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Address: 1688 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305-289-8999
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Top Notch offers a variety of fishing trips year round seven days a...

Top Notch offers a variety of fishing trips year round seven days a week. We accommodate one to twelve passengers. Offshore, reef, wreck, bay, and flats fishing available to target dolphin, tuna, sailfish, snapper, grouper, kingfish, cobia, tarpon, bonefish, permit, barracuda and sharks. Also have swordfish trips and night fishing. Very experienced in tournaments, we specialize in light tackle, all live bait. Use custom rods with top of the line reels. Fully licensed and insured!

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Always Awsome

Have gone out for the past 5 years with Shelby and Ariel. We have always had a great time. On one trip it was quite choppy but still we managed to catch 2 70+ pound amberjacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2011
Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Have gone out for the past 5 years with Shelby and Ariel. We have always had a great time. On one trip it was quite choppy but still we managed to catch 2 70+ pound amberjacks, some snapper and on the way back a bunch of barracuda for fun. Always a great time! Gonna try to come down for new... More 

Thank allergyfl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

My family which includes an 11 year old daughter and a 14 year old son went fishing on Top Notch Chaters on June 13th. This was a birthday present for my son. Capt. Ariel and Mike were great. They worked with my entire my on what to do when trying to catch a fish and what to do once the... More 

Thank truckerNc
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

This was by far the best fishing experience I have had in Florida. Captain Ariel is a great fisherman, hands down. I suggest a full day, split in two. First go to the reef so that everyone can have a great opportunity to catch a couple fish. Then spend the second half deep sea fishing, as there is a greater... More 

Thank Kevin A
Rural Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

My wife and I went out with Captain Ariel May 26 for a half day in the morning. I told him that we were new to ocean fishing and wanted to catch something that we could eat. Within 45 minutes he and first mate Reid put us on a school of dolphin. It was incredible! We caught 19 between us... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

Five of us went out on Top Notch, Capt Ariel on April 7th , 6 hour trip. We had a great day. Approx 50 Mahi Mahi , 23 keepers. He is a great Captain and a good guy. We will be back in Marathon next May and hope to do even better. We won't use anyone but Ariel. Thanks Captain.... More 

Thank JohnB371
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

I set my parents and their friends up for a half day fishing trip with Top Notch Fishing. I looked at quite a few different companies from the web. I can see why their named Top Notch (they live up to it, that's for sure). My parents and friends said it was their favorite thing they did while in Florida.... More 

Thank Husker-fan69
Burke, VA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

My wife and I have been to the Keys several times but this was the first time we have done a charter fishing trip. I chose Top Notch based on the reviews on this website and booked a 3/4 day trip with Captain Ariel. We could not have made a better choice. We caught plenty of snapper and grouper, a... More 

Thank KevinB52
Marathon, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

Been coming to marathon for 13 years now. Tried just about every boat and captain on the island, some were good but none as good as captain Ariel. We always have a great time and catch lots of big fish. The boat is very comfortable and the captain is fun professional and patient.

Thank Chaseitel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

When calling around places to stay in Marathon I asked about fishing charters. Of the five I called four recommended Top Notch. I called Janet and explained that my husband is legally blind and only sees partially out of his left eye. She arranged for Paul to go out with Ariel, just the two of them..They caught lot of fish... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Great weekend retreat. I recently had the pleasure of going on a Top Notch fishing charter with 3 friends. Our charter captain (Ariel) really knew what he was doing, we caught tuna and dolphin (not the porpoise, Mahi). The fishing was phenomenal and the attentiveness of the captain to every detail made for an amazing trip. If you are looking... More 

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