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Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: 888-449-3562
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Sport-fishing Private Charter in the Riviera Maya
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Best experience ever! Very friendly and knowledgable staff!!

We will come back to fish with them again... There staff is so helpful; we fished on the Reel Loco and the Capitan and the deckhands were so friendly and they made sure that each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Amy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We will come back to fish with them again... There staff is so helpful; we fished on the Reel Loco and the Capitan and the deckhands were so friendly and they made sure that each one of us got a chance to reel in fish! They are simply the best crew! We will come back and will fish on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible time. We trolled for the first two hours then were told we were going to go bottom fishing. Rode in the boat for about an hour, fished for 10 min and went back to the dock. Will never go with them again. The first mate was friendly

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

I pulled all the reports from the day that you fished. I do see that you were on a shared trip with a total of four people. You started out trolling and went to bottom fishing. Bottom fishing you got trigger fish and snapper. I also pulled the records from the harbor master in the marina. They record exactly when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on two trips as our boat blanked the first time when every other boat caught. The Mexican guys on the boat do not talk English and the atmosphere was shocking but was pleased second time around purely because I caught barracuda and red snapper. If you don't catch trolling in the first couple of hours make sure you tell... More 

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I chartered the boat Manetto for a 8 hr trip on 7/20/16, from the time we left the dock the mates ( Jony and Iguano ) worked non stop trying to get the fish to bite along with the Captain Pascual trying to find them. we ended up catching trigger fish and a nice sail fish. All in all i... More 

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

We are happy you got that sailfish. Congratulations and thanks for the compliments to the crew. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Booked before we arrived in Mexico. Was so very excited to be doing a "bucket list" Got on the boat, My Obsession. Met the crew and that was about it. Captain was horrible. Seemed like we were bothering him. We all felt so uncomfortable. I understand that there is a language barrier, but they didn't want anything to do with... More 

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3 Thank Leigh S
Glenna U, Manager at Captain Ricks Sport Fishing, responded to this review

The captain on that boat is a great captain, but quiet. That is why we pair him with his mate who is very outgoing. What you didn't mention is that you got two barracudas and three trigger fish on your trip. That shows that the captain was doing his job. He started out trolling and went to bottom fishing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I communicated with Glenna several times before our trip. We were on the boat Sakittome. Our.crew was super nice. I set up top and talked to the captain for about an hour. He told me the fishing had been really slow and we honestly needed to book an 8 hour trip to have a good.chance for catching fish this time.in... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review and compliments on the crew and boat. I wish you got more fish but am happy that you still had a fun time. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My husband and 11 year old son went on a 4 hour deep sea fishing trip with one of Captain Rick's crews. Their boat (6 people) caught 2 barracudas and another fish that got bitten in half by another as it was being reeled in!. They trolled and bottom fished. My son will say deep sea fishing was his favorite... More 

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

I am glad that Captain Rick's could be part of this memory for you husband and son. As a boy, I am sure he was jazzed just thinking about what kind of fish bit the other one in half. More 

Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We booked an 8 hour deep sea fishing excursion with Captain Ricks and we were very disappointed with our experience. We ended our long day realizing we never even touched a fishing pole. My husband and I booked a trip through a different company two years ago in Playa del Carmen and were expecting a similar experience but we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We travel extensively and finding some good boats for fishing during the holiday is very important to my partner. I go along for the ride and to take pictures of the catch. We do this every holiday and in Costa Rica last month 5 days were spent fishing. Captain Ricks is a great set up with very good boats and... More 

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

Thank you so much for answering my questions so I knew what boat you were on. It allowed me to talk to the crew and take some corrective action. Sorry that your trip was not what you expected or deserved. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went on a 6 hour fishing trip on the morning of July 13. The staff at the office and on the boat were really nice. The cost of the trip was $580 dollars and included soda and waters but we took our cooler full of beer.

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