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Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours

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Address: | Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8398 8129
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. Snorkeling and Surfing to Witches and Ollie's Point is also available. 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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4 guys fishing

We had our hearts set on "meat" fishing for dinner. El Nino put water temps. at 10 degrees above normal. we caught bait fish and then went after some game fish. What excitement... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hayden, Idaho
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Hayden, Idaho
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had our hearts set on "meat" fishing for dinner. El Nino put water temps. at 10 degrees above normal. we caught bait fish and then went after some game fish. What excitement! We had several fish on but likely barracuda cutting the line. Suddenly we got into a fish with the water swelling and knew this was something special.... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went fishing twice with North Pacific Tours while staying at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo resort. The first trip was a full day of fishing with my wife along with some snorkeling. The 2nd trip was a 1/2 day. Overall a great experience. On the first trip we caught two really nice rooster fish (60 some pounds each) which put... More 

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

Thank you for booking your fishing trips with us and for sharing for sharing your experience with us. We hope you will recommend our services to others. Pura Vida! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day of fishing on the boat! We were fortunate that we caught as many different types of fish as we did in the warm water. As I enjoyed catching all the fish, the boys enjoyed the cooler full of drinks, ha! Captain Mauricio was full of knowledge of the water and the entire area. It was a... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your full day of fishing with us. The crew enjoyed fishing with your group and look forward to your next visit to Costa Rica! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mate and Capt knowledgable, equipment fairly new and well kept. Boat is excellent, casting platform with rubber foot pad was perfect for casting lures. Would use again.

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

Thank you for your review. Our boat has been getting upgrades since we started doing tours in 2006. The latest improvement are new outtriggers and the fresh water tank which is also the casting platform. The last major overhaul we did included a new engine, live bait tank, tuna tubes, additional seating, widening and lengthening the boat. We are continually... More 

Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The overall experience was Very Good. Guys picked us up on the beach by our Condo right on time. Boat was clean and well provisioned with drinks. Sun was shining...but the fish were not biting the day we went (no fault of our great guides). We had a blast and ended up with enough fish for a nice lunch on... More 

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

We appreciate your review and glad you had a blast - this is what we strive for. Mauricio, our mate, has worked in the tourist industry for over 20 years and is an excellent guide - above and below the water - and a fishing addict, you can't go wrong! We hope you'll be back out fishing with us. Pura... More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

My 13 year old son and I just completed 3 days of fishing with Mauricio and Daniel. We had booked 2 trips with them last year and had an incredible trip catching all sorts of fish all in a very safe environment. This crew does absolutely everything to make sure you have the best fishing experience. I feel at ease... More 

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

Thank you Gregg for your kind review. The crew and myself work hard to ensure our customers have the most amazing experience out on the water, especially when children are involved. We really appreciate that you continue to use our services when you come to the area. It is clients like you that make our job so much easier and... More 

Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I had really really high hopes for this - honestly thought it was going to be the best part of our entire trip to Costa Rica. Boy was I wrong. I'm going to first list off the pro's - basically, what made this a 2 star attraction rather than just 1 star. Pro's: - Very easy pick up/drop off -... More 

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

Thank you, Steve, for taking the time to share your experience. I'm thrilled you were happy with pick-up/drop-off service and pineapple, as we pride ourselves on our customer service. To that effect, I told your mother that it was the first and last time we would be employing Chi-Chi since his English was not strong enough and because her children... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Booking was easy via email and prices are very affordable! They picked us up on-time right at our hotel beach. Mauricio and Daniel were great and very knowledgable about the best places to fish!! We will definitely book with them the next time we visit Costa Rica. They far exceeded our expectations!!!

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

We appreciate every review on our TripAdvisor page, thank you. Fishing is fishing and we can never guarantee that but we can guarantee that our crew will work hard to get you on the fish. Sometimes they just don't bite, you'll see them, but they won't take the bait, but when they do - its a blast! So happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Captain Daniel & Mauricio were great for our day of fishing in Costa Rica. They had everything ready for us on the boat and were very patient and attentive to our four kids. We got a great tour on the way out to our fishing spot and then were able to catch some fish which was a great experience for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you and your family had a wonderful experience with us our on the water. Our crew loves to have families on the boat, especially ones with young children as they are usually are the happiest clients! We look forward to having you back to create more memories. More 

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I went on a snorkeling tour with North Pacific Tours in November. Lisa is amazing! She was able to connect us with another couple who wanted to snorkel and share the boat. The experience was flawless. Lisa and the captain picked us up on the beach of our hotel. We were able to make stops to snorkel... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you both out on the water with us. Seeing the howler monkeys that morning was a bonus and the humpback too. Every morning out on the water is a great way to start your day and I was happy I was able to connect you with another couple to do the tour. We hope... More 

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