Fishing charters & tours in Playa Flamingo

Top Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa Flamingo

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  • The Big Red Man
    Los Angeles, CA75 contributions
    I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Jaume and Gollo!! This was such a magical trip! During the booking process Jaume was very responsive and helpful which always makes me feel better. Then when we arrived he was so friendly and helpful and the boat was really clean and well kept. He made sure safety was discussed before we left the harbor. Gollo the captain was great and kept the boat slow and steady which was great for my young daughter and older mother in law. Within ten minutes of being out on the water we saw dolphins!! Then about 10 minutes later we got to experience a humpback calf playing in the shallows with its mother. It was incredible!! After that Jaume and Gollo took us to this great little secluded cove where my 6 year old daughter was able to snorkel for the first time!! There were tons of fish. And the ocean was so calm. Jaume showed us a bunch of cool animals and was always close by in the water with a safety float which made me as a father always feel safe with my family. After we snorkeled and did some stand up paddle, we took a slow cruise back to harbor enjoying the fresh fruit and homemade banana bread provided. This was such an amazing experience. It really is true… LIFE IS BETTER AT SEA!!!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • cflippen
    Roanoke, VA265 contributions
    We spent 35 blissful days on Flamingo Beach using this wonderful service. Alvero and his team were exceptional in providing the awning service and four wonderful reclining beach chairs, large and small tables. Alvero is personable, professional and dependable. Every day our awning was up at the agreed upon time. Alvero was an excellent communicator and would even text us if he was just a few minutes late. We felt by the end of our stay that we had made a new friend. We will use Alvero for our awning needs on our next trip to Playa Flamingo.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • Leslie H
    3 contributions
    Highly recommend Boos Adventures! Christian organized a boat for my boyfriend and I on short notice and was available and helpful along the way. Everyone involved had great energy and the boat captain was really pleasant to spend the day with. After checking with other companies about this trip, I’ll say Christian and Boos Adventures were the most responsive and positive.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Mike Adams
    13 contributions
    Glen and Dennis are awesome fisherman, glen drives a boat like no other and Dennis can rig lines like nobody's bigness. We had a 300+lb marlin on, the reel locked up, Dennis was able to transfer the line to another rod without losing the fish. Pretty damn impressive, all in all we caught 4 marlin, 3 sailfish and 3 yellowfin tuna, 1 of those being over 100lbs, tuna for days! Good times!! Thanks guys!!!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Christina Eastman
    4 contributions
    We had an absolute blast fishing with the Bushwacker for two days! The 40 years of experience shines through, amazing guide! Would love to get out fishing with Skeet again!
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • ewybrant
    Norwich, UK80 contributions
    What can we say, Melissa and the crew are absolutely amazing, nothing is too much trouble for her and the crew. They all work so hard for the fish and make the overall experience the best offshore fishing we have done anywhere else. We can't wait to come back and fish again in February 2023.
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Michael L
    1 contribution
    We were so impressed with the service Dervin and his team provided as soon as we arrived in Costa Rica. They provided airport transportation as well as multiple guided tours for our group. Every member of the team was professional and punctual. We would highly recommend the Buena Vista Combo Tour and for those looking for a great, challenging hike the Rio Celeste Waterfall is a must see. Both tours were informative and well organized. Thank you to "G" and our driver for the awesome time on our tours.
    Overall an amazing job done by everyone involved. We ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND using this team for any of your tour and transportation needs while in Costa Rica.
    Written 7 May 2021
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  • Jason K
    1 contribution
    Such an amazing crew that got us into all the fish! Tuna, Marlin, Mahi-Mahi. Highly recommend you take the Wet Ass II out and go rips some lips.
    Written 17 November 2021
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  • K Voyage
    Savannah, GA82 contributions
    We booked a private transfer with Wanna Ride Tours to pick us up from the airport and take us to our Airbnb in Playa Flamingo (1 hour away). Our driver was great, he was waiting right outside with a sign that had my name on it and provided us with cold waters. Although it was a private transfer it was competitively priced with shared shuttles so it was worth it to us to have a van to ourselves. He also stopped at a convenience store for us in town to pick up a couple of things for our Airbnb.

    Thank you for making our arrival stress-free!
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • William "Buzz" Buzinski
    Alexandria, VA70 contributions
    We asked out house manager for recommendations and he turned us onto Flamingo Sportfishing. We met Erika for payment and she took us to where we had to get into a boat to head out to the fishing boat. I LOVED this. She was really friendly and made us feel like family from the beginning.
    Side note if you pay with credit card. They, not just this charter but many touring places, charge 6% extra. I really didn't mind because I didn't want to carry that much cash on hand. I don't do that in the US : ). Now back to the fishing.

    Take shoes you don't mind getting wet. You can wear water shoes, flops, or something. Bring suntan lotion (wet not spray). Don't want to make the deck slippery. Bring hat, long sleeve, and some light pants. To have not to wear all day. This will help with the sun.

    Miguel was coming to us on the "dingy" to pick us up from the shore. We had 6 people, I think 4 is more comfortable, and he had to do two trips. Which wasn't an issue...except the engine wouldn't start. So he had to paddle. He greeted us with that HUGE Tico smile.

    Once on board we met Warner (Captain) and Leo (Mate). They spoke some good English, Miguel very fluent. I, we, are learning Spanish so it was great mixture of learning and Spanglish.

    They told us that we were going about 20-24 miles out. We sat back, lathered up, and Warner hit the throttles and we were humming. We were going for Mahi, Sail, and Marlin. I really want ROOSTER but not best time for them. I will be back : ).

    We sang, talked, and rested as we cruised out to the spot. I will tell you this. Always check the moon phases, many captains and mates will tell you, 3 days prior and after are just not productive fishing. Having been on many charters and some during that time frame. They are correct. Not going to lie while at our house and in the pool I looked at the moon and let out a big sigh.

    Capt Warner throttled us down and Leo and Miguel got the poles read for some action. On the way out the views were spectacular. We saw birds and Sting Rays jumping out of the water. It was great. Leo and Miguel got the lines in the water and we started trolling along. I was watching the back left (right side) baits and I yelled because I saw a Bull Mahi screaming across the water. Leo saw it at the same time. It SLAMMED the bait. We, since 6 of us, decided "catching order" for the fish. My nephew's girl friend who never been was on. It took her some time to reel it in. Not because she was a novice but because this Bull was bucking. The Bull was finally landed and it was BEAUTIFUL. Leo and Miguel handled it like champs. Got the lines back in the water, took photos, and we celebrated. I looked a the moon and smiled.
    We went on for quiet a while before any other action. That is why it is fishing and not catching. However, Miguel (chef) prepared some sashimi for us amongst other great snacks.
    These guys, all 3, were VERY professional, very personable, and just a pleasure to be around.
    My niece was up next and KABOOM that Blue Marlin hit that bait and started dancing across the water. If you haven't seen it happen...just wait. I wasn't sure who celebrated more us or the crew. HAHA. They said the Marlin have been pretty scarce so that was awesome.
    When cruising look for diving birds and dolphins (pods) this is great indicator of bait fish which brings other fish. Was eerily quiet though. As a matter of fact we came upon 4 dolphins swimming and watching a couple sting rays jumping/playing right before the Marlin hit.
    Unfortunately, that was our only two fish but you can't be made at a Bull and Blue. Having been on many/many charters I can tell you that Capt Warner, Leo,and Miguel did everything possible to lure in the fish. it was just not happening. I applaud and thank them.
    While trolling we did get to see a Blue Marlin jump out of the water twice chasing fish. I have never seen that. Only while on a hook. It was amazing.
    Of course this trip wouldn't have been complete without the National Geographic Turtle (Play) that we witnessed. HAHA.
    Fishing was done and I could see the disappointment on crew's face that there was not more action. Like I said, not their fault.
    Getting to know them I can tell you this....If/when I get back to Tamarindo/Play Flamingo I will reach back out to Erika to set up with this crew. One of the best crews I have fished with.

    Gracias, mi Familia!!!!!!!!
    Written 26 November 2021
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  • sconte18
    Bradenton, FL19 contributions
    The catamaran Panache was beautiful. The boat holds about 40 people and we had 31 on ours. As soon as you step on the boat it is open bar and you’re directed to get a drink (if you want one). The crew is great too! We had Victor, who seemed to speak the most English and who was our scuba guide, and captain Roy. We sailed around for a spot to snorkel for about an hour and saw a pod of dolphins on the way. When we got to the snorkel location we were instructed to stay near the guide and not get too close to the rock walls. The snorkeling here was just ok compared to reef snorkeling. The guide did his best to find starfish and other urchins and such that we could hold, while pointing out the various fish. Beware, if it is windy or the weather has been bad, the water will not be as clear and your view of the marine life will be limited. After snorkeling for about 30-45 minutes we boarded the boat while those who wanted to could kayak or paddle board. During this time we enjoyed some wraps, chips and salsa, and other crackers. Finally, we headed back to the port on an hour sail watching the sunset.
    Overall it was very nice and the crew was excellent.
    Written 22 December 2017
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  • JLN8
    Playa Potrero, Costa Rica5 contributions
    The crew was great, Tony and Dennis knew what they were doing. We caught 2 Mahi Mahis to keep. We had a sail fish on the line which was an incredible experience. Great time!!!
    Written 12 June 2018
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  • Chris F
    Bel Air, MD31 contributions
    Yellowfin was recommended to us via the owners of the home we rented in Potrero. We used them for both ziplining and for an ATV tour. We had an outstanding experience from start to finish. Jessenia was great helping us book the tours as well as coordinate transportation. Jose was our driver and guy. He was THE MAN! We had such a blast with Jose. He went above and beyond to take care of our family. One of our favorite lunches of the week was an add on excursion that Jose took us on after ziplining. I highly recommend using this company.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Wayne S
    Avondale, PA3 contributions
    George and his team did an absolutely great job In helping me land my first billfish ever. The boat was pretty modern, and the crew was very knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke very good English. All said and done, my daughter and I caught two sails and three mahi-mahi. It was an outstanding day on the water, and the pricing was about a third of what we would pay in the United States for the same catch. Thanks Papi Chulo!
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • CaptainDonMorgan
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    My wife and I spent five days in Guanacaste at The Westin and this day was the highlight of the entire trip!! This boat is in excellent condition and very clean. Melissa is a fantastic person to meet and the service was second to none. She is very knowledgeable of the local area and her goal is obviously your enjoyment. The bonus is a gorgeous day on a very rare 32' Panga Boat which is classically stable, strong and comfortable to move around with fully shaded hardtop. We are planning another trip already and will contact Melissa for help with local arrangements and a few more days on this classic boat with her! There are the fancy resorts and big sport fishing boats....then there is Sweet Melissa!! Don't make the mistake of not meeting her!! The combination of this classic fishing boat design and Melissa will set your trip apart from any other fishing trip you've ever taken!
    Written 25 April 2016
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