Reel Escape & Reel Time

Reel Escape

The Reel Escape is a meticulously maintained, American made, 35 foot 2002 CABO Sport Fishing Yacht powered by twin 450 hp CAT diesel engines. The boat is fully equipped for your safety and comfort with top of the line fishing equipment, an air-conditioned salon, a full bathroom and kitchen. Trips include drinks, fresh fruit, and cookies. A delicious homemade lunch is included for 3/4 day and full day charters.


The Reel Escape is captained by Willy Atencio, a 35 year old native of Drake Bay, Costa Rica. Captain Willy is a seasoned international charter captain working on sportfishing yachts ranging from 31 feet to 47 feet in Costa Rica, the United States and the Caribbean for the last 12 years. Captain Willy has spent his life on fishing boats and is considered the best captain in Drake Bay and one of the best in Costa Rica. The waters surrounding Drake Bay offer numerous fishing choices. Typical species we catch include Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and Pompano.



Occasionally, the lucky angler has the opportunity to tangle with a Blue or Black Marlin. For all billfish and Roosterfish, we practice catch and release with circle hooks. For excellent table fare, species such as Tuna or Grouper, we will filet your catch and have it ready for the chef that night. Willy and his mate will customize each trip based on the your skill level and the species you wish to target to ensure you have a once in a lifetime adventure that you will never forget.

Reel Escpae features the folowing

  • Air-conditioning

  • Full Sized head (spotless)

  • Dinette Table

  • Full sized sofa

  • Full galley with refrigerator, freezer, and cooktop

  • Sony AM/FM/Ipod stereo

  • 900 HP CAT engines

  • 100 gallon fresh water tank

  • Excellent head room

  • Beautiful teak and holly wood interior

  • Bi-lingual Captain and Mate

  • Accomodates up to 5 passengers

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  • Life Raft

  • 40 gallon livewell, bait prep center

  • Large in deck fish boxes

  • Ice box in cockpit

  • Furuno Radar, NavNet GPS map

  • Simrad Autopilot

  • Ritchie Compass

  • Fireboy engine shutdown system

  • Icon ICM402 VHF radio

  • Nav Lights

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Reel Time  features the following


Built in December of 2013, the Reel Time is specifically designed for the waters around Drake Bay.  The Reel Time can either go offshore for sailfish or can fish the river mouths and beaches for Snook, Roosterfish, Mackerel and Snapper.  She features:


  • Yamaha 250 HP four-stroke engine – a fast and clean buring engine.

  • Garmin Chartplotter/Sounder/Blue Chart.  The Reel Time has the latest in satellite technology, providing your Captain a color, 3D image of up to 2000 ft. below the surface.

  • New top of the line equipment including Penn, Shimano, and Moimi High Visability braided line.

  • Outriggers built into the custom T-top

  • Built in live well and tuna tubes

  • Built in fuel tank for safety

  • Smart Phone compatible stereo system for your favorite music.

  • Accomodates up to 4 people




Reel Escape or Reel Time Half Day Trip 


A ½ day trip is a full 5 hours.  Depending upon what is biting and what species the angler wants to target, we can go out to the island for Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and Wahoo or stay in-shore and target Roosterfish, Mackerel, Jacks and Snook.  We do not go offshore on a half-day trip.


Reel Escape or Reel Time Full Day Trip 


On a full day trip the angler has many options.  We generally pick up our clients at 7 am and return at 4 pm.  For those anglers who want to target Sailfish, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi we generally go out around 15-25 miles depending upon where the fish are.  It’s often possible to go offshore in the morning and catch and release Sailfish and then fish for some dinner (Grouper, Snapper, etc.) in the afternoon.  The key is to communicate with your Captain on what type of fishing you want to do.


Big Top Water Tuna Adventure (Reel Escape Only)

The blue water off Drake Bay holds huge schools of Yellow-Fin and Big-Eye Tuna year round. It’s incredible to see these unbelievably strong and fast swimming fish destroy a bait ball, often jumping 5-10 feet out of the water. This is when our clients cast big brightly colored top water plugs. This is adrenaline filled fishing as the Tuna will literally take the rod out of your hands if you are not careful. This charter is for the more experienced angler as we often travel 2 hours offshore to find the schools.





½ Day Reel Time                                       $  475.00 USD

½ Day Reel Escape                                    $  825.00 USD

Full Day Reel Time                                    $  850.00 USD

Full Day Reel Escape                                $ 1,500.00 USD

Full Day Tuna Adventure Reel Escape   $ 1,600.00 USD


Pricing is for up to 4 people on the Reel Time and up to 5 people on the Reel Escape.  We do not “share” the boat but your lodge may be able to help find others who want to fish.


Half day trips include water, soda, beer, juices, fruit and cookies.  A full day includes all of the above and a delicious homemade lunch.

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