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“Great Fishing!”

Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We would definitely recommend North Pacific Tours! Mauricio and Captain Daniel knew exactly where to go for fish. As soon as we got the lines in the water we hooked two mahi-mahi. Then we caught 2 sailfish! The first was about 140 pounds and the second just over 100! We also caught an Amber Jack and a few Wahoos. Lisa was terrific to work with to set up our tour. If we get back to Costa Rica we will definitely fish with them again!

Thank Stephanie O
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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

The photos are awesome, thanks for posting them along with your review. I will be sure to let the crew know you both were really happy with your fishing trip. We hope to see you again - Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My husband and I went to Costa Rica for our 25th Anniversary. We went for a full day of fishing with North Pacific Tours. We had a fantastic time! Mauricio and Daniel did a great job putting us on the fish. We caught bonita, jack and mahi. But the highlight of the trip was the sailfish my husband caught. We would definitely recommend them. Lisa was a great help setting everything up.

Thank Denise E
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NorthPacificTours, Manager at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

It is going to be hard to top your Anniversary in the years to come! I think you'll both need to make a yearly trip down to fish. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next trip with us. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

This was our second time fishing with North Pacific Tours and like the first time we had a great experience. We did two half days and got into the fish on both days catching 9 mahi mahi on the first day! They ranged from about 12-20 pounds each. As foodies who love to cook, we grilled, pan-fried and made fish for dinner almost every night. It doesn't get any fresher than that! Our only regret was that we couldn't ship some of our fish back home to enjoy with friends and revel them with our fish stories and the ones that didn't get away. When we return to Costa Rica we'll definitely book our fishing excursions with Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing.

Thank Marlene D
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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

Hi Marlene, Thank you for the review! The fishing has been fabulous this rainy season that it is making our jobs easy. I have a feeling you'll be back here again fishing with us. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Highly recommend this operation for a trip out for surf at Ollies or Witches. They were reliable, competent, and professional. Lisa was very accommodating while Captian Daniel and Mauricio did a great job on the water. No complaints at all and I would use them again without hesitation.

Thank Peter V
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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2013

Hi Pete, Your our first surf review, so thank you, we appreciate it. Enjoy the summer catching waves and we look forward to your next visit. Lisa

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

For my birthday, my boyfriend set-up a deep sea fishing trip with Papagayo. This was without a doubt one of the most memorable birthday celebrations EVER! We got to spend the first part of the trip catching our bate. Then after we had plenty to spend the day on the water we went out looking for fish. The crewmen were phenomenal! As master fisherman they knew all the right places to find fish and had an innate instinct for what to expect. In the afternoon we were even able to jump in the water for a little bit of snorkeling where the types of fish and sea creatures were explained to us by Lisa. The most exciting part of the trip was at the very end when we came upon a large school of Dolphin and Yellow Fin Tuna feeding. The dolphin were jumping up in the air doing flips and swimming along side the boat; in the meantime we caught 5 or so Yellow Fin Tuna.

I highly recommend this company for a guided deep sea fishing trip. They are experienced, professional, good company, and willing to teach techniques.

1  Thank Meredith G
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NorthPacificTours, Owner at Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing - North Pacific Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2013

Hi Meredith, That day was so fantastic, thank you for inviting me along. It is not often I get to go out fishing on fishing tours as a guest. The schools of yellow fin and the dolphins that day were unbelievable. That is what I love about the Pacific Ocean is that you never know what you'll see. Thank you for fishing with us and we look forward to your next visit. Pura Vida!

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