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Down East Guide Service

Morehead City, NC, USA
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North Carolina Fishing Guide Service. In Oriental/New Bern we run mixed bag trips for speckled trout, puppy drum, and flounder that can happen at anytime with peak fishing in spring and fall. The Tarpon arrive in late June and depart by mid-September. The peak for the Giant Red Drum is August/September. In Morehead City / Atlantic Beach there is a year round mixed bag of speckled trout, flounder and mackerel as well as near shore wreck fishing for grouper, amberjacks and more. In May and June there is excellent sight-casting for cobia and offshore dolphin fishing. October and November are the best fly fishing months for false albacore and king mackerel. We are also the managing partners of Dragin Fly Fishing Charters (see our TripAdvisor page) in Costa Rica based out of Los Suenos Marina and Resort. We specialize in fishing packages, family vacations, corporate trips and honeymoons. All trips are customized and can include fishing, accommodations, transportation and tours. Go with someone who know! George and Anna have been working in Costa Rica for over 20 years. Let us help you plan your next adventure!
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KDean321 wrote a review Nov 2021
Bath, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
I reached out to Anna and George to help me plan a big bucket list trip for my dad. It was our dream trip and turned out better than I hoped it would be for the 4 of us. My husband and I have travelled several times to Costa Rica with George and Anna, but this time there was uncertainty with COVID-19 and the constantly changing requirements. As always our trip was seamless. George and Anna ensure every detail is handled, from transportation, to activities, to the Covid testing prior to our departure. All we have to do is show up and enjoy a perfectly put together trip. Our trip started at Los Suenos with a few days of offshore fishing on the Dragon Fly and checking multiple species and experiences off of our bucket list. If you have never fished with this crew…Do it! They are amazing! The knowledge and customer service of this crew exceed any other boats we have fished with. We followed that up with a couple of relaxing days by the pool/beach and day day of Rooster fishing. Next was a hop over to the East coast for a few days of tarpon fishing before heading home. The real treat for me is knowing I can truly enjoy my vacation because Ana and George handle every detail.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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William B wrote a review Mar 2021
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My friend and I visited Los Suenos with Down East Guide service, March 11 2021, We’ve been many times before with George and Anna, but this time there was uncertainty with all the requirements currently in place by both the U.S. and Costa Rica Governments. Not to worry! Anna carefully makes sure you are aware of the requirements, and carefully holds your hand walking you through the process. She even made our appointments for our Covid test in Costa Rica that are required to return home! Everything was smooth as could be, and worry free. And, of course Los Suenos and fishing on the Dragin Fly was its usual outstanding self with luxury accommodations, and red hot fishing offshore. It’s time to get out of your house, don’t miss out!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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William D wrote a review Mar 2021
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This trip was put together rather quickly. My girlfriend and I wanted to get away and invited 2 other couples to join us. We played golf, fished, and ate the best food in one of the most beautiful places any of us have ever been. The wildlife and landscape Is something out of a jungle story book. Most importantly we arrived safely had all our documentation correct and were ahead of the game compared to other tourists. The guidance Anna and George provided was invaluable and I would never go to Costa Rica or Argentina without the guidance of this team. Thank you Down East Guide Service.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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RGH-NC wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had a great group of friends down to get the full Costa Rica experience, and we could not have had a better trip. My crew and I were able to experience a trip down the coast to see the beautiful beaches, eat awesome food, and have an adult beverage while watching the local surf competition. Got up the next morning and went inshore/nearshore fishing. We caught rooster fish, jacks, and more snapper and grouper than we could handle. The next day we had awesome sailfishing with everyone in our group landing multiple sails. We also caught several nice tuna and a dorado to finish out the day. Tuna sushi and mahi fish fingers were delicious and prepared at the restaurant recommended by George and Anna. The whole experience was a trip of a lifetime for my friends and I, and it was accomplished with one email to Down East Guide Service. Best trip yet, and looking forward to doing all again as soon as possible. Thank you for always taking care of us DEGS!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Richard wrote a review Jan 2020
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First, I want to apologize to George and Anna for posting this so late. Hip Surgery sucks. We were scheduled to go down to Costa Rica in April of 2019 but had to reschedule on account of a terrible family illness.(Get Trip Insurance No Matter What) With that being the situation, George and Anna totally understood and gave us time to handle things on our end. When I called them back to reschedule, they went far and beyond our expectations and got us right back to our original plan and then some. We ended up going in Mid November (2019) starting at Arenal then making our way to Los Suenos. I can't say enough about their drivers and hospitality. The people they have on their team are top notch. Ovidio is an encyclopedia and just a great human being, They love their country and want to share it with you. I could go on and on about our experience, but I will say that this was our fourth time to Costa Rica and each time was through Down East Guide Service. The people they are associated with down there are genuinely one of a kind. And dare I leave out the crew of the DraginFly! We have fished aboard with them every time and I have had the awesome experience of doing a Seamount trip that was off the chain. Captain James, Berto and crew do everything they can to get you on the bite. Fishing is fishing but there is no lack of effort and we won't even discuss lunch!! We are planning to head that way again soon and without a doubt it will be with the help of Down East. Can't say enough. You won't be disappointed with them or Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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