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Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions

2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
902-626-6689
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Ranked #1 of 30 Activities in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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 « less
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Unlike the SS Minnow this three hour tour starts and ends well. Great tour, great people, great lobster and great stories. I got to steer the ship and saw how difficult it is to keep it on course. Everyone on the ship was nice and seemed to be having a good time and best of all, the lobster was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

From the moment I booked our boat trip and talked to Patti-Lynn on the phone, she made us feel welcome and like family. Then we met Mark and Cody at the boat the day of our trip and they welcomed us the same way...like family. We have never had such an excellent experience!! From the wealth of information that they... More

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Orangeville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Mark was so well prepared and so passionate about his fishing industry which made for a great tour. We all learned so much not only about the fishing industry but also about PEI. The eastern hospitality is so welcoming. Really enjoyed our tour and this is one memory we will never forget. Thank you!

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Toronto Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Such a great evening out on the water with Mark and Cody! We learned so much and appreciate their efforts to educate us about conservation, lobster, crabs and anything else we asked about. It's easy to see they are passionate about fishing and life in PEI. The lobster they served us was the best I had on the island (and... More

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