Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center

Member since January 2014

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Background
Captain Rick's has been featured in many saltwater fishing publications. Marlin Magazine did a story on billfish. ESPN featured wahoo fishing and Fox Sports was in for the barracuda bite. Captain Rick's has also been featured by American Coastal TV, Fish On, Spike TV and in Saltwater Sportsman. Internationally, we've been highlighted by Fisch & Fang, Zeehengelsport, and VIS Trips and Reizen In Canada, Captain Rick's was featured on Canadian Joe on Wild TV and on Entertainment Tonight with the Iron Chief.

Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Background
Captain Rick's has been featured in many saltwater fishing publications. Marlin Magazine did a story on billfish. ESPN featured wahoo fishing and Fox Sports was in for the barracuda bite. Captain Rick's has also been featured by American Coastal TV, Fish On, Spike TV and in Saltwater Sportsman. Internationally, we've been highlighted by Fisch & Fang, Zeehengelsport, and VIS Trips and Reizen In Canada, Captain Rick's was featured on Canadian Joe on Wild TV and on Entertainment Tonight with the Iron Chief.
Angler's Choice

Our Charter Listings

Riviera Maya
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US$ 685
Riviera Maya
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US$ 450
Riviera Maya
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US$ 450
Riviera Maya
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US$ 560
Riviera Maya
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US$ 560
Riviera Maya
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US$ 450
Riviera Maya
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US$ 595
Riviera Maya
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US$ 625
Riviera Maya
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US$ 450

Customer Reviews

4.13 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, December 5, 2016

Our boat was switched at the last moment.  We were not aboard “My Obsession”.  No explanation was given for change.  Could not submit this without a yes or no to recommending or children.  Maybe it was the time of year but no fish.

Gary Hensley does not recommend Captain Rick’s - 35’ My Obsession

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 14, 2016

Although the fishing equipment was somewhat beat up, the captain was persistent in continuing to move to different locations until fish were found.  He also switched from bottom fishing to trolling as conditions changed.  Both methods were productive.

Fished November 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 27, 2016

Glad to hear the crew worked hard for you and you got fish both trolling and bottom fishing.
Nice Picture

Went fishing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We had a group of 8 and had a great day.  Didn’t catch any big ones but still had slot of fun catching fish.  The captain and crew were awesome!  They worked very hard making sure we caught something. They even cleaned the fish and we went across the street and the restaurant cooked them for us.  We would highly recommend this group.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 1, 2016

The lady in office was not helpful with providing suggestions on best and most economical transportation and it cost us additional 110.00 dollars to get there. We were told that we could purchase beer and that cost us 12.00 US dollars a six pack .
Guide and deck hand were fine but we had a tough day of fishing , but that’s fishing and we can not control that part .
Being nice and helpful to customers is free . I will do it again but this trip was a learning curve . I fished out of a ponga in June and it was fine .

Capt. Rockey Teague

Fished October 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Please go back and read the confirmations I sent you.  There were three different times I suggest transportation to you that would have been less expensive (about half of what you paid)  but you decided not to use it.  Also, I pointed out to you where to go to get the beer that was more economical but you went to the store I told you not to use. 

I am sorry that you thought that wasn’t enough information to be helpful and nice.

 

Went fishing on Friday, August 12, 2016

Boat could use A/C in the cabin. Crew was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Quality and quantity of fish was below hope (3 Barracudas, 1 Spanish Mackerel and 1 very small Tuna) but not the boat or crews fault as they tried their best to put us on fish.

Fished August 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 15, 2016

Thank you for acknowledging how hard the crew worked.  Hopefully next time the fish will be more co-operative.

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

We had a great day on the trip. Our crew worked really hard to make sure we caught fish. We did! Very exciting lots of hard work to allow us city slickers a great time!

Fished August 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 13, 2016

We are happy that you had a great trip and thank you for the compliments to the crew.  They are good, hard working guys.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 28, 2016

We booked a 4 hour trip and within minutes of leaving the marina we started catching fish. I would say that 2 white Marlin and a nice sized barracuda was pretty good for such a short trip. Would absolutely book with this crew and captain Rick’s again! Thanks

Fished May 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 30, 2016

Congratulations on your two white marlins.  Beautiful fish.

The crew of the Big Fish thanks you for your compliments and they look forward to your next visit.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Great crew!

Fished May 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Short and sweet.  Thanks for the compliment to the crew.  I will pass it along.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Captain Santiago and first mate Anum were very professional. Anum is a very hard worker and had constant attention to the lines, bait, etc. We were very impressed with him. There were 4 of us, and we caught 1 white marlin, 1 wahoo and 4 mahi mahi. :)  Our trip was on May 24, 2016.

Fished May 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thanks for posting the pictures.  It does look like you had a good day.

I will pass the compliments on to the crew.  They are the guys who made your charter a success!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

We had a great fishing trip aboard the Finatik. The day we went out the ocean was a bit on the rough side so we experienced a lot of really big swells which unfortunately made a couple of our daughters sea sick. We had planned on a 4 hour trip but asked the captain to return to the marina early. Disputes the odds we were able to land 3 good size Mahi Mahi in a little over 2 hours. The crew was attentive and did a good job cleaning the fish for us when we returned to port. The Captain personally walked us to a nearby resturant where the chef prepared and served us a fresh fish dinner that was outta this world.

Fished March 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 14, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your fish.  I will pass along the compliments to the crew.  They are hard working guys.  Miguelo, Louis and Cheppie have been working on that boat together for a while and know how to get it done.

Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I had specifically booked on the finatic after researching their fish counts boat and reviews. Seeing they had a very high fish count average for a 4 hour trip showed me their knowledge and experience level. When we arrived on our day we were assigned to a different boat called the Big Fish… Out of all of the other boats in the fleet they had the worst fish count average for   4 how trip and it showed. I was extremely disappointed with this as we only boated 4 fish for an entire day of fishing.. The captain kept telling me that no one was catching.. When we arrived back in the marina imagine my surprise when a number of boats that only were out for 4 hours had 7 and one had 8 fish.  Overall poor experience.. Captain was terrible.. Of the 4 fish we caught we hit them around big mats of sea weed in about a span of 60 mins.  After awhile I noticed no sea weed and asked what was happening. He informed me that no one was catching so we were heading North… What were the 4 fish in the box??? I grew up fishing and when you find the fish you don’t move.. We spent the next 5 hours without a sign of a fish or knockdown..  Terrible decision.  Finally back at the dock. Captain did not want me to take the fish we caught. Kept trying to have me only take one fish… He wanted to sell them… Sorry if I spent $1,000 to fish and we only caught 4 fish. I’m keeping them. You should have stayed where we were catching.

Scott Witmoyer does not recommend Captain Rick’s - 46’ Finatik

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, January 8, 2016

We had a great day and caught 4 good sized mahi mahi. Had some trouble at the start s our boat wouldn’t start but they got it going and openly offered to add the time we lost to our time on the water.
Yes I would book with them again

Fished January 2016

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 14, 2016

I will pass the compliments on to the crew. 

Mahi-mahi are great fish! 

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Great fishing experience!

Fished September 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, October 2, 2015

Glad you had a great experience.  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Glenna
Captain Rick’s

Went fishing on Friday, July 10, 2015

We landed 6 Mahi Mahi in a little over 2 hours of fishing!  My wife and I had a fantastic time fishing with the crew aboard the Sea Phantom!  Thank you Captain Rick’s and Fishing Booker staff!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Captain & mate are either very good or it’s not that difficult to catch fish in the area. We hooked up six times & lost one, anglers fault. Landed 4 mahi-mahi and one yellow tail.
Boat isn’t luxurious but is aptly suited for it’s function.

Fished June 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The captain and mate are very good.  Not everyone can find the fish like they can.

The 31’ Bertrams are classic fishing boats. 

I will share the review with the crew.

Went fishing on Friday, June 5, 2015

Crew was excellent very helpful, and professional. Good experience. Would recommend to everyone

Fished June 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I will pass the compliments on to the crew.  Glad you had a good time and would recommend us.

Glenna
Captain Rick’s

Went fishing on Saturday, May 16, 2015

The charter was one of the best I have been on. From the minute we arrived until we left the captain, mate, and other employees were extremely attentive.

We caught fish and had a great time. I would highly recommend Captain Ricks. More importantly a special recommendation goes out to Rogue and his mate on board the 31 Bertram, “Puffin”. They really went out of their way to find fish and made sure we had a good time.

Great time on the water, great marina to depart from!

Fished May 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I am happy you had a great time.  I especially appreciate the compliments to the crew.

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Miguel and his mate knew what they were doing. Worked hard to put us on fish…caught a few gaffers and released a safish

Fished April 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thanks for the compliments on the crew.  I will share this with them.  Congratulations on the sailfish.

Glenna
Captain Rick’s

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

No Fish, Not Trying.
Captain and Mate took Us for a Boat Ride and seemed totally staisfied

Tim Allen does not recommend Captain Rick’s - 35’ Intimidator

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poor fishing. No fish taken or raised in 3 hrs. of rough water. This boat only had 1 Mahi the day before. I had captain return to port early as my 3 companions were all taking a beating. i’ve fished long enough to know when it’s just a bad day .
sorry I can’t write a great review with lots of fish
Best Regards
Paul Elia

Fished March 2015

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Captain Rick's Sportfishing Center (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sorry you did not get any fish.  Thank you for acknowledging that you understand fishing and know sometimes the fish just don’t want to bite.

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Date:  2/4/2015 Slightly windy and choppy weather.  Paid for 3/4 day but came in after 3.5 hours as no fish were biting and some were getting sea-sick.  We elected to stay out for the full 6 hours but they came in anyway without our consent.  Then they complained to us about our minimal tips.  They asked for $200.00 but we gave them $75.00.  I thought we were generous considering they saved $$$ on fuel costs coming in 2.5 hours early.  We agreed to bottom fishing and trolling before we departed but they said it was too rough to bottom fish.  I have drift fished and caught fish before.  It’s never too rough to drift fish.

Royce Bartholomew does not recommend Captain Rick’s - 36’ Sea Phantom

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 4, 2014

We had a rough waters adventure that started off slow but then hot tamales batman it was fish on till the boat was near full! The guys had the iron stomachs where Andrea and I were not so lucky but nevertheless we had plenty of opportunity to reel in a fish with every personal chum offering to the seas… 15 mahi mahi and 2 barracudas later we returned!  Everyone was tickled pink and green w the great day that ended w throwing the remaining bait at the gulls that dove to catch some dinner of their own.
Thanks so much to the crew and staff!

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Unfortunately we didn’t get anything but we had fun, the crew was great and the captain was very professional, they tried their hardest to make it a great trip and all that was missing was some catches.

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, June 9, 2014

My husband had one bad thing to say about the trip. Other than that, it was good. My husband did catch a sail fish. He hooked a marlin too but the line broke. He says that of course that can always happen but, if you’re fishing for huge fish… why would they be using 50 pound line?!

But like I said, other than that, they really had a great time.

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, June 9, 2014

Captain did a really good job he worked hard to put us on the fish. The boat was clean and in a good shape. I have no complaints what so ever

Fished June 2014

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