Thursday Morning Sails with La Paz Community School

Thursday Morning Sails with La Paz Community School

We would like to welcome our new and returning La Paz Families to spend the day on Serendipity Adventure with Captain Brad and (miss) Geneva. Drop the kids off at school and come mingle, snorkel, fish, sail with us, we will even have some Mimosas and Bloody Marys! This will be a great way to meet new people and to explore our lovely coastline.

When you sail with us, you are chartering your own private yacht and crew. You will not be crammed aboard with 30-70 other booze cruisers. Our covergirl, Serendipity, is a classy 50 foot Beneteau Oceanis (she … READ MORE

It’s Worth the Drive from Tamarindo!

It’s Worth the Drive from Tamarindo!

Tamarindo is our main tourist hub in the area. There are lots of restaurants, bars and things to do. However, many people that travel there want to get off the beaten path and come sailing with us.

We are located in the less traveled area of Potrero Bay. While we are only 25 minutes from Tamarindo, we are worlds away (click here for directions). There and there are many reason why our guests make the short trip:

1-Less Waves- The coastline near us never receives as much swell (waves) as Tamarindo. While this is not ideal for surfing, it … READ MORE

Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point Overnight Surf Tours

Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point Overnight Surf Tours

Finally arrived at Witch's Rock

Finally arrived at Witch’s Rock

I remember the first time I saw “Endless Summer II”. It was 1995, I was a 19 year-old, surfed-obsessed, college student, studying at Humbodlt State. The movie was playing in our commons hall and as I sat wedged between a group of drunk frat boys and a group of hippies smoking weed, I was lifted away from that cold, Northern California room and gently placed at Witch’s Rock, Costa Rica. I watched as Wingnut and Pat O’Connel had an incredible adventure, only to arrive at a beautiful, uncrowded wave…Witch’s Rock. It seemed so exotic and … READ MORE

Sailing with Children

Sailing with Children

I can see his little head bobbing up and down at the bow of the boat. His golden hair and brown skin a sharp contrast with the pale blue of the sky and the deep slate of the ocean. His bare feet dangle over and for a rare hour, my son is completely calm. His body is engaged by holding his balance as the boat rides up and down. His busy mind is calmed or in deep thought, I can’t tell, I don’t ask. I just watch him and feel grateful for the life that we have.

My boys are … READ MORE

The World Cup and “La Sele”

The World Cup and “La Sele”

Costa Rica just lost in the quarter finals of the world cup. But, instead of being somber and defeated, the entire country continues to celebrate and be proud. Nobody would have ever thought that they would come this far, competing against the best teams in the world. It’s hard to describe the National Pride that is contagious and it’s even harder to not get caught up in the spirit of it all.

I’m not a huge sports fan. I’ll watch the superbowl, the world cup, the olympics, but usually with mild interest in the screen and a larger interest in … READ MORE

Boat Buying Saga Part 3: Feb-April- flamingo costa rica fishing charters

Boat Buying Saga Part 3: Feb-April- flamingo costa rica fishing charters

Chapter 3 Feb.-April

We looked and looked for another boat and there was nothing for us in Costa Rica. We started to consider bringing a boat in, but with a 30% importation tax in Costa Rica, in addition to the cost to sail a boat here, we just didn’t have the money or time for it. So, we decided to just wait. flamingo costa rica fishing charters

In late January another man called me, Mario. He said he was part owner in Anhinga and that she was surprisingly still for sale and they were very motivated to sell her. Mario … READ MORE

The Boat Buying Saga Part 2: October-January

The Boat Buying Saga Part 2: October-January

Names have been changed to protect the innocent….meaning me.

Blog 2 October-January

After 5 months of trying to see the boat and negotiating a price, we now had a deal on “Anghinga”. The time was perfect, it was now October and the low season was on us. If we got the boat that month we would have plenty of time to get it ready for busy season. The first person I called was our friend and lawyer, Gabriel. Now, Luciano and his wife Gabriella are probably the coolest people you will ever meet, literally. It will be a steaming hot … READ MORE

Boat Buying Saga Part1: June-September

Boat Buying Saga Part1: June-September

I have changed names, not to protect the people in this story, but to protect myself.

I have a hard time shopping for clothes. I have many fashionista friends and once in awhile they will pitch the idea of keeping up with the style of the day, ditching the jean skirt, buying really expensive workout clothes, one piece jumpsuits….yikes. I just can’t stand malls with the fluorescent lights and clothes that comes in 5 sizes. But, I do have a guilty pleasure: craigslist. I love shopping on craigslist and when it comes time to buy a car or a dining … READ MORE

Sailing Costa Rica Blog

Sailing Costa Rica Blog

It was not that long that I didn’t even know what a “blog” was. Like the rest of us, when a new techno word comes out I ignore it for awhile until I can’t stop hearing words like “hash tag, tweet, blog” then I call me 18 year old brother.

“A blog is like an online journal”, he told me. My first thought was ‘who wants to read anyone’s journal?’ I mean really, is your trials with the toddler that interesting? But, as I started to occasionally read a friend’s blog here, a link from Facebook there, I was surprised … READ MORE