Let me start this review by stating that Capt. John's charter is the cheapest, best and most reliable purchase you will ever make. He is an American captain, bilingiual and is determined to make not only your fishing trip, but also your stay in Costa Rica the best vacation you have ever experienced. His rates, as many have stated are the most reasonable I have seen because you are booking directly through him. There are no hotel or website upsells since he will book you directly through his site. All that he requires is a $100 deposit via Paypal. He's one of the most knowledgable, friendly & honest captains I've ever met.....& I've fished down here 6 other times. He has a large boat and will guide you through whatever questions you may have concerning pricing, directions, hotel accommodations, etc. He is THAT good.
My buddy and I booked him and his phenomenal mate Michael for a full day and we only had a 40 minute breathtaking ride about 16-20 miles off Quepos, CR. The fishing was slow at first but he guaranteed us a few Sails. He was spot on. We landed our first by about 10-11 AM and hooked 5 more by 2 PM. It was such a great experience that I can't wait to get into his busy schedule again. He books out months but we were lucky to get him on a cancellation before we arrived.
We hooked up 8 times and my buddy and I were able to board 6 sails total (3 each) which was more than sufficient since we were exhausted by the end of the trip. The sun down here is fierce, especially while near the equator and fighting 100+ lb. Pacific Sailfish. This will be your trip of a lifetime and with Capt. John you won't be disappointed. Yes, there's always a chance that the fish aren't biting, but him and Michael will do anything possible to land you your dream fish. They are THAT good. The only advice I can give is to book less people on the boat and not split the souls on board since you have a better chance of sharing this phenomenal experience. Money should be no object at his prices! Tip Michael or the mate well....they work hard to bring up your dream fish! We'll be back and I will post some pics of the HUGE sails we caught! Pura Vida!
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