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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible20%
Nov 2, 2014
“Capt. Jose was great.”
Aug 14, 2014
“horrible charter…..did not have stuff together…..had a horrible mate. Caught 2 mackerel on a full day offshore trip.”
Angry Marlin received the "CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2011" from TripAdvisor! Angry Marlin offers 5 great boats and 5 different fishing adventures. Our boats range from 17 to 32 foot and we fish from the great ports Los Suenos, Tambor, Jaco and...more
Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2237 2953
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Reviewed November 2, 2014

We arranged out trip through the hotel in San Jose, Capt. Jose was on time and ready to go by 0600 as promised. We immediately hit it off and had a great conversation on our way to Jaco. Upon arrival in Jaco the boat was...More

3  Thank Brandon Z
Reviewed August 14, 2014

He drives us an hour and a half away from Jaco / LosSuenos where is boat is parked for some reason. WAY daylight by then. Then drops us off at a restaurant so we can get breakfast. Which we already had. They were closed. Comes...More

9  Thank Mikeyhunts
Reviewed July 1, 2012

My wife is from central America so we went to visit her family and visited costa rica. What a beautiful country one of the last untouched frontiers in the world. After a few days of sun and fun my wife suprises me with a fishing...More

1  Thank Crispin G
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Booked full day fishing for $795 (off season in late June) through Captain Jose. Should have realized problem right off since we had to arrange transportation to hotel to meet boat off the beach of the Marriott. After half day of fishing, the crew was...More

14  Thank charles m
Reviewed June 4, 2012

This happened months ago, would not write anything negative but when he lost $ 1500 and would never recover, at least I warn tourists looking fish never do with Jose and angry marlin. We had paid in advance, everything seemed honest, but the fishing day...More

12  Thank Monique A
Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

It is alway disappointing when things don't go as planned on vacation. Angry Marlin is one of Costa Rica oldest Sport Fishing Companies with a long list of happy satisfied clients most of whom return year after year to visit and fish with us. We...More

Reviewed April 17, 2012

Where do I start? "Capt Jose" was over an hour late to the hotel. We then arrived at the marina and none of his boats were prepared for the day so we sat at the marina for an hour twiddling our thumbs. My "full day"...More

17  Thank chris m
captainjose, Manager at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2012

Dear Interested Reviewers: At Angry Marlin Sport Fishing we are perplexed from this posting. As we have communicated to Trip Advisor, we believe this posting to be false. To our knowledge a trip with this person, Chris M. from Chicago never took place. We do...More

Reviewed March 18, 2012

I had the chance to fish with Captain Jose of the Angry Marlin Charters in December of last year. It was a beautiful day. Perfect for fishing. Captain Jose showed up over an hour late. The boat he showed up in was much smaller than...More

5  Thank BirminghamBrad
captainjose, Manager at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2012

Dear Brad, Thank you for your review. We are surprised and sorry to hear that you felt your fishing adventure was not what you expected. Yes, we were 10 minutes late in our arrival due to the crossing to meet you at the dock in...More

Reviewed February 14, 2012

Went on a 3 day fishing trip with Capt Jose, angry Marlin Company. I had a hell of a time. Not only was the fishing very good, but Capt Jose and his crew are also very entertaining. I will certainly recommend capt Jose for serious...More

1  Thank BartvanLeerdam
Reviewed January 19, 2012

My 14 year old son fished off shore with Jose this past Saturday and Sunday. Day 1, we were 60 miles off shore and my kid landed a 200 lb+ Sailfish..a beast and a Dorado. We saw Marlin and had hits on the line but...More

Thank Jack H
captainjose, Owner at Angry Marlin Sport Fishing - Private Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2012

Hi Jack, Thank you very much for this review. I truly had a wonderful time fishing with Cameron and yourself. I admire greatly your dedication to spending quality time with your son teaching him about other cultures and view points and helping him to understand...More

Reviewed January 6, 2012

On vacation in costa rica I fished 3 days with Capt. Jose and Angry Marlin, it was the BEST experience I've ever had with a guided fishing trip. Including the states, Mexico and Belize, to name a few. Great fishing, exceptional knowledge of the history...More

Thank Bryan J
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