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Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center

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Address: Km. 269.5 Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 5195
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Capt. Rick's Sportsfishing has 15 boats to choose from...from a 48' Viking...

Capt. Rick's Sportsfishing has 15 boats to choose from...from a 48' Viking to a 31' Bertram. The captains are English speaking and have at least 10 years experience fishing these grounds. All the fishing is done trolling dead baits using 20 to 30 lb. Shimano or Penn gear. Many of our boats also have a fighting chair. Two of our Captains are also experts at fly fishing, in which case you must provide your own gear. Of course, all billfish are released. Every year there are double digit grand slams (a sailfish, white and blue marlin in one day) and sometimes there are double grand slams (two slams in one day) and super grand slams (add a swordfish.) Other abundant fish are: wahoo, dorado, tuna, kingfish, and barracuda. Best of all - we set our baits right as we exit the marina! No travel time. We have caught sails so close we have released them in the marina.

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All Day Charter - Success

We called and provided our credit card number, and asked to be picked up. All was timely - cab driver did not speak English. The cab only takes cash, pay for the round trip up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew A
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Topeka, Kansas

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Breckenridge
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We would like to highly recommend Capt. Ricks for your fishing adventure. We went out on the Sea Phantom with Captain Beto and mates Frank and Lenny. We started catching fish almost immediately after we got our lines in the water. The crew was fantastic and really know how to make it an "experience of a lifetime". One of the... More 

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Glenna U, Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Beto, Frank and Lenny make a good fishing team and I will pass on the compliments. We are happy to hear that your friend is feeling better. Hope you enjoyed eating the fish you caught. More 

Grimsby, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went deep sea fishing with our 2 boys, 8 and 10 years old on January 26, 2016. This day was the highlight of our entire trip. We went out on the intimidator and the crew was fantastic. They shared in our excitement when we caught 2 Mahi Mahi's. The were excellent with our boys, providing life jackets and made... More 

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Glenna U, General Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the compliments. I will be sure to pass them along to the crew. And the pictures are great. Looks like a great family trip! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been fishing for 18 years and from my experience this company is a joke! The staff were rubbish and rude. They had no idea what they were doing. The fishing equipment was old and broken. Avoid this company at all costs

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Glenna U, Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

When a customer has a complaint we usually hear from them right away. They stop in the office or complain to their hotel so we can check out what happened. We offer a refund if needed or compensate in some other manor. When we hear from someone two months later with vague complaints about the staff being rubbish or rude,... More 

Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called and provided our credit card number, and asked to be picked up. All was timely - cab driver did not speak English. The cab only takes cash, pay for the round trip up front. They were there waiting to take us back to the resort after our trip. We chartered My Obsession - and like a previous review... More 

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Glenna U, General Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and understanding the way fishing works and that you appreciated how hard the mates were working for you.. You are correct, Robot the captian, is quiet but good. (That is why his nick name is Robot) Hope you enjoyed your mahi-mahi and we look forward to seeing you on another trip. More 

Stanwood, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this excursion along with the Crash My Playa package. I've been on a few fishing trips and this one was not the best. I wouldn't rebook this again. I understand they call it fishing and not catching, but i didn't even touch a fishing pole. The crew didn't seem as concerned with the trip, more of just another... More 

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Glenna U, General Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

I understand your complaint. We don't control Crash My Playa, but next year we are going to suggest they do things a little differently. We had a few more people show up than we had reservations for and people late because they were told the wrong time for the vans. That meant more people per boat and some last minute... More 

Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a wedding and 5 guys went on a half day trip. We loved our two guys! (Danny was the Captain). We all caught something and had a blast doing it! We actually saw a blue marlin jump out of the water in front of our boat! No, we didn't catch it, but it was a sight... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the My Obsession....Captain Rick's office people were great, the Crew were really good. It would have been a great day if the captain had said hello???? quite rude. Would think twice of sending friends or family.

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Glenna U, Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

Sorry the captain did not talk to you and you found that rude. He is a great fisherman but not much on conversation. However, that is why we pair him with the mate Palapa. He is very talkative. Other than that you said you had a great day. So all was not lost. More 

STEINBACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the "Puffin" for a half day for my wife and myself. Had a great time, Capt. Rocky and his mates were very friendly and looked after us well. They spoke mostly Spanish and we speak mostly English, but we got along fine. We are in Mexico after all!!! Attached are pics of two of the fish we caught. They... More 

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Glenna U, General Manager at Capt. Rick's Sportfishing Center, responded to this review

We are happy you had a good time. That is a great crew and they love to fish. Wahoo is so good to eat. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a really cool experience! There were 6 of us on the boat 5 that fished and caught approx 8 Mahi Mahi between us over 4 hours. My advise to anyone is prepare for a choppy sea even when the harbour looks still and make sure you stay hydrated as you'll be on the back of the boat all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Husband and I had a great days fishing on the 22 11 15. Hired a boat for just the 2 of us, the staff were great but did not talk too much but certainly knew where to go to catch the fish.

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