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Flamingo Sportfishing CR

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Alan M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our trip with Flamingo sportfishing was @&#*:)! Awesome! Erika picked us up with a smile early and in no time we were out on the Pacific surrounded by schools of jumping yellowfin tuna and dolphins, absolutely unbelievable. With the knowledge of Capitan Warner and his mate Eduardo we consistently caught fish all day long, unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend. Pura Vida 🤟
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Date of experience: August 2020
Sally O wrote a review Feb 2020
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If you're heading to Central America--Costa Rica--to catch big fish, book your fishing trip with Flaming Sporting Fishing on the Guanacaste coast. The crew is excellent, knowledgeable and will help you if you've never been sport fishing or fished big water. I highly recommend Flamingo Sport Fishing! Thank you, Erika, Gregory, Stephen and the Captain for an excellent sport fishing adventure! We didn't catch all we hoped to but the crew WORKED VERY HARD to find fish. Your kindness, generosity, and gracious spirits will always be remembered. If we return to C.R., we'll book another fishing trip with Flamingo. Pura vida!
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Date of experience: February 2020
EmilyV wrote a review Oct 2019
Arlington, Virginia9 contributions
We went out on the 3/4 day fishing trip. Boat was clean and well maintained, had a nice inside and outside area. Erica made scheduling very easy and met us somewhere to show us the way as we were driving ourselves. The crew was great, they had beer soda and water for us. A little bit into our trip they cut up some fresh fruit (the pineapple and mango were so good), a little later had chips/ quac and two other dips and later made some sandwiches. As soon as we go far enough out they had all 5 lines out. We caught several mahi mahi and yellow fin tuna. They filleted all the fish for us, we cooked it up at home and it was delicious! The crew was very friendly and helpful throughout the day, would recommend for anyone looking for a good day of fishing!
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Date of experience: October 2019
UKYateses wrote a review Aug 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom25 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked at short notice for two of us to do a 3/4 day offshore fishing for the following day. We called Flamingo direct & Erica was very helpful about arrangements & warned us that the bill fish hadn't been biting lately. We booked anyway.... how often do you get a chance to go Marlin fishing in Costa Rica?! We were met at the boat ramp by Captain Eduardo & Mate Franky & motored 20 or so miles offshore. The Cala Luna is perfect for a day's fishing with plenty of shade, a toilet & a sound system. The day was great from there on in; we caught a number of Bonitos, some of which became bait but most of which were too large whilst watching other boats around us hook up to a Marlin & a Sailfish, both jumping close enough to make us jealous but then it was our turn. We had a Marlin hassle one of our attractors & another take one of our baits & make sure it was clean out of the water so we could watch it spit the bait out! Then another take which we hooked this time before being snapped-up. Then at around midday we hooked into a monster Marlin - or at least we'd like to think so - which we played between the four of us on the boat in turn for well over two hours. We all showed signs of fatigue .... the fish didn't. We chased it round the Pacific for miles & miles in all directions before the line eventually snapped. And that's why they call it fishing & not catching! It was a surreal experience with a mixture of 80s hits on the sound system while we did battle! Eduardo & Franky made a fantastic team. Franky has 25 years in sport fishing around Central America & it showed in the way the two of them worked together, especially when the big one was on the hook & giving us the run around. We have caught more fish than today in other parts of the world but never had a better on-board experience. Hooking & seeing big Marlin obviously makes all the difference but the whole Flamingo Sportfishing experience could not have been better, we will definitely use them again if we come back to this part of the world (from the UK) & we would certainly recommend them to anyone who is struggling to choose between the many boats available, as we were this time yesterday. The only warning is that this is not fishing for lightweights; we have caught tuna to 350lbs but this was much harder work during the fight so not recommended for a day out with the kids (mine is 20 years old & he's still hurting now!) Happy fishing!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
Danielle T wrote a review Mar 2019
5 contributions4 helpful votes
I had really high hopes for this excursion as the reviews were really good - but I was highly disappointed and am sad to say I won’t recommend them. The captain can’t control the weather or if the fish bite - this I know. However, if he knows the winds are going to be strong and the swells are to be 4-6 ft he should either cancel the trip or recommend we stay inshore. We booked a 3/4 day trip... went out in pretty rough waters, trolled for 3 hours with not a single bite!! Then was told our time is up we are going back. We were given the option to extend our time and make it a full day - but why with not a single bite or show of any fish. Again - the weather isn’t their fault, but if they had done their research (like looked at the forecast) and saw what the ocean was going to be like they would have known the fish probably weren’t going to be biting in those conditions. Yes - we could have done that, but that’s what we were paying them to do. They know this area better than we do so we trusted them and shouldn’t have. I really feel like they knew the chances were unlikely we’d catch anything and just didn’t care- that was the most expensive boat ride we’ve ever taken.
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Date of experience: March 2019