February 24, 2024

Lisa Ballacao and her crew has a great time with Captain Carlos on February 24.

Let’s let Lisa tell the tale: “FishingNosara delivered yet again. We retuned again after last year! We enjoyed 2 great days of fishing on the Harvester with Captain Wilson and Mate Gerardo! Day 1 we caught a large Mahi Mahi and then came inshore for the afternoon and caught white Tuna and lots of Bonitos to use for bait. Day 2 we stayed offshore all day and caught and released 3 beautiful Sailfish and bought home a huge Wahoo to eat for days! The boats are kept in pristine condition (kept clean throughout the day as well!) and the guys are very knowledgeable and even flexible as our plans changed for the day! We will be back next year! Still need to get that elusive Marlin!

January 25, 2024

Texas anglers Teresa Sims and Ping Aplin turned in lovely performance with the Wanderer on January 25. Check out this monster Wahoo:

They added a big Dorado and several football-sized Yellowfin Tunas. Great day all around!

This is what Teresa had to say:

I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT WILLIAM AND ELIAS ON  THE WANDERER! THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF OUR LIST! NOT ONLY WERE THEY MOST PROFESSIONAL GENTLEMAN TO US LADIES – THEY WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF FOR US GIRLS. WE HAD A GREAT TWO DAYS FISHING – 5 TUNA- 2 WAHOO (581/2 INCH AND ABOUT 50 POUNDS) 1 DORADO AND 3 SAILS. THE GUYS WERE SO DETERMINED FOR US TO CATCH AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

January 5, 2024

Lauren Quinn posted this review after her trip:

“Fantastic time this past Friday Jan 5th, 2024 fishing with the crew from FishingNosara. We chose the Discoverer from a few options & so glad we did! Our crew was top notch! Captain Carlos & 1st mate David made our son’s first big sport fishing trip an experience to remember.”

 

“David hooked the giant beast of a sailfish and our 7 year old was able to reel in the 90 lb. sea monster (with some help from David, Carlos & my husband).”

“After some icy cold pineapple & watermelon we went on to bring in three more sails & a mahi mahi! The sails went back in & the mahi expertly filet by David. Obviously we can’t wait to come back next year! Thanks guys!”

August 15, 2023

The Explorer enjoyed the company of Dennis Costello’s family on August 15.

“Thank you for taking care of us on August 15,” wrote Dennis in an email. “Captain Antonio and First Mate Raffa were excellent. Very professional and capable crew
My son and I had a great day on the Explorer landing 50 to 60 lbs Yellowfin Tuna. I have highly recommended your company to friends here in Southern California.”

Pura Vida,
Dennis Costello

May 4, 2023

We are approaching the summer months where BIG Yellowfin Tunas are king, and on May 5th Keith and Marlene Johnson got themselves a real monster.

Great work by Captain Carlos and Mate David on the Discoverer.

“Hey Craig! just wanted to commend you and your team on what you all have created!” Keith wrote in an email. “Marlene and I had the experience of a lifetime during our visit. Your staff and crew are top notch, from the transportation, to the quality of facilities, services, food, communication, punctuality, friendliness, etc, etc.”

“Maria, who cooked for us everyday, and Anthony Ruis, who drove us around, are the best of the best, we didn’t get to know everyone, but you should be really proud to have people like them! A big THANK YOU to the Nosara Paradise team!”

April 29, 2023

“On April 29th on the Wanderer I had an experience of a lifetime!” wrote Mary Moynahan after her trip. “Since this trip to Costa Rica was my first time deep sea fishing, it’ll remain an experience I’ll never forget!”

“Starting off w/ a few Bonita (to try & catch a Rooster fish, w/ no luck. lol), to a barracuda eating my bonita & losing a sailfish…. To a 10’ 3” Black Marlin, weighing in close to 500lbs they say!!!!!”

“One of the hardest but most challenging 30 minutes of my life!”

“Many thanks to Capt. William & Mate, Elias!!!”

Mary Moynahan

Magnolia, TX

April 23, 2023

A true fish of a lifetime was scored by angler Chris Breicke or Westtown, NY. Check out this AMAZING Rooster Fish release from April 23 of the Adventurer.

“He’s been dreaming of coming to Costa Rica to do this for 40 years,” wrote Jessica DiSanto Briecke on Facebook. “When he was 10 years old he was watching a Sunday morning fishing show and they caught Rooster Fish, it left quite an impression. Captain Fito was a blast to fish with!”

Great work by Captain Fito on delivering this dream Rooster Fish release.

March 7, 2023

Here’s a great story of a young angler from Switzerland, as told by his dad:

Dear FishingNosara Team,

I hope you’re all doing well in beautiful Nosara!

Last summer (30.7.22), we spent an unforgettable day fishing off-shore with Raffa and Antonio. My older son Leo (11) keeps telling me that this was his greatest day in the whole holidays and he want’s to come back to Nosara as soon as possible 🙂

Today he painted a picture inspired by your t-shirt – I wanted to share the picture with you guys! We hope to get back to Nosara soon and it’s for sure we will spend some other days fishing with you.

Please send our warm regards to Raffa and Captain Antonio!

Best regards from Switzerland
Dario and Leo

 

March 2, 2023

Our old friend George Shipley posted a fantastic fishing day on March 2 with the Explorer reporting a nice Sailfish release and big Dorados on ice.

George wrote us this nice note after the trip:

As we wrap up week 2 and now on the countdown to heading home next Wednesday, I just wanted to say thanks for everything. As always, the fishing nosara : Paradise rentals team are outstanding and have taken care of our every need. Casa Bianca #4 is going to be added to our list of favourites.

I also want to acknowledgement and seriously compliment the boys on the explore. Antonio and first mate Raffa really took care of me yesterday and worked hard to find some action. All in we hooked 4 Mahi’s, including the attached photo. She’s a beauty!! … and we were able to kick off the day with a nice Sailfish.

Anyway, thank you from the Shipley’s for another great year!!!

George & Juanita

February 7, 2023

Matthew Smith had a great time on February 7 with the Harvester.

In his words: “I would like to thank you guys for an amazing trip today. I work on a charter in New York for salmon and I can only hope that when people leave my boat they had just as amazing of a time as I did today. Your captain and first mate were awesome and I will definitely be back again!!!”

“We had an amazing time on the water with the Harvester Crew!!! Caught fish, lost fish, saw fish!!! The captain and first mate were amazing people, answered anything we asked, were very knowledgeable and very personable couldn’t have asked for a better first trip in Costa Rica!!! I will be back again and hopefully battle a bill fish next time. Once again thank you for an amazing experience.”