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Kingpin Sportfishing

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Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8833-7780
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Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of...

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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Caught an Awesome MAHI

They made little ceviche on the boat and the hotel cooked the rest including other fish we caught they were great

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mike R
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid $600 for a half day. The boat was an adequate size for the 4 of us (I think they take up to 6 on this boat). We told them we wanted a crack at the big fish (marlin, tuna etc). They had a small take-out box of croissants and a cooler of sodas for us, which seemed like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They made little ceviche on the boat and the hotel cooked the rest including other fish we caught they were great

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Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We contacted kingpin on short notice (only a day) after our original trip had issues and was not as advertised. The scheduler was very helpful and coordinated a 3/4 day trip for us on The Osprey with Capt Jose and crew. The next morning we departed on time out for a wonderful day and everything was prepared professionally for us... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I had an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience with captain pit and luis! They are absolutely the best and know exactly how to put you on the fish!! To start our day, we caught a small tuna, then a 280lb blue marlin, then a 110lb tuna and then finished the day with a sail fish. What a... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

You guys rocked that chair....it was a great day..!!and thank you. Reeling in that tuna was a nice team effort,how fun.see you next time More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Captain Lee was running the Kingpin for Rick with 2 other great mates. We were on fish right off the bat, raised countless sails while watching acrobatic dolphin jump and swim next to the boat. We caught 4 giant sails in a half day trip! This crew is extremely knowledgeable about these waters and waste no time. They work and... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Awesome full day of Deep Sea Fishing with Captain Pit and Louis! My family of 5 ( kids 12,11 and 5) felt extremely safe and comfortable with this crew. They were very knowledgeable of the ocean and we caught 4 Sailfish. My 11 year old son reeled in a 140 lb fish!! They helped my 5 year old reel in... More 

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Thank Mitzi1021
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had a great day and Captain Pit and Lois were absolute professionals and know these waters. It was a slow day, but we were able to boat two sailfish over 100 lbs. Next time in Tamarindo we will be fishing with these guys.

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Thank ustraveler722
surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you very much,we try to do our best always,better when fishes collaborate.haah More 

Carroll
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I went on a full day sport fishing trip with Kingpin this week during a Caravan tour of Costa Rica. The crew were knowledgeable and great to work with. We caught 2 large sailfish and a wahoo, and brought several other sailfish to the surface but were unable to get them to the boat. In addition to the great fishing,... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you very much for the review and kind words More 

New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

My husband and son fished a full day with Captain Pete and his crew on Kingpin. They raised 5 sailfish, 2 blue marlin and caught 3 huge yellow fin tuna. He is a top notch captain, he is not afraid to burn fuel to find fish. We would highly recommend him. Also, the lunch that was provided was delicious.

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Thank Lexie M
surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

tyank you,we hope to see you soon More 

St. Pete Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We had booked a 3/4 day trip on the King Pin, but received a message from Captain Pit 1 day before that the boat had an engine issue, but he booked us on another boat that took over our charter on short notice. We actually ended up on a larger boat (with 2 mates) that accepted our original charter price.... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you,try to do my best in every occasion.thankfully worked out great,thank you for trusting our experience More 

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