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Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours

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Address: The Beach | Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
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+506 8398 8129
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours is a fully licensed and...

Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours is a fully licensed and insured fishing company ready to take you out for a full day or half day of fishing. Snorkeling and Surfing to Witches and Ollie's Point is also available. We offer a wide variety of fishing options in the Papagayo Gulf: inshore, offshore, coastal, bottom, casting, fly and spear fishing. If you are looking to save money or prefer not to fish alone, Lisa can arrange a split-charter with other fisherman/woman looking for the same. Captain Daniel has over 40 years of fishing experience and his mate Mauricio, fluent in English, has over 20 years. These guys love to fish and are fishing professionals. We now have a GoPro camera to film your fishing adventure in which Lisa can cut/edit your video to be posted on Youtube. Snorkeling can be included at the end of your fishing trip at no additional cost. This is a great tour for the entire family to explore the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica sport fishing 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. Pura Vida!

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First time to Costa Rica

Daniel and Mauricio picked us up on the beach in front of the Riu Guanacaste right on time. Mauricio explained the fishing and weather conditions and gave my wife and I options... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2015
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Paso Robles, California

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Paso Robles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Daniel and Mauricio picked us up on the beach in front of the Riu Guanacaste right on time. Mauricio explained the fishing and weather conditions and gave my wife and I options to fish close by in the gulf of Papagayo where the had been one sailfish caught and other smaller species to target or drive further (about an hour)... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Excellent news that you'll both be back to Costa Rica and you'll be out fishing with us again. Your day out with us sounded like a fishermans dream, snagging that sail fish would of made the day perfect. Thank you for your review and happy fishing. More 

Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

What an amazing fishing trip! Captain Daniel and mate Mauricio knew exactly where to go and even gave us some fishing tips. My husband and I are fishermen here in Florida do hearing new ideas was awesome.It seemed more like we were fishing with friends rather then complete strangers. We caught a couple Mahi, tuna, and even a needle fish.... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your fishing experience with us on Trip Advisor. It sounded like an incredible day out and that it was the highlight of your trip. We really enjoy what we do and being able to share it with our clients. Pura Vida - Lisa More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I spent the day on the water with Jonathan and Captain Daniel. I believe it would be considered a slow day but still a successful one as we ended with a nice mackeral, jackfish and a beauty of a sailfish, which was the highlight of the day. Outside of more fish I'm not sure anything could have made it a... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments in your review. Its sometimes hard to get the fish to eat and all the crew can do is try thier best. Jonathan is also a passionate fisherman so we like to have him out with our clients when Mauricio is unavailable. We forward to your next visit! Pura Vida - Lisa More 

West Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

North Pacific Tours is a quality operation, Mauricio and Daniel are friendly, skilled, knowledgeable fishermen. I went with two other friends targeting big rooster fish, and Mauricio and Daniel delivered. This trip specifically targeted Roosters, but we caught a variety of other species. Snacks and refreshments were provided and were welcome in the intense sun. The scenery was spectacular, we... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your sport fishing review Kieth. It is so nice to read your comments from a professional angler. We look forward to accomodating your group for your future fishing trips to Costa Rica. Enjoy the summer and the fishing! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Lisa was out tour guide, she was very nice and easy going. We never felt rushed or the need to leave by a certain time she just went with out flow. They provided nice fruits that were freshly cut on the boat. She also gave us great tips on which local restaurants we should try.

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to have your group out on the water - you make my job easy! I hope that you will all be back soon to do another snorkeling/beach tour with us on the Don Manuel. Lisa More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Had a great time with Mauricio and Captain Daniel on our fishing trip around Playa Hermosa. Mauricio and Captain Daniel picked us up from the beach. They both worked very hard to get any biting fish in the boat. Thank you for everything.

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Your review is appreciated knowing that our clients are happy with our service. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope you'll be back. I'll pass on your good words to the crew. Lisa More 

Hermosa, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Captain Daniel and Mate Jonathon worked hard and know the area well, we caught a dozen nice AmberJacks and a couple Tuna the first day. The second day was a little slow, caught a couple Jacks, a Tuna and a needle fish. These guys know how to catch fish, If they are in the water your going to catch em!!!... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Jonathan is our newest crew member who sometimes fill in for our crew when they need a day off. We are so please you had a good two days out fishing with us. As we can not guarantee the fishing, we can guarantee the crew will work hard to get you to the fish! Pura... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

From being picked up on the beach of our hotel to eating sashimi tuna we had just caught this was one of the best days of our holiday. A work colleague and I spent the day at sea and, while the wrong time of year for sailfish, we still caught over a dozen good sized fish during the day. The... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your full day of fishing with us. You will need to come back to Costa Rica during our green season for Sail Fish (May - November) when the sail are running in the Papagayo Gulf. They are an amazing fish to catch / release, give quite a fight and make for a great photo.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Thanks to North Pacific Tours for a lifelong memory for our family. I booked our tour via email, Lisa in the office was extremely quick and efficient. Captain Daniel and Mauricio picked us up right off our beach at the Andaz Hotel. This was our first family deep sea fishing trip and didn't know what to expect. We booked the... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

Our fishing tour is a great way to spend the morning/day with your family - It's fun for all ages! Our team works hard so our clients leave satisfied and feel welcomed onboard. If your not having fun, they are not either! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in Costa Rica again soon. Pura Vida... More 

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I will state this simply: there is a reason why North Pacific Tours won a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2014. Don't make the mistake of paying more for the fishing guides that work for the big resorts when Captain Mauricio and Daniel grew up in the waters surrounding Playa Del Coco and know them better than anyone. I... More 

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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this review

I have a video of that huge amberjack and will edit and post. It is a big one so no fish story here. Thank you for your review and next time you'll get that Sail Fish! Pura Vida - Lisa More 

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