Thursday, June 4, 2020
No News is Good News......I hope
by Capt. George Beckwith at 12:16 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Travel ban extended by Costa Rica until July 1.
No news on future extentions or requirements of arriving guests.
We will keep you posted and will be ready to get you out to the seamounts as soon as you are allowed back into the country.
Hopefully we will get out there soon, but I have heard reports from a couple of boats that raised 30-40 sailfish in a single day. I cannot imagine what is happening at the seamounts.
Regarding the rest of the Seamount Season and the 2021 Peak Season, we are taking reservations but NOT requesting deposits at this time.
making good use of our time
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:46 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Seak Keeper and Water Maker is installed. We will be ready for extended stays at the seamounts when the Coronapanic subsides.
Thank you MIke
by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:46 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With most of the folks fishing on the Dragin Fly, we handle all of the details, including condo/private home rentals, VIP airport transfers, private drivers and guides, tours and occassionally on the request of large groups, tips for the boat crews.
This was the case with a large group from South Carolina previously scheduled to fish on the Dragin Fly and Macushla out of Los Suenos, Costa Rica in late March. These customers were prepaid in full, including tips for the boats. When they were forced to cancel one month ago, like most of our custommers, they agreed to have their deposits forwarded to future reservations.
If the Coronapanic continues, there is comfort knowing that we have an emergency fund and capital available to pay the crew and the bills through these lean times. Fortunatley for us, we are not upside down, but the same cannot be said for many in this industry who are making it through today on tomorrow's deposits.
This week I got a call from the lead customer from that South Carolina group, Mike. When I got the call, I feared that his group was not going to be able reschedule.
Mike said that he understood that their group had tips that were prepaid. He had talked with his guys and they wanted to know if I could forward that money to the boat crews........I was speachless.... Breaking the pause Mike added that he wanted to make sure that the crews not to worry, that they were definitly coming back to Costa Rica and that they would tip them again.
I have heard of other stories from other guides who have had customers call them and cancel trips, asking them to just keep the deposit for their trip and forget that it was ever sent.
This has been humbling for all of us and when this is over I think that the people casting off the bow or sitting in the fighting chair will be just as thrilled to be there on the water as the guide on the poling platform, the captain behind the wheel and the mate landing a fish of a lifetime.
Thanks Mike for helping us all get where we need to be.
15 for 30 today
by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:51 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020
our last charter for a while. the rest of the month and most of April is mothballs and maintenance. Hopefully life will be resuming closer to normal by the middle of April.
report from today
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:36 PM
9 sailfish 2 yellowfin tuna and 1 blue Marlin i