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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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+506 8601 5294
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Get your Pura Vida... wet! Join us for near and/or offshore fishing,...

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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Excellent day on the water!

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... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2013
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Reviewed 10 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 to us having never done this before. We trolled with fishing rods and hand lines... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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, dedicating our business to preserving the traditions. Within five minutes of research on the internet,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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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 happily accepted. I asked her if she was connected with the dolphin tour company and... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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 where in the whole big sea that they are hanging out that day. Sure, there... More 

Lewisville, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 us on fish. They truly want their guests to enjoy their trip. Captain Pino is... More 

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Thank Dominick P
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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 a day on the water, but soon find ourselves friends. As you surely experienced, it's... More 

San Luis Obispo County, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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, and juice all day long. We were able to spot dolphins early in the morning,... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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 about our secret spots! We wish you both an incredible future, the warm and gentle... More 

Yukon
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 situation with grace, humour and professionalism. When we return to this area, we'll definately book... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 of lobster. They packed a lot into a half day- highly recommended.

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Thank DoctorJ57119
Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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 guys to share their knowledge and experience. We hope we'll see you again in the... More 

Moose Pass, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 comes to being a captain, guide and chef. You cannot beat the price or the... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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 happy and comfortable this little slice of paradise just as much. We're saving room for... More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 for a great day on the ocean and great company while fishing! Thanks guys!

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

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!! More 

Oakland, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

I was lucky to have met some very friendly Alabama folk who invited me to join them on their fishing excursion and I was happy to have gone. Janet was super sweet and accommodating and Pino was amazing and entertaining as well. Though the fish weren't biting as much as they said they normally do Pino free dove into the... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us! I swear the day after you lft the fishing was fantastic, but then, maybe Pino would not have delivered those delicious langosta if he hadn't been so eager to make you happy! It was a fun day with you and the boys from Alabama, we hope to see... More 

Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Wahoo fishing & tours is exactly what they advertise being, an overall experience with a local guide and the local flavor of Caribbean Costa Rica. We don’t know what it takes to be a ‘real sportsmen’ or a ‘real fishermen’ but we have combined experience fishing from AK, WA, OR, CA, HI, FL, all over Mexico, Bahama’s and now Costa... More 

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Janick2010, Owner at Wahoo Fishing & Tours, responded to this review

Thanks, Karen & Ted, for the thoughtful review. You've given us good feedback, we are putting together a shopping list for our annual visit to the US, and smaller rods/reels will be among those items we bring back. Yes, Pino will wonder why we continually spend money on this "stuff" and he will always prefer his balsa spool, and use... More 

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