We had a grand time on the charter yesterday.
Captain and crew were awesome.
Thanks so much for the help in making a wonderful memory!
Why book your Costa Rica vacation through Down East Guide Service and the Dragin Fly?
Our thanks to you and George for making our Costa Rica vacation
You made our travels effortless.
I did not know the huge task I was creating when I asked you to plan our
trip to Los Suenos and the Arenal volcano areas, and it went off smoothly. The several transfers worked out very well so
get us to all the spots we wanted to see.
We had considered driving ourselves, and the unmarked gravel roads were
a surprise, so we were very glad to have knowledgeable people in charge. The drivers were very helpful and shared
their knowledge freely, which added to our enjoyment and understanding. They arranged our monkey boat tour and
recommended El Avion, and we never would have found Manuel Antonio without
The condo you recommended in Los Suenos was perfect for our
three couples. The girls really had a
nice area to enjoy while the guys were fishing, and the golf cart is a fun way
for them to get access to the entire resort.
One day they ventured to Jaco and enjoyed that outing as well.
Fishing on the Dragin Fly was the real reason for our trip, and
they exceeded my expectations. They are
extremely professional and knowledgeable, and I’ve never seen a more
conscientious crew. A blue marlin, 5
sails plus the tuna and dolphin gave us a great couple of days fishing. I know
they ran some extra miles in order to find the sails for us and we are very
glad it worked out so well. The fruit breakfast is a treat, and having tuna and
mahi sashimi on the boat is a new level of fresh! I’ll pull a naked circle-hook ballyhoo beside
the teaser next time I go offshore, and I’m still working on that knot they
Our group split at Selvatura, some opting for the zip line and
the rest of us for the hanging bridges.
Either option was great! I’ll
admit to being confused when we stopped on the road beside Lake Arenel with
nothing in sight – until the ferry boat came across the lake! We enjoyed that ride and the views of the
volcano, and the ride is then very short to Tabacon. The Tabacon Hot Springs are a treat! The resort and restaurants are very nice, and
the complex of pools in the hot springs is beautiful. We spend most our time in the Shangri LA
Gardens, as those are reserved for hotel guests.
We are very glad that you recommended Peace Lodge! Sharon loves waterfalls, so we especially
enjoyed the La Paz Waterfall gardens.
The grounds are extensive, and we enjoyed the separate habitats for the
aviary, reptiles, big cats, butterflies and hummingbirds. The girls loved the very unique rooms as
----Clark and Sharon
I was going to send you a hand written note. We can
not thank you enough for lining up a great trip. The inshore was a bit
tough. 1 Jack per boat. Off Shore was great 19 Sails in two days.
The Capt and crew were fantastic and the boat could have not been more
comfortable. Thank you for a fantastic fishing trip and vacation all the
300 lb blue today and Chris had one 250 lb. had another
in baits with big one but didn’t stick around. Awesome trip and ready to come
back. Your guys are on point, hard working, and polite. 1st class operation!!!
Epic, epic trip. Second day at SKL was best fishing
day of my life. 12/15 on 120+lb tarpon in the AM. Exhausted
but feeling like heroes over lunch, we proceeded to go 3/18 in the
afternoon. Hooking almost 40 tarpon in 36 hours is a surreal
event and an experience that was not lost of both of us.
FAD trip was exceptional in a different way this time,
mostly due to James, Berto and David. They are such a special and
talented bunch. Watching them work the cockpit was amazing as they
shifted effortlessly from ballyhoo to live baits over and over again.
Drove through hoards of tuna on the way out. Blues were less
frequent and smaller, stripes & sharks were new to the FADs. Could
not keep the mahi off our baits which (although not the goal) kept the action
constant for our three days.
Regardless, boat, food, crew and experience were nothing
less than expected. Accomodations, transfer and planes were all on time,
easy and comfortable. I trust my fishing experiences to no one else in