IGFA Captains and Guides
Central America and the Caribbean Region
Captain Derek Biel runs fishing charters throughout the Caribbean, but is based primarily out of Antigua. Captain Biel specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish, tuna and wahoo and offers trips on either the 45-foot Obsession, or the 55-foot Double Header.
Based in Flamingo, Costa Rica, captain Skeet Warren primarily fishes anywhere in the southern part of Central America. He specializes in conventional, light tackle and fly fishing for billfish and can customize any trip to client needs.
Captain Bobby McGuinness owns and operates Cazador Marlin Adventures and runs fishing charters aboard the Cazador, based primarily out of Golfito, Costa Rica. Captain McGuinness specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish and tuna, but also offers inshore trips for grouper, roosterfish, snapper and more.
Oscar Villalobos Gardela
Captain Oscar Villalobos is a native Costa Rican and operator of the Maestro. Captain Villaloboas has more than 15 years of experience fishing the Osa Península, Central Pacific and Panama, and specializes in both inshore fishing for roosterfish and snapper, as well as offshore fishing for sailfish, marlin and other pelagic species.
Pedro Enrique Calvo Santos
Captain Pedro Enrique Clavo Santos offers charter trips fishing the northern shore of Cuba and can organize any type of fishing you like when visiting his beautiful country.
Captain Julien Audonnet runs inshore fishing charters based out of Guadeloupe and specializes in targeting bonefish, jacks, permit, snook, snapper and tarpon on both fly and light-tackle.
Dean Ettinger is the owner and operator of Magic Fleet based in East Cape, Baja, Mexico. Specializing in fishing billfish and tuna, roosterfish, pargo and mackerel.
Julio A. Castañeda
Captain Julio Castañeda fishes the west coast of Nicaragua for billfish and pelagic species including mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, mackerel, snapper, and more.
Horacio A. Clare, III
Captain Horacio Clare fishes the Republic of Panama offering offshore and inshore saltwater fishing excursions whether trolling, jigging or popper fishing is your preference. Additionally he offers specialized freshwater fishing trips for peacock bass at Lago Gatun, located next to the Panama Canal which is the second biggest man-made lake in the world.
Jonathan De la Rosa
With 15 years as a charter captain, Jonathan De la Rosa offers half and full-day fishing charters for tarpon in Trinidad.
Gerard "Frothy" De Silva
Captain Gerard "Frothy" De Silva operates offshore charters out of Tobago on the Hard Play, Grenada on the Hard Play II and Madeira on the Pesca Grossa. Captain Frothy specializes in targeting big game pelagic species, including billfish, dolphinfish, tunas and wahoo.