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Kingpin Sportfishing

Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8833-7780
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, help you...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the second time I have been out with these guys. Captain Pete seems to know where to fish and I have caught fish both times. He is a nice guy and aims to make you happy. The crew makes sure you don't have to lift a finger. So we hooked into a marlin and Pete asked if we... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went deep sea fishing yesterday for the first time and could not be happier. Because it was my first time I wasn't really sure what to expect... The boat was meticulous clean and the crew were super friendly and knowledgeable. We raised 3 dorados and almost got a sailfish and a marlin. Saw tons of dolphins that joined us... More 

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Vulcan, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We came from michigan to catch sportfish, and we did! It was a long hot day on the boat but it was worth it for the fun we had reeling in the sail fish, mahi-mahi & marlin. We even found a huge pod of dolphins and caught a ton of tuna. The dolphins were amazing and swam right next to... More 

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Oklahoma and Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our trip on the Kingpin with Captain Pit (pronounced Pete) and his two mates, Luis and Rudy, was exemplary in every facet. We hooked three or four bill fish, of which we know three were sailfish. We landed a sailfish, which was my first, and the thrill was all that I expected it to be and more. The crews professionalism... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Spent a day aboard with Pit and the lads. Absolute blast was had by all of us. Everything was better than we had hoped for. We hooked a couple of marlin and a sail fish. Really really good fun. As a bonus we ran into a school (!?) of dolphins feeding and flipping. At our request we were allowed pull... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family and I had a great time out fishing Dec 30th. We raised 3 blue Marlin, hooked into one and lost it, raised five Sailfish and released one after taking a few great pictures. We raised 3 Dorado, hooked one and reeled it in where we were able to keep it and make a few amazing dinners. Raising the... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

It was nice to have you guys with us,good way to close the year 2014,i loved to have a Captain on board with our same passions for boats and fishing.hope to see you again,and happy new year More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Had a great day could not of gone much better! Caught 2 marlin and a sail fish, saw plenty of Dolphins and even some tortoises, as well as getting to swim with some Dolphins around! Pete and his 2 mates were great!

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you,i hope to see you soon.yes it was great,we love fishing More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
324 reviews 324 reviews
46 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Captain Pit is a knowledgable and professional skipper with a palpable passion for fishing. His boat is immaculate and comfortable and although I had bad luck with the fishing and wasn't able to go deep sea due to high winds we still caught some smaller mackerel while I also lost something big. But i had a great day being on... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Hi,next time you fly back here let us know in advance,captain,and we would love to put you on a pelagic.have a great new year More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Spent last week in Tamarindo and had the PLEASURE of fishing with Captain Pit and his 2 great mate on 11/25 and 11/28. Fishing was great on day 1 with 20+ sail bites for 6 fish caught plus a blue bite and a few dorado, including one over 60lbs!. On the 2nd day, I took my 8 year old. Wind... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words,we really appreciate it,it gives us an extra push to keep doing itbetter More 

Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Three experienced anglers from Florida spent 3 days with Capt Pit, Rudy and Luis on the Kingpin II. What a great time! Capt Pit is knowledgeable of the area waters. Rudy and Luis are terrific mates and were fanatical about keeping the boat meticulously clean! Luis is an artiste when it comes to cleaning/filleting fish! Great boat with layout to... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

It was a great pleasure to be with you,i hope to see you next year,and have more fishing together,happy new year More 

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