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Kingpin Sportfishing

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Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8833-7780
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Description: Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish...
Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, help you enjoy time with your friends, or make that family vacation a success. Simply put, our mission is to ensure that your time on the water is safe and productive, while utilizing sustainable fishing practices.
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Lucky Find

Went fishing with Captain Pit for 3/4 day deep sea fishing with my girlfriend in January. Was nervous about the experience considering Trip adviser was my only reference. I ended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went fishing with Captain Pit for 3/4 day deep sea fishing with my girlfriend in January. Was nervous about the experience considering Trip adviser was my only reference. I ended up catching a 6-7 ft sailfish, my gf caught a 5ft one, and we had a 3rd one on that got away. Captain Pit was a very cool dude. Showed... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Pit and the crew took excellent care of us during our 3/4 day of sailfishing. We raised two flags and had a great time. I fished with my sons, and we had a great time with the crew and a relaxing day on the water. When we hooked up, the guys were all business, and knew exactly how to get... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

First of all, I am a pretty experienced fisherman. So, I'm always a bit leery of finding a charter on the internet. Captain Pit and his two mates (and girlfriend Maggie) did a great job, were extremely friendly and worked very hard. The boat ran great and was well equipped. The fishing was great but the catching wasn't the day... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Took my three daughters fishing with Pit and his mates. From the second we stepped onboard the Kingpin, Pit make us feel at home. We ALL caught a sailfish. Not to mention, we saw four different species of dolphins, sea turtle and last and the largest, humpback whales. LUNCH was great. The boat was stocked with plenty of snacks, fruit... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

It was a great day for us too.really good anglers. Thsnk you for the appreciation on the conditions of the boat.see you next year. More 

Morganville, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and two teenage sons had the best time fishing and seeing dolphins swimming. They caught mahi mahi and tuna! Excellent eats! The best and freshest I've ever had!

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Hsppy to hear thst..for sure you cannot get any fresher!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you ever find yourself in Tamarindo and are a passionate angler looking for a premier experience, I implore you to seek a day of fishing with Kingpin charters. Our initially booked day proved to be too windy to go out, and we greatly appreciated the honesty of Capt Gian-Luca in postponing our charter. We rescheduled and hit the seas... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Davis family,was great to have you around,great angler and passion for fishing,and amazing attitude. thank you for the hats...we have them everyday on!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Our group went out on both of the Kingpin boats and had a blast! The guys at Kingpin were great! Captain Pit and the mates, Luis and Carlos were all professional and courteous. Excellent communication with us all the way from booking through the trip. We caught 3 sailfish between the two boats and had a great time. The food... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

it was great to have you guys around,and really appreciate the special treatment for the boys you had.that was beyond great.hope to see you soon More 

Yuba City, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am a very avid fisherman but usually fish for Trophy Size King Salmon in Alaska or Striped Bass in California. I was a little hesitant about booking this trip.... but boy am I glad I did. Everyone around town last week kept saying the fishing was slow in Tamarindo. I booked this trip with Pit and Louis 1 &... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

i literally feel great into the water,that is why i jump with those animals.the passion i have for it is not describable .and i wanna show everyone how cool is it,that is why we try hard to make it happen. these nice words just make me happy and push me do better and better .thank you More 

Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've fished for billfish on several continents and never experienced a charter that was so competent and customer friendly. The boat is absolutely spotless (more like a privately owned non-charter boat) and the equipment is awesome. The entire crew (Capt Pit and his TWO deckhands - not just one) were EXCEPTIONALLY friendly, customer oriented, and great fishermen. They supply everything,... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you very much for the nice words about all of us and the boat,and yes we really love to make people happy and make them have a good day.hope to see you soon. and go get that" blue" we lost!! More 

Hudson, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Captain Pit helped us arrange a shared full day charter. We had a great day of fishing: landed 3 sailfish, 3 Dorado and a small tuna. Lost another Sail after a good fight. One Dorado was huge - fought like a "Mini-Marlin"!!! The crew were great and worked very hard keeping the lines in the water. The "Kingpin" is very... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

yep,we got lucky finding 2 couples for that day,it is not easy to do it,is like a blind date!! but fortunately we all have a passion for fishing and the ocean in general,and yes,it was also a wonderful day,thank you very much for choosing us. More 

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