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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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I fish a lot in Mexico and Central America and would recommend this Company.

Too often, the reviews you see of charter services are lists of fish caught. Particularly if posted by the service, these are not a good way to select a charter. Most fishing is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great trip! As soon as the lines went into the water we hooked up two Mahi Mahi and it only got better from there! Now if you have never fished in your entire life, I will let you know right now there are times where you are not catching anything, but thats why they call it "fishing"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Too often, the reviews you see of charter services are lists of fish caught. Particularly if posted by the service, these are not a good way to select a charter. Most fishing is seasonal and, success can vary greatly even with the best equipment and most professional crew. That someone else at some other time caught a bunch of fish... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

DAY's QUOTES: "Best day of my whole life." [teenager] "The best thing about Mexico was riding the horse with Captain Rick. And driving Captain Rick's boat. And swimming with Captain Rick. I love Captain Rick." [six-year old] Wow. We spent our last day in Puerto Vallarta with Captain Rick and his two-man crew. From early morning until late afternoon, the... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My Son, brother-in-law and I went fishing with 3 other people and the fishing trip was amazing. In 20 min we had two dolphin fish online then about 45 min later we spent the rest of the time fighting a Marlin. Everyone took multiple turns at fighting the marlin and after 2.5 hours we finally got him to the boat.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The couple who run this operation are great to work with. Quick to answer questions and respond to emails, setting up our full day charter was super easy. We originally booked their biggest boat, TheBigFish but a week before our trip in was in need of mechanical repairs so we were given the option to cancel or book a different... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the third year I've fished with Captain Rick1s aboard the "Reel Screamer" Captained by Captain Rambo and crewed by Tony and Sammy. I booked 2x6hour trips. The first trip was exceptional with 2 White Marlin, 1 Sailfish and a Dorado caught. The crew worked hard in trying conditions due to a lot of seaweed on the surface. They... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We fished on board the Sakitumi with Captain Flaco and Nestor and to say that this trip was a trip of a lifetime, would be an understatement. Being frequent offshore anglers, we have certain expectations; which were certainly exceeded by this crew. Their work ethic, experience and professionalism lead to a day of 7 Mahi-Mahi(2 Bulls, 1 Cow) Sailfish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Capt Ricks set the standard for Offshore fishing charters in Puerto. Professional, courteous, and experienced Capt & Crew got us two days of excellent fishing. Thta is if you like catching, Marlin, Sail and Dorado....It does'nt get any better than this outfit !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

My family of 5 went on their boat to fish today, and the day could not have went any better!! The three men on the boat made sure each person in my family of 5 had a chance of pulling up a fish, we got a total of 8 fish! They were nothing but kind funny and helpful! Would absolutely... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We fished with Capt Rick's again this year and we had an amazing time. The crews work hard and we caught fish both days. We fish a lot of different places and this is one of the best places to fish in the world. Looking forward to fishing again with you next year.

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Address: Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 5195
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Aventuras

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