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Sportfishing off the Tamarindo Peninsula along Costa Rica’s exotic Pacific coast aboard the world famous charter boat Gamefisher2 is the offshore angler’s adventure trip of a lifetime.

Whether it is fly fishing for record billfish such as Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish and Tuna, escape and camaraderie with the boys or part of a fun family vacation, combined with other adventure tours, our bi-lingual crew, led by Captains Richard Chellemi and Junior Bustos, with over 25 years of deep sea and inshore sport fishing experience, will ensure your vacation in our tropical Costa Rican paradise will be one you will always remember! (Tournament Results)

Recent News: Playboy Magazine picks Gamefisher II as the number one boat!  To read the story Click here.

Our Mission is to insure each group a safe and memorable day on the water while we sustain our fishery through the use of circle hooks, hook retrieval and a catch and release program. (see our Why US page)

Remember the Fisherman's Checklist:

When Sport Fishing Magazine did a
feature article on "Fly Fishing for Billfish"
Gamefisher2  was featured.
from the
Sport Fishing Magazine story:
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  • Does the crew speak English?
  • Does the boat provide good food, fresh fruit, drinks, bottled water, etc.?
  • Does the boat have U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment?
  • Is the charter company insured?
  • Does the charter company arrange accommodations and other activities?
  • Does the boat have a proven record of fishing success?
    (click to see our Tournament Results)
  • Is the boat equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear?
  • Is the boat always clean, organized and everything works?
  • Does the boat have a private head for the ladies?
  • On the Gamefisher2 we tick all the boxes!
We are proud of what others say about us:
The Gamefisher2 is a 31' custom-built Palm Beach design sport fisher powered by twin Volvo turbocharged diesel engines.Our mission is to please our customers. Here are a couple of comments about us and there are lots more on our Testimonials page and our Press page.

On their second trip in the past two years, Henry Kolbusz Sr., from Weston, Connecticut recently fished 7 days out of Playa Carrillo with sons Tom and Henry Jr. They scored 70 Sailfish releases, 5 Blue Marlin and 26 Dorado. Although most of the Dorado were released they still sampled every kind of Dorado dish the local chefs knew how to prepare. “We had a hell of a good time," said Henry.

Fishing with Captain Richard Chellemi on board Gamefisher2 is a truly unique and enjoyable experience. Not only is Gamefisher2 the most meticulously maintained sport fisher on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica but Captain Richard is a veteran that possesses local knowledge that few others can live up to. If you plan on traveling to Costa Rica with fishing in mind whether it be for a tournament or just for fun be sure to look up Captain Richard Chellemi and treat yourself to a trip on board Gamefisher2. You'll be glad you did!
David R. Keen
Endorsed by Bob Marriott's Travel Center: http://bobmarriotts.net

The Harry Gray Fly Tournament
January 26-29, 2004, Quepos, Costa Rica
Phenomenal Harry Gray Tourney Delivers

"Free Spooling"
By Jerry Ruhlow
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  The Gamefisher2 has captured 1st place in the 5 consecutive years that they entered Costa Rica’s largest annual fly fishing billfish tournament, previously under the name, Billy Pate Saltwater fly Tournament, now known as the Harry Gray Fly Tournament. The Gamefisher II has also been top boat 5 of the 7 years that they fished the Presidential Challenge Costa Rica Tournament. (PCCR)
  Results of the Harry Gray Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament at Quepos Jan. 26-29 were little short of phenomenal, with 33 anglers catching and releasing a total of 333 sailfish and one striped marlin, and doing it all on a fly rod. This was the most productive competition in the four-year history of the tournament, beating last year's total count of 327 fish released.
  Winning team of Jeff McFadden and Gallagher, fishing on the Gamefisher II with skipper Richard Chellemi, finished in first place for the second year in a row with 39 releases. They fished with Richard last year as well. Third place behind Joe Dowdell were Nick Smith and Jim Gill, also with 28 releases between them, but Joe had his 28 sails in and out of the water first. They were aboard the Old Reliable.
This was the Fourth Annual Harry Gray Memorial Tournament, which has donated more than $40,000 over the years to the Liver Transplant Center for Children here in Costa Rica.
  Tournament chairman Marcia Bennett said fishermen in the competition last year funded nine liver transplants for Costa Rica children, and all survived. This year's donation of $15,000 to the center will assure a longer and happier life for children here.

We have tried to anticipate every question you might have about our boat, crew and services but if you have any questions go to our Contact Page and let us know what you need. We look forward to serving you.
                           Captains Richard Chellemi and Junior Bustos

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The Latest Fishing Reports:

Click PLAY and get transported on-board Gamefisher II. A Triple hookup and successful landing of three sailfish aboard the Gamefisher II, A fun video made by a recent charter that will make you smile--guaranteed!
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From a recent new friend who fished with us: ..... I am 68 years old and can't count the number of fishing trips I have been blessed with. I have fished from Alaska to the Bahamas on some very nice boats and caught some very nice fish.
  The trip I experienced last Sat. with Junior and Los Dose Diego's was the best, most amazing, and most overall satisfying trip I have ever been on.

We are proud of our reputation. Read this and many more testimonials, in full. - Click Here

Optional Adventure Travel Activities:
We're a charter fishing company but we know it's your vacation and you may want to do something else or perhaps others in your party don't fish. No problem, we have a wide variety of activities available for you with reputable vendors we work with all the time. Just choose the activities you want more information on when you complete your reservation and we will fill you in on the details and work out all of the arrangements.
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We Can Arrange Your Accommodations:
We can arrange accommodations for your stay in Costa Rica.We can arrange accommodations for your stay in Costa Rica. Whether its four star luxury or modest digs we can take care of all the details. The list of properties we work with is long and consists of great friendly places that will insure you have the best time while here. Just let us know if we can be of service. Reservation Page - Click Here
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The latest video in the Gallery documents a newly discovered Blue Marlin fishery in Costa Rica. More details on the Video Gallery Click Here

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"Featured on ESPN's Walker's Cay Chronicles episode, "Fly Fishing for Billfish," were Captain's Richard Chellemi and Junior Bustos aboard the Gamefisher II. This team is world renowned for their skill and passion for fly fishing for Fly fishing for billfishbillfish. In the 6 years that they have fished Costa Rica's most prominent fly tournament, the Gray International Fly Tournament or "GIFT," the boat has finished consistently finished in the top 3; winning 1st three times, 2nd twice and 3rd place one time. Of course the victory is a result of the team work on the boat, the crew and a couple of phenomenal fly anglers, Mr. Jeff McFadden and Mr. Jim Gallagher."

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Apdo # 1-5150, Santa Cruz, Gte, Costa Rica
Our US number is: (904) 410-1041
Our primary number is Cell: (011-506)-8828-2287
Our secondary number is Cell: (011-506)-8376-9847
We are also on Skype ID: gamefisher2
E-mail: [email protected]