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Fish Drake Bay - Reel Escape

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Best Fishing Charter

My three sons and I have had the opportunity to charter boats and fish from Hawaii to multiple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin M
Coppell, TX
Amazing Experience - Loved Willy and his Crew

My family and I had the opportunity to go on a half day fishing trip on the Reel Escape in December... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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...more
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My three sons and I have had the opportunity to charter boats and fish from Hawaii to multiple locations in Mexico to Jamaica. While we always have a good time, I have to say Willie and the entire crew on the Reel Escape are now...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had the opportunity to go on a half day fishing trip on the Reel Escape in December 2017. It was our first time to the area and we wanted to do something special. Although not serious fishermen, my son 8 loves...More

Thank 00brae00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a day trip for fishing and had THE BEST day! We were picked up on time from our resort, Copa de Arbol. The boat was immaculate and the captain and crew were extremely professional and made this boating experience a breeze. We had...More

Thank Jacquelyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place and the best boat to go fishing in Drake Bay, Costa Rica!! We had so much fun and learned a lot from the experience!! All the crew is amazing and they take the time and effort to make this experience...More

Thank Maris E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only did the boat and fishing equipment on the Reel Escape were impecable and top of the line, but also the crew took care of us with the greatest attention to detail. Captain Willy is the man and knows the perfect spots to look...More

Thank StefanoFFE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best trip ever!! The boat is in mint conditions, the equipment is top notch and the guys are very knowledgeable. The fishing was not good on our day (big storm the night before) and the crew went the extra mille to get fishes on the...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Se had the best experience in the Reel Escape with captain Willy! It was an amazing day ! We really enjoyed every part of the fishing experience!

Thank Mariana R
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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Thank judithorodenker
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
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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Roxann D
8 July 2018|
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Response from Judy D | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I drove from San Jose to Drake's Bay. It is a very easy 6-7 hour drive to Sierpe and then gets crazy after that. You will need to locate the ferry to cross the river, must have exact change. The ferry is... More
4 March 2016|
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.