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“Great experience. Will definitely do it again”

Bluemarlin Fishing Charters
Ranked #13 of 20 things to do in Manta
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I arranged as part of a stag party a fishing trip for 9 guys. We were picked up on time from our hotel and arrived promptly to a clean boat and were greeted by the skipper and fishing partner. They were absolute legends. The fishing was great, everyone caught something, the biggest being a c.150lb stingray! The hospitality on board was great and we appreciated the sandwich and beers. We took our own beer too.

This trip was the highlight of the whole weekend for us and we will forever talk about it. I understand there are other fishing charters available in Gran Canaria, but I would highly recommend this one. We did see another boat while we were fishing, they were only 50m away but were not catching, whereas we were pulling them in by the minute.

Thank you to Hans for the awesome organisation and communication prior to our trip, and to the crew on board for the excellent service. We will be back to fish for the Marlin one day!

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Reviewed 4 October 2014

The customer service in arranging the trip and service during the trip were excellent. The boat and crew were top drawer and worked very hard to find you fish. I fished out of Manta which is a medium sized city whose primary economic generator is an extensive long line fishing fleet. This is not new news from what I came to understand. There are some very nice restaurants in town and the menu pricing is a bargain. Perhaps the fish just were not around during my trip. After all, it is fishing.

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PescaLuis, Owner at Bluemarlin Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2014

Hi , thank you for your review and for your kind words describing our service. As always we give our best for our customers to have a great time.
Regarding the longliners, it is true that there is a long line industry in the country, just like there is in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and many countries. We, as conservational anglers, try our best to educacte the population about the benefits of not killing the Billfish reserve, from a conservation and a business perspective, as well. However, the increasing demand for this product in countries like the USA and Japan , and the shaky economic stature of locals, combine to créate this business of long lining, which , again, happens everywhere in this hemisphere. Hopefully, the USA and Japan will stop asking for billfish meat.

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