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Sail Tours in Playas del Coco

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Sail Tours in Playas del Coco

Does anybody know of an HONEST sail boat tour outfit in Playas del Coco, Someone who would NOT rip you off like DON BOSCO Yacht Charters. They were very prompt to returning my emails until I put my deposit of $200. The same day I payed my deposit I stopped receiving emails. When I got to Costa Rica I tried calling the cell number listed in their website but all I got was an answering machine telling me that the phone number I called was not accepting calls. I was present at the pickup spot (on the beach at playas del coco in front of La Vida Loca Bar at the time they specified. Nobody showed up. When I tried to get my money back from PayPal (whom I used to make the deposit) they told me they could not do anything as this was not a physical product and that the "services" category was outside their recovery scope. So, Don Bosco Yacht Charters committed fraud with the help of PayPal, So BEWARE !!!

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1. Re: Sail Tours in Playas del Coco

That's really unfortunate and unforgivable. Shame on them!

You can get in touch with either Sea Bird Sailing or Marlin Del Rey.

http://www.seabirdsailingexcursions.com/

www.marlinedelrey.com

Happy sailing

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WOW ! that was a fast response. I'm returning to Playas del Coco in January 2012, I will get in touch with those people, thanks

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Some big scams around...dealt with well known companies...or just wait until you are here and find out a good decent person or company to sail you around...

Very sorry to heard that they burn you...but you will be surprised how many jokers in this country playing Travel Agent...or Tour Operators...

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Sorry to here about your negative experience with the Don Bosco. My wife and I had the opposite experience. Richard - Captain Hook rocks. That is his pirate ship you see in the bay. I am sure if you track him down when you return to Coco he will rectify your problem. Again great guy, can not say enough good things about him.

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Please - Marlin and Seabird - do not continue to post self-promotion and advertising on this forum. Contact the person with the question in a private message or email. Self-promotion like this is not allowed on Trip Advisor forums.

xplore already recommended both of you - isn't this enough?

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Sea Bird all the way. The Captain and crew are amazing and very knowledgeable. Great customer service, open bar and snacks can't go wrong. Highly recommend Sea Bird!!

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10. Re: Sail Tours in Playas del Coco

I agree. Seabird! Heather and her crew are great!

http://www.seabirdsailingexcursions.com/