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Tamarindo Fishing Tours

Tamarindo fishing tours are a great activity because they combine nature, sport and adrenaline.   We talked to  sport fishing tour owners and here is what they  have to say when we asked the following questions:

  1. What do you like most about taking tourists on fishing tours?
  2. What was the weirdest thing/animal that you found fishing?
  3. What is the funniest thing that happened to you on a boat?
  4. What sets you apart from other fishing tours?
  5. What are your services and rates?

Go Fish Costa Rica http://www.gofishcr.com/  +506 8884347491

Steve Quinn is the owner of Go Fish Costa Rica.

  1. I like the fact that we can meet people from all over the world and in a lot of cases fulfill something off their bucket list. People change when they are on the water, it brings the kid out in them.
  2. One day while fishing we found a girl’s jewelry box floating in a large area of floating debris that we assumed was from the recent tsunami in Japan as some of the debris had indicated that.
  3. Watching a client getting his head slapped by the tail of a big sailfish while posing for a photo prior to getting released back into the water. It was funny because it was my 81- year- old uncle. Followed by a client that got too close to the edge taking a photo and after returning to the boat he realized he had lost his shorts.
  4. We offer a personal touch, always making sure our guest’s are taken care of and we meet each and every one of them personally when we can.
  5. We offer a full concierge service to all our clients and guest’s and our rates are all based on the service they require. We will be sure to take of any needs you can throw at us.
Big Mahi Mahi (Dorado) on a half day fishing from Go Fish.

 

Tamarindo Fishing http://www.tamarindofishing.net  +506 8474 5456

Pedro and Jason are in charge of another Tamarindo Fishing Tour.

  1. I like to show the prospective of the land from the ocean as well as the view of all the sea life.
  2. Thousands of Manta Rays jumping in the air doing back flips migrating south.
  3. The funniest was watching 4 people fighting fish at the same time.
  4. Knowledge of where we are fishing.
  5. Half day $325. Full day $625 (4 people max.)  Our service is fishing we include bait rods reels cooler ice Water and fruit.

 

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Tamarindo Fishing Tour is a family business company.

 

Blue Fishing CR http://www.bluefishingcr.com/  +506-8355-3770

The company was established in 2003. They offer many years of experience in specialized shore fishing, private snorkeling tours, surfing trips and unique beach tours. Blue Fishing Tours offers differentiated sea tours and fishing trips every day of the week targeting a multitude of various fish including Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Rooster fish and a many more species.

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One of the Blue Fishing boats

 

Coyote Sports fishing http://coyotesportfishingtamarindo.com  +506 2653 0068

Since 1993 Coyote Sportf ishing offers fishing experience for people of all ages that enjoy the art of fishing.  Coyote Sports Fishing combine  many years of experience and local knowledge of these water.  The Captain Frank Berrocal is a real fish fan.

  1. Fishing is my livelihood and taking tourists to fish is something I really like to do because I like the sport and I want my clients to have a good time.
  2. Nothing weird has come to me while fishing on my boat!
  3. I’m always busy so nothing funny happens.
  4. My passion for fishing sets me apart from others
  5. Coyote offers ½, ¾ and full day trips on any one of three boats, with prices from $475 to $1600 depending on vessel and length of fishing time.
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Coyote Sports Fishing´s catch
Salty Sols Surf School

Great surf lessons in Costa Rica

Salty Sols is the best place for surf lessons in Costa Rica

Eric Atkinson grew up in Missouri, USA, with no waves nearby but he traveled around the world looking for surf spots. He finally found his home here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Now, he owns Salty Sols Surf School, surf lessons in Costa Rica. Eric loves surfing and teaching so he created Salty Sols to share his love for the ocean with all his students. You will enjoy his class because he speaks perfect English and almost perfect Spanish.  Mr. Atkinson also has three important “P” attributes: patience, perception and persuasion, really important for a good teacher.

We interviewed Eric and he told us some interesting stories about surf lessons in Costa Rica.

Tamarindo Vista Villas (TVV) : What is it that you like most about teaching how to surf?

Eric: Seeing people feel that “stoke” for the first time and enjoying the connection with the ocean. I can still remember my first wave/waves and the awesome feeling of riding for the first time. This brings me back to those days.

TVV: What is it that you like least about teaching how to surf?

Eric: If the waves are pumping and perfect and I’m pushing someone instead of being able to pull into a barrel myself !!!! That would be the only bad thing, and that’s not really bad. We get plenty of awesome days to surf. If the students happen to have one of “those” sessions in their lesson then that’s great for them.  Also, they usually are witnessing some amazing surfing from the experienced surfers at the same time.

There are days when the current can be strong and the water can be cold. But if you are coming from a cold water place, the water always feels like bath water here in Costa Rica. Sometimes it can be frustrating if there’s a ton of people in the water. Or if the conditions aren’t the best. But the number 1 thing I don’t like about being a surf instructor is when you step on a really gnarly thorn right before going in the water for the next 2 hours!!!

TVV: What are the main feelings your students get during the lessons?

Eric: I think first of all surprise. Most are surprised that within a short amount of time they are actually getting up and riding waves. So many have these feelings that they are going to be horrible or they aren’t skilled enough. Maybe a fear of the water. But after some party in the sand with the “pop up”, technique practice, and the instructor´s help in the water, before you know it, they are up and riding and smiling from ear to ear. So I think feelings are changing several times in the lesson. They go from fear or nervousness, to surprise and emotion, to stoked and super pumped that they are now getting wave after wave and ending with a feeling of self satisfaction.

TVV: What is the main thing somebody needs to know before taking  surf lessons in Costa Rica?

Eric: Nothing! Really, no need to know much, just know how to relax and have fun. Maybe that it could be something that changes their life forever…If they live in landlocked Missouri, they might end up moving to Costa Rica!

TVV: Is there any advice you want to give for someone who wants to learn to surf?

Eric: Be confident that with some patience and practice you WILL be surfing! And never take it too seriously, surfing is all about having fun, it is about being a kid again!

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Eric Atkinson surfs with one of his dogs.
Surf lessons in Costa Rica
One of Salty Sols´ students riding a wave.