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Kingpin Sportfishing

Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
+506 8705 7638
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What a great day of fishing and great to work with

I'll start this review by saying Captain Pit was great to work with. We had originally scheduled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert W
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Houston, Texas
Sport fishing for $1,050

Caught basic grouper then 7 hours of NOTHING! Not much support from captain. All other boats out... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Dawn M
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Westchester, New York, United States
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Capt.Carlos 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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  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start this review by saying Captain Pit was great to work with. We had originally scheduled this the prior August but being from Houston and having Hurricane Harvey hit the weekend we were supposed to leave forced us to cancel the trip. Captain Pit...More

Thank Robert W
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CaptainPit, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. this make us proud and make us work hard to keep doing the same..see you next time

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Caught basic grouper then 7 hours of NOTHING! Not much support from captain. All other boats out caught large Marlin. Bummer for 2 peep to get nothing for that cost!!More

Thank Dawn M
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CaptainPit, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

HI.sorry to hear this...but i really think it isn't our boat you used to go out. Our full day is 1200 or r 950. Depending on the boat you uses We usually do not go for groupers.. And I cannot find your name in my...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

I arranged a full day of fishing with Kingpin for a party of sixteen people. This involved three boats and was flawlessly organized for us. On my boat, Lee, Louis, and Rudy worked extremely hard to connect us to the fish. It was fascinating to...More

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Super crew made it well worth the money. We trolled for billfish for a couple of hours with no luck, so the captain elected to drift off one of the rocky islands in the bay where we caught 30 lb tuna and several other varieties...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

We chartered a boat for the whole day,skipper and 2 crew. Four of us as customers. Went far out to sea as skipper was looking for some current as ideal fish will be there. We had to be very patient and caught a marlin which...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is my second review of Capt Pit and Kingpin Sportfishing, as they just continue to exceed my expectations ! By far, the most knowledgeable Capt and crew, you can fish with in Costa Rica. I had the privilege of fishing with the guys on...More

Thank Todd H
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Even though we went at the slowest time of the year, we were lucky enough to hook and couple of Marlin and get some really nice jumps out of them. First Mate was very knowledgeable of fishing. Really enjoyed our charter.

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

My wife and I chartered the Kingpin on August 24th, 2016 and had a wonderful time. Our mate Luis and the Captain Ebers were great! I caught and released a big beautiful sailfish, caught a small (but legal) yellow fin tuna for dinner and raised...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

5  Thank Andrew B
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CaptainPit, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2016

Hi,I am really sorry you had a bad experience.we work everyday hard in order to catch fishes,we do not like to go give expensive rides. According to the drinks,on the open fisherman boat the cooler is smaller,so under the cushions in front we have plenty...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

Thank Mike R
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CaptainPit, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Great to make customers happy

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Mallory G
February 3, 2018|
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Response from CaptainPit | Property representative |
unfortunately it is not a cheap sport..and with this high winds I wpould definitely chose a big boat. in non wind conditions you could go fish on a smaller cheaper boat.tjank you for your interest
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