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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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I booked the Don Manuel for a 3/4 charter. Working with Lisa through email could not have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gmm01
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Great fishing!

We had a memorable fishing experience on the Don Manuel, thanks to the continued efforts of Captain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days ago

I booked the Don Manuel for a 3/4 charter. Working with Lisa through email could not have been easier. I had a few possible dates, and she was very patient and accommodating. My son (12 yrs) and I met the boat at the agreed upon...More

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

Hello! Great review, we thank you and are so happy that your son had a great time. Creating memories one fish at a time ans we hope you have many more fishing experiences together over the years. Thanks for using our services and we hope...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a memorable fishing experience on the Don Manuel, thanks to the continued efforts of Captain Mauricio and his mates. They worked extremely hard to put us on fish. We never caught a sailor marlin, but that is just fishing. We had great success...More

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

Thank you for sharing your fishing/snorkleing experiences with us. It is nice to know that the crew are appreciated and that you were pleased with your catch. We look forward to having you back to go for a Sail fish (catch/release)! Pura Vida ~ Lisa

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We caught so many fish! So friendly! We caught around 20 fish! The fish were filet on the back of the boat and bagged up for us! The resort cooked them for us and they were wonderful

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Very nice! Thank you for your review. We are so pleased everything went well on your trip and you were satisfied with your time out with the crew. It is always a bonus the fish were biting!!!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Secrets Papagayo for our anniversary and used NPT for a full day fishing trip. All of their usual boats were already booked but they were able to send us with their backup boat (The Chasca) with Captain Roy....More

Thank Cameron W
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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review of Captain Roy and his boat the Chasca. I will be sure to share your review with him and his mate. We have been using Roy when we are booked for over five years and he has always...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

What a wonderfully fun experience!! Mauricio and Don made sure that we had a great time! They picked us up on the beach right in front of our hotel! Then they made sure to point out Monkey's head - and even circled to make sure...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

It isn’t often that I feel like a millionaire, but fishing with Mauricio and Donny was one of those rare experiences. I could immediately tell that these gentlemen LOVE to fish and are very professional at sharing there vast knowledge of the area with their...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for this epic review. You've said it all!! We are very thankful for your kind words and I will be sure to share with Captain Mauricio and his mate Danny. These two men have fished together their entire livesin the Papagayo...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Fishing started a little slow, however this crew never gave up. These guys worked very hard and when we go into the fish the action was non stop. First started with catching a dorado, then we caught numerous skip jack, and even had a chance...More

Thank Jake W
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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for your reveiw. It is so nice to know the crews efforts are noticed and appreciated. Each of us on our team have roles to perform to be sure each of our charters are done to their best. Of course we can't predict...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Our family had a very successful 1/2day fishing experience on the Don Manuel. We caught enough Yellow Fin Tuna to have dinner the rest of the week. We even got to watch whales!!! It was a beautiful day and the staff, including Lisa, made this...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your review of your fishing charter with us out on the Papagayo Gulf. How lucky you and your family were to be able to see the family of whales. I posted two short video clips of the whales on our social media...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had an amazing 1/2 trip on the Don Manuel. They picked us up from our resort and brought us to their hidden fishing spot. We caught yellow fin tuna, jack corvells, and the coveted rooster fish! We had a blast and Capitan Mauricio and...More

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Lisa F, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Awesome! Glad you had a good morning out fishing and that the fish cooperated with you. Every day on the Papagayo Gulf is a good day. I'll be sure to pass on the great review with the crew.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had a great half day trip on the Don Manuel. The staff was friendly and it was a beautiful day. Fishing was a bit slow but we all caught fish and got to see a lot. I'd go back.

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Tom B
21 April 2018|
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Hello, thank you for your message. We are booked and our first available day would be towards the end of the week. I would be happy to find you another boat.
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CDC1486
31 March 2018|
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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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CDC1486
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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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