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Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters

Jaco, Costa Rica
(506) 2237-2953
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Ranked #57 of 66 Activities in Jaco
Type: Tours
Owner description: Angry Marlin received the "CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2011" from TripAdvisor! Angry Marlin offers 5 great boats and 5 different fishing adventures. Our... more » Owner description: Angry Marlin received the "CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2011" from TripAdvisor! Angry Marlin offers 5 great boats and 5 different fishing adventures. Our boats range from 17 to 32 foot and we fish from the great ports Los Suenos, Tambor, Jaco and Puntarenas. All are located smack dab in the middle of the hottest fishing in the country, the central pacific region of Costa Rica. We offer offshore charters, Inshore charters and Estuary charters plus we include everything you need for a fun, hassle free day of fishing at no extra cost, even free ground transportation from your hotel. « less
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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

He drives us an hour and a half away from Jaco / LosSuenos where is boat is parked for some reason. WAY daylight by then. Then drops us off at a restaurant so we can get breakfast. Which we already had. They were closed. Comes back an hour later to pick us up. He said they needed to go get... More

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Angeles City, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife is from central America so we went to visit her family and visited costa rica. What a beautiful country one of the last untouched frontiers in the world. After a few days of sun and fun my wife suprises me with a fishing trip with Angry Marlin. At first was a little scared, never was a fisherman, let... More

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Coto de Caza, California
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Booked full day fishing for $795 (off season in late June) through Captain Jose. Should have realized problem right off since we had to arrange transportation to hotel to meet boat off the beach of the Marriott. After half day of fishing, the crew was dropping us off. I said what happened to full day. They replied Captain Jose only... More

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Canada, Kentucky
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This happened months ago, would not write anything negative but when he lost $ 1500 and would never recover, at least I warn tourists looking fish never do with Jose and angry marlin. We had paid in advance, everything seemed honest, but the fishing day never came to pick me up at the hotel where we were, waited 3 hours,... More

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Management response:

It is alway disappointing when things don't go as planned on vacation. Angry Marlin is one of Costa Rica oldest Sport Fishing Companies with a long list of happy satisfied clients most of whom return year after year to visit and fish with us. We pride ourselves on our track record and work hard to avoid this kind of negative... More

chicago
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Where do I start? "Capt Jose" was over an hour late to the hotel. We then arrived at the marina and none of his boats were prepared for the day so we sat at the marina for an hour twiddling our thumbs. My "full day" of fishing was quickly turning into a half day. And by the way, the marina... More

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captainjose, Manager at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this review

Dear Interested Reviewers: At Angry Marlin Sport Fishing we are perplexed from this posting. As we have communicated to Trip Advisor, we believe this posting to be false. To our knowledge a trip with this person, Chris M. from Chicago never took place. We do not have any records of this person booking a trip, charging this person for a... More

Birmingham
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I had the chance to fish with Captain Jose of the Angry Marlin Charters in December of last year. It was a beautiful day. Perfect for fishing. Captain Jose showed up over an hour late. The boat he showed up in was much smaller than the one I had chartered. This was not communicated beforehand. I was given a slight... More

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captainjose, Manager at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this review

Dear Brad, Thank you for your review. We are surprised and sorry to hear that you felt your fishing adventure was not what you expected. Yes, we were 10 minutes late in our arrival due to the crossing to meet you at the dock in Tambor. As you mentioned, we extended a discount to you for your wait. You had... More

Leusden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Went on a 3 day fishing trip with Capt Jose, angry Marlin Company. I had a hell of a time. Not only was the fishing very good, but Capt Jose and his crew are also very entertaining. I will certainly recommend capt Jose for serious and yet entertaining fishing events. Especially Sail fish and Marlin action was very good!

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My 14 year old son fished off shore with Jose this past Saturday and Sunday. Day 1, we were 60 miles off shore and my kid landed a 200 lb+ Sailfish..a beast and a Dorado. We saw Marlin and had hits on the line but could not land the others. Day 2, we got smoked, skunked. There was a marlin... More

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captainjose, Owner at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this review

Hi Jack, Thank you very much for this review. I truly had a wonderful time fishing with Cameron and yourself. I admire greatly your dedication to spending quality time with your son teaching him about other cultures and view points and helping him to understand the value of his freedom and that its price is responsibility. You can learn much... More

Rigby, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

On vacation in costa rica I fished 3 days with Capt. Jose and Angry Marlin, it was the BEST experience I've ever had with a guided fishing trip. Including the states, Mexico and Belize, to name a few. Great fishing, exceptional knowledge of the history and culture go Costa Rica. A top notch company that will DELIVER. I would deffinately... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I chose this fishing experience because of the other fantastic reviews. I have been on many fishing trips and fished with many guides. I can say, with confidence, that my experience with angry marlin was the worst experience I have ever had. Jose, the owner, picked us up late and brought his booty call from the previous night along on... More

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captainjose, Owner at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, thank you very much for your review. I am really very surprised and sad that you have posted this comment without even trying to talk to me about any of your concerns while we were on the trip. However your comments will help us as a team address your concerns for future clients and we hope you give... More

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