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Fish Drake Bay - Reel Escape

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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A hearty thanks to Captain Wily and crew for taking us on our very first deep sea fishing charter... read more

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Reviewed 30 April 2018
judithorodenker
Amazing fishing experience

Went on a half day trip with Willy and his mate, and we caught an enormous wahoo, yellowfin tuna... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Gabe G
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Escape the crowds and high prices at the marinas and fishing lodges and come fish with us in beautiful, Drake Bay. We are located 50 miles south of Quepos/Manuel Antonio on the northern end of the world famous Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. We are partners with all the top lodges, La Paloma Lodge, Aguila de Osa, Copa de Arbol, Casa Corcovado, Drake Bay Getaway and Drake Bay Wilderness Lodge to name a few. We have 2 boats to choose from, Reel Escape– a luxury 35 ft. CABO Sportfishing Yacht and the Reel Time is a 26 ft. center console. We welcome all fishermen from professionals to families with children- no experience needed. We are happy to customize the trip of your dreams.
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A hearty thanks to Captain Wily and crew for taking us on our very first deep sea fishing charter. It was an incredible day with Captain Willy chasing the sea birds, dolphins and tuna in search of the big ones. Our youngest son Daniel hooked...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went on a half day trip with Willy and his mate, and we caught an enormous wahoo, yellowfin tuna, bonita and several others in just a few hours. Biggest fish we’ve ever caught. Willy and his mate were very accommodating. Highly recommend!

Thank Gabe G
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Captain Willy (Full-day, Reel Escape) and his crew were friendly, hard working group that knew how to take you to the fish. I have been on many fishing charters, and this is definitely the best warm water charter, I have ever had. My wife, my...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

IMy wife and I spent two days with Captain Willy and his mates earlier this month. It was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The first day we spent "inshore" fishing for amberjack, rooster fish and snapper in eighty feet of water on...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It's so rare to find something the whole family actually enjoys. From my 80 year old parents, to my 8 yo--we all loved fishing with Willy and his crew. My folks got the help they need moving around the boat and reeling in big fish,...More

Thank abby d
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I’ve had the privilege of fishing in some hot spots around the world but Fishing with Willy out of Drakes bay has to be Red Hot.We travelled from the UK to tour wonderful Costa Rica and to tic off Roosters and a yellow fin Over...More

Thank glyn1664
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I have been to Costa Rica many times to fish but this trip was different. We brought along an 8 year old granddaughter to introduce her to deep sea fishing. How did the experiment work out? It was wonderful. The crew of Fish Drake Bay...More

Thank rooster314
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

That was the third time I was out on the water with Willie. All three trips have been excellent fishing and a lot of fun. Bob

Thank bobpyle
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Me and my wife fished one day, at the end of February, with Captain Willy on the Reel Time. Even if fish activity was slow during that day, Willy stayed very confident and positive and tried different fishing spots and techniques that eventually led to...More

Thank patrscho
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

2.5 days on the water. In-shore, out deep with great fishing diversity! Fed ourselves and the village with mahi mahi and tuna

Thank stan s
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ppk
4 March 2016|
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Response from FishDrakeBay | Property representative |
Hello we have two charter boats available the Reel Time a 26ft center console is $450/half day and $750/ full day. The Reel Escape is a 35 ft CABO yacht with air conditioning and is $750 / half and $1400/ full.
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