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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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Type: Fishing charters & tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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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Type: Fishing charters & tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've fished a lot, but never ocean fishing. Wanted to get out on a boat and see some bigger fish. We didn't catch anything trolling but stopped to do some bottom jigging and all hooked up on some fish. 3-4 trigger, a caught a decent size red snapper, and the older fellow with me caught a pretty bit cuda. We... More 

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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't get the big one on this trip but happy that you had some fun and did catch some fish. You sound like a positive person who has fun whatever you do. More 

Saskatchewan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

booking was easy to do, had good response times from the office with my requests, the food and beer and pop etc I asked for were there for us, beer was cold, food was good, fishing sucked again, this is twice out with captain ricks and this time private tour for 6 hours and not even a bite, I know... More 

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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We appreciate the compliments and know it gets frustrating the fish don't bite. But at least you nailed what for some people is the second most important part of fishing, the beer was cold. More 

Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went deep sea fishing, and it was just my husband and me. We were told that we probably wouldn't catch a lot of fish because it was so calm that day. We did catch 3 between the 2 of us, but more enjoyed just being out on the water. Would do again for sure.

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St. Albert, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We did a half day fishing trip and it was wonderful. The captain (Rocque) and his mate (Reyes) were great guys and did everything they could to make it a fun and eventful trip. The boat (The Puffin) was clean and very well equipped and a real joy to be on. We didn't get a 450 lb. marlin but we... More 

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Richmond, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Want to leave a review here. I booked a trip with Capt Rick's Feb 5th 2015. I did a week in advance. I called two charter places down in the Cancun/Playa Del Carmen area. Both I spoke to, I specifically told them I wanted spinning reels, both places assured me they would please my request. I told them I wanted... More 

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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

I am the person you talked to on the phone about your trip before you came to fish with us on Feb 5th. I was very clear that we do not have equipment for jigging and I said that the benefit to fishing here is that you do not need to go out very far to get to the fish.... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was on vacation the week of Jan 22, After speaking to a traveler that had a great time on the charter . The Capt was Rambo , I went to my tour operator and told him i will book the charter only with Rambo. My tour operator called in front of me made the request and was told no... More 

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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with your trip. When we first got the call from your Tour Operator that you wanted to book with Rambo we were told that you wanted a private charter. You were booked on the boat with Rambo. However, your tour operator called us back and moved you to a shared trip. We informed him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

4 of us flew from Glasgow in June 2014 . Fishing was fantastic marlin , sailfish , dorado , tuna , wahoo, barracuda , triggerfish , grouper . We had 2 boats I was on the puffin with captain rocky and coco they were top top class. Very keen to catch and always setting and checking baits .2 of us... More 

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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Glad the boys from Glasgow had a great day. I will pass the compliments on to the crew. More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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Glenna U, Owner at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Maggie Congratulations on your wedding. Best Wishes for a great future. Sorry you did not get to fish during your trip. We cannot control the weather and when the port is closed, we obviously cannot go out. This is a problem for all water sports, fishing, diving, catamarans etc. We try to reach everyone at their hotels before they leave... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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