Our Crew

Frank Fines Perez, a passionate and professional local fisherman, is the founder and operator of Samara Local Fishing tours! As your captain and bilingual fishing guide he offers you the opportunity to make use of the local knowledge acquired by fishing in the area of Sámara for a long time. As a native he knows the waters and great fishing spots, introducing you to a true Costa Rican fishing experience and providing you with the best fishing gear.

Frank has been fishing his whole life. It is not just a random hobby. It’s a way of life he enjoys to share with fishing enthusiasts and anglers from all over the world, exchanging fishing experience and knowledge. Besides fishing on the boat, his favorite thing to do is surf casting in the region. Frank is also a father and loves spending time with his son.

Captain Frank

Frank Fines Perez, a passionate and professional local fisherman, is the founder and operator of Samara Local Fishing tours! As your captain and bilingual fishing guide he offers you the opportunity to make use of the local knowledge acquired by fishing in the area of Sámara for a long time. As a native he knows the waters and great fishing spots, introducing you to a true Costa Rican fishing experience and providing you with the best fishing gear. Frank has been fishing his whole life. It is not just a random hobby. It’s a way of life he enjoys to share with fishing enthusiasts and anglers from all over the world, exchanging fishing experience and knowledge. Besides fishing on the boat, his favorite thing to do is surf casting in the region. Frank is also a father and loves spending time with his son.
Christiane, co-founder of Samara Local Fishing, was born and raised in Germany. In 2010 she relocated to Samara where she met Frank and has been working at Intercultura (a local Spanish immersion school) in the marketing and school management department since then. When Frank is busy fishing, you will be most likely in touch with her for your fishing trip arrangements. Apart from that Christiane is in charge of Samara Local Fishing's marketing and business strategy.
When not working she enjoys spending time with her son and husband Frank, the beach and loves to practice fitness dance, and occasionally gives zumba classes.

Christiane - Marketing & Communications

Christiane, co-founder of Samara Local Fishing, was born and raised in Germany. In 2010 she relocated to Samara where she met Frank and has been working at Intercultura (a local Spanish immersion school) in the marketing and school management department since then. When Frank is busy fishing, you will be most likely in touch with her for your fishing trip arrangements. Apart from that Christiane is in charge of Samara Local Fishing’s marketing and business strategy. When not working she enjoys spending time with her son and husband Frank, the beach and loves to practice fitness dance, and occasionally gives zumba classes.
Olman, born and raised in the pueblo of Barrigona, nearby Sámara, has been a fishing enthusiast since he was a child. Growing up fishing with a handline, which is a customary practice among the locals, he later completed a fishing course which arouse his interest in sport fishing. Three years ago Olman joined the Samara Local Fishing crew and has been Frank's deckhand since then. Both are currently doing a captain and safety course with INA in Costa Rica. 
If Olman is not out in the water he enjoys mountain biking in the area.

Deckhand Olman

Olman, born and raised in the pueblo of Barrigona, nearby Sámara, has been a fishing enthusiast since he was a child. Growing up fishing with a handline, which is a customary practice among the locals, he later completed a fishing course which arouse his interest in sport fishing. Three years ago Olman joined the Samara Local Fishing crew and has been Frank’s deckhand since then. Both are currently doing a captain and safety course with INA in Costa Rica. If Olman is not out in the water he enjoys mountain biking in the area.

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