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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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Great Boat and Great Staff

We spent a 1/2 day with the Kingpin crew and had an excellent time. Caught several great fish, enjoyed the company of the staff, and enjoyed the boat. The boat is very clean, well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a 1/2 day with the Kingpin crew and had an excellent time. Caught several great fish, enjoyed the company of the staff, and enjoyed the boat. The boat is very clean, well maintained, and everyone is super knowledgable.

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Always happy to ear the good appreciation of our customers. .thank you. More 

Fresno, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well we only caught a handlful of fish, all were quite small except for one Dorado. Despite the fishing not being the best the overall experience was very enjoyable. The crew was very friendly and worked hard to try and get a bite trying different options. We saw some large groups of spinner and bottle nose dolphins. We also saw... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

I was very happy to see your mum happy and having fun with the crew..that is the spirit on our boat. Too bad for the sailfishes. We will try again.see you soon More 

Albert, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A group of us travelled to Costa Rica at the beginning of April 2015 and we booked the KingPin with Lee and Viktor (i think that was his name). It was my first time deep-sea fishing and I had an absolute BLAST! I went with 4 guys and amongst the 5 of us, we caught around 19 fish. We ate... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Glad to hear that. Really appreciate it..happy for you guys More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We took our 6,8 and 10 year olds and their 70 year old grandfather for his 70 birthday and didn't catch a damn thing but anyone who knows sportfishing knows that's sometimes how it goes. What we did catch was great hospitality, hard working mates, great food, snacks and drinks and a captian who was as committed to the quality... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Well said..thank you so much for your words. .we wanna keep doing our best and let people have the best experience. Hope to see you guys next year..!!great talking to all of you. More 

Keewatin, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

best fishing trip ever !!! i have fished many different places with many different captains. capt. pit was the best, not just a boat ride. ask's you what u want to do and then does it for you. made a great experience for me and my son with 4 sailfish day. the best thank you capt. pit kerry apel and... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Best title ever!! Thank you for your appreciation. .we look forward to see you again. More 

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

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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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you very much...nice to hear that . tripadvisor is a very good help for all the customers. And we work hard to make our best for people to enjoy what we do everyday.thanks for the support More 

Roswell, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

And we will be here again . trying to do it better!!thanks a lot for choosing us. More 

Rumson, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you very much Douglas. I really appreciate your comment. It is a great help for us.and yes unfortunately fishing is not catching, And i love the fact we could enjoy all the other things the ocean offered to us that day.hope to see you soon More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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