We rented the Top Gun for a half day fishing trip and had the time of our lives. There were 8 of us ages 3-57 and everyone caught a fish and had fun.
We celebrate Christmas together every year and don't exchange gifts, we make memories. Except for the toddler, we're all over 21 and adventurous adults. Deep sea fishing was this year's choice.
We trolled for a while and then bottom fished. Although we would have loved to haul in a really big one, we were happy with a barracuda, grouper, and a whole bunch of yellow tail.
Ever (yes, that was his name) was our captain and he found fish. Anyone who has fished knows that it's called fishing - not catching. But catching is the best and we caught fish so it was the best day.
Captain Rick's was wonderful about arranging transportation to and from our hotel and taking care of everything. Plus, they speak English. His rates were competitive.
We'll be talking about that trip for years. The pictures are already up on Facebook.
Let me just say up front that any review where the writter caught a 200+lbs Blue Marlin is probably not going to have anything other then a Five Star rating and this review shall be no exception.
Even before the 'fish on' happened my group was totally impressed by the professionalism of this organization and the crew. A great 'pre-game' talk explaining all to the charter groups by the manager and then left on time as did the entire Captain Rick's fleet, all leaving the Puerto Aventuris harbour in a convoy. The fishing starts the moment you leave harbour channel and the first bite happened moments later with a Wahoo hit. When we hit a dry spell the mate was constantly changing up baits and lures to provoke some action even when we felt a bit discouraged.
When the ultimate prize Blue Marlin hit it became clear just how experienced this crew was, the Captain manouevered the boat like a master and the mate was there to guide me and encourage me as necessary. I didnt think they would be able to bring my monster on board, but they did! What a trophy! Thank you so much Captain Rick's and the experienced crew of the Manetto.
I can not recommend enough for you to choose Captain Rick's, it isnt even a lot of money, we did the 4 hour charter for $390 US split between the two of us that went. Money VERY WELL spent!
Maple Leaf, Canada