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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 28 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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The trip on the lobster fishing boat was a great experience. It was educational and tasty! We are very glad we booked with them. It is a good trip for the young as well as adults. Mark and Cody and friendly to our environment and conserve the riches of the ocean. You must take this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When you sign up for these excursions, sometimes you don't know what you are going to get. Mark and Patty-Lynn were wonderful hosts that provided a lot of excellent information and understanding of lobster fishing. Our son enjoyed taking the wheel and helping to hook one of the traps. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I saw this was one of the top things to do in Charlottetown and with a perfect score from all reviewers I had to see for my self. Im not a big fan of lobster, but my sister is and I wanted to take her to see them be caught, and eat a nice lobster dinner. It was everything we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The name speaks for itself! They were very helpful from the time we will inquire. Mark and Cody were really amazing and very funny. The tour explains everything about lobster fishing. The dinner at their fishing boat is awesome. Very fun activity and a must do. Please be mindful of punctuality , a lot of people book this tour. They... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We are from Boston, read about Top Notch and decided to try it. Wonderful evening....Mark and Cody were fantastic hosts. We lucked out and had our own private tour. Learned so much about PEI and the fishing industry. They were fun and informative. We had turns hauling in the traps, driving the boat and learning about their family business. I... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have vacationed in PEI a number of times, but this was my first time on a lobster boat. Mark and Cody are true Maritime Canadian "Beauty's". We truly enjoyed the adventure of Lobster "fishing". This was an informative and fun morning and loved meeting Larry the Lobster. I will definitely do the trip again but will include the lobster... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We travelled from Australia to Prince Edward Island and upon reading the reviews on Trip Advisor of Top Notch Tours we had to check it out. Mark and Cody were great hosts and was an entertaining evening. My 7 year old boy had a ball and he felt very important when he got to drive the boat and help haul... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our group of 10 from Winnipeg, MB loved this excursion! Tweens to seniors, we all had a great time. We learned and laughed with Cody and Mark, our two friendly and fun hosts. They truly go the extra mile to include everyone. I'd highly recommend Top Notch Charters to anyone heading to PEI - absolutely not to be missed.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When researching our trip to the Maritimes, I saw this come up as the best excursion to go on in PEI. And boy was it ever! This was the biggest highlight (from a long list of many) on our Atlantic Canada trip. We booked an evening cruise online and lucked out by getting a nice sunny day. Mark and Cody... More

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The highlight of our trip to PEI was the evening cruise on the TOP NOTCH. Mark & Cody provided a wonderful entertaining and informative cruise. We not only enjoyed the scenic boat cruise but thoroughly enjoyed learning about the lobster/crab industry on the island. Very informative to see how these fisherman love their jobs and care about their industry and... More

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