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Omar's Sportfishing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: SEA SAFARI TOUR Departure at 7:00 am. Return at 10:00 am we offer trips to see dolphins,turtles,sea rays,humpback whales, and all the coast of puerto escondido! Cost: USD $30 x person FISHING CHARTER We go offshore to fish for pacific sailfish, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi mahi. We have all the fishing gear, bait, reels,rods, and selection of lures. Ir you are a Pro or novice, we will make sure that you have the best time. Prices: Half day: USD $300 for the rental of boat from 7:00am to 12:00pm. Full day: USD $450 for the rental of the boat from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Includes: fishing gear,bait,cooler,ice,water,gatorade,fruit, VHF radio,GPS, GPS tracking service,cellphone,sea anchor,lifestyle jackets. This are private trips. Lots of nature out there!
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well we only caught one fish but the guys were funny and nice and took us all over looking for hot spots, they called other fishermen trying to make sure we had a good time, then they took us to a local restuarant and had them cook our fish for free!!! Great people great experience and we saw dolphins and turtles too!

Thank PandatheBrat
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We caught two nice dorado! We had a great time on the ocean. Omar's boat is very comfortable. Omar is an excellent captain!

Thank Wannis
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Caught a Marlin, Omar's family owns a restaurant on the beach. He even offered for them to cook the fish and gave us lot's to bring back to Casa de las Angeles to cook ourselves! A great Day!

Thank Angela R
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I recently spent the day fishing off of Puerto Escondido with Omar and his deckhand Israel. You won't find two more experienced and friendly people on the water in the area. This is from someone who fishes 20 days a year in Mexico -- Huatulco (nearby) and La Paz (Baja). They speak perfect English and are there to help you catch fish and have a super day.
Omar picked me up at the Quinta Lili (another five star tip) at 6:15 AM and we stopped about 200 meters at an excellent restaurant for a quick delicious breakfast and to take some tortas (sandwiches) with us. He had already picked up some Pacificos for me (my request) and we were off to the beach where we departed around 6:45 (1 mile away). Everything is close by.
He picked up some block ice at the beach and we were off. About 200 yards off one of the pangas sold us (inexpensive) fresh bait where Israel started sewing them up immediately as we headed out. One thing nice about this area is you can start fishing immediately as it drops off quite fast.
The conditions were perfect and we got our first strike about an hour later--a triple sailfish group!
Omar uses circle hooks with the intention to release everything (of course not dorado or tuna). The first fish hooked up but the hook didn't set right (don't want them to swallow it completely and kill them) and was gone. The second hook up I fished for 15 or so minutes and brought in a 90 pound beautiful sailfish. Omar's gear is excellent and getting better as I write this as he told me he just ordered all new reels. Don't remember the name but if they are an upgrade they are excellent. Also, at home I have all Avet and Accurate reels (sometimes I bring them) and they were in a similar class.
About another hour or so watching dolphins planing near the bow of the boat we hooked up another sail and I fished him to the boat with another successful catch and release. Fun! Two sailfish is a good day but we were also looking for Dorado but we couldn't find the debris they like to hunt around--they are there though.
Omar and Israel are really informative and will chat with you but they won't talk your ear off. If you want to chill--they will leave you alone. They will give you what you want and they know what customer service means (one of the reasons I don't fish in Hawaii anymore--they have misplaced that idea). They hustle and they both scout for birds, debris and fins and really want you to catch fish. Their price for the day is excellent--normally $50 an hour but $40 for customers of Quinta Lili--remember no long motoring--fishing immediately. Nice fee structure if you don't want a whole day which many captain's require.
Omar brought me back after about seven hours and then drove me back to Quinta. Omar and Israel do not drink alcohol and are very responsible with safety in mind at all times (they have vests and their cell phones reach land).
If you want a great day of fishing with the best go see Omar!

Thank 242Tom
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We heard of Omar through people we met while in Puerto. Omar and his First Mate Juan received us with big smiles for our trip. We saw sea snakes, flying stingrays, loads of dolphins and swam with a sea turtle! It was a fantastic experience. Omar speaks perfect English and they were both very professional and knowledgeable. We also caught a massive sailfish which was an amazing experience, but I was also pleased as the fish was unhurt they were happy to let it go.

Thank Amy J
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