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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our 2 1/2 hour trip was not just a tour of the harbor but a humorous trip. They are working fishermen and explained so much about how they work, the rules they must follow to protect the fishing area, and the expense of running a lobster boat, It was fun for my wife and I.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a really fun day! Mark and Cody were fantastic hosts and very engaging. This is a MUST do adventure for anyone visiting PEI, and the meal near the end of the trip is delicious! Thank you Mark and Cody for the wonderful trip!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Mark and Lucas (brothers) were our guides on this 2 1/2 hour trip. It was not just a tour of the harbor. They are working fishermen and explained so much about how they work, the rules they must follow to protect the fishing area, the expense of running a lobster boat, even the anatomy of the lobster, It was fun... More

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Brooklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the Top Notch tour with Mark and Cody with the whole family, everyone loved it including my 3 year old son. They are friendly, knowledgable and very welcoming. It is hands on for the kids and informative for the adults. I would highly recommend this to anyone travelling to PEI.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Charlottetown has a lot to offer. We are just very fortunate to have chosen to go with Mark and Cody on the Lobster tour... We took the afternoon tour today with the Lobster meal onboard. We can't say enough about how great this experience was. Mark and Cody go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. It is obvious... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this adventure during our trip to Charlottetown, it was the highlight of the trip. Our guides were very engaging and provided very interesting information about the lobster and crab fishing industries. We enjoyed the meal on the boat in a quiet area of the bay. In all it was a great afternoon.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a superb time on this tour, Mark and his wife were lovely hosts and answered all of our questions. Not only do you get a great experience but they also teach you a great deal about the fishing industry in PEI and the Maritimes as a whole and the lifestyle of being a lobster fisherman. I would recommend... More

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British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This trip was both educational and fun! It exceeded my expectations as the tour guys Mark and Cody were both extremely knowledgeable about lobster fishing and the industry. They shared their knowledge and answered all questions easily. Top Knotch is a working lobster boat which added to the experience. The boat was immaculately clean and we were served a great... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We chose to go on a day that ended up being a rainy grey day. We had a great time hooking traps, learning about the lobster lifecycle and efforts to maintain the Atlantic waters for crab, tuna and lobster. Mark and Cody had some delicious lobsters ready for us, which we enjoyed with some tasty local beer. It's literally a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Read the literature, read the on-line reviews - was curious to see if the 'top notch' name lived up to expectations. It did - and exceeded them all. A smart, intelligent, fun and hands-on tour just off the coast of Charlottetown. The crew didn't hesitate to also ensure that our son's nut-allergy would and did not impact his experience (Thank... More

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