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Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center

Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Phone Number: + 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...
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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 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This review is a bit overdue. We booked with Captain Rick's in December...we were in Riviera Maya to celebrate my wedding. Puerto Aventuras is about 45 minutes away from Riviera Maya and so cabbing there cost us $300 (can't quite remember exactly how much it was anymore) round trip for about eight of us. We booked it for our last... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I make it a point to make our first fun thing in Puerto Aventuras a trip on the Big Fish, charter fishing boat run by Captain Ricks. We do not even have to give the office instructions. They know us and take excellent care of us. I call the boss Admiral Bob after all he has 14... More 

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Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first time with Capt. Ricks. We were a group of six and left feeling less than satisfied with our day of fishing. My husband has been several times in other areas. We were told at the beginning to let them know what type of fishing we wanted to do and they totally ignored the suggestion. So we... More 

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Husband and I have gone with Capt. Ricks 5 times now! We find them very honest on what to expect and have been on par, and we have even got lucky! Very professional and they treat us great! In November went with them twice first trip was with 2 groups, both groups caught, my husband caught a Sail fish, plus... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Have chartered Capt. Ricks Fishing Charters 4 times now over the last few years. To be honest the office staff are great, booking is very easy and booking online is quick. Unfortunately, i can't say the fishing has been great. even though other charter companies were hitting the sailfish and marlin hard..we had no such luck. the crew missed 3,... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great trip out with these guys, loads of superb boats and the crew are very friendly and helpful, amazing knowledge of where to fish and superb service well worth the time thanks

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a great experience! From the very beginning you can tell the crew at Captain Rick's knows what they're doing. Naturally there is a instructional / disclaimer period before you board the ship which usually would be a little boring since everyone just wants to get going already. Even this part was fun as they breezed thru it and added... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have returned to Puerto Aventuras and our first stop as usual is Captain Rick's for some deep water fishing. Kathy and I are always comfortable with any boat that is available but usually request The Big Fish and its very fun Captain Pascal. While Captain Ricks is the best at taking us to places to catch fish as fisherman... More 

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came to relax in the Riviera, and get away from everything. I have to say the highlight of the trip was having a complete week of being with my amazing wife. A distant second, but WAY ahead of anything else was the day spent on the ocean on the Big Fish with Captain Rambo and his two crew. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Three years in a row with great fishing! Glenna took care of us again. We brought 30 fish on board with a half day trip. Excellent captain Dave and mate Sol. Four kids and one adult had a great time. See you next October, your KY friends, Go CARDS!

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