Captain
Henry Reyes

Member since January 2015

Jaco, Costa Rica

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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Jacó
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US$ 565

Customer Reviews

4.61 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, December 16, 2016

Henry was the captain we saw reviewed and the one we booked. Unfortunately for some reason Henry didn’t show on the day of the trip. Instead we got two deckhands who weren’t very friendly or welcoming and we’re also unable on a 8 hour full day trip to put us on any fish worth catching. We did eventually give up on Maho, Marlin, tuna, sailfish, grouper and snapper and did catch some less than 2lb “towel fish” (I believe they called them). Basically paid for an expensive boat ride to catch some very small fish I could have gotten a better fight from out of a pond in Kentucky. Very disappointed and wish I could get our money back. Not an exaggeration. Next time I’ll pay the extra money and get on a boat with a captain who shows and knows how to locate the fish Costa Rica is known for.

Nick Ganster does not recommend Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Captain Henry and first mate Will where great.  Henry informed us that the fishing had been a little slow.  However, while we watched the other boats continue out we started trolling early and we caught 3 sail fish.  I heard over the radio some of the captains had not landed any fish.  Then he heard of school of Tuna - we got there and what amazing show we saw with the dolphin and we quickly started landing yellow fin tuna.  Then after 5 he said one more “grande” and we landed a 40-50 lb yellow fin.  They were very good with our 3 kids (5,7 & 14). 

I read about the review from the lady who was not very satisfied but Henry and Will treated my wife with respect and kindness and never did anything disrespectful and actually where great while she brought in her Sail Fish and tuna’s.

Lastly the locals all know Henry and said he was a class act which is very true.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Meeting up with the captain and the boat was a little difficult, as the directions weren’t very good. You had to take a dingy from a beach to the boat that was docked in a bay, but it wasn’t really an issue.

The fishing trip itself was wonderful. The captain in the mate very nice and really tried to accommodate our needs. The ocean was rough but the boat was very stable and had plenty of space to get out of the sun. Boat was definitely underpowered for its size (200hp on 28ft boat), but it got the job done.

Only complaint would be that the mate cleaned our catch on the way back to shore while the boat was moving. When I got home to cook the fish…it was riddled with bones from the cleaning. Big waste of a catch. But I did catch a nice sailfish so it wasn’t a total loss.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fishing was very slow in the morning. Only caught 4 fish but everyone caught something.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Me and my two best friends wanted to do a guys trip to Costa Rica and what guys trip is complete without doing some fishing! We booked our trip with Henry and glad we did! We went mid June understanding that is the slow season around then for fishing. It wasn’t long before Henry had us Hooked up to 100+ sailfish! Got the fish all the way to the boat and got to take some pics with the beatific once in a lifetime fish! He also put us on some yellowfin tuna and all three of us hooked up at the same time! And we also had some fresh sashimi! Had plunty of beers and drinks for the 8hr day trip. We were vary satisfied with our trip and will book with him again if we ever come back!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Captain and first mate were very fun and outgoing! Took us all of 20 minutes to get fish on. Started off with 4 mackaral tuna and 2 black fin tuna. Followed by 2 Mahi Mahi. Later in the day we landed 2 big wahoo! Will definitely recommend these guys to other people and look forward to fishing with them again in the future!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 23, 2016

Captain Henry and First Mate Wilbur were absolutely the best at what they do.  Nicest guys ever and catered to all of our needs.  Never saw two guys work so hard at making sure our experience was second to none.  This is the boat and crew everybody needs to hire for a great fishing experience.  Thanks Captain for all your hard work and a great time aboard the ALLIN vessel!!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 9, 2016

My husband let me complete this review because my experience during this charter was different from his.  There were four of us for the trip - my husband, myself, our daughter and son-in-law.  We are not tourists that want to ride a boat and see the pretty fish - we are a tournament fishing family with all of us participating in ALL fishing activities - yes, even the girls!  We enjoy charting while on vacation so that we may have the opportunity to fish for species we don’t normally get to see or experience often off our coast….thus the first excursion we planned for our Costa Rica trip was an all-day fishing charter.

Without listing each incident that ultimately had me wishing the charter would just END so I could get off the boat….I will say this charter is geared toward MEN ONLY.  Women, in the eyes of the Captain and First Mate, do not posses the knowledge, skills or strength to angle a fish.  I was made to feel, more than once, inferior to the other fisherman aboard not only by their actions but also by verbal statements - even though my husband tried to explain more than once my level of experience and skill.  I conceded to the sexism and spend the majority of the day sitting and watching the dolphins - all the while my husband apologizing and feeling bad for me….but we had already paid for the charter (Captain asked for the money as soon as we boarded) so I didn’t want to ruin what could be salvaged.

That aside, we got into a pretty good Tuna bite which of course had the Captain excited….I did not educate myself on CR fishing limits/laws but our charter quickly turned into a commercial fishing excursion with a large amount of Tuna being placed in the fishbox - some being of questionable size.  I’m sure they considered it a bonus to get paid for a full-day charter and then turn around and double that by commercial fishing.

Bottom line - if you are a man reading this review that has a true lady angler you plan on bringing along…this is not the charter for you - she will NOT be included (in the Captain’s defense, he did offer to let me angle a fish….but held on to the rod until he got to the leader).  If you are a woman reading this review - move along sister….trust me, not worth the time or the money!

Christa B.
Get’n Bent Fishing Team

Keith Berciunas does not recommend Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 2, 2016

We had an amazing day fishing wth Capt Henry and Danny. We had two younger boys with us and they really made an exta effort to ensure everyone was having fun. We were able to bring home fresh seafood and had an experience that both the adults and kids will never forget. Muchas Gracias y Pura Vida!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Excellent trip with Danny and Will!  Caught two excellent sailfish.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 31, 2016

We met Henry’s crew on Playa Herradura in front of Puesto del Sol.  Everyone knew Henry there!  Captain Daniel and his First Mate Wilbur provided an awesome experience on our first ever Sail Fishing excursion!  For us it was a bucket list checkoff at a very affordable price!!  Thank you and Pura Vida!!!!!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

Henry Reyes and Dan were absolutely the best.  Henry was on time, he and Dan ,made our day.  We caught many fish.  We would definitely recommended Allin to our friends.
Rick Adkins

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 29, 2016

Had a great time with Danny and Will! I would highly recommend them to take you out for a full day of fishing! We saw hundreds of spinner dolpins and it was amazing!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Great trip!  Caught 3 Boinita, 2 Sailfish and a Wahoo.  Great experience thanks to the crew.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, February 26, 2016

Had a great day on the Allin today. Several sailfish and dorados. Crew was great, fishing was great, trip was great. Highly recommend this boat and crew.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 17, 2015

I would recommend Capt, Henry and his mate Danny to any and all,,,The day stared not so good. According to the radio chatter between captains no one was ho.oking up to any thing, But Danny the first mate was positive, fun, and kept as smiling. We even served us some chicken enchiladas to die for.I got to a point that it looked like we we going to get skunked. So we started to head in but the Capt had one more trick up his sleeve and suddenly, the mate, Danny cried out “fish on” and after a 40 min fight I pulled in a 80 Lb sailfish (which is average size)  we pulled it on board for a Photo op then sent it back in the water. Less than 10 min. Later the call of “fish on” rang out again and sailfish number two hooked up and the fight was on. However, this time he would get almost to the boat and run again.Capt. Reyes did a great job of positioning the boat and after an hour + battle and we landed the second sailfish. Which at aprox 130 lbs was huge for this species.
My wife came along just for the ride and was treated with the utmost kindness and respect. by both the Capt. Reyes and Danny the first mate.
the only thing that I could say that would be at all negative at all it was a bit unclear where we were to meet and that was partly my fault. I was looking for a big marina. When we were actually meeting on the beach and being run out to where the Allin was moored just off shore.
I would highly recommend spending a day with this crew because if anyone can get you fish it’s these guys.

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Caught a lot of fish great crew awesome time had lunch pop beer everything we needled

Fished November 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Had a wonderful trip aboard the Allin! Both the Henry and Danny made the trip a blast. Danny had a great personality and never quit working the entire trip! Although we didn’t catch any billfish or dorado due a recent hurricane that passed and an untypical El Niño we did manage to catch several red snapper, tile fish, and one grouper! The customer service on this vessel was one of a kind and I would highly recommend using them!

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, July 21, 2014

We booked a fishing trip in Jaco.  Our boat was a 28 foot Mako and was a nice boat, very clean.  The Captain and crew were great to work with and spoke good english.  We did spend too much time bottom fishing when we had hoped to troll for Blue Marlin which we were told were running right now.  However, we caught 4 grouper and 2 Red Snapper.  One Red Snapper was too small but the other one was huge.  We took them back to the beach where The Pelican restaurant cooked the Red Snapper for us by grilling, frying and blackening it.  A huge meal for 3 guys!  Overall a really good day

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We’re still amazed at the fabulous trip you arranged for us. Jeff has shared with everyone the great fishing trip, where we caught a 100# sailfish and 13 Dorado.  Saw so many amazing things, accommodations and transportation were flawless!! A perfect, life time trip.  Now, I have to get him back for Marlin. Perfection all the way!

Fished February 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 6, 2014

We had a wonderful trip yesterday. Capt. Henry, and mate Raphael, did a great job on locating the bait, and also the Roosterfish we were looking for

We caught 4 Roosterfish between 15lbs and 40lbs.—also a nice KIng Mackeral about 25lbs—also approx. 25 Jacks.

  Maria and I are looking forward to taking another trip in the future.

Fished March 2014

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