June 17, 2024

John Gilvary scored again on June 17. Here is his email to us:

Well the last day of fishing did not disappoint with the addition of a Cubera Snapper to the list of fish caught down here in Costa Rica this time around. We caught some black tuna and Jack Crevelle for bait and then Jack landed this beautiful Cubera Snapper in 120 feet of water. 

Released after the photo.

We had a small blue marlin jumping like crazy around the boat which was awesome to see, hopefully he grows up and we catch him next visit. Until our next visit Pura Vida my friends!!

June 15, 2024

John Gilvary had a great time on June 15 with the Wanderer. Let’s have John tell the story:

Well the fishing was pretty slow our first two days with only a couple of fish, but today was what we came here for. All the yellowfin tuna you could want to catch followed up by a fantastic first sailfish release for Jack, Ryan and Chris.

We will eat good again tonight and sleep like babies. Monday we head back out to see what the Pacific Ocean has to offer up, Pura Vida from Nosara

June 10, 2024

David Hand and his family had a wonderful pair of trips on the Wanderer in June.

Let’s have David tell the story:

Craig, I wanted to let you know what a great fishing trip we had! Fishing with William and Elias was top notch every day! 

We thoroughly enjoyed them on the boat and their knowledge of the water here is unmatched! What a great team!! My 8yr old son caught several yellowfin up to 45lbs on a top water plug and today got an amazing world class Dolphin (mahi) that was every bit of 75lbs+.

Can’t say enough of how happy we are and how highly we think of you and your business!!
Trip of a lifetime!!

Pura Vida!!!!

June 2, 2024

Ralph Cushing sent us a great email after his June 2 trip on the Explorer:

“What a great day!! Thank you Captain Antonio and First Mate Raphael!!! We chartered the Explorer and had a great time. I have been fishing offshore for over 35 years and these guys and their fleet are TOP SHELF!!! The fleet works together to make sure everyone has a great day!”

“Our Captain Antonio was the first to hook up and then the fleet showed up after he called them. We had a great time catching yellowfin tuna! These guys know how to fish and work VERY hard to be sure their clients are having a great experience!! Very very professional, kind and funny! We had a great time!!!”

“BTW we had the smallest boat in the fleet that day and we smoked every other boat out there with 8 nice ones🧐 Must be a very good captain and first mate. HIRE THE EXPLORER and have an amazing experience!!”

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