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Kingfisher Sportfishing

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100 Este 300 Sur del Hotel Guanamar, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+506 8834 7125
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Fishing Carrillo Beach Costa Rica

December 11-17, 2017. If you are looking for a proven fish raiser, you can't go wrong with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
randolph s
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Great Trip

As soon my wife booked our Costa Rica trip, I knew I need a offshore Sailfish trip. Booked a trip... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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The KINGFISHER is 31 foot Palm Beach, with full electronics, tower and outriggers, offering ample shade and room for up to 5 anglers, it is set up for the serious fishermen as well as the novice angler. We have been sending home satisfied anglers year after year to the point that the majority of our business is now repeat customers, and word of mouth. We strive to take fishing to a more personal level. We encourage angler participation, and while at first (especially to the novice) it may seem difficult, given a good day it is hard not to catch the fever.
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100 Este 300 Sur del Hotel Guanamar, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+506 8834 7125
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

December 11-17, 2017. If you are looking for a proven fish raiser, you can't go wrong with Kingfisher Sportfishing. Captain Rick Ruhlow has been blessed with an innate ability to find fish. His knowledge of the area comes from many years of fishing the Costa...More

Thank randolph s
Reviewed 14 December 2017

As soon my wife booked our Costa Rica trip, I knew I need a offshore Sailfish trip. Booked a trip with Kingfisher for 12/3 and convinced my wife she should come. Once she saw the first pod of dolphins, she knew she made the right...More

Thank mkormos
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stayed at villa oasis for three days. It was VERY nice and great value. Rick and Jacqui we unbelievably hospitable and are great people. They truly cared about us enjoying our stay. We had a tough day fishing but Rick and the crew never...More

Thank DavidLewis2015
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Opportunity of a lifetime was seized in the lifetime of the opportunity! Loved the relaxing and productive day with Rick, Orlando, Alonzo!! Definitely worked hard all day to make it a memorable day for our family! The girls caught all the fish and Rick and...More

Thank Ric J
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Quick trip to CR with friends to share the beautiful country. Fishing report was bleak but wanted to get my friends out on the water. Rick and crew were great and worked hard with bait and spread changes. We raised one marlin and my friends...More

Thank StanAtlantaGA_
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went Sportfishing with Kingfisher and it was amazing!! It was like an episode of Discovery Channel as we saw hundreds of spinner dolphins for hours... and even sea turtles. The crew was friendly and the captain (Rick) stopped by the night before to meet...More

Thank partyof6kc
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I have planned trips based around fishing nearly my whole life and have been very lucky to be part of many great offshore experiences. Once I fished in Costa with Rick and crew, I realized that the sport that I loved the most in my...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

February 2017, this was my second trip with Captain Rick and his friendly crew and I recommend them a 100%. I went with my friend Romano for his first offshore fishing trip and he didn't regret it, 1 sailfish and one 200 pounds Blue Marlin....More

Thank Gilles439
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was my first deep sea fishing adventure and it was marvelous. I would highly recommend Captain Rick and his friendly staff as they were very accommodating with my grandmother and making sure she was comfortable during the trip. We caught 5 fish - 1...More

Thank Siera C
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I chartered the Kingfisher in April 2016. Every time I contacted Capt. Rick, he was always very quick to respond and extremely helpful - with transportation, accommodation, fishing or any other information. When we arrived, he met us on the beach. My elderly mom went...More

Thank RCoulter101
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Lawrence A
27 March 2017|
Response from kingfish2017 |
you willl have a better chance of finding someone to share a boat with on your own. we do not get many requests, and when we do they almost never line up. Try samara info center, they may get some request there. sorry we... More
Katherine I
2 June 2016|
Response from briteteeth | Reviewed this property |
Its around $1000-1200 for the day...... Rick goes around 25-35 miles off shore for the big fish. I'm sure anything is negotiable but to get to the marlin/sailfish, gotta go the miles. Its worth it.
David R
8 April 2016|
Response from Jackie R | Property representative |
Hello David, Our full day rate is $1250 dollars and our half day is $900 dollars. We include beverages, snacks, fruits, beer and lunches on a full day.