Guanacaste’s recent tourist boom has attracted all kinds of businesses to the province, located on the northwestern coast of Costa Rica. One of the most exciting of these businesses is Fish Tale II, an inshore and offshore fishing charter that offers all-inclusive amenities.
The US veteran-owned charter has recently outfitted their vessel (a 35-foot Cabo Sportfisher) with new technology, as well as making the cabin more comfortable with some updated additions. Fish Tale II is excited to help tackle the tourist demand at Playa Flamingo in Guanacaste head-on.
The Move to Playa Flamingo
Fish Tale II previously was based in Quepos in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. Quepos is nationally recognized as one of the fishing capitals of the world, hosting world championships for competitive fishing for the last 7 years, with Fish Tale being one of the many competitors. As tourism shifts from Quepos to Northern Guanacaste, Fish Tale II is excited to take advantage of many beneficial factors of the move. These factors include shorter sailing time for offshore fishing and better nightlife for tourists.
After their move to Guanacaste, Fish Tale II invested in new gear, including fish finders, navionics, rocket launchers, and tuna tubes for fishermen hoping to get the most out of their trips fishing both in and offshore. They’ve also stocked the boat with new outriggers, teasers, lures, and down riggers. The boat has also been outfitted with new teak wood fighting and captain’s chairs, new interior, and upholstery for those prioritizing comfort as well as operability.
All-Inclusive Services and Amenities
Fish Tale II mainly charters the popular Cabo Sportfisher and offers multi-day fishing/accommodations packages, including local hotel lodging with accommodations for larger groups. It can also arrange a full Costa Rican adventure travel and activity schedule, food, transportation, and excursions. These arranged activities are including but are not limited to rainforest canopy tours, skydiving, whale watching, whitewater rafting, ATV tours, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, sunbathing or hot springing.
Options between in and offshore fishing are both viable. “If you want to fish for 6 hours, you can stay inshore and target Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Alternatively, if you have a whole day to spend on the water, you can target Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, and Mahi Mahi,” a representative of Fish Tale II says. Fish Tale II accommodates groups with up-to-date technology and comfortable accommodations on a well-running 35-foot vessel powered by twin 325 HP CAT engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots, and a trolling speed of 17 knots that can accommodate 6 guests. They also boast qualified staff, with a captain and crew that hold decades of experience. Fish Tale II is also US Veteran Owned with an English-speaking crew, a salon with AC, a full galley/full bathroom, lounge, and queen bed.
More about the Owner: Landon Dooley
Landon Dooley, a US veteran having served in the Iraq War, owns and operates Fish Tale II. He’s a successful entrepreneur, currently running 6 businesses while prioritizing his work in construction. He’s hoping to start to shift his focus entirely to passion projects like Fish Tale II.
“Intent, drive, motivation, love from friends and family, good stories and better food… That is the ticket. I would rather be happy and poor, than rich and alone,” Landon says. “My overall plan is to be able to go down to Costa Rica for 4 to 5 months during the winter in New Mexico, and be on the beach with something to do, then come back to my ranch when the snow melts and get back to work. And eventually, get entirely out of construction and concrete. I’d like to just focus on the fun stuff. Even if I make less money. “
Fish Tale II: Make Your Vacation Memorable
Fish Tale II hopes for its clients and customers to create memories to last a lifetime when booking and trekking on a charter. With a 35-foot vessel and a full, English-speaking staff, Fish Tale II provides tourists with their resources, experience, and connections to help ensure an amazing trip they never forget. From their fully staffed and renovated 35-foot vessel, to the amenities offered to large groups, to help scheduling excursions like scuba diving, FIsh Tale II is committed to making your experience in Guanacaste unforgettable.
“Fish Tale II ~ Your Favorite Charter in Guanacaste” offers the Best private Full-day and Half-day charters out of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. What sets us apart from the rest is a long list of reasons. US Veteran Owned, English-speaking crew, a Salon with AC, which is a rare find, a full galley/full bathroom, lounge, and queen berth. As well as some of the best gear available, top-of-the-line electronics, an Amazing Captain and crew, decades of experience, pride in our customer service, and attention to detail! Let us help make your Fish Tales and your Vacation the stories that are told for years to come. “Come catch your Tail, on Fish Tale II”
For more information on Fish Tale II, contact at (254) 434-8657 by cellphone or on WhatsApp.
You can also contact through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FishTalesII