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Wahoo Fishing & Tours

#7 of 13 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Features Animals
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 8601 5294
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An Amazing Time!!

This was one of the best parts of our trip to Puerto Viejo. Janet is an amazing person. We were... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2013
Smilentravel
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Tucson, AZ
Thanks for a Great Day

We had a great day with Nick and Pino. It was a new experience for all us, we had never done hand... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2013
LWard70
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London
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Get your Pura Vida... wet! Join us for near and/or offshore fishing, dolphin and snorkeling trips, a sunset tour, or a booze cruise. Whether you're a hard core fisherman/woman, or just want to get on the water, we will work with you to design the best trip possible. All trips include fresh tropical fruits, cold drinks (water and something harder) and the exclusive Wahoo cookies. Tours over 4 hours include sandwiches and vegies. Our captain, Pino, was born and raised in Puerto Viejo. He knows the southern Caribe like you know your living room... it is his living room. He will delight you with his humor as he coaches you in the ways of traditional line fishing. If the water's right, he'll dive and find you a langosta for dinner. Rods, reels, bait and tackle included, as well as snorkeling equipment. Boat equipped with GPS, fishfinder, bimini top, fresh water shower, and PFD's. Find us on the beach across from The Parquecito and Tex Mex in Puerto Viejo. Put the Wahoo in your Costa Rica vacation!
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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+506 8601 5294

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

This was one of the best parts of our trip to Puerto Viejo. Janet is an amazing person. We were suppose to got out on a Tuesday but the ocean did not cooperate. We met Janet that morning. She went above and beyond to help...More

1  Thank Smilentravel
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Thank you for the gracias comments, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here in the Caribe Sur. It's nice that you comment on what you considered extra effort, but seriously, it seems to me that this is just the way it should...More

Reviewed 8 March 2013

We had a great day with Nick and Pino. It was a new experience for all us, we had never done hand line fishing. Our 5 yr old daughter loved every minute, not to mention how great Nick and Pino were with her. After fishing...More

Thank LWard70
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Thanks for the nice review, though I wasn't on the boat with you, my husband and Nick both talked about your family with fondness. Pino was particularly impressed with your daughter and her rapt attention to "her job" fishing. I know you have many options...More

Reviewed 9 February 2013

We had a wonderful day of fishing and snorkeling with Pino and Nick. Mackerel, King, Bonita, crab and lobster were the catch of the day. We learned how to use hand lines, which was fun but challenging. Useing fresh caught sardines for bait was novel...More

Thank 907Alaskan
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Exactly!!! Thank you for the kind words about the operation, my husband, Nick, and our captain, Pino. In reading your review, it reminds me how unique the culture here is, and why we decided years ago to move here, and then, once buying the boat,...More

Reviewed 12 December 2012

Shortly after 6 am we set out for the 3 km walk from our cabin into town in the rain – about halfway to town a woman in a red golf cart stopped and offered us a ride the rest of the way, which we...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Yep! Nothing like a little Marley to bring the dolphins out for their antics! I'm not sure if it's really the tunes or that Pino somehow calls them to us. Though I go out many many times, I'm always impressed that he seems to know...More

Reviewed 7 November 2012

We had the pleasure of fishing with Janet and Captain Pino during our month long adventure in the Puerto Viejo area. The fishing wasn’t great the day we went out, but we still had a great time. Captain Pino and Janet worked hard to put...More

Thank Dominick P
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Ah Pescatores, first thank you! and also apologies for my long delay in responding to your kind review. It was such fun having you on our boat and then seeing you so often around the village. Like many of our guests, we meet briefly for...More

Reviewed 25 October 2012

This turned out to be our most favorite excursion on our honeymoon!! Janet, Nick, and Capt. Pino are wonderful hosts for your day on the water! Janet came equipped with a bottomless, almost Mary Poppins-esque, cooler of snacks! We were offered sandwiches, cookies, crackers, beer,...More

Thank Skullatone
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

Dang those pesky little jellyfish!! It must have been particularly frustrating for you to see everyone else snorkeling without incident, but you are indeed a magnet!! You were a great sport, and we loved sharing that little hidden cove with you--not everyone gets to learn...More

Reviewed 20 September 2012

Our fishing trip didn't go well for reasons beyond Nick & Pino's control...rough seas, mechanical issues with motor. However, they took very good care of us, made sure we were safe at all times, and we did catch a few fish! They handled a difficult...More

Thank Glacier1998
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

What a day!! We were so disappointed that your tour was cut short by, what we later learned, was a fuel pump issue. Thank you for understanding our limitations and appreciating that we, ultimately, put your safety first.

Reviewed 28 July 2012

Nick and Capt. Pino took us out and we had a great view of dolphins coming right out of the water. The fishing was good catching mackerel and kingfish. We also went snorkeling to a beautiful spot and Capt. Pino helped us catch a lot...More

Thank DoctorJ57119
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

Thank you for the nice review. Nick and Pino are a great team, and so eager to make our guests happy. I know they both enjoyed your interest in the culture and ecology of the area, and so you made the perfect guest for these...More

Reviewed 12 July 2012

I have to say I've been a professional guide in Alaska and other parts of the US for the better part of 18 years now and Janet and Nicks hospitality rivals anything I've ever been part of. Pino is truly the real deal when it...More

2  Thank Doug P
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

Wow! Thank you for the endorsement!! I'm glad that you've enjoyed your time on the Wahoo boat, and moreover, I'm glad you appreciate that we strive to be a bit more than a "sportsman's boat". We love to fish, but we like to make people...More

Reviewed 5 July 2012

Nick, Janet and captain Pino are great! Pino has so much knowledge of the carribean coast and the fish biting each day. Caught my first mackerel using the local fishing method of a handling. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend them to anyone looking...More

Thank Kelly S
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

We love it when guests say nice things about us, it's true, but we really really love it when our guests are as fun and appreciative as you and your husband were! Thanks for the review, we can't wait to see you here again!!

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Michelle S
16 December 2015|
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Response from Janick2010 | Property representative |
Michelle, my bad! This venue is a tough one for me to monitor. I hope you found us, and for THE NEXT TIME (there's always a next time once you discover the Caribe Sur) please contact us again.
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Scott T
21 October 2015|
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G'morning Scott, the seas are flat flat flat! Lago Caribeno yesterday, been catching macks and kings. With seas this flat though, the captain has also been diving. Kilo sized lobster and fist sized conches. We call these... More
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