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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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Lexington, KY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you are thinking about going with Captain Ricks, I would reconsider. We booked the Big Fish boat particularly to have room and air condidtioning. We were told to arrive by 8AM the morning of our charter which left at nine. I am not sure why. We took a taxi and got there at ten to eight and signed in.... More

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

First let me say that the crew should have happily given you the fish you asked for. There is usually no problem, and as you said, that is an especially outgoing crew. I am working with them on it. I contacted you to find out exactly which day you went out. That would help me address the air conditioner problem.... More

Fenton, Iowa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Staff was great the boat was nice and everyone on the boat caught a fish. Had a great time, would recommend to anyone that wants to go deep sea fishing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

I am sorry you were disappointed with your trip. While it is true that our major migration is March through June, there are many fish on the other days including wahoo, barracuda, and kingfish. We do have a resident population of sailfish here and we bottom fish for snapper and grouper. As an experienced angler I a sure that you... More

Thornton, Colorado, United States
1 review
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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