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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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Outstanding fishing with a terrific captain and crew!

We wanted a great, affordable Pacific fishing experience and Captain Mauricio and David went out of... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
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Great two days of fishing out of Riu Palace

We had a great two days of fishing with Mauricio & David on the Don Manuel. They are two of the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
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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 4 December 2017

We wanted a great, affordable Pacific fishing experience and Captain Mauricio and David went out of their way to make this happen. Four great and sizable fish (with plenty of other bites), a huge amount of wildlife to observe from birds to manta rays and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for sharing with the TripAdvisor community your fishing experience with us! I will be sure to pass onto the crew. Captain Mauricio has worked in the tourism industry for many, many years so he knows what clients expect. He also enjoys meeting our...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great two days of fishing with Mauricio & David on the Don Manuel. They are two of the hardest working guides I’ve ever had the pleasure of fishing with. They don’t stop from the time they pick you up, to the time...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. The crew are born and raised in Coco and Fishing is what they know and love. They work hard for our clients because they both have such good worth ethics. Please be sure to come back! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We started out the day by getting bait from the local shrimp boats and proceeded to the Catalina islands to fish for yellowfin tuna. Several,other boats were there all fishing the same way and having no luck. Mauricio suggested we try topwater lures and we...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

You had a great day fishing! Thank you so much for the review. Be sure to book your trip in advance in January because we book up. Until next year ....

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

My wife and I did a half day morning fishing trip on the Don Manuel on 8/16/17. Capt Mauricio and mate David were great, very friendly. They picked us up right on the beach of the Secrets resort. We had a great time casting and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you so much for the great reveiw and for your recommendation. These reveiws mean a lot not only to us but to future clients thinking of using our services. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was my second trip with Capt. Mauricio. He is definitely one of the best, if not the best, guide in all of Coco. He knows what is biting and where to go. The new mate, David, was fantastic is keeping us rigged up and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Captain Mauricio always enjoy having repeat fisherman back out on the boat with him. David is doing a great job as he is learning from the best! Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you out with us again when you...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I don't normally write reviews but in this case I have to. North Pacific tours are are are Excellent for crew on the fishing boat were one of the best Crews I have ever fished when they constantly put me on the fish and worked...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for fishing with us for three days and your recommendation! It sounds that you had a fantastic time fishing in the Papagayo Gulf. We hope you will be back fishing with us!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My brother in law and our wives fished out of the Don Manuel with Capt. Mauricio and first mate David on 8-8-17 for 8 hours. I am an avid fresh and saltwater fisherman and my brother in law also has decent experience fishing saltwater. The...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Sounds as though you had a very good day out on the water with the exception of the red tide. This of course changes the fishing conditions which we do not have any control over. Thank you for your comments and I'll be sure to...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Overall Gulf spot fishing was good and we caught like 10 fish when all the other boats weren't seeming to catch any. Would definitely recommend them.More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

The other boats weren't catching any because they didn't have Captain Mauricio on the boat! He is the fish whisper. Thank you for your review, your comments are important to us and we hope you will come back to Costa Rica and fish with us...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Mauricio put us on lots of yellowfin and BIG mahi! David worked his tail off the entire time, and Lisa was helpful even before we arrived in Costa Rica by getting us in contact with other reputable businesses. We will go to CR to fish...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Captain Mauricio has a fishing addiction, a perfect employee and David has proved to be a great asset to our team. Myself, I like to corresponds with our clients so that they can feel a sense of ease booking with us, not having used us...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Mauricio and his mate were on time and got us going quickly. The crew worked very hard to keep us in the fish and when things went slow we just motored off to another area. We got lucky and picked up a barracuda quickly and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Sounds like an almost perfect day of fishing and with a Rooster catch/release, you have yourself a few fish stories to tell. Thank you for the review, it is much appreciated. We hope you both return to do some more fishing in the Papagayo Gulf...More

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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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