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“One of the best charter experiences”

Fish Drake Bay - Reel Escape
Ranked #1 of 27 Tours in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Just got back today from Drake Bay today. This was my first trip there, and the experience was one of the most memorable. The hotel and accommodations Mark (owner of "Reel Escape") set me up with, was nothing less than 1st class. I fished aboard the 35 Cabo "Reel Escape" both Saturday and Sunday. We landed a nice Rooster Saturday within 30 minutes of lines in.. the rest of the day was outstanding. Fishing again Sunday, was even better. We started with bottom fishing and ended trolling. We slammed the Trigger fish, Grouper, landed a nice Snapper, 2 AJ's, 3 Tuna, and 2 Wahoo. We brought the fish back to the hotel, Aguila de Osa Inn, where the cook prepared our catch. Capt. Willy and the crew of "Reel Escape" were nothing short of professionals. Being an angler myself, and boat owner, I can without a doubt give nothing but raves for them, the boat, and the owner... Highly recommended! Chris Martin

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Reviewed 12 March 2013

I have been coming to CR for the last 10 years, the last 6 to Drakes Bay. Its the only place to go and in particular since fishing is so important to our trip, fishing from the Reel Escape was a phenomenal upgrade to other years we have fished DB. We caught about everything you can catch. The Crew of the RE, Willie and Christiano are as good as it gets. On the boat, I like to have a place when it gets really hot to cool off and have a fresh beverage. The cabin's cool air conditioning make the all day fishing experience completely unique. I rate it a solid 12 out of a possible 10 and will be back next year.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

The setting on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is beautiful and the fishing for Sails, Marlin, Snapper, Dorados and Roosters is excellent. The Reel Escape is a 35 fooot CABO professionally rigged for both offshore and inshore fishing and operated Captain Willy Atencio a native of the territiory who is really good at finding fish! A nice feature of the boat is the air condtioning which can provide a nice break on a hot afternoon. Those of you with fishing boat experience are aware that plumbing is often sub-par. But the Reel Escape has good facilities and an air conditioned head. If you bring your significant other she will be pleased. We had a great trip which can be enjoyed by the novice or old salt.

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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Been to Costa Rica and Drake Bay numerous times. This area, the Osa de Aguila lodge and the fishing never disappoints! Super boat in Reel Escape - El Capitan es muy bueno and speaks English!. Lots of options in-shore or some 30 miles out on calm blue waters for bill fish and mahi mahi! This boat very comfortable for 4-5 people so bring your I-pod and enjoy a great day on the water. Stan S

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

First class boat and first class fishing !!! Off shore for sails and marlins was great, but my favorite was site casting to schools of baitfish with top water plugs for Roosterfish and Cierro Mackerel. Captain Willy will tailor your trip to your fishing skills at all levels. Costa Rica salt water fishing at its best.

R. Kerr
Roswell,Ga.

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