal

Fishing Lake Arenal is an experience of a lifetime for the serious angler or novice. Lake Arenal is world-famous for a spectacular fish called the rainbow bass, or guapote (in Spanish). Lake Arenal also has another hard-fighting fish called machaca, which looks like a pirhana on steroids with its rows of razor sharp teeth.

Premier Guide Service

Whether you are fishing with Captain Ron or one of his experienced, English speaking guides, you will be treated to an amazing trip.  Only the best gear available is used and you will be fed well!

Captain Ron’s Lake Arenal Fishing Tours is the premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal, fully equipped for North-American style fishing tours:

  • Half-day tours: 5 hours
  • Full-day tours: 8 hours
  • Top-quality equipment, tackle, lures provided
  • Includes fresh sandwiches, fruit, snacks, beverages & beer
  • Pick-up/drop-off at convenient locations
  • 18′ Boston Whaler with 115 Hp Yamaha engine
  • Fully equipped with bass seats, lifevests, safety gear
  • Lowrance electronics, GPS, and marine radio
  • Comfy lounging cushions
  • A complementary Costa Rican cigar