July 14, 2015

The big Battleship welcomed some little anglers for some fun inshore action on July 14.

Captain David (a father of two himself) is an excellent teacher of the craft and the Discoverer is a great place for youngsters to catch the fishing bug.

Nice work on these critters, especially considering it’s been years since we saw the elusive Congrio (the eel/fish hybrid held by the kid in the red shirt). That is one tasty filet right there!

February 1, 2013

Another tranquil day on the Nosara River! Mike Young and his group took to the pleasant water for a gentle half day of floating and sightseeing. They saw lots of birds and reptiles, plus came upon a nice group of SUP riders also cruising the river.

Our Kayak Tours are very popular for both anglers and nature lovers alike, plus they are a cost-effective way to spend a lovely afternoon. Looks like Mikey and his folks found the perfect way to relax between offshore fishing days.

January 22, 2013

Time for another installment of the FishingNosara maintenance odyssey! This time, the crew of the Wanderer replaces mooring point in Garza bay that we have used for over 3 years to tie off the beloved flagship.

You can see here that the rope itself has begun to fray and stretch:

Not pictured are the four 55-gallon drums filled with concrete that serve as the anchor point for this rope at the bottom of the bay. Captain William and Alex prepared a new floating ball system and affixed it to a hefty length of 2-inch diameter marine-grade rope.

Next up the boys strapped on the re-breathers and dove down to the bottom. Let’s hope no vengeful Sailfish find their way into Garza and exact revenge on the two most productive fisherman in the area!

Everything went smoothly below the surface and the Wanderer is sitting pretty on her new leash. Excellent work by the best crew in Costa Rica on the water, on land and even under the water!

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic

FishingNosara was honored to award the second annual FishingNosara Family Cup to the Cabler Family at the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 11-12, 2012.

Captain Cru accepted the award on for the family. They have won a week of fun and fishing in Nosara and we can’t wait to welcome this family to our little slice of paradise.

Don’t forget to read up on the fun had by last years’ FishingNosara Family Cup winners Team Ganoe.

This event has grown over the years into one of the biggest soirees on the Jacksonville fishing scene; this year’s highlights included a speech from Mayor Alvin Brown, a captain’s meeting hosted by radio celebrities Kirk Waltz and Kevin Faver plus thousands of dollars worth of prizes raffled of to a room full of eager and excited anglers.

Special thanks to Kayak Mike of JaxKayak.com for making this event super special. We can’t wait til next year and the third annual FishingNosara Family Cup.

Southeast US Boat Show Recap

FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals were excited to raffle off a Free Trip to Costa Rica this weekend at the Southeast US Boat Show in Jacksonville, FL. It was a thrill to be supported in the local media with TV, radio and newspaper advertising courtesy of the Florida-Times Union. Check out the love:

Matty was among the first vendors on the scene at Met Park, so naturally the FishingNosara trailer found its way to the best spot in the venue.

We partnered with our friends over at Mid Florida Golf Cars to provide site transportation for the show staff.

This also gave us the opportunity to unveil our newest Safari Carts complete with custom paint scheme by Craig Sutton of All Jakd Up Motorsports.

We’ve named this color Purple Passion Pearl, and trust me that heads will turn once these get to Nosara. The Six Passenger version was used to transport the contestants for the bikini contest.

Once the event got rolling Craig and Matty were beset on all sides by great prospects and would-be raffle winners. Seems like everyone in Jacksonville signed up for a free trip to Costa Rica!

There were threats of rain on the second day of the show, but it was mostly nice weather for the whole event. The wind compromised our flagpoles, so Craig acted quickly to improvise a method to keep our flags in the air.

The rain did little to damp the spirits of the crowd who enjoyed live music, great food, and cold beer all weekend long.

 

We are pumped to announce that the winner of the free trip to Costa Rica is Wendy B., a nurse here in Jacksonville. She has been contacted and is currently getting her arrangements in order for the big trip.

All told it was a great weekend with some great folks. Big thanks to Stephanie and Jimmy of Current Productions for putting on a fantastic boat show.

April 13, 2012

The newly minted Adventurer took client Laurie Anderson and her group out to the Pink Island for a afternoon Snorkel Safari Tour. Captain Carlos took the panga around the west point to the famous Pink Island.

This coral burm pokes out of the sea at low tide, and the island itself provides a barrier to the offshore winds. This keeps the water clear and the current rather slow; the recipe for perfect snorkeling conditions!

Additionally, there are several ancient (and not-so-ancient) sunken ships around this coral island. Laurie’s group enjoyed the snorkel-friendly conditions and had a wonderful time beneath the waves.

Our Snorkeling trips are safe, fun, and very popular with our guests. For those really wanting to take it to the next level, sign up for the new Lobster Tour and bring home some dinner from your Snorkeling excursion.

Casa Neptune Repair

One of Nosara Paradise Rental’s most endearing features is our Nature Preserve. Countless clients have enjoyed the tranquility of monkeys sunning in the trees overhead while pizotes meander through the grounds.

It’s not always that nice…in this installment of When Nature Attacks we look at what happens when the roof of our beloved Casa Neptune encounters the crown of a massive Guanacaste Tree:

As a Floridan who has put more than one roof on a house, I thought that this repair would take weeks if not months.


Imagine my surprise to receive this picture from Javier just six days later:

We’ve been telling y’all that Javier is a building legend for years now, but this project really takes the cake. I don’t know how they did it and I don’t want to know.

Fantastic work by Javier, Grevan, and the rest of Nosara Paradise Rentals team on this repair.

When nature attacks, we fix it!

December 16, 2011

Finally, many readers sent comments on Captain David’s beautiful rod rack he built for our vintage Safari cart last month.

First Mate Alex (who is an amazing carpenter in his own right) wasn’t about to let his good friend get the best of him, so he set out on his own woodworking mission.

The result is this beautiful rod holder to mount to the Wanderer‘s fighting chair.

Two things to notice here:

1.) I was just at the St. Pete and Ft. Lauderdale Boat shows and I did not see this level of woodworking craftsmanship, even with all the big-money boat builders in attendance.

Between the wood grain and the stain this piece has a finish that looks a mile deep.

2.) Ya gotta love a guy who does this on his day off! For a man who puts in 12-hour workdays on the water to sacrifice his own time shows Alex’s dedication to his boat and the FishingNosara team.