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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 Day with Kingpin!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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Yuba City, California
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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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Houston, Texas
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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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Hudson, New York
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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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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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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