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Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions

Address: 2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Phone Number: 902-626-6689
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell the salt air, feel the...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch.Aboard, you’ll discover what it’s like to: •haul a trap or band a claw•take a turn at the wheel•learn about the modern technology used in today’s lobster fishery•delight in Captain Mark's tales of the industry’s early days•sail into the Northumberland Strait, past historic Port La Joye/Fort Amherst and scenic Governor’s Island•experience breathtaking views•pass the home of Island sea birds and marine life•savour one of PEI’s true pleasures --- fresh lobster

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We took the morning tour which did not include a lobster dinner. The trip was excellent. Mark was extremely knowledgeable about the lobster business and we had lots of Q&A between hauling in lobster traps. Top Notch limits the size of their tours to 12 people, so everyone gets a change to participate. I highly recommend this tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We did this tour with our family of 6 (kids aged 15, 12, 7, 4) and my mother in law. The crew did a great job tailoring the tour for the kids, letting them pull in lobster traps, drive, "claw" a lobster, etc. The size of the tour was great as it wasn't too crowded for the boat and everyone... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I made a return trip in September to fish for tuna with Top Notch. The time spent traveling to North Lake was long, but I was not disappointed. Mark and Cody are in a class of their own. Both are professional, friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. I cannot say enough good things about them, and it is my good... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to PEI. Mark and Cody gave an amazing and very interesting tour. They educated us on the traps, lobsters and crabs we caught. They provided us with a lobster dnner and showed us the maritimes way of eating lobster-COLD! Who knew! This is definitely the best way to eat lobsters.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A little slow with our update, we went out in August, myself and my two daughters, 7 & 10 years old, and had a fabulous time. This is one of those great activities that will be of interest to people of all ages, at least most people. We learned plenty of interesting factoids about the lobster and fishing businesses and... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is an excellent boat trip. I won't ruin it for you by describing everything in detail, but it was educational, fun, very interesting, entertaining, and capped off with an excellent on-the-boat lobster dinner. Highly recommended if your travels take you to PEI.

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Nepean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was looking for a great way to get a "Maritime experience" and Mark and Cody definitely gave us just that! They are awesome fisherman and very friendly. They made our trip to PEI very memorable! I would recommend a journey into the deep blue with these two!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Mike is a real lobster fisherman and runs this charter under an educational license. He gave a fun and fact-filled Lobster Facts presentation. We got out to the crab trap, which one of the guests hooked and pulled on board. We got to handle a crab and a starfish. Then very bad weather came in. Mike decided it was best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Topnotch treatment by Mark and Cody for a special evening cruise. Educational details of lobster fishing and conservation efforts in PEI drawn from their years of fishing expertise were great and the chance to get up close and personal with rock crabs and a four pound lobster made us wish our grandkids were with us for the experience. Their special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

PEI is such a great place and the tour with Mark and Cody was the absolute highlight of our trip. I learned a lot about the fishing industry and lobsters. Mark and Cody were super friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed Mark's style of presenting. Dinner was great and the views were awesome too. I think I prefer cold lobster now!... More 

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