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Baja's Awesome Sportfishing
Ranked #1 of 16 Tours in Los Barriles
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The team behind Baja's Awesome Sportfishing are record-holding tournament winners and provide a truly unique sportfishing experience in the East Cape of Baja California Mexico. The two boats, 'Awesome' and 'Too Awesome', are popular choices of returning fishermen who book again and again with the team at Baja's Awesome Sportfishing. The experienced captains and their teams are bilingual, and their knowledge of the local fishing is unsurpassed across a 50-mile radius of the East Cape waters. From start to finish, guests enjoy the additional touches that are unique to Baja's Awesome Sportfishing. Appreciate the sun rising over the Sea of Cortez with a smoothie and pastries, or relax on the day-beds while enjoying refreshments provided throughout the day. As well as sportfishing, Baja's Awesome Sportfishing provides the following services: whales and dolphin watching, fishing and diving day, snorkeling experiences and trips to remote beaches.
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great company, great boats, great crews, all make for an AWESOME day of fishing. 10 tuna and a striped marlin!

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Theresa C, Owner at Baja's Awesome Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

We felt really priviliged to have the Dietz wedding clan on board, and with 15 people on three boats and everyone on the rods and fighting fish, we were super happy for you all. The 160 pounds of filleted tuna was awesome icing on the cake! Please come back and visit - anniversary next year? All our best from Team Awesome!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

My wife and I just got back from a fishing trip to Los Barriles. It was our first vacation in eight years so we wanted to make the most of it. We’ve both been to the East Cape numerous times but not for about 25 years. Wow, things have really grown here. Thank goodness the small town charm is still in full effect.

We wanted to spend a couple of days fishing. We are trying to learn Spanish but really struggle with it so we knew we didn’t want to spend our time or money on small hotel boats with boat captains and deck hands that we could not communicate effectively with. Not to mention some of their so-called “cruisers” are pretty small.

We found Baja’s Awesome Sportfishing on Tripadvisor and the reviews were impressive. The prices were just a bit higher but the reviews and their website made our decision an easy one. We made a reservation through their website and and received a prompt and professional response from Theresa, the owner. Once we arrived in Los Barriles we stopped in to meet Theresa and the manager Omar. Everything was set up including our fishing licenses and lunches for both days. Once we explained what kind of fishing we wanted to do dates the plan was set in motion. We would fish the first day with Captain Luis on the “Awesome” for tuna and the next day on the “Too Awesome” with Captain Adan for wahoo and roosterfish. They would pick us up from the dock in front of the Palmas de Cortez at 6:30am

We arrived at the dock at 6:30am and the “Awesome” was there waiting for us. They pulled right up to the dock and we boarded. The bait panga was right there and we got bait and immediately headed for the tuna.

Skip ahead 5 1/2 hours. We arrived back at the hotel dock at noon with a limit of yellowfin tuna. The processor from Smokeys was there to weigh our catch and take it in to the plant. We were free to enjoy the rest of our day doing other fun stuff.

The next day we arrived at the dock at 6:15am and the “Too Awesome” was there waiting. Darn, we thought we’d beat them to the dock. Wrong! Off to look for wahoo and roosterfish. Today was a different story. The fish were just not interested. Try as we may, the fish eluded us this day. It was still a great day and we have no doubt that all possibilities were explored. We called it that day, not them. They were ready to keep on fishing but we’d had enough. That’s fishing.

Summary: On our first day we were on the “Awesome” with Captain Luis and Deckhand Adan. On the second day we were on the “Too Awesome” with Captain Adan and Deckhand Luis. They just switch off! Both speak English and both are equally enthusiastic about their guests having a good time. They work seamlessly together and both were genuinely concerned about our fishing experience. And, these are NICE BOATS!

C’mon now, you work hard for your bucks and your time away. It costs a bunch to come down here. So why not spend another bill or two and ensure you’re making the most of your fishing experience. These guys are good and they’ll put you on fish!

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Theresa C, Owner at Baja's Awesome Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hola hola Mike~

We know your time and your bucks are valuable, so we've worked non stop hard over the past 15 years to make sure when you are on board it is the best experience we can possibly provide. What's even better is that we were able to make your time on board awesome! And that you wrote this incredibly kind review. I will make sure Captains Luis and Adan, Omar as well know about this wonderful review. We were so pleased to have you on board!

Theresa on behalf of the entire 'Team Awesome'!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I went to Los Barriles at the recommendation of someone who had been here fishing. We had a group of 6 and we were early in season (March) so I didn’t know what to expect in terms of what we would catch. I decided to try Awesome because they had great reviews, and we weren’t disappointed.

Email communication was fantastic to set the trip up in months/wks leading up to the trip. The managers met us at the boat before and after fishing and I felt taken care of the entire way.

The boat was clean and equipment was great. Cold Pacifico in coolers was delicious. Box lunches also delicious. Enough room on the boat for all of us.

Our crew at Awesome (Jose and Adan) did such an amazing job working hard to ensure we had an unforgettable day of fishing. I could tell they were experts at their craft and were physically working hard to make our fishing as good as it could be. Dorado and tuna were in abundance! Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Five stars. Thanks guys!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The awesome crew delivers and we would recommend these guys to anyone that would love to see and feel what Baja Sur offers. We Will come back.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Very well run operation. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and captains. Boats are really well maintained.

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