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Address: 107 N. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Phone Number: 386-427-5393
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Description: Located in Beautiful New Smyrna Beach, a 15 minute drive from Daytona...
Located in Beautiful New Smyrna Beach, a 15 minute drive from Daytona Beach and 55 from Orlando. The Pastime is a large 100 foot long fully air-conditioned fishing vessel with all the latest electronics.If you have never been deep sea fishing before or are an experienced angler you've come to the right place.A day of deep sea fishing on the Pastime Princess is great fun for everyone. We cater to the first timer as well as the seasoned veteran. Everyone was a first timer once and we understand that you may not know which end of the fishing rod to hold ( well I guess everyone knows that but you get my point). Hey, fishing isn't brain surgery, if it was you would need a brain surgeon.
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Had a great time, caught lots of fish.

My wife and I went on this trip in January. We were lucky to have such a nice day, sunny and warm. It was a pretty long trip out to the fishing area, but once we got there it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2013
davestud
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this was my first experience fishing on a "head boat" with 40-50 other fisherman. The craft was well equipped and staffed. I used the house equipment which was suitable and functional. We went out around 20 miles and fished 3 different structures. Everyone caught lots of fish and the crew was courteous and attentive. They worked hard to help everyone.... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I went on this trip in January. We were lucky to have such a nice day, sunny and warm. It was a pretty long trip out to the fishing area, but once we got there it was nearly non-stop fishing action! We must have caught 30 fish each of various species. A lot were out of season,... More 

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captgeorgejr, Owner at Pastime Princess, responded to this review

David Thanks for the kind words. It is sad that NOAA has shut Black Sea Bass when there are so many of them. Same thing goes for Red Snapper. There is an emergency meeting in March to open up black sea bass. We all have our fingers crossed that they finally do the right thing. More 

Port orange
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband had been on the boat in the past. It was my first time It was fun, but will check the weather before we go again because it was very windy and choppy. Will try to go again on a less windy day. Wasn't able to keep anything we caught but that's ok because we went out to eat... More 

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captgeorgejr, Owner at Pastime Princess, responded to this review

Linda Thank You for your honest review. We try not to go out in bad weather but sometimes you just don't know if it's going to be too rough. The weatherman says one thing and when you get out there it's completely different. In the last 3 months we have only sailed 12 trips and have canceled 33 so you... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

No 'Deep sea fishing' here, only tip-greedy rednecks who won't give a damn if you get seasick! They walked by my wife and I, both obviously sick and never said one word....including the captain! This was such a miserable experience....1.5 hours out to nowhere, the lines would touch bottom, get tangled. Didn't bother telling us it was off-season and we... More 

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captgeorgejr, Owner at Pastime Princess, responded to this review

Tony You tried to get a refund because you got sea sick and when we did not do that, you come on here and call my very hard working crew names and make stuff up. 1)There are hundreds of different types of fish in our local waters, some are closed and some are not. If you want to know whats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Mates on board were awesome very helpful very nice and captain put us in some great spots. Will diff go again, signed stringer 37

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I bought this on groupon in May for a party of 5 (me, my son, his two friends and their mom - none of us with much fishing experience.) So the first warning is THEY HAVE HUGE RESTRICTIONS ON GROUPON USE. The boat fits 100 (note: it seemed pretty crowded yesterday with only 60 on it) and they only allow... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was such a fun day - we paid for the 10 hour trip on Sunday 9/2/12 and the captain and crew couldn't have been better. A great day on the water, thanks to mother nature but they crew made it that much more enjoyable. They were so attentive to us and were very patient with all the inexperienced fishermen/women.... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I live local to this fishing operation and bought a groupon for this trip. This boat is your typical tourist head bout fishing operation. I really can't say anything great about the operation because it is what it is, neither any better or worse then any other area head boats. About the only bad thing I would mention is that... More 

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Nowata, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We had a great trip today, even if I didn't catch any keepers! Thank you to the Capt and all crew! You all were so great. Very helpful, patient and pleasant. July 10, 2012

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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Pastime Princess advertises on half off depot to buy coupons at $32-$40 to use for fishing trips. I bought last Nov for a trip I was planning June 2012. I called in Nov 2011 to make reservations and told I didn't need to make them. So when I went to Florida to go fishing I was told that the CAPITAN... More 

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captgeorgejr, Owner at Pastime Princess, responded to this review

You are a liar. We took half off depot coupons all summer long. More 

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