NOTE: These Testimonials in English, French, Spanish... .
Are as written by Guests in our Book.....
In our Guests book ....
31st January 2011 Great Time !! Excellent Fishing , Superb Guides , , Excellent food.. All around Greatly managed fishing trip by Philippe Joe Kubitz Florida USA
29th of January 2011 Sejour tres depaysant avec un tres bon acceuil , beaucoup de disponibilite de la part des Marineros Guides pour nous faire prendre des tarpons de 70 a 160 lb qui nous ont offer de superbes combats Merci a tous et a tres bientot
Pierre Emanuelle Hache et Michel Duhault France
28th of January Absolutely a great Place to enjoy and relaxing a few days. Philippe is a wonderful host and all staff were excellent
26th January Super acceuil familial fond sonore nocturne inegalable , experience a renouveler
Merci a toi Philippe et a tres bientot Jean Philippe france
24th January What a great place you have here.The food was wonderful and the hospitality unparallel .We will be back for more See you in 90 days Muchisima Gracias The Bowman family Danna, Travis, Wyatt y Savanne
23rd of January 2011
As usual a very fine time Fishing. Will be back soon Hamling Family
23rd of Januarey 2011 Philippe Mille merci pour tout I especially enjoyed the location but most of all your attention to the small details to make this a most hospitality stay
Again muchas Gracias Dave Schreiner
21st of January Querido Philippe Tu eres una persona magnifica con un hotel magico para los amantes de la naturaleza y los parajos. Todos se portaron muy bien y nos trataron con muchas atención y respecto. Los voy a estranar pero probto volveré ..Y quiero comer mas de lo que cocina tania!! Gracias a todos , con cariño Beatriz Fiallos
19th of January I enjoy every minutes of my visit..It was exiting and Relaxing, Food was delicious Fred Haman
18th of January Thanks for a tru Nicaraguan Adventure! Birds was fantastic food was great and the Kayaks wonderfull fun. We enjoy your hospitality and the relaxed atmosphere of the lodge..Bernadette, Jose, Sophia, Isabelle solano, and Sheira Bannatt ( UK, USA, COSTA RICA )
18th of January Philippe and Staff, We have enjoyed our stay. You have created a warm family atmosphere with the closest acess to nature Thank you. Karl, Andrea Casey & Patrick Matson Dekey USA , COSTA RICA
16TH of January Thanks you for everything, Will see you again Joel Hataway USA
14TH of January Impossible to write this one as in Rusian..It is from Alena, Anna ( 11 ) , Oleg Weber from Novosibirsk RUSIA..the three released Tarpon 90lb 150lb.
Muchas Gracias para todo y a todos Perfecta organisacion para descubrir esta region y la natura linda Cocina muy Rica Abi
Le deseamo un lindo bebe a Nuestra super cocinera Que le vaya muy bien el embarrazo… Geraldine
Gracias a todos por su atención perfecta durante nuestra estadia.Un lugar perfecto una comida exquisita y un personal muy simpatico y siempre a la orden mas que todo de noche… Mucho mucho gracias a todo ellos Saludos y hasta pronto Virginia Belgique
3rd of January 2010 Philippe A great Pleasure I keep you and your staff in Nicaragua Closet o heart Never forget, Never give up Robert Kempf
It s been fun and quite a few experiences. It was non stop going from one place to another..I was not shure how long I was going to stay at each place, but it was a definitive trip. Philippe you did a great Job… Sorry you drink the”” Special Caffe de Ratone “” Best To all of you for the new year!! 20!!! Larry Tukuno San Pedro California USA
22d of December 2010
Philippe, Jose, Tania, Heidi Maryana, Alex , Champa and all the staff Thank you for taking such a good care of us and for going above and beyond our Expectations All the best Kristy &Jean Vancouver CANADA
21st of December Thanks for our stay..It was great to see all the wildlife in the reserve..So many Monkeys and birds ….. USA
15TH OF December Thank youn for your King Hospitality! Andrea and Martin GIBRALTAR Europe
13th of December
We enjoyed our Stay. Champa was a very helpful guide. We had a great time visiting Isla Zapote and boating up the Rio Frio. We had 4 sitings of Solitary Eagles 9 Including one paiur) + Howler monkeys The staff here is also very Friendly
Great food Wonderfull view, friendly staff adorable dogs, Many birds All a recipe forv a great stay We enjoyed it all with Great pleasure We hope to return with friends Thanks Hidley & Pat New Mexico USA
11 decembre 2010Un sejour d exception dans un cadre magique et avec des hotes et guides parfaits Merci a tous Laurent France
11 decembre 2010 Un site paradisiaque!!! Et des tarpons au Rendez vous… Un voyage de reve Merci a Philippe de son charmant acceuil Bertrand France
21 noviembre Muy Bonito lugar, Excelente comida Espero tener mas tiempo para pescar en la Próxima visita Gustavo
20 11 2010 Excellent tarpon fishing .The guides were wonderful one of our dreams come true , will see you next year many thanks Lance & Catleen Wingfield Costa Rica ( Ex South Africa & Zimbabwe )
11 November 2010 A tarpon Paradise Wonderfull Staff Very Friendly
11 November 2010 The entire staff was very accommodating Some excellent tarpon fishing
26 of October 2010 4 days of fishing and Exploring the river.. Much to see and it was all good ..Even the fishing!!! 90 kilo Tarpon is a very big fish, What fun !! Rory Lambert and Lorri Appleton Victoria, BC Canada
21ST OF October Thank you.. Had a fantastic time fishing. Excellent staff, great fun. A worthwhile experience. Will do it all again –Soon I hope..Mucho mucho!!! Jimmy Martin Kilkenny Ireland
21st 2010 We had a wonderful time, amazing fishing and two extremely good and patient guides We will be back Keith weinham Kilkenny Ireland
23 september Good Fish trip , Good Company John Wilkins Aziour lake MN USA
23 September 2010 Fantastic!! Good Good Good Fish Mike Elrods SC USA
19 September 2010 Gracias por la atencion / Exellente el lugar especial
February 2007 Great fishing!
2 good Captain, , two days Two tarpons all good Food Lodging and Hospitality Wonderfull Experience Merele Pensilvany USA
February 2007 Thank you Great Fishing and wonderfull guides Carlos and Pinto Josh Gross USA
February 2007 Muchas Gracias Philippe and Staff Incredible people, scenery everything exceeded my expectation Chele and Alexandro are cool and great fishermen. Traveld from Alaska to catch Tarpon and was a RUSH!!!Hasta Luego Richard Frisque SOLDOTUA Alaska
January 2007 Hi everybody we are from Rusia had a fishing trip with Philippe"s Boys .Everything was allright and for the first time in my life I saw happy people here ... Be happy and lucky . from Rusia with love Alex and Valert
January 2007 Very nice week, confortable. Tarpon fishing with a 20lb test line is an experiece. Great experience ....love it.
Michel Renard Mallorca Spain
January 2007 Thanks Great Fishing Great People A. Rodgers Oregon USA
January 2007 Philippe Thanks for a Fantastic experiene R.Rodgers SF California USA.
January 2007 Philippe Very Good trip ...Troop leader (10) Lary Pizuti USA
January 2007 Philippe Thanks you for the great Tarpon Fishing and accomodations Pura Vida Miguel, Mick Borna USA
January 2007 Philippe Great Trip Thanks John P martin USA
January 2007 Thanks for a very enjoyable trip. The fish and Size were everything they had been promised Thanks again Tony Mokros
13th January 2007 Philippe Unique among all the Game Fishing Lodge in Central America. The Guides were the highlights of the trip.... Along with the Sabalo grande !!! I shall tell many people about your secret in the Jungle of Nicaragua Best Regards Frank Hanshaw Houston Texas
January 2007 Much fun Good Food plus Friends. Lot Class I had a good time 4 tarpon
Thanks Kirk Grater
13th January 2007 Father and Sons I asked for adventures and it was provided with style.We have done it all, with no problems for 1 week. This country is perhaps the friendliest and thought your thoughfteelness The safes : Life preservers, diferent boats for the lake, Staff who know the rules. Big Tarpon more than 2 meters long jump 2 meters when it strikesand does it all the way to the boat. And then it tries to knock out at the boat...Lot bof laughs and Memories...
Bill Aimer, Adam aimers London Ontario , Canada!!
Dec 2006 Philippe Thank you so much a wonderfull time, you and your family made us feel at home. Your guides are very friendly and Helpfull. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards John Holling.
Nov 20th 2006 Phillipe. Disfrute mucho el Saballo de 84" Espero regressar y Saciarme de Sabalo ... Jose Ramon Sanfeliu El Salvador.
Nov 20th 2006 Agradecidos por nuestra visita, Dos Guias de pesca excelentes .Dr Carlos Suliva El Salvador
Nov 15th 2006Philippe. We are so glad that for the begining of our trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica we chose San Carlos Sport Fishing adventures. We enjoyed every minutes of our stay with you!! Fishing was great, the place romantic food was Excellent. There are many places in the World but yours is the one seriously consider coming and coming back Thank you for your hospitality and all the best to you and your family. Nov 15th Ramona and Darius Dpetrauska LIETUVA/ LIITUANIA .
Nov 13th 2006 I came to Observe the Elections and found a whole Family of good friends. Yann Kreswalt Berlin Germany
Philippe Nov 13th 2006 Thank you so much had a great time , Rainbow bass was fantastic your lodge is very nice Food was plentiful and very good. I hope your business continues to grow and the tarpon get even bigger if this is possible, Sunday was a great day Tarpon Fishing 5 hook up 1 50lb, 4 140lb Chele and Pollo ( Chicken) were great and work well together. Thanks Amigos "Click" "Click" "Click" "Click" Come on Tarpon God Bless you BIG JOHN CALIFORNIA.
Hola mis Amigos y Rangers mi Corazon and Teki...It was a Fantastic Adventure to be with you in this Paradisiacal place This is lovely feelings I thank you very much Stephanie Vergnault France Nov 12th
Nov 12th Philippe Thank you for the fantastic Tarpon, I will E mail you Short. Peter Hamling New york
Nov 12th Philippe Peter & I had a great time . Fishing for Tarpon and Bass very good, Your lodge great, Bernie Hamling New York.
9/11/06 Philippe Merci beaucoup pour votre acceuil. Superbe instalation, magnifiques balades .Felicitation pour la Contribution que vous faites a l economie locale et au bonheur des touristes! Bonne continuation et a Bientot sans aucun doute. Laurent Silano France and Managua
21/10/06 We had the best time not just in fishing . But the best part was to make new friends and find time to look in the beautiful surrounding Dany , Eldad, Moshe
15/10/06 Philippe Que bunisimo, Barbaro, Sin Fila.Una aventura no puede Oblidar. Muchas gracias para esta experiencia, pescando este grande y encontrando, conociendo gente, buena, Interessante, Inteligente. Con comida Rica Guias buenas y ayudante responsables! Espero para el viaje que viene .... . Es muy importante conocer gente buena para mi en Nicaragua Siento este . Exito y suerte Salud y vive el Pais!!! Kevin Leith Cole USA & GRANADA.
August 2006 Dear Philip. My friends and I had very greay expectations and you and your team excellent them all over. 100lb Tarpon and Rainbow bass, Great food Magnificent sight seeing.. See you soon Michael Ryan Canada & Bahamas.
My brother and I had a great time. Eliesser was a good host and a
June 2004 Wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated your hospitality last week! It was an adventure of a lifetime! I look forward to being with you (and the Tarpon) again in the very near future! Best personal regards! Jim Perry P.S. Let's talk regarding Maxima...also, any idea on when you will be able to email me the picture of my HUGH Tarpon? Jim Pery
November 2003 Hey Philippe,I'm glad you emailed me, I've been meaning to send a thank you note to you.
Thanks for being so accommodating - I know that our group was a
"challenge". I'll be back - perhaps to do as you suggested and mix
some bass fishing in with the Tarpon fishing.
October 2003 Dear Philippe:
July 2003 Dear Phillipe Augusto and Abraham! We would like to thank you for a fishing trip of a life time. A professional organisation combined whit probably the best tarpon/snook fishing in the world is a good summary of the trip. Amazing nature and friendly people makes it even more attractive for any travelling fisherman/woman to make a trip to the Rio San Juan area. We have learned a lot during our stay. Augusto and Abraham where among the best guides we ever experienced and they enthusiasm was breathtaking.
During a week we jumped more than 40 tarpon (40-200+lbs) and had 9 to the boat (40-150+lbs) we had also a lot of snook (10-20+lbs) The amount of fish in San Juan River has to be seen to be belived.
So thanks again and see you in the future.
Best regards Janos/Camilla July 2003
February 2003 Hello philppe its cold & snowing here in ky. i just wanted to comment on our recent trip with san carlos fishing. A GREAT TRIP !!!!!!!
all had a super time two times to rio colorado with only one strike when we left san jaun river the other guys were hoping they didn't have to fight other tarpon i stiill had enough energy for one more mark's tarpon must have been 225 to 250 lbs. mine was around 150 lbs we all other fish on that we could not bring in you said not to worry that we would all catch fish the snook were not too bad either two of which would go 20 to 25 lbs. food great ! people friendly & helpful! your fishing team excellent! lots of new things to see, people to meet , fish to catch, no bugs except a few on Solentiname good luck on your new lodge next year we are going to golfito but the next year we hope to see granada & san carlos fishing for some of your great hospitality & fishing once again Fred bosley
January 2003 Phil,
Our trip was great - thank you. You delivered more than expected or advertised. I have mailed to you all of the pictures I took on the trip - use them as you like. I tried to scan them to my hard drive and then email them - no luck - came out very poor. My comments on the trip - you and your staff - outstanding - Augusto, Napolean, Augusto's brother, Luis - all served us very well. Transportation, meals, hotel, fishing - excellent. Tabaccon is a must see - thank you for suggesting it.
- spend a bit of time explaining how hard it is to boat a tarpon and techniques to use to successfully land one; even with those fishermen who think they know it all - which of course were not us!!!
- the river shrimp are also a must, even if you have to charge extra for the feast.
- try to get everyone a chance to go to the borders - like you did for me to the Nicaragua / Costa Rica border - a real nice thing to do and have a photo memory of.
I received an email from Ben Michel / Florida and gave you rave reviews. Let me know how he likes his trip to Nicaragua in January - he is planning on going via Managua.
More later - until then - thank you very much and have a very Merry Christmas.
My best regards,
Jim December 2002
" we fished with Phil. He is a good guy and wants to make sure that
you have a good time. We caught many tarpon in the 80 to 200 lb. class.
Phil's area is one of only two in the whole world where you can expect to catch a mature tarpon (breeding age). Most Florida tarpon are 60-100 lbs." Hal Ford January 2002 Texas
" Good to hear from you...i'm sure it's been crazy lately. We're both doing well...just got moved into our new apartment. I got some pictures back that I'll scan and email to you when i get the chance...."Andy and Andrea Wright January 2002 USA
"Medioqueso is unforgettable... that is perhaps the highlight of my trip. I am planning on returning to Nicaragua/Costa Rica in June or July God willing. " B.J. Murrey Texas January 2002
Augusto and Walter are great guys, I enjoyed my time with them. Nicaragua is a very poor country, but the people are still happy. It made me realize how important it is to live for the day and not get caught up in the material possessions. If people with nothing can be happy and content, Why can't we ? The trip was a good life experience for me. I am planning on returning as soon as possible. And just spend 4 or 5 days going for the big ones. Please tell Augusto and Walter I said hello. If they are not booked and the Tarpon bite is on please contact me. I can be on a bus and in Los Chilies in no time " Jerry November 2001
"We had such a wonderful trip , thanks to you and your great hospitaliy ! Thanks again for hosting one of the best vacations ever."
Terry, March 2001
"......BY THE WAY, I WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION YOU HAD ASKED PREVIOUSLY, ABOUT WHETHER YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO USE MY NAME AS A REFERENCE. THE ANSWER IS "YES". PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP ME INFORMED WITH YOUR E-MAILS. SINCERELY, ---DOMENICO RUGGIERO--- "
Philippe, We got the pictures and the fishing report. They brought back memories of good times. I forgot something. Of course you can give my email to people who are interested in making the trip. Talk to you soon, George and Jane November 2001 Florida
"I enjoyed the trip and would do it again."
Tom Kennedy, July 2001
" We had a wonderful time, and I certainly plan to be back--it would be an honor to fish again with you, Augusto, and Juan. Please feel free to list me as a reference for people who inquire in the future". Jeff loyd, February 2001
All the best and both Nan and myself are looking forward to our next trip with you and some tarpon!" Bob Church, October 2000
"Sounds like the fishing is just as unbelievable now as it was when we were there. My action photo of the tarpon that mark caught that we had been hoping for did not come out. I guess it was too dark. Mark apparently has some great pictures though. I will try to get some together to send via email. Other than that not much is new for us guys caught in the rat race. I hope you and Carmen and the young&! nbsp;fishermen had a great christmas and a happy new year. In the mean time we are saving money as best we can so we can return to our friends, the waters del rio san juan, and the challenging tarpon.Sincerely," Andrew Dugery, November 2001
Phillipe - thank you again for a fun trip on the Rio San Juan. We will bee-mailing you some pictures in a few days.
Lars Andersen USA July 2001
The fishing report was very good and true :o) ... I cannot say more about how happy I was with the trip and crew."
Peter Gorinsky, January 2001.
" We had a great time fishing with you and Augusto and Walter.Keep in touch. Yours very truly,"Joyce Perrew, March 2001
Philippe, "Thank you for a great trip. Great pictures too! I sent them around to my friends and a couple of them said they were interested in checking out your Nicaragua operations. We'll see how it develops but I'd love to come down myself next year and combine some fishing for tarpon and bonefish." Haldvan Nicholaysen, November 2000
Hi Philippe "Gail and I enjoyed the trip Feel free to use me as a reference any time." Doug Hearn, May 2001
"We really enjoyed the trip and can't wait until our wive's let us go again! My thumb feels fine now and none of the 21 patients I operated on today got hurt " Dr Alan Schuster, February 2001
"THANKS FOR A GREAT TRIP WE DID A LOT OF THINGS AND SAW I LOT OF REALLY INTERESTING STUFF."
Andy Inman, June 2001
Philippe, Como esta? We all arrived home safely. Now back to work! Ugggg!!! I think the highlight of the trip was our good fortune to meet you and your family, and of coarse Augusto. Thank you for such a wonderful adventure. Dr Thomas Garrisson, September 2001
Salut amigo , eh bien le retour à été impec! et je crois que Thierry a bien apprécié le séjour .Tant, mieux depuis le temps qu'il voulait son Tarpon. Alain Cavard Avril 2002
Decembre 2001 " Quelques mots pour t'exprimer mes remerciements pour ces belles journées passées a San Carlos. et te souhaiter un joyeux noël et une bonne et heureuse année 2002 pleine de tarpons et de pecheurs heureux. Feliz Ano Nuevo a toda tu familia y tambien a los marineros, y al mejor de la comarca Augusto la terror de las sardinas! Sitot que je pourrais ,je t'enverrais un Video CD lisible sur PC ou DVD player du film que j''ai édité. A bientot j''espere pour une peche des rainbow a la mouche "
Dr Andre Fesquet Decembre 2001
Salut c'est Jean-Jacques Sympa surement ton nouveau QG je te fais confiance. si tu as besoin de quelque chose introuvable pour toi ( comme les bouchons ) ne te genes pas. je peux t'envoyar ca de france mais dis moi ou? et en francais c'est plus facile!! Amities Sebastien se joint a moi FEVRIER 2002
Guests and Friends
Maritza, Philippe Tisseaux
Rapala Friends, Gorges, Frank....
Chris Woodward , Sport Fishing Magazine
Jean Alarcon Sierra leon, Guide responsible of so many never beaten Tarpon World Record
Larry Dahlberg CNN
Carlos Barantes, IGFA Costa Rica
Jeff Klassen 12 IGFA World Record
Michael Ryan, Cayman Island
Moshe and Family California
Bernie Cooks USA
Janos Camilla Sweden
Isla del Pitasso, Ranger house
Isla de Medio quesso Enrique and Family...25 Sons, 120 Granson!!!
Market place in San Carlos
Rancho on Rio Frio ,
River scrimps provider
Around El Ranchon in San Carlos ( Rio San Juan )
Mr. Hamilton Tonito Yamaha Master
Eliesser and Tatoo Don Cartier Bresson