Luna Tours proudly employs professional and bilingual Costa Rican Captains and Mates. Every crew member is experienced in the art of catch-and-release sport fishing, in catching and filleting eating species, and providing generous hospitality.
They are also trained in first-aid and marine safety.
Captain Junior Smith Hodgson:
Junior has been part of the Luna Tours team since 2003. Junior was born in Limon, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and has been a saltwater fisherman for most of his life. He comes from a family with multiple generations of professional fisherman, and learned to fish while growing up with his father. As an angler, Junior has a great deal of experience catching Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, and Roosterfish to name just a few. His two biggest catches are an 800 pound Black Marlin caught in the Quepos fishing region while captaining the Magic Moon, and a 310 pound Yellowfin Tuna on the Ojaran III. Captain Junior takes pleasure in sharing the beauty of the Quepos waters and his knowledge of its marine life with his guests, while providing a safe and fun experience for all who come aboard.
Captain Yessy Smith Hodgson:
You guessed it, Yessy (pronounced Jessy) is Junior’s brother, and has also been a fisherman for most of his career. Yessy has been the Captain of the Ojaran II for the last two years, and enjoys providing a positive fishing experience for all our clients and friends. Needless to say, there is a continuous friendly family fishing competition within the Luna Tours team!