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Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center

Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
+ 52 984 873 5195
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Owner description: Capt. Rick's Sportsfishing has 15 boats to choose from...from a 48' Viking to a 31' Bertram. The captains are English speaking and have at least 10... more » Owner description: Capt. Rick's Sportsfishing has 15 boats to choose from...from a 48' Viking to a 31' Bertram. The captains are English speaking and have at least 10 years experience fishing these grounds. All the fishing is done trolling dead baits using 20 to 30 lb. Shimano or Penn gear. Many of our boats also have a fighting chair. Two of our Captains are also experts at fly fishing, in which case you must provide your own gear. Of course, all billfish are released. Every year there are double digit grand slams (a sailfish, white and blue marlin in one day) and sometimes there are double grand slams (two slams in one day) and super grand slams (add a swordfish.) Other abundant fish are: wahoo, dorado, tuna, kingfish, and barracuda. Best of all - we set our baits right as we exit the marina! No travel time. We have caught sails so close we have released them in the marina. « less
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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The crew were exceptional and we hired a boat for half the day. They worked really hard and seemed as happy as us (if not happier when we landed some fish). It was a bit choppy so the kids felt queasy, actually we all did. We then stopped the trawling and did some regular deep water fishing (rods over the... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As an avid offshore big game angler I thought after speaking with the people who booked this trip i was being told the truth. Basically they take you for a boat ride any time of the year and say they are catching billfish. Mate told me they do the exact same run, down the beach 4 hours and back 4... More

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We scheduled an all day trip. The fishing was great. My son brought in a Remora, he was excited. We also caught a Barracuda & a 61/2 foot Hammerhead Shark. It took a lot of effort to reel the Shark in. Six different people worked on bringing it in. Who knew that fishing is a team sport. What an experience!... More

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was in Puerto Aventuras for almost a month and we decided to head out fishing for the ten year olds first time. Captain Ricks seemed to be the logical choice with several different options in boats etc. We decided to go with the Wild Bill for three of us and we had an absolute blast! So much we decided to... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had the small boat (23 ft) to myself. the captian and mate were first rate. I caught 14 fish and for my first time, it was perfect. the mate made a ham sandwhich that by far the best I have ever had. and i'm a fat guy and a chef. worth every cent!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the 46' Finatik for a 3/4 day trip and had a wonderful trip on June 19th. 4 sails and 1 dorado is the trip of a lifetime and was a blast. The crew and captain were awesome and definitely recommend their boat to any serious fishermen. I've fished Puerto Aventuras before on private boats and never experienced such... More

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Very professional and friendly. We were fishing within five minutes of leaving the inlet. My wife caught her first sailfish and was so excited. Got some great photos of the fish jumping and her holding it. Would definitely do it again!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been going fishing with Capt. Rick's twice a year for 14 years now. I have never been disappointed with the experience. I haven't always caught a lot of fish but that was not because the crew didn't work their butts off trying. They have always been very professional and courteous to everyone in our party. I would highly... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I booked two days fishing with captain ricks on the puffin great captain and crew ,I caught 2 white marlin,2 sailfish,6 doroda, 2barracuda,1 wahoo ,also had a big blue marlin on but it got off, had a double hook up off sailfish landed one the other broke the line ,can't say anything bad I got looked after very well. Would... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very very very rough conditions. 4 hours of rough conditions = a lot of sick fishermen. The staff were experienced at dealing with sick customers, they were courteous and prepared. We only caught 2 fish and not everyone got a chance to fish but it was a an experience. The owner was amazing and ensured we had a good trip.... More

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