From: Bob Paluck
This September my cousin and I took a trip with Hooked On Adventures to the Amazon/Brazil sailing on the Belle Amazon yacht. This trip was wonderful. Accommodations were terrific, service was great, our guide was exceptional, and we had the time of our fishing-lives catching a lot of Peacock Bass every day.
Near the end of the trip, my cousin who has diabetes, became very sick. David McCarthy, the President and Owner of Hooked on Adventures, personally got involved and pulled out every stop to help with the situation. In particular, he recruited Paula from their Manaus office, who spoke both English and Portuguese, to shepherd us through the scary process of getting into the ER in Manaus and eventually into the hospital there (no one spoke English!!). Throughout this entire multi-day ordeal, both David and Paula never left my side, and together we got my cousin released from the hospital and on to the plane to Miami. Their efforts saved my cousin’s life. Hooked on Adventures is an organization that is more than just providing a memorable fishing trip on the Amazon. They are sensitive people who will do whatever it takes to help when help is needed.
His organization is not only first class for a great fishing trip, but does whatever is necessary to help a traveler who is far away from home. In my case it really did make the difference between life and death.
Bob Paluck……Dallas, Texas