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Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours

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Address: The Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2670 1564
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Description: Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours is a fully licensed and...
Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours is a fully licensed and insured fishing company ready to take you out for a full day or half day of fishing. We offer a wide variety of fishing options in the Papagayo Gulf: inshore, offshore, coastal, bottom, casting, fly and spear fishing. If you are looking to save money or prefer not to fish alone, Lisa can arrange a split-charter with other fisherman/woman looking for the same. Captain Daniel has over 40 years of fishing experience and his mate Mauricio, fluent in English, has over 20 years. These guys love to fish and are fishing professionals. We now have a GoPro camera to film your fishing adventure in which Lisa can cut/edit your video to be posted on Youtube. Snorkeling can be included at the end of your fishing trip at no additional cost. This is a great tour for the entire family to explore the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica sport fishing is known worldwide as one of the greatest sport fishing/surfing destination plus the weather is great almost all year round. For the intermediate and experienced surfer, trips to Witches Rock and Ollie's are offered with a guide. We look forward to hearing from you. Pura Vida!
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Wonderful morning of snorkeling!

I booked this snorkeling trip for my family and I (husband and two daughters, 12 and 14). Our daughters had never been snorkeling before so they were a little nervous but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Kansas City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our captain picked us promptly at our beach and we wasted no time getting on our way, immediately spying a group of dolphins and mating sea turtles. Our snorkel guide pointed out a few camouflaged animals under water, we probably would have missed otherwise and made sure we heard the humpback whales calling to each other under the water! There... More 

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Mt. Pleasant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I booked this snorkeling trip for my family and I (husband and two daughters, 12 and 14). Our daughters had never been snorkeling before so they were a little nervous but excited. Lisa and her boat captain picked us up right from our beach at the El Mangroove Hotel which was incredibly convenient. During the trip Lisa was so nice... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your Snorkeling Review with us. Snorkel tours are a great way to get out on the water and see other parts of Costa Rica accessible only by a boat. There is so much marine life in the Pacific Ocean that you just never know what you'll encounter. We look foward to when you return to Costa Rica... More 

Baltimore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was probably the 5th or 6th time I've been fishing with Mauricio and Daniel and they never disappoint. They always give 110% which all you can really ask for when you go fishing but today we were lucky and caught 3 tuna, 2 30lb roosters and nice mahi for dinner, all in a 1/2 day trip. Another great day.... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

We always enjoy having our repeat clients out on the water with us! You make our job easy and when the fish are hungry, our jobs are that much easier. See you next year. Pura Vida - Lisa More 

Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

None of us being fishermen, our trip was just for the experience. After learning about full moons, tides, and such, we were not expecting to catch anything, and discussed snorkeling as an alternative. Low and behold, 2 skipjacks (used for live bait), 1 needle fish, a 45 lb rooster, and 4 beautiful mahi mahi. We were thrilled, and we will... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Fishing is fishing, we can never predict it but so glad you did come back with some fish stories. Thank you for your review and we hope you'll be back fishing with us on your next trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lisa was an incredible guide and we enjoyed a leisurely morning of snorkeling. Picked us up promptly from the beach of our hotel. She knows the area incredibly well and selected several great dive spots and a cool beach with a cave for exploring. The snorkel equipment was very good, she's especially helpful and accommodating, even more so to our... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your snorkeling review with us. I'm so pleased your family enjoyed the tour and we hope that you will recommend us to others coming to the area. Being out on the water in the morning is a great way to start the day. We hope you'll be back! Pura Vida. More 

Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I are avid salt water fly fishermen.. This was my first trip fly fishing without my husband, and I'm used to him doing special things for me like tying certain knots and rigging. (Yes I should learn and yes I'm spoiled:). I explained my situation to Mauricio, and he was very understanding and was able to help... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your fly fishing review, we appreciate it since it is our first. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip out with us and hope you'll be back. Our crew are not fly fisherman but they have learned a lot about fly techniques since we started our tours in 2006. It helps that are crew are good... More 

Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Daniel and Mauricio picked us up on the beach in front of the Riu Guanacaste right on time. Mauricio explained the fishing and weather conditions and gave my wife and I options to fish close by in the gulf of Papagayo where the had been one sailfish caught and other smaller species to target or drive further (about an hour)... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Excellent news that you'll both be back to Costa Rica and you'll be out fishing with us again. Your day out with us sounded like a fishermans dream, snagging that sail fish would of made the day perfect. Thank you for your review and happy fishing. More 

Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What an amazing fishing trip! Captain Daniel and mate Mauricio knew exactly where to go and even gave us some fishing tips. My husband and I are fishermen here in Florida do hearing new ideas was awesome.It seemed more like we were fishing with friends rather then complete strangers. We caught a couple Mahi, tuna, and even a needle fish.... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your fishing experience with us on Trip Advisor. It sounded like an incredible day out and that it was the highlight of your trip. We really enjoy what we do and being able to share it with our clients. Pura Vida - Lisa More 

Toronto
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I spent the day on the water with Jonathan and Captain Daniel. I believe it would be considered a slow day but still a successful one as we ended with a nice mackeral, jackfish and a beauty of a sailfish, which was the highlight of the day. Outside of more fish I'm not sure anything could have made it a... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments in your review. Its sometimes hard to get the fish to eat and all the crew can do is try thier best. Jonathan is also a passionate fisherman so we like to have him out with our clients when Mauricio is unavailable. We forward to your next visit! Pura Vida - Lisa More 

West Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

North Pacific Tours is a quality operation, Mauricio and Daniel are friendly, skilled, knowledgeable fishermen. I went with two other friends targeting big rooster fish, and Mauricio and Daniel delivered. This trip specifically targeted Roosters, but we caught a variety of other species. Snacks and refreshments were provided and were welcome in the intense sun. The scenery was spectacular, we... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your sport fishing review Kieth. It is so nice to read your comments from a professional angler. We look forward to accomodating your group for your future fishing trips to Costa Rica. Enjoy the summer and the fishing! More 

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