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Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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About Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
When you sail with Serendipity Charters, you are chartering your own private yacht. As featured on the cover of Sail Magazine, she is a lovely 50 foot Beneteau complete with 4 cabins with private bathrooms, swim off and on transom, outdoor and indoor dining and a full kitchen. Captain Brad and crew are experienced, safe and knowledgable. We provide a full bar, lunch, snacks, snorkel and fishing gear to make this a memorable day. This is why we are ranked as the #1 Sailing tour company on tripadvisor in the area. Overnight trips are available to local anchorages and Witch's Rock and Ollies Point in the Santa Rosa National Park. Serving, Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Playas del Coco, Papagayo, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Westin
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Julia Malone wrote a review Aug 2020
Liberia, Costa Rica6 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the top experiences in my life! I arranged a boat tour for my partner for their birthday and we brought my son and another family. Let me just say all of our minds were totally blown. It was absolutely a serendipitous and magical experience. Captain Louis and Jonathan were incredibly kind, professional and friendly. We saw dolphins, devil rays and turtles. The dolphins surrounded our boat and were raising themselves out of the water giving us a full-on show as we squealed and clapped for them. Then later the guys put out lines and caught a black tuna that they prepared it for us ceviche style. It was super delicious. I had mentioned to Geneva pre-booking that it was my partners birthday and after our lunch and to our surprise the crew gifted my partner really good chocolate. A little later we just happened to catch a Sailfish! Which totally happened by chance and was an amazing and very delightful experience. The guys very respectfully released it back. We finished off the trip with a snorkel in this really beautiful beach with cyan blue water, where we saw some really amazing fish and sea creatures, like octopus and pufferfish. As we were getting off the boat we immediately began talking about when we could do this again; either for an overnight trip or if we could manage to do this several times a year. We love and cherish this experience as a highlight in our lives and that says a lot because we have had a lot of really great adventures. Thank you, Geneva, Brad, Louis and Jonathan for this incredible memory and now an even deeper love of sailing and deeper connection ocean life. xoxoxox
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from GenevaGarciaEllen, Owner at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
Responded Aug 18, 2020
thank you Julia! What a thoughtful, kind and detailed review. I am so glad that the day was magical for you. And that you saw you dolphins! We would love to get you all out again for an overnight trip. For us, during quarantine, it was a real escape from it all. Hope it will be for you too!
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Eduardo Papun wrote a review Aug 2020
Cartago, Costa Rica3 contributions1 helpful vote
The experience was amazing, our expectations were exceeded by far! We sailed with Captain Luis and first mate Jonathan, they made our day memorable. Jonathan attention to detail is admirable. We had our best day ever. Snorkeling at Playa Guacamaya was one in a life time experience, we saw some stingrays, octopus and a wide variety of fish swimming. When sailing, we also saw flying mobula rays and dolphins which made our day even better. Sunset was spectacular, we went all speechless at the golden hour. Food is out of this world and fruits were an excellent appetizer. We are hoping to sail back soon!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from GenevaGarciaEllen, Owner at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you Eduardo! It is truly special to watch the sun set into the ocean...speechless is the perfect word. We appreciate your review and we will be waiting for you!
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Gypsyroguegirl wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Happened upon an promotion on FB for sailing tours. We decided on an overnighter on the Serendipity. Starting with Geneva (Owner/Wife), she gave great customer service and patiently answered all our questions and concerns. Met Capt Brad (Owner/Husband) on the designated day of launch and everything went off without a hitch. Capt Brad and First mate Jonathan got us loaded and welcomed us aboard quickly and efficiently. We set a course and took off after Brad explained all the safety stuff. The trip was AMAZING!!!! They pointed out all sorts of marine life as we are sailing by. WIthin 10 min of leaving the marina, we instantly got a hit on one of the lines that Jonathan dropped. After a 5 min fight, we pulled up a 15lb yellowtail tuna. In his superman style, Jonathan made quick work of cleaning and fileting the fish. OMG!!! He also served it to us sashimi style for appetizers...YUM!!! Next morning, after a delicious breakfast we set out for more fishing adventure. Little did we know, Capt Brad took us to a Dolphin feeding ground. As far as the eye can see...dancing dolphins.We estimated about 200 dolphins feeding and playing in the waters. They were following our boat, playing and jumping. It was surreal. Simply breathtaking. Oh, did I mention that Capt Brad bakes his own BREAD for lunch sandwiches??? What?! Food was really good and very creative. We had such a great time that we cannot wait for the borders to open so that our friends and family can experience the hospitality and amazing fun of sailing with Capt Brad and Jonathan on The Serendipity. If you have ever wanted to try sailing on a sailboat? Don't hesitate! Brad was so talented and proficient at reading the wind, sails, weather...we were simply amazed. Never felt safer or had so much fun on your beautiful sailboat.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from GenevaGarciaEllen, Owner at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Thank you Stella! I'm so glad that it worked out for you guys and you were able to escape everything for a couple of days. :) It sounds like you all had a great trip, complete with tuna, dolphins and good weather. :) Look forward to taking you all out again. Pura Vida, Geneva PS thank you so much for the generous tip to my son. that made his day!
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Susannah W wrote a review Jun 2020
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My family has now lived in Costa Rica for a year and this boat trip is hands down everyone's favorite activity. After our first trip out, we decided it was a must for any visitors, and we've now been four times! Grandparents, cousins, friends--everyone has loved it! Each trip has been spectacular in its own way. We most recently went last weekend with a couple of other families. We all loved watching the dolphins jumping and swimming right next to the boat, seeing flying fish and manta rays. The boat itself is spacious and comfortable, the drinks keep coming, and the snacks and tacos were definitely a crowd pleaser. The kids loved taking turns steering the boat, and jumping off of it when we anchored to do some snorkeling. You will not regret spending a half day (or full day or overnight!) on Serendipity!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from GenevaGarciaEllen, Owner at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
Responded Jun 25, 2020
Thank you Susannah! We so appreciate you sharing Serendipity with your visiting friends and family. I am glad that each experience is different and unique. We will be here for you when you get back!
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TheHappyRollers wrote a review Jun 2020
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica24 contributions
We took a trip for Father's day and it was absolutely spectacular. The crew was professional, the boat was clean and safe, the music, food and drinks were delicious. We had 6 adults and 6 kids between ages of 4-9, stopped to snorkel, saw dolphins, sting rays. It was a really wonderful sunset trip. I'd recommend for families and groups who live in Costa Rica or visiting the area. Looking forward to our next trip!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from GenevaGarciaEllen, Owner at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica
Responded Jun 25, 2020
Thank you Kenyon and Susanah, Glad you all had such nice Father's Day out with us. We are so grateful to have been part of your Costa Rican experience. Best of luck to you on your next new chapter and hasta Pronto!
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