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Take a kid fishing with CAPTAIN FREDD

oH my... we had young people who all they wanted was to catch a fish. Personally I am a catch and... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Kim P
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Exceeded Expectations! And they were high...

I booked this trip for myself and two boys as the girls went horseback riding that day. We went... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Filkfam5
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

oH my... we had young people who all they wanted was to catch a fish. Personally I am a catch and release person. But just try to tell that to junior high aged boys. Captain Fredd made sure that fish was going to be on...More

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Fredrick M, Manager at Manana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks for the fun half day at Sea! Josue and I really enjoyed your company and it’s always fun with kids on the boat. Cheers!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip for myself and two boys as the girls went horseback riding that day. We went into this trip knowing that fishing can be a luck-of-the-draw type gig. Clearly, the one bad review is oblivious to what fishing truly is. We know...More

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Fredrick M, Manager at Manana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hey! You guys were a barrel of fun. When you said that you brought BANANNAS on board I told them it was bad luck and they quickly threw them overboard. Shortly afterward the big one came knocking. Cheers! Capt Fred

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I went on a fishing trip today with Fred and it was an awful experience. When we originally met with Fred in the morning, we talked and explained how we wanted fish to bring home to eat so we decided to go...More

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Fredrick M, Manager at Manana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Pat, I’m sorry how you feel about being offshore with me and not bringing home Fish to eat. When your family boarded my boat I asked if you had experience fishing and then demonstrated when you have a fish on you lift the rod...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Captain Fred and his First-Mate took us to the fish. Lots of experience and local knowledge and very nice people. Had a blast catching Mahi-mahi with my buddies. I would book another trip with Fred without hesitation.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is a must do fishing trip. Fred the owner and captain is the best. Seriously the most enjoyable fishing trip I have ever been on. His boat is the best in the area. Super stable.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We spent an incredible morning with Fred and his amazing first mate! Lines were out and fish on in a matter of minutes of leaving the cove! We caught more fish than we could imagine and were exhausted (GOOD EXHAUSTED) from reeling in those big...More

Thank Tiffany P
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I met Fred and first fished with him 13 years a go. It was one of my best fishing Captain finds to date. Besides years of fishing experience not only local to Costa Rica but in the United States as well , Fred will put...More

Thank Mark7233
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We fished with Fred for three days caught some small tuna witch Fred Blackened. It was very delicious. We also caught A couple of Marlin one very large. Fred also showed us some great Restaurants around the local area. I've fished with Fred several times...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our family (4 adults, 3 kids under 9) all went out for a 1/2 day this past weekend with Fred. We had a great time even though the fishing was slow up until the last 20 minutes when BAM - 4 yellowfin tuna all at...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Fred and his "first mate" Josue were great. On fairly short notice, booked 1/2 day inshore trip leaving from Playa Carillo. We caught a pair of Yellowtail Tuna and later some nice size snappers. The fishing was very good, yet not the complete experience as...More

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Fredrick M, Owner at Manana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

The big Dog Tooth Snapper on a surface popper was thrilling. Please make reservations to return in January, Feburary, or March for your Marlin and Sailfish. Billfish are year round here but these are the best months. Cheers,

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