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Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center

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Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 5195
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Description: Capt. Rick's Sportsfishing has 15 boats to choose from...from a 48' Viking...
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.
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Fishing trip with three boats!

We went on a fishing trip for a bachelor party and had a great time! Each boat caught at least one Dorado and we were able to get them cooked at the restaurant on the dock. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a fishing trip for a bachelor party and had a great time! Each boat caught at least one Dorado and we were able to get them cooked at the restaurant on the dock. It does not get fresher than that! Though we did not catch as many fish as we would have liked the crew was working... More 

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Barrow upon Humber, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were told we would do both trawl and botom fishing. We did trawl fishing and had to ask about the bottom fishing and the people on the boat did not seem to be impressed with this when asked. Oot of a foue hour trip there was only a short time botom fishing. That would not havehappened if we'd not... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My friends and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience! I booked the Sea Phantom with Capt. Berto and mates Lenny and Frank for 6hrs. The boat was a bit older, but since we were there to catch fish and not take a cruise, it fit our purpose perfectly. As we pulled out of the marina our mates were... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This review is long overdue. My mom and I have been fishing with Capt. Rick's every May for 10 years. Having spent countless dollars fishing all over the world, Glenna, Bob and their crew simply cannot be matched - I can't even tally up the number of billfish we have caught. This past May we racked up 3 white marlin,... More 

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Denton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I had to be in Mexico for a wedding. We love to go deep sea fishing and go often here in the states. My husband took me on my first deep sea fishing trip about 3 years ago and I have been "hooked" ever since! Our experience with Captain Rick's was wonderful. They took care of everything... More 

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Denton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I love to deep sea fish and do so quite a bit in the US. We had to be in Playa Del Carmen for a wedding and I booked an all day trip for us with Capt. Rick's. Every thing from the booking to the return transportation was handled easily and professionally. Capt. Rick's arranged our transportation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I really enjoyed the day on the water and we caught some nice fish. I am not an experienced ocean fisherman and had many strikes and hooked fish that I was not able to get in the boat - they are still there for you.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I really wanted to give this company a higher rating but not catching anything was so disappointing for my two boys. We were picked up at our resort and only paid $15 total for transportation which is great! The check in procedure was easy and there was not a ton of waiting around. We were assigned to a boat with... More 

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Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We can't tell you how much fun this was. The 4 of us decided to go out for an adventure, and that is what we had. The crew was wonderful, if not for them, we would never have been able to get the fish in the boat. That is right, the men caught a 7 Ft Blue Marlin. What a... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went on a shared charter with Captain Ricks with my wife and 2 boys (wife and 1 son were passengers, my older son and I were fishing). Good value that they picked us up from our hotel RT for $12 a head. Decent boat and good crew, caught 5 fish in half a day including my 11 year old son... More 

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