COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA 2017

Dates
Trip 1 – 23rd to 30th June 2017 (2 days coastal & 2 days FAD fishing)
Trip 2 – 2nd to 9th July 2017 (4 days FAD fishing)
Join Offshore Adventures and fish out of arguably the most stunning marina on the east coast of Central America for blue marlin, sailfish and mahi mahi.
Offshore Adventures has hired the services of two of Costa Rica’s most highly regarded charter vessels that between them have won and placed in many international tournaments and accounted for thousands of billfish releases. Fish for 4 days out of the stunning Los Suenos Marina and enjoy a lay day to explore Costa Rica.
For 2107 Offshore Adventures is proud to announce private FAD fishing for Blue marlin. This in the past has been only available for owners of large private game boats in Costa Rica. During these live a board trips we fish the famed FADs 80-120 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. These live aboard trips have some of the worlds best blue marlin fishing that in the past only a handful of people had access to fish.

Species targeted
Blue marlin, sailfish and mahi mahi.

Fishing Methods
Dredge fishing, dead swimming baits, live baits.

Included in the package
–  Tony and Bea from Offshore Adventures will personally guide/host your International Offshore Fishing Adventure to Costa Rica.
–  Airport transfers to and from your accommodation in Jaco and San Jose International Airport.
–  4 days of fishing including boat, skipper, tackle and fuel.
–  Lunches, water and refreshments on board for each day (FAD fishing breakfast, lunch and dinners included).
–  Fishing licenses for 5 days.
–  Accommodation (4 nights for trip 1 and 2 nights for trip 2) in downtown Jaco. Just a short walk to the shops, bars and the main tourist street of Jaco. The small boutique condominium complex is private, safe and has a friendly personal feel. The complex has a great courtyard and pool area for sitting around after a big day’s fishing where you can sit back, make yourself a drink and relax. The condominiums are fully self-contained with large kitchens and laundries and two bathrooms. The condos are large two bedroom units and 1⁄4 share.
–  Offshore Adventures “Fish the Globe” T’Shirt for all Anglers.

Not included
–  Airfares to and from San Jose International airport.
–  Breakfast and dinner when not FAD fishing.
–  Tips to crew (approx $80 per day, per person).
–  Tours and activities for non-anglers and tours on the lay day.

PRICE (Not including airfares to San Jose, Costa Rica)

TRIP 1 (Coastal/FAD fishing)
ANGLERS – 2 days coastal fishing, 2 days / 3 nights FAD fishing (live aboard), 4 nights accommodation / transfers = $4285 USD.
NON-ANGLERS – 7 nights accommodation / transfers = $715 USD.

TRIP 2 (FAD fishing)
ANGLERS – 4 days / 5 nights fishing the FADs off the coast of Costa Rica, 2 night accommodation, transfers = $4795 USD

Upon booking a $2500 NZD deposit is required per angler and balance is required by the 19th May 2017, the final payment will be at the USD/NZD rate at the due date minus deposit paid.

Airfares and Travel Insurance
Offshore Adventures works with a wholesale travel agent that specializes in group bookings and will work with you to customize your flights and travel needs. You work directly with the agent to ensure best possible prices.
Travel insurance is compulsory for each traveller and we recommend you get it once paying your deposit.

For flights we recommend flying via Los Angeles, with a connecting flight down to San Jose, Costa Rica. The flight from LAX normally gets in early in the morning to San Jose.
Please note when flying through the USA a visa is required. Please go to the US customs and Border website to see what is required https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Non-Fishing Partners Welcome
Bea is joining us for this trip and she will be co-ordinating the partner’s/non-anglers programme, taking into account individual interests. There is plenty to see and do in the region and it will be a matter of talking through the options. Some of the options are wildlife tours, shopping in Jaco, shuttle to San Jose for a days shopping, zip lining, coffee plantation and volcano tours. Here is a link to Jaco 360’s website who we use when in Costa Rica for tours and transfers http://www.jaco360.com

Breakfasts/Refreshments
On the day of our arrival in Costa Rica, there will be an opportunity to visit the local supermarket (Automercado) to purchase breakfast items (fruits, milk, cereals etc) along with any nibbles and refreshments (juices, beer, wine, mixes and spirits). Alcohol is very cheap and most internationally recognised brands are available. It is not worth the hassle of bringing your own duty free as you won’t beat the local prices.
It is normal practice for the group to gather informally at the end of each day in the courtyard for ‘sun downers’ and to share each other’s news before heading out to dinner.
At this time of the year the temperature is in the 30 degree range, making for balmy evenings and pleasant out door living.

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