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Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours

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The Beach | Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
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Better Bring Your Own Bait

I chartered this company to take my family and I (5 of us) on a 6 hour fishing trip. I am an... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
cstariha
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Richmond, Virginia
Hard working crew.

We went on a full day trip for billfish. Mauricio did everything he could possibly do to get me a... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
warr26
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Sterling, Virginia
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Fishing in Costa Rica is a family fun experience – memories to last a lifetime! North Pacific Tours has been providing fishing, snorkeling and surfing charters for over 10 years in the Papagayo Gulf, picking up at all the local hotels and beaches in the area. We are a legal and insured fishing company who will never sell charters on any of the beaches. . Please note, there are TWO Playa Hermosa’s. North Pacific Tours is located in province of Guanacaste, 25 minutes from the Liberia airport Our fishing charters are inshore / coastal fishing which means that you will always see the coastline. Depending on the action will determine what fish you target. The types of fishing options we are are bottom/jigging, trolling and casting. If you like to fly fish and you have your own gear, the crew will take you to best secret spots. North Pacific Tours offers full day fishing (8 hours), Half days (5 hours) and 3/4 day (6 hours). Please book in advance because we book up! Our crew are exceptional fisherman and are professionals. Captain Mauricio, fluent in English, is a fishing addict and you will find him fishing on his day off. Mate and surf guide David, has been fishing/ surfing these waters for many years as well. Costa Rica is known worldwide as one of the greatest sport fishing/surfing destination plus the weather is great almost all year round. For the intermediate and experienced surfer, trips to Witches Rock and Ollie's are offered with a guide. We look forward to hearing from you.
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The Beach | Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I chartered this company to take my family and I (5 of us) on a 6 hour fishing trip. I am an experienced fisherman and understand you don't always catch fish. We caught 2 fish on our trip and that was OK. The pro's for...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Fishing is fishing and that goes with live bait as well. You mention you are an experienced fishmerman, so you should know this. I send the same exact information to every fishing client that books with us and that is: We can not buy live...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went on a full day trip for billfish. Mauricio did everything he could possibly do to get me a Sailfish. And he did,we caught a huge one that I will never forget.I've been on trips where they put the rods out and sit down...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

The crew at North Pacific Tours thank you for your review. Mauricio works hard for the clients so you don't leave disappointed. As I always say - I can't Guarantee the Fishing, But I can Guarantee the Crew Will Work Hard to Get you on...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Captain Mauricio and Mate Jonathon were great. They knew the best spots to fish and were very knowledgeable. It was a highlight of our trip.

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

It's so nice to hear that your family charter out with us was the highlight of your trip. Thank you on behalf of the crew.

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I can honestly say this was one of the best and more unique fishing experiences of my life (I am a fishing guide in Florida). Mauricio and Daniel were extremely knowledgeable, experienced and passionate. They went above and beyond my expectations with every aspect of...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Receiving a reveiw from a Professional Fishing Guide is the higest compliment we can get! We welcome your return trip and look forward to having you out on the boat again. Thank you.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and I booked this charter based solely on these reviews. I can honestly tell you these guys are the real deal. I'm no stranger to saltwater fishing, having done charters up and down the...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

Thank you for your recommendation and your positive write up on our fishing charter. We do get a majority of our clients based on these reviews and they become repeat clients.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Mauricio and Jonathon were so knowledgeable, fun and knew the best fishing spots. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Fishing is fun! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Mauricio and Jonathan were fantastic!!! We booked a half day of fishing on a Friday morning and we could not have asked for a better experience. My husband and I both regularly fish in Michigan and it was nice to be able to cast and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you so much for your review. Jonathan has been working with us for the last several months since Captain Daniel became ill. He is a great fit with our team & also for our clients. Our crew will try all different fishing tactics to...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The full day of fishing with Mauricio and Jonathan was absolutely fantastic! Both are clearly very experienced fishermen and offered a variety of fishing techniques (bait casting, trolling, and bottom fishing). We were fortunate enough to catch several fish including tuna for live bait, Jack...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

You are welcome Steve & Kris! What make Mauricio and Jonathan such excellent fisherman is because they are fishing addicts and take out clients 5-6 times a week. These men have been doing tours for over 15 years so your in good hands. We are...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We chose a half day charter with them and had a great time. We got a big Rooster fish, and saw all kinds of sea life, including a whale shark right off the beach. The captain and mate have a lot of knowledge and are...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

We will continue to do as we do, our best. Thank you for your review and taking the time to write it. Our team works hard to provide the best service possible so that you do return or refer our company. A referal is the...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had a great time with Captain Mauricio - he is professional, kind, fun and had well maintained equipment. The boat was comfortable and well equipped. In a short period of time - we started catching fish - big fish. While trolling he had at...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Fishing memories and fish stories - thats our job. We are very happy you and your son had a memorable time out on the water. Thank you for your review and we look forward to taking you both out again.

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CDC1486
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Response from Lisa F | Property representative |
Hello, We recommend a full day trip for sail / marlin fish which are catch and release.
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Response from gotgr8kids | Reviewed this property |
The license cost was $15 per person. It is not for one day - I think it covered 7 days (which, if for some reason, your charter were to postpone due to weather - which is rare, you are still covered).
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