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Samara Local Fishing

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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About Samara Local Fishing
Samara Local Fishing is a professional fishing charter in Samara Beach, offering inshore and offshore tours, half day and full day trips, as wells as surf casting, lake and mangrove fishing trips. Captain Frank and his deckhand Olman are ready when you are, offering you a Costa Rican fishing adventure.
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James M wrote a review Mar 2021
Lakeland, Florida687 contributions93 helpful votes
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Captain Frank and Federico, we're fantastic. They were very accommodating and had beer, water, drinks, and snacks!! We went for the sunset fishing 3:30-6 pm, and it was a lot of fun and work 😆. They cast in deep water, and it seems like days to reel in fish for a rookie like myself bit me, and the wife had a great time!! The view of the sunset on the way back was magical. I would recommend it to couples!! **TIP, make sure you park next to Ruffino's house so he can keep an eye on the car, a lot of drifters in the area, it seems.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Doug J wrote a review Mar 2021
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Frank was great - knowledgeable, personable. Had a great half day on the water. Saw a humpback whale and dinner dolphins. Caught a blue marlin. What more can I say?!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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rich wrote a review Mar 2021
Castle Rock, Colorado1 contribution
Went on 1/2 day inshore fishing with Samara Local Fishing. Here's pros and cons' 1) Pros: - Captain Frank and his hand did try throughout entire trip to get fish on the line. - They did have some snacks and drinks in a cooler for us. 2) Cons: - BIGGEST was that about 1/2 way out, I asked if they had any kind of life preserver's for emergencies. I had my wife and 3 small kids. Frank said they have a "couple" but not any for kids...??!! I couldn't believe it. I checked and it appeared they had about 2 life jackets for 7 of us. That's absolutely insane to me not to have these for guests on board. BE AWARE that your kids are out of luck if issues occur. Make sure you can swim 1-2 miles back to shore. - Another review mentioned that the crew isn't very talkative. Agree with this. If we didn't actually talk to captain and hand, they would probably would not have said a word to us. Again, very strange to us.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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MariusFaust wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was a very nice trip with helpful and motivated Guids. We had fishing at good spots. The Highlights was a 5kg Barracuda, Tunes and a 80kg Selfish.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Hania wrote a review Jan 2020
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Wow! Fabulous fishing with Captain Frank, in Samara, Costa Rica. And first mate Olman. These guys are passionate about their fishing and are determined to catch fish for you. They make it fun and they work very hard to make sure you catch what you want. In our case (husband and wife), we wanted Mahi-mahi. We went fishing with Captain Frank in January 2020 and also an earlier trip in November 2019. Awesome. They arrange transport to and from your hotel. Then a skillful water taxi from the beach to the boat. Then hours in pure heaven. Fishing. Sun. Laughter. Munchies. Beer. Water. Sodas. All included and provided. Expert fishing. We have been out with these guys a number of times and each time they make it an experience to remember. We are what I think they call inshore fishing, so around 1 to 3 kilometres out from the beach. (These guys also do serious sports fishing too, if you prefer sailfish, but we like to fish for what we can eat.) And we have always caught fish with these guys. Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Goliath Grouper, grouper, yellow fun tuna and other edible fish. Once a Rooster fish. Not edible. But gorgeous. (Think of bringing in a Large struggling plate.) And we often see interesting sea life like dolphins, turtles, manta rays and sometimes even whales passing through. These guys know how to expertly catch the fish for us, then give us the rod to bring the fish in. Mahi-mahi is a super fish to bring in. I am a 67 year old female, 5’2”and weigh 125 pounds. And I have fun bringing the large Mahi-mahi in, with some advice and lots of encouragement from Captain Frank. And Olman gaffes the fish once I bring it close to the boat. Olman always gaffes the fish on first approach!! Yay!! And what a beautiful fish! All green sparkles. And it is a superb eating fish. As are the Wahoo and grouper. Best eating fish for me from these waters is yellowfin tuna. But I haven’t been lucky enough to catch one in a few years. Maybe next trip....... If you want to go fishing and have fun in Costa Rica, this is the boat to go out on!!! Pictures from our last two fishing trips (four hour trips each) are attached. Wow. Great eating. Our friends love the fish feasts afterwards.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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