June 10-12, 2011

Kingbuster 400 – June 10-12, 2011

FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals were pleased to sponsor the Kingbuster 400 Tournament in St. Augustine, FL. This was the first major King Mackeral tournament of the season and one with a long history of ‘setting the tone’ for the tournament season.

This year’s format was a single day Saturday shootout with the biggest fish taking home the prize. US Representative for FishingNosara Craig Sutton and the A-team (First Mate Carl Schmidt, Mate Andrew Herbenick, and Ms. Paula) on the Fishtastic caught a few decent Kingfish, but none worth writing home about.

Over 70 Junior Anglers participated on Friday with the winning Kingfish weighing in at an astounding 42lbs.; on Saturday the general tournament endured some rough seas and soft biting fish but still saw some 30lbs.-40lbs. King Mackerels in the box. Extra special thanks are due to Captain Don Dingman (Hook the Future) and Frank Joura for making this tournament a huge success. We can’t wait to do it again next year.

Tom Cavin (left, grey shirt) and his girls celebrate their winning raffle ticket

It was an especially exciting day for Mr. Tom Cavin of Jacksonville who won a week in Casa Capitan and a half-day fishing with Captain David on the Explorer. He is aiming to bring the whole family down for the week sometime in August or November, and we are stoked to roll out the red carpet for him.

L to R: Captain Don Dingman, The Cavin Family, Craig Sutton

Great end to a great weekend!

May 7, 2011

Fishing was slow today, but back at the Nosara Paradise Rentals campus the construction of the new Safari Garage is moving along splendidly. The pillars are all up and the roof beams are in place.


This project is far ahead of schedule and should be completed very soon. Great work as always by Javier and the rest of the team!

April 18, 2011

Today was an absolutely perfect day for a boat show. The weather was perfect and a thick crowd of people flooded Metropolian Park for the last day of the Southeast US Boat Show.

The raffle box was bursting at the seams when we picked the recipient of a week in Casa Capitan and fishing trip with Captain David on the Explorer or a Safari Tour. Drum roll please…

The winner of the Southeast US Boat Show Raffle is Mr. Jeff D Norton!

Great boat show all around, with special praises due to Jimmy Hill and his incredible staff lead by Stephanie. Current Productions did an outstanding job dealing with crazy weather, hundreds of boats on land and a few dozen more at sea. Excellent work…we had a great time!


April 17, 2011

Make fast the sails! With sustained 30 knot winds and gusts over 60, it felt more like sailing than a boat show on Saturday. With help from our neighboring vendors we managed to keep the tent in one piece and not fly away to the land of Oz.


Despite the gusty conditions, several boating enthusiasts braved the elements to take in another day of fine offerings from all things marine. Major respect for the other vendors and for Jimmy Hill, Stephanie, and Bonnie for remaining calm in the center of this windstorm. The show must go on, and it was still an excellent day.

Boat Show


The forecast calls for perfection tomorrow, so if the wind kept you in make sure that tomorrow you find a way to come on down to the Southeast US Boat Show.

April 16, 2011

Great first day at the Southeast US Boat Show. Our free raffle for the trip to Costa Rica has already created a buzz around the park, plus have had lots of interest in T-shirts and hats.

SE US Boat Show


Of course, the real event today was the bikini contest. Here is the winning gal (sorry for the grainy photo; I was jostling for position with about 50 other people).

Bikini Contest Winner


All told we are having a great time. C’mon down and see us this weekend!

April 15, 2011

Attention Jacksonville folks! At this weekend’s Southeast US Boat Show at Met Park, FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals will be giving away a free week in Casa Capitan and the winner’s choice of a 2.5 hour trip with Captain David on the Explorer or a Safari Tour for up to 4 people.

Best part is…$0 RAFFLE TICKETS! That’s right, this raffle is absolutely free to any attendee of the boat show. Come out and see us this weekend!

FishingNosara Booth

FishingNosara T-Shirts


For show details, check out the Southeast US Boat Show Website.

November 23, 2010

Russ and Nikki’s River Adventure

Adventure awaits around every corner in Costa Rica. Clients Russ and Nikki were on their way home from Nosara when they came upon a washed out bridge.


With no land access to the other side, Russ and Nikki were in danger of missing their outgoing flight in San Jose.

FishingNosara to the Rescue!

After loading their luggage across the river in a sling, it was Nikki and Russ’ turn.

They made it safe to the other side and made it home without further incident.
Great work by Javier, Manuel and Cumi in overcoming this obstacle.

Here is the email she sent to us:

“Thank you!! The trip was quite an adventure, looking back I wouldn’t change a thing!  We will be planning a trip back to Nosara during the “non-rainy” season. The staff at Nosara Paradise Rentals are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!! and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again.”

 Pura Vida,
~niki~