A True Costa Rica Fishing Adventure!

Captain Ron's Lake Arenal Fishing Tours -- the premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal. Your adventure starts the moment you launch with Captain Ron. 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 next to the *active 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

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.

With Captain Ron's Lake Arenal Fishing Tours, you fish at the base of Arenal Volcano, close enough to see and hear lava and boulders roll down the mountain. Most days the volcano has small eruptions of ash and steam that makes this a memorable fishing trip.


Premier Guide Service
Your guide, Ron Saunders, is a seasoned American fisherman with top quality gear for conventional, spin, or fly fishing. Considered by many " best fly fishing guide " on the lake.

*Please note that volcano Arenal has been less active now for over three years but could still erupt at any time.

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