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Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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+52 888 449 3562
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Sport-fishing Private Charter in the Riviera Maya
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Best times of year to fish for bill fish, March - July

Its hit or miss, we went fishing in December 2016 and caught a barracuda and 2 trigger fish. Went fishing in April 2015 and caught a 150lb blue marlin and a few mahi. Mexico is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
SugahATX
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Austin, Texas

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a fishing/snorkling trip with our friends at Captain Ricks. Bob, Glenna, Javier and Pepe always treat us like family. In our trip we fished to and from a fabulous spot for snorkling that Captain Ricks directed us to. It was wonderful. As always the crew of the Big Fish kept us entertained all day. You cannot go wrong... More 

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Thank Joseph M
Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chartered My Obsession with my 9 year old son for his first ocean fishing trip. We hooked up within 15 minutes with a decent needle fish that we released. Right after that my son started to get sea sick and the first mate was very helpful with him. I asked to try bottom fishing and they immediately changed the... More 

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Thank Ryan D
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its hit or miss, we went fishing in December 2016 and caught a barracuda and 2 trigger fish. Went fishing in April 2015 and caught a 150lb blue marlin and a few mahi. Mexico is a place where not much is offered up as far as local knowledge, even if you speak Spanish. The less visitors know, the more likely... More 

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Thank SugahATX
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am happy that you had a good time on the two fishing trips with us. You are correct about the migration but there is something to fish for every time you go out. To get the information you need I suggest that you ask questions when you book the trip. If you book... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We asked to book the nicest private charter they had . They charged $1000 for an eight hour trip which seemed reasonable until we got started . The boat was filthy and smelly inside and when I say filthy I mean it . The inside smelled so bad and the bathroom was so dirty I held it on an eight... More 

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4 Thank Crystal C
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Why, if the boat was so dirty did you stay on it for eight hours? Also, why if service was so bad did you give the crew a $200.00 tip. If you can send me a picture of all these awful things please do. I will be happy to reimburse you for the tip. More 

Elkridge, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The captain and mates were wonderful. On time and we caught a lot of fish! They also directed us to a local restaurant that prepared our catch!

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Thank Helena D
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Glad you had a good lunch from your catch! Thanks for your review. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Customer satisfaction does not feature with this company so avoid them at all costs . In my view and that of 105 other relevant reviews this is an uncaring cowboy outfit who could have put things right and received a glowing review had greed not intervened. You can retort all you like Cpt Rick by citing 200 and something good... More 

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Glenna U, General Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

You were on the boat with the previous review so just go and read that review. More 

London
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at captain ricks at around 12.15 ready to go and we're told that we would have to wait 1 hour and 5 minute until 1.20 when we would be leaving. 1. Why get us picked up at 11.30 ? I was asked write the names off all passengers the form was in Spanish... I do not speak any... More 

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Thank Bjaded
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time in Puerto Aventuras before your charter. The vans have to pick you up early to make sure you are not late. They take into account traffic etc. Most people enjoy being here to watch the dolphins, shop or just relax before the trip. When you walked into the office you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We didn't catch a lot of fish due to the season, but it wasn't because of lack of effort. We had four in our group plus the captain & boat hand. They switched out the bait on an ongoing basis trying to get us more bites. Ultimately we a small number of fish, but still had a good time.

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Thank Toby F
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Thanks for compliments to the crew. They do try hard. Glad you got a few. More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

the guys (brothers) in the office were great! very helpful and my husband talked to them for a while. We would have liked to bottom fish as others stated, but we ended up trolling the whole time. We didn't really ask, but the boat captain didn't really suggest it either. the crew did continue to change our bait out and... More 

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Duluth Mn
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My son and I tried a shared fishing trip last week. The boat was older, loud and small for the number of people on it. I know fishing is hit and miss, but this was uncomfortable. 6 paying passengers and 3 crew. No seats, you have to sit on the floor or maybe a cooler, rubbing shoulders and trying to... More 

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