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Los Piratas de Flamingo

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David M wrote a review Aug 2022
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Douglas and Joe provided my girlfriend and I am exceptional experience here in Costa Rica. Amazing fishing trip, snorkeling and also they both provided excellent hospitality and friendliness throughout our trip.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Mike C wrote a review Apr 2022
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We were sold a snorkeling and sight seeing tour on a beautiful boat including food and drinks. We ended up stranded in the ocean on a broken down old boat with 2 bags of chips and a 2 liter of soda. It was way to rough to snorkle and we never got to see anything. We ended up being towed back to the marina and the whole thing was a BUST. The workers were very friendly and truly felt bad. Their office workers, however, were not. They refuse to respond to messages or offer any compensation. Horrible customer service. I would highly recommend avoiding this company. I understand things don't always go according to plan, but they refuse to make it right or even communicate. AVOID AVOID AVOID.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from E2905SGricharda, Gerente at Los Piratas de Flamingo
Responded 26 Jun 2022
El de snorkeling fue bien nosotros cumplimos y se dio no le que damos mal todo se cumplio ,lo curioso,que salio y regreso sano y salvo por la compensacion el tour no es gratis y nosotros pagamos por tod y creemos en Dios lo que escriba no es lo que dice lo sentimos mucho
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Jerry wrote a review Apr 2022
Yankton, South Dakota1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our family of 17 stayed at Margaritaville in Costa Rica. From day 1 this man named Douglas stood outside the resort and nonstop hassled us to book an excursion with his company "Los Pirates De Flamingo Tours". We agreed to do a boat ride on the ocean where they'd take us snorkeling and site seeing. The trip was to go from 2:30-6:30. We met Douglas at 2:30pm where we were to be picked up and driven to the boat. Douglas said our ride was running late. After and hour of waiting, one truck pulls up and expects all 17 of us to get in. They wanted all the kids to ride in the back of the truck! We said, "No, that's too dangerous!" So we waited longer for another vehicle to come. Finally we get a ride to the boat. Turns out the boat is complete trash and there's only a few life jackets. They were to provide drinks and food. All they had for the 17 of us was 2-2 liters of ice tea and a few bags of chips. We take off onto the ocean. It takes about an hour to get to our destination. They drop anchor way out from shore and pass out very chintzy snorkel equipment. The water is too deep to snorkel. We ask that they take us closer to shore. They say, "The boat stays here." So we all got back in the boat since we couldn't snorkel. Everyone is frustrated. We say, "Alright, let's skip snorkeling, just take us sight seeing." They go to start the boat and it's completely dead. A passing by boat picks up our captain. He said he will be back in 25 minutes. He left us stranded in the ocean for hours. Finally he comes back with another boat that doesn't even have lights. It pulls us back to the resort which took forever. We choked on the exhausted fumes of the boat towing us. All the kids were getting nauseous and crying. It was a complete nightmare. We paid well over thousand dollars and they wouldn't refund us. They just kept giving us the runaround. We're not even able to get a hold of somebody in charge. COMPLETE RIP OFF!! Don't go near "Pirate De Flaming Tours."
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from E2905SGricharda, Gerente at Los Piratas de Flamingo
Responded 26 Jun 2022
The only think was not what you said Rip off we are a responsable company when the people read this sounds a long story but we don't want hurt you but is to long to believe,you get the money back what you don't say but don't worrys GOD IS WITH US we make a good service you family get save to shore that is value
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Trip35603 wrote a review Nov 2021
Pittsburgh, PA4 contributions3 helpful votes
Douglas from Los Pirates is great! He was very friendly and speaks perfect English. We consider him a friend after our recent trip to Costa Rica and Margaritaville. His office is right outside the Margaritaville hotel. He offers great prices and great tours. Also, you can trust Douglas. It was my 14 year old son's first time on an ATV and Douglas made sure he was taken care of and helped me not to feel nervous about driving one. We also had a great tour. We highly recommend this compnay.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Sean C wrote a review Jul 2021
Belmar, New Jersey1267 contributions150 helpful votes
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Booked a horseback riding tour for my wife and I and could not be any more pleased! Met Douglas outside our hotel (Margaritaville) and he was extremely helpful! He speak English fluently, knows everyone in the area, and was both fair and communicative the entire week. We were specific to wanting sunset horseback tours, chances to go in the water, and privacy and man did he deliver! We gave a deposit (over 50%), which we were nervous about, but Douglas is very trustworthy and fair and put us at ease. He arranged for the horses to meet us outside the hotel and we were able to ride down several beaches over the course of 2.5 hours and had one of the most romantic experiences to date. We could not recommend this company, or specifically Douglas, any more and will definitely return on our next Costa Rican adventure.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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