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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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Nice charter and good value

Went on a shared charter with Captain Ricks with my wife and 2 boys (wife and 1 son were passengers, my older son and I were fishing). Good value that they picked us up from our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Austin, TX
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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went on a shared charter with Captain Ricks with my wife and 2 boys (wife and 1 son were passengers, my older son and I were fishing). Good value that they picked us up from our hotel RT for $12 a head. Decent boat and good crew, caught 5 fish in half a day including my 11 year old son... More 

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taunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were so happy that we chose to do a full day deep sea fishing, our reward of this will remain in our thoughts and a topic of conversation for life. The crew were fab and looked after us so well, my partner, myself and one o the guy from Montreal made up our group and due to this each... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We fished on this boat from 9 am to 1 pm, best fishing ever. we went out on the Sakitumi, caught 4 mahi mahi and 3 sail fish. The knowledgeable captain and crew were a delight.would recommend this fishing company very highly. excellent day.

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South Mills, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Reservation for charter was made at the travel planner desk at the resort where we were staying. This allowed us to have the price for the trip charged to our room so there was no need to take cash or a credit card to the office of the sportfishing center the day of the trip. Were picked up promptly at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We booked the Sakitumi, a 42' Hatteras. Older boat but clean and well maintained. Very professional crew. The Captain and first mate fished hard the entire trip. Good tackle. Bait was decent but not really as good as they wanted. We caught 22 dorado in a 6 hr trip. Everyone's arms were tired. Great day of fishing. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Thanks for the compliments. I will pass them on to the crew. When we have a big fish on, we do not cut the line. You get to fight it even if it is way beyond the time the charter is over. Happy that you had that experience. More 

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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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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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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