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Sailing on a beautiful catamaran, diving, snorkeling, private charters and wedding parties are just of the activities and fun awaiting you in Play Flamingo, Costa Rica. Sunset Cruises, Day Sails, Snorkeling & Sight Seeing Adventures.

Costa Rica sailing and snorkeling adventures from beautiful Playa Flamingo and Potrero beaches with Gold Coast Charters

Costa Rica sailing, snorkeling, diving and sunset cruises aboard Hibiscus, the premier luxury sailing catamaran in the Playa Flamingo / Potrero area. Our experienced Captain and crew provide first class service, ensure your safety, and guide you on an unforgettable experience in the most beautiful place on Earth: Northwest Costa Rica. Whether it’s a lavish wedding, private party, adventurous surf and snorkel trip, or a peaceful sunset, the experience on Hibiscus in the hands of Gold Coast Charters is unmatched.

Welcome To Gold Coast Charters
Gold Coast Charters offers the best in high quality and unique charters, tours, and activities near Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo.

We started as a sailing charter company in 2009. Our goal at the start was to deliver the same fantastic experience that we had sailing on vacation here over 5 years ago. We sailed with both Lazy Lizard and Manta Ray (named Jackie Jo then) that spring and it’s not an exaggeration to say that the experiences changed our lives. We left our office jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, packed up the family, and moved to Costa Rica. Sailing will always be our favorite way to spend an afternoon in Guanacaste and we really hope we can share this beautiful, serene, and fun experience with you.

We have recently expanded our selection of catamaran charters to also include Panache, a 46 ft. catamaran built in South Africa in 2004, and other quality catamarans in the area. All of them offer 4 cabins, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped galley, and a large shaded area in the aft. Although Hibiscus will always hold a special place in our hearts, we know y0u’ll love these other yachts too. Gold Coast Charters will create a million more memories with you on these new yachts. Hibiscus was just the beginning. Join us for the rest of the adventure!

In addition to sailing, Gold Coast Charters is excited to announce our new selection of quality, unique, and memorable tours from the most passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced guides, instructors, captains and crew around. Join us for third lung diving, sport fishing, surfing lessons, kayak fishing, dune buggy tours, Paolo Verde tours and Rincon de la Vieja canopy tours. We can accommodate large groups for incentive trips, family reunions, weddings, or memorials or single reservations.

Call or email today to reserve your sailing trip or other adventure today!

Sunset & Snorkeling Cruise
Our sunset and snorkeling cruise is a favorite. Our crew greets passengers at Potrero beach at 1:45 pm to shuttle guests to Hibiscus on our safe and sturdy panga. Hibiscus leaves the mooring promptly at 2 pm. Guests are briefed on the features and amenities of Hibiscus and safety considerations. The sails are raised and the fun begins. Cold beverages (water, soda, juice, beer, and rum punch) are served. Hibiscus sails to a secluded beach, Playa Amor, where guests can snorkel the beautiful reefs or swim to the beach to explore. Guests can expect to see a variety of wildlife including tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, sting rays, urchins, star fish, and sometimes even whales. A delicious meal of fresh fruits, grilled fajitas, and chips and guacamole is served once guests have had their fill of snorkeling and swimming. After the satisfying meal, Hibiscus resumes sailing in time to witness one of Costa Rica’s stunning sunsets. Hibiscus returns to the Potrero shortly after sunset.

Weddings & Receptions
Hibiscus is available for private charters for your special occassion. The elegance of Hibiscus is the perfect setting for your special, romantic day. Vows can be exchanged at the beautiful and secluded Playa Amor, at sea during sunset, or any point of your choosing. If you have already exchanged vows and you are ready to celebrate, Hibiscus and the exceptional crew are there to ensure you have a memorable and blissful day. Special requests for food and beverage can be accommodated and catering from local restaurants is also available. Bring your iPod for your special playlist. Let us take care of the rest.

Surf Excursions
Northwest Costa Rica is world famous for the amazing surf. Our crew is experienced at finding the biggest and most exciting surf around. Sail Hibiscus to Witches Rock, Tamarindo, or any spot of your choosing. Hibiscus will provide all beverages, food, and other provisions to ensure a comfortable and satisfying adventure–just bring your suit and your board.

Hibiscus is the perfect setting for a peaceful farewell. The class and elegance of the catamaran is suitable for a somber send off or for a more spirited and celebratory reflection on the life of a loved one. Hibiscus can arrange for special requests to ensure the special send off that is deserved including specific music, food, spirits, flowers, etc.