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Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8833 7780
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Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of...

Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, help you enjoy time with your friends, or make that family vacation a success. Simply put, our mission is to ensure that your time on the water is safe and productive, while utilizing sustainable fishing practices.

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Great Staff and Fishing

Even though we went at the slowest time of the year, we were lucky enough to hook and couple of Marlin and get some really nice jumps out of them. First Mate was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Lake City, Florida
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Lake City, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Even though we went at the slowest time of the year, we were lucky enough to hook and couple of Marlin and get some really nice jumps out of them. First Mate was very knowledgeable of fishing. Really enjoyed our charter.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I chartered the Kingpin on August 24th, 2016 and had a wonderful time. Our mate Luis and the Captain Ebers were great! I caught and released a big beautiful sailfish, caught a small (but legal) yellow fin tuna for dinner and raised another sail and a fair-sized Dorado during our 3/4 day charter. The experience was excellent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We paid $600 for a half day. The boat was an adequate size for the 4 of us (I think they take up to 6 on this boat). We told them we wanted a crack at the big fish (marlin, tuna etc). They had a small take-out box of croissants and a cooler of sodas for us, which seemed like... More 

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1 Thank Andrew B
CaptainPit, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

Hi,I am really sorry you had a bad experience.we work everyday hard in order to catch fishes,we do not like to go give expensive rides. According to the drinks,on the open fisherman boat the cooler is smaller,so under the cushions in front we have plenty of storage with extra drinks,we absolutely carry not only sodas,we have beers and waters.on the... More 

Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

They made little ceviche on the boat and the hotel cooked the rest including other fish we caught they were great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We contacted kingpin on short notice (only a day) after our original trip had issues and was not as advertised. The scheduler was very helpful and coordinated a 3/4 day trip for us on The Osprey with Capt Jose and crew. The next morning we departed on time out for a wonderful day and everything was prepared professionally for us... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I had an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience with captain pit and luis! They are absolutely the best and know exactly how to put you on the fish!! To start our day, we caught a small tuna, then a 280lb blue marlin, then a 110lb tuna and then finished the day with a sail fish. What a... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

You guys rocked that chair....it was a great day..!!and thank you. Reeling in that tuna was a nice team effort,how fun.see you next time More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Captain Lee was running the Kingpin for Rick with 2 other great mates. We were on fish right off the bat, raised countless sails while watching acrobatic dolphin jump and swim next to the boat. We caught 4 giant sails in a half day trip! This crew is extremely knowledgeable about these waters and waste no time. They work and... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome full day of Deep Sea Fishing with Captain Pit and Louis! My family of 5 ( kids 12,11 and 5) felt extremely safe and comfortable with this crew. They were very knowledgeable of the ocean and we caught 4 Sailfish. My 11 year old son reeled in a 140 lb fish!! They helped my 5 year old reel in... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We had a great day and Captain Pit and Lois were absolute professionals and know these waters. It was a slow day, but we were able to boat two sailfish over 100 lbs. Next time in Tamarindo we will be fishing with these guys.

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you very much,we try to do our best always,better when fishes collaborate.haah More 

Carroll
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I went on a full day sport fishing trip with Kingpin this week during a Caravan tour of Costa Rica. The crew were knowledgeable and great to work with. We caught 2 large sailfish and a wahoo, and brought several other sailfish to the surface but were unable to get them to the boat. In addition to the great fishing,... More 

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surf83, Manager at Kingpin Sportfishing, responded to this review

thank you very much for the review and kind words More 

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