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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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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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Megan Davis wrote a review May 2019
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We were recommend by a couple who had use DEGS - We are so thankful we decided to use George and Anna. From the moment I emailed them with 100 questions they answered all of them and had our 7 day trip planned within a few days. They set us up with 2 days of fishing. We did a day out of Los Suenos and was able to catch my first sail fish! And the day out of Quepos with Roy my husband was able to catch his first rooster fish. George and Anna were so fast in responding to emails anytime we needed anything including while in Costa Rica. They gave us suggestions on food , shipping and different activities to check out. The transportation that they booked us with ( Mau Tours ) was one of the best parts of the trip. Our driver Alberto was absolutely hands down amazing. We are so very thankful for everything George and Anna did to plan our trip it was great. Highly Recommended! You wont be disappointed :)
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Donna D wrote a review Apr 2019
Lakeville, Massachusetts29 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I went to Costa Rica with another couple. As this was our first trip, I didn’t know where to begin on setting up excursions, transportation, etc. I came across a review on Down East Guide Service, and it caught my eye. I am so glad we booked with them. Everything they set up for us was outstanding. Both George and Anna were very attentive to my emails and our needs. Would definitely recommend off shore fishing on the Dragin Fly if you can fit it in — the crew on the boat will show you a great time and they serve the best lunch and snacks.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jreedw wrote a review Mar 2019
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This is the 4th year that we have booked with George and Anna on the Dragin Fly in Los Sueños. The entire trip from Mautour picking us up at the airport to Capt. James, Alberto and Bernie on the Dragin Fly was first class. The condo, fishing, and everything in between were perfect. We cannot wait to book another trip for 2020.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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