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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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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Attica, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After trolling for 19 hrs during three trips during the week, I am convinced that there just aren't many bill-fish in the area. We used both Captain Rick and Wasabi Loco for a total of 19 hours of trolling and caught zero targeted fish ( Marlin, sailfish, Wahoo, or mahi mahi). The only (what I would call game-fish) caught was... More

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Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This will make my 2nd time since 2012, to have fished the Playa Del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras area, resulting in nothing caught & a waste of $400-$450. As an avid off-shore fisherman & a member of the Billfish Foundation, I have fished all over Mexico & Central, America- with great success. I have to say, I saw this one... More

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

I had some advice given to me today. When you get this kind of review, don’t go down the rabbit hole with the reviewer. Great advice, but Trip Advisor has such an impact now that we find that we have to defend our company. I would like to answer your specific comments but I cannot because I have no idea... More

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

First time on a fishing charter and they didn't disappoint! Staff was friendly and knowledgable! Helped make sure we didn't lose a single catch. Back at dock they helped filet the fish and let us know where to go to have it cooked. Highly recommended, choose no other!!!! Thanks for a great day.

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London, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We just returned from Puerto Aventuras 3 weeks ago and the "boys" booked their fishing day-trip with Captain Rick's through email. These days booking on the internet can be scary, but Glenna made the process seamless. When we arrived, we checked in with their office in Puerto, met some of the staff & they were so good about answering all... More

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Hollywood, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

On march 14th 2014 we was booked on captain ricks on the my obsession. I was told from captain ricks that this is a beautiful boat and one of their best crew, I booked a half day trip I told them I would like to start my trip around 10am they said that would be okay. On the morning of... More

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

We are sorry that you did not have a good time during your fishing charter. Let's start at the beginning of your complaint. Because you planned a late night the evening before you wanted to fish you requested a shared trip to start at 10:00. All of our shared trips start at 9:00 so you decided to take a private... More

Amberley Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My friends and I made our annual trip to Puerto Aventuras in Februaury - we always include some fishing with Captain Rick's. This year was no different as we had wonderful trips on the Finatik, Sea Phantom, Manetto and Marlin Magic. The captains and mates were fantastic as usual! We are already looking forward to our visit next year! Many... More

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Dwight
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I chose Captain Ricks based on the reviews on tripadvisor. Unfortunately, our experience was not good at all. There was nothing fishing about it! We had a hotel pickup at 7:15 and arrived at Captain Ricks shortly after 8am. The driver was excellent and on time and I have no complaints regarding this portion of the trip. Unfortunately upon arriving... More

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

I am sorry you were disappointed in your trip. I tried to contact you twice for follow up. In order to know what happened on that day I need to know what day you fished as well as the name of the boat. I can then check out what happened and get you a full answer. Sometimes there are reasons... More

Irvine, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Yes, this year's fishing at Puerto Aventuras at Captain Rick's Sports Fishing has come to an end...... Our annual ritual with our closest friends seems to end too quickly. We never seem to have enough fun when we are together. Captain Rick's professional and friendly crew make our annual fishing adventure a blast every time. I wish all my friends... More

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Rogers, Minnesota
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Cant go wrong with Capt. Ricks. 4 of us fished for 6 hours & caught 7 sails! The captain & crew were polite & knew what they were doing. We booked the trip 5 weeks in advance and things went exactly as planned. I've been on several charters, none better than this one! I would highly recommend Capt. Ricks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Captain Rick's really took care of us - 5 of us went out on a private boat (Sakitumi). It was late November, and not really fishing season so we trolled for a few hours and got nothing. The Captain asked us if we wanted to bottom fish and I said sure, so he found a good spot, and about 15... More

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