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Amazing experience and hassle free vacation

Friends of mine won a fishing a vacation package at a Ducks Unlimited auction through Go Fish Costa Rica. Go Fish set us up with a beautiful condo, two days of offshore fishing and helped us plan and book other activities during our stay. The entire experience was amazing and easy. Steve and Lisa were extremely kind and helpful, anything we needed they could help with. The condo was a perfect place for the four of us, and it felt like a home away from home. The boat and crew we were with were also amazing, we caught some fantastic fish (sailfish, tuna, mahi) and everyone in our party (some new to sport fishing, others more experienced) had fun. Steve and Lisa have put in a lot of time exploring the area and vetting different tour companies and activities. They know who to use and can guarantee a good experience. It took all the guess work out of planning and the pain of coordinating logistics. I HIGHLY recommend using them to book your fishing and vacation plans!

Tuna and Mahi

We had a great time on the charter that Steve and Lisa set us up with. We ended up catching about a dozen tuna and five mahi. At the start, our captain Chepe told us that we could catch tuna which he was confident in, or go for the billfish which may or may not produce. We opted to start by going for tuna which was good action, trolling in and around a giant school of probably over 1000 spinner dolphin. Most of what we caught was smaller (10 lbs) but good action. After doing that for a few hours we asked to go for the big ones so we spent the rest of the day doing that. We caught a few mahi, again smaller (5 lbs), and didn't get any billfish. The crew was great and we had a good time...of course wish we caught bigger fish but that is fishing, right! I will say that Steve really put effort into getting us out with a good captain at short notice, and you could tell he genuinely cared about us having a good experience, so that was great and much appreciated.

BrianBTampa,,,,, We are so glad that you appreciated our efforts while out there and appreciate you taking the time to post this review...
Steve & liisa

Tons of Tuna

If you are looking for tuna then this is the trip for you. We took a full day trip out on the Blackfin in June 2018. We were originally supposed to go on the Carolina Classic but there were transmission problems so we got upgraded to the Blackfin. The boat was very nice and the crew worked very hard all day. We caught 9 tuna before 9AM which was a lot of fun, but we wanted to try catching anything else so we went to trolling for the rest of the trip. We did not catch anything after that so it was a long day on the water after the morning rush. I was really hoping to catch pretty much any fish other than tuna but I wont complain too much about catching fish because we did catch a lot of them. We saw tons of dolphins swimming along the boat too so that was really cool. Overall we really enjoyed our time and Steve and Lisa worked great with getting us accommodated, I just wish we had caught more of a variety of fish.

Jared S,,,,,So glad everything worked out in the long run. And really like the fact that you got to enjoy the 1000's of dolphins while out there.
Steve & Liisa

2 bucket list items

We first reached out to Go Fish Costa Rica because of their trip advisor reviews. Our first contact was through their website. They replied immediately and after a couple emails, Steve asked if he could call to make the communication smoother. When talking to Steve, I explained my situation of wanting to cross off a couple of bucket list fish. I am not a professional fisherman by any stretch of the imagination but I have been offshore many times in both the GOM and Pacific in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. My main goals were to: catch a Rooster, catch Bill fish and have a toilet so my wife would go with. Steve said he would email me a couple of recommendations and explained the booking process. I really appreciated this because this allowed me to have everything important in emails so I could look at them later. I was admittedly skeptical of paying someone in a foreign country a thousand dollars three months before I was going to use their services. However, the entire transaction couldn’t have been smoother or more professional. I had a very quick response from him with his recommendations. The prices were a little more than I had in mind but I decided to trust the expert. My decision was a good one. The first day I booked was a half day in a center console. I REALLY wanted a rooster. Steve and the crew informed me in the morning that they hadn’t been biting much. I still wanted to give it a shot. In the first pass trolling within 5 or 10 minutes of fishing, we caught our first rooster. We ended up with a total of 3 landed and my wife’s got off. We also ended up with some mahi mahi and a few different jacks. The crew was absolutely on point and friendly even with a language barrier. The second day was two days later, it was a full day. Same story with the bill fish bite not being great. I heard that from others at the resort as well so it wasn’t just them. We fished for several hours without even a bite. Then the excitement happened. We caught a nice sailfish in the early afternoon and an hour or so later we caught a bigger one. My wife’s got off. We saw a total of 4 sail fish. 2 hit the boat, one got off and the fourth came up at the same time as the second and we didn’t hook it. Same story with the crew. Very professional. There is pressure on these guys to produce and even with a slow start they kept after it. At no point did they suggest quitting and going after something easier just to make the trip seem more productive. I would absolutely use them next time and recommend that anyone wanting to fish in Costa Rica to use them.

Sailfish Galore

Steve and Liisa took great care of us. We fished two days (May 19th and 21st), and pulled in quite a few sailfish and several mahi. The first day the water was a bit rough and the fishing was difficult, but Steve and Liisa moved us up the coast, and it paid off. Carlos and his crew were top notch. This was an all guys trip with my Dad and brother and one of my Dad's close friends. I'm already trying to plan a trip to go back with my wife. We loved it!

briersjo.....We love trips that involve the family and we look forward to when you get a chance to return with your wife.
Steve & Liisa

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Amazing experience and hassle free vacation

Friends of mine won a fishing a vacation package at a Ducks Unlimited auction through Go Fish Costa Rica. Go Fish set us up with a beautiful condo, two days of offshore fishing and helped us plan and book other activities during our stay. The entire experience was amazing and easy. Steve and Lisa were extremely kind and helpful, anything we needed they could help with. The condo was a perfect place for the four of us, and it felt like a home away from home. The boat and crew we were with were also amazing, we caught some fantastic fish (sailfish, tuna, mahi) and everyone in our party (some new to sport fishing, others more experienced) had fun. Steve and Lisa have put in a lot of time exploring the area and vetting different tour companies and activities. They know who to use and can guarantee a good experience. It took all the guess work out of planning and the pain of coordinating logistics. I HIGHLY recommend using them to book your fishing and vacation plans!

Tuna and Mahi

We had a great time on the charter that Steve and Lisa set us up with. We ended up catching about a dozen tuna and five mahi. At the start, our captain Chepe told us that we could catch tuna which he was confident in, or go for the billfish which may or may not produce. We opted to start by going for tuna which was good action, trolling in and around a giant school of probably over 1000 spinner dolphin. Most of what we caught was smaller (10 lbs) but good action. After doing that for a few hours we asked to go for the big ones so we spent the rest of the day doing that. We caught a few mahi, again smaller (5 lbs), and didn't get any billfish. The crew was great and we had a good time...of course wish we caught bigger fish but that is fishing, right! I will say that Steve really put effort into getting us out with a good captain at short notice, and you could tell he genuinely cared about us having a good experience, so that was great and much appreciated.

BrianBTampa,,,,, We are so glad that you appreciated our efforts while out there and appreciate you taking the time to post this review...
Steve & liisa

Tons of Tuna

If you are looking for tuna then this is the trip for you. We took a full day trip out on the Blackfin in June 2018. We were originally supposed to go on the Carolina Classic but there were transmission problems so we got upgraded to the Blackfin. The boat was very nice and the crew worked very hard all day. We caught 9 tuna before 9AM which was a lot of fun, but we wanted to try catching anything else so we went to trolling for the rest of the trip. We did not catch anything after that so it was a long day on the water after the morning rush. I was really hoping to catch pretty much any fish other than tuna but I wont complain too much about catching fish because we did catch a lot of them. We saw tons of dolphins swimming along the boat too so that was really cool. Overall we really enjoyed our time and Steve and Lisa worked great with getting us accommodated, I just wish we had caught more of a variety of fish.

Jared S,,,,,So glad everything worked out in the long run. And really like the fact that you got to enjoy the 1000's of dolphins while out there.
Steve & Liisa

2 bucket list items

We first reached out to Go Fish Costa Rica because of their trip advisor reviews. Our first contact was through their website. They replied immediately and after a couple emails, Steve asked if he could call to make the communication smoother. When talking to Steve, I explained my situation of wanting to cross off a couple of bucket list fish. I am not a professional fisherman by any stretch of the imagination but I have been offshore many times in both the GOM and Pacific in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. My main goals were to: catch a Rooster, catch Bill fish and have a toilet so my wife would go with. Steve said he would email me a couple of recommendations and explained the booking process. I really appreciated this because this allowed me to have everything important in emails so I could look at them later. I was admittedly skeptical of paying someone in a foreign country a thousand dollars three months before I was going to use their services. However, the entire transaction couldn’t have been smoother or more professional. I had a very quick response from him with his recommendations. The prices were a little more than I had in mind but I decided to trust the expert. My decision was a good one. The first day I booked was a half day in a center console. I REALLY wanted a rooster. Steve and the crew informed me in the morning that they hadn’t been biting much. I still wanted to give it a shot. In the first pass trolling within 5 or 10 minutes of fishing, we caught our first rooster. We ended up with a total of 3 landed and my wife’s got off. We also ended up with some mahi mahi and a few different jacks. The crew was absolutely on point and friendly even with a language barrier. The second day was two days later, it was a full day. Same story with the bill fish bite not being great. I heard that from others at the resort as well so it wasn’t just them. We fished for several hours without even a bite. Then the excitement happened. We caught a nice sailfish in the early afternoon and an hour or so later we caught a bigger one. My wife’s got off. We saw a total of 4 sail fish. 2 hit the boat, one got off and the fourth came up at the same time as the second and we didn’t hook it. Same story with the crew. Very professional. There is pressure on these guys to produce and even with a slow start they kept after it. At no point did they suggest quitting and going after something easier just to make the trip seem more productive. I would absolutely use them next time and recommend that anyone wanting to fish in Costa Rica to use them.

Sailfish Galore

Steve and Liisa took great care of us. We fished two days (May 19th and 21st), and pulled in quite a few sailfish and several mahi. The first day the water was a bit rough and the fishing was difficult, but Steve and Liisa moved us up the coast, and it paid off. Carlos and his crew were top notch. This was an all guys trip with my Dad and brother and one of my Dad's close friends. I'm already trying to plan a trip to go back with my wife. We loved it!

briersjo.....We love trips that involve the family and we look forward to when you get a chance to return with your wife.
Steve & Liisa

Great time!

My husband and I booked a 1/2 day fishing trip with Go Fish Costa Rica. Although I felt a little sick, they still made the trip fun for us! We started out looking for roosterfish but didn't have any luck so they took us to another spot and we instantly hooked 3 mahi mahi at the same time. It was fun pulling them in, especially since mine was bigger than my husbands 🙂 We caught quite a bit more mahi mahi and a couple tuna. The highlight of our trip? The staff cut up one of the mahi mahi RIGHT THERE and whipped up some soy sauce and wasabi mix and we ate the most delicious, fresh fish! They even called a restaurant afterwards and told them we were coming with our fish and they prepared it a couple different ways (although it wasn't as good as raw on the boat haha!). We had a good time and highly recommend them. Transportation was efficient and booking was smooth.

Brittney
We are so glad you enjoyed your day and appreciate that you took the time to post a review and thanks so much for the recommendation.
Steve & Liisa

Liisa & Steve are great!

Visited with Go Fish CR in February for 5 days after having had to reschedule from over the summer due to unforeseen emergency. They were great to work with and it is greatly appreciated.Their operation is first rate- you are met with ground transfers at the airport in Liberia and very early on, they’re letting you know if you’re not about “Pura Vida,” you’re in the wrong place. They know the stops to make on the way in (first stop for a beverage, second stop for groceries and another round of beverages) to Tamarindo and know all the places to eat, guides and activities to do and can get you hooked up on any of them. Since we were visiting on a couples trip, instead of a hard core fishing trip, they arranged spa time for the ladies, which they’re still talking about now, two months later. The unit they put us in was great, modern, all the amenities and very comfortable for four people. Tamarindo isn’t really a family vacation spot, since it’s an old surf camp, but it is a lot of fun for those who like to ride on or over the waves. And if you’re wanting to see monkeys, they’ll make sure you get the chance!Highly recommend using Go Fish CR and staying at their properties!

MJSWahoo
We ware so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and yes the day at the spa is always a favorite with the ladies.
See you all one day soon.
Liisa & Steve

Great Fishing and Great Adventure

Liisa and Steve were incredibly gracious, patient, professional and knowledgeable from the time that we started planning the trip until the moment that we left. Whether you are planning a fishing trip or going on a side by side ATV outing, they made the best recommendations. We stayed in a well maintained beautiful 2 bedroom condominium that had everything we needed to give us the options of eating there or at one of the many restaurants on the beach. We cannot wait to come back for our next adventure.

Alan C
Thanks Alan, and we cannot wait for you to come back as well.
Liisa & Steve

GoFishCR is the best!

Steve and Lisa helped us get our fishing and diving arranged with no problems at all. They made it easy and we had a blast on both outings!We will certainly rely on them again for our next visit and we highly recommend them to arrange some fun times when you're in the area!Tony and Mary Ann Brookshire

Tony and Ann
So glad you had a blast and for your next trip know we are here if needed.
Steve & Liisa

Great experience!

Steve and Lisa are wonderful and will do everything in their power to make sure you have a successful, enjoyable experience. I arranged a full-day charter as a surprise birthday present for my husband, and when the fish were unfortunately not biting that day, they went out of their way to send him out again another afternoon (at no charge to us) for a second chance so that he would not go home disappointed. Highly recommend Go Fish CR!

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