Welcome to YACHTFISH!

We are a highly experienced, focused and passionate team of professionals delivering custom boating and travel adventures for our clients. As the name implies, yachting and fishing are the cornerstones of our business, with a personal touch. We offer every kind of fishing charter experience you could ask for, from deep sea charters to inshore fishing.

Why choose YACHTFISH

  • Proven Tampa Bay and Costa Rica EXPERIENCE
  • The Client’s safety and enjoyment are the FOCUS
  • We have a PASSION for what we do
  • Our fleet and equipment are always new or in like-new condition
  • Have your own Private Captain
  • Custom boat maintenance programs to protect your investment
  • We strive for perfection and achieve excellence

Our experience

Captaining - 10+ years
Fishing - 25+ years
Costa Rica - 23+ years
Loving and enjoying life - Since Birth

What We Specialize In


Tampa Bay Fishing

YACHTFISH provides spectacular inshore and offshore Tampa Bay Fishing on its own fleet of custom boats. Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Florida are renowned for their abundant species of inshore and offshore fish in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, grouper, kingfish, amberjack, pompano, snapper, tuna, mahi-mahi, cobia and more call Tampa Bay home. Our focus and passion come from over 25 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay area.


Costa Rica Vacations

Los Suenos Resort and Marina is home base for our YACHTFISH Costa Rica Vacations. The Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is often referred to as the billfish capital of the world. We design travel adventures for our Clients that include activities such as epic big game sport fishing, canopy tours, ATV adventures, crocodile safaris, monkey tours and more. We coordinate ground transportation and offer a wide selection of luxury accommodations in the famous Los Suenos Resort and Marina. We have YACHTFISH support on site to ensure every Client has the time of their life.

Captain Matt driving a massive yacht.

Private Client Services

The Private Client Services group assists yacht owners with developing customized plans designed specifically for their vessel and personal boating preferences. Services include custom maintenance plans, Private Captain Services for fishing trips and vacation destinations, in-water yacht transfers, corporate boating events, marine consulting and more. Simply walk on and walk off. Just the way you like it.

Our Team Leader


Matt Douglas

Founder & Captain

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.