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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #28 & #29, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 727-365-7931
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Great half-day fishing

We went out for a half-day trip with Captain Mike. There were 3 of us, my wife and I with out 9 year old son. We were all complete novices. We didn't waste any time getting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015

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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We went out for a half-day trip with Captain Mike. There were 3 of us, my wife and I with out 9 year old son. We were all complete novices. We didn't waste any time getting started. Jumped on the boat and headed out. He showed us everything we needed to do and as soon as we got out to... More 

Thank biodtl916
Menominee, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Our party of 2 went on a 4 hr. shark fishing charter in November (past peak season), and we were not disappointed! After hooking up a small spinner shark that got off, I hooked up a 400+ lb. Goliath Grouper that took 38 minutes to bring boatside. After catch and release of that monster, my buddy hooked up a 5... More 

Thank Larry N
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were 6 friends taking a 4 hour fishing charter. It was such fun thanks to Captain Mike. The fish kept biting and it was great even for us girls who were more interested in enjoying the sea, sunshine and a few lemonades (!). The boat was immaculate and roomy with all necessary facilities. We had been with Above Average... More 

Thank Dr-Mustang-Sally
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We took a four hour afternoon charter with Captain Mike. From the minute we started fishing he kept us fishing solid for nearly the whole time. We caught 90 fish. We threw some back because there were just too many to keep. My husband got a shark in the boat and I got about a ten pound king mackerel in... More 

Thank Kbmwv
Clearwater, Florida
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I'm a local in Clearwater. When we first moved down here, we went out on a few trips with Captain Mike, never came back empty handed, and always had a great time. Captain Mike was always right there, doing whatever he could to make sure everything went smoothly. Took fish off and re-baited hooks, like bang! bang! Since then, we've... More 

Thank Michael F
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We had a great time with Captain Rich! He made sure we got the best bang for our buck by locating good spots where fish were biting. We caught 15 Spanish Mackerel, and a bit of a tan! After, we took pictures we then went to a place where we could get our fresh catch cooked up for lunch, which... More 

Thank Carlie R
Williston, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband and I signed up for a half day charter, just one day before our trip. Helen was quick to call us back and even helped match us with another couple so we were able to split expenses. From start to finish the service and trip was very professional, but more importantly, Captain Richard was very personable and made... More 

Thank Sharon S
Easley, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife took a trip out with captain Rich and had a blast. Caught fish the entire time mainly Spanish mackerel roughly 15, bonito, one jack fish and one barracuda. Very nice boat (very clean) and compfortable. Would defiantly book another trip with Richard.

Thank btjennings
Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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216 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Despite some less than stellar weather and a couple who had issues with the choppy water, this was a great day. Six hour excursion that was well worth it. Captain Mike did a great job....moving the boat several times to ensure we had a good catch. 7 red grouper and 14 grunts later we headed home. Highly recommended. Thanks Mike...and... More 

Thank ClearwaterJen
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Booked a half day private charter for me my wife, 13 year old son and 9 year old daughter. Plan was to troll for Spanish mackerel and Barracuda but the weather (wall to wall thunder storms on the day we fished) and erratic fishing put pay to that so Capt. Mike took us to a safe but likely spot about... More 

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